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Wednesday, February 13, 2019



Breaking News

  • Teen arrested in Lockport shooting

    A 17-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a shooting Sunday night in the Rita community of Lockport that resulted in another man’s death. Jyairus Folse, of Lockport, was charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Alton Adams of Bayou Blue.Folse is also charged with six counts of attempted murder – one count for each person inside the residence during the shooting.At around 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to a call of a shooting in the 1...

  • News in Brief- February 13, 2019

    Grocery ad sent to Arkansas stores says 'Heaven has a wall'

    CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — A grocery store chain is facing criticism after it sent out a weekly ad to stores in Arkansas and Louisiana that included the message: "Heaven has a wall."The Mac's Cashsaver ad was distributed in the Arkansas cities of Camden, Magnolia and El Dorado, and in northern Louisiana.The front page of the ad featured promotions for food products and included the text: "Heaven has a wall, a ga...

  • Two charged in connection to thefts in Raceland

    A Raceland man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection to thefts in the Raceland area. Marvin Sevier, 28, of Raceland and a 16-year-old juvenile male both face theft charges.Since December 2018, detectives had been investigating a string of thefts in the area of LA Highway 652 and North Service Road in Raceland. Several high-value items were stolen, including an ATV, boat motors, and several other items.During the course of the investigation, detectives had identified Sevier and the te...

  • Louisiana's Medicaid expansion reaches 500K, still growing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program continues to add more people to the taxpayer-financed health insurance rolls, topping 500,000 enrollees this year and growing at a pace unexpected by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration.The Louisiana Department of Health expected a steeper slowdown in enrollment nearly three years after the Democratic governor expanded Medicaid to cover more nonelderly adults, as allowed under the federal health overhaul.Instead, agen...

  • Cut Off businessman facing additional charges

    A Cut Off business owner arrested for Felony Theft in January faces additional charges as the investigation continues.Kristian “Kris” Gaudet, 45, was initially arrested for two counts of Felony Theft. Additional charges were filed Friday including multiple counts of Money Laundering, Racketeering, Exploitation of the Infirmed, and five more counts of Theft.This investigation is continuing in coordination with the FBI, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office, and the Fra...

  • Governor inspects area’s levee system

    Gov. John Bel Edwards spent an afternoon last week in and above Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes to gather information on the Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane protection system and also to bring a bit of good news.Edwards was briefed by local levee officials on the progress of the massive project, a 98-mile lock, levee and floodgate system designed to protect 150,000 residents of Terrebonne and Lafourche as well as 1,700 square miles of wetlands.The briefing took place at a luncheon held at the H...

  • Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.Republicans were desperate to avoid another bruising shutdown. They tentatively agreed Monday night to far less money for President Donald Trump's border wall than the White House's $5.7 billion wish list, settl...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Feb. 8-10

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. These individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

  • Analysis: Attacks begin early in Louisiana governor's race

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After the last Louisiana governor's race centered on prostitution allegations and questions of honesty and morality, voters might have hoped the competition for the job four years later would be slightly nicer.They'll get no such thing.Eight months ahead of the Oct. 12 primary, the name-calling and trash-talking has already started, in press releases and emails, on social media sites and in digital advertising.

  • Virginia Dems brace for 2020 political fallout from scandal

    The political crisis in Virginia threatens to turn a state that has trended Democratic back into a battleground, a development that could complicate the party's effort to defeat President Donald Trump next year.Three of the state's top Democrats are engulfed in a scandal that has shaken the state government. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring have admitted wearing blackface as young men in the 1980s.

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