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Breaking News

  • Cote Blanche bridge closed to motorists through Sunday

    Lafourche Parish Public Works announces the Cote Blanche Bridge near Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off has been closed due to damage caused by a car accident earlier today, February 27. The bridge is currently closed to motorists, but remains open to boaters. Out of an abundance of caution, a further assessment of the bridge will be made on Monday.

  • Stiffer EPA regulations to impact local business and industry

    More stringent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality regulations, to be adopted nation-wide by June 2015, will add to the cost of doing business in Lafourche Parish, says Kevin Belanger, South Central Planning’s CEO. “We have to develop a strategy now to educate the public, the legislature, and the business sector. Doing nothing renders us at the mercy of the EPA,” he said during a presentation to the Lafourche Parish Council Tuesday in Mathews.

  • Community meeting focuses on flood risks, developments

    Over the past seventy years, Louisiana has lost nearly 1,900 square miles of marsh, and is still losing 25 to 30 square miles each year, nearly a football field of beneficial wetlands every hour.

    In order to be proactive and to increase community involvement, Restore or Retreat and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) hosted a “Community Conversation” event last Tuesday. 

  • Other Parish Council action—Feb. 24

    The Lafourche Parish Council met in Mathews Tuesday and took the following additional actions. All items were voted on unanimously, except where noted. John Arnold and Joe Fertitta were absent.

  • Convicted Felon Found In Possession Of Illegal Drugs And Firearms

    Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced the arrest of a convicted felon found in illegal possession of drugs and firearms. Brent Michael Tye, 31, of 314 Barrilleaux Street in Lockport was arrested during a routine probation check.

    Just before 8 p.m. on Monday, February 23, Lockport Police officers were called to the Tye’s Lockport residence as agents with Louisiana Probation and Parole were conducting a routine check.

  • Jindal budget seeks to avoid deep college cuts

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed Friday to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers a package of fee hikes and money-generating ideas that could keep Louisiana's colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts that had been forecast next year.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Feb. 23 - 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 accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • New Lafourche jail expected to open in 2017

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said last week while addressing the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce that four to five sites have been identified as possible places for the new Lafourche Parish jail that may be completed by 2017. Webre said a jail coordinator has been hired and planning and external advisory committees have been meeting to work out details for the 600-bed, $30 million jail that will be paid for with a 0.2 percent sales tax passed last May. About nine months of work on the arch...

  • Former president backs David Vitter in La. governor's race

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is getting fundraising help for his campaign to be Louisiana's next governor from former President George H.W. Bush.

    The Vitter campaign Thursday was sending an email to supporters to announce the Republican ex-president's endorsement of Vitter for governor.

  • 4 Louisiana Native American tribes get HUD housing funds

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four Native American tribes in Louisiana are getting a total of about $492,000 in federal funds to help tribe members get into more affordable housing. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it was handing out the money to the Louisiana tribes.

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