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  • News in Brief- December 12, 2018

    Wife released after reporting she shot her abusive husband

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a woman who reported that she had fatally shot her husband has been released without charges.The shooting happened Friday night in Metairie. A statement Saturday from the Jefferson Sheriff's Office said the woman called shortly before 9 p.m.

  • Kyle Ardoin wins election for Louisiana secretary of state

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Kyle Ardoin has retained the Louisiana secretary of state's job he's been performing since May, winning a special election Saturday that was set in motion when his former boss stepped down in a sexual harassment scandal.Ardoin defeated Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup, a little-known candidate who significantly lagged in fundraising, to keep the position as state elections chief.The runoff election fills the remaining year of the term of Tom Schedler...

  • Voters elect school board members, renew taxes

    Lafourche voters Saturday filled the final three seats on the Lafourche Parish School Board and renewed property taxes for the next decade.In District 1, voters elected Christine Naquin “Tina” Babin (no party) with 526 votes (69 percent), defeating Pamela McCann (no party), who received 234 votes (31 percent). About 15.3 percent of registered voters in the district participated.In District 8, Tyler Dufrene (Republican) won with 426 votes (55 percent), defeating Republican Barry Uzee,...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Dec. 6-9

    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 proven guilty.  DECEMBER 6, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeJaleesa Carter, 30, Thibodaux.

  • Analysis: Louisiana governor's race finally taking shape

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican leaders have wanted to oust Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards ever since his long-shot victory in 2015, but the candidate field shaping up years later doesn't feature the prominent political figures once predicted.The biggest-name GOP contenders all have bypassed the 2019 governor's race, culminating with U.S.

  • Parish president changes nominee for administrator

    Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle has changed the person he’s nominating to serve as parish administrator.After first nominating Tommy Lasseigne for the position last week, Cantrelle announced Monday that he was changing the nomination to Rodney Doucet.“I don’t know. ... It’s just a guessing game; I didn’t know who would approve,” Cantrelle said about the change.The decision to change was not based on any criticism from the council, he said.Cantrelle ...

  • News in Brief- December 9, 2018

    Saints owner Gayle Benson pays off $100K in Walmart layaways

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson has paid off nearly $100,000 worth of layaway orders at a New Orleans Walmart.News outlets reported Tuesday that Benson has paid off more than 400 orders at the Tchoupitoulas Street store. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports a Saints spokesman says Benson made the gift on her own.Benson became the sole owner of both teams when her husband, Tom Benson, died in Ma...

  • Frank’s Supermarkets to sell three stores to Rouses

    David LeBoeuf, owner and president of Frank’s Supermarkets, announced Wednesday that after 40 years of business, he has decided to sell three of their four stores. Lockport, Larose and Golden Meadow are being purchased by another family-owned business with a long history in groceries, Thibodaux-based Rouses Markets.LeBoeuf is closing his Lockport location on Dec. 15.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Dec. 3-5

    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 proven guilty.DECEMBER 3, 2018Thibodaux Police DepartmentTodd Adams, 38, Thibodaux.

  • Airport improvement projects to cause temporary delays in coming months

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) would like to make those traveling near the South Lafourche Leonard J. Miller, Jr. Airport in Galliano aware of ongoing and upcoming improvement projects that will cause a series of temporary single lane closures through March, 2019.These projects include one for Airport Culvert Improvements and the other addressing Airport Entrance Road Improvements.The Airport Culvert Improvements being made will replace a pair of aging galvanized drainage pipes (wi...

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