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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019



Breaking News

  • New floodgate will provide stronger flood protection

    The intersection of LA Highway 1 and the Larose to Golden Meadow Hurricane Protection Project, south of Golden Meadow, has been greatly improved by the construction of the new floodgate over the road ramp.Picciola & Associates, Inc. designed the ramp and gate to correct the previous substandard design of the road ramp, and a gate to improve the flood reliability with the use of a steel swing gate. In the closed position, the gate protects the road to an 18 ft.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 9-13

    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.

  • MISSING TEEN: Skylor Rachal

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Skylor Rachal of Cut Off. Rachal was last seen leaving her East 95th Street residence and walking up the street at around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019.Rachal is described as 5’7” tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds with brown hair.

  • Runoff needed in Lafourche judge race

    The race to decide who will fill the vacancy on the bench of the 17th Judicial District Court Division C in Lafourche Parish will go to a Nov. 16 runoff.Marla Abel and Rene C. Gautreaux will compete in the runoff, with Todd Joffrion placing third in Saturday’s election.Abel finished with 12,149 votes (45%), and Gautreaux received 9,946 (37%).

  • Webre wins eighth term as sheriff

    Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre will lead his department for another four years after easily defeating two challengers Saturday night.Webre, who’s served as sheriff since 1992 after defeating Duffy Breaux, won his eighth consecutive term after outpacing Nicholls State Police Chief Craig Jaccuzzo and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services agent Thomas Rodrigue.According to complete but unofficial results, Webre picked up 18,857 votes or 68% during Saturday’s election. His closest competitor, J...

  • Lafourche presidential candidates Chaisson, Sposito head to runoff

    Lafourche Parish voters will be asked to head back to the polls next month to pick between two final candidates for parish president. With no candidate receiving more than 50% of the vote Saturday, Archie Chaisson III and Luci Sposito will compete in a runoff on Nov. 16.Archie Chaisson led with 12,679 votes (47%) and will proceed to a runoff against Luci Sposito, who received 9,160 votes (34%). Joe Fertitta received 5,316 votes (20%), not enough to qualify for the runoff.“We’re ...

  • Louisiana governor race goes to runoff; 5 state jobs settled

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — John Bel Edwards' bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will be decided in November, after Louisiana voters Saturday sent him to a runoff in a race that became heavy with national politics in the final days.Edwards will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in the Nov. 16 runoff.In addition to keeping the governor's race going for five more weeks, Louisiana voters reelected five of the six Republican statewide elected off...

  • Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 1 dead, 2 missing

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing one person and injuring more than 20. Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building for two people still unaccounted for.Nearby buildings were evacuated. A 270-foot (82-meter) construction crane — one of two still looming over the multistory building — also was dangerously unstable, fi...

  • Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a new study finds.The reason is probably that better-off local governments have the resources to apply for and administer the programs — and that could keep many of the people who most need buyouts from getting them, according to the study last week in the journal Science Advances.As climate cha...

  • Retiree checks to rise modestly amid push to expand benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection.The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday by the Social Security Administration. Following a significant boost this year, the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2020 reverts to...

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