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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019



Breaking News

  • Joe Cocker dies at 70

    LONDON (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early Monday of lung cancer in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two decades.

    Cocker was known for a memorable Woodstock performance and cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends." The ballad "You Are So Beautiful," with Cocker's voice cracking on the final emotional note, was a Top Ten hit in 1975. 

  • Man kills self in police chase, injuring couple

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man wanted in Oklahoma on kidnapping, robbery and other charges killed himself during a police chase, causing his truck to hit a car and seriously injure an elderly couple, police said. The chase began when investigators learned that 30-year-old Damian Pea may be in Shreveport.

  • Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"?

    The owner of the Yankee Spirits liquor store in North Tonawanda says his annual window display honoring the holiday classic includes memorabilia from the 1983 film, including several versions of the now-iconic leg lamp. 

  • Police departments on alert after NYC cops killed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car. The slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officials nationwide, though there is no evidence any threats are imminent. ...

  • Ownership of Bollinger Shipyards changes hands

    LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — There's a change in ownership at Bollinger Shipyards, a major builder of military and commercial vessels in the Gulf Coast with its 10 shipyards. The change was announced Tuesday.

  • Parish Signs Contract for Solid Waste and Disposal Services

    Mathews, Louisiana - Officials with Lafourche Parish Government have announced a five-year agreement with Progressive Waste Solutions of LA, Inc. (PWS) for solid waste and disposal services for the unincorporated areas of Lafourche and towns of Lockport and Golden Meadow.

    The contract, effective Jan. 1, will see PWS providing semi-automated collection services for the above areas through 2019.All of the parish's current solid waste customers will receive a 95-gallon wheeled cart.

  • Multiple Checkpoints to be Conducted This Week in Lafourche Parish

    Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct multiple checkpoints this week. Deputies will conduct a seat belt checkpoint during the daylight hours of Christmas Eve - Wednesday, December 24 - in Lafourche Parish.

    Deputies will conduct another seat belt checkpoint during the evening hours of Friday, December 26, followed by a DWI checkpoint that night which will continue into the early morning hours of Saturday, December 27. 

  • Lafourche Government announces holiday closure dates, garbage collection

    Lafourche Parish Government announces the closure of all parish offices Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26. Offices will also be closed on Wednesday, December 31 through Friday, January 2 in observance of the holidays. There will be no regular household garbage collection on Christmas Day, December 25 or on New Year’s Day, January 1.

  • Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. In the raw hours following the killing of the officers, police union officials and politicians accused those who have protested the deaths of Garner and Brown of fanning anti-police fervor. Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Ben...

  • Port Fourchon budgets for a busy year ahead

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission plans for a busy year in 2015 as their projected budget for the coming year shows several construction and improvement projects slated for Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport. For 2015, the commission budget is expected to be $78.6 million, an increase of some 11 percent over the 2014 budget.

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