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Houma man guilty of having sex with teenager

A 24-year-old Houma man was taken into custody Wednesday in court after pleading guilty to two counts of carnal knowledge with a juvenile, authorities said. Leroy Anthony Joe III, of 1306 Lee Ave., surrendered at the Terrebonne Parish jail on March 28 after warrants were issued for his arrest on a

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-22 01:36:33

Sheriff: Over $19,000 worth of drugs seized; five charged

Authorities say they arrested five people Tuesday evening after they found over $19,000 worth of drugs, plus cash and paraphernalia, inside a Houma residence. The Terrebonne Narcotics Task Force had gotten a tip about illegal activity at 113 Jane St., Apt. A, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said in a news r

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-21 04:48:33

Nonprofit Spotlight: Here's how Salvation Army serves Houma-Thibodaux's needy

The Salvation Army is one of the best known social service agencies in the world, but do you really know all of the services the group provides locally? We asked Houma service center manager Angela Brown, who works with the program in Terrebonne, Lafourche and surrounding areas, to answer some quest

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-21 02:45:39

Best of the Bayou Music Festival returns to downtown Houma

This weekend, downtown Houma will feature the annual Best of the Bayou Music Festival presented by Cenac. The fest is scheduled for 5-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. The Chevron Main Stage, the larger stage, will be located near the corner of Roussell and Belanger streets, behind Whi

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-21 17:30:00

Port of Iberia finalizes new lease with Houma-based company

Port of Iberia attorney Raymond Allain, seated on the left, and Executive Director Craig Romero point to the location on a satellite image of a rock dike built in 1998. At the time it blocked a canal leading to the Vermilion Bay; now, the coast having receded several hundred yards since, the rocks l

DAILY IBERIAN - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Houma military museum board to meet Thursday

The public board that oversees the Houma-Terrebonne Regional Military Museum will meet Thursday. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Government Tower, Main and Gabasse streets in Houma. The agenda includes a report on construction of a new wing at the museum.

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-20 18:09:52

Police: Suspect caught with knife, zip ties and gloves

A Bourg resident was arrested Thursday after she tried to break into another woman's home and was later caught with a knife, zip ties and gloves, Thibodaux Police said Monday. Kaye Villatoro, 33, 722 Bourg-Larose Highway, is charged with attempted home invasion and contempt of court. She remained i

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-21 04:19:44

Get a free car seat professionally installed

Those who qualify can pick up a free child safety seat and have it professionally installed Saturday in Houma. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon in the JCPenney parking lot of Southland Mall, 5953 W. Park Ave. To apply, visit umcno.org/injuryprevention. Seats will be distributed and installe

HOUMA COURIER - 2017-09-22 01:17:07

Police: Woman made threats, shared photo without consent

A Vacherie resident is wanted after she made a comment about the heads of a woman's children making nice trophies, Thibodaux Police said. Brandi Rothman, 31, also shared a sexual photo of the victim to social media without her consent, Police Chief Bryan Zeringue said in a news release. Rothman is

HOUMA COURIER - 2017-09-22 01:16:09

Murderer who punched lawyer charged with contempt

A 28-year-old Houma man who hit his attorney in court after being found guilty of murder last month has been charged with contempt of court, prosecutors said. After a two-day bench trial, District Judge Randy Benthancourt found Kenny Veal, of 64 Kingsridge Loop, guilty of second-degree murder for th

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-20 01:06:10

Terrebonne reforms Recreation Advisory Board

Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove has announced the reformation of the Parish Wide Recreation Advisory Board that he hopes will help the parish's recreation districts to work together and become more efficient stewards of the taxpayer money they receive. The board, which is made up of the chai

HOUMA COURIER - 2017-09-20 22:54:32

Sex crime charges show no apparent trend

There's no apparent trend over the last few years with the number of sex crimes reported in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. The Courier and Daily Comet obtained numbers from local law enforcement agencies for five sex crimes: carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behavior with juveniles, moles

HOUMA COURIER - 2017-09-21 05:03:14

Library Window: We're reaching out to Hispanic residents

The Terrebonne Parish Library has started Conectando, Connect, a Spanish language outreach service to the Hispanic community. The library was awarded a grant from the American Library Association to expand services to the Hispanic population. Six services are provided through Conectando:Historias Pa

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-20 23:41:48

New Coast Guard captain calls for community to work together

The new commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard's Marine Safety Unit Houma spoke Tuesday to introduce himself and to ask that the local community work with the Coast Guard to make the region a safer and better place. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Blake Welborn, who was named commanding officer and repor

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-19 22:06:18

Thibodaux City Council moves to condemn property

The Thibodaux City Council on Tuesday moved to condemn a property at 1255 St. Charles St., with demolition to occur within 60 days. The council also authorized Mayor Tommy Eschete to sign a grant agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for a traffic signal upgrade

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-21 04:21:14

Water district board to meet Thursday in Lockport

Lafourche Parish Water District No. 1's board of commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at 312 2nd St., Lockport. The board will consider advertising for bids for a water line replacement along West 20th Street in Larose. It will review a request for cost share to install an 8-inch water line a

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-21 04:22:25

Thibodaux police looking for Morgan City man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend

Thibodaux police are seeking the public's help to locate a Morgan City man who's accused of attacking an ex-girlfriend, knocking her unconscious, and striking a child in the face during the incident, Police Chief Bryan Zeringue said in a news release. Omar Harvey, 38, of the 500 block of Egle Street

DAILY REVIEW - 2017-09-20 17:33:34

Middle school volleyball tournament winners named

The fourth-annual Lady Rebel Volleyball Classic was held at West Thibodaux Middle School last week. E.D. White Catholic and Pierre Part Middle Schools finished as co-champions with 3-0 records. Belle Rose Middle, Lutcher Junior High and St. Joseph Catholic went 2-1, Evergreen Junior High, Sixth Wa

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-20 21:29:58

Two charged with fishing violations near Montegut

Agents cited two Metairie men for fishing violations Saturday near Montegut, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said. The department said Jorge Cabrera, 26, and Juan Ciprian, 28, were over the limit for black and red drum and had undersized black and red drum and mangrove snapper.

HOUMA COURIER - 2017-09-20 05:01:00

You're invited to learn about Nicholls faculty research Thursday

Nicholls State University professors will showcase their research and creativity Thursday during the first annual Faculty Expeaux research poster exhibit. Modeled after Student Expeaux held in the spring, faculty will be judged not only on the content of their research but the appearance of the dis

HOUMA COURIER - 2017-09-20 17:05:12