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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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  • Fletcher partners with South Lafourche High for adult education

    A new partnership is providing residents of south Lafourche Parish with opportunities to continue their education.Fletcher Technical Community College and South Lafourche High School announced the partnership to offer adult education courses at the school’s campus in Cut Off.“We wanted to provide more opportunities in a space where the community is familiar with it,” Fletcher Chancellor Kristine Strickland said.Fletcher announced the new program last week in a joint ceremony wi...

  • Arrest reports, Oct.31- Nov.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. 

  • Wages surge as US adds a robust 250,000 jobs in October

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market.In the final major economic report before Tuesday's congressional elections, the government said Friday that U.S. employers added a robust 250,000 jobs in October.

  • Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Most of that was the result of a record number of opioid-related deaths.Preliminary figures show more than 72,000 people died in 2017 from drug overdoses across the country.

  • Open enrollment begins for Healthcare Marketplace

    Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding Louisiana families that Open Enrollment for healthcare through the marketplace started Thursday.The enrollment period runs from November 1, through December 15, and coverage begins on January 1, 2019. During the enrollment period individuals and families who do not receive healthcare through their employers can sign up through the online Health Insurance Marketplace and purchase individual policies.“We’re seeing rate decreases for the f...

  • Fantasy sports betting in Louisiana to be decided by parish

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana sports fans who want to compete for cash prizes in online fantasy sports games will need the support of their neighbors in Tuesday’s election.Voters will decide on a parish-by-parish basis whether to legalize cash-league fantasy sports contests through sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, companies that have poured $1 million into pushing passage of the measure.With fantasy sports websites, people can create imaginary teams of real-life sports playe...

  • High number of voters turnout during early voting period

    After Louisiana voters broke early-voting records in 2016, participation in the excuse-free early voting remained high in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.Early voting ahead of the Nov. 6 election ended Tuesday. More than 300,000 votes had been cast statewide — exceeding the number of early votes in similar elections held in 2017 and 2014.Polls will open at 6 a.m.

  • Checks in the mail: Louisiana residents get back owed money

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 90,000 Louisiana residents are getting an early Christmas gift in the mail: money they are owed by the state.Treasurer John Schroder was quoted by The Shreveport Times as saying that his office is sending the money to residents owed up to $1,500 from the state's unclaimed property fund. Checks started going out last week and will continue shipping through November."All you have to do to collect this money is open up your mailbox," Schroder said.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 28-31

    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.

  • Analysis: Louisiana political focus set on 2019, not Tuesday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though an election looms Tuesday, Louisiana's politicians, prognosticators, and campaign donors already have moved on, looking to the 2019 races when voters choose the governor, six other statewide elected officials and state lawmakers.That's the big election year.In political circles, conversations regularly turn to whether Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards can win re-election and which Republicans might enter the race against him, rather than how Louisiana&...

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