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Houma man wanted in St. Martin Parish homicide investigation

Two Houma residents were arrested and one remains at large in connection with a St. Martin Parish murder investigation, authorities said.  Two suspects, 24-year-old Michael Quindele Lewis and Diamond Benoit, 21, were taken into custody Friday in Terrebonne Parish following a short pursuit, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said.   ...
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Man convicted of robbing Chackbay couple at knifepoint

A jury convicted a Slidell man Tuesday of robbing a Chackbay couple at knifepoint in their home.  Following about an hour of deliberations, the 12-member jury found Michael Lee Sr., 40, guilty of armed robbery for an incident that occurred at a home on Woodland Drive in Chackbay on Oct. 15, 2019.   ...

TPSO: Two arrested, one wanted after vehicle pursuit

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet announced that the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division was involved in a short vehicle pursuit, which led to the arrest of two Houma residents, and left Agents searching for a third offender. As a result of the investigation, Terrebonne Parish Narcotics Agents have...

Louisiana teacher named semi-finalist for top award

NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Napoleonville head start teacher named Janie Clement was recently chosen as a semifinalist for the Early Childhood Teacher of the Year award. Clement is an educator at Napoleonville Primary School and the Assumption Parish teacher along with four other teachers in Louisiana were nominated...

Bicyclist injured in Houma crash has died, police say

A bicyclist who suffered severe injuries in a crash in Houma last week has died, State Police said Monday.  The crash claimed the life of 21-year-old Colby Prestenback of Gray.   Prestenback’s injuries resulted from a crash that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. May 17 on Coteau Road near Bayou Gardens Boulevard, police said.  ...

LDWF agents arrest two boaters for DWI on south Louisiana waterways

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested two men for allegedly operating or driving a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) in St. Mary and St. Martin parishes on May 21. Agents arrested Jonathon Landry, 37, of Morgan City, and Jules Joiner, 25, of Pierre Part, for DUI. Agents also...

Louisiana Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries Received in Crash on LA 660

Louisiana Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries Received in Crash on LA 660. Louisiana – On May 23, 2022, Louisiana State Police reported that on May 17, 2022, shortly after 5:00 p.m., LSP Troop C was notified of a severe injury crash involving a bicyclist on Louisiana Highway 660 at the intersection with Bayou Gardens Boulevard on Louisiana Highway 660 at the intersection with Bayou Gardens Boulevard. Colby Prestenback, 21, of Gray, Louisiana, died as a result of the crash. Prestenback was riding his bicycle south on the northbound shoulder of LA Hwy 660, approaching the intersection with Bayou Gardens Boulevard, according to preliminary investigation. Simultaneously, a 2006 Ford F-150 was driving east on Bayou Gardens Boulevard, approaching the intersection with LA Highway 660. Prestenback failed to stop for a red traffic signal, entered the intersection with Bayou Gardens Boulevard, and was hit by the Ford, which had a green traffic signal.

City, parish authorities arrest 3 on drunk driving charges

Morgan City and parish authorities made three arrests on drunk-driving charges over the weekend. reported that over the last 72-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 93 complaints and made these arrests:. —Allen Dale Arnaud, 58, Morgan City, was arrested at 12:53 a.m. Saturday on charges of turning...

Continued research at Nicholls Farm now possible thanks to ConocoPhillips and Lafourche Parish Government

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University celebrated the rebuilding of the Nicholls Farm bridge on Wednesday, May 18 with project partners ConocoPhillips and the Lafourche Parish Government. The project is considered critical to unlocking the research, educational and ecological potential of the Farm. The nearly $300,000 bridge replacement project...

Nearly 5,000 Entergy customers out of power

According to Entergy’s outages map, nearly 5,000 customers are without power in Houma. The reported estimated restoration time is 9 p.m. This is only data being provided by Entergy at this time.

21-year-old dead after bike struck by pickup truck near Houma

HOUMA, La. — Authorities say a 21-year-old from Gray, La., has died after being struck by car while he was riding a bike on the shoulder of LA Hwy 660 on Tuesday. Louisiana State Police say the crash, which claimed the life of Colby Prestenback, happened shortly after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Bayou Gardens Boulevard.

Leadership Lafourche graduates 2022 class

The Leadership Lafourche Class of 2022 was recognized at a graduation dinner held in their honor on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Nicholls State University. Leadership Lafourche is a leadership immersion program designed to train cross-sections of Lafourche residents and workers for productive roles focused on the future and well-being of our parish, institutions, and communities. Graduating its first class in 1993, Leadership Lafourche has trained and inspired hundreds of individuals toward this singular goal.

Houma Blood Center to host community blood drives

The Blood Center of Houma will host two community blood drives this weekend. The first drive will take place at the Walmart Supercenter Westside location (1633 Martin Luther King Blvd) on Friday, May 27, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The second drive will take place at Zydeco Harley Davidson (1740 Martin Luther King Blvd.) on Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.