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  • Prosecutor: More than 60 deaths now linked to serial killer

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas prosecutor said Friday that investigators have linked more than 60 killings in at least 14 states to a 79-year-old California inmate who may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Samuel Little continues to cooperate with investigators from around the country who interrogate him in prison about cold case killings dating back to the 1970s. Among those who spoke to him were investigators from Ohio, where Little...

  • 25 years after murders, OJ says 'Life is fine'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After 25 years living under the shadow of one of the nation's most notorious murder cases, O.J. Simpson says his life has entered a phase he calls the "no negative zone."In a telephone interview, the 71-year-old Simpson told The Associated Press he is healthy and happy living in Las Vegas. And neither he nor his children want to look back by talking about June 12, 1994, when his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were stabbed to deat...

  • Lafourche School Board approves district-wide raises

    Applause filled the meeting room after the Lafourche Parish School Board unanimously approved a salary increase for all school employees Wednesday night.After freezing pay for three years, the provision of a step increase for all employees will coincide with the first state-financed raise for teachers and support staff in several years.Several board members expressed their excitement that the school district’s finance department found space in the budget for the raise, thanking the superin...

  • In other action: Lafourche Parish School Board, June 5, 2019

    Here is a rundown of action taken during tonight’s Lafourche Parish School Board meeting. All votes were unanimous unless stated otherwise. Board member Robby Gisclair was absent.ACTION: Accepted a $17,646 change order for the flooring glue for the new Bayou Blue Upper Elementary School project.ACTION: Accepted a budget increase from $2.3 million to $2.4 million for the Bayou Blue Elementary new administration building project.ACTION: Accepted a right of entry from the Lafourche Parish gov...

  • News in Brief- June 9, 2019

    Several Southern cities to host 'American Idol' auditions

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Auditions for the upcoming 18th season of "American Idol" will include stops in several Southern cities.The show will hold auditions in Mobile, Alabama, on Aug. 20, the second of 20 stops between New York on July 23 and Detroit on Sept. 10.Stops in neighboring Southern states include Tallahassee, Florida and Macon, Georgia, both on Aug.

  • Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism up 3rd consecutive year

    Louisiana's Cajun Bayou Tourism announced this week that tourism spending in Lafourche Parish is up for the third consecutive year."I am very excited by our latest tourism and economic impact figures," states president and CEO of Louisiana's Cajun Bayou Tourism Timothy P. Bush. "The three years of growth speaks to our ability to promote our destination to visitors who value the experiences our destination has to offer.

  • Louisiana lawmakers debated high-profile issues this session

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers filed more than 860 bills in the legislative session that ended Thursday. The 60-day fiscal session was supposed to center on the budget and taxes, but other measures dealing with abortion, the death penalty, medical marijuana and gambling drew debate time.Some of what passed and failed:BUDGETLawmakers passed a $30 billion state operating budget for the financial year that begins July 1 that boosts spending on public schools, colleges, health ser...

  • Lafourche administrator resigns

    Lafourche Parish Administrator Timothy Vedros has resigned after less than four months on the job.Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle announced the resignation via email Tuesday.“Effective June 4th, 2019, I have accepted the resignation of Timothy Vedros, former Lafourche Parish Administrator,” Cantrelle said.The administration did not state a reason for Vedros’ resignation, nor name a replacement.“Serving in a leadership role in local government has been a challenge for man...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, June 2-5

    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 proven guilty.

  • Area better protected as hurricane season begins

    It’s been 14 years since Hurricane Katrina forced thousands of residents in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes out of their homes.It’s been 11 years since Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Cocodrie and Hurricane Ike claimed two lives in the area.And it’s been seven years since Isaac, the area’s last hurricane.This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is predicting a “near-normal” Atlantic hurricane season, which began Saturday.According to the...

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