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  • Houma man dies in crash on LA 182

    May 30, 2017 12:05 PM

    HOUMA – A crash on LA 182 in Houma took the life of a 52-year-old man on Tuesday morning. The crash occurred as Ricky Bergeron was traveling east on LA 182 in a 2002 Dodge Durango. According to Louisiana State Police, for reasons still under investigation, Bergeron crossed the... more »
  • Houma man wins $1.4M Louisiana Lotto jackpot

    April 26, 2017 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Houma man is Louisiana's latest millionaire. The Louisiana Lottery, in a news release Tuesday, said 52-year-old Robert Liebkemann Jr. matched all six numbers drawn for the April 19 Louisiana Lotto game. The winning numbers were: 19, 24, 30, 32, 33 and 35. Officials say Liebkemann checked... more »
  • Prosecutor: Major drug dealer gets 20 years in prison

    March 6, 2017 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Houma man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug charges. The Courier reports prosecutors say 33-year-old Ryan Austin was sentenced after pleading guilty Wednesday to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodone. Prosecutor Jason Lyons says Austin, who faced numerous drug... more »
  • 3-parish African-American museum opening Feb 4 in Houma

    January 15, 2017 12:52 PM

    HOUMA - A segregation-era high school for black students will reopen next month as a museum celebrating African-American history in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes. The Courier reports that the Finding Our Roots African American Museum in Houma will be dedicated Feb. 4. The 9 a.m. ceremony will be... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening to blow up building in Houma

    January 11, 2017 6:38 PM

    HOUMA – A man wanted for making threats to blow up a building in Houma was arrested, according to Louisiana State Police. Daniel Neville, 54, was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, communicating false information of planned arson along with entry and remaining where forbidden. On Nov. 3,... more »
  • Terrebonne substitute teacher arrested for having sex with teens

    December 23, 2016 10:40 AM

    HOUMA – The Houma Police Department arrested a Terrebonne School System substitute teacher for having sex with three teenagers at her home. Heidi Verret, 30, was arrested for one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile and three counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The investigation revealed... more »
  • Boating festival of Christmas lights floats again

    December 17, 2016 3:18 PM

    HOUMA - Boats decorated with festive Christmas lights for the holiday season will take once more to the waters ahead of Christmas. The Courier reports the Ala Bayou Terrebonne Christmas Boat Parade takes place Saturday. The decorated boats float about three miles from Bourg to Humble Canal in Montegut. The... more »
  • Houma CC grads can earn 1-year bachelor's in nursing at LSU

    November 13, 2016 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Graduates of Houma's community college can now use those credits to get a bachelor's of nursing degree in one year at Louisiana State University's nursing school in New Orleans. LSU Health New Orleans says the agreement will let registered nurses with an associate degree from Fletcher Technical... more »
  • 2-year-old from Houma hit by relative's truck in Pennsylvania mobile home park

    October 18, 2016 1:41 PM

    WILLIAMSPORT, PA - A Louisiana toddler was killed after she was hit by a truck driven by a relative in a mobile home park in Pennsylvania. The undercarriage of the truck hit the girl and carried her about 20 feet. Lycoming County Coroner identified the toddler as 2-year-old... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in high speed crash in Houma

    October 13, 2016 5:22 PM

    HOUMA – A crash involving a motorcycle on Valhi Drive in Houma took the life of a 48-year-old man on Thursday morning. The investigation by State Police revealed that 48-year-old Dwayne McClanahan was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Valhi Drive near Equity Boulevard at a high rate... more »
  • Houma woman arrested in insurance fraud scheme

    October 12, 2016 10:23 PM

    HOUMA - Louisiana State Police have arrested a woman accused of fraudulent insurance claims dating back to 2014. 38-year-old Shanta Simmons was arrested Wednesday morning. In March, investigators in the insurance fraud/auto theft unit in Houma were contacted by fraud investigators with Progressive Insurance Company concerning fraudulent claims... more »
  • State Police reopens Houma murder case from 1989

