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  • Bridge over canal in Houma will close

    November 8, 2014 2:35 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Transportation authorities in Terrebonne Parish say the South Van Avenue Bridge over the Houma Navigation Canal Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for periods over the next month. The Courier reports the bridge is expected to be closed from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Vehicle traffic... more »
  • Horse show planned in Houma

    October 4, 2014 12:11 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Livestock Association plans a horse show Sunday at the Houma Air Base Arena. The Courier reports the show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The arena is at 221 Moffet Road. Judged and speed events are planned. Admission is free. More details... more »
  • Horse show planned in Houma

    August 24, 2014 12:37 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Livestock Association plans a horse show Sept. 7 at the Houma Air Base Arena on Moffet Road. The Courier reports there will be judged and speed competitions. There is no charge to attend. More information is available by calling Adrian Dufrene at 985-232-5141 .
  • Houma bridge closing for repairs

    July 20, 2014 12:02 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - State transportation officials say the Houma Navigation Canal Bridge will be closed for repairs starting Monday. The Courier reports vehicles will not be permitted to cross from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and then again July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1. The bridge... more »
  • Houma police officer wins judgment against agency

    July 18, 2014 8:12 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Houma police officer who sued the agency in 2012 for unfair treatment has won a $350,000 federal court judgment. The Courier reports Sgt. Kyle Faulk sued the department for mistreatment after disagreeing with state legislation that continued to keep the police chief position out of... more »
  • Houma's downtown a target for graffiti

    February 26, 2014 9:43 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A vandal is calling for less oil, more art in a series of spray-painted messages scrawled onto the walls of historic buildings and landmarks in downtown Houma. The Courier reports police are investigating the vandalism, which popped up sporadically over several weeks, the last of which... more »
  • Fire rating improves for Houma department

    January 20, 2014 6:58 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Village East Fire District has attained an improved rating, meaning residents of the Houma community can expect a decrease in their fire insurance rates. The Property Insurance Association of Louisiana rates fire departments' safety and training every four years on a scale of 1 to... more »
  • Court date set for Houma arson case

    December 31, 2013 8:10 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 45-year-old homeless man facing six counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated arson for his involvement in a June fire will have his first court date shortly after the new year. The Courier reports Man Van Tran is accused starting a fire at... more »
  • Wife drowned at start of S La rampage buried without name of husband who killed her

    December 31, 2013 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mourners are remembering the first person killed in a rampage across two Louisiana parishes last week. Forty-three-year-old Denise Perry's funeral was held Monday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Miss. Her obituary dropped the name of the husband who authorities said strangled and drowned her,... more »
  • Houma church rebuilding after fire

    February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Construction is expected to start soon on a new building at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and School. The Courier reports the church's century-old sanctuary at Belanger and Barrow streets in downtown Houma was destroyed in a fire in 2011. Since then, parishioners have worshiped at Grace... more »
  • Oilfield waste site plans upset some in Houma

    July 10, 2012 8:56 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma residents who live and work near the site of a proposed oilfield waste disposal well say they're upset about a court ruling that allows the project to move forward. A judge ruled Friday that a state permit allowing Vanguard Environmental to drill the well supersedes... more »
  • Oyster Workshops Set in Houma, Belle Chasse

    June 23, 2012 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two workshops on rules for harvesting, selling and processing oysters are planned June 26-27 in southeast Louisiana. The free sessions are sponsored by the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the state Department of Health and Hospitals. Topics include harvesting tags and requirements, refrigeration... more »
  • Houma toddler killed in driveway of home

    June 18, 2012 9:53 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 16-month-old girl struck by an SUV in the driveway of her home has died. Houma police tell The Courier 30-year-old Sandra Lopez-Barragan was backing out of her driveway Saturday when her vehicle struck her daughter, Jayce Salazar. The child was taken to Leonard Chabert Medical... more »
  • Woman killed in Houma accident

    June 15, 2012 9:54 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 66-year-old woman has died in a Houma traffic accident. Sandra Robinson, of Houma, was a passenger in a 2009 Dodge Dakota involved in a crash Thursday afternoon at a Houma intersection. The Courier reports that police said the driver of the pickup hit a Chevrolet... more »
  • Houma man's family seeks answers in his death

