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  • Lockport man charged with theft from Water District payment drop box

    A Lockport man has been charged with theft after being caught on video stealing from a payment drop box at the office of the Lafourche Parish Water District #1 in Lockport.Anthony Domangue, 60, was identified by several individuals after surveillance video of the incident was posted on Tuesday.In May 2018, officials at the Water District received calls from customers who claimed to have made payments which were never received by the water district. In each case, the payment was dropped off in th...

  • Holy Rosary Catholic School in Larose has new principal

    Suzanne D. Troxclair, diocesan superintendent of Catholic Schools, has announced that Cathy Long has been appointed as the new principal of Holy Rosary Catholic School in Larose for the 2018-2019 school year.Long earned a bachelor of science degree in education, a master’s degree in educational administration plus 30 hours, and a specialist in education degree in administration and supervision from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.During her career, she has served as an assistant pro...

  • If cut, Kennedy says he'll try to save Louisiana food stamps

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, June 10-13

    JUNE 10, 2018Golden Meadow Police DepartmentRichanna Greene, 30, Golden Meadow. Contempt of court.Louisiana State PoliceThomas Stansbury, 29, Vidor, TX. D.W.I.-2nd offense (Bac .08 to .15) (Misd).Thibodaux Police DepartmentQuentin Williams, 35, Thibodaux.

  • Raceland Man Taken into Federal Custody for Illegal Firearm Possession

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies assisted federal agents in the apprehension of a Raceland man for a federal firearms possession violation. Samuel Luck, 40, was arrested on Wednesday, June 13 by agents of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.Over the past 18 months, Luck has had multiple encounters with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Thibodaux Police Department.

  • Brain-eating amoeba found again in Louisiana water district

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found again in Terrebonne Parish.The Courier reports independent testing returned positive results for Naegleria fowleri, which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, in Pointe-aux-Chenes. The Terrebonne Consolidated Waterworks District issued the notification Sunday and has temporarily switched to a different disinfectant to kill the organism.Last June, Terrebonne Parish's water system tested positive for...

  • Suicide rates increase in Louisiana, across nation

    Suicide rates in Louisiana have increased by more than 29 percent since 1999, following a larger nationwide trend, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Louisiana joins 48 other states that saw increases across gender, age groups, and race and ethnicity. The state’s suicide rate ranks 27th in the nation, according to the report, which analyzed data from 1999 to 2016.Terrebonne Parish had 14 suicides last year, and Lafourche Parish had 17.The appar...

  • Louisiana's latest tax special session to begin June 18

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling lawmakers back to the Louisiana Capitol on June 18 for the third special session this year aimed at replacing expiring taxes, hoping he can broker a deal with House GOP leaders to avoid deep budget cuts looming in three weeks.The Democratic governor Friday outlined the dates and parameters for the 10-day special session, which must end by June 27.

  • News in Brief- June 13, 2018

    Gas prices remain steady with average of $3.01 per gallon

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. has remained relatively steady for the past three weeks with a national average of $3.01 per gallon.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that a drop in crude prices has not been seen at the pump.

  • Louisiana lawmakers shield their budget from chopping block

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