    September 6, 2016 6:44 PM

    HOUMA – Louisiana State Police have reopened a 27-year-old murder case from 1989. Gerald E. Daigle, the owner of Standard Furniture Company, was found dead at the store located at 300 Belanger in Houma on June 15, 1989 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. According to police, Daigle was... more »
  • LSP: Texas man had child porn on his cell phone

    June 21, 2016 10:07 PM

    HOUMA - State Police arrested a Texas Man in Terrebonne Parish Tuesday and charged him with possession of child pornography. The investigation began earlier this month when law enforcement began searching for Thomas Walker, 20, for violating the terms of his probation. After troopers arrested Walker, he was extradited... more »
  • Houma man booked on murder charge in 2015 overdose death

    May 23, 2016 11:30 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputies say they’ve arrested a Houma man accused of second degree murder charges in connection with a 2015 drug overdose investigation. 18-year-old Charles L. Hammonds was arrested on a search warrant Friday evening and booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail. The victim, Christy... more »
  • Houma man arrested after shooting neighbor's pit bull

    May 11, 2016 2:40 PM

    HOUMA - Police in Houma say a man faces animal cruelty charges after he reportedly killed his neighbor’s pit bull in an act of revenge after the canine bit his son. 60-year-old Karl Kohman, of Houma, is now accused of shooting the 2-year-old dog with a .22 caliber handgun... more »
  • Houma woman, 34, dies in Saturday accident

    May 8, 2016 2:46 PM

    HOUMA - State police are investigating a traffic accident that killed a 34-year-old Houma woman. Saturday's accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Troopers say Tekel Coleman was driving south on Louisiana Highway 24. Her car ran off the road, entered a small ditch and struck a concrete driveway. Coleman's vehicle... more »
  • Sex offender accused of trying to buy child for sex

    April 29, 2016 11:26 AM

    HOUMA - State Police detectives say they arrested a man who is registered as a sex offender in Michigan after he was accused of trying to locate and purchase a child for sexual purposes. 30-year-old Wade Perkins, of Grand Isle, was booked on a charge of attempt and conspiracy... more »
  • Houma man pleads guilty to heroin distribution conspiracy

    April 28, 2016 6:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Houma man pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute with at least 100 grams of heroin. Michael Ross, 36, pleaded guilty to the charge on Thursday. According to court documents, Ross was a heroin distributor in Houma area.... more »
  • Crawfish stolen from Houma business, 2 arrested

    April 26, 2016 9:12 AM

    HOUMA - Houma police say two men are accused of stealing several sacks of crawfish worth about $250 from a gas station. The Courier reports 45-year-old Richard Buck and 34-year-old Joshua Robichaux face a charge of unauthorized entry of a business. Police Chief Dana Coleman says the stolen crawfish were... more »
  • Nurse arrested for forging prescriptions

    April 25, 2016 11:51 AM

    THIBODAUX -Police reported the arrest of a Houma woman employed as a nurse for forging prescriptions. 49-year- old Vickie Ezell was arrested for unlawfully prescribing, distributing, dispensing or assisting in illegally obtaining of CDS. On Mar. 11, a pharmacy in Houma notified a Thibodaux-based doctor that suspicious prescriptions were being... more »
  • Three dead after Wednesday morning crash on LA 182

    April 20, 2016 3:25 PM

    HOUMA- An early morning crash on LA 182 left three people dead, according to Louisiana State Police. Around 2:30 a.m. Troopers from the Louisiana State Troop C responded to a crash on LA 182 near Coteau Road involving three vehicles. The crash occurred when a Honda Civic was driving westbound... more »
  • Deputies: Juvenile booked with battery in death of nun

    January 29, 2016 11:50 AM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after he pushed an elderly nun into a wall, causing brain damage that they say may have killed her. The Courier reports the incident occurred Oct. 15 at the Louis Infant Crisis Center, which was founded and operated... more »
  • Search warrants lead to pair of child porn arrests in Terrebonne Parish

    December 9, 2015 12:25 PM

    TERREBONNE PARISH - Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two men Tuesday morning accused of possession of child pornography. 26-year-old Stephen Mitchell was arrested for 10 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles after deputies searched his Jolie Oaks Blvd residence in Thibodaux. He remains in Terrebonne Parish Jail... more »
  • Florida man killed in head-on LA 3087 wreck

