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    Thibodaux man charged with 4 counts of 2nd-degree rape

    A 25-year-old Thibodaux man is in the custody of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office on rape charges.On January 5, investigators opened an investigation after a woman had gone to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center after reportedly being raped. Through investigation, detectives earned that on several occasions over the past two weeks, Jose Nunez-Vasquez, 25, allegedly forced a woman to have sex against her will. The woman was with the suspect during that entire period and said she ...

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    Former Tarpons baseball coach dead at 40

    Former South Lafourche baseball coach Andrew Ravaglia died earlier this week — just months after resigning from his position with the team.Ravaglia was found dead by authorities in a hotel room in central Louisiana. He was 40.Ravaglia was a veteran baseball coach who had made stops at several programs around the state during his coaching career.Most recently, he was at South Lafourche where he helped to turn the Tarpons’ program around in the past two seasons.In 2018, the Tarpons mad...

  • Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Port Fourchon turn 60 this year

    CUT OFF, LA - Unquestionably the biggest success story in the history of Lafourche Parish can be found at a place called Port Fourchon.So, how did Port Fourchon emerge from a speck of land in southern Lafourche to hosting a valued tenant base that services nearly 100% of all Deepwater offshore energy activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico? Through grit and determination by Louisiana State Senator A.O.

  • Man leaves drugs, gun in designer bags at convenience store

    GALLIANO, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are perplexed over why a man left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash and a digital scale in a convenience store.The man went into the store early Thursday and put the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a news release."The employee said he offered her $100 to 'keep his bag,'" Lt. Brennan Matherne, spokesman for Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre, said in an interview.

  • Detectives make an arrest, recover property in December residential burglary

    Detectives have made an arrest in a residential burglary that occurred last month in Galliano.On December 31, deputies responded to a residential burglary on West 124th Street after a family returning from a camping trip found their home had been burglarized. Forced entry was made on a side door, and several thousand dollars of valuable items including jewelry and cash were stolen.Through investigation, Lance Cheramie was developed as a suspect, and he was found to have pawned several pieces of ...

  • Galliano man killed in Friday morning crash

    Shortly before 11:30 Friday morning, Troopers with Troop C responded to a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 3235 at West 134th Street. The crash took the life of 69-year-old Oliver Danos.The preliminary investigation revealed Danos was traveling west on West 134th in a 2003 Mercury Sable. As he reached LA 3235 and entered the intersection, a 2016 Toyota Tacoma driven by 58-year-old Mitchell Miguez of Harvey, approached from the south.

  • Ethics board to decide if state rep can lead parish department

    A new state representative may receive a green light from the state ethics board to work full-time as head in Lafourche Parish Government while serving in the Legislature.After winning his seat in the state House, Reggie Bagala reached out to the Louisiana Board of Ethics in October for a legal opinion regarding whether he could resume his full-time job with the Lafourche Parish Council or accept a department head position within Parish Government.The letter doesn’t specify what department...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Dec. 26- Jan. 5

    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.

  • Detectives Investigating Attempted Vehicle Burglaries in Raceland

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating attempted vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Raceland area early Sunday morning.During the early morning hours of December 29, 2019, a surveillance camera captured images of two suspects pulling on door handles on vehicles at a residence on Leona Drive. In a separate investigation, another male suspect was caught on camera attempting to burglarize a vehicle on Aspen Drive in Raceland.Anyone who can identify the susp...

  • With births down, U.S. had slowest growth rate in a century

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The past year's population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.The U.S.

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