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Houma killer loses another appeal

A 29-year-old Houma man convicted of second-degree murder in 2011 for the shooting death of a Bayou Blue man will continue serving a life sentence after a court denied his appeal. Dante L. Milon's appeal to the Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge was rejected Nov. 16, court records

DAILY COMET - 2017-11-21 21:16:32

Felon from Houma gets 18 years for illegal gun possession

A 38-year-old Houma man convicted in April for illegally possessing a firearm was sentenced to 18 years in prison, prosecutors said. Stanley Brumfield, of 1406 Memory Lane, was charged on Oct. 31, 2015, with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of aggravated criminal damage

HOUMA COURIER - 2017-11-22 13:01:00

Houma woman gets 15 years for armed robbery

A 26-year-old Houma woman received 15 years in prison after pleading guilty for her role in the armed robberies of a local convenience store and fast-food restaurant last year, prosecutors said. Christian Marie Pontif, of 405 Westside Blvd., was the second of three suspects to plead guilty to the a

DAILY COMET - 2017-11-22 19:48:00

Houma man accused of child molestation

A 45-year-old Houma man was arrested today after being accused of molesting a young girl in his home, authorities said. According to the Terrebonne Sheriff's Office, Christian Lirette, of 174 Sugarwood Blvd., inappropriately touched a girl under the age of 13 multiple times over the course of a yea

DAILY COMET - 2017-11-20 21:52:47

Houma-Thibodaux loses another 100 jobs, report says

The preliminary figure would bring to 16,400 the estimated number of jobs Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have lost since an offshore oil bust began in mid-2014. Houma-Thibodaux lost another 100 jobs last month and 1,700 over the past year, a new report shows. If the preliminary data hold until

DAILY COMET - 2017-11-21 04:22:05

Man charged in decade-old molestation case

A Thibodaux man was charged Monday with molesting a child over 10 years ago, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said. Christopher Williamson, 37, 211 Ridgeway St., remained in the parish jail Tuesday on a $100,000 bond. The investigation began over the weekend when the victim, now an adult, rep

DAILY COMET - 2017-11-22 03:10:14

AG talks opioid epidemic, criminal justice reforms, Medicaid

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry discussed the opioid epidemic, Medicaid fraud and criminal justice reforms during a gathering today in Houma. Landry was guest speaker during a luncheon meeting of the South Central Industrial Association at the Courtyard Marriott. Most of Landry's speech focus

HOUMA COURIER - 2017-11-21 23:38:46

5 Things to do to celebrate Thanksgiving through the weekend

With family pouring in from out of town, staying together in the house all weekend can be a disaster waiting to happen. This year, try something new that will bond your family together and remind you to be thankful for one another. Can't decide what to do? Check out our guide of five things to do to

DAILY COMET - 2017-11-22 07:01:00

Officials search for law enforcement impersonator

For the third time since October, St. Francis County authorities are searching for a law enforcement impersonator, according to a report by our CNN affiliate. The most recent incident took place Saturday night on Highway 38 near Hughes. The St. Francis County Sheriff's Office states a woman was pull

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-22 04:22:18

ABC director rejects local liquor store's change of location

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control has put a cork in a Paragould liquor store's plans to change locations. Mary Robin Casteel, director of the ABC, refused a transfer of location for Hill Top Spirits. Michael W. Roleson had submitted the transfer of the store's retail liquor and beer off premis

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-22 18:19:18

Man suspected of stabbing woman then forced her to clean up

After beating and stabbing his estranged girlfriend multiple times, investigators say a man forced the victim to clean up the blood. On Nov. 10, a woman went to the Greene County Sheriff's Office with "multiple stab wounds," according to the probable cause affidavit. The woman said she heard somethi

KAIT 8 - 2017-11-21 22:07:53

Dine and Stay in Ocean City raises $71K for United Way

Representatives from restaurants and hotels participating in Dine and Stay United celebrate raising over $71,000 for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore between June 1 and Sept. 30. (Nov. 24, 2017) United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently announced the results of the Dine and Stay United co

OCEAN CITY TODAY - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Bobby Baker and rise of good times in Ocean City

printed 11/24/2017 Bobby Baker and Ocean City - The one-time king of the smooth operators in the U.S. Senate and a small resort town on the Maryland coast. What does Baker, congressional bag man and wheeler-dealer who died at 89 years of age on Nov. 12 in St. Augustine, Florida, have to do with Ocea

OCEAN CITY TODAY - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

25th annual 'Winterfest of Lights' kicks off Ocean City holiday season

Now celebrating its 25th year, Ocean City's Winterfest of Lights, which will extend through December 31, officially kicked off the resort town's holiday season. Published by Reed Shelton Ocean City's Winterfest of Lights, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, has officially kicked off the holiday s


OC Recreation Boosters donate to youth programs

(Nov. 24, 2017) The Ocean City Recreation Boosters recently donated $7,750 toward the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department's youth programs held in the fall. "This year the OC Recreation Boosters gave over $46,000 to help financially support youth programs," Ocean City Recreation Boosters Pres

OCEAN CITY TODAY - 2017-11-22 18:56:10

OC Approves $28M Bond To Finance Convention Center Expansion, Public Works Projects

The Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street bayside is pictured. File photo by Chris Parypa OCEAN CITY - Officials in Ocean City this week approved on second reading a $28 million bond sale that will finance several large projects, but not before hearing opposition from the public. On Mond

THE DISPATCH - 2017-11-22 14:06:39

Sponsors help event become a sell-out

On behalf of the Worcester County Education Foundation Board of Directors, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the honorary co-chairs of our inaugural Evening at the Cotton Club event, Leighton and Rebecca Moore. Our sold-out Cotton Club event on Nov. 3, which netted between $60,000-$65,000, would not

OCEAN CITY TODAY - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Tips for not frying your Thanksgiving (or your family) this year

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Perfectly browned turkeys are not always the face of Thanksgiving. Centered around family and a giant feast, Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. A big family in one kitchen, food cooki

DELMARVA NOW - 2017-11-22 10:00:04

Ribbon cutting for new platform tennis courts

(Nov. 24, 2017) The Ocean Pines Association will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest addition to the Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex. The ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. will mark the grand opening of two new platform tennis courts, located at 11443 Manklin Creek Road in Oce

OCEAN CITY TODAY - 2017-11-22 20:04:44

Weekly Sports Schedule for SPASH, Pacelli

For sporting events held Nov. 17 - Dec. 2. Pacelli Cardinals Monday, November 17 4:30 pm - St. Peter Middle School Boys Basketball 7th & 8th @ St. Vincent's Grade School - WI Rapids 7:00 pm - Varsity Hockey @ Eau Claire Regis - Hobbs Ice Center Tuesday, November 28 4:30 pm - Varsity Wrestling S