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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Breaking News

  • New report reveals Louisiana economy continues downward skid

    Amid positive reports, numbers show Louisiana is falling further behind the rest of the nationNEW ORLEANS, La. — Despite many positive news stories in recent months, the Pelican Institute released an economic report card Thursday, titled “Louisiana’s Still Not Working,” which highlights the job losses, outmigration trends and other critical factors that are contributing to Louisiana’s continued economic decline.Analyzing job growth, personal income, population and g...

  • News in Brief- September 4, 2019

    Never finished your degree? There's an app for that

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The University of Louisiana System has launched a new program with the goal of getting Louisianians back to school and finishing their bachelor's degree.The program is designed to re-engage the approximately 653,000 people in Louisiana with some college credits who dropped out before completing a degree.

  • LPSO to participate in back to school distracted driving enforcement campaign

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will be joining forces with law enforcement agencies throughout the state to combat distracted driving in school zones. This is part of a statewide effort entitled the Back to School Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign. The purpose of the campaign, slated for September 3-6, is to raise awareness for the ban of handheld cell phone use in school zones through a coordinated statewide effort.Motorists are expected to be particularly attentive while dri...

  • Body of dock worker found in Port Fourchon

    The body of an unidentified man was recovered in Port Fourchon Friday, authorities said.According to Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, authorities were notified about the body Friday afternoon.Harbor police responded, located and recovered the body of a black male who was a dock worker in Port Fourchon, Chaisson said. Foul play is not suspected.

  • Searchers look for 9 missing in California boat fire, 25 die

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Divers and search crews were still looking Tuesday for nine missing people after at least 25 were confirmed dead when a boat packed with scuba divers caught fire near an island off the Southern California coast.The dive-boat Conception became engulfed in flames before dawn as the passengers on a recreational scuba diving trip slept below deck."You couldn't ask for a worse situation," Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told reporters.Coast Gua...

  • Assessor’s report demonstrates way to help parish growth

    Parish Assessor Wendy Thibodeaux stood before the Parish Council last week with three table legs, each engraved with “ITEP”, “Economic Development” and “Council of Governments”. These legs demonstrated the three pillars in which Lafourche Parish stands upon in order to be successful and beneficial towards its residents.The first leg was labeled as ITEP in reference to the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, operated by the State. ITEP incentivizes companies by o...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Aug. 29- Sept. 1

    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.

  • Analysis: Campaigns spin economic data in governor's race

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — By Gov. John Bel Edwards' telling, Louisiana's economy is on the mend, growing and creating new jobs after exiting a recession.

  • Dorian slams Bahamas with record-setting force, eyes Florida

    McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — In a slow, relentless advance, a catastrophic Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded left wrecked homes, shredded roofs, tumbled cars and toppled power poles in its wake.The storm's top sustained winds decreased slightly to 165 mph as its westward movement slowed, crawling along Grand Bahama island Monday morning at 1 mph in what forecasters said would be a daylong ...

  • Police unsure why man went on West Texas shooting rampage

    ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police say they are not sure why a man with a misdemeanor on his record and no warrant for his arrest erupted in a spate of violence after a routine traffic stop in West Texas, killing seven, including a man slain outside his parents' home and a teenager fatally shot as she left a car dealership with her family.Authorities said that Seth Aaron Ator, 36, also injured 22 people Saturday afternoon before officers killed him outside a busy movie theater in Odessa.Onlin...

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