May 14, 2013 11:37 AM
HOUMA - State police say a man died nearly a week after he crashed his SUV in an effort to avoid a golf cart driven by a teenager who, authorities say, had been drinking. The Courier reports that 63-year-old Cleveland Towns from Montegut died Saturday. He had been hospitalized after... more »
March 26, 2013 11:11 AM
HOUMA - Terrebonne residents can comment April 10 before the Parish Council takes a final vote on a proposal to impose fines for anyone caught wearing pants that sag below the waist in public. The Courier reports the council voted 8-1 Monday night to advance the proposed ordinance. The ordinance,... more »
March 25, 2013 7:34 AM
HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Council will consider an ordinance this week that would fine anyone with pants that sag below the waist. If approved today, the ordinance will prohibit people from wearing pants in public that hang low enough below the waistline to expose skin or underwear. Lafourche Parish... more »
March 11, 2013 11:35 AM
HOUMA- Police say 16 men were arrested at a Houma hotel over the weekend after police allegedly linked them to contacting a prostitute through a website. Police arrested nine men on March 8 and seven men March 9 after each man gave a woman money for sexual favors. Police say... more »
March 4, 2013 8:50 AM
HOUMA - State police say a 33-year-old Houma resident has died, after crashing his motorcycle along LA 660.
Investigators say Robb Martinez was traveling southbound Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road.
Martinez ran off the road and fell off the vehicle, before hitting... more »
February 18, 2013 8:43 AM
HOUMA - Three people are dead after a crash Sunday night along LA 182 in Terrebonne Parish.
State Police say 56-year-old Juan Martinez-Silva died when his SUV crossed the center line, hitting another car head-on.
The driver of the car, 48-year-old Belinda Leonard, was also pronounced dead at... more »
February 4, 2013 7:30 AM
HOUMA - 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 2010. Since then, parishioners have worshiped at Grace Lutheran Church... more »
February 1, 2013 6:43 AM
HOUMA - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards will be the grand marshal when the Krewe of Hercules parades at 6 p.m. Friday, kicking off the Carnival season in Houma.
The Courier reports that Houma native and retired New York Giants football player Brandon Jacobs also will ride in the parade.... more »
January 28, 2013 2:43 AM
HOUMA - Louisiana's top alcohol enforcement official has warned a downtown Houma nightclub that whether it remains open will depend on how well it responds to public complaints about trash and disturbances. Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert on Friday gave the owner of Houma's City Club 10 days... more »
January 4, 2013 2:50 PM
HOUMA - The Army Corps of Engineers says a federal levee designed to protect Terrebonne Parish and parts of Lafourche Parish from storm flooding will cost $12.9 billion. State and local officials would have to come up with 35 percent, or up to $4.5 billion. The plan released Friday includes... more »
December 10, 2012 8:47 AM
HOUMA - More structures in Terrebonne Parish will get a boost above future storm surges with another wave of federal grants.
About $3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency money will be used to elevate 11 homes and one commercial building in Terrebonne Parish.
