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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Breaking News

  • Grand Isle man sentencing set for Oct. 22

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Grand Isle man will be sentenced Oct. 22 after pleading guilty Wednesday to violating the civil rights of two black female Hurricane Isaac relief workers two years ago. 

    Federal prosecutors say in a news release that 52-year-old Josh Jambon faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

  • Prosecutors: Ray Nagin deserves harsh sentence

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes and lied to investigators and U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly. Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show leniency in the face of federal guidelines that recommend he be sentenced to no less than 20 years in prison.

  • In bone dry California, water fetching record prices as sellers cash in on drought

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in. As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state's farmland are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches. Nearly 40 others also are seeking to sell their surplus water this year, according to state and federal records.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: June 30 - July 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.

  • LWC wins $6.1 million federal grant to train Louisiana workers

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has won a $6.175 million federal grant to train workers in high-demand occupations and help employers in 36 parishes across South Louisiana, including Lafourche, offset the cost of worker training. The grant will focus on the industries that are driving employment demand in South Louisiana: industrial construction, hospitality, healthcare, information technology and shipbuilding and repair. Louisiana’s award is the maximum allowed under the U.S.

  • State: Speed still major factor in highway deaths

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Increased seatbelt use and cuts in impaired driving have helped reduce the number of people killed in crashes in Louisiana and across the nation, but state officials say less progress has been made in reducing speeding, another major factor in those deaths. Lt.

  • BP seeks return of claim 'overpayments'

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP wants a federal judge to order restitution — plus interest — of what it says are hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments to some businesses that claimed losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. In a Friday court filing, BP points to a revised policy for calculating losses that was approved by the court in May. The company says the court should order recalculation of awards paid prior to that change.

  • Veterans tell La. lawmakers of health care delays

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's veterans affairs secretary told state lawmakers Friday that he's heard complaints for years about problems with veterans having trouble getting treatment in the federal VA hospitals and clinics around the state. David LaCerte said the state veterans department reported the complaints to the federal VA and its inspector general, but never saw any substantive response.

  • Louisiana inshore shrimp season to close Thursday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State fisheries regulators say the 2014 spring inshore shrimp season in Louisiana will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday. The closure affects state inside waters extending from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the River Channel Buoy Line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal. Data collected by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists indicate increased quantity, distribution and percentage of sma...

  • Bollinger delivers cutter to Coast Guard

    LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards Inc. has delivered the fast-response cutter Raymond Evans to the Coast Guard.

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