Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Jim Hanzo
September 04, 2017 - 11:46 am
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are currently investigating an early morning shooting in Thibodaux which resulted in the death of 29-year-old man. At around 1:25 a.m. on Monday, September 4, deputies responded to a shooting in Solar Trailer Park in Thibodaux. Upon arrival...
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August 19, 2017 - 11:23 am
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) _ A 15-year-old boy faces a terrorizing charge after he allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher and students at South Lafourche High School. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says the incident allegedly occurred on Wednesday, but was not reported to school administrators...
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July 29, 2017 - 6:00 am
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana inmate who walked off a work program job site is back in custody. A news release from Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 52-year-old John Dufren surrendered Thursday. The release says that Dufren was serving time for a 2015 conviction for distributing...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:35 am
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says deputies have arrested the fourth suspect in connection with the theft of an ATV and trailer. "Billy Bellanger Sr. (age 61) of Raceland was arrested," the Sheriff said in a news release. Jody Landry (age 41), David Leblanc (age 52), and Gordon Melancon (age...
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July 21, 2017 - 10:47 am
Officials in Lafourche Parish say a Galliano man is in jail, accused of raping a toddler. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 24-year-old Eric Matherne was arrested Thursday on a first-degree rape of a toddler charge. Deputies and detectives were notified Tuesday at Lady of the Sea General...
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Jim Hanzo
July 06, 2017 - 12:25 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said a two-year-old boy died as a result of a suspected drowning in a swimming pool on the 4th of July. Kevin Cortez III of Lockport was pronounced dead at a local hospital. It happened around 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, when deputies responded to a residence in the...
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Chris Miller
June 02, 2017 - 2:21 pm
A Berwick mother faces charges in Lafourche Parish after her child was burned with hot wax. Two Thibodaux residents are also facing charges. "On Wednesday, May 31, deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of Park Drive in Thibodaux in reference to an unsupervised toddler found outside a...
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May 30, 2017 - 5:52 pm
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Storms sweeping across south Louisiana have caused street flooding and warnings of possible tornadoes. The National Weather Service issued multiple tornado warnings today in Lafourche and Jefferson parishes, near the coast. New Orleans news outlets said there were eyewitness...
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