The money comes from... more »
December 4, 2012 11:49 AM
HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies say a Houma man accused of attacking an uncooperative gasoline pump has been booked with criminal property damage. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputies tell The Courier 27-year-old Sean Charles Oshea told officers he pulled up to the gas station at Sam's Club in Houma Sunday night and... more »
December 3, 2012 3:41 PM
HOUMA - A Walmart store was evacuated Sunday after a man ignited a chemical fire, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said. WDSU reports there were no injuries. Investigators said the incident began about 4 p.m. when deputies found a container on fire with thick smoke in the air. The Sheriff's... more »
November 5, 2012 10:48 AM
HOUMA - Terrebonne residents can expect major improvements to their water system to begin soon. The parish's Waterworks District received $20 million last week from a state bond sale to begin working on the overhaul. Al Badeaux, president of the parish water board, says the money comes from the sale... more »
October 17, 2012 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 25-year-old Houma man arrested for alleged oyster and boating violations has pleaded guilty to 18 earlier charges. Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says Danny T. Billiot Jr. was sentenced to six months in jail and... more »
September 18, 2012 5:28 PM
HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man and 24-year-old woman apparently have been shot to death in west Houma. The Courier reports that relatives found the bodies of Troy Hebert and Alyce Chauvin and called the sheriff's office Tuesday afternoon. Deputies say both had bullet wounds... more »
September 4, 2012 10:23 AM
HOUMA - After Hurricane Isaac left a lot of water behind, south Louisiana residents may be dealing with swarms of mosquitoes. And with Louisiana experiencing the highest rate of West Nile virus infections in several years, state officials are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes. The Courier reports that... more »
August 29, 2012 12:40 PM
HOUMA- Terrebonne Parish, southwest of New Orleans, was at the eye of slow-moving Hurricane Isaac. Signs of the storm were everywhere: power outages, downed branches and flattened fields of sugar cane. Some fields look as though a tank drove over them. LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois (GRAH-vwah) says growers... more »
August 28, 2012 12:29 PM
HOUMA - Parish emergency managers called for a curfew in Terrebonne Parish ahead of Hurricane Isaac's landfall.
The curfew begins tonight from 8 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone in violation of the curfew will be stopped and questioned by law enforcement.
Parish leaders said the... more »
August 24, 2012 8:47 AM
HOUMA - The crew for a new movie, "The Butler," starring Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr., will be filming several shots of the area's historic buildings including Le Petit Theatre and around the courthouse.
Winfrey and Whitaker will be in Houma to... more »
August 2, 2012 1:42 PM
HOUMA- Preliminary design is beginning on a long-awaited floodgate that could eventually help to close the Dularge levee system. Terrebonne Levee District officials voted earlier this month to move forward on a design of the West Dularge floodgate, planned to block off Falgout Canal. The floodgate is being planned as... more »
July 19, 2012 11:40 AM
BAYOU BLUE - A Bayou Blue man charged with helping his wife commit suicide has been found dead in Houma with what Terrebonne Parish deputies say appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Courier reports that 69-year-old Charles Joseph Fanguy was found by deputies in the yard of a... more »
July 18, 2012 4:50 PM
HOUMA - Houma police say a 24-year-old man is accused of driving a shopping scooter while drunk. Police say Thomas J. Phillip's breath tested at more than double the amount considered legal proof of intoxication under Louisiana law when he was pulled over Sunday. Police say they got a call... more »
July 13, 2012 2:22 PM
HOUMA - A documentary film will be shown Saturday in Houma to mark the 30-year anniversary of the crash of Pan-American World Airways Flight 759 in Kenner. The program starts at noon at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive. New Orleans filmmaker Royd Anderson directed and produced "Pan... more »
July 3, 2012 9:47 AM
HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish residents have given a measure of support at a public hearing in Houma to a 1/2-cent sales tax voters may be asked to approve this winter to help pay for $180 million in new levee protection. The Terrebonne Levee District said the sales tax is necessary... more »
June 26, 2012 3:51 PM
HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies charged two brothers in Terrebonne Parish with battery after a drunken brawl where they said one slashed the other with a machete.
Deputies arrested John Roy Dupre Sr., 54, as well as Robert Lynn Dupre, 53, after the fight this weekend.
Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois... more »
June 26, 2012 3:17 PM
HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say it was a drug deal gone bad that prompted a Dulac man to drive to a Bayou Grand Caillou dock Sunday, shoot at one shrimper and kill another. Authorities tell The Courier that neither shrimper was involved in the alleged drug deal. Twenty-nine-year-old... more »
April 10, 2012 8:29 AM
HOUMA - A 45-year-old Houma man, angry because boaters were speeding by his home on Bayou Terrebonne, was arrested after he admitted he shot at the boats. The Courier reports Andy Cotton told police he shot his .357 magnum revolver twice at two boats with a combined 10 people on... more »
March 18, 2012 10:16 AM
HOUMA - A Houma man has been arrested and charged with stabbing his roommate with scissors during an argument. Officers found the male victim bleeding from a wound in the back of his head, another in the upper arm and four more in his upper back. The victim said his... more »
February 10, 2012 8:40 AM
HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish deputies say they ticketed a Houma woman after her pit bull dog leaped out of her car and killed a neighbor's small poodle. Deputies said the attack happened Tuesday evening. According to The Courier the woman told police that the pit bull jumped out of her... more »
February 8, 2012 8:44 AM
HOUMA - A federal report on a January helicopter crash in St. Mary Parish doesn't say what caused the crash, which killed two men. The Courier reports the National Transportation Safety Board's report was released on Monday. The report says there was good weather. Witnesses reported seeing the helicopter circling... more »
February 6, 2012 8:38 AM
HOUMA - Law enforcement officials in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes are taking steps they hope will make room in the parish jails for an expected Carnival season influx. The Courier reports that both jails are at about capacity: 680 inmates in Terrebonne and 245 in Lafourche. Authorities are trying to... more »
February 3, 2012 8:47 AM
HOUMA - A Maserati seized from a drug dealer in Terrebonne Parish sold on eBay for $33,250, but it hasn't been turned over to its new owner yet. The sheriff's office says the sale to a Kenner man was completed Jan. 19. But, although the car was advertised as being... more »
January 10, 2012 8:38 AM
HOUMA - Houma police say two alleged car burglars - one in a wheelchair - were arrested after they returned to their victim's home to apologize. The Courier reports that 50-year-old William Poindexter and 48-year-old Ernest Mart, both of Houma, were booked with simple burglary and held in lieu of... more »
December 28, 2011 3:32 PM
HOUMA, La - An on-the-job argument in Houma led to gunfire, with one man killing himself after wounding his co-worker. Police say it happened Wednesday morning at a house where two employees of an electrical contracting business were working. The Houma Courier reports that the shooter was identified as Michael... more »
December 24, 2011 11:19 AM
HOUMA, La - Authorities say Houma man has died after police shocked him with a stun gun when he was trying to swallow drugs. Terrebonne Sheriff's Office officials tell The Courier that a narcotics officer used a stun gun to subdue 27-year-old Wayne Michael Williams. Agents allegedly saw Williams exchange... more »
December 12, 2011 8:39 AM
HOUMA- A Terrebonne Parish councilman says he'll introduce a new ordinance in response to complaints about brightly colored tombs and grave markers at a public cemetery. Among the mostly white and gray slabs of concrete at Southdown Cemetery are a handful that are painted in a variety of splashy colors... more »
December 11, 2011 12:17 PM
HOUMA- A Houma teen is facing vehicular homicide charges after an early morning car crash that claimed a young woman's life.
It happened just before 2:30am Saturday morning.
According to Louisiana State Police the victim, 18-year-old Amanda Doyle, was a passenger in 18-year-old Stephen Murphy’s pickup when he... more »
December 5, 2011 3:28 PM
HOUMA - Gov. Bobby Jindal is visiting schools around Louisiana to talk with teachers, principals and students about ways to improve the state's education system.
The governor started his visits Monday with a stop at Dularge Middle School in Houma, a high performing school in Louisiana's accountability system. Eighty-four... more »
November 26, 2011 10:01 AM
HOUMA-A Houma man charged with killing his infant son is scheduled to be tried next month.
24-year-old Cody Bourg's trial on a second-degree murder charge is slated to start December 5th in state court in Terrebonne Parish. Bourg was arrested in October 2010 after he allegedly suffocated his 1-year-old... more »
November 24, 2011 4:47 PM
HOUMA - State Police reported that a Houma man wasn't wearing his seatbelt when his truck ran off the road and flipped this morning, throwing him from the vehicle and killing him.
