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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017



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  • DA: Parish president must pay back thousands more

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Cam Morvant says Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle must pay back the full amount of two checks the parish paid him back in May.In an opinion released Tuesday, Morvant tells Cantrelle that he was required to pay the parish back the full amount of $38,779.31, not the amount he received minus the taxes.Cantrelle paid back $22,775.70 on July 20 and told the council that it had been worked out with Morvant for the parish to be reimbursed the taxes that had been withh...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Aug. 31- Sept.6

    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.

  • Irma looms as FEMA still focused on responding to Harvey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with the looming threat of dual disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has ramped up preparations for Hurricane Irma as it barrels toward the Florida coast, even as the agency continues the massive recovery effort in storm-battered Texas.It was a one-two punch of powerful storms certain to strain the agency's quickly dwindling coffers.The roughly $1 billion left in FEMA's Emergency Response Fund was expected to run out as soon as the end of the w...

  • Thibodaux man wanted in early morning shooting death of Raceland man

    Detectives have obtained a warrant for Brhian Thomas, age 37, of Thibodaux for Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Deeric Raymond early Monday morning.At around 1:25 a.m. on Monday, September 4, deputies responded to a shooting in Solar Trailer Park in Thibodaux. Upon arrival, deputies located Raymond sitting in a car with a gunshot wound on the right side of his torso.

  • All eyes on Irma as it strengthens to a Cat 5 storm near the Caribbean

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm Tuesday as it roared toward the northeast Caribbean on a path that could take it to the United States.The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma had sustained winds of 175 mph and was centered about 270 miles east of Antigua. It was moving west at 14 mph.The center said there was a growing possibility that the storm's effects could be felt in Florida later this week and over the weekend, though...

  • Mayor: Houston 'open for business' despite Harvey disaster

    Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Houston's mayor insists that America's fourth-largest city is "open for business," but with areas under water, people not yet in their homes, and billions in damage to repair, major disasters that Harvey created are by no means resolved.Mayor Sylvester Turner said much of the city was hoping to get back on track after Labor Day."Anyone who was planning on a conference or a convention or a sporting event or a concert coming to this city,...

  • Golden Meadow man damages several store fronts by firing a revolver

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Golden Meadow Chief of Police Reggie Pitre announced the arrest of Charles Collins (age 51) of Golden Meadow who fired a revolver toward several store fronts and street signs, causing damage to each facility.Just before 1 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, Golden Meadow Police officers responded to a report of a man firing a gun at street signs in the area of Wilfred Duet Street.After obtaining a description of the suspect’s vehicle, officers discovered a...

  • Arrest Report

    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.AUGUST 28, 2017Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeChelsea Fabre, 28, Houma.

  • AP Exclusive: Fewer carrying flood insurance despite risk

    PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — Amanda Spartz nearly did not renew her home's flood insurance policy after her first year in Florida. Two hurricanes came close to the Fort Lauderdale suburbs last year, but they didn't hit and her home isn't in a high-risk flood zone.

  • Want to help? Here's how to give in Harvey's wake

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated South Texas and on Wednesday hit southwestern Louisiana. At least 30 people have died, and countless residents are displaced from their homes.While the urge to donate clothes and other supplies is natural, money is the quickest, most effective contribution most people can make during times of disaster, charities and philanthropy experts say. And donating directly through ...

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Sunday, September 17, 2017