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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018



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  • Roland Guidry sworn in as new SLLD member

    A torch was passed on Monday at the South Lafourche Levee District (SLLD) public meeting when outgoing SLLD Commissioner Bobby Eymard handed over his seat to newly appointed Commissioner Roland Guidry.Standing before the dais with his wife Lou Anna, Roland was sworn in by SLLD attorney Tyler Breaux.Guidry is familiar with the workings of the levee district, having served SLLD as Morganza Action Coalition Advisor for the past year, keeping the levee district up to date on the Morganza to the Gulf...

  • Students to debate if gun control laws effectively curtail gun violence

    Next week Nicholls students will debate the controversial topic of gun control laws.In the semesterly Nicholls Student Speech Forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Peltier Auditorium, debaters and some members of the audience will voice their opinions on the topic “Do gun control laws lesson gun violence?”Nicholls faculty and students voted earlier this semester upon the Student Forum topic out of three choices, and the two debaters were required to be enrolled in or have completed S...

  • Efforts to abolish Louisiana death penalty likely over

    BATON ROUGE – After a Senate panel voted Tuesday to ban the death penalty in Louisiana, a House committee rejected a similar bill 10-8 Wednesday at a tense hearing in which both sides quoted the Bible to make their points.All the Republicans on the committee voted against the bill. An independent, Rep. Joe Marino of Gretna, voted with the seven Democrats who favored eliminating the death penalty.The vote by the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice vote is likely to spe...

  • Louisiana budget gap gets a new, lower number: $648 million

    Number smaller but still a sizable gapBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's budget shortfall dropped Thursday to $648 million, an improvement from previous estimates but still a sizable gap that threatens health and education programs with steep spending reductions.The state income forecasting panel revised revenue projections for the upcoming budget year that begins July 1, accounting for expected tax collection improvements, largely tied to the federal tax overhaul passed by Congress.A...

  • Body found in Larose last month identified as Ohio native

    The sheriff’s office recently announced the body of man found in a canal in Larose last month has been identified as an Ohio native.Following extensive testing and research, DNA tests and medical records confirmed the identity of the man as 68-year-old Kenneth Verbus. Originally from Ohio, Verbus had lived in the area for the past several years. Most recently, he had been staying in the Houma area.Verbus’ body was found by two fishermen in a canal just off LA Highway 24 (Bourg-Larose...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, April 2-10

    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.

  • One Arrested, Three Sought in Attempted Murder and Robbery in Gray

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced one person has been arrested and three others are being sought after two people were shot during an armed robbery in Thibodaux early Thursday morning. Kyrie Verdin (age 20) of Thibodaux has been charged in the incident, and Justen Harris (age 21) of Houma is being sought as well as two other unidentified male suspects.At around 2:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, deputies responded to an incident at the Cypress Court Trailer Park in Gray wherein two pe...

  • McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump's affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives.But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep.

  • Ryan bowing out, sending ripples of uncertainty through GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading new uncertainty through a party bracing for a rough election year.The Wisconsin Republican cast the decision to end his 20-year career as a personal one, saying he did not want his children growing up with a "weekend dad." Claiming he&...

  • Louisiana senators reject raising age to buy assault weapons

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisianans will continue to be able to buy assault weapons before they can buy beers, lawmakers decided Tuesday.Senators rejected the proposal to ban the sale of assault rifles to people under the age of 21 by a vote of 26-9. State law currently allows assault weapons to be sold to anyone 18 or older.Democratic Sen.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018