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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Wednesday May 22, 2019



Breaking News

  • Golden Meadow man found guilty in rape of toddler

    A jury unanimously found a 26-year old Golden Meadow man guilty Thursday after hearing testimony and deliberating for less than an hour in District Judge Chris Boudreaux’s courtroom.Eric Matherne was found guilty of first-degree rape in the 2017 sexual assault of a 20-month old toddler. He now faces a mandatory life sentence without probation, parole or suspension of sentence.Jury selection wrapped up Tuesday and the trial began Wednesday morning with the jury finding him guilty before noo...

  • News in Brief- May 26, 2019

    Senate overwhelmingly backs pay raises for Louisiana judges

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's senators agreed Monday to a plan that could give the state's judges annual pay hikes of 2.5% for the next five years.The raises for 372 judges under Kenner Republican Sen. Danny Martiny's bill would start with the new budget year, July 1.

  • $9 minimum wage for Louisiana workers shelved, lacking votes

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans senator on Tuesday scrapped his latest bid to raise Louisiana's minimum wage, saying he doesn't have the votes for passage.It marked the fourth year of defeat for an effort backed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to boost the base pay for an estimated 200,000 workers.The proposal by Democratic Sen.

  • Parish officials urge citizens to sign up for new Emergency Notification System

    Lafourche Parish officials have announced a new emergency alert service immediately available to all residents. The new system is called “Everbridge” and allows citizens to sign up online to receive location-based notifications by a phone call or text message in the case of an emergency.Everbridge replaces the “CodeRED” system which has been used since 2016.All individuals who live, work, or attend school in Lafourche Parish are encouraged to sign up for emergency notific...

  • Flooding makes big 'dead zone' off Louisiana coast likely

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The year's widespread flooding has made it likely that a big, oxygen-starved "dead zone" off Louisiana's coast will form this summer, the head of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science said Thursday.Preliminary computer model runs "indicate a large to very large year," for the area where there's too little oxygen to support marine life, Steven Thur told the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force during a meeting livest...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest May 19 -23

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offences shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. MAY 19, 2019Thibodaux Police DepartmentHerbert Folse, 45, Thibodaux.

  • Abortion rights advocates rally on Capitol steps

    BATON ROUGE -- Abortion continues to top the legislative agenda this week as Louisiana lawmakers in the House Health and Welfare Committee supported several bills on Tuesday that would further regulate abortions in the state.Two key proposals would require abortion providers to give their patients detailed background information before performing an abortion and permit abortion facilities to report suspected human trafficking crimes to law enforcement.Both bills were sponsored by Sen. Beth Mizel...

  • Louisiana House ends death penalty ban debate without vote

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's annual debate over whether to abolish the death penalty appears to have ended, after a House lawmaker shelved his proposal Thursday without a vote.In a quiet, often emotional debate, House lawmakers discussed the legislation by Rep. Terry Landry, talking about exoneration rates and detailing murder cases.But after he made his closing argument, Landry — a New Iberia Democrat and former state police superintendent — didn't seek a vote o...

  • South Lafourche High School will hold its commencement exercise on Wednesday, May 22 in the SLHS Auditorium.

    This year’s class song was “Unwritten”; the class flower is the white rose; the class colors are Royal Blue and Silver; and the class motto is “Senior year…You only get one of these!”This year’s 2019 South Lafourche High School graduating seniors are:Allie Elizabeth Adams, Calysta Adams, Madison Bailey Adams, Spencer James Adams, Jenna Marie Alario, Ty Michael Allemand, Kylie Renee Angelle, Victoria Rose App, Garrett Michael Austin, Richard Will Autin, ...

  • Sheriff congratulates NSU Criminal Justice graduates

    Two Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office employees were among the first group of Criminal Justice degree graduates at Nicholls State University. Captain Lafate Day and Lieutenant Michael Beck Jr. each graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice on Saturday.Nicholls State University recently instituted a Bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice.

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