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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018



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  • News in Brief- September 2, 2018

    Police: Synthetic marijuana leaving many users unconscious

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Police in southwest Louisiana are warning residents that dozens of people have been quickly knocked out by ingesting synthetic marijuana.The Lake Charles Police Department says it has handled 30 incidents in the past few days, and Acadian Ambulance reports taking about 45 people to hospitals since Friday. A police department statement Tuesday says the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office also has dealt with...

  • Galliano (Tarpon) Bridge scheduled for repairs

    The Galliano (Tarpon) Bridge crossing Bayou Lafourche will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7 until 6:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials said.The closure is needed in order to allow DOTD contractors to remove and replace electrical conductors and components, part of a $372,000 project.For the duration of the closure, the bridge will be inoperable with the span in the open for marine position.

  • Arrest Made in connection to the shooting death of Raceland man

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff announced an arrest has been made in connection to the investigation into the shooting death of a Raceland man.Dontrell Bryant, 50, of Raceland has been arrested for an August 24, 2018 shooting incident involving Timon Nash, 38, of Raceland who died in a second shooting incident the next day.Through investigation, detectives learned that just after 12 a.m. on August 24, Bryant approached Nash and had a brief verbal altercation. Bryant then pulled a gun and fired several ...

  • Council removes interim administrator

    The search for a new Lafourche Parish administrator will be even more pressing now that the council voted to remove the interim employee.Interim Parish Administrator Tommy Lasseigne was removed by a 7-2 vote Tuesday, with Councilmen James Bourgeois and Michael Gros voting no.Lasseigne will still be employed by the parish, however, returning to his civil service position as project manager.Before the council’s vote, Lasseigne elected to discuss his removal in open session rather than behind...

  • How long will the Delta Farms Launch sit in disrepair?

    Recent news reports about parish boat launches and their improvements failed to include an important fact -- there is another launch in Lafourche, known as the Delta Farms Public Launch.The Delta Farms Launch, formerly known as the Mercer Launch, is located near the end of Delta Farms Road along the south side of the Intracoastal Waterway in Larose.It’s owned by Lafourche Parish Government, purchased from the Mercer family in 2017 for $310,000.After its purchase, the property (which includ...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Aug. 28-29

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, those offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.AUGUST 28, 2018Lockport Police DepartmentJames Bernard Jr., 21, Lockport.

  • Galliano Man Earns 2nd Conviction In A Month; Gets 22 Years

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Galliano man was sentenced last Thursday, August 23rd, to 10 years with the Department of Corrections for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine after pleading guilty to the charge.Lee Toups, 30, was arrested on the drug offense in May of this year while in the LafourcheParish jail on a separate charge. Toups was searched by Correctional Officers after suspicion was raised that he might be in possession of contraband. The...

  • Lafourche Parish Water District No. 1 Boil Water Advisory

    The Lafourche Parish Water District experienced a drop in water pressure in the North Raceland area due to a mainline leak. Because of this, the water in this area is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the Lafourche Parish Water District is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately for all customers in the following areas:From the Lafourche Crossing south to the North Raceland Water Tank along LA Hwy 1 and LA Hwy 308.The St.

  • Unrestrained teenager killed in early morning crash

    Valentine – Shortly before 5:30 this morning, Troopers with Troop C began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA 308 south of the Valentine Bridge. The crash took the life of 19-year old Robbie Istre of Cut Off, LA. The preliminary investigation revealed Istre was traveling north on LA 308 in a 2007 Ford F-150 when, for reasons still under investigation, Istre entered a right curve in the roadway, crossed the center line, and ran off the roadway to the left.Istre’s ...

  • Louisiana outdoorsmen asked to help lessen spread of insect

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials are again asking outdoorsmen to help stem the spread of an insect they believe is killing off Roseau cane, an important marsh grass, in the southeastern corner of the state.State wildlife and agriculture leaders suspect an invasive, fleshy white insect from Asia, dubbed Roseau cane scale, may be leading to the death of the grass.They're asking waterfowl hunters and fishermen not to transport Roseau cane or tie their boats to it and to take ex...

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