Lafourche Parish http://wwno.org en Lafourche Parish Declares State Of Emergency, Issues Partial Mandatory Evacuation Order http://wwno.org/post/lafourche-parish-declares-state-emergency-issues-partial-mandatory-evacuation-order <p>Lafourche Parish has declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Karen, and has issued a mandatory evacuation order for areas of the parish south of the Leon Theriot&nbsp;Floodgates in Golden Meadow.</p><p>The mandatory evacuation order includes Port Fourchon, and begins at 2 p.m.</p><p>The parish is bracing for the arrival of Karen, which could bring tropical storm-force winds between 25 to 60 mph, and dump up to 3 to 4 inches of rain, over the next 48 hours.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:08:57 +0000 Jason Saul 45335 at http://wwno.org Lafourche Parish Could See Tougher Fireworks Law http://wwno.org/post/lafourche-parish-could-see-tougher-fireworks-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">It could prove more difficult to get and use fireworks in Lafourche Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Parish Council recently upped fees vendors must pay to sell fireworks, set new rules for where stands can be located and is promising to enforce existing restrictions more vigorously than in the past.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:17:50 +0000 The Associated Press 27990 at http://wwno.org Pharmacy Worker, Husband Booked in Drug Case http://wwno.org/post/pharmacy-worker-husband-booked-drug-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A pharmacy worker and her husband face charges after they were found with more than 300 pills, marijuana and methamphetamine.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says narcotics agents arrested 41-year-old Tiffany Pitre Dufrene and her husband, 40-year-old Darren Dufrene, both of Raceland, on Friday.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27195 at http://wwno.org Reward Offered in Thibodaux Home Burglary Case http://wwno.org/post/reward-offered-thibodaux-home-burglary-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a home burglary in Thibodaux.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27130 at http://wwno.org Newlyweds Head to Separate Prisons http://wwno.org/post/newlyweds-head-separate-prisons <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Lafourche Parish couple spent the first week of their marriage free, but could spend the next nine years in separate prison cells as they serve time for cocaine distribution.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27103 at http://wwno.org Lafourche Parish Considers Buying Garbage Cans http://wwno.org/post/lafourche-parish-considers-buying-garbage-cans <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lafourche Parish Councilman Jerry Lafont wants a can in every driveway.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Specifically, Lafont is proposing the parish purchase standardized garbage cans for Lafourche residents to simplify the trash-collection process.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26924 at http://wwno.org Lafourche Council to Debate Longer Bar Hours http://wwno.org/post/lafourche-council-debate-longer-bar-hours <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lafourche Parish Council is considering whether later bar-closing hours on the weekend would provide an economic boost or a law enforcement problem.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The council will debate and ultimately vote later this month on a measure that would give Lafourche bars the option of staying open until 3 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26741 at http://wwno.org New Lafourche Parish Administrator Approved http://wwno.org/post/new-lafourche-parish-administrator-approved <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lafourche Parish has a new administrator two months after ousting its previous administrator.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/RFKnMj" target="_blank">The Courier reports</a> the Parish Council approved President Charlotte Randolph's appointment of Archie Chaisson&nbsp;III at its first meeting of the year Tuesday.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26647 at http://wwno.org Gun Safety Course Offered in Lafourche http://wwno.org/post/gun-safety-course-offered-lafourche <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed-handgun training course on Jan. 19.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The class will be held at the National Guard Armory in Thibodaux from 8 a.m. to noon and at the Sheriff's Office's Raceland training range on Louisiana Highway 182 beginning at 1 p.m.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26442 at http://wwno.org Corps: Morganza Levee to Cost $12.9 Billion http://wwno.org/post/corps-morganza-levee-cost-129-billion <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Army Corps of Engineers says a federal levee designed to protect Terrebonne Parish and parts of Lafourche Parish from storm flooding will cost $12.9 billion. State and local officials would have to come up with 35 percent, or up to $4.5 billion.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26332 at http://wwno.org