Latest Thibodaux News

Community takes a Night Out Against Crime

Aug. 10, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Earl Woods Jr. said he was tired of criminals using his neighborhood in Marydale as a safe haven, so he did something about it. "When I first moved back here five years ago, half the street lights weren't on in this neighborhood," Woods said. "There was only one four-way stop sign....

Parish's surplus auction probe closed for lack of evidence

Aug. 6, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — An investigation looking into suspected malfeasance during a 2017 parish auction has been closed due to lack of evidence. The Houma Courier reports the Lafourche Parish Council requested an investigation into alleged improprieties during the auction but sheriff's documents say the...

Louisiana school district retains interim superintendent

Aug. 2, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district's board has voted to keep its interim superintendent in place indefinitely while the current chief is on medical leave. The Courier reports the Lafourche Parish School Board voted unanimously last month to retain Central Lafourche High School Principal...

Sheriff hopes court date texts, online pay cut warrants

Jul. 20, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's office says it will start notifying folks about upcoming court dates via text messages by the end of July. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the new notification system this week. The message will also give the recipient the option to pay fines...

Antique store a labor of love for former prosecutor

Jul. 7, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — After a career in the legal profession, some of that as a Lafourche Parish prosecutor, Diana Sanders has found a new calling. Sanders opened an antique store, Back In The Day, 825 Jackson St., Thibodaux, in July 2018 essentially as a hobby in her retirement. While opening a business...