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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Breaking News

  • Port Fourchon budgets for a busy year ahead

    The Greater Lafourche Port Commission plans for a busy year in 2015 as their projected budget for the coming year shows several construction and improvement projects slated for Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport. For 2015, the commission budget is expected to be $78.6 million, an increase of some 11 percent over the 2014 budget.

  • Lawmakers back Jindal plan to close $170M deficit

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use a mix of patchwork financing and modest cuts to close a budget deficit topping $170 million won approval Thursday from state lawmakers, who had only a few days remaining to rebalance the budget and avoid a special session.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Dec. 14 - 16

    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.

  • Social Security to increase 1.7 percent for 2015

    Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, according to the Social Security Administration. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2014.

  • More abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found. To determine that number, the AP canvassed the 50 states, the District of Columbia and branches of the military — circumventing a system that does a terrible job of accounting for child deaths.

  • PSC won't allow Jindal administration to sell its vehicles

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Public Service Commission is refusing to turn over seven vehicles to Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to be sold at auction early next year.

  • Louisiana casino revenue down 4.3 percent

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's 14 riverboats, four racetrack casinos and Harrah's land-based casino brought in nearly $243.4 million in November. That's 4.3 percent worse than the $254.4 million the gambling halls won the year before.

  • Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys

    LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys. The men — 30-year-old Tarus Scott and 27-year-old Genard Dupree — were arrested Tuesday on grand theft charges.

  • 113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations. "Thank God it's over," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said as he left the Capitol late Tuesday.

  • Drone technology aids levee district

    The South Lafourche Levee District has expanded into the aviation sector. Well … sort of.The district recently purchased a small drone, which will allow officials to check levee conditions without the necessity of jumping into an airplane or boat.

    Levee District general manager Windell Curole says he got the idea after watching a feature on the technology on a national news program.“We started shopping around and found one that we think meets our needs perfectly,” he said.

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