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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018



Breaking News

  • Shrimpers seek more federal protection

    Local shrimpers complained Wednesday that they didn’t make any profits last month and the federal government needs to do more to help them.Speaking during the Louisiana Shrimp Association meeting at the American Legion Hall in Houma, shrimpers said import tariffs aren’t enough to protect their business. And foreign companies should not be able to sell shrimp in the U.S. if they are using banned antibiotics.“We’re being treated differently than other businesses that are in...

  • News in Brief- August 12, 2018

    13 years after Katrina, Dixie Beer returning to New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A warehouse in eastern New Orleans will be the new home of Dixie Beer, a nostalgia-evoking New Orleans brand that has been brewed out of state in the nearly 13 years since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to its landmark brewery near the city's business district.Dixie was established in 1907, survived prohibition and remained a New Orleans commercial icon over the decades despite financial troubles, a "bad b...

  • Federal agency downgrades hurricane forecast

    MIAMI -- The chances of a major hurricane happening this year have dropped dramatically, federal forecasters said Thursday.That upbeat revised prediction comes just as the Atlantic hurricane season typically heats up, with August, September and October historically producing the most and strongest storms.The reasons for the dwindling possibilities: Cooler surface temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, non-conducive wind patterns and warmer Pacific Ocean waters are creating a hostile environment for...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, August 6-8

    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 proved guilty. AUGUST 6, 2018Thibodaux Police DepartmentShelby Himel III, 38, Vacherie.

  • Compound suspects built in tiny off-the-grid community

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — They arrived at the start of winter to set up makeshift living quarters on the high-desert plains of northern New Mexico, amid a tiny community of off-the-grid homes on 10-acre lots.For a time, the newcomers appeared to adapt to life 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the nearest groceries in Amalia by installing solar electricity and stockpiling old tires — just like neighbors who used recycled materials for the region's signature "earthship" self-built ho...

  • South Lafourche Airport to design drainage improvements under FAA grant

    The South Lafourche Airport in Galliano recently received a portion of $25.6 million in grant money distributed in Louisiana from the Federal Aviation Administration.The grant was split between 13 airports in the state through the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The state is also matching more than $2.8 million for the program.The South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr. Airport will receive $54,000 to design drainage improvements that have hindered the south side of the airfie...

  • $100,000 unclaimed Powerball prize sold in Raceland set to expire Sept. 3

    BATON ROUGE – As of August 3, no one has stepped forward to claim a $100,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prize won on March 7, 2018. The winning ticket was purchased at Presto Fuel Center LLC in Raceland and is set to expire Sept. 3, 2018.The winning ticket matched four of the five white-ball numbers drawn and the red Powerball number to win $50,000.

  • News in Brief- August 8, 2018

    Audubon Zoo to redesign exhibit after jaguar escaped

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About two weeks after a jaguar escaped from the Audubon Zoo, ultimately killing nine other animals, the zoo has unveiled how builders plan to make the exhibit more secure.NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Valerio likely escaped by biting a hole into a woven stainless steel roof. The Audubon Nature Institute, which operates the zoo, says the redesign includes a larger gauge of steel cables, placed closer together.Zoo o...

  • History, Hollywood and voodoo all in a New Orleans cemetery

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If you've heard about New Orleans' famous cemeteries with their above-ground tombs, chances are you've heard about the gravesite of the so-called voodoo queen.Her name was Marie Laveau and she is buried in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

  • Centennial of the Diocese of Lafayette to feature 121 boat procession

    Come and celebrate the Centennial of the Diocese of Lafayette at the Fȇte-Dieu du Vermilion, Eucharistic Boat Procession up the Vermilion River, to take place on the Feast of the Assumption, Wednesday, August 15.All are invited to a Mass in French at 8 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville to begin the day.

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