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  • News in Brief- December 5, 2018

    Louisiana gets $11M settlement in interest rate manipulation

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is receiving $11 million as its share of a multistate settlement with Deutsche Bank over the manipulation of a key benchmark involving global interest rates.Attorney General Jeff Landry's office, which was involved in the settlement, says $3 million will go to the Bond Commission and the remaining $8 million to the transportation department.According to the treasurer's office, the $3 milli...

  • New Lafourche jail to hold grand opening Dec. 19

    Following weather delays, the end of construction is near on the new Lafourche Parish jail, officials said.The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will commemorate the occasion with a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Dec. 19.

  • Judge grants injunction against parish president

    Judge Buddy Larose has granted a preliminary injunction against Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle and his rejected nominee for parish administrator who has been serving in the position on an interim basis.Lafourche District Attorney Kristine Russell filed the preliminary injunction against Cantrelle and Brent Abadie, represented by James A. Cobb Jr.After the Parish Council rejected Abadie’s nomination to serve as the permanent administrator, Cantrelle announced that he would ...

  • Saturday runoff election to decide school board seats, tax renewals

    Polls will open Saturday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. to allow voters to decide a handful of tax renewals, runoff elections for parish school boards and a runoff for Louisiana secretary of state.In Lafourche Parish, voters will look at approving property tax renewals for Fire Protection District 9 in Gheens and the town of Golden Meadow, and a sales tax renewal for Law Enforcement District 1, which excludes the incorporated areas of Thibodaux, Lockport and Golden Meadow.Half of a 1 percent sale...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 28-Dec. 2

    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.  NOVEMBER 28, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeTimothy Stewart, 28, Gray.

  • Lafourche Humane Society president charged with animal cruelty

    The president of the Lafourche Humane Society and another suspect were arrested Thursday after several horses were found living in poor conditions on property they co-own, authorities said.Pamela George, 50, of Cut Off, is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals following an investigation, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Also charged in the incident is John Gautreaux, 56, of Lockport.Detectives in early November began investigating allegations of animal cruelty involving hor...

  • Low prices make for slow alligator season in Louisiana

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Here's a fashion trend that's good news, if you're an alligator in Louisiana: Prices for skins are down to less than half what they were just five years ago, making for a slow wild harvest.The director of the state's alligator program estimates that about 18,000 were taken from the wild this year.Jeb Linscombe of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says low demand has cut prices to between $7 and $8 a foot for the past two years. That's...

  • Official says state lagging in oil and gas growth

    A leading official in the state’s oil and gas industry says Louisiana is lagging behind large national growth in the large local economic sector.In what one South Central Industrial Association member joked was his farewell tour, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President Chris John updated the group Tuesday on the state of the industry as he prepares to leave his post with the state lobbying group.“I love the offshore industry,” John said. “It’s big ...

  • Other Parish Council action taken on Tues., Nov. 27

    In other action from Tuesday, November 27, Lafourche Parish Council public meeting (all members present and votes unanimous unless noted):-- Passed an ordinance approving a property lease agreement between the parish and Chuck and Elizabeth Comeaux for property acquired through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program;-- Heard a proposed ordinance to de-obligate the balance of funds in the LA Highway 308 Road and Drainage Improvements project;-- Passed a resolution engaging the firm of Postlewaite an...

  • Councilman Sposito announces her candidacy for Lafourche Parish President

    Lafourche Parish Council Chairwoman Luci Sposito has announced her candidacy for Lafourche Parish President in 2019.“Lafourche Parish is rich in tradition and blessed with abundant resources and hardworking residents who deserve the opportunity to create the Lafourche we all envision,” Sposito said.Her greatest concerns echo the concerns of Lafourche Parish residents and include coastal preservation and restoration, economic and community development, proper subdivision development, ...

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