Former Lafourche Sheriff's sergeant faces obstruction charge in incident involving her son
A former Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office sergeant faces criminal charges after allegedly covering for her son in a traffic incident. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office has charged former Sgt. Michelle Maccullum with obstruction of justice after she allegedly ordered fellow deputies to mishandle a traffic incident involving her son that occurred Jan. 23, according to an incident report. An internal investigation was conducted, and she was charged Jan. 26, at which time her employment also was terminated.
Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Lower Country Drive
On February 26, 2024, shortly after 10:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash involving a pedestrian in the 100 block of Lower Country Drive. The crash claimed the life of 30-year-old Kristie Brunet of Bourg. The preliminary investigation revealed Brunet was walking in the...
2nd Annual Krewe des Lutins Irish-Italian Parade to roll in Golden Meadow this March
The 2nd Annual Krewe des Lutins Irish-Italian Parade will roll in Golden Meadow on March 16, 2023, beginning at 1:00 p.m, hosted by the Lafourche Concerts and Events Club. “With the success of our Krewe des Couyons Mardi Gras parade and other family-friendly parades in lower Lafourche, Particularly Golden Meadow, our club has decided to bring the first Irish Italian parade to town,” reads an official statement from the Lafourche Concerts and Events Club. “We’re going to use the same popular ‘ride what you have’ homemade float and golf carts format that we use for the Couyons parade. As always, our parade is open to all ages, anyone can ride!”
Escaped Jefferson Parish inmate back in custody
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office released security footage that shows an inmate escape from custody in a JPSO unit on Sunday, Feb. 25.
One man killed in Marrero double shooting, JPSO says
MARRERO, La. (WVUE) - One man died and another was critically injured Tuesday (Feb. 27) in a double shooting in Marrero, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting was reported around 11:50 a.m. Deputies first found the unresponsive man laying near the street in the 6300 block of 4th Street. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not disclosed the man’s age or identity.
Lafourche Parish Public Meeting to Shape Hometown Revitalization and Infrastructure Programs
In the wake of the storm events that battered Lafourche Parish in 2020 and 2021, the State of Louisiana is channeling disaster recovery funds to the region. The parish, eager to rebuild and fortify against future challenges, is inviting all residents to contribute their insights in a public meeting that aims to shape the priorities of the Hometown Revitalization Program (HRP) and the Resilient Communities Infrastructure Program (RCIP).
JPSO investigates Westbank homicide
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 6300 block of Fourth Street. Police say around 12:30 this afternoon, a man was shot dead at that location.
Lafourche Parish Arrest: February 24, 2024
The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on February 24, 2024. View the full arrest log below.
The End of an Era: Lockport's Historic Hardware Store Closes its Doors
Lockport, a town with a rich history and a close-knit community, is bidding farewell to a nearly-century-old establishment that has been a staple in the lives of its residents. The Hardware Store, a multi-generational business that has served the community for many years, is closing its doors, marking the end of an era that spans generations.
Scoop: New recycling option in the works for Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Parish council members are expected to vote next week on whether to bring recycling back for residents. Why it matters: Residents in unincorporated areas have been without recycling since January. Driving the news: Councilmember Jennifer Van Vrancken tells Axios that Realcycle, a local recycling company, is submitting a proposal...
Manhunt on for escaped murder suspect on westbank
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto describes how a murder suspect escaped while being transported from a hospital to the correctional center.
One year later, disabled woman remains missing out of New Orleans
The New Orleans Police Department has asked for the public's help locating a woman who has been missing for about a year.
Rape Aggression Defense Course Scheduled for March in Lafourche
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course on March 11-13, 2024, at the Larose-Cut Off Middle School, located at 13356 West Main Street in Larose. This self-defense course designed for women will take place over three days. The class...
Avondale Global Gateway Cuts Ribbon on New, $2M Gate
AVONDALE, La. — Avondale Global Gateway has a new and improved gateway. Host, the logistic hub’s owner, joined economic development officials and elected leaders for a Feb. 27 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility’s new $2 million gate complex, which features new scales and an improved gatehouse to help reduce the time it takes for trucks to come and go.
Jefferson Parish wants to build a severe weather 'oasis' at a Metairie playground
From hurricanes to flooding to freezes, severe weather events are expected to worsen with climate change, and Jefferson Parish officials hope to transform one playground into a "community oasis" and shelter to help residents weather the storms. Though still in the planning stages, the project at Mike Miley Playground will...
Jefferson Parish appoints new RTA board member as controversy brews over $1.3M contract
A new face is joining the board of the Regional Transit Authority as questions mount over how the agency's leadership allowed a construction contract to skyrocket in value. The Jefferson Parish Council at a meeting earlier this month appointed Brian Bruno, a retired businessman from Kenner, to fill one of three slots representing the suburban parish on the board.
Separate crashes leave two people dead
The first happened Tuesday on Veterans Boulevard near North Causeway in Metairie. The second crash happened around 3 p.m. Friday on LA 44 at East 22nd Street in Reserve.
Metairie crash leaves a woman dead, two men injured
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office reports that a woman is dead and two men were injured following a crash in Metairie on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Incarcerating minors harms children — especially boys — and the economic security of our state
As a professor, researcher and mother, I want to caution our state Legislature and governor that hard-on-crime policies such as the incarceration of minor-aged offenders not only harm our children, especially boys, but will also create long term costs for the state. Regardless of race, ethnicity or rural settings compared with urban, boys suffer in […] The post Incarcerating minors harms children — especially boys — and the economic security of our state appeared first on Louisiana Illuminator.
Teen shot while driving through Thibodaux neighborhood
A teenager was shot while he was driving through a Thibodaux neighborhood on Tuesday, Feb. 20.