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  • Thibodaux launches sewer upgrades

    June 15, 2014 3:36 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Work has begun on a $1.3 million project to upgrade Thibodaux's aging sewer system. The first phase involves dredging the wastewater treatment plant's 8-acre lagoon. City executive assistant Ryan Perque tells The Daily Comet that hasn't been done since the 1980s. Work began May 28 and... more »
  • Thibodaux has a new community garden for charity

    June 14, 2014 10:21 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Just in time for summer, Thibodaux has grown a bit greener with the addition of a new community garden. With the approval and support of city officials, a group of Thibodaux residents and business people successfully cultivated the St. Francis Vegetable Garden, a community-based garden organized... more »
  • Thibodaux takes a new look at parking options

    April 12, 2014 1:03 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - City officials are taking a fresh look at parking options in the downtown area. The Daily Comet reports that possible solutions for the 627-space parking area include angled parking, redirecting traffic and possibly a parking garage. In September 2013, the Baton Rouge-based firm Digital Engineering and... more »
  • $8.3M allocated for road widening in Thibodaux

    March 23, 2014 1:42 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - An $8.3 million project to widen Thibodaux's main commercial roadway is expected to begin later this year with completion scheduled for 2015. The work will bring North Canal Boulevard to four lanes and bike lanes will be added, The Daily Comet reports. Officials anticipate the project... more »
  • Ex-workers accused in Thibodaux restaurant fire

    May 22, 2012 6:08 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Two former employees are accused of torching a Western Sizzlin restaurant early Monday. Police say 18-year-old Donavan Cade Hoffpauir and 22-year-old Derrick Hebert, both of Thibodaux, were arrested on a charge of arson after allegedly confessing to burning the restaurant. If convicted, each would face up... more »
  • Thibodaux police to use Lafourche SO review board

    May 21, 2012 9:38 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Thibodaux Police Department will soon begin using the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office review board to look into incidents in which police use force against civilians or are involved in accidents. The Courier reports that the Lafourche sheriff's review board is made up of civilians, officers... more »
  • Thibodaux worker used work vehicle for fishing

    April 20, 2012 9:51 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux Housing Authority employee faces punishment after using an authority vehicle on personal fishing trips. The Daily Comet reports that an Assumption Parish resident took a photo of a Housing Authority pickup truck parked at an Assumption fishing spot last Saturday. The same man and... more »
  • Guilty plea in Thibodaux tire slashing case

    April 19, 2012 9:31 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - One of the men accused of slashing the tires of Thibodaux Police vehicles parked outside the department last year has pleaded guilty. The Daily Comet reports that Jonathan Watkins pleaded guilty to 11 counts of property damage and will serve two years in jail. The plea... more »
  • Man arrested in 6-year-old Thibodaux killing

    March 30, 2012 10:20 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A man has been arrested in connection with a Thibodaux bar owner's shooting death nearly six years ago. The Courier reports that 41-year-old Bruce Williams was fatally shot near his home on May 22, 2006. Police said robbery may have been the motive. The Lafourche Parish... more »
  • 15 years for Thibodaux man in child porn case

    September 8, 2011 9:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 44-year-old Thibodaux man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in a child pornography case. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says Michael Daigle pleaded guilty in May to one count of receipt of child pornography. His home was searched in 2009 by... more »
  • Thibodaux to get expanded bus service

    August 31, 2011 6:55 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Expanded public bus service is on the way to Thibodaux. Mayor Tommy Eschete told The Daily Comet that the new routes should be running in about 60 days. The City Council approved a two-year agreement with Terrebonne Parish and Good Earth Transit in late 2010 for... more »
  • Mother, Community Grieves Loss of Murdered Boy

    August 15, 2011 11:29 PM

    A Thibodaux man remains in the in the Lafourche Parish Jail on $5 million bond after police say he decapitated his disabled seven-year-old son. Investigators say 30-year-old Jeremiah Lee Wright confessed to murdering his son, Jori Lirette, Sunday afternoon. Police found the boy's head near the street in front... more »
  • Ecology fest moves from Thibodaux to Morgan City

