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Houma man gets 25 years for stabbing ex-girlfriend

A 43-year-old Houma man was sentenced this week to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to kill his ex-girlfriend in St. Mary Parish, prosecutors said. Harold Verdin, of 1310 Lafayette St., pleaded guilty on Jan. 8 to one count of attempted second-degree murder, prosecutors said in a n


Court overturns Houma man’s murder conviction

An appellate court has overturned a Houma man’s conviction for the murder of a former deacon in 2013. A jury had convicted Leron Calloway, 22, on June 19, 2015, in the shooting death of 66-year-old former Annunziata Catholic Church deacon Connely Duplantis in an armed robbery of his iPhone 5 in his


Sheriff: 3 suspects found with drugs, $9K in counterfeit cash in Houma hotel

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s detectives and narcotics agents arrested three suspects Thursday (April 18) on drug and other charges after finding them in possession of more than $9,000 in counterfeit money, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


Stolen car investigation leads to counterfeit money, drug arrests

TERREBONNE PARISH, La. (KLFY) - (4/19/19) Sheriff's deputies say they responded to a call about a vehicle allegedly stolen by Lacey Richard on Sunday in Houma. An anonymous tip led authorities to the car's location, a hotel in Houma, on Thursday.


Louisiana man facing Manslaughter charge after allegedly shooting and killing a 13-year-old

NATALBANY, La. - (4/19/19) A Louisiana man is facing Manslaughter charges after allegedly shooting a teenager. According to reports, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 54-year-old Rickey Nelson after he allegedly shot and killed 13-year-old Robert Stevenson Thursday night in Natalbany.


Louisiana man gets jail time for threatening President Trump

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana man has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in federal prison for making threats against President Donald Trump. The U.S. attorney's office in Baton Rouge says 63-year-old Henry Rayborn, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced Wednesday.


ARRESTED: 3 accused of creating and placing fake bombs at Louisiana schools, business

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two men and a woman were arrested and accused of creating and planting fake bombs at two north Louisiana schools and at a business, according to a Friday release from the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall.


Local believers bear the cross on Good Friday walks

Hundreds of voices joined in unison as they prayed and recounted the events leading up to Jesus' death in honor of Good Friday inside Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. The Rev. Mark Toups led the group through different stations with the congregation standing and kneeling as they moved through th


Gas tax increases under discussion in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Louisiana state lawmakers are expected to consider soon, a bill that could raise the tax on a gallon of gas to $.38 over the course of 12 years. Proponents of the measure say the money will be placed in a so-called lockbox to guarantee road repairs. But many drivers say the


Two Louisiana veterans soar the SWLA sky

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Two veterans from Southwest Louisiana got the chance of a lifetime and took to the skies in a 1940s airplane. David Aubry, 59, and Frank Jones, 92, both veterans took to the skies in a 1942 Boeing Stearman; the airplane that used to train military aviators in the 1940′s.


Louisiana seafood is big for the Easter weekend

Seafood is IN this Easter weekend. Besides the Easter candy it'll be the hottest thing on the table. And when it comes to seafood, renowned Chef John Folse, who formerly served as chairman on the Louisiana Seafood and Marketing Board says all eyes are looking at Louisiana to see what we eat and how


Parishwide recreation board meets Tuesday

The Terrebonne Parishwide Recreation Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Government Tower, 8026 Main St., Houma. The board will discuss regular district and project updates.


Large Patch Disease on the rise in Louisiana lawns

Large patch, formerly called brown patch, is the most common disease of lawns in Louisiana. And it's on the rise. LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said the disease can occur on all warm-season turfgrasses. It is particularly prevalent on St. Augustine grass.


Thousands of pounds of crawfish boiled on Good Friday in southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Good Friday is considered the busiest day for seafood sales in the metro area. One seafood distributor in Bucktown tells WDSU that they boiled 750 pounds of crawfish on Good Friday.


Planned power outage required as Entergy Louisiana continues upgrade

WELSH, La. – A temporary power outage is planned for the town of Welsh the night of April 22 as Entergy Louisiana continues work on a $106 million upgrade to its transmission system in Jefferson Davis Parish.


Louisiana National Guard’s newest colonel is trailblazing black woman

Trailblazing is nothing new for Alexandria native Katrina Lloyd. She just made history when she became the second African-American woman to be promoted to the rank of colonel by the Louisiana National Guard, on April 12, the Guard reports on its website.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Man wanted on fugitive charges found hiding in cabinet of his home

LABADIEVILLE, La. (WVLA) - (4/19/19) Assumption Police have arrested 25-year old Jamon Deondre Herbert, wanted on multiple fugitive warrants. On Tuesday, deputies went to Herbert's home in an attempt to arrest him.


Louisiana could ban most new freestanding emergency rooms

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - A proposal to ban the creation of most new freestanding emergency rooms in Louisiana has won support from state senators. Backers of the proposal say the ERs threaten the survival of Louisiana’s fragile rural hospitals.


Houma shipyard to build third research vessel

A Houma shipyard will build a third ocean research ship for a group of U.S. universities, bringing the total contract amount to more than $300 million, officials said today. Gulf Island Shipyards was awarded the latest contract after starting work last year on the first two 199-foot vessels, which r