    November 17, 2015 12:18 PM

    HOUMA - State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA 3087 in Lafourche Parish that left one person dead early Tuesday morning. Troopers say the head-on crash happened just before 5 a.m., leaving a Florida resident dead after he proceeded up the highway in the wrong direction and... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard soldier on All-Army Boxing Team

    November 11, 2015 12:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana National Guard member from Houma is on the All-Army Boxing Team. The national guard says Spc. Trey Alexander won the spot by taking the 141-pound light welterweight championship at the All-Army Boxing Championships in September at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The bout went all... more »
  • Houma man sentenced to 15 years for beating stepfather

    October 31, 2015 2:50 PM

    HOUMA - A state judge has ruled that a 52-year-old Houma man should spend the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for severely beating his 82-year-old stepfather. State District Judge Juan Pickett ruled on Friday that Simon Fontenot will have no chance at probation, parole or a suspended sentence... more »
  • 4th worker died after pipeline explosion

    October 22, 2015 1:37 PM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish coroner's office says a fourth man has died of injuries from an explosion at the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. facility in Gibson. Three men died immediately Oct. 8, and two were critically injured. Chief investigator Danny Theriot tells The Courier that 56-year-old Michael Hill... more »
  • Houma woman arrested on sexual battery of juvenile charges

    September 24, 2015 5:18 PM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies in Terrebonne Parish said they arrested a Houma woman on sexual battery charges Wednesday morning. 27-year-old Misti Carrere was taken into custody by after law enforcement received an anonymous tip that indicated her whereabouts inside of an apartment on Friendswood Drive. The investigation into... more »
  • 4 arrested in Houma heroin bust

    September 2, 2015 12:58 PM

    HOUMA - Narcotics agents in Terrebonne Parish say they made four arrests and seized various drugs and drug paraphernalia after they searched a a residence in Houma. Agents said they conducted a search of a home on Wilson Ave. after an earlier traffic stop gave them reason to believe... more »
  • Officials: 2 murder-suicides take place in Louisiana

    August 31, 2015 5:34 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Authorities say two apparent murder-suicides in different towns in Louisiana took place on Sunday. In Opelousas, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says deputies found two brothers killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night. Guidroz says it appears Joshua Miller, 27, of New Roads accidently shot and... more »
  • Amoeba detected in one Houma water system

    August 17, 2015 7:40 PM

    HOUMA - State health officials said tests recently found an amoeba in Houma's Schriever Water System, which serves around 97,000 people in Terrebonne Parish. The Department of Health and Hospitals said despite the presence of the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, the water is still safe to drink. DHH tested... more »
  • Man who killed cousin gets 50 years in prison

    August 12, 2015 11:02 AM

    HOUMA - A 35-year-old Houma man convicted of manslaughter last December has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after being billed as a habitual offender. Authorities say Lashawn Smith shot his second cousin, 27-year-old Quincy Smith, in a dispute over drug money on Dec. 31, 2010. Quincy's body was... more »
  • Couple says Houma bakery refused to bake same-sex wedding cake

    August 3, 2015 3:05 PM

    HOUMA - A Houma couple is claiming that a local bakery refused to bake them a wedding cake earlier last week because of their same-sex relationship. According to a WWL-TV report, Sarah Matherne, who was planning her wedding to her girlfriend Jenita Billiot, said she called Caro's Cakes and... more »
  • State Police investigate shooting where suspect wielded BB gun

    July 29, 2015 2:29 PM

    HOUMA - Louisiana State Police detectives are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened just before noon on Monday near the intersection of Woodlawn Ranch Road and LA 56 in Terrebonne Parish. According to State Police, the shooting happened at the end of a chase involving a theft suspect... more »
  • Man dead after shooting involving police officers in Houma

    July 27, 2015 5:58 PM

    HOUMA - State police say a man has been killed in Houma in a shooting involving officers from three law enforcement agencies. Evan Harrell, a Louisiana State Police spokesman, said LSP, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office and Houma Police Department were involved in Monday's shooting. The shooting happened... more »
  • Meth lab set up by carpenter sets fire to apartments

