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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Breaking News

  • Pierce sworn in as newest Port Commissioner

    Newly elected Port Commissioner Curtis Pierce was sworn into office at a formal ceremony Wednesday, officially taking his place at Seat E during the Greater Lafourche Port Commission's monthly board meeting.Voters in the 10th Ward of Lafourche Parish elected Pierce at a special election on October 14, to fill GLPC's open board seat. The nine-member board has jurisdiction over Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport and is the only elected port commission in the state of Louisiana.P...

  • Bridge Closures

    LA 308 Overpass One-Lane Road Tuesday. The LA 308 overpass bridge crossing the Intracoastal Canal Waterway in Larose, will be under a one-lane operation on Tuesday November 14, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in order for LA DOTD personnel to perform inspection operations on the structure.Motorists are reminded that the LA 1 West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge is now open to traffic.Golden Meadow Lift Bridge Weekend ClosureThe Golden Meadow Lift Bridge over Bayou Lafourche at E.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Nov. 6-7

     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 proved guilty. 

  • DCFS celebrates November as Adoption Awareness Month

    A record 764 children were adopted out of foster care over the past yearBATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and community partners will host events throughout the state during November to raise awareness about adoption and celebrate another record-setting year for the number of foster children who found permanent homes.Gov. John Bel Edwards declared November to be Adoption Awareness Month, noting that 764 children in Louisiana's foster care system ha...

  • Coast Guard: 2 injured in fire on platform in Gulf of Mexico

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Two workers were injured when a fire broke out on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico early Wednesday, according to a Coast Guard spokeswoman.Coast Guard Petty Officer Lexie Preston said 46 workers were evacuated from Shell International Ltd.'s Enchilada platform after the fire broke out around 2 a.m. The platform is about 185 miles (298 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans.The two injured workers were flown by helicopter to a hospital, according to P...

  • Raceland woman charged with theft from National Association

    Holly “Scooter” Lebouef (age 59), of Raceland, had served as a local district president of the National Barrel Horse Association until June 2016, when recently tens of thousands of dollars were found to be unaccounted for.During a recent financial audit, the association found Lebouef held several unsanctioned events, and investigators determined she allegedly used the association's account to launder money from these events.A review of bank statements showed Lebouef purchased ite...

  • Louisiana, nation's top jailer, now trying early releases

    Released inmates concern local officialsBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of inmates were able to get early releases from Louisiana prisons and jails last week, a milestone in a push to reduce the nation's highest incarceration rate.The early release of roughly 1,500 inmates on Nov. 1 was the product of a new package of laws overhauling the state's criminal justice system.Criminal justice reform advocates have applauded the state’s release of about 2,000 prisoners this month, ...

  • Governor’s office staff to be in Mathews Thursday

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Constituent Services’ new program, Constituent Services on the Geaux, is an opportunity for the office to meet with constituents face to face and offer assistance with questions and concerns regarding state agencies.Governor’s office staff will be at the Lafourche Government Complex in Mathews, 4876 Hwy. 1, on Thursday, Nov.

  • Fisherman's Wharf

    Commercial and recreational fishermen have a new place to load and unload their boats along Bayou Lafourche in Golden Meadow.Officials and residents marked the opening Monday of the town’s Fisherman’s Wharf.“This is a project that has been going on for a while,” Councilman Daniel Lorraine, who represents the area, said during the ceremony. “It’s been delayed for a couple of years, but the main thing is that it’s done. ...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    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 proved guilty.  

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Sunday, November 19, 2017