    June 13, 2012 9:34 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Family members of a man who died after a weekend fight with police in a Houma Wal-Mart say they have met with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office to discuss the investigation into his death. The dead man was 41-year-old Randolph Bonvillian Jr. of Houma. Police said... more »
  • Houma police: woman stabbed, car crashes

    June 5, 2012 9:04 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma police say a man is believed to have stabbed his girlfriend in the chest as he drove down a Houma street. The car crashed into a local store and both people were hospitalized. The Courier reports that the 38-year-old man was in critical condition after... more »
  • 1 dead after shooting at Houma trailer park

    May 16, 2012 9:07 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Police in Houma are investigating a shooting death at a trailer park. The shooting was reported Tuesday night. Police told The Courier that no suspects have been arrested. Police said they received two calls about the shooting, which happened around 8:30 p.m. Neighbors said they heard... more »
  • Qualifying opens for seats on Houma Tribal Council

    March 5, 2012 6:02 AM

    GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) - Qualifying for seats on the Tribal Council of the United Houma Nation remains open through March 30. The Franklin Banner-Tribune reports the Tribal Council is composed of 10 districts in Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson, St. Mary, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. Candidates must be a registered... more »
  • New fire board to meet in Houma

    February 6, 2012 10:47 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The new Bayou Cane Fire District board is expected to approve a budget when it holds its first meeting on Monday night in Houma. The Courier reports the board was appointed by the Terrebonne Parish Council in January. It oversees a department that protects 27,000 people.... more »
  • Replica ships Nina and Pinta to visit Houma

    January 23, 2012 10:06 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Replicas of two of the three ships that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World will be displayed next month in Houma. The Nina and Pinta will be open to the public Feb. 17-26 at the Downtown Marina, and will depart on Feb. 27. A statement... more »
  • Man Killed In Houma Motorcycle Accident

    June 2, 2011 10:26 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A motorcyclist has died as the result of an accident in Houma. State police say 47-year-old Blaine Faucheaux of Houma was killed about 9 p.m. Tuesday. His motorcycle hit a highway median as he made a turn. Troopers say the impact flung him off his 2004... more »
  • Lawsuit Alleges Abuse of Houma Student

    April 18, 2011 8:56 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The parents of a mentally impaired boy who was allegedly manhandled by his special-education school principal have filed a lawsuit against Terrebonne school system. John and Jane Smith, identified in the suit as the parents of 12-year-old student, are seeking damages for physical and mental pain... more »
  • Oilfield Waste Site in Houma?

    February 6, 2011 1:17 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish councilman Johnny Pizzolatto has proposed allowing the underground disposal of oilfield waste in north Houma. Pizzolatto tells The Courier that his proposal would exclude "saltwater injection wells and the disposal of brine" from the list of waste-disposal or storage facilities that must be at... more »
  • Houma Church Charred Remains Lead to New Revelations

    January 19, 2011 3:08 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Recovery of the St. Matthew's Episcopal Church bell recently prior to the toppling of the burned sanctuary's charred remains led to new revelations about the church's history. The Bell from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church was recovered from the rubble of the church. The bell came from... more »
  • Secretary Salazar Visits Houma

    November 22, 2010 7:22 PM

    State lawmakers and industry officials were hopeful going into Monday's meeting with U.S. Interior Secretary Salazar. U.S. Congressman of Louisiana's third congressional district, Jeff Landry, said "we were anticipating that we were going to see some final relief in the permitting process." President of the Louisiana Oil and... more »
  • Louisiana Family Cleaning up after Rampaging Deer

    November 14, 2010 5:04 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Louisiana family is trying to get their house back in order after a mature deer crashed through a glass door and wrecked the place. The rampaging deer terrorized the family for close to a half hour Friday while trying to get out of the house... more »
  • Fire damages Houma church

    November 11, 2010 10:01 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - An early morning fire has heavily damaged St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Houma. The Courier reports streets in the downtown area were closed to traffic as firefighters continued to try to extinguish the blaze, which is believed to have started around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Classes at... more »
  • Update on Four Teens Killed Returning Home from LSU Game

