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  • Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South

    Hurricane-force wind gusts and hail the size of baseballs could accompany potent storms that also threaten to spin up tornadoes and drench the South with heavy rains, forecasters said Friday.The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18 million people in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma will be at an enhanced risk of storms Friday that could include strong tornadoes and flooding rains. The area includes several major Texas cities including Dallas, Houston and Austin.In a briefing...

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    Grand Isle receives prestigious honor

    One of Louisiana’s best kept secrets is a secret no more.The New York Times released its 52 Places to Go in 2020 list today — an interactive online feature that showcases some of the most beautiful and unique places in the world.In this year’s list is a local gem — Grand Isle. In selecting Grand Isle for the feature, writers said the Jefferson Parish island is “hauntingly beautiful, a barrier island that may soon vanish.”Grand Isle is our state’s la...

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    Lafourche Booking Log - January 8, 2020

    The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on January 8, 2020. See the full list below:Daily_Booking_Log_2020-01-09_00.00.17.pdf

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    Lockport convicted felon faces charges after illegally killing deer

    A Lockport man was arrested on New Year’s Eve by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, accused of deer hunting violations in Lafourche Parish.LDWF agents received a complaint on Dec. 30 that Brent Loupe, 32, had taken two anterless deer on Dec. 30 near Lockport during nighttime hours.Agents went to Loupe’s residence on Dec.

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    Lafourche Booking Log - January 7, 2020

    The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on January 7, 2020. See the full list below. Daily_Booking_Log_2020-01-08_00.00.17.pdf

  • NTSB: Witness saw Louisiana plane level out before crash

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A witness said a plane that crashed in south Louisiana had leveled out its wings before it hit trees and transmission lines and crashed in a fiery heap, according to a preliminary investigation issued Tuesday by federal investigators.The report by the National Transportation Safety Board did not give a cause for the Dec. 28 plane crash that killed five people on their way to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Investigators have repeatedly said it will take about a year for that ...

  • SEA LEVEL RISE: ADAPT OR RETREAT

    Southeast Louisiana Coastal Adaptation the Focus of America’s WETLAND Foundation’s Nicholls State University Roundtable (Baton Rouge, LA) – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will host a Coastal Communities Adaptation Roundtable on Tuesday, January 14, at Nicholls State University from 9:30 am to noon, in the Bollinger Suite at the Student Union. The dialogue is designed to address solutions to the global challenge of adapting to the “new normal” of s...

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    Lafourche DA announces 2 murder indictments

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced today that two men have been indicted on murder charges. Brandon Goudy was indicted by a grand jury on 2nd-degree murder charges on Monday. Goudy was arrested in Sept. 2019 for the murder of Tedrick Johnson in Thibodaux.1st Assistnat DA Jennifer Richard presented the case to the Grand Jury, which decided to go forward with the indictment.If convicted, Goudy faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of probation, par...

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    Closure notice announced by DOTD at highly trafficked crossover

    A highly trafficked crossover point in Larose will be closed, beginning January 9, 2020.DOTD announced that the median crossover near Rouses on La. Highway 3235 at La. Highway 657, or West 15th Street, between the northbound and southbound lanes of La.

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    Thibodaux man charged with 4 counts of 2nd-degree rape

    A 25-year-old Thibodaux man is in the custody of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office on rape charges.On January 5, investigators opened an investigation after a woman had gone to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center after reportedly being raped. Through investigation, detectives earned that on several occasions over the past two weeks, Jose Nunez-Vasquez, 25, allegedly forced a woman to have sex against her will. The woman was with the suspect during that entire period and said she ...

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