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2 arrested for murder over a week after man's body found dumped in Assumption Parish bayou
THIBODAUX - Over a week after Troymichael Johnlouis was found dead in a bayou, two people have been arrested for his alleged murder. Johnlouis, 34, was first reported missing on Sept. 17. He had last been seen getting into a car with a woman the night before, and his remains were identified on Sept. 19 after they had been found in a bayou in Assumption Parish.
Man Killed in Lafourche Parish Single-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 90 near Hwy 182
On September 25, 2023, shortly after 4:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 90 eastbound near the Louisiana Highway 182 – Raceland/Houma exit (Exit 210). The crash claimed the life of 60-year-old Jerry Fruge of Terrytown. The preliminary investigation revealed...
Lafourche Parish Arrest Report: September 25, 2023
The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on September 26, 2023.
Greater New Orleans prepares for saltwater intrusion
Leaders in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and St. Bernard Parish are preparing now for the saltwater intrusion that's inching up the Mississippi River.
DWI and Seat Belt Checkpoints Scheduled for September 27 and 28
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint and seat belt checkpoint this week in Lafourche Parish. These checkpoints are designed to help raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists. The DWI...
Bomb threat at Thibodaux High forces evacuation of students
UPDATE: Investigators found no explosive devices anywhere on campus and have given the all clear. Also, we want to dispel all rumors surrounding the possibility of an overdose or death on campus. This is strictly a rumor, and there is no truth to it. Misinformation, especially in an already serious situation, can lead to further panic and chaos. Remember to always verify information with a credible source before sharing it.
Jefferson Parish prepares for saltwater intrusion
Jefferson Parish councilmembers Jennifer Van Vrancken and Scott Walker spoke to Eyewitness News about possible saltwater mitigation options.
Rodrigue announces his candidacy for Lafourche Sheriff
I stand before you today with a profound sense of duty and purpose as I announce my candidacy for the esteemed office of Sheriff. My name is Thomas Rodrigue, a lifelong resident of south Lafourche, a Republican, and a veteran law enforcement agent with a deep commitment to the safety and well-being of our community.
18-year-old booked with murder in Terrytown Waffle House shooting
Two and a half months after an Algiers man was gunned down in the parking lot of a Terrytown Waffle House, investigators have arrested a suspect in his death. Gregory Rose, 18, of Terrytown, was booked Tuesday with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, said Sgt. Brandon Veal, spokesperson for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Jefferson Parish leaders keeping close eye on saltwater wedge
Parish President Cynthia Lee-Sheng told the council that the saltwater wedge is projected to reach the parish’s water intake systems as early as October 24.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Announces Locations for 40th Annual National Night Out Block Parties
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the venues for the 40th Annual National Night Out block parties in Lafourche Parish. The event is set for Tuesday, October 3, 2023. There are 15 venues across the parish, each party starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office will attend each party to talk about crime prevention and respond to local concerns.
Arabie announces his campaign for re-election for Councilman of District 6
I, Terry Arabie, am seeking re-election for Councilman of District 6. My wife, Royetta, and I are lifelong residents of Lafourche Parish where we have proudly raised our four children. We are additionally blessed with 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, all whom reside within the parish, attend local schools, and participate in recreational activities.
New Orleans officials seek to build a freshwater pipeline as saltwater wedge inches closer
Water barges and salt-filtering reverse osmosis units will not be enough to prevent saltwater from contaminating New Orleans’ largest water facility, officials said at city council meeting on Wednesday. Instead, a pipeline will be needed to deliver freshwater from upstream — not just for New Orleans, but likely for neighboring Jefferson Parish, too.
Social Media personality cuts local man’s yard
A social media personality who travels the country cutting lawns for free for single parents, veterans, disabled and the elderly, recently made a visit to the Bayou Region to cut the grass of a local volunteer firefighter. While Rodney Smith Jr. of Raising Men & Women Lawn Care Service said...
Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism Welcomes New Office/Finance Manager
Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism, the destination marketing organization for Lafourche Parish, welcomed its new Office/Finance Manager this month in the hiring of Brandi Hebert. Hebert fills a position that had been vacated since late August and will play a crucial part of the Cajun Bayou Tourism team moving forward....
Parishioners Forgive Vandals Who Decapitate Jesus Statue at Louisiana Catholic School
The police department in Lockport, Louisiana, are asking for the public's help in finding the vandals responsible for decapitating a statue of Jesus Christ. Officers were called to the campus of Holy Savior School on September 13, 2023, and discovered the head of the statue was missing. Lockport is located east of Houma.
Jake Cheramie announces his candidacy for Councilman District 9
My name is Jake Cheramie, and I am excited to announce my candidacy for your Lafourche Parish Council District 9. I am a graduate of South Lafourche High School, Class of 2003. I grew up in Larose and is now a resident in the Town of Golden Meadow. My wife,...
Guidry announce his bid for District 8 Councilman
Hi, my name is Carlton Guidry. I have been thinking about running for Lafourche Parish Councilman District #8 for some time now. I would like to take this opportunity to officially announce my candidacy for Lafourche Parish Council District #8. I have been a lifelong resident of Lafourche Parish, which...
Mother seeks answers in last of five Nicholls State University 2021 car wreck deaths
A Houma mother is spending restless nights haunted by the uncertainty of the events that claimed her daughter's life. Amber Pitre sat through the trial of Joey Clement, the drunk driver found guilty on two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of criminal negligence for the Nov. 20, 2021, deaths of Lily Dufrene, 19, Hali Coss, 18, and Michaila Bowling, 18. The three were students of Nicholls State University, and like Pitre's daughter, Kennedi Foret, 21, lost their lives in a car wreck during the 2021 school year.
70-Year-Old Man Killed in Bicycle Accident in Lafourche Parish
A bicycle accident in Lafourche Parish resulted in the death of a 70-year-old man, identified as Melvin Mead Jr. from Thibodaux. Reports confirm that he was hit by a Chevrolet Malibu near Lasseigne Road on Highway 308 early in the morning. Louisiana State Police noted Mead did not stop his bicycle while crossing the highway from a parking lot, resulting in a collision with the northbound vehicle.