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  • Oil spill-related grants announced by foundation

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A national conservation agency on Monday announced more than $99 million in projects funded through a settlement resulting from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — including more than $13 million for restoration work on Louisiana's coast. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation outlined the latest projects in a news release. It marks the second round of grants from a program funded as a result of plea agreements between the U.S.

  • New Manager Tapped To Lead Lafourche Animal Shelter

    When searching for a new manager to run the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter in Thibodaux, Deputy Director of Community Services Reggie Bagala didn’t have to look far to find the right fit.

    According to Bagala, Hilary Knight of Lockport impressed him with her “experience along with great ideas and overall direction she wants to take the shelter in.”

  • Parish Still Accepting Applications For Uniform Voucher Program

    Officials with Lafourche Parish Government and the Office of Community Action want to make residents aware of its ongoing Uniform Voucher Program.The program, which is entering its third consecutive year, seeks to offer qualifying parish residents vouchers for free school uniforms to use at one of several specialized local vendors.

    The vouchers provide each recipient per household with two school uniform shirts and bottoms, such as pants and skirts.

  • Public's Help Sought in Larose Tractor Theft

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for stealing a tractor in the Larose area and driving it into the bayou, while damaging private property in the process. On the morning of Sunday, November 2, patrol deputies responded to a property near East 27th Street in Larose regarding the theft of a tractor. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a shed, a fence, and other areas of the property had ...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Nov. 17 - 20

    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.

  • La. tax amnesty program estimates raising $169M

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's latest amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers is expected to bring in $169 million. That's more than lawmakers included in this year's budget, but not enough to close a midyear deficit that has emerged since then.

  • Unclaimed property program returns $36M last year

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's unclaimed property program gave back more money during the last budget year than at any time in its 42-year history. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the program returned $35.5 million to 116,000 people in the fiscal year that ended June 30, exceeding the previous record by $4 million.

  • 5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say

    CALHOUN, La. (AP) — Three children and two adults from an East Texas family were killed on their way to a Disney World vacation when their sport utility vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana, police said. The car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the wheel just before 11 p.m.

  • Explosion on Gulf platform; 1 dead, 3 injured

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. about 12 miles off Louisiana's coast.

  • Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation's fractured immigration laws in nearly three decades and set off a fierce fight with Republicans over the limits of presidential p...

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