Lafourche Parish

Latest News
12:00 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

Corps: Morganza Levee to Cost $12.9 Billion

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.

The plan released Friday includes 36 additional miles of levee, extending the Morganza project from U.S. 90 in Gibson to Louisiana Highway 1 in Lockport.

The corps plans a meeting about it Jan. 31 at the Houma Municipal Auditorium.

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BP Oil Spill
11:22 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Lafourche Parish President Ethics Hearing March 7

The state ethics board has scheduled a March 7 hearing for Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph.

The Daily Comet reports she's accused of breaking state ethics law by renting her camp on Grand Isle to BP PLC after the company paid the parish $1 million for expenses related to the 2010 oil spill.

Ethics Board spokeswoman Alainna Giacone has said that, as an official of a parish doing business with BP, Randolph could not do personal dealings with the company.

Latest News
1:20 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Brothers arrested for rape, kidnapping

Two brothers from Houma have been arrested for the alleged rape of a woman last month.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 34-year-old Jason Smalls and 31-year-old Gary Smalls were booked Wednesday on charges of aggravated rape and second-degree kidnapping.

Webre says detectives learned that on Aug. 19, the men allegedly took the woman against her will to the Raceland area, where the rape occurred. Authorities say she was held there until the following day when one of the men dropped her off near her home.

Lafourche Parish
4:31 am
Sat September 8, 2012

Garbage trucks at work in Lafourche

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph says contractor IESI/SWDI will work through the weekend to collect garbage.

Crews have been attempting to resume normal collection routes but have had difficulty with the high volume of garbage in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, she said.

Additional trucks are being brought in and normal garbage pickup routes are expected to resume on Monday.

Hurricane Isaac
4:15 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Man with long arrest record accused of looting in Golden Meadow

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says a 32-year-old Golden Meadow man with a long arrest record is accused of looting.

He says deputies got a clear description of a man seen breaking into a vehicle and trying to break into a house in Golden Meadow, and went looking for Jeremy Rogers.

They found him Tuesday in a truck outside a store in Galliano. He got out and ran. Webre says he was arrested in Cut Off.

Hurricane Isaac
3:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Isaac: curfew in Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph has imposed a mandatory curfew from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday because of Hurricane Isaac.

Thibodaux Mayor Tommy Eschete says it applies to the city, too.

Officials say anyone found violating the curfew will be stopped and questioned, and may be arrested.

Hurricane Isaac
1:12 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Shelters open in Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes

With mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes outside of hurricane protection, shelters in Raceland and Houma have opened to evacuees.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
2:12 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Lafourche Parish Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac Enters Gulf

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph declared a State of Emergency and placed Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Department of Public Works on full activation as Tropical Storm Isaac heads into the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Isaac has 60 mph winds according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC.) A hurricane watch has been issued from Morgan City eastward to Indian Pass, Fl. The latest NHC track shows that Southeast Louisiana is in the cone of error.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
2:03 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Lafourche Parish Government offices close as Isaac approaches

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph said today that Lafourche Parish Government offices will close to the public from Monday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 29, 2012 because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

However, all field offices will be open and fully staffed in order to prepare drainage ditches, storm drains and sandbags. All other parish government employees will remain on a standby status through Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Isaac
11:30 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Sandbags available in Lafourche, Terrebonne

Terrebonne and Lafourche parish governments are making sandbags available to residents as Tropical Storm Lee approaches.

The Houma Courier reports they are available at no charge at the following locations:

Terrebonne Parish

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