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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Breaking News

  • NLLD projects underway

    Voters will decide May 2 on whether the District will get additional revenueThe North Lafourche Levee District has three projects currently underway to provide the central Lafourche area with greater flood protection.

    In February, construction began on the Lockport Company Canal South Bank Levee Lift Project that involves raising 2,600 feet of levee to a 7-foot-plus elevation.

  • Jindal says he'd veto budget tied to tax break suspensions

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he won't support a legislative effort to temporarily suspend tax breaks to drum up quick cash to patch together next year's budget.

    The Republican governor, in a sit-down with reporters to recap the second week of the legislative session, said he's told legislative leaders that he would consider the move a tax increase and he would veto a budget dependent on it.

  • Governor's candidates pledge more transparency in government

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The four major candidates vying to be Louisiana's next governor promised more openness in government Thursday, saying they'll push to limit the broad public records exemptions granted to the governor's office. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt.

  • Two horses seized, a third found dead on property

    Acting on a tip last Sunday, April 19th, Lafourche Parish Sheriff's deputies visited a pasture located at 698 Hwy. 307 and discovered the carcass of one horse and observed two horses in extremely poor shape, due to malnutrition and neglect.

    The owner of the horses, Ryan Paul Martin, was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, and two misdemeanor charges. 

  • DHH urges residents to prepare for West Nile virus

    As summer quickly approaches, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) wants to remind residents to take the necessary precautions and protect yourself and your family from West Nile.

    Louisiana has seen a lot of rain this April, so one of the most important steps you can take now is to check around your home for standing water.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: April 18 - 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 proved guilty.

  • LDWF agents arrest one, cite another for illegal oyster sales

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested a Texas man and cited a Louisiana man for alleged illegal oyster sales in Terrebonne Parish on April 19. Agents received a public tip about a man selling sacks of oysters from an unrefrigerated truck in Houma. After investigating the tip, agentsfound Wally J.

  • Ruling in lingering post-Katrina flooding suit expected soon

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A decade-old lawsuit seeking damages from the U.S. government over flooding from Hurricane Katrina and other storms is moving closer to resolution, and a judge's latest filing indicates that at least some damages will be ordered. Judge Susan Braden of the U.S.

  • Groups want open process in addressing little-known spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three environmental groups are asking federal agencies to make sure the public is involved in responses to a little known, decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast. Apalachicola Riverkeeper, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Waterkeeper Alliance said Thursday that they fear regulators will not require further remediation at the still-leaking site where a Taylor Energy oil platform was toppled by a 2004 hurricane. They want the Interior Depar...

  • Early voting continues through Saturday for tax measures

    Early voting for the May 2 ballot started Saturday, April 18 and will continue through Saturday, April 25 at Lafourche Parish Registrar of Voters' offices. Voters can decide whether to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase for levee and drainage improvements in central and north Lafourche. The tax is expected to raise about $2.2 million a year for the North Lafourche Levee District, which works to improve drainage and enhance flood protection for parish residents north of the Gulf Intracoast...

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