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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019



Breaking News

  • Second south Lafourche paving project moves forward

    The Lafourche Parish Council moved quickly through several project updates Tuesday night, including those in recreation, drainage and road paving.The parish is preparing to begin work on the second phase of a major road paving project in south Lafourche. The construction contract for phase 2 of the paving project in Road Sales Tax District 2 was awarded at the latest council meeting to Huey P. Stockstill.

  • "Seize and Secure: The Battle for La Fière" to premiere nationally on PBS

     Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day with the PBS national broadcast premiere of Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fière on Thursday, June 6th at 8 p.m. CST.The film sheds light on a relatively unexplored, but pivotal battle to secure a critical route inland for allied forces invading Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. The fight for the La Fière causeway and bridge is regarded as one of the bloodiest small arms battles in U.S.

  • Louisiana House lawmakers refuse to legalize sports betting

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana won't be legalizing sports betting this legislative session.The House Appropriations Committee voted 14-6 Tuesday to shelve Republican Sen. Danny Martiny's proposal to allow sports wagering in the state.By the time the committee rejected the bill, Martiny said it was so overloaded with objectionable amendments that it couldn't win enough legislative support even if it escaped the committee.The Senate supported legalizing sports betting on profe...

  • Louisiana restaurants to disclose use of foreign shrimp and crawfish

    House Bill 335 passes Senate unanimously, moves to Governor for signatureIn a move to protect Louisiana consumers from “the health risks associated with chemicals and residues in imported seafood,” the Louisiana Senate unanimously passed House Bill 335 (34-0) requiring restaurants to disclose whether they serve imported shrimp or crawfish.The bill, authored by Rep. Jerry “Truck” Gisclair (D) Larose, previously passed the Louisiana House unanimously. Gisclair has said this...

  • Senate passed budget includes teacher pay raises

     Baton Rouge -- The Louisiana Senate passed on Thursday in a 35-2 vote a $30 billion state operating budget for next year that includes pay raises for school teachers, across-the-board increases for school districts and a boost for early childhood education.Eric LaFleur, a Democrat from Ville Platte who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, said on the Senate floor “I think we have a budget that we can be proud of.”The Senate Finance Committee on Monday amended the budget bill to...

  • Arrest Reports 5/24 - 5/29

    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 proven guilty.MAY 24, 2019Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeDouglas Ellison Jr., 28, Grand Isle.

  • Shell begins production at platform in Gulf

    HOUMA, La. — Shell Oil Co. says production has begun ahead of schedule at its Appomattox platform in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.The Courier reports Andy Brown, upstream director for Royal Dutch Shell, said in a news release Friday that the site was brought online earlier than expected and under budget.At its peak, Shell expects Appomattox to produce about 175,000 barrels of oil per day.Appomattox, Shell's largest floating platform, operates in 7,400-feet of water, a depth eq...

  • Senators craft Louisiana budget with more education money

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state senators crafted a $30 billion operating budget for next year that would boost college spending, give school teachers a pay raise and provide new dollars for early childhood education, after years of flat financing or cuts for those programs.The Senate Finance Committee rewrote the House-backed spending proposal late Monday, to more closely match the wishes of Gov. John Bel Edwards for the financial year that begins July 1, particularly on public sch...

  • News in Brief- May 29, 2019

    Louisiana House ends death penalty ban debate without vote

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's annual debate over whether to abolish the death penalty appears to have ended, after a House lawmaker shelved his proposal Thursday without a vote.In a quiet, often emotional debate, House lawmakers discussed the legislation by Rep. Terry Landry, talking about exoneration rates and detailing murder cases.But after he made his closing argument, Landry — a New Iberia Democrat and former st...

  • Juvenile charged as accessory in death of Montegut man

    One suspect still at large


    A 16-year-old male has been charged as an accessory in the recent shooting death of 53-year-old Kirby Courteaux Jr. The juvenile is the third person facing charges in the incident.Terance Dupre, 22, of Montegut was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder in the case. Davonte Mathews, 21, of Montegut is also wanted for murder and is still at large.Through investigation, detectives learned Dupre, Mathews, and Courteaux were at a boat launch in Point-aux-Chenes on t...

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