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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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  • Dream of I-49 South inches along

    Progress is slowly being made on the Interstate 49 project that could be completed within 15 years.The I-49 South Coalition was formed in 2013, bringing business owners, elected officials and activists together in one place to advocate for a plan to turn U.S. 90 between Lafayette and New Orleans into part of the national interstate system.The coalition was founded by Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, and was modeled after the La.

  • Louisiana gets improved outlook from national credit agency

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's financial standing with another national credit rating improved Friday, an acknowledgement that state leaders have moved to stabilize the budget and end a decade of uncertainty over finances.S&P Global Ratings boosted its outlook for Louisiana from "negative" to "stable," an indication the firm believes the state has moved to a more sound financial position and is no longer at heightened risk of a credit downgrade.The credit r...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, August 22-27

    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.AUGUST 22, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeRonnie Delaune, 44, Larose.

  • Detectives Investigating Overnight Shooting Death in Raceland

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating a shooting that has left one man dead in Raceland. The shooting occurred overnight in the 200 block of Williams Street.Anyone with any other information on this case is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device.

  • Louisiana, Mississippi top nation in worst West Nile illness

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and Mississippi are leading the nation in the number of people who have become the most seriously ill from West Nile virus this year. State health departments are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes, which spread the virus."Not in my house, not on my skin, not in my yard," said Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana's state epidemiologist, as he repeated the state slogan for fighting the disease Wednesday.

  • Southeast Louisiana wetland project brings together energy, conservation, and community partners

    HOUMA, La. – Recognizing that Louisiana’s coastal wetland loss impacts everyone, Ducks Unlimited and ConocoPhillips have teamed with the South Lafourche Levee District and Energy Transfer Partners to restore more than 1,200 acres of coastal marsh in southeast Louisiana.“It is good to see other industry partners adding to DU’s coastal restoration efforts,” ConocoPhillips retired Director of Coastal Wetlands Phil Precht said. “Coastal wetlands protect the infras...

  • Thibodaux man arrested for killing girlfriend’s cat with a machete

    A Thibodaux man was arrested on Tuesday, August 21 after he allegedly killed his girlfriend’s cat with a machete. Cody Toups, 30, of Thibodaux is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals in the incident.Just after 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, deputies responded to the 2100 block of Bayou Road in Thibodaux in reference to an animal cruelty complaint.

  • Cut Off man found guilty of aggravated battery

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Cut Off man charged with stabbing another man in a March 2018 altercation was convicted by a Lafourche Parish jury of aggravated battery Tuesday afternoon.Erin Serigny, 25, was on trial for the aggravated second-degree battery of a man with whom he had been staying for a few days. An altercation between the two ensued when the victim told Serigny to leave the residence. During the altercation, Serigny pulled out his knife and s...

  • Lafourche boat launch projects take off

    Several boat launch projects in Lafourche Parish are under construction or have been completed this year, increasing access to the area’s many waterways.Parish officials announced the closure of the Leighton Boat Launch in Thibodaux last week. The Department of Public Works is making repairs to the wharf that are expected to cost $4,000.A floating dock is also scheduled to be installed pending Parish Council approval. The dock will cost an additional $20,000, Recreation Director Jennifer D...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Aug.19-22

     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. AUGUST 19, 2018Lockport Police DepartmentKevin Adams, 29, Lockport.

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