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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016


Breaking News

  • 11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia.

  • Larose Bridge to close again

    The West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 1 crossing the Intracoastal Canal Waterway in Larose, LA will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27th and from 7 a.m.

  • Edwards hoping to release tax ideas by end of next week

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards hopes to have a framework of tax proposals for a planned June special session to lawmakers by the end of next week.

  • Chouest sentenced to life

    On Monday, May 23, Judge John E. LeBlanc sentenced Robert Chouest to life in prison without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence for the second-degree murder of Shawn Galjour.S

    hawn’s father, Alton Galjour prepared a statement that was read to the judge by prosecuting attorney Heather M. Hendrix.

  • Governor wants oil industry to pay for coastal restoration

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing to get the oil and natural gas industries to pay for restoring Louisiana's fragile coast by encouraging them to settle lawsuits alleging they caused extensive damage to coastal lands. The governor met with industry leaders and company executives on May 13 and asked them to settle the numerous lawsuits, filed by local governments, and help pay for coastal restoration, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.

  • American Sugar Cane League: 2016 crop shows good potential

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American Sugar Cane League predicts the 2016 cane crop shows good potential and could pass last year's 1.4 million tons of raw sugar. Senior Agronomist Herman Waguespack said as the prime sugarcane growing season begins, farmers from central and across south Louisiana report good spring stands of sugar cane despite the abnormally wet winter of 2015. "It was feared the rutted fields created by the 2015 wet harvest conditions would damage cane roots but milder weather allowe...

  • Pedestrian killed crossing highway in Golden Meadow

    Golden Meadow – Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a fatality crash involving a pedestrian on LA 1 south of LA 3235. The crash took the life of 46-year old Valerie Callais of Galliano.

  • Click-It or Ticket Campaign to run through early June

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will join other local law enforcement agencies in participating in the Click-It or Ticket campaign, which runs from May 23 through June 5. The campaign is coordinated and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts, and there will be multiple checkpoints held in conjunction with the campaign.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests April 22 - May 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.

  • US rig count drops 2 this week to 404, another all-time low

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by two this week to 404, another all-time low amid low energy prices. A year ago, 885 rigs were active.

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