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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Breaking News

  • Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital.MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Wednesday that the six-term Louisiana Republican was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is beginning "intensive inpatient rehabilitation." It did not identify the rehabilitation facility."Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recover...

  • Roseau cane-killing bug continues to spread

    The roseau cane-killing bug, found in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes about a month ago, is continuing to spread and has now made its way to at least 10 parishes in the southern portions of the state.

    The roseau cane mealybug, an invasive species from Asia, originally found late last year in Plaquemines Parish, attaches to the root of roseau cane and eventually kills the plant. If the bug continues to spread, the state could permanently lose some of its wetlands, scientists say.

  • Insurance department recovers $4 Million for policyholders

    Insurance policyholders collected an additional $4 million in the first half of the year as a result of assistance provided by the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI). 

    These funds are a result of staff from the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) Office of Consumer Services working with company representatives to resolve consumer complaints.

  • Lockport woman arrested for stabbing another woman in Raceland parking lot

    Patricia Arceneaux, age 58, of Lockport, was arrested by the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office after she allegedly stabbed a woman in a parking lot during an argument on Thursday.

    At around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, deputies responded to a call of a woman lying on the ground and bleeding following an altercation in the parking lot of the Sugarland Shopping Center on LA Highway 1 in Raceland. 

  • Analysis: Louisiana governor has rare month of good news

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards must be wishing that all months could be like this one.

    After bruising tax and spending battles with state lawmakers earlier this year, the Democratic governor has largely had a stretch of good — or at least less awful — news to talk about since the legislative sessions ended in June.

  • Three Arrested, One Sought in Theft of an ATV and Utility Trailer

    Three Raceland men have been arrested by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and one is being sought in connection with the theft of an all-terrain vehicle and utility trailer in Leeville. 

    Jody Landry, age 41, David Leblanc, age 52, and Gordon Melancon, age 56, each face charges in the incident, and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Billy Bellanger Sr., age 61.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: July 14 - 23

    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.

  • Not coming back: Louisiana lawmakers nix veto session again

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After three legislative sessions this year, Louisiana lawmakers don't intend to return for another to try to override the governor's budget vetoes.

    The House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to cancel the veto session, according to tallies released Monday.

  • US rig count decreases by 2 this week to 950

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950. A year ago, just 462 rigs were active.

    Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 764 rigs sought oil and 186 explored for natural gas this week.

  • Louisiana Public Broadcasting seeking Vietnam War stories

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Public Broadcasting is searching for stories about how the Vietnam War affected its state residents.The new initiative — called The Vietnam War-Louisiana Remembers — is in support of an upcoming documentary series about the war by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The series will air on LPB and other PBS stations starting September 17.Each Wednesday between 10 a.m.

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