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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

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  • State cancels proposal to open airport on Elmer’s Island

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials Thursday canceled a proposal to develop an airstrip in a wildlife refuge after mounting public pressure.Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet announced the cancellation just before the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission was to have its first public hearing on the proposal.Montoucet had signed an agreement with the airport's developer, the Grand Isle Independent Levee District, in August without consulting the commission, conservation ...

  • School Board chooses new superintendent

    The Lafourche Parish School Board narrowly chose the school system’s Human Resources Director Louis Voiron Wednesday night to be the next school superintendent.The decision came down to a one-vote margin. With all 15 board members present, Voiron received the majority of eight votes needed in the first round of voting.Bubba Orgeron Jr., Terrebonne Parish assistant superintendent of schools, received seven votes; while Clyde Washington, assistant superintendent of the Rapides Parish School ...

  • News in Brief- October 7, 2018

    Next Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale to offer 78M acres

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department says the next Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale will offer about 78 million acres - about the same amount as the sale in August.The sale will be held in March, and will be live streamed from New Orleans. It's the fourth such sale under an Obama administration plan for 2017 through 2024.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to expand offshore drilling starting next year, but his plan m...

  • Administration easing offshore oil and gas drilling rules

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Trump administration is easing rules imposed on offshore oil and gas drilling six years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill.The decision won immediate praise from an offshore drilling group, but environmentalists said it would increase the risk of future disasters.The changes, which will take effect Dec. 27, come as the administration seeks to expand offshore drilling into areas where it is currently banned and has scrapped an Obama-era policy to protect ...

  • Larose sex offender charged with two counts of first-degree rape

    Timothy Falgout, 34, of Larose was arrested by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office for two counts of first-degree rape on Friday, September 28.In late July 2018, juvenile detectives began investigating Falgout, a registered sex offender, after learning of possible sexual abused of a female child. Through further investigation, detectives learned Falgout allegedly forcefully raped two girls on more than one occasion.Detectives then obtained warrants for his arrest.On Friday, detectives ma...

  • Agents Find Variety of Narcotics Following Drug Dealer’s Arrest

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Juanches Shelby, 39, of Cut Off on Thursday, September 27, 2018.On Thursday, narcotics agents made contact with Shelby due to an outstanding warrant for Distribution of Methamphetamine, and he was taken into custody. Agents then executed a search warrant at Shelby’s Cut Off residence. During the search, agents located a variety of illegal narcotics, most of which was packaged in a manner commonly associated with the individual sa...

  • Council again shoots down administrator nominee

    Once again, the Lafourche Parish Council said a resounding “no” to a Jimmy Cantrelle nominee.At Monday’s special meeting, with three members absent, the Council voted 2-4 on a resolution nominating Brent Abadie for the position of Parish Administrator.Abadie has held the temporary position of Interim Administrator for the past couple of weeks since the ouster of the former interim administrator, Tommy Lasseigne.With members Corey Perrillioux and Jerry Jones absent and with a va...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Sept. 27-29

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

  • Man arrested for aggravated incest faces additional charges

    A Cut Off man arrested for Aggravated Incest in July now faces additional charges. Wesley Todd, 62, was arrested again on Tuesday for additional charges uncovered by the investigation.In late June, juvenile detectives opened an investigation into Todd after receiving allegations that he reportedly molested a child several years ago who is also a relative.After attempting to run away from officers, Todd was arrested and booked on the warrant for Aggravated Incest, and he was additionally charged ...

  • Council action from Sept. 25 public meeting

    The following is a list of Lafourche Parish Council action of interest from the Tuesday, September 25th public meeting. Armand Autin was absent and James Bourgeois no longer serves on the Council. Votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.-- Heard a presentation by Mr.

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