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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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  • Cut Off businessman facing additional charges

    A Cut Off business owner arrested for Felony Theft in January faces additional charges as the investigation continues.Kristian “Kris” Gaudet, 45, was initially arrested for two counts of Felony Theft. Additional charges were filed Friday including multiple counts of Money Laundering, Racketeering, Exploitation of the Infirmed, and five more counts of Theft.This investigation is continuing in coordination with the FBI, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office, and the Fra...

  • Governor inspects area’s levee system

    Gov. John Bel Edwards spent an afternoon last week in and above Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes to gather information on the Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane protection system and also to bring a bit of good news.Edwards was briefed by local levee officials on the progress of the massive project, a 98-mile lock, levee and floodgate system designed to protect 150,000 residents of Terrebonne and Lafourche as well as 1,700 square miles of wetlands.The briefing took place at a luncheon held at the H...

  • Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.Republicans were desperate to avoid another bruising shutdown. They tentatively agreed Monday night to far less money for President Donald Trump's border wall than the White House's $5.7 billion wish list, settl...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Feb. 8-10

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. These individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

  • Analysis: Attacks begin early in Louisiana governor's race

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After the last Louisiana governor's race centered on prostitution allegations and questions of honesty and morality, voters might have hoped the competition for the job four years later would be slightly nicer.They'll get no such thing.Eight months ahead of the Oct. 12 primary, the name-calling and trash-talking has already started, in press releases and emails, on social media sites and in digital advertising.

  • Virginia Dems brace for 2020 political fallout from scandal

    The political crisis in Virginia threatens to turn a state that has trended Democratic back into a battleground, a development that could complicate the party's effort to defeat President Donald Trump next year.Three of the state's top Democrats are engulfed in a scandal that has shaken the state government. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring have admitted wearing blackface as young men in the 1980s.

  • State Farm announces rate cut for Louisiana customers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's largest auto insurer will cut its rates starting in April by an average of 3.2 percent for its roughly 1 million Louisiana policyholders.Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced the rate decrease for State Farm on Thursday. It's the company's third rate decrease in the past nine months, totaling a drop of 7.7 percent.The change, which will vary by policy, will go into effect April 1, and be applied to policies as they are renewed, The Adv...

  • School board discontinues its health insurance

    The Lafourche Parish School Board voted Wednesday to do away with its members’ health insurance program.In a unanimous vote, the board voted to discontinue participating in the group health and other related insurance programs for active non-retiree board members to save money.The vote comes after the board voted to reduce its size from 15 to nine members and cut its members’ monthly compensation from $800 to $400 to save $72,000 a year.Although the vote was unanimous, board member C...

  • Suspected drug dealer arrested twice in 24 hours

     A suspected drug dealer was arrested twice in a 24-hour period for a variety of charges. Gage Gisclair, 43, of Golden Meadow was initially arrested on drug charges on Monday, and he was arrested again on Tuesday afternoon following a domestic disturbance.At around 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb.

  • New Orleans sets cruise passenger record

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Port of New Orleans set a record for cruise ship passengers in 2018, with more than 1 million travelers.The New Orleans Advocate reported the nearly 1.2 million cruise passengers who went through the port represented a 2.3 percent increase from 2017. Last year was the fifth consecutive year the figure was at least 1 million.The port says it had 235 passenger ships in 2018 and is the sixth busiest cruise port in the United States.The increase in passengers benefits lo...

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