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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Breaking News

  • Teacher pay raise gains traction

    With both the governor and House on board, local schools and education advocates believe teachers and support staff will see their first state-financed raises in years come 2019-20.Of the 69 school districts, Terrebonne Parish ranked 24th in average classroom teacher salary at $50,427 for 2017-18. Lafourche Parish’s average salary was $4,000 less and ranked No. 45, on the cusp of the bottom third in the state.The superintendents for both Terrebonne and Lafourche schools have cited their fu...

  • Scalise leads congressional talk on offshore drilling

    Flanked by six other members of congress, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise sat down with local oil industry and port representatives Tuesday to hear the issues facing the industry.The roundtable served as an introduction for six of the Republicans’ freshman House members from outside Louisiana: North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong, Kansas Rep. Ron Estes, Texas Rep.

  • Man charged with attempted insurance fraud after driving truck into canal

     A Galliano man has been charged with attempted insurance fraud after driving his truck into a canal. Joey Delaune was arrested after admitting to his involvement in the crime.On April 13, deputies responded to a complaint of a pickup truck being partially submerged in a canal behind West 151st Street in Galliano. At the time, the area was only accessible by off-road vehicle, and deputies conducted an initial investigation.

  • Easter - Think about it

    Easter is an exciting day for Christians around the world. Churches around the globe look forward to celebrating the resurrection of Christ.Clergy persons look forward to a one day larger attendance. Church choirs and music programs try to shine brighter and give their best effort.

  • Early voting begins Saturday for May 4 election

    Early voting begins this Saturday, April 20, and will run through next Saturday, April 27, for an election set for May 4, with the exception of Easter Sunday, April 21.Early voting will be conducted at the Registrar of Voters Office, 307 W. 4th St., in Thibodaux; the Registrar of Voters Office, 16241 E. Main St., Suite B-23 in Galliano; and at the new early voting site at 4876 Hwy.

  • Arrest Reports 4/15 - 4/17

    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.APRIL 15, 2019Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeErnest Bellanger 111, 36, Lockport.

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    LSU Names Scott Woodward to Lead Athletics Department

                                                     BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge native and LSU alumnus Scott Woodward <>  was named athletics director at his alma mater today after serving in the same position for the last four years at Texas A&M University.  Woodward will be formally welco...

  • Convicted sex offender files appeal

    A court will consider the appeal of a 38-year-old Golden Meadow man convicted of sexually abusing his girlfriend’s daughter two years ago.After hearing a day of testimony July 15, a jury unanimously convicted Rusty LeBouef of one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. LeBouef was originally charged with sexual battery, but the charge was amended to indecent behavior with a juvenile due to the nature of the crime, prosecutors said.District Court Judge Buddy Larose sentenced LeBouef on ...

  • News in Brief- April 17, 2019

    Coast Guard: 23 adrift for days rescued in Gulf of Mexico

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it worked with a cruise ship to rescue 23 people adrift for days in the Gulf of Mexico.A Coast Guard news statement issued Sunday saying 22 Cubans started traveling on a wooden boat from Cuba to Mexico before losing power and drifting three days. A Cuban-Mexican man took them aboard his sports fishing boat, but then its engines malfunctioned and the group drifted three more days.The Coast ...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, April 10-14

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

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