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  • Lafourche Parish vacancies could persist through election

    An interim employee brought in to lead the Lafourche Parish Human Resources Department has resigned, and the parish may have to wait until after the October election to fill its vacant positions.Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle confirmed Stacey Nicholls resigned the interim human resources director position Thursday after about a week on the job.Cantrelle said she was working part-time and “realized it was too much work.”Nicholls was brought in to lead the department after Emily Knig...

  • Louisiana ups the price per tail for nutria

    The large buck-toothed aquatic rodent wreaking havoc on Louisiana’s marshes now has a higher bounty on its head. Louisiana wildlife officials are upping the price they'll pay hunters who catch nutria known for harming marsh ecosystems.Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has increased the bounty from $5 to $6 after fewer nutrias have been caught than in the past. The program was holding fairly steady until the 2016-17 season, when nutria catches fell by about 38%.Most o...

  • Kennedy: New Louisiana law won't solve health care problems

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If federal judges overturn the Affordable Care Act, a new Louisiana law won't be the fix for replacing the health overhaul, Republican U.S. Sen.

  • Fire kills Lafourche paramedic

     A 41-year-old Lafourche paramedic and volunteer firefighter was killed Monday morning during a house fire in Larose, authorities said.The fire claimed the life of Bryant Pierce Jr., the State Fire Marshal’s Office said.Lafourche Parish Fire District 3 responded to a medical call around 7 a.m. in the 200 block of Le Village Drive, said state fire marshal spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue.“It was not a fire but a medical emergency,” Rodrigue said. “When firefighters got th...

  • Governor signs $700M Louisiana roadwork bill

    Edwards: $700M infrastructure investment 'huge step forward,' but more revenue needed

    Gov. John Bel Edwards and other Louisiana officials on Friday celebrated the state’s biggest infrastructure investment in decades, but said more work – and money – will be needed to improve Louisiana’s ailing transportation system.“Today marks a huge step forward to better meet our infrastructure needs,” Edwards said.House Bill 578 by Rep. Tanner Magee, a Houma Republi...

  • Two-year investigation leads to 18 indictments and seizure of $1 million in illegal drugs

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office officials and officials from surrounding parishes, federal agencies, and state agencies announced the results Monday of a two-year investigation into major methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin trafficking in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.Eighteen individuals were federally indicted as part of the investigation. A press conference was held Monday afternoon in New Orleans at the office of the U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser, Eastern District of Louisiana.Overall, t...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, June 27- 30

    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: Health care bill boxed in Louisiana's governor

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation promoted as a path to creating state-level health care protections for Louisiana residents if the federal health law is overturned put Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in a no-win political situation.If he vetoed the bill championed by Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry, Edwards would be scrapping the only measure that reached his desk to respond to the pending federal litigation threatening the Affordable Care Act.

  • Two honored in Lafourche for community service

    Two Lafourche Parish residents were honored Tuesday night for their service to the community.The Parish Council proclaimed May 24, 2019, as Mark Goldman Day in the parish. Goldman is retiring from the Coroner’s Office after over 30 years. In that time, he also served as forensic investigator and helped investigate over 30,000 deaths, Councilwoman Luci Sposito said.The council also honored Michelle Plaisance with the parish Outstanding Citizen award.Plaisance has led a group of other reside...

  • Study: Sea rise, subsidence to cost state $38 billion

    A new study suggests protection and adaptation against the rising sea levels could cost Louisiana $38 billion or more by 2040.The study, produced by the Center for Climate Integrity, projects that the state will spend the second most in the nation for adapting public infrastructure and installing protection, behind only Florida. The study estimates that Florida will spend nearly $76 billion.Of the 132 counties or parishes projected to spend over $1 billion by 2040, 10 are in Louisiana. Terrebonn...

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