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St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 72 hour reporting period the Sheriff's Office responded to 115 complaints and reports the following arrests: Vintrell Boyd, 33, 1051 Grace Street, Siracusa, LA was arrested on March 14, 2014 at 8:39 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charges of resisting and officer by giving ... (more)
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Sun Mar 16, 2014
Houma, Louisiana Has The Best Cajun Cooking by Bill Vanderford
During the past century, Houma and neighboring parts of Southeast Louisiana have endured hurricanes, oil spills and the mistakes of man trying to control the path of the Mississippi River.
Sat Mar 15, 2014
Houma house fire kills two
Police received a call that someone was still inside a house at 530 Hobson Street that caught fire around 1:30 a.m. According to police, two people were found dead inside the house after officers and the Houma Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the flames.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period the Sheriff's Office responded to 35 complaints and reports the following arrests: Patricia L. Savoie, 42, 107 Robicheaux Lane, Verdunville, LA was arrested on March 13, 2014 at 12:02 pm on a warrant from Terrebonne Parish for failure to appear on the charges ... (more)
Thu Mar 13, 2014
a Greedy trial lawyersa blamed for drop in drilling in La.
Speakers with Louisiana's most vocal oil and gas industry proponent and a new pro-energy nonprofit told a lunch crowd of about 200 Thursday that a drop in Louisiana on-land drilling in the past few years is directly related to a rise in lawsuits against drillers.
Save-An-Angel Animal Rescue Collects Over Ton of Beads to Benefit Dog Rescue
The Save-An-Angel foundation's Mardi Gras bead recycling program has collected and sold over a ton of beads to benefit needy animals in Louisiana and seeks to hit new records with collections from Mardi Gras 2014.
Terrebonne council approves Chauvin levee work
The Terrebonne Parish Council has approved a contract to begin construction on 4.5 miles of levees that will protect the community from floodwaters traveling through Lake Boudreaux.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Lafourche Parish Council member injured in shooting spree returns to government work
Police investigate the deadly shooting rampage in Lafourche Parish in December that resulted in four deaths.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Jefferson Parish panel to focus on marijuana legislation
Ashley Hebert, 19, of Houma holds up a pro-marijuana sign outside of the state Capitol in Baton Rouge on the first day of the 2014 legislative session on March 10. (NOLA.com Months after Gov. Bobby Jindal said that he would consider legalizing medical marijuana, a Jefferson Parish group convened by District Attorney Paul Connick Jr. will hold a ... (more)
Mon Mar 10, 2014
The Daily Advertiser
Statewide projects vie for coastal money
<![CDATA[HOUMA, La. (AP) -- Eight wetland restoration projects are in the running for federal money this year. The Courier reports the projects include work in both Lafourche and Terrebonne parish and are among 18 others statewide vying for money set aside by the federal Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act. Simone Maloz, director of Thibodaux-based coastal restoration advocacy group Restore or Retreat, said the process is tedious, but it has aided in a number of projects and was at one time the only source of money to fight the continuing erosion of Louisiana's coastal wetlands. A task force overseeing the federal money usually allocates between $30 million and $50 million for projects each year. The task force also allocates money annually for project planning and engineering. The latest projects will be further screened in April. Following that, there will be more research on the effectiveness and longevity of the projects before money is allocated in December. The projects are judged by the programs by six environmental organizations that make up the task force. Initially, projects are allocated engineering and design money. Once those plans are developed, the project comes before the task force again to seek construction money. The remaining local projects vying for money this year are: -- The Bayou Dupont project hopes to use Mississippi River sediment to create or nourish about 300 acres of marsh near Lafitte, just east of Lafourche Parish, for $22.5 million. -- A similar project in the Barataria Bay Waterway, also near Lafitte, seeks to create 241 acres of marsh for about $29.2 million. -- The East Leeville Marsh Creation and Nourishment project, in south Lafourche, seeks to create or nourish 440 acres of marsh on Leeville's east side. -- The Grand Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing project in the Barataria Basin seeks to create 375-480 acres of marsh and 70,000 to 77,000 feet of terracing, narrow strips of land designed to blunt wave action and build wetlands, for about $28 million. -- A project along Catfish Lake, just west of Golden Meadow, would create or nourish about 610 acres of marsh and build 18 acres terracing for about $25.6 million. -- A project near Port Fourchon seeks to create 314 acres and nourish 300 acres of emergent marsh for $26 million. -- The Lake Felicity Oyster Reef Shoreline Protection and Marsh Creation project would reduce shoreline erosion along 30,030 feet of Terrebonne Bay using an artificial oyster reef. It also creates 131 acres of marsh for $15 million to $20 million. -- The Bayou Dularge Ridge Restoration and Marsh Creation project in southwestern Terrebonne Parish includes 27,000 linear feet of ridge restoration on either side of Grand Pass and 556 acres of marsh creation or nourishment for $20 million and $25 million. ------ Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com
Louisiana legislators don't get a lot of specifics from Bobby Jindal
Louisiana lawmakers didn't feel like they got many specifics regarding Gov. Bobby Jindal 's public policy priorities during Monday's opening speech of the 2014 legislative session.
MCPD Daily Arrest Report
The following persons were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 03/07/2014: Officers were dispatched to a Hwy 182 pharmacy in regards to a shoplifter.
Shell's Ho-Ho pipeline still shut after leak
Construction crew members accidentally punctured the Ho-Ho line near Port Neches, Texas, about 100 miles east of Houston, on Thursday afternoon, releasing about 364 barrels of crude oil.
Barge captain drowns in a Terrebonne Bayou
The Houma Courier reports that the Sheriff's Office received a call about 1 a.m. Saturday from workers on a barge in Palmetto Bayou, about a mile east of the mouth of the Atchafalaya River in extreme southwestern Terrebonne.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Struggling to stay afloat
Marisa Jackson plans two months ahead to make sure she can cover her family's routine expenses on her minimum-wage pay.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
The Miami Herald
Long, cold winter means scarce, expensive crawfish
During cold weather, crawfish stay at the bottom of their ponds or streams, and don't eat.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Shell says Ho-Ho pipeline shut after leak in Texas
Royal Dutch Shell RDSA.L on Friday said construction crew members punctured its Houston-to-Houma pipeline near Port Neches, Texas, on Thursday afternoon, releasing 364 barrels of crude oil.
Morgan City Daily Arrest Report
The following persons were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 03/05/2014: Rasheika K. Nash, 21 years of age, Address-Grace St. Morgan City, La.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Museum to screen film 'Dancehalls of South Louisiana'
The Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum will host the one hour film viewing of Dancehalls of South Louisiana, led by UL Lafayette documentary filmmaker and folklorist John Sharp.