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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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  • Man charged with 3rd DWI, blood alcohol level over four times legal limit

    A Golden Meadow man was arrested for DWI after deputies found his blood alcohol level was more than four and a half times the legal limit. Clint Cheramie, 42, was arrested on Monday night.Just before 7:30 p.m. an officer with the Golden Meadow Police Department found a vehicle to be traveling at a rate of speed of 70 miles per hour in an area with a posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Aug. 30- Sept. 4

    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.

  • GOP Louisiana governor candidates try to show differences

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The two main Republican challengers to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday started drawing distinctions between their campaigns, with differing opinions on how to achieve the tax and spending changes they both say they want to enact.U.S.

  • School Board member arrested for felony theft from employer

     A Lafourche Parish School Board member has been arrested for theft from a private business at which he is employed. Robby Gisclair, 41, of Cut Off, is charged with Felony Theft in the investigation.A local business owner contacted the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office this week on suspicion that Gislcair, an employee, had stolen thousands of dollars of inventory from the business since 2016.Through investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for Gisclair’s property and ...

  • A rescue, a reunion and a rush to help in Dorian's aftermath

    ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — When Hurricane Dorian hit Sylvia Cottis' home at a beach club in the Bahamas, the fearsome Category 5 storm blew out the supposedly hurricane-proof windows, turning the glass into razor-sharp shrapnel that opened a wide gash on her knee.Then the 89-year-old woman and her caretaker settled in to wait for help, and conditions soon worsened. The house became flooded with sewage after the septic tank overflowed with floodwater. They could not flush the toilet without ...

  • 4-term ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in hospital

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was hospitalized in Baton Rouge after becoming unresponsive Tuesday morning and was expected to stay in the hospital overnight, his daughter said.Anna Edwards said doctors believe dehydration led to a drop in the 92-year-old, four-term governor's blood sugar. The dehydration may have been caused by food poisoning, she said.

  • 'We need help': Rescuers in Bahamas face a blasted landscape

    FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Rescuers trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes Wednesday, while disaster relief organizations rushed to bring in food and medicine. The official death toll stood at seven but was certain to rise.The full magnitude of the crisis in the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama was still coming into focus, with rescue crews yet to reach some stricken areas."Right...

  • Louisiana voting rights change not causing surge in signups

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana law change earlier this year restored voting rights to thousands of convicted felons, but at most, only a few hundred have registered to vote so far.Data from the Secretary of State's office shows modest upticks in the number of felons who have registered to vote since the law loosened March 1.Louisiana legislators agreed to allow people on probation or parole for a felony to register to vote if they haven't been incarcerated for at least five ye...

  • Voter registration week begins this week

  • Study: Without river sediment, Gulf of Mexico has moved 10 miles closer to Houma

    Since 1932, the Gulf of Mexico has moved at least 10 miles closer to Houma as the sediment in the Terrebonne Basin has not been replaced.In that same time frame, Morgan City, situated about 35 miles to the west of Houma, has yet to see any encroachment by the Gulf.A recent study examined how the Atchafalaya Basin, adjacent to Terrebonne, has avoided many of the subsidence issues faced by areas like Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes by remaining connected to the Mississippi River through the Old ...

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