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  • Lafourche Parish Council action taken on Jan. 22

    Below is a rundown of action taken during Tuesday night’s Lafourche Parish Council meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted. Councilman Bo Melvin was absent.ACTION: Approved the minutes of the Aug.

  • News in Brief- January 27, 2019

    Patricia Clarkson, Mario Lopez in pre-Mardi Gras parades

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-born actress Patricia Clarkson, "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles and "ExtraTV" host Mario Lopez are among the stars headlining New Orleans parades leading up to Mardi Gras.The Krewe of Muses says Clarkson is the first person to serve twice as Honorary Muse — someone considered a role model for the city's women and girls. Clarkson won Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards t...

  • Inmates moved to new Correctional Complex

    The new Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex is now operating after inmates were moved from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on January 18. Over 240 inmates were moved in the span of two hours with no incidents to report.Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex staff and inmates are adapting to the new operation of a “direct supervision” facility. For inmates who require a higher level of security, there are standard two-person cells in the Special Housing Unit of the complex.The ...

  • Illegal alien arrested for Child Exploitation

    Attorney General Jeff Landry renews call for border security

    BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Wednesday announced the arrest of an illegal alien living in Houma on numerous counts of Internet crimes against children.“Yet again, our office has arrested another illegal immigrant accused of exploiting children,” said General Landry. “This man who should not be in our country has been picked up for possessing and distributing pornography involving juven...

  • Governor outlines coastal spending plan

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Long-sought coastal protection projects stretching across south Louisiana will share in $300 million the state is expected to receive over the next three years from offshore oil and gas drilling income, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.The Democratic governor also intends to ask lawmakers to spend $55 million from last year's state surplus on coastal work as well.

  • Council blocks budget changes

    The Lafourche Parish Council blocked proposed budget changes from the administration at Tuesday night’s meeting, choosing to stick to the original plans for the current year.The parish administration asked the council to pass six supplemental budget amendments to change the money sources for various projects. Most of the changes would have moved projects’ money from undedicated to dedicated funds.Five of the six proposed amendments were rejected.In November, the council passed a doze...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Jan. 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, those offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.JANUARY 21, 2019Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficePaul Savoie Jr., 36, Raceland.

  • AP-NORC poll: 6 in 10 Americans blame Trump for shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the record-long government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall, according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval rating to its lowest level in more than a year.Overall, 34 percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance in a survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That's down from 42 percent ...

  • Submerged vehicle kills three in Lafourche Parish crash

    Golden Meadow – Shortly before midnight Monday night, Troopers with Troop C responded to a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA 308 near East 165th Street.The crash claimed the lives of 37-year-old Michael Barthelemy of Galliano, 2-year-old Trisha Barthelemy of Galliano, and 17-year-old Zackary Cheramie of Golden Meadow.The preliminary investigation revealed Barthelemy was traveling north on LA 308 in a 2005 Nissan Frontier, when, for unknown reasons, he ran off of the roadway to the right ...

  • Stalemate over Louisiana income forecast reaches third month

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For three consecutive months, Louisiana's forecasting panel has debated economists' suggestions to boost income estimates, making millions more available for spending. Each time, the meeting ends in a stalemate, with no changes made.The scene replayed Thursday in the latest Revenue Estimating Conference meeting at the Louisiana Capitol, continuing the latest clash between Democratic Gov.

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