    October 27, 2010 3:56 PM

    Autopsy results are back for the four high school students killed while driving home from the LSU football game on September 26. The Terrebonne Parish Coroner says all four teens had injuries, but none were life-threatening. The causes of death are listed as drowning. Driver James Cantrelle III, 17, failed... more »
  • Charlie Melancon will be in Houma Today

    October 26, 2010 9:17 AM

    Baton Rouge, LA -- Today, Rep. Charlie Melancon, candidate for US Senate, will be in Houma to encourage early voting on the last day of the early voting period before the November 2nd election. Melancon will meet with voters during the lunch hour at Castalano's Restaurant. Today is the last... more »
  • 4 Students Killed in Houma Wreck

    September 27, 2010 6:54 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Four Vandebilt Catholic High School students -- including the football team's starting quarterback -- were killed in a wreck on La. Highway 182 near Houma pickup the victims were in was discovered in a bayou around 1:45 p.m. Sunday, following a multi-parish search by parents and... more »
  • Investigator clears acting Houma chief

    September 10, 2010 9:18 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A special investigator has concluded that a sexual harassment allegation against acting Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis was not warranted. Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government has chosen not to take any action against Duplantis. The parish ordered the investigation. A complaint to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity... more »
  • OMV Employee Arrested for Malfeasance

    August 30, 2010 6:12 PM

    Houma: On Monday, August 30, 2010, the Louisiana State Police Region I Criminal Investigative Division arrested Sybil St. Julian (B/F, 52 of Houma, LA.). St. Julian is accused of committing the crimes of malfeasance in office, abuse of office, and injuring public records. The Louisiana State Police Region I Criminal... more »
  • The so-called "Money Czar": Ken Feinberg Addresses Crowd In Houma

    August 18, 2010 7:19 PM

    Now to the latest on BP and the hundreds of thousands of gulf coast residents trying to get compensation from the company. The financial impact of the crude disaster is felt statewide. BP has set up an escrow account with 20 billion dollars in it. President Obama appointed Ken Feinberg... more »
  • Houma Police Officer Cleared

    May 13, 2010 10:00 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis says the U.S. Justice Department has cleared Houma Police in a discrimination complaint. The Courier of Houma reports that two black teenagers claimed they were attacked in April 2007 while leaving a downtown Houma club. Their mother filed a complaint with... more »
  • Houma Carnival Changes Due To Super Bowl Sunday

    January 27, 2010 1:27 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The krewes of Hyacinthians and Titans will roll an hour earlier so Houma residents can catch the Carnival parades and make it home in time for the Super Bowl. Hyacinthians will kick off at 11 a.m. Feb. 7, 90 minutes earlier than scheduled, followed immediately by... more »
  • Workshops planned for families of deploying soldiers

    October 23, 2009 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A series of workshops is planned for families of soldiers in the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which is to deploy in January. The purpose of the workshops is to share information with family members regarding programs and support available to them... more »
  • Dead Body Found St. Mary Parish

    October 17, 2009 8:41 PM

    A body is discovered today in St. Mary Parish just outside of Baldwin. Sheriff's investigators are working the case. Passers-by stopped off highway 90 and Penn Road Saturday morning, drawn to the site by flashing lights and badges. Officials say the body was found by someone who was fishing.... more »
  • Supposed victim of traffic accident is still alive

    October 15, 2009 12:41 PM

    The pedestrian killed in a Monday night traffic accident in Houma turned out not to be the man police thought he was. Police at first thought he was Roland Carcisse Sr. of Thibodaux. The victim was carrying a picture identification card that the 47-year-old Carcisse had lost. Police Chief... more »
  • Teens Death Connected to Morgan City Arrest

    October 9, 2009 9:41 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish authorities say they will continue an investigation begun in Morgan City that led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a car that was later driven in a deadly crash. The investigation could reveal how a 15-year-old ended up behind the wheel... more »
  • Four Acadiana Legends to be Inducted into LMHOF

    October 6, 2009 11:30 AM

    The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (LMHOF) brings its recognition program to Acadiana in a major way with inductions of Louisiana and Cajun music legends Doug Kershaw, D. L. Menard, Jimmy C. Newman and Jo-El Sonnier at the Festivals Acadiens on Friday, Oct. 9 in Lafayette. This will be... more »

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