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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018



Breaking News

  • Another debate coming in Louisiana about sports betting

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers Wednesday promised a renewed push to legalize sports betting, saying gamblers are finding ways to wager elsewhere and the state is losing out on taxing the activity.Sen. Danny Martiny, a Kenner Republican, told members of a Senate judiciary committee that he'll again introduce a sports betting proposal in the 2019 legislative session.Lawmakers spurned similar legislation this year.

  • Other Council action taken from Oct. 23 meeting

    In other action from Tuesday’s Parish Council public meeting (all votes were unanimous except where indicated and all members present except for the still-vacant District 5 Seat):-approved minutes of the June 26 meeting and deferred all subsequent minutes-heard an end of year report from Ms. Vicki Adams, Head Start Director-heard an update from Henri Boulet on LA 1 Coalition’s attempt to secure grants for a portion of theLA 1 elevated highway project which crosses the protection leve...

  • News in Brief- Oct. 28, 2018

    Southeast mostly drought-free, Alabama and Georgia worsening

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern United States is mostly free of drought, but a new federal assessment shows conditions are worsening slightly in Georgia and Alabama.A new map released by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about one-third of Georgia is either abnormally dry or in a moderate drought.

  • ACT scores show Louisiana students still struggling to match peers nationwide

    Each year, tens of thousands of Louisiana high school students take the ACT exam, one of the major college preparedness tests that plays a major role in determining the caliber of college or university that students may go on to attend.Louisiana is one of about 20 states where all or nearly all students will take the ACT exam before graduation, and the results are helpful to paint a picture of where the state stands compared to the other 19. Based on a report released Wednesday detailing results...

  • Golden Meadow Man Cited for Endangered Species Act Violation

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Golden Meadow man for an alleged endangered species act violation on Oct. 23 in LaFourche Parish.Agents cited Lee H. Leger Jr., 61, for violating the endangered species act.Agents received a tip about a Golden Meadow man possessing two green sea turtles at his residence.

  • Absence parish administration has Council questioning

    Conspicuously absent from Tuesday’s Parish Council Public Meeting in Mathews were Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle and all but one member of his administration.Only Finance Director Connie Duet attended but, from her seat in the audience, declined to comment either on the absence of department heads or on financial questions.Cantrelle was recovering from eye surgery, said Councilman Bo Melvin.Council members also intimated that the administration had been instructed “not to say anyth...

  • Galliano Man Pleads Guilty In Sexual Abuse Case

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Galliano man pled guilty to Simple Rape and Sexual Battery on Monday, October 22, and was sentenced to 25 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections on each offense.Charles Hebert, 36, sexually abused two family members over the course of several years of their life. The years of abuse came to light when Hebert was caught fondling one of the victims; eventually prompting the other victim to come forward as well.“B...

  • Galliano Man Pleads Guilty In Sexual Abuse Case

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Galliano man pled guilty to Simple Rape and Sexual Battery on Monday, October 22, and was sentenced to 25 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections on each offense.Charles Hebert, 36, sexually abused two family members over the course of several years of their life. The years of abuse came to light when Hebert was caught fondling one of the victims; eventually prompting the other victim to come forward as well.“B...

  • Two Arrested after Stealing Cash Box at Youth Center

    Two people were arrested for stealing a cash box from a local youth center during a bingo game. Keras Jackson, 26, of Thibodaux and Damarcus Caine, 19, of Larose were both arrested following the incident.Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, deputies responded to a robbery at a Cut Off Youth Center.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 21-24

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. These individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses show. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.  OCTOBER 21, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeGeorge Adair Jr., 45, Thibodaux.

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