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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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  • Analysis: Senate moves past expulsion talk, back to budget

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Senate side plot of Louisiana's deficit-closing special session, whether to oust a senator from the chamber because of multiple domestic violence incidents, ended without the historic vote. And for senators, that's just fine with them.Troy Brown decided to resign from the Senate last week rather than go through the indignity of an expulsion hearing that appeared likely to conclude with him booted from his elected job, a vote that could have given him the...

  • Formal sentencing not yet scheduled in Lockport murder case

    Attorneys are still working on post-trial motions for a Houma man found guilty last year of the 2012 slayings of a Lockport woman and her two daughters.A jury on Oct. 30 unanimously convicted David Brown, 39, of first-degree murder in the Nov. 4, 2012, deaths of 29-year-old Jacquelin, 7-year-old Gabriela and 1-year-old Izabela Nieves.The jury found that Brown stabbed all three victims, sexually assaulted Jacquelin and Gabriela, and set the family's Lockport apartment on fire.

  • Council meeting a “head scratcher”

    The Lafourche Parish Council has convened some bewildering meetings in the past -- Tuesday’s rendition was of the “ambiguous” variety.New department heads -- Interim Parish Administrator Tommy Lasseigne and Interim Head of Department of Community Services Paul Robichaux -- took their places behind Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle. But they can serve for no more than 60 days before the Council must consider Cantrelle’s permanent candidates.In one perplexing instance during...

  • House Republicans advance budget plans with deeper cuts

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — House Republicans started advancing two budget-rebalancing proposals Wednesday that would cut more deeply than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants and hit agencies the Democratic governor wanted to protect.Approval of the competing plans by the House Appropriations Committee came a day after budget negotiations broke down between House GOP leaders and Edwards over how to close the state's $304 million deficit in the short special session called by the governor.Both plan...

  • Recent arrests reported

    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.FEBRUARY 12, 2017Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeElias Dominguez, 32, Galliano.

  • School Threat Not Credible, Traced to Account in North Carolina

    A social media post threatening violence at a school poses NO credible threat to Lafourche Parish. This was determined after investigators traced the source of the post to an account based in North Carolina. In the post, the user threatened to “shoot up” a school.

  • School Threat on Social Media under Investigation

    Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a threat of violence at a school which was posted on social media on Wednesday, February 15. At this time, investigators do not believe the threat is credible, but all standard protocols for such a situation have been enacted out of an abundance of caution.The threat originated on social media and does not mention a specific school, but the user’s hometown is listed as “Cut Off, LA.&r...

  • Plans to save the coast discussed

    Coastal restoration experts gathered today at Nicholls State University to discuss coastal land loss and flooding risks that are being addressed in separate plans.

    The primary focus was how the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's 2017 Master Plan would affect the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program's Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan.

  • Edwards: Refusal to use 'rainy day' fund would cause pain

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards called on lawmakers Monday to use Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to help close a $304 million deficit, saying refusal to tap the savings account would inflict unnecessary pain on people who rely on state programs and services.The Democratic governor spoke to a joint session of the House and Senate on the opening day of a special session to rebalance the budget, the third special session on finances he's called since he took offi...

  • Get ready to have a good time with Coach “O”

    It was less than three months ago when former LSU player Mike Hillman and Andrew Martin were having a cup of coffee and the subject of Coach “O” came up. He had just been named head football coach of the LSU Tigers and a celebration was in order. 

    Ideas were discussed as to whether it should be held in Baton Rouge or on the bayou. Their consensus: “I'm sure we could get quite a few people to attend if we held it here; after all, ‘Baba’ is from the bayou.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017