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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Breaking News

  • California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked.

  • South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold that killed 15 people

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region.For the third straight night, state troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow that hit a wide swath of the South melts and refreezes in the early hours Friday. After sunrise, forecasters said, a major warmup would be on the way.

  • Project to reinforce levees from Lockport to Larose

    The North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District (NLLD) will begin reinforcing levees from Valentine to Larose next month.NLLD awarded the construction contract for the first phase of the project for $2.9 million, nearly $900,000 under budget and significantly less than the $3.8 million originally estimated for the levee improvements.The district aims to strengthen Reaches C4, C5 and D1 of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Levee Project, which are located near Valentine an...

  • Former inmates grateful for early release

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — While many complained about the unusually cold weather that chilled southern Louisiana to the bone recently, Schriever resident Derrick Young said he cherished every second of it.After being released from jail, Young has come to appreciate every day of freedom no matter what the weather does."It was great seeing my family during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's," the 38-year-old former inmate said. "It's been a good experience."Young was ...

  • Burglary investigations result in three arrests

    Recent burglary investigations have resulted in three arrests. Ronald Usea Jr (age 48) of Des Allemands was arrested Monday and faces 17 counts of burglary in addition to other charges. Clint Price (age 22), and Nicholas Domangue (age 22), both of Gray, also face two counts of burglary in a separate investigation.In late October 2017, deputies had conducted an investigation into a business burglary wherein $2,500 had been stolen from a Des Allemands business over the course of 14 separate burgla...

  • Five more arrested for burglaries

    Five more individuals have been charged in connection to multiple burglary investigations. This follows the arrest of three men for burglaries this past weekend.Jaquan Cooper (age 19) of Raceland has been arrested in connection to a convenience store burglary which occurred on December 27, 2017 on LA Highway 1 in Raceland. Deputies previously arrested Dante Hester (age 25) of Raceland after he admitted to his involvement in the crime.Through further investigation, Cooper was developed as a secon...

  • College leaders sound the alarm on Louisiana budget 'cliff'

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's higher education leaders are ramping up pressure on state lawmakers, seeking a decision on taxes soon to avert months of financial uncertainty and a last-minute debate before a massive budget shortfall hits.About $1 billion in temporary sales taxes enacted by lawmakers in 2016 are set to expire July 1 when the new budget year begins."We are asking our legislators, please, to firm up the bottom line for higher education, no matter what that looks...

  • Bedroom fire kills 1, critically injures 1

    MONTEGUT, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a 79-year-old man is dead and a 43-year-old man is critically injured after a fire that apparently started in a bedroom and spread to the whole mobile home.Fire officials tell The Daily Comet and KATC-TV that the trailer home in Montegut was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.The dead man is identified as Ernest Paul Lebouef.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Jan. 13-17

    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. Al accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • Nicholls named a top five college in Louisiana

    Nicholls State University has been named one of the top universities and colleges in Louisiana in an inaugural report by College Consensus.A new, online college review aggregator, College Consensus combines rankings from respected college ranking publishers with student reviews to create their unique rating system.“While it is no surprise to us that Nicholls is among the best universities in the region and the state, it is gratifying to see the hard work of our faculty, staff and students ...

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Sunday, January 21, 2018