Trooper Russell Graham said Michael Positerry, 47, was driving south on state highway 56 around 3 a.m.... more »
November 15, 2011 8:41 AM
HOUMA - A Terrebonne Parish judge says jurors in a capital murder case may hear the statement a 25-year-old man gave police after he allegedly smothered his girlfriend's 10-month-old son. Judge George Larke ruled Monday after a hearing in the first-degree murder case against William Henderson of Chauvin. Henderson's attorneys... more »
November 9, 2011 11:49 AM
HOUMA - A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a Houma man accused of fatally stabbing his wife during an argument in July 2010.
State District Judge David Arceneaux declared the mistrial Tuesday just before opening statements were set to begin.
The Courier reports 42-year-old Bernard... more »
October 25, 2011 8:30 AM
HOUMA - A Nov. 7 trial date has been set for a Houma man charged in his wife's 2010 death.
Forty-two-year-old Bernard Verrett is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kristi Verrett. The woman's body was found in Terrebonne Parish woods after she had been reported missing... more »
October 23, 2011 9:26 AM
HOUMA, La.- Dozens of rotting, abandoned boats will be hauled out of Terrebonne Parish bayous as part of a parish-wide campaign to remove aquatic blight.
The Courier reported that 43 boats will be removed from Bayou Grand Caillou, Bayou Dulac, Bayou Terrebonne, Bayou Dularge and Bayou Petite Caillou beginning... more »
October 17, 2011 11:56 AM
HOUMA - An arts festival that traditionally has been hosted at the site of Houma's St. Matthew's Episcopal Church went on over the weekend, even though the historic church building is gone.
The landmark church was destroyed by fire last year. But the "Just for Kids at Art" festival... more »
October 13, 2011 2:43 PM
HOUMA, La. - A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputy's request to see DNA evidence from the investigation that led to his conviction on a sex charge has been rejected by a state district judge.
Fifty-one-year-old Glenn Brunet was convicted in 2007 of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The former... more »
September 30, 2011 8:56 AM
HOUMA- The president of a coastal parish is proposing cost-of-living raises for most parish employees.
Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet made the proposal in the budget he presented to the Terrebonne council Wednesday night. The proposed $196 million budget is about $2 million than the last budget.
Claudet... more »
September 29, 2011 8:44 AM
HOUMA- The CEO of Gulf Island Fabrication, a leading manufacturer of offshore rigs and drilling platforms, says the company intends to hire hundreds of workers in Louisiana and Texas as it begins work on new projects.
The Houma-based company has subsidiaries in the Houma area and at Aransas Pass,... more »
September 23, 2011 8:40 AM
HOUMA- The victim of a fatal car crash in Houma earlier this week has been identified as an 18-year-old from Thibodaux.
The family of Garrett Velasquez believes he purposely drove his car in to a tree in Houma on Monday. Police tell The Courier newspaper in Houma that it... more »
September 15, 2011 8:35 AM
HOUMA- A Houma man has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual battery, drawing a four-year prison sentence while avoiding a trial that could have put him in prison for life.
The Courier reports the case involved young victims related to the suspect. Forty-one-year-old Mitchell Courteaux was arrested in... more »
July 16, 2011 12:02 PM
HOUMA, La.- A Houma police officer was arrested for allegedly getting into a fight outside a bar in Thibodaux
Dex Martin, who has been with the Houma police department since March 2010, and Keli Defiore, of Thibodaux, were seen on the street pushing each about 2:15 a.m. Friday morning.... more »
June 24, 2011 2:44 PM
HOUMA - A Mississippi man was arrested after Louisiana State Police said he sent nude photos of himself to an investigator posing as a child on the Internet.
