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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018



Breaking News

  • Lockport Community Center ready to break ground

    The Lafourche Parish Council awarded a $3.8 million construction contract to build the new Lafourche Community Center in Lockport Tuesday, but some members have concerns about the facility’s operating costs.Councilman Noonie Autin, who represents the Lockport area, said he’s been working to build a community center in Lockport for over 20 years.“I’m so pleased and so happy to see this project move forward. I thank everyone that’s been involved,” Autin said.The...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 7-10

    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.

  • Woman Sought for Stealing Over $5,000 in Merchandise from Department Store

    A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect wanted for stealing over $5,000 of merchandise from a Cut Off department store.Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on October 8, 2018, deputies responded to a department store in Cut Off in reference to a theft. In reviewing surveillance footage, deputies learned a woman had attempted to pay for over $5,000 of merchandise and a $300 gift card using a credit card which was denied.

  • Unrestrained driver killed in early morning crash

    Shortly after 4:00 a.m. this morning, Troop C responded to a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 1 near the Lefort Bypass Road. The crash took the life of 23-year-old Brian Jones of Thibodaux. The preliminary investigation revealed Jones was traveling south on LA 1 in a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, when for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and struck a 2017 Dodge Journey that was traveling north on LA 1. The Journey was being driven by 25-year-old Brooke Ogwynne of Gheens. Jo...

  • Opinions vary on why Louisiana unemployment continues to rise

    Louisiana’s unemployment rate has been rising despite a strong national economy. While some experts and officials say the trend does not accurately convey the condition of the state’s economy, other observers say it highlights fundamental, longstanding flaws.“We’ve been a state that has been, for many, many years, not very diversified,” said James Richardson, an LSU economist who serves on the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference. “We really need to fin...

  • Candidates tackle issues in public forum

    Candidates for the upcoming appellate court seat and Lafourche Parish School Board participated in a public forum Monday night in Mathews.Sponsored by the Lafourche and Thibodaux Chambers of Commerce, the two forums kicked off a series of such meetings ahead of the Nov. 6 election.Sixteen School Board candidates fielded questions ranging from how to improve education in Lafourche to retaining quality teachers in the wake of budget reductions.The following candidates participated in Monday’...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 4-7

    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.

  • Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

    MIAMI (AP) — A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to keep growing stronger ahead of an expected strike on Florida's Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said.Michael could strengthen into a major hurricane with winds topping 111 mph by Tuesday night before an expected strike Wednesday on the Panhandle or Big Bend, according to the National Hurricane Center.Since the storm will spend two to three days over the Gulf of Mexico, which ...

  • Supreme Court moves right, but how far, how fast?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The moment conservatives have dreamed about for decades has arrived with Brett Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court. But with it comes the shadow of a bitter confirmation fight that is likely to hang over the court as it takes on divisive issues, especially those dealing with politics and women's rights.With Kavanaugh taking the place of the more moderate Anthony Kennedy, conservatives should have a working majority of five justices to restrict abortion rights, limit t...

  • Louisiana ranks second in nation for rate of women murdered by men

    Annual Violence Policy Center study released as Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins in October

    Washington, DC — Louisiana ranked second in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 2.42 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2016 Homicide Data.This is the eighth year in a row that Louisiana has ranked in the top 10 states for the rate of women murdered by men.For the past 21 years, the VPC has rel...

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