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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Breaking News

  • Lafont announces candidancy for Port Commission Seat E

    Jimmy “T-Jim” Lafont announces his candidacy for Port Commission Seat E in the following statement:

    I would like to reintroduce myself to many of you good and concerned citizens of the Tenth Ward. There will be an election to fill a seat on the Greater Lafourche Port Commission that was vacated by the passing of long-time commissioner Wilbert J. Collins, Sr.

  • Boudreaux announces candidacy for Lockport Chief of Police

    Ernest Boudreaux, Sr. is announcing his intent to run for Lockport Chief of Police in the following statement: I, Ernest Boudreaux, am once again announcing my candidacy for Chief of Police for the Town of Lockport.Born and raised in Lockport, with 20+ years of law enforcement experience, being a four-time elected Chief of Police of this community, I feel there is no one more qualified or experienced for this office than I am. 

  • Hernandez announces candidacy for Justice of the Peace

    Stacy Hernandez announces her intent to run for Justice of the Peace in the following statement:Let me introduce myself as a candidate for Justice of the Peace in the 10th Ward of Lafourche Parish.I am Stacy R. Hernandez, 229 W. 59th St., Cut Off.

  • Five arrested after work program inmate found working a family business

    Five people have been arrested in connection with a scheme which allowed a Transitional Work Program inmate to work for a family business instead of his assigned employer for the past two and a half months.

    Inmate Anthony Gambino III (age 36) of Raceland is charged in the conspiracy and faces 72 counts of simple escape. Merlyn Maury III (age 38) of Raceland and Robert Schlumbrecht (age 35) of Waggaman have also been arrested, as well as Gambino’s mother, Bonnie Gambino (age 60), and girlfriend, Jessica Matherne (age 33), both of Raceland.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: July 12 - 16

    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.

  • Terrebonne Parish leader proposes bigger bounty for nutria

    AMITE, La. (AP) — Terrebonne Parish leaders are considering a proposal that would add $2 or $3 to the $5 that the state already pays for each nutria tail turned in by hunters and trappers. Times-Picayune reports Parish Council Chairman Dirk Guidry is proposing to allot $100,000 for the added bounty. 

  • US rig count remains unchanged, stays at 952

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. remained unchanged this week, staying at 952.

    A year ago, just 447 rigs were active.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 765 rigs sought oil and 187 explored for natural gas this week.

  • More Louisiana students applying for federal college aid

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A growing number of Louisiana's high school seniors are applying for federal aid to help cover college costs, a boom in applications pushed by state officials.

    The education department says 65 percent of high school seniors, nearly 27,000 students, submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by a July 1 deadline, up from 58 percent a year earlier.

  • School supplies for Louisiana children with parent in prison

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Children visiting parents at Louisiana's state prisons over the next month will leave with backpacks loaded with school supplies.

    The Louisiana Correctional Association's Kitz for Kidz program is holding events at seven state prisons over four weekends to distribute the school supplies.

  • Drainage project possible for Lafourche

    A major drainage project is only steps away from getting the money needed to help with flooding problems for eastern Lafourche Parish south of the Intracoastal Waterway.

    The East Side Drainage Improvements Project has been designed by T. Baker Smith and is waiting on approval of a $4.75 million grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Statewide Flood Control program to begin work.

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