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Sunday, March 17, 2019

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  • Port Fourchon Continues to Grow as Demonstrated by Latest Bulkhead Expansion

    Cut Off, LA – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is proud to announce the completion of the NE Slip C 1671 Linear Feet Bulkhead Project, which adds nearly a 1/3-mile of additional waterfront property for prospective tenants to operate from.The cost of the bulkhead project was more than $11 million with better than $9.2 million of this coming via the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Developments Port Priority Program. GLPC provided the additional funding totaling roughly $850,0...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Mar. 4-6

    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 must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. MARCH 4, 2019Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeJovi Boudreaux, 24, Raceland.

  • Analysis: Sometimes clown wigs are the best revenge

     NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' love-hate relationship with the NFL is stuck on hate right now, judging from court records and the countless number of black-bespectacled, stripe-shirted, white-cane-tappers — some in multicolored clown wigs — who celebrated Mardi Gras last week by mocking referees.It's been eight weeks since officials at the NFC championship game held onto their yellow flags after a Los Angeles Rams defensive back leveled a Saints receiver with the...

  • Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining fairly steadily. For the past three years, it has flattened, according to new numbers released Monday.There may be several reasons, but a recent boom in vaping is the most likely explanation, said Brian King of the Centers for Disease Control and P...

  • Secondhand smoke still damaging lives in Louisiana

    Secondhand smoke a contributing factor to Louisianians least healthy in America“Louisiana ranks dead last in overall health of its citizens, and the lack of a comprehensive smoke-free law is in great part to blame,” according to testimony during a health commission hearing at the State Capitol Tuesday.Raegan Carter, a consultant for the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, and Claudia Rodas, Director of the Southern Region, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, presented info...

  • News in Brief- March 6, 2019

    New Orleans police: Motorcycle officers crash; both injured

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say two officers on motorcycles crashed into each other and that both have been injured.Police spokesman Gary Scheets tells Times-Picayune that their injuries were not considered life-threatening. He says the traffic officers were on motorcycles when they collided Sunday night near an intersection in the city's Lower Garden District.Scheets says both officers complained of leg ...

  • Lafourche council questions pay increases for parish president, risk manager

    The Lafourche Parish legislative auditor warned the Parish Council that the parish president and risk manager are on track to receive significant raises this year.Legislative Auditor Reggie Bagala told the council Tuesday that according to the two latest pay periods, both positions are on pace to receive 29 percent raises. Those raises are not included in the 2019 enacted budget.The parish president was budgeted for $113,100. The risk manager position was budgeted for an annual salary of $65,250...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Feb. 26-Mar. 3

    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.FEBRUARY 26, 2019Thibodaux Police DepartmentDonovan Frazier, 30, Thibodaux.

  • Analysis: Tax fight over, new Louisiana budget fights emerge

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After years of fights over budget cuts and taxes, Louisiana's lawmakers have an unfamiliar problem this year, deciding where to spend millions of dollars in new and increased cash expected to arrive in the state treasury.That also is prompting bickering.Education seems likely to be a winner in new financing for the upcoming 2019-20 budget year, but fissures are opening as different segments of education — early childhood, K-12 and colleges — clamor f...

  • Judge: Parish president violated charter

    A judge has ruled that Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle violated the parish charter when he didn’t remove an interim parish administrator from the position last year.District Judge Buddy Larose issued the judgment to Lafourche District Attorney Kristine Russell, Cantrelle and parish employee Brent Abadie on Feb. 13. He said the continued appointment of Abadie as interim parish administrator, after he was rejected by the Parish Council for the permanent position, violates the...

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