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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016



Breaking News

  • NOAA launches America’s first national water forecast model

    New tool hailed as a game changer for predicting floods, informing water-related decisionsNOAA and its partners have developed a new forecasting tool to simulate how water moves throughout the nation’s rivers and streams, paving the way for the biggest improvement in flood forecasting the country has ever seen.

  • Long, hard recovery slog begins in flood-ravaged Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Storm victims spill out of the waiting rooms, some clutching water-stained documents, others with the long stare of those stricken by disaster, each with a story of personal tragedy about the Louisiana flood's devastation to their homes and their lives.

    The line for the makeshift Federal Emergency Management Agency recovery center started to gather before the facility opened Monday at a substance abuse treatment site run by a local Baptist church. 

  • Three Arrested for Using Counterfeit Vouchers at Casinos

    Three men were arrested for using counterfeit vouchers at Lafourche Parish casinos. Victor Cheramie, 47, of Cut Off; Brent Poiencot, 40, of Thibodaux; and Damen Smith, 37, of Galliano were arrested in connection with the case.On Friday, August 12, detectives opened an investigation after learning counterfeit cash vouchers had been used at casinos in Thibodaux and Raceland. The fake vouchers resulted in over $3,000 being stolen from the casinos during the month of August.

  • Health official: Gulf Coast states most vulnerable to Zika

    MIAMI (AP) — A National Institutes of Health official said Sunday that the Zika virus could "hang around" the United States for a year or two.Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC's "This Week" that other Gulf Coast states, besides Florida, are most vulnerable to the spread of the disease."I would not be surprised if we see cases in Texas and Louisiana, particularly now where you have the situation with flooding in Louisiana," said Fauci, director of the National In...

  • Lockport man convicted Thursday on two felony charges

    Shane Badeaux, 37, was found guilty of aggravated flight from an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Thursday after a two day trail. Badeaux had previously been convicted of felony narcotics offenses in 2013.“I think the testimony in this case demonstrated how dangerous the actions of the defendant were in attempting to avoid arrest,” said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer F. Richard, who prosecuted the case along with Shaun George.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Aug. 18 - 21

    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.

  • Payrolls fall and jobless rate rises in Louisiana in July

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana had fewer jobs and fewer workers in July, as weakness reasserted itself in the state's economy.The Louisiana unemployment rate ticked up to 6.3 percent after falling to 6.2 percent in June. Louisiana's year-ago jobless rate was 6.1 percent.Workers left the labor force, but the number of unemployed Louisianans was flat at 135,000 from June.Louisiana had July's fourth-highest jobless rate among states, with Alaska worst at 6.7 percent. The nationwi...

  • US rig count up 10 this week to 491, Texas up 8

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 491. A year ago, 885 rigs were active. 

    Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc.

  • 8-year-old dies after throat slashed, mother in custody

    WALKER, La. (AP) — An 8-year-old in south Louisiana has died after her throat was slashed, and investigators say they believe it was done by her mother.Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard says deputies took 30-year-old Christine Courtney into custody Sunday. He says she was undergoing surgery for what appeared to be self-inflicted cuts to her own throat.The child was pronounced dead at home in Walker.

  • Woman's funeral had no attendees, so 30 strangers showed up

    ORANGETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — About 30 people have paid their respects to a woman they never met after responding to a call for attendees for a suburban New York funeral at which no one was expected to show up.The Journal News reports the strangers served as Francine Stein's pallbearers and also helped bury her during the service last week at a cemetery in Orangetown.Stein died at the age of 83. Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach officiated the service and says there was no eulogy because he didn&apos...

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