Authorities arrested William Britt, 53, of Brandon, Miss. on Tuesday and extradited him to Terrebonne Parish on charges of computer-aided solicitation... more »
June 8, 2011 2:42 AM
TACOMA, Wash.- Police in Washington state say they believe a man arrested in Louisiana in the death of his wife was also involved in the disappearance of his young son 28 years ago. Tacoma Police spokesman Mark Fulghum says Stanley Guidroz was never eliminated as a suspect in the 3-year-old's... more »
May 26, 2011 8:38 AM
HOUMA- The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government says private work crews in the Gibson area have been telling elderly residents they have to sandbag their homes to get federal disaster relief. A statement on the government's website says that's false, and people should call the sheriff's office if they're approached by... more »
April 28, 2011 8:45 PM
HOUMA- Four people are behind bars after police investigated illegal criminal activities.
Police say 34-year-old Benjamin Martinez-Correa and 27-year-old Oscar Uliser-Bortillo were arrested for possession of fraudulent documents for identification purposes. An immigration hold was placed on Martinez-Correa and Uliser-Bortillo.
Two more men are also behind bars as... more »
April 18, 2011 2:29 PM
HOUMA - A driver who abandoned his car during a police chase in Houma neglected to stop the car, which ran into the front porch of a house.
Police said it happened early Sunday.
Patrol officers saw a car making a fast turn with tires squealing. They pursued... more »
April 7, 2011 9:35 PM
HOUMA- Two wanted fugitives from Arkansas were caught and arrested for possession and use of illegal drugs.
Police say that earlier this week Arkansas authorities contacted the Terrebonne Sheriff Office asking for help to locate Lonnie Johnson, 41, and his wife Karen Johnson, 33, who might be hiding in... more »
March 28, 2011 2:15 PM
HOUMA - A Terrebonne Parish girl will be allowed to wear a tuxedo to her senior prom after all.
Nason Authement, parish secondary education supervisor, says an exception to the policy that boys must wear tuxes or suits and girls must wear dresses or gowns will be made for... more »
February 23, 2011 12:14 PM
HOUMA - Charges have been dropped against three former security officers at the Terrebonne Juvenile Detention Center who had been accused of sexual misconduct with female inmates.
Charges were dropped Tuesday against 37-year-old Chadwick Griffin, 28-year-old John Gathen and 39-year-old Darrin Carter. After a jury trial, 50-year-old Floyd Howard... more »
February 22, 2011 12:47 PM
THIBODAUX, La. - A complaint that something other than ice cream was being sold from an ice cream truck in Lafourche Parish led to the arrest of a Houma man.
Lafourche sheriff's deputies jailed 19-year-old Jonathan Trahan of Houma.
He was booked with possession with intent to distribute... more »
February 7, 2011 3:47 PM
HOUMA - Houma police say a woman upset at lack of freezer space allegedly hit her boyfriend in the face with a frozen beefsteak. According to The Courier, police say 47-year-old Edith Tassin, also known as Edith Verdin, is free on bond after being booked with aggravated battery against 51-year-old... more »
February 7, 2011 10:57 AM
HOUMA - A scientist from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium in Cocodrie is preparing to study whether oiled marshes in northern Barataria Bay have recovered from the Gulf spill.
Alex Kolker, a scientist at the consortium's marine center, received a $35,721 grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Gulf... more »
February 6, 2011 3:47 PM
HOUMA, La.- 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 least... more »
January 28, 2011 6:51 PM
HOUMA - A three-vehicle crash in Houma left a woman dead Thursday night, according to Louisiana State Police.
