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  • Lafourche drug dealer gets 12 years
    on July 16, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    A Lafourche Parish man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to drugs and weapons charges last week, prosecutors said.Russell Mathieu, 38, […]

  • State burn ban lifted
    on July 16, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    A statewide burn ban during Hurricane Barry has been lifted, officials said Tuesday.The lifting order was effective at noon today.Local governments, however, […]

  • La. 1 south of Golden Meadow closed due to boat fire
    on July 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    A tugboat fire temporarily closed portions of La. 1 south of Golden Meadow today, Port Authority officials said.Around 9:45 a.m. fire crews from Lafourche Fire […]

  • Sheriff: Two injured in Raceland shooting
    on July 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Authorities are investigating an overnight shooting that left two men injured in Raceland.Deputies were called out around 12:30 a.m. to the 300 block of Triple […]

  • Man charged with looting Houma residence
    on July 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    A 30-year-old Houma man was arrested Saturday night after looting a home during Tropical Storm Barry, police said.Quintrell Welch is charged with one count of […]

  • Police: Three charged with looting boat during Tropical Storm Barry
    on July 14, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Three people were arrested Saturday after looting a boat that was being stored in the Downtown Marina during Tropical Storm Barry, police said.Dawn Baker, 24, […]

  • Crews work to shore up Dularge levee
    on July 14, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Work crews dumped large rocks south of the Falgout Canal in Dularge Saturday evening to shore up the overtopping of a levee in the wake of Tropical Storm […]

  • Raceland Recreation shelter closed
    on July 13, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Lafourche Parish officials announced that the Raceland Recreation Center has been closed due to the lack of demand.Officials had opened the facility at 241 […]

  • 'Not out of the woods yet': Terrebonne Parish president urges caution in wake of Barry
    on July 13, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Although the curfew has been lifted in Terrebonne Parish, officials are strongly cautioning residents to avoid the lower areas of the parish with higher […]

  • Police: Two suspects caught with drugs and stolen bike
    on July 13, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Two people were arrested in Houma after police found them in possession of drugs and stolen property, authorities said.Eric Gipson, 60, is charged with […]

  • Catholic Masses cancelled today across Terrebonne and Lafourche
    on July 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    All Saturday vigil Masses in all  Catholic churches in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux have been cancelled, Bishop Shelton Fabre said today. A […]

  • Houma man accused of knocking girlfriend unconscious
    on July 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    A 58-year-old Houma man was arrested Thursday after knocking his girlfriend unconscious during an argument, police said.Julius Moore is charged with […]

  • Police: Traffic stop leads to drug bust
    on July 12, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    A seat belt violation led to Houma man being arrested on multiple drugs and weapons charges, police said.Max Matherne is charged with possession of a firearm […]

  • Sheriff: Five suspects arrested for dog fighting
    on July 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Five suspects have been arrested in Assumption Parish in connection to a dog-fighting operation, authorities said.Deantione Javontey Truehill, 30, and Calvin […]

  • Thibodaux woman killed in multi-vehicle crash
    on July 9, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    A 78-year-old Thibodaux woman was killed this morning in a multi-vehicle crash in Raceland, State Police said.The crash took the life of Donna Pelcha, Trooper […]