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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Breaking News

  • LA 1 Coalition seeking money for road to Golden Meadow

    Progress on the elevated highway to Port Fourchon continues as the LA 1 Coalition continues to look for money for the next phase.Construction is underway to widen the curve on the Leeville Bridge and add a short extension for the planned elevated highway to Golden Meadow, LA 1 Coalition Executive Director Henri Boulet told the Lafourche Parish Council last week.“We’re working very hard on closing the gap,” he said.The next phase, elevating 8.3 miles of roadway to Golden Meadow,...

  • Driver killed, another seriously injured in Monday crash

    CUT OFF, La. – Shortly after 2:30 Monday afternoon, Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 308 near East 70th Street that took the life of 28-year old Stephanie Bellanger of Golden Meadow.The preliminary investigation revealed 26-year old Reagan Bruce of Larose was traveling north on LA 308 in a 2013 Cadillac ATS. Bellanger was traveling south on LA 308 in a 2007 Pontiac G6.For reasons still under investigation, Bruce ran off of the road to the right in a left curve.

  • Danos Foundation and Shell to donate 99 generators

    GRAY, La. – The Danos Foundation and Shell Exploration and Production Company are working together to donate 50 new generators to local non-profit agencies who need them for their own mission-related use.“The Danos Foundation is humbled to be in a position with Shell Exploration and Production Company to assist organizations in need and to positively impact communities where we live and work,” said Danos owner Mark Danos.Interested non-profit agencies who need to be operational...

  • District Attorney hires full-time social worker to better serve victims

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell is excited to announce the hiring of a Heidi Irwin as the new Victims’ Rights Coordinator for the District Attorney’s Office.As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Irwin will bring a new area of expertise to the position, said Russell.“While prosecuting cases, it can be very easy to overlook the compassion and emotional health side of what we do,” said Russell. “There is no class in law school that teaches emotional...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Aug. 30- Sept. 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.AUGUST 29, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeAshley Griffin, 25, Larose.

  • Gordon, moving fast, aims to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for a deluge as Tropical Storm Gordon grew stronger on a path to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane Tuesday night.Boaters evacuated to safe harbors, motorists left barrier islands and homeowners looked over yards that could soon be submerged in seawater.

  • Wetlands forum highlights action and initiatives to push coastal restoration forward

    THIBODAUX, LA - At the Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum, hosted by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) at Nicholls State University, a recurring theme emerged - Louisiana's coastal communities will survive the rising tide as local governments have taken extraordinary measures and partnered with the state and private industry to save the state's disappearing coastline.Terrebonne Parish President Gordon "Gordy" Dove and Terrebonne Levee and Cons...

  • Council action taken at Aug. 28 public meeting

    The following is a list of Lafourche Parish Council action of interest from the Tuesday, August 28 public meeting. All council persons were present and votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.-- Accepted the minutes of the May 8, 2018 Council public meeting-- Heard an update from Louisiana 6th District U.S. Congressman Garrett Graves on issues he is sponsoring or supporting in Washington-- Heard an update from Lafourche Parish Fire District No.

  • News in Brief- September 2, 2018

    Police: Synthetic marijuana leaving many users unconscious

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Police in southwest Louisiana are warning residents that dozens of people have been quickly knocked out by ingesting synthetic marijuana.The Lake Charles Police Department says it has handled 30 incidents in the past few days, and Acadian Ambulance reports taking about 45 people to hospitals since Friday. A police department statement Tuesday says the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office also has dealt with...

  • Galliano (Tarpon) Bridge scheduled for repairs

    The Galliano (Tarpon) Bridge crossing Bayou Lafourche will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7 until 6:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials said.The closure is needed in order to allow DOTD contractors to remove and replace electrical conductors and components, part of a $372,000 project.For the duration of the closure, the bridge will be inoperable with the span in the open for marine position.

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