    July 21, 2015 4:31 PM

    BAYOU CANE - Narcotics agents in Terrebonne Parish accused a man of causing a meth lab fire in a building he was renovating. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the apartments in the 6800 block of Main St. in Houma to investigate a fire the... more »
  • Man found guilty of beating 82-year-old stepfather

    July 13, 2015 11:20 AM

    HOUMA- A 51-year-old Houma man faces up to 15 years in prison for beating up his 82-year-old stepfather who died about five months later. The Terrebonne Parish District Attorney's Office tells The Courier a six-person jury found Simon Fontenot guilty of aggravated second-degree battery Thursday. Fontenot was arrested on Nov.... more »
  • Houma man arrested for murder

    May 16, 2015 3:14 PM

    COCODRIE- A man is charged with second degree murder after detectives discovered a body in Terrebonne Parish. Deputies arrested Simon Quinn, 46, of Houma after detectives found Robbie Coulon, 46, dead in Cocodrie Thursday evening. Witnesses told investigators Quinn would frequently visit Coulon and had an argument with... more »
  • Million dollar skate park set to open this month in Houma

    April 5, 2015 6:46 PM

    HOUMA - Although bad weather in the past two months delayed the opening of Houma's $1.1 million skate park, officials say it should open this month. Planning and zoning director Chris Pulaski tells The Courier that contractor Larry Doiron Inc. of Morgan City has not yet set a firm date... more »
  • Alabama man killed in Terrebonne Parish crash

    February 21, 2015 5:17 PM

    HOUMA - State police say a man from Alabama died in a single vehicle crash on LA 57 Saturday afternoon. The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Danny Thomas of Robertsdale, Al around 1:30 p.m. in Houma. Troopers say Thomas was driving north on LA 57 just south... more »
  • Weather causes New Orleans parades to shift schedule

    February 15, 2015 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Predictions of nasty weather Monday and on Mardi Gras have prompted Houma authorities to move three parades scheduled those days up to Sunday, so four were rolling. That's the number already scheduled Sunday in New Orleans, with two more Monday night and four on Mardi Gras. New... more »
  • Houma man dies in crash after hitting utility pole

    December 8, 2014 2:10 PM

    HOUMA - State police say a 37-year-old man from Houma was killed Monday morning when his pickup truck veered off La. Highway 316, hit a utility pole and ended up in drainage ditch. Gustavo Meza-Andino was driving south on Highway 316 in Lafourche Parish when for unknown reasons his truck... more »
  • Components for wind farm to be built in Terrebonne

    November 17, 2014 5:21 PM

    HOUMA - Gulf Island Fabrication in Terrebonne Parish has won a contract to build parts for a planned wind energy project off the eastern seaboard. The project is being built for the Block Island Wind Farm, a project of Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind company. The Houma Courier reports the farm... more »
  • Agents arrest fishy fisherman after bayou boat chase

    October 21, 2014 3:38 PM

    BAYOU DECADE - Agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said they arrested a Houma man accused of trying to conceal his catch after a Terrebonne Parish bayou boat chase early Monday morning. Agents said they first made contact with Charlie Usè, 32, on Bayou DeCade south of... more »
  • Interpreter accused of soliciting bribes from illegal immigrants

    August 11, 2014 3:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Spanish-language interpreter for the Terrebonne Parish public defender's office is accused of soliciting bribes from immigrants who arrived in this country without legal permission. Kenneth Polite Jr. says 45-year-old Trina Marie Bourg of Houma allegedly said she would use... more »
  • 4-year-old Dulac boy found dead in waterway

    August 8, 2014 4:29 PM

    HOUMA - Police said the body of a missing 4-year-old boy from Dulac was found in a waterway on Friday afternoon. The Houma Courier reports Ja-son Ross' parents realized he was missing when they woke up this morning and saw that the front door of their home was open.... more »
  • BR hospital treating family after deadly Christmas fire Play Video

    December 25, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Burn surgeons are working to keep a mother and father alive after a house fire where three children died. Doctors said a special team is working on treating their injuries. "They're being cared for by a multidisciplinary team," said Dr. Tracee Short of Baton Rouge General.... more »

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