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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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  • Police: 2nd arrest in restaurant manager's stabbing death

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police have arrested a second suspect, are questioning a third and are looking for a fourth in the stabbing death of a restaurant manager during an armed robbery in a New Orleans suburb.Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says the second suspect turned himself in Wednesday to St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies. Mark Crocklen Jr., 24, of LaPlace allegedly drove the getaway car, Glaser said.Glaser said a third man was being questioned Thursday.The fourth su...

  • Beach goers urged to check advisories before getting in water

    With 4th of July weekend upcoming, many people will be heading out for fun in the sun. Beach goers need to check the Department of Health and Hospitals’ (DHH) advisory website to see what beaches are under advisory due to abnormally high bacteria levels.

    Currently two sites in Grand Isle are under advisory, Grand Isle State Park sites 3 and 4

  • Parish President meets with CPRA head and local leaders

    Mathews, LA – Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle met with Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) head Johnny Bradberry last Wednesday to discuss the status of various local restoration projects.

    Also on hand for the meeting were Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove, Chip Kline representing the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities, Windell Curole representing the South Lafourche Levee District, and Dwayne Bourgeois and Corey Kief representing the North Lafourche Levee District.

  • Settlement ends trial in deadly 2012 oil platform fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A settlement Monday brought an abrupt end to a complex trial combining 10 lawsuits arising from a deadly explosion and fire on an offshore oil platform in November 2012.

    The accident off the Louisiana coast killed three workers and injured several others on a platform owned by Texas-based Black Elk Energy.

  • Fishing begins Thursday for the 68th Annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo

    FOURCHON, LA – Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes are up for grabs at this year’s Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo, which begins Thursday, June 30 through Saturday, July 2 at Moran’s Marina in Fourchon.

    Ashley Barrios, a State Farm Insurance agent in Cut Off, will be the first ever female admiral in the 68-year history of the rodeo.

  • Dolphin rescued on Grand Isle doing well

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first Louisiana dolphin to be released after rescue is doing well in Barataria Bay, the Audubon Nature Institute says.The young dolphin stranded on Grand Isle in October, was released in April after blood tests and other exams showed he was healthy.He was so young that federal and state scientists weren't sure he could survive on his own. So National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists required the state and Audubon to monitor him for six weeks aft...

  • Budget deal front-loads TOPS payments, with cuts in spring

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The final budget deal struck by Louisiana's lawmakers took a lopsided approach to the TOPS program, giving college students full tuition funding for the fall semester and only 42 percent financing for the spring.Gov. John Bel Edwards opposed the move pushed by House Republicans and could veto it, describing it as irresponsible policy.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: June 23 - 26

    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 proven guilty.

  • Louisiana payrolls fall again in May, as jobless rate flat

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana employer payrolls fell again in May, with the state's unemployment rate holding steady at 6.3 percent, the third-highest rate among the states.Payrolls, used by many economists as their top labor market indicator, have been falling since 2014's end, in part because of heavy oil and gas job losses. May Louisiana payrolls were 18,000 below year-ago levels, signaling economic weakness.The Louisiana jobless rate also measured 6.3 percent in April and in M...

  • US rig count down 3 this week to 421

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 421, snapping three weeks of gains after a slide that lasted months and pushed the count to record-low levels amid depressed energy prices.

    A year ago, 859 rigs were active.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 330 rigs sought oil and 90 explored for natural gas.

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