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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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  • Officials Warn “Creepy Clowns” to Stay Out Of Lafourche Parish

    With the “creepy clown” sightings now being reported in Louisiana, local law enforcement officials are reminding citizens of a state law prohibiting such activity. Per Louisiana R.S. 14:313, the wearing of a hood, mask, or facial disguise of any kind is prohibited in public places with obvious exceptions for certain holidays.

  • Cut Off Man Charged with Fourth DWI Following a Hit and Run

    Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Clifton Remont Jr. (age 61) of Cut Off on Sunday, September 25. At around 11 p.m.

  • 'Deepwater Horizon' film stirs emotion in victims' families

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Arleen Weise was apprehensive when she learned Hollywood was making a movie about the offshore explosion that killed her son, Adam, and 10 other men aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.Watching an advance screening of the action film last month stoked her grief and anger, and the shock hasn't quite worn off yet. Weise said she's still struggling to decide how she ultimately feels about how "Deepwater Horizon" portrays the last day of her so...

  • $740K to improve airport roadway

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a $740,000 grant for the construction of a roadway connector to the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport, in Galliano.According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 250 jobs and additional high-value jobs as a result of increased economic activity at the airport and improved efficiencies.“Ensuring that our communities have the critical infrastructure they need to support comm...

  • Grand Isle is sinking while standing water raises concerns

    Standing water left in parts of Grand Isle after recent heavy rain and high tides has led to some concerns about the future of the island. Capt. Danny Wray with Calmwater Charters submits reports and photos to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration when he sees what he considers a weather anomaly or trend. 

    Though he has no formal scientific training, what Wray has observed over the past years worries him.

  • Transportation ideas brought up at public meeting

    Mathews, LA – Potential transportation projects and public input was received Tuesday at the South Lafourche library in Galliano as the South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC) held the second of three workshops to receive suggestions on how to improve transportation in the parish.Among the primary needs in the South Lafourche area is an access road from LA Highway 1 to LA Highway 3235 in Galliano so that a bridge can be built to connect to the South Lafourche Leonard Mill...

  • US rig count up 5 this week to 511

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 511. A year ago, 838 rigs were active. 

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

  • Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.25 a gallon

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 a gallon for regular grade.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that retailers and refiners have upped their prices in response to a rise in the cost of crude oil.Still, the average price per gallon is a dime less than it was a year ago.The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade gasoline was $2.53 a gallon while premium was $2.74 a gallon.The average...

  • 26 West Nile cases in Louisiana so far this year

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The number of West Nile virus cases this year in Louisiana has risen to 26. That's up from 24 earlier this month.Details released Friday by Louisiana's health department show that 16 of those cases involve serious infections of the brain or other parts of the nervous system. Eight infections caused the flu-like West Nile fever.Two people who were infected showed no symptoms.There have been no deaths so far this year from the mosquito-borne virus.Copyright 2016 ...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests Sept 19 - 25

    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 accuse should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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