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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019



Breaking News

  • BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said Thursday it won't sign off on the state school board's plan to hire outside attorneys if the legal contract would be used to pursue a lawsuit against the governor.

  • Social Security's $300M IT project still doesn't work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: July 21 - 23

    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.

  • Golden Meadow police officer, two others arrested in meth lab investigation

    Three people, including a Golden Meadow Police Officer, were arrested in connection to a methamphetamine investigation. Officer Ashley Pollard, 37, and his girlfriend, Anna King, 31, both of 113 West 82nd Street in Cut Off, were arrested Monday along with Pollard's brother, Courtney Pollard, 33, of 2016 South Bayou Drive in Golden Meadow.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: July 17 - 20

    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.

  • Pedestrian killed on La. 1 in Lafourche Parish

    State police say a pedestrian died while walking into the path of a vehicle on Louisiana Highway 1 in Raceland Saturday night. Trooper Evan Harrell said an investigation revealed that David Bergeron, age 29, of Raceland, along with two friends, were standing off the west side of LA 1 waiting to cross. For unknown reasons, Bergeron attempted to cross the highway and walked directly into the path of a 1997 Ford F-150 traveling south.

  • Lawsuit filed to stop Common Core use in Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Seventeen state lawmakers asked a judge on Monday to end Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools, saying education leaders didn't properly enact the multistate benchmarks. Rep.

  • Morganza To The Gulf will be a big benefit for Lafourche Parish

    If you have been keeping up with levee protection efforts in south Louisiana after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, you should know something about “Morganza To The Gulf” — a $12.9 billion, 72-mile system of levees, floodgates, and locks in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. A completed “Morganza” system will mean hurricane and tidal surge protection for thousands of homes and businesses in the two parishes. The portions of the project within Lafourche parish are sections “K” and “L” which w...

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the long term. The action cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund, which pays for transportation programs nat...

  • LSU hospital deals cost less than expected

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana spent $52 million less than was budgeted for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU hospitals that provide care to the uninsured in the recently ended fiscal year, according to data provided by the state health department.

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