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  • GM recalls 7.6 million cars for ignition switches

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million. The company says it is aware of three deaths, eight injuries and seven crashes involving the vehicles recalled on Monday.

  • Brothers Arrested for Stealing in Separate Incidents on Same Street

    Two brothers have been arrested for separate stealing crimes that occurred on the same street in Larose. Dustin Allen, 19, and Dezman Allen, 18, both of 204 Sunny Acres Drive in Larose, were arrested this week following investigations into separate incidents. On Wednesday, June 18, deputies responded to a report of a burglary on Gaspard Drive in Larose. During the burglary, over $1,000 in cash was allegedly stolen along with prescription medication. Through investigation, detectives developed De...

  • US: Looking at all options in immigration surge

    Homeland Security chief tells Congress all options considered to handle flood of immigrants WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in South Texas. Johnson told the House Homeland Security Committee that he won't rule out using National Guard troops, as several lawmakers have suggested, but he warned that there are limitati...

  • Operation Crackin' Down Update: Twelve More Arrested, Four Others Still at Large

    Forty-five people have been arrested in connection to an investigation into a crack cocaine organization. Operation Crackin' Down netted 34 arrests as part of a roundup in January 2014. In an update announcement, Sheriff Craig Webre reported 12 more people have been arrested since then, and agents are asking for help in locating four (4) other individuals with warrants related to the operation. January's roundup involved several local, state, and federal agencies and was the culmination of an ei...

  • La. oyster beds recovering after storms, oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time in its 100-year-plus history, one of New Orleans' biggest oyster dealers has resorted to importing oysters to subsidize demand for the shellfish delicacy, which in recent years, dealers say, has become hard to harvest in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Al Sunseri, co-owner of P&J Oyster Company in the French Quarter and a member of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force, said Tuesday that his company has shucked and sold fresh Louisiana oysters for more than 130 y...

  • Parish assessor offers interactive resource

    Lafourche Parish Assessor Wendy Thibodeaux addressed the Parish Council at Tuesday night’s public meeting, introducing her office’s newest resource—an interactive geoportal mapping system for the entire parish. A project begun several years ago under then-Parish Assessor Michael Martin, Thibodeaux’s office hired Geographic Computer Technologies (GCT) of Metairie, LA to design and implement a geographic information system which can help the user find any parcel of land in the parish, identify own...

  • Three teens charged in Larose vehicle burglaries

    Three teenagers were charged in a string of vehicle burglaries in the Larose area this week. Brody Guidry, Bryce Plaisance, and a 16-year-old juvenile all confessed to their involvement in the crimes. On Tuesday, June 24, deputies responded to reports of several vehicle burglaries from residents on several streets including West 11th, West 23rd and West 25th Streets. Several items of value were missing from inside their vehicles, including credit cards. Through investigation, detectives learne...

  • Budget has $134M gap as fiscal year nears its end

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than $134 million in piecemeal funding that Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers used to balance this year's budget has yet to arrive in the state treasury, with the end of the fiscal year only days away.

  • U.S. Chamber study ranks Louisiana No. 1 for exports

    BATON ROUGE, La. — National leadership in exports, strong industrial growth, and policies that are attracting business investment and creating jobs helped Louisiana establish multiple Top 10 rankings in Enterprising States 2014, a new report by an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • Port Fourchon uses Port Security Funds to build Emergency Operation Center

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., the Chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year 2015 includes $100 million for Port Security Grants.

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