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  • In other Lafourche Parish Council action of May 14, 2019

    Here is a rundown of action taken during Tuesday night’s Lafourche Parish Council meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the Feb. 12 meeting.ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the Feb.

  • News in Brief- May 19, 2019

    Louisiana House to debate whether to abolish death penalty

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Debate over Louisiana's use of the death penalty is moving to the House floor.The House criminal justice committee Tuesday voted 8-7 to send Rep. Terry Landry's legislation to abolish capital punishment to the full House for consideration.Chances of passage in the conservative chamber, however, are slim.

  • House approves bill for La. 1 elevation

    The long anticipated dream of completing an elevated highway from Port Fourchon to Golden Meadow took one more step forward Wednesday.Despite lengthy discussion and pushback from state legislators, a bill that would allocate $150 million to complete a major segment of the La. 1 elevation project will proceed to the Senate.House Bill 578, sponsored by Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, passed the House floor with only four votes in opposition.

  • Lafourche Council approves new garbage contract

    With little debate, the Lafourche Parish Council approved a new garbage collection contract Tuesday night, estimated to save the parish about $2 million in the first year.The council unanimously voted to accept the five-year contract with River Birch Renewable Energy.The only question on the new vendor came from Councilman Jerry Lafont, who expressed concern that bagged garbage, not inside a trashcan, would not be picked up. A dump site in Larose would also be removed under the new terms as it&r...

  • Sheriff’s office gears up for Click It or Tick It Campaign

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will join other local law enforcement agencies in participating in the Click-It or Ticket campaign which runs from May 20 through June 2, 2019.The campaign is coordinated and funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts, and there will be several checkpoints held in conjunction with the campaign. Seat belt checkpoints will be con...

  • Committee rejects bill aimed at lowering auto insurance rates

    BATON ROUGE -- A Senate committee rejected a bill Tuesday that would reduce auto insurance premiums by curbing civil lawsuits. The panel also advanced a proposal to raise Louisiana’s minimum age for marriage to 18.The insurance bill was sponsored by Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, and was intended to shield insurance companies from lawsuits and reduce the number of suits against drivers over time.Talbot’s bill, called the “Omnibus Premium Reduction Act of 2019,” had pass...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, May 13-15

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

  • Abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill nearing final passage

    BATON ROUGE -- Legislation that would limit or ban abortion in Louisiana easily cleared House and Senate committees on Wednesday, echoing a surge of similar bills in Republican-controlled legislatures in the South.Pro-choice advocates protested the bills inside the state Capitol. The protests led to several arrests after demonstrators poured fake blood onto the marble floors in Memorial Hall.The House Health and Welfare Committee advanced a controversial proposal that would outlaw the abortion o...

  • Troopers seek public’s help in locating four wanted for fraud

    HOUMA, La. – Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit – Houma Field Office are asking for the public’s help in locating four subjects wanted for felony fraud in two separate cases.Two arrests have been made in one case, but investigators are still attempting to locate four Terrebonne Parish residents wanted in connection with these crimes.In May of 2018, 53-year-old Bonnie Brien of Gray, 32-year-old Ashley Burnett of Houma, and 51-year-old Fred...

  • Shelter groups working to reduce cat overpopulation

    The Lafourche Animal Shelter and its partner nonprofit Lafourche Animal Society are working to control the stray cat population in the parish, especially in the central and southern areas.The Community Cat Program involves trapping stray cats, getting them spayed or neutered by local veterinary clinics, clipping one of their ears and releasing them back into the community.The clipped ear is a nationally recognized sign that the cats have been spayed or neutered and should not be brought back to ...

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