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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Breaking News

  • Gazette Football contest begins this week

    Get ready football fans, the Lafourche Gazette Football Contest begins today! The annual contest is back for another year and will run for ten consecutive weeks.One lucky winner each week will receive a cash prize of $65. 

  • Hearing set in Jindal Common Core lawsuit

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal will have to wait a few months to have his day in federal court in his lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Common Core education standards.U.S.

  • Analysis: Jam-packed election causing new snags

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When the doors closed on the candidate sign-up period for the fall elections, Secretary of State Tom Schedler said it seemed "crazier" than usual. A few days later, when he received the data, he understood why the three-day qualifying felt so slammed.

  • Gheens man charged with violating new law named in honor of local shooting victim

    A Gheens man arrested for domestic battery on Friday, September 5th, is the first person in the parish to be charged per a new law named for a local shooting victim.Michael Head, 46, of 310 Gracie Lane, was charged with violating Louisiana Revised Statute 14:95.10, which prohibits someone previously convicted of domestic abuse battery from possessing a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon for 10 years.

  • State Democrats back ex-Gov. Edwards in 6th District

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic Central Committee is endorsing former Gov. Edwin Edwards in the race for the state's 6th Congressional District seat.Monday's announcement acknowledges that the conservative southeast Louisiana district, now represented by Republican Bill Cassidy, is "challenging terrain" for a Democrat. 

  • U.S. gas prices fall, extending summer decline

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped 2 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.46, bringing the decline to 25 cents over the last 11 weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling crude oil prices drove the declines, although the drop was more moderate than earlier this summer.

  • British royal couple expecting second child

    LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child and was being treated for severe morning sickness, royal officials said Monday. The couple and their families were "delighted" with the news, according to their office, Clarence House. The duchess was being treated at Kensington Palace for severe morning sickness, Clarence House said.

  • Chick-fil-A restaurant founder died at age 93

    ATLANTA (AP) — S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Sept. 3 - 7

    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. 

  • Highway Safety Checkpoint Scheduled for Thursday, September 11

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a Highway Safety Checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daylight hours of Thursday, September 11. Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, expired inspection tags, and other violations. This checkpoint is part of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office's year-long campaign designed to raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.

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