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  • Analysis: Unlock state budget restrictions? Seems unlikely

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the litany of gripes lodged during annual debates on Louisiana's budget, one criticism has remained constant.

    Lawmakers repeatedly complain that they face too many restrictions on how they can budget and where they can cut, that too many dollars are locked up, protected and dedicated to programs, unable to be reshuffled elsewhere.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: May 17 - 20

    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.

  • Apprehension of Mississippi Fugitive Leads to Seizure of over $68,000 of Narcotics

    A Mississippi fugitive was arrested, which led to the seizure of over $68,000 of illegal narcotics. James Jones, 36, of Mississippi was arrested on Wednesday, May 17, and he faces a number of felony drug and weapons charges.

    At around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, deputies responded to an apartment building on West 178th Street in Galliano and learned James Jones had threatened a woman.

  • Louisiana payrolls slump in March, reversing February gain

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's unemployment rate ticked back up to 5.8 percent in April from 5.7 percent in March, as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs.The jobless rate remained below last April's 6.2 percent. A total of 123,000 Louisianans were jobless, up 3,000 from March, but below the 133,000 in April 2016.Louisiana's jobless rate is third-highest among states, with New Mexico worst at 6.7 percent.The nationwide rate fell to 4.4 percent in April from ...

  • US rig count rises 16 this week to 901; Texas up 8

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 16 this week to 901. A year ago, 404 rigs were active.

    Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 720 rigs sought oil and 180 explored for natural gas this week. 

  • North Lafourche voters to decide on open Senate seat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Voters in parts of eight parishes along the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche will decide who will replace Troy Brown as their state senator.

    Louisiana Secretary of State's Office spokeswoman Meg Casper says the runoff between Democratic state Rep. Edward Price of Gonzales and Democrat Warren Harang III, a Donaldsonville sugar cane farmer, is the only item on the May 27 ballot.

  • Driver, 19, passenger, 18, die in weekend crash

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people have died in an early Sunday morning traffic accident in Lafourche Parish.

    Louisiana State Police identify the victims as 19-year-old Jaydon Labat of Thibodaux and his passenger, 18-year-old Candace Reulet of Vacherie. The single-car crash happened at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

  • Lockport Man Arrested for Rape, Home Invasion, and Burglary

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Lance Knight (age 38) of Lockport for second degree rape, home invasion, and simple burglary.

    On Saturday, May 13, detectives began investigating an alleged rape which had occurred the previous night. 

  • Galliano man found guilty in Golden Meadow shooting

    THIBODAUX – After an hour of deliberation, a Lafourche Parish Jury returned a verdict of guilty as charged against a Golden Meadow man charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Benjamin Sanchez, 25, was convicted of shooting another man following an argument over the telephone on July 26, 2015. 

  • Governor: Special session on taxes more likely every day

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With most of his tax agenda in tatters, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that it's becoming more likely he'll call a special session over the next year to deal with a mid-2018 budget hole that state lawmakers have done little to patch."Time is closing out on us, and quite frankly.

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