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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018



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  • Zero for the Holidays campaign kicks off

    One of the hardest responsibilities for a state trooper is knocking on someone’s door and telling them their loved one was killed by a drunk driver, Capt. Frank Besson said.“No mother, no father, no brother, no sister, aunt or uncle should ever have to hear that, especially when it comes to an impaired driver,” the Louisiana State Police Troop C commander said. “These crashes are totally preventable.”Troop C and the South Central Regional Safety Coalition kicked off...

  • Crime Stoppers tip leads to vehicle burglary arrest

    A tip submitted to Crime Stoppers Bayou Region led to an arrest for recent vehicle burglaries that have been going on in the Raceland area. Tyler Holmes, 20, of Thibodaux, is charged with several counts of burglary and attempted burglary.On October 19, detectives began investigating a string of burglaries and attempted burglaries of vehicles along Aspen Drive and Elm Drive in Raceland. A male suspect was captured on several surveillance cameras burglarizing or attempting to burglarize vehicles o...

  • Owners say pipeline close to operational; opponents press on

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Owners of an oil pipeline under construction in south Louisiana say the 162-mile-long (260.7-kilometer) project is almost 90 percent complete and will be in service soon, despite numerous protests and multiple court battles."We anticipate being in service by the end of the year," Alex Daniel, a spokesman for Energy Transfer Partners, said in an email this week — days before a state judge in rural St. Martin Parish in southwest Louisiana was to hear the la...

  • Other Council action

    In other action from this week’s Lafourche Parish Council public meetings (all votes unanimous except where noted):From Monday, November 12:-- Passed a resolution approving Anthony J. Alford Insurance Corp. for employee health, dental, and vision coverage with United Healthcare effective January 1, 2019 for all full time employees-- Passed a resolution approving Anthony J.

  • News in Brief- November 18, 2018

    State once again breaks record for most adoptions in year

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Department of Children and Families has again set a record for the most adoptions in a year, with more than 900 children finding permanent homes last year.Citing a press release, the Advocate reports 912 children were adopted into permanent homes by 631 families from October 2017 through the end of September. That's up from the previous record of 771 foster children adopted by 548 families ...

  • Council votes to abolish parish wide recreation system

    The Lafourche Parish Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday to abandon its two-year old parish wide system of recreation, reverting back to individual board districts.Councilmen Daniel Lorraine and Jerry Lafont voted against the ordinance.The problem now is that, after two years of the parish wide system, all but one of the four millage drawing districts — Lockport, Raceland, Bayou Blue and Gheens -- have had their millages expire.Those communities chose to fund their recreation districts through a ...

  • Council agrees with Administration — ratifies insurance plan

    In a unanimous move by the Lafourche Council, the parish and its employees will benefit from thousands of dollars in savings in 2019 through the selection of a new insurance provider.Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle’s proposal to use coverage by Anthony J. Alford Insurance Corporation over longtime insurer Arthur J. Gallagher Benefit Services of Thibodaux was approved by affirmative vote of all nine council members at a Monday, November 12 special public meeting,Although Byron Landry and B...

  • Audit: Louisiana may have misspent $85M in Medicaid program

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department may have spent as much as $85 million over 20 months for people enrolled in the Medicaid expansion program who didn't qualify for the government-financed coverage, according to an audit released Tuesday.Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office found problems with the agency's infrequent use of wage data from the state labor department to determine eligibility.The report says since Gov. John Bel Edwards expanded the sta...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 11-14

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.NOVEMBER 11, 2018Thibodaux Police DepartmentAkieba Coler, 26, Thibodaux.

  • APNewsBreak: Landry to run for re-election, not governor

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday that he won't challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards in next year's governor's race, choosing instead to run for re-election as the state's chief legal officer after significantly raising the profile of the job.The Republican attorney general ended speculation about his 2019 election plans in an interview with The Associated Press, saying he'll seek a second term in his current role and removing his ...

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