Investigators said 17-year-old Cody Pinell ran a red light at the intersection of LA 3040 and Corporate Drive, hitting 67-year-old Octaviana Ortega-Rosas with his truck. Her vehicle then hit 30-year-old Lacy... more »
January 24, 2011 7:33 PM
TERREBONNE – A three-vehicle crash in Terrebonne Parish killed a Houma man Monday afternoon, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers said 51-year-old Herbert Jackson died from his injuries, and was not wearing his seat belt when the wreck happened. Investigators said Jackson was driving his pickup north on LA 24... more »
January 20, 2011 12:47 PM
HOUMA - A 4-year-old boy who stuck his head through a fence while talking to another child was mauled by a pit bull dog. The Houma Courier reports that it took 64 stitches to close wounds to the head and face of Christian Silver. The Terrebonne Sheriff's Office said no... more »
January 12, 2011 12:40 PM
HOUMA – One man is dead and his wife in the hospital after authorities in Terrebonne Parish say he tried to kill her, and then shot himself. Major Malcolm Wolfe says 57-year-old Larry Blanchard was pronounced dead at the couple’s home this morning. The sheriff’s office received a 911 call... more »
January 6, 2011 10:05 AM
HOUMA - The Army Corps of Engineers says it will take at least two more years to finish a study to re-evaluate the Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane levee system. The corps determined that building the Terrebonne Parish levee system would cost much more than initially estimated. Congress authorized $886 million for the... more »
December 20, 2010 10:45 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - A thief who didn't get enough copper the first time he hit a house in Napoleonville, was caught on camera stealing again one week later.
Detectives installed surveillance equipment after a resident reported a theft of several rolls of copper wire and welding leads earlier this month.... more »
December 13, 2010 8:21 AM
HOUMA - Loved ones of a murder victim whose body was found more than 30 years ago in Terrebonne Parish say they are pleased that authorities have at last made an arrest in the killing. Fifty-four-year-old Ricky Dane Brown was arrested and jailed in Cullman County, Ala., booked with murder... more »
December 6, 2010 12:49 PM
A pair of bail bondsmen were arrested in St. Mary parish by state troopers.
38-year-old Chad Bonvillian of Houma, and 46-year-old Bobby Jackson of New Iberia are charged with extortion, felony theft and second degree kidnapping.
Investigators say Bonvillian and Jackson posted bond for someone who failed to... more »
December 6, 2010 11:35 AM
HOUMA - A neglected dog that was rescued from a Laplace sewage ditch in October has a new home. The dog, known as "Ripley," was handed over to the organization known as "My Heart's Desire" after two women found him. According to The Courier of Houma, the 2-year-old poodle's hair... more »
November 27, 2010 12:48 PM
HOUMA – A 38-year-old Houma woman died after walking in front of a car early this morning, according to State Police. Investigators said Angelina M. Allen was killed when she walked in front of an oncoming SUV on LA 315 around 5:44 a.m., and the drive was unable to avoid... more »
November 11, 2010 7:34 PM
HOUMA - Inspectors say it could take weeks to complete their investigation of what caused an early morning fire which destroyed St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in downtown Houma.
But church officials said there is no question that they will rebuild. "We're not sure what it will look like, but... more »
November 11, 2010 7:26 AM
HOUMA - An early morning fire destroyed St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in downtown Houma Thursday, leaving little more than the historic building's front steps, part of the steeple and a wall standing. There were no injuries, and the cause has not yet been determined. Firefighters, alerted of the blaze at... more »
October 13, 2010 11:09 AM
A Mississippi construction company has taken a Houma church to court over an alleged $500,000 in unpaid bills from a $3 million sanctuary built last year. Associated Builders of Columbus, Miss., is seeking a judgment against Beacon Light Baptist Church for unpaid construction work on its new 23,000-square-foot building. The... more »
October 9, 2010 2:48 PM
Three Morgan City men have been charged in a string of vehicle burglaries that took place around Houma on Oct. 2. The Courier reported the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 19-year-old Michael Francois Jr., 21-year-old Broderick Junifer, 21, and 18-year-old Chaz Collins. Each was booked with seven counts of simple... more »
