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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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  • Gunfire at teen nightclub party leaves 2 dead, 17 wounded

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two dead and at least 17 wounded, officials said Monday.It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence. Fort Myers police detained three people and said the area around Club Blu had been deemed safe, police Capt.

  • Qualifying ends with five Lafourche Parish candidates automatically elected

    Five Lafourche Parish candidates were elected after qualifying ended Friday after no one signed up to run against them for the Nov. 8 election..Golden Meadow Mayor Joey Bouziga and Police Chief Reggie Pitre were unopposed, as were Lockport council members Sharon Robichaux Guidry and Rodney Hartman. Bobbie Morris Galjour was also elected to the Lockport Town Council.Hamilton “Buck” Guidroz and former Police Chief Ernest P.

  • Lafourche Animal Shelter getting renovations

    The Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter is getting an expansion and renovations with a new building being added next door to the existing shelter. Manager Hilary Knight said it will be used mostly as an intake bay and for dogs being held in bite cases.Knight said Picciola Construction is handling the project.The existing shelter is also getting new floors, as well as wipeable walls and ceilings, Knight said. The total cost will be about $80,000.Knight said the expansion will help make the shelter le...

  • Typo leads to armed robbery suspect's release

    An armed robbery suspect was out of jail for the past month because of a typographical error that allowed him to post a lower bond than what had been set.

    Lafourche sheriff's deputies took Brent LeBouef, 24, of Houma, back into custody Monday. LeBouef was set for trial last week in state District Judge Christopher Boudreaux's courtroom in Thibodaux. He showed up for court Monday, not in a jail jumpsuit but in regular clothes.

  • Oilfield downturn continues: Shell to trim jobs in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil giant Shell said Thursday that it will be cutting about 190 jobs from its deep-water Gulf of Mexico operations.Kimberly Windon, a Shell spokeswoman, said the company determined its staffing levels were higher than other operators'. The cuts include both contractors and Shell employees on production facilities in deep waters.The company said the cuts are part of 2,200 jobs it's trimming globally. The company said it will transfer Gulf workers to other locati...

  • Independent scientists release recommendations for building land in coastal Louisiana

    Thursday, the Sediment Diversion Operations Expert Working Group – a team of leading scientists and community experts with decades of experience working in coastal Louisiana – released key recommendations for operating Mississippi River sediment diversions to most effectively build and maintain land while considering the needs of communities, wildlife and fisheries.

  • Raceland man pleads guilty to four arson charges

    A Raceland man pled guilty to four arson charges Tuesday prior to the beginning of his felony jury trial.Treiston Pierron, 33, was charged with three counts of simple arson for setting a fire to a residence at 156 Hyland Drive in Gheens on July 4 last year. The fire consumed that structure, and destroyed the two neighboring houses as well.Additionally, Pierron was charged with one count of aggravated arson after setting an intentional fire at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center while incarcera...

  • Local projects to benefit from bond sale

    BATON ROUGE, LA - The State Bond Commission approved $244 million for projects statewide and approved more than $14 million in interest savings at its July 21 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy."We approved important projects that will touch every corner of our state," said Treasurer Kennedy. "We also continue to find interest savings, which is vitally important in this tough economy. These savings benefit Louisiana's taxpayers."Two local projects approve...

  • Louisiana man accused of threatening police over social media

    HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 24-year-old man on allegations that he threatened police officers over social media.

    Sheriff Greg Champagne says in a news release that Victor Pablo, of Edgard, faces charges of terrorizing and threatening a public official.

  • 2 nurses plead guilty to health care fraud

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two south Louisiana nurses have pleaded guilty to health care fraud.U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite says 31-year-old Erica Edwards, of New Orleans and 43-year-old Jeff Koon, of Lockport, entered their pleas Wednesday.On April 21, Polite says Edwards and Koon were charged along with 12 other defendants in a 31-count superseding indictment charging approximately $30.2 million in Medicare fraud.He says the two RNs assessed the status of their patients, initiating a plan of ...

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