Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 02, 2018 - 10:35 pm
Cops say two female students in Thibodaux are in trouble with the law after separate school threats. "Two juvenile female students have been charged with terrorizing," Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Jo Ann Matthews announced in a news release. "...
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January 21, 2018 - 12:23 pm
All remaining water advisories for areas surrounding New Orleans have now been lifted. The boil water advisories in St. John Parish for Edgard, Reserve and Garyville were lifted Sunday. So, all advisories have been lifted parishwide in St. John. Investigative samples analyzed Sunday by the...
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Jim Hanzo
January 03, 2018 - 10:26 am
Lafourche Parish Water District #1 has issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY for the Bayou Blue Community and area along Hwy 182, West of Bayou Lafourche, until further notice. The Lafourche Parish Water District experienced a drop in water pressure because of the current weather conditions. Residents...
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Jim Hanzo
September 25, 2017 - 3:56 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a carnival ride worker who they say inappropriately touched two teenage girls at a fair over the weekend. 20-year-old Cody Johnson, of Kewanee, Illinois, is charged with indecent behavior with juveniles. On Sunday, two teenage females reported being...
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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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