October 5, 2010 6:08 AM
The death of a south Lafourche man in August was determined to be an accidental overdose, and not due to a Taser's shock. Dennis C. Sandras, 49, of Galliano died at Terrebonne General Medical Center on Aug. 1 after Houma Police officers shocked him twice with a Taser. However, Gary... more »
September 29, 2010 8:57 AM
A woman and her 3-year-old son from Terrebonne Parish were found safe in Houston, Texas. Deputies say Jordan Sloan and her son, Cooper Sloan, were reported missing after her husband said he received text messages indicating Jordan was severely depressed and possibly wanted to harm herself. more »
September 28, 2010 4:33 PM
A woman and her 3-year-old son are missing after the woman’s husband said he received text messages indicating the woman was severely depressed and possibly wanted to harm herself. Authorities said 21-year-old Jordan Sloan and her son, Cooper Sloan, were last seen Monday around 9:45 a.m. when they visited Sloan’s... more »
September 27, 2010 1:25 PM
A Vandebilt Catholic High School official says Monday began with a Mass for four students who died in a pickup truck that overturned in a bayou next to La. Highway 182 near Houma. School president David Keife says students were then given time to talk and grieve with each other... more »
September 26, 2010 7:24 PM
Louisiana State Troopers in Houma have confirmed to News 2, four teenagers were killed after leaving the LSU Football Game last night. Troopers say the truck the teens were riding in ran off the road near Bayou Blue Rd. in Houma.
A search was launched overnight when the teens... more »
September 20, 2010 9:41 AM
State police say a 73-year-old Houma man died in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 90 west of Baldwin in St. Mary Parish. Troopers say David L. Leckelt was taken to Iberia Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say two cars were traveling eastbound on Highway 90 near... more »
September 10, 2010 5:11 AM
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 Commission was filed, but... more »
September 8, 2010 11:33 AM
Three shrimpers trapped on a burning boat were rescued by a pair of Houma sisters who were out crabbing, according to authorities. The Houma newspaper reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux.... more »
August 31, 2010 9:38 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of a plane crash in Terrebonne Parish. It happened on East Woodlawn Ranch Road in Houma. The pilot and the passenger already got out of the plane that landed on its roof. The pilot, Jake Wunstell was not injured, but the passenger... more »
August 4, 2010 7:02 AM
Houma police say they're waiting for results of an autopsy on a 49-year-old man who died after being shocked by a stun gun while fighting officers. Chief Todd Duplantis tells The Courier that the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office is performing the autopsy on Dennis C. Sandras of Galliano, who died... more »
July 28, 2010 10:29 AM
A 20-year-old man died after he was hit by a car in Terrebonne Parish. State police say Derrick Collins was headed east in the right lane on Bayou Gardens Blvd. in Houma. Collins saw Jacob Bollingham walking in the same lane, and tried to change lanes, but struck Bollingham. Bollingham... more »
July 25, 2010 9:26 AM
With the clean-up effort on hold because of Bonnie, oil will keep washing ashore. BP officials say they're prepared for the worst when it comes to cleanup after the low pressure system hits. While parts of our coast could suffer, officials believe the storm could help other areas.
BP... more »
July 24, 2010 1:29 PM
News 2's Rachel Frost spent the majority of today at the Unified Command Center in Houma.
Officials from BP and local, state and federal agencies have been there watching the remnants of Bonnie as she approaches landfall later tonight.
Officials believe the greatest area for oil to get... more »
July 19, 2010 9:38 AM
Terrebonne Parish deputies arrested a Houma man for the murder of his wife. Bernard Franklin Verrett is charged with second degree murder of his wife, Kristi Verrett. Saturday, Terrebonne Parish deputies say the couple's 19-year-old son called deputies because he had not heard from his mom since 3 a.m. after... more »
June 22, 2010 5:31 AM
The attorney for a Houma man accused of killing a priest nearly 18 years ago wants the upcoming trial moved from Lafourche Parish. Derrick Odomes faces first-degree murder in the 1992 slaying of the Rev. Hunter Horgan inside the rectory of St. John's Episcopal Church in Thibodaux. Odomes was 14... more »