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Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Breaking News

  • New Orleans' police chief announces retirement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Ronal Serpas is leaving after four years as New Orleans police superintendent and 25 years in the city, saying at a news conference Monday that he has a new job but not revealing what that is.

  • Deputies: Parents passing out on heroin

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a mother and father passed out on heroin with their two young sons in the car. Col.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Aug. 1 - 17

    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 proved guilty.

  • Fugitives arrested for Terrebonne home invasion

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Suspects in a home invasion in Terrebonne Parish are in custody. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 33-year-old Breiun Folse and 31-year-old Jennifer Truxillo, both of Lockport, were picked up Thursday in Raceland after authorities received an anonymous tip on their location.

  • Valentine bridge to close for hyacinth clearing

    Lafourche Parish Public Works announces the Valentine Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic on Tuesday, August 19, from noon till 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20. The bridge closure is to allow for the clearing of water hyacinths that have accumulated in the area.

  • Petition filed to stop new age law from taking effect

    Louisiana justices of the peace and constables over age 70 may be able to run for office after all if a judge approves a petition for an injunction against a new law before Wednesday. The law, sponsored by state Sen. Elbert Guillory, R-Opelousas, removed a grandfather clause from a 2008 bill that placed an age cap of 70 on justice of the peace and constable seats.

  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the same one Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police and about 200 protesters clashed in Ferguson, Missouri, late Friday after another tense day in the St.

  • SLLD taking Larose Floodwall project ‘one piece at a time’

    At the August 11 South Lafourche Levee District (SLLD) public meeting in Galliano, General Manager Windell Curole referred to plans for elevating the unimproved sections of the Larose Floodwall along the Intracoastal Waterway in Larose as “pieces of a puzzle”.

  • Councilman pushing for ‘dangerous’ animal ordinance

    Parish Councilman John Arnold is not giving up his fight for a more stringent ”vicious and dangerous” animal ordinance in Lafourche. At last Tuesday’s parish council public meeting in Mathews, Arnold reintroduced a measure to amend the ordinance, one which he had unsuccessfully tried to pass in April. “Since the last time we proposed this, we’ve had four attacks by pit bulls in the parish,” he stated.

  • Qualifying for fall elections begins this week

    Candidate qualifying for November elections will take place this week, running from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018