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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015


Breaking News

  • Cut Off man killed in Lafourche Parish crash

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — State police say a 29-year-old Cut Off man died in a single vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 308 in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell says in a news release that Tyler Cheramie was travel north of Highway 308 Wednesday night when his pickup crossed the centerline, ran off the road and hit a utility pole and a driveway culvert.

  • DOTD announces temporary lane closure at LA 1 Toll Bridge on Thursday

    Effective Thursday, January 29, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will temporarily close the southbound “cash and credit lane” (right lane) of the toll bridge at La. 1 Highway, in Leeville, from 9 a.m. to early evening, for general maintenance.

  • Mathews Man Arrested for Hunting Violations and Illegal Possession of a Firearm

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a Mathews man after he was found hunting deer with a rifle out of season.

    Leonie Guidry, 26, also faces charges related to the illegal possession of a firearm after a domestic abuse battery conviction.

  • Local philanthropist, community activist passes away

    Allen Danos, Jr., age 68, passed away in his sleep early Friday morning, January 23rd. He and Hank, his brother, partner, and best friend were the owners of Danos & Curole Marine Contractors (now known as Danos, Inc.).

    Together they built one of the major oilfield service companies in south Louisiana. Hank said he and Al had disagreements but never a major argument in all the years they worked together.

  • Shooting academy, levee district continue to disagree on shooting range safety

    Recent posts in the Louisiana Sportsman Magazine indicate the confusion some outdoorsmen may be having regarding the Eymard Shooting Academy in Galliano and its ongoing disagreement with the South Lafourche Levee District (SLLD).

    On January 19, a report in the Sportsman’s forum, entitled “Flying Bullets”, warned that anyone fishing in the vicinity of Blue’s Pump Canal should be aware that it is unsafe.

  • New $103M midyear deficit because of oil price plummet

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will have to close a more than $103 million deficit in the remaining five months of the budget year, as the steep drop in oil prices worsens the state's ongoing financial problems. Next year's budget shortfall also has deepened, now reaching $1.6 billion.

  • New Raceland Ag Center offices now open

    Updating the offices used by agricultural agents in Lafourche Parish, located on 115 Texas St., Raceland, was a goal of many associated with the agricultural industry locally for a long time after spending the past 78 years in Thibodaux.

    The agricultural center just underwent a $1.3 million overhaul that included work on offices, bathrooms and the addition of a commercial kitchen.The meeting barn and showroom were also part of the improvements, according to parish officials.

  • Valentine bridge closed for repairs

    Lafourche Parish Public Works has announced the Valentine Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for the next week or two for repairs. Alternate routes include the T-Bois Lift Bridge in Larose to the south and the Belleview Bridge to the north. Motorists are asked to please be aware of workers in the area during the scheduled maintenance time.

  • Another Operation Crackin’ Down suspect apprehended, 3 remain at large

    On Thursday, January 22, deputies responded to a trailer park in Gray after obtaining knowledge of the possible whereabouts of Codi Campbell, 27.Campbell had two outstanding warrants for distribution of crack cocaine, one of which stemmed from Operation Crackin' Down in 2014.

    He also had a warrant for theft of goods after shoplifting from a local department store, and had a warrant for resisting an officer after fleeing from a traffic stop in which he was the vehicle's passenger.

  • $2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump, but for how long?

    NEW YORK (AP) — At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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