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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015


Breaking News

  • Levee district clarifies where tax money will go

    The North Lafourche Levee District (NLLD) Board of Commissioners approved a measure recently toplace a quarter-cent sales tax dedicated to building critical levees and other priority flood protection projects on the May 2, 2015 ballot. The District also passed a resolution recently saying money from the proposed sales tax will not be used for salaries, legal judgments or new buildings. The sales tax is estimated to generate approximately $2.2 million per year for the District, which would be sol...

  • Jury deadlocked in Cut Off man’s murder case

    A Cut Off man charged in a fatal shooting near his home will get a new trial after a jury could not make a decision Saturday in his second-degree murder case.Robert Chouest, 31, is charged in the May 22, 2013, killing of Shawn Galjour, 41, of Larose.

    Galjour was found on his back in a driveway near Chouest's home on ABC Lane.

  • La. judge dismisses anti-Common Core lawsuit

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to block Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools was dismissed Monday by a state district judge who said the legal challenge was filed too late. Seventeen state lawmakers sued the state Education Department and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in July, saying education leaders didn't properly enact the multistate English and math standards.

  • Three area high school students charged in separate incidents

    Three students were charged in separate incidents at Lafourche Parish high schools in the last two weeks.

    Earlier this month, sheriff’s office deputies opened an investigation after learning a large number of computers had been damaged at Central Lafourche High School over the course of nearly two months. The total damages amounted to around $5,000.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: March 26 - 29

    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.

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 21 to 1,048

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 21 this week to 1,048 amid falling oil prices.

  • Jailed ex-New Orleans mayor gets more time for appeal briefs

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal public defenders have been granted more time to work on the appeal for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption.

    Briefs in Nagin's appeal had been due Monday, but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pushed back the deadline to April 9.

  • Shipyard founder, bank exec buy small stake in Galatoire's

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The founder of a Lockport shipyard and an Alexandria bank executive have bought a bit of one of New Orleans' most famous restaurants. A news release says Galatoire's majority owner John Georges sold 10 percent of his stake to Bollinger Shipyards founder Donald "Boysie" Bollinger and Red River Bank Chairman John Simpson. Georges owned 75 percent of the Bourbon Street restaurant and its two affiliates before the deal.

  • Proposed bulkhead funding questioned by councilmen

    An ordinance asking for additional money for the Industrial Park Road Bulkhead project, proposed at Tuesday’s Parish Council meeting, was deferred until April over some questions about the proposed funding source

    Parish administration’s measure to provide an additional $1.5 million to add 500-ft. more bulkhead along the Intracoastal Waterway in Larose was met with grumbling by some councilmen.

  • Jindal health care budget has gaps, cuts, unsure financing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's hospital privatization deals that provide care for uninsured patients are precariously balanced in next year's budget recommendations, with one-third of their financing reliant on tax changes uncertain to win passage from state lawmakers.

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