More charges against former Louisiana port official
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says more people now say a businessman and former Louisiana port official stole investments from them, and he's been arrested on new...
Jefferson leads Nicholls St. over SE Louisiana 69-63
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jeremiah Jefferson had 28 points as Nicholls State topped Southeastern Louisiana 69-63 on Saturday.
Jeremiah Buford had 10 points for Nicholls State (14-17, 7-11...
Nicholls St. seeks revenge on SLU
Southeastern Louisiana (16-14, 12-5) vs. Nicholls State (13-17, 6-11)
David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST
Jefferson leads Nicholls over Northwestern St. 83-60
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jeremiah Jefferson had 25 points as Nicholls romped past Northwestern State 83-60 on Wednesday night.
Jeremiah Buford had 16 points for Nicholls State (13-17, 6-11...
NW State seeks revenge on Nicholls St.
