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  • Man accused of kidnapping and having sex with underage girl
    on March 18, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    A 19-year-old Thibodaux man was arrested over the weekend after admitting to having sex with an underage girl he met online, authorities said.Spencer Himel is […]

  • Police identify burglary suspect
    on March 18, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Authorities have identified a suspect they believe committed two business burglaries in Houma last week.After receiving a tip, Houma Police identified the […]

  • Parolee pleads guilty to drug charges
    on March 18, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    A 26-year-old man on parole pleaded guilty last week to drug charges, prosecutors said.Kentrell Robertson, of Gray, pleaded guilty Wednesday to distribution of […]

  • Lafourche DA launches newly designed website
    on March 15, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    District Attorney Kristine Russell announced Friday that the Lafourche District Attorney’s Office website has been redesigned to become more […]

  • Theft suspect faces new charges
    on March 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    A Lafourche man arrested in December on multiple theft charges faces eight new counts of possessing stolen property, authorities said.Sidney Ricard Sr., 49, of […]

  • Suspect accused of threatening man with gun
    on March 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    A 39-year-old Houma man was arrested Thursday after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and threatening another man with a gun, authorities […]

  • Terrebonne honors Toys for Tots
    on March 15, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government recently honored local Toys for Tots volunteers for their services during the holidays.The organization collected […]

  • Police: Hit-and-run leads to three arrests
    on March 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Three suspects were arrested following a hit-and-run crash Monday in the Thibodaux Police Department parking lot, authorities said.Carmicheal Anderson, 20, 251 […]

  • Lafourche tourism board awards $80,000 in grants
    by By Scott Yoshonis Staff Writer on March 13, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    It is no secret that tourism makes up a large part of the economy in south Louisiana.And Louisiana's Cajun Bayou, which serves as the tourism board for […]

  • Rape Aggression Defense course planned for April
    on March 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will hold a Rape Aggression Defense course for women April 15-17 at the Sheriff’s Office’s shooting […]

  • Man accused of having sex with underage girl in video
    on March 12, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    A 19-year-old Houma man was arrested Monday after an online video surfaced of him having sex with an underage girl, authorities said.Jakob Francis, of Fresno […]

  • Police investigating business burglaries
    on March 12, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Houma Police are currently investigating two business burglaries that occurred Monday. Both crimes took place in the 1000 block of Magnolia Street, […]

  • Galliano man charged with fourth DWI
    on March 11, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    A 28-year-old Galliano man picked up his fourth DWI after causing a crash over the weekend, police said.Tyler Guidry, of 182 W. 153rd St., is charged with […]

  • Houma woman reported missing
    on March 11, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Police are asking the public’s help in locating a missing Houma woman.Walleau M. Williams, 21, of Roselawn Street, was last seen leaving her home with a […]

  • Terrebonne animal shelter supporter aims for greater support
    by By Scott Yoshonis Staff Writer on March 11, 2019 at 12:30 am

    For Rachel Brunet, working as that shelter supervisor of the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter wasn't doing enough.Having worked for the shelter since 2011, she […]