    August 9, 2011 10:34 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program is moving its 15th free celebration of Cajun culture and the environment from a national park in Thibodaux to a park in Morgan City. Executive director Kerry St. Pe told The Courier that the historic spring river flood and opening of... more »
  • All Thibodaux Officers Asked to Take Lie Detector

    August 7, 2011 2:39 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii says all officers in his department have been asked to take lie-detector tests, and he's asked outside agencies to help investigate two incidents in which a total of 54 police car tires were slashed outside police headquarters. Silverii tells The Courier... more »
  • Ag official talks crops in Thibodaux

    August 2, 2011 9:23 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Louisiana farmers had a chance to air their worries and opinions to a top official from the Department of Agriculture in Thibodaux. Tuesday's Courier ( ) reported that Ann Mills, the deputy undersecretary for natural resources and environment, held a roundtable discussion with the state's farmers... more »
  • Police: We know who slashed tires at Thibodaux HQ

    June 22, 2011 6:35 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Authorities in Thibodaux aren't naming names yet, but they say they believe they know who slashed dozens of tires on police cars outside Thibodaux police headquarters in May and June. Thirty-four tires on new Chevrolet Tahoes parked at police headquarters were slashed in the early morning... more »
  • 2nd arrest in Thibodaux community service case

    June 17, 2011 9:30 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Police in Thibodaux have made a second arrest in an alleged scheme to fake time sheets for people ordered to perform community service. The Daily Comet reports that police arrested 44-year-old Jeanette Anderson of Thibodaux. Anderson is a custodian in the city recreation department. She was... more »
  • Two Teenagers Die In Crash

    January 19, 2011 12:52 PM

    Two teenagers have died in a traffic accident between Napoleonville and Plattenville. State police say it happened Tuesday night on Louisiana Highway 308. The dead were identified as 19-year-old Trae Bias of Thibodaux and 18-year-old Dennetta Fripp of Belle Rose. The Daily Comet newspaper reports that they were killed... more »
  • School Board to Discuss Thibodaux High Location

    October 20, 2010 6:07 PM

    Tonight at the Lafayette Parish School Board meeting, the board will hear an introductory item on the permanent location for David Thibodaux Career & Technical High School. The board members have been given financing options and a Powerpoint about the proposed sites. Thibodaux Career & Technical High School is currently... more »
  • Hit and run caught on tape

    September 14, 2010 7:15 PM

    A 60-year-old woman is still recovering after being struck by a car at a Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista. Just after the woman was hit, the driver hit the gas and struck another pedestrian. Then, the driver sped away. It's something you'll only find on video... more »
  • Lafayette Unveils Technical High School

    August 17, 2010 4:35 PM

    Lafayette's newest high school-- Thibodaux Career and Technical High School-- opened Tuesday. It is temporarily housed at Acadiana Technical College. The students say they are getting ready for the real world. Academically motivated high school freshman Vanessa Sullivan says this school was the obvious choice for her.... more »
  • Thibodaux Career & Technical High School Open House

    June 25, 2010 12:01 AM

    Lafayette Parish students were given a sneak peek Thursday at the Thibodaux Career and Technical High School. The school is part of the "Schools of Choice" program and any student who will be a freshman this fall is welcome to apply. The curriculum will allow students to explore various... more »
  • Thibodaux Tech High School

    May 13, 2010 7:01 PM

    Lafayette Parish High School freshmen can expect a new option this Fall. The School Board is opening a new school to add to their School of Choice Program. Applications are now being accepted for 8th graders wanting to attend Thibodaux Career and Technical High School . The school is... 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 »
  • 5 get saggy-pants citations in SE Louisiana parish

    September 27, 2009 3:50 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Five people have been ticketed in the two years since Lafourche Parish banned people from wearing saggy pants that publicly show the wearer's undergarments. The local law was written by Councilman Lindel Toups because he says he had trouble enforcing the way his own grandson dressed.... more »

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