Lafourche Parish Arrest Log: June 5, 2023
The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on June 4, 2023.
FEMA Awards Additional $368.5 million in Hurricane Ida Public Assistance Grants
BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. To date, more than $1.8 billion has been obligated to the State of Louisiana for the Hurricane Ida recovery. This additional $368.5 million will help pay for travel trailers purchased by the state, debris removal in St. Tammany Parish and water remediation expenses for the Lafourche Parish School Board.
Locals concerned over city’s hurricane preparedness
When it comes to hurricane preparation, every detail matters.
Larose's Ivy Robichaux reigning as Miss LSU
Ivy Robichaux may be from the small bayou community of Larose, but she is certainly excelling on the pageant circuit and in politics where she hopes her future lies. The 21-year-old LSU student was crowned Miss LSU in late March. It was her third time competing in the pageant, a competition in which she has received an honor each of her three years participating. Her first year, she was chosen as Fan Favorite for raising the most money for the organization the event’s organizer, LSU sorority Delta Zeta, supports. Last year she finished third in the Miss LSU competition.
Community members paint “Before I Die” mural prompt in Downtown Houma
Terrebonne Parish locals Haley Filer, Alyssia Hay, and Cecil Zeringue recently came together to paint a community wall mural, “Before I Die,” on Church Street between Downtown Jeaux’s and M Power Yoga. Those in downtown Houma can use the provided chalk to write on the lines things they most want to do, see, experience, or accomplish during their lifetime.
Convicted felon arrested again in St. Charles Parish, over a dozen narcotics found
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office (SCPSO) has arrested a convicted felon for allegedly possessing over a dozen drugs.
United Houma Nations citizen graduates with two back-to-back degrees, moves to pursue MD/PhD in neuroscience
United Houma Nation citizen and Cut-Off native Joanna Kern Cooley is serving as an inspiration to the local community as she pursues a fascinating educational and professional journey. The 38-year-old wife and mother of four recently graduated from two separate schools back-to-back with a Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree, and has moved cross-country to pursue an MD/PhD in neuroscience in the upcoming years.
Zack’s celebrates 40th anniversary with new location
Local dessert store favorite Zack’s is celebrating 40 years of bringing the community delicious homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, and more! The Houma-based shop will be marking this milestone with a big move to a new location, complete with exciting upgrades and a new look. Zack’s was originally...
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre seeks ninth term of office
In recognition of the nearly 400 professional men and women of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office family and the 100,000 people who proudly call Lafourche Parish home – I am proud and humbled to officially announce my candidacy for reelection as your Sheriff. Under my leadership, your Sheriff’s...
Hurricane season has begun. Here's what to know in Terrebonne and Lafourche
With recovery from Hurricane Ida slow and incomplete for many people, temporary housing weighs heavily in official's hurricane season plans. Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes recognize the vulnerability of those in temporary housing units, and officials are watching the severity of any incoming hurricane with the Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers and State-run Ida Shelter campers in mind. Beyond those special-case scenarios, both parishes have shelters and evacuation points lined up for the most at risk, and websites people can go for notifications on the government's plans, as well as detailed suggestions for evacuation strategies.
Dream comes true for Brusly graduate after making Saints Cheer Krewe
Robyn Lavigne, a 2019 Brusly graduate, and current Nicholls State University student, accomplished a childhood dream before walking across the stage with her pre-law and business degree. With 14 years of dance experience, Lavigne earned a spot on the New Orleans Saints Cheer Krewe, the official cheer and entertainment team...
CASA seeking advocates for 173 children in Terrebonne Parish
CASA of Terrebonne announced that 173 children are currently waiting for advocates in the court system. “We know children do best when they can safely remain with their parents or with other family members. That’s why CASA of Terrebonne volunteers commit to strengthening families in their ability to care for and protect their children,” reads a statement from CASA of Terrebonne.
Jeremy Duplantis named Girls Team Coach of the Year at Bayou Region Sports Awards
Vandebilt softball coach Jeremy Duplantis was named the Girls Team Coach of the Year during the 2023 Bayou Region High School Sports Awards, presented by Thibodaux Regional Health System, Barker Honda and Barker Buick GMC. The show was held June 1 at Bonvillain Civic Center. The Girls Team Coach of the Year was...
Lafourche Booking Log: June 2, 2023
The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on June 2, 2023.
St. James Parish hosts June Market Day
GRAMERCY — On Saturday, June 10, St. James Parish will be hosting its monthly Market Day Event. The St. James Parish Market Day is held the second Saturday of every month at the St James Parish Welcome Center. This event provides a venue for local farmers, vendors, small businesses and micro businesses to sell their […] The post St. James Parish hosts June Market Day appeared first on L'Observateur.
Investigators Return Most Of The Money Scammed From Larose Woman
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says they've recovered most of the money stolen from a Larose woman who fell for a phone scam. The victim reported about a month ago that she'd received a call from somebody claiming to be with Social Security. In several transactions, the victim wired more...
Tracking Storms This Sunday Evening
NEW ORLEANS — Tracking Storms since late afternoon, today. In fact the first round of storms really to hold on north central LaFourche and Terrebonne Parishes -- into the early evening. Wind gust of 60 mph, hail size from a nickel to half dollar was reported, and strong to extreme rotation helped to merge three different cells into a singular over Terrebonne Parish. Two severe storm warnings were issued as well as marginal risk for severe weather from the WPC. All had expired from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., today.
Local resident Achieves Academic Success, Graduates 11th in Class
Local resident Brooke Plaisance, J.D., has achieved a milestone in her academic journey with her recent graduation from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. On May 20, 2023, Plaisance graduated 11th out of 176th in her class. Plaisance is a 2016 graduate from South Lafourche High School and went...
Local couple nominated for 2023 Foster Parents of the Year
Local parents Mrs. Amber and Dr. Thomas Berry were recently named as nominees for the 2023 Foster Parent of the Year for the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Service’s Thibodaux District, which includes Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, Saint Charles, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist, and Terrebonne Parishes. “Dr....
New grant bringing air quality control to Louisiana
New changes are underway in St. James parish.
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