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  • DWI Checkpoint Scheduled for Lafourche Parish

    A DWI Checkpoint on the evening of September 14, 2017, by the Louisiana State Police Troop C, at an undisclosed location in Lafourche Parish. The checkpoint will be manned by Louisiana State Police Troop C and local Law Enforcement Agencies as an ongoing proactive effort to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. Troopers will be using the Mobile Breath Alcohol Testing Unit to aid their efforts.The consequences of drinking and driving can be costly no matter how many drinks you have consumed....

  • Cut Off man arrested after making threats toward local department store

    Patrick Boudreaux, (age 60), of Cut Off was arrested by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies Friday, September 8, after making threats towards a local department store.At around 1:15 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to a department store located on LA Highway 3235 in Cut Off in reference to a former employee making threats. Deputies learned Patrick Boudreaux had called the store a few minutes earlier and threatened to kill everyone at the store.Boudreaux was apparently angry due t...

  • Irma weakens into a tropical storm but keeps causing misery

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma weakened into a still-dangerous tropical storm Monday as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida's northeastern corner, while rescuers in its long, soggy wake struggled to reach victims and learn the full extent of the damage.The storm engulfed nearly all of Florida, from the state's southernmost point up to the Georgia line, from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf side. It swamped homes, uprooted massive trees, flooded streets, cast bo...

  • Thibodaux murder suspect surrenders to deputies

    A Thibodaux man wanted for the murder of 29-year-old Deeric Raymond, of Raceland, has surrendered to deputies.Brhian Thomas (age 37) has been booked on a warrant for Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Raymond which occurred early Monday morning.At around 1:25 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, deputies responded to a shooting in Solar Trailer Park in Thibodaux.

  • $291M cost prompts new look at Louisiana college program

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With Louisiana's much-beloved free college tuition program costing nearly $300 million a year, lawmakers are at odds over how to stabilize the expense and whether the state can afford to keep paying for thousands to attend college each year.They have repeatedly disagreed over how — and whether — to rein in the TOPS program, even as financially-strapped Louisiana has grappled with years of budget gaps. So, they created a legislative study group, which...

  • LDWF asking hunters, anglers, boaters to help limit coastal cane die-off

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are asking the public not to move any roseau cane, either on purpose or in debris on their boats.Several state agencies are asking waterfowl hunters, anglers and boaters to take several steps because cane has been dying along the coast. A tiny invasive insect called roseau cane scale has been found in 11 parishes and may be contributing to the die-off.A news release asks boaters not to tie up their boats to roseau cane, to remove all cane debri...

  • Louisiana high schoolers perform below national ACT average

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's high school students performed below the national average on the ACT college readiness test.Figures released Thursday by the Iowa group that administers the test show the latest average score among all states was 21. Louisiana's average was 19.5.The test measures how students perform in English, reading, math and science.

  • Golden Meadow man arrested on multiple charges

    Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre and Golden Meadow Chief of Police Reggie Pitre announced the arrest of Murray Hebert Jr. (age 34) of Golden Meadow on Sunday, Sept. 3.Hebert was arrested following a domestic incident where he struck a woman and children and doused the woman with gasoline.At around 7 p.m.

  • Galliano man arrested for first-degree rape of a juvenile

    Charles Hebert (age 35) of Galliano was arrested Wednesday and charged with First Degree Rape of a juvenile.In mid-August, juvenile detectives opened an investigation after a victim came forward with allegations of being raped by Hebert. The victim claimed being raped multiple times with the first instance occurring approximately 13 years ago when the victim was a juvenile.Hebert was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on the charge of First Degree Rape. His bond is se...

  • Judge unseals document in Lockport murder case

    A Thibodaux judge Tuesday agreed to allow public access to the defense’s request for a new trial in a Lockport triple murder case.A jury on Oct. 30 unanimously convicted David Brown, 39, of Houma, of killing 29-year-old Jacquelin Nieves and her daughters, 7-year-old Gabriela and 1-year-old Izabela. Brown stabbed all three victims, raped Jacquelin and Gabriela and set the family’s apartment on fire Nov.

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