Lafourche Parish

Latest News
6:21 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Lafourche Parish Considers Requiring Special Permits For Pit Bull Owners

Lafourche Parish considers requiring special permits for pitbull owners.
Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious Flickr

The Lafourche Parish Council is taking up a measure aimed at regulating the ownership of pit bulls in the parish.

The Courier reports the measure would require pit bull owners to have special permits. The council will consider the measure today and will take a vote on May 13.

Councilman John Arnold is authoring the legislation and said he wants owners to agree to nurture their dog in a "responsible" manner.

Tropical Storm Karen
1:08 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Lafourche Parish Declares State Of Emergency, Issues Partial Mandatory Evacuation Order

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 Floodgates in Golden Meadow.

The mandatory evacuation order includes Port Fourchon, and begins at 2 p.m.

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.

Read more
Lafourche Parish
8:17 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Lafourche Parish Could See Tougher Fireworks Law

It could prove more difficult to get and use fireworks in Lafourche Parish.

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.

Councilman Jerry Lafont is leading the campaign, complaining that fireworks stand owners are primarily out-of-state residents who unfairly take advantage of Lafourche residents while contributing little to the tax base.

Read more
Latest News
1:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Pharmacy Worker, Husband Booked in Drug Case

A pharmacy worker and her husband face charges after they were found with more than 300 pills, marijuana and methamphetamine.

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.

Both were booked with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, hydrocodone, and other drugs. Tiffany Dufrene also was booked with six counts of unlawfully prescribing, distributing, dispensing or assisting in the illegal obtaining of a controlled substance.

Read more
10:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Reward Offered in Thibodaux Home Burglary Case

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.

Webre said Tuesday that the burglary was reported Jan. 8. The victims returned home that day around 4 p.m. to find a broken window and several items missing from the home, including several firearms, jewelry and gold coins.

Investigators believe the crime likely occurred between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 8.

Latest News
8:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Newlyweds Head to Separate Prisons

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.

The Courier reports 30-year-old Tanna Hawkins and 28-year-old Tara Robinson Hawkins were married the first week of January, something they did knowing their individual guilty pleas would result in the prison sentences.

Lafourche Parish
1:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Lafourche Parish Considers Buying Garbage Cans

Lafourche Parish Councilman Jerry Lafont wants a can in every driveway.

Specifically, Lafont is proposing the parish purchase standardized garbage cans for Lafourche residents to simplify the trash-collection process.

The proposal was put in the form of a resolution at this week's Parish Council meeting. The resolution asks Parish President Charlotte Randolph to appropriate $500,000 to purchase standardized cans for parish residents living outside Thibodaux, which has its own trash-collection contract.

Lafourche Parish
6:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Lafourche Council to Debate Longer Bar Hours

Lafourche Parish Council is considering whether later bar-closing hours on the weekend would provide an economic boost or a law enforcement problem.

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.

Bars would still have to close at 2 a.m. Sundays through Fridays — the same time required throughout the week now.

The change would not apply to bars in the incorporated areas of the parish.

Read more
Lafourche Parish
5:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

New Lafourche Parish Administrator Approved

Lafourche Parish has a new administrator two months after ousting its previous administrator.

The Courier reports the Parish Council approved President Charlotte Randolph's appointment of Archie Chaisson III at its first meeting of the year Tuesday.

The position is the parish's top executive under Randolph. The administrator oversees grants, contracts, personnel and paying for projects.

Chaisson has worked as the parish's coastal zone manager since 2011.

Read more
Latest News
8:00 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Gun Safety Course Offered in Lafourche

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed-handgun training course on Jan. 19.

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.

The Daily Comet reports the class costs $110.

To register, contact Sgt. David Robichaux at 985-449-4480 or