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Sheriff: Drug investigation leads to five arrests

Five people were arrested on multiple drug and racketeering charges as part of a long-term joint investigation, authorities said tonight. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics agents, the Department of Homeland Security and the Louisiana State Police launched an investigation into a circle

DAILY COMET - 2018-03-24 04:52:21

Sheriff: Suspect attacks woman with broomstick

A 27-year-old Bourg man was arrested Thursday after attacking a woman with a broomstick during an argument over money, authorities said. According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, about 9:20 a.m. deputies responded to Myrtle Drive in Bayou Blue after a suspect forced his way into a woman's

HOUMA COURIER - 2018-03-23 20:33:19

Thibodaux restaurant switches to event venue

For almost three years, the Foundry on the Bayou in Thibodaux has been a restaurant, bar and event venue. Now, the the restaurant at 715 W. First St. is closing its doors to the public and will remain open solely as an event venue. "We noticed the restaurant business was getting slower," Sales Manag

DAILY COMET - 2018-03-24 15:43:00

Bond reduction denied for child rape suspect

A judge denied the bond reduction Wednesday of a 51-year-old Houma man accused of raping an underage girl in 2014. Daniel Smith Jr., of 180 Acklen Drive, was indicted Dec. 14 on a charge of aggravated rape. He was arrested Sept. 6 after detectives received a complaint from a 15-year-old girl five da

DAILY COMET - 2018-03-23 02:34:18

2 arrested in separate stabbings in New Orleans East: NOPD

Investigators have arrested two people this week in connection with separate stabbings in New Orleans East, according to the NOPD. Latonja Busby, 30, was arrested Thursday (March 22) by the NOPD's Violent Offenders Warrant Squad and booked with aggravated battery by cutting, domestic abuse battery a

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-23 04:54:29

Houma man gets 18 years for manslaughter

A Houma man who drove the getaway car in a botched armed robbery that led to the shooting death of a local marijuana dealer in 2013 was sentenced to 18 years in prison. He was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Treyvance Fanguy, 22, was originally scheduled to stand trial Feb


Machete-wielding Metairie man tried to kidnap children in Walmart: Kenner police

A Metairie man walked with a machete into a Kenner Walmart and used the weapon to try to kidnap a 2-year-old boy and then an infant, swinging the blade at store employees before he was tackled and arrested Friday (March 23), police said. At one point, police said, Billy Yoe Budier-Herrera, 33, forc

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-24 03:17:41

What to do at the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge

The Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge was established on May 2, 1996, and it is located five miles southwest of Houma. Visitors can find a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy at the refuge such as fishing, hunting, hiking, birding and wildlife viewing. "The refuge is comprised of 4,416 acres

DAILY COMET - 2018-03-24 14:45:00

Two women, one man arrested as part of undercover prostitution sting in Baton Rouge

Two women and one man are facing charges after being arrested as part of an undercover prostitution sting in Baton Rouge. On March 21, agents with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were conducting an undercover operation in which they would contact various females who were reportedly adve


Sheriff's Office investigating body found in canal

Authorities are investigating a body found by two fishermen in a canal this morning off La. 24 in Bourg, authorities said. Water patrol deputies and detectives responded to the scene shortly around 8 a.m. and retrieved the man's remains, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said. Investigators we


Meet country music star John Rich Saturday in Houma

Country music star John Rich will visit a Houma Rouses Saturday to promote his new Redneck Riviera brand whiskey. He'll sign purchased bottles from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the store., 5818 W. Main St. Rich, half of the award-winning duo Big & Rich, collaborated with Eastside Distilling to prod

HOUMA COURIER - 2018-03-22 23:39:35

Improvements lined up for Houma park

A community meeting tonight revealed plans to heighten security around Authement Park in Houma. The Recreation District Number 11 Board held its second monthly meeting to update residents on the park's progress. Before improvements are made to the playground equipment or basketball courts, the distr

HOUMA COURIER - 2018-03-23 02:45:36

Two arrested, one sought in attempted murder

Two of the three suspects wanted on charges of ambushing, robbing and beating a Thibodaux man with a baseball bat were arrested this morning, authorities said. Cody Dantin, 30, of Thibodaux, and Preston Law, 36, of Gray, are charged with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery, the Lafourche


Inmate sent 'indecent' letters, made sexually explicit calls to juvenile: JPSO

An inmate at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna was rebooked on new charges after authorities discovered that he'd had sexually explicit communication with a 14-year-old girl for almost a year, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Shawn Washington, 23, of Bridge City,


Sheriff: Home invader attacks woman with pepper spray

A 24-year-old Houma woman was arrested Monday after barging into a house and pepper-sprayed another woman, authorities said. Qwanjalyn Jernee Smith, of 1300 Laban Ave., is charged with home invasion, resisting an officer and public intimidation after entering a home Monday morning on Thomas Drive a


What's on Saturday's ballot: Jefferson Parish sheriff's race, other elections

The highest-profile race on the ballot is for Jefferson Parish sheriff, with interim Sheriff and former state Rep. Joe Lopinto facing veteran sheriff's office employee and spokesman John Fortunato, in the race to replace Newell Normand, who resigned last summer to take a position as talk show host w


Police seek 3 in Thibodaux armed robbery

Authorities are searching for three suspects accused of ambushing a Thibodaux man, robbing him and beating him with a baseball bat. Arrest warrants have been issued for Cody Dantin, 30, and Amber Scott, 32, both of St. Charles Bypass Road in Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said today


Houma-made burritos recalled over uninspected beef

HOUMA, La. - Houma-based Mickey Brown, Inc. is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of beef burrito products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Approximately 4,130 pounds of beef burrito products were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the USDA announced Tuesday. The read


Fettuccine is part of Houma family's history

Sharon S. Chatagnier, 67, began her adventures in the kitchen after she got married to her husband, Gary. "I wasn't fond of cooking," Chatagnier said. "I had to learn how to cook when I got married, although my husband is a good cook himself." Chatagnier learned some of her recipes from her mom, oth


H.L. Bourgeois bowlers roll to wins

There was no sophomore slump for the H.L. Bourgeois bowling teams and second-year head coach Dusty Foret. On Wednesday, the Braves boys and girls teams had comfortable wins in the South Central Bowling Regional tournament at Creole Lanes in Houma. The victories advanced both squads to the state bi-r