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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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  • School board puts sales tax on May 9 ballot

    Lafourche Parish voters will decide on a new half-cent sales tax on May 9 that would generate money for school employee salaries.Lafourche Parish School Board unanimously voted to pass a resolution calling for the special election during its meeting last Wednesday night.The new tax would be in addition to the current parish school sales tax of 2%. Overall, the parish sales tax ranges from 9.1-9.8%.Pay for Lafourche’s teachers ranks close to the bottom third in the state. A three-year pay f...

  • $1.25M to revise hurricane protection plans, cut cost

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government is reallocating $1.25 million to revise plans for a proposed south Louisiana hurricane protection project, two Republican congressmen from Louisiana said last Thursday.The revision will reflect construction in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes by local and state agencies and will also allow updated and more efficient designs, said a news release from U.S. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Garrett Graves.That should change the current est...

  • News in Brief- January 15, 2020

    Louisiana setting rules for island where pelicans nest

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is setting rules for a barrier island that's being restored to greatly increase the number of pelicans and other seabirds that can nest there.The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission made the island a wildlife refuge in November and approved rules for it last Thursday.It's taking comments through March 2 on the rules, which include no hunting, nighttime activities or vehicles ever and no publi...

  • Analysis: Little change across Edwards' cabinet for new term

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards started his second term Monday with no widespread upheaval among his Cabinet and staff, maintaining a largely steady administrative footprint across the agencies that oversee many state programs and services.Still, he needs to fill two critical health positions in his administration, and he could lose his chief budget adviser depending on how the Louisiana State University presidential search goes.While the Louisiana Legislature is aw...

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    LPSO searching for missing teen

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for public help to locate a missing 16-year-old girl - last seen in Galiano.Authorities are looking for Anyeli Lopez, 16. She was last seen at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night when she left her residence on West 107th Street in Galliano. The teen allegedly entered a white pickup truck with other individuals and the truck then headed southbound on La.

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    Lafourche Booking Log - January 12, 2020

    The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on January 12, 2020. See the full list below:Daily_Booking_Log_2020-01-13_00.00.18.pdf

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    Lafourche Booking Log - January 10 and January 11, 2020

    The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish in the past few days.To see those arrested on Jan. 10, click below: Daily_Booking_Log_2020-01-11_00.00.18.pdf To see those arrested on Jan. 11, click below: Daily_Booking_Log_2020-01-12_00.00.18.pdf

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    Nicholls grad, Houma native, well-known figure named vice-chair of LWFC for 2020

    A Nicholls graduate and Houma native was named vice-chair of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission for 2020. Jerri Smitko was named to the position during the Commission's January meeting in Baton Rouge.At the same meeting, Bill Hogan, of Ruston, was named chair of the LWFC. Smitko is a well-known figure locally. A graduate of Nicholls and then Tulane law school, she is an attorney and the owner of Smitko Law, APLC in Houma.Smitko was special legal counsel to Terrebonne C...

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    Felon wanted in Lafourche Parish

    A 30-year-old convicted felon is wanted by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.Sheriff Craig Were said he's asking for public help to locate Justin Paul Breaux, 30, of Gheens. Breaux has an outstanding warrant for his arrest with bail set around $100,000. Breaux has been arrested more than 10 times in Lafourche since 2008, mostly for crimes such as theft, burglary, possession of stolen property and battery .His last arrest was on May 22, 2018 when he was charged with possession of...

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    Incoming councilwoman ready to serve district she loves

    This weekend, Lafourche Parish Government will welcome a new president and several new council members to the parish’s leadership structure.Our area’s new lawmaker said she’s ready to fight to serve the interests of our people.Council-woman elect D’Lynn Boudreaux said she can’t wait to get started — a position she earned this past fall when she defeated Alces Adams in the general election. Boudreaux will hold the seat vacated by outgoing councilman Jerry LaFon...

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