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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019



Breaking News

  • Jobless rate rises in La., but so do payrolls

    Louisiana's unemployment rate rose for the third straight month in July, but employer payrolls continued to grow strongly, telling two different stories about the state's labor market. The state's jobless rate rose to 5.4 percent in July from 5 percent in June. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in July 2013. 

  • Next year's state budget shortfall pegged at $1.2B

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state lawmakers got their first glimpse Thursday of next year's budget gap that they'll have to close, and it's another hefty shortfall: $1.2 billion. The grim news, delivered to the joint legislative budget committee, barely raised eyebrows at the committee hearing, after more than six years of such disappointing financial forecasts.

  • Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families in the urban Northeast will spend more than families in...

  • Louisiana Job Connection now open to job seekers

    BATON ROUGE, La. — LouisianaJobConnection.com launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana. The free website debuted in June for employers, who began registering jobs, and provides a robust, skills-based job matching platform that automatically matches job seekers with jobs for which they are most qualified.

  • New discount airline to add service to New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia. Officials say PEOPLExpress will begin flying from to New Orleans on Aug. 28.

  • 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.

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