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  • Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in Gulf of Mexico

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life."A major factor contributing to the large dead zone this year is the abnormally high amount of spring rainfall in many parts of the Mississippi River watershed," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a news release Monday. That led to record amounts of water carrying large amounts of fertilizer and oth...

  • Council rejects jail health care contract

    The Lafourche Parish Council rejected a bid for health care services for the parish jail Tuesday night, forcing the administration to advertise again for bids with less than 30 days before the current contract expires.The council voted 4-3 on the new contract with Quality Correctional Health, which failed for a lack of at least five members in support. Those voting against were Councilmen Jerry Jones, Jerry Lafont and Daniel Lorraine. Council members Michael Gros and Luci Sposito were absent.The...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, June 8-12

    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.

  • 25 officers injured in Memphis after marshals kill fugitive

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood.People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser community in north Memphis.

  • News in Brief- June 12, 2019

    Average US price of gas drops 9 cents per gallon to $2.84

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 9 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks, to $2.84.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that lower crude oil prices contributed to the drop at the pump.The price is 17 cents lower than what it was a year ago.The highest average price in the nation is $3.94 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.The lowest ...

  • Cut off man gets 17 years on weapons charges

    A 37-year-old Lafourche Parish man convicted on weapons charges was sentenced to 17 years in prison, prosecutors said last week.Following three days of testimony, a 12-member jury found Cut Off resident Jason Orgeron guilty on April 22 of possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon as a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm.Last week District Judge Steven Miller handed down the 17-year sentence.Orgeron was arrested Oct. 31, 2017, in connection to a home burglary, prosecut...

  • Lawmakers lock Louisiana into spending hikes for the future

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Flush with new cash in an election year, Louisiana lawmakers got generous, passing pay raises and boosted spending plans, but the full bill won't come due until later years.Despite improved revenue collections, the Legislature didn't have enough money to cover all the items on its wish list. Rather than say no to officials and constituencies back home, lawmakers who ended their regular session Thursday backloaded some spending plans to hit after the new term...

  • Agencies partner on restoration project

    Work to restore two barrier islands and one barrier headland in the Terrebonne Basin is expected to begin in 2020.The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management signed an agreement recently to use sand from federal waters to restore about 1,400 acres of habitat on Trinity-East Island, Timbalier Island and the West Belle Barrier Headland.“This project will directly restore the function of the Terrebonne Basin Barrier Islands and Wes...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, June 5-9

    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.

  • Analysis: No budget woes? La. lawmakers created other feuds

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Freed from the budget problems of prior years, Louisiana lawmakers found other things to bicker about in their just-ended session: abortion, sports betting, and even cauliflower rice and soy milk.But after years of angry battles over taxes and spending, even the most heated feuds of the 60-day session that ended Thursday seemed pretty low-key by comparison.One of the most contentious fights involved whether to legalize sports betting, an effort pushed for two years ...

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