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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Breaking News

  • Larose bridge now open to vehicular traffic

    The West Larose Lift Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway is now OPEN to vehicular traffic following repairs.

  • Jindal plan to close $487M budget deficit wins approval

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to rebalance the state's budget and close a $487 million deficit received overwhelming support Friday from state lawmakers, who backed a stopgap approach that leaves hefty problems for Louisiana's next governor.

  • US rig count declines by 10 this week to 757

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 10 to 757.

    Houston's Baker Hughes said Friday that 564 rigs were seeking oil and 193 explored for natural gas.

  • Two inmates charged after investigators thwart escape plot

    Lafourche Parish prison inmates Troy Benner, 49, and Treiston Pierron, 32, face new charges after investigators thwarted a plan to attempt an escape from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. 

    On Tuesday, November 10, correction officers learned a handgun and a handcuff key were hidden inside a cellblock at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. 

  • Louisiana payroll numbers shrink, flashing recession warning

    Louisiana's labor market slipped in October, as the unemployment rate rose and payroll employment fell. Payrolls fell 6,000 from September and, crucially, also dipped below last October's level. That's a warning that the state's economy may be sliding into recession.

  • NLLD office moves to Raceland in December

    In early December, the North Lafourche Levee District will be moving into a new office in Raceland. According to the NLLD website, the move puts the NLLD in a central location to service the District and providesadditional space for equipmentstorage and meeting facilities. The new NLLD address will be 3862 Highway 1, Raceland, LA.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests November 20, 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.

  • Cut Off man convicted of 4th offense DWI

    A Cut Off man was convicted Thursday, November 19th for three offenses arising out of an April 2013 disturbance in South Lafourche. Anthony Lebouef, 36, was found guilty of fourth offense driving while intoxicated, public intimidation and aggravated flight from an officer after a three-day jury trial. “I thank the jury for their attention, their service and their verdict,” said Assistant District Attorney Heather Hendrix, who prosecuted the case.

  • Police investigate New Orleans shooting that left 16 wounded

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police have been trying to figure out what sparked a gun battle in a crowded New Orleans park that left 16 people wounded and the mayor is calling on witnesses to come forward. Hundreds of people were gathered at a playground for a block party and music video shoot when two groups in the crowd opened fire on each other Sunday evening, police said. Police were on their way to break up a big crowd at Bunny Friend Playground when gunfire erupted at the park in the city's 9th Ward...

  • Multiple checkpoints planned for Thanksgiving Week

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Deputies will conduct multiple checkpoints this week in an effort to keep highways safe around the Thanksgiving holiday.

    A seat belt checkpoint will be conducted during the daylight hours of Wednesday, November 25, as well as on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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