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Houma man remembers roommate killed in fatal crash

Wayne Champagne Sr. didn’t realize Sunday afternoon would be the last time he would see his roommate Jack Basting alive. “It was about 2:30 p.m. Sunday,” Champagne said. “We had bingo going on at the home and Jack didn’t want to participate in it and decided to go to the store. I told him I would se


Police arrest third Houma shooting suspect

Police say they have arrested the third suspect in connection to a shooting in January that left a man hospitalized. Da’Quwon Wilson, 21, of 301 Champion St., Gray, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, domestic abuse by aggravated assault, domestic abuse battery in the presence of a juven


Here is the Krewe of Aquarius' royal court

The Krewe of Aquarius will parade through Houma at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23. The 680-member all women's krewe will roll 28 floats under the theme “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” The krewe formed and rolled its first parade in 1994.


Severe Weather Awareness Week in Louisiana February 17-23

BATON ROUGE, La. (GOHSEP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a proclamation marking the week of February 17 - 23 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Louisiana. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the National Weather Service (NWS) and other partners at t


Louisiana man arrested for calling 911 on officers who pulled over his car, officials say

THIBODAUX, La. (WDSU) - A Thibodaux man is accused of calling 911 on police officers who pulled over a car that belonged to him overnight Friday, officials said. Bryce Quanstrom, 22, was arrested for unlawful use of the 911 system, according to the Thibodaux Police Department.


Houma student earns Space Camp scholarship

Barrett LeBon wants to be the next Neil DeGrasse Tyson. At 11 years old, Barrett has a long time and lot of schooling to go to reach his dream of being an astrophysicist, but he seems to have a good start.


“Operation Fed Up” nets multiple drug arrests in Houma

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -An investigation in Houma has resulted in multiple drug arrests. Over the past several months, Houma Police, Louisiana State Police,Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Thibodaux Police Department conducted “Operation Fed Up" to address the illegal sale of narcotics throug


Louisiana lawmakers must stand against Trump and for the Constitution

It is time for members of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation to stand up for the rule of law and stand against President Donald Trump’s bogus claims of a national emergency to meet his political aims to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Group wants to bring back Mardi Gras parade crowd costumes

HOUMA (AP) — The Krewe of Tradition is working to bring Mardi Gras costumes back into parade crowds with a four-hour costume-making workshop May 17 at the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum in Houma.


Sheriff: Man arrested after beating and robbing father

A 28-year-old Montegut man was arrested Wednesday after severely beating and robbing his father, authorities said. Ryan Anthony Henry, of La. 55, is charged with armed robbery and second-degree battery, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said.


Food review: Athenos Cafe provides introduction to Greek cuisine

Purveyors of ethnic cuisines tailoring their offerings to suit American sensibilities is nothing new. Spaghetti and meatballs, hard-shell tacos with lettuce and cheddar cheese, and chop suey and chow mein were all American creations that nobody in Italy, Mexico or China would recognize. But they ser


Crashes on MLK Boulevard spark concerns

Don Dominique Jr. was driving on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Houma Sunday evening when he saw tragedy unfold in the blink of an eye. "It was a steady rate of traffic, maybe 30 mph," the Chauvin man said. "Right up ahead I saw a car swerve to the center lane. Then I saw what I thought were tr


Louisiana religion teacher accused of indecent behavior with children

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana volunteer religion teacher is accused of sexual battery and indecent behavior with children. The Advocate reported Thursday on the arrest of 52-year-old Jerry Oubre, who also is a former foster parent and volunteer coach for girls and boys sports.


Pregnant Louisiana woman killed in Valentine’s Day drive-by shooting

GLYNN, LA (WAFB) - Police say Aerial Edwards, 25, a pregnant woman, died in a drive-by shooting in Pointe Coupee Parish early Thursday morning. Deputies with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a man at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, saying that his girlfriend had b


Sheriff’s Office searching for drug suspect

Authorities are searching for a suspect who’s wanted on multiple drug and weapon charges. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating Jhy Allinson, 25, of East Seventh Street in Larose.


Margaritas at El Paso Grill get the job done

The margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the country, with as many flavors and variations as bartenders can imagine. The drink's origins are somewhat cloudy, but it was most likely invented in Tijuana, Mexico, during America's great mistake, Prohibition.


Sales tax collections rise in Terrebonne, Lafourche

HOUMA, La. — Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes saw a combined increase of more than $11.5 million in sales tax revenues last year, a sign that the local economy may be improving.


Thousands of felons in Louisiana will regain voting rights when this law takes effect March 1

Some 36,000 felons who haven't been in prison for at least the last five years will have the opportunity to register to vote when a new law takes effect March 1. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin gave state lawmakers an update on the status of preparations for the new law, which the Legislature approve


BREAKING: Pelicans and GM Dell Demps Part Way

WGNO- New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with general manager Dell Demps, this according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Internal candidates will be discussed including David Booth and Danny Ferry.


Most Louisiana members of Congress back Trump’s emergency declaration

The bulk of Louisiana’s congressional delegation stands behind President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration in order to build and expand barriers at the U.S-Mexico border. The president made the declaration official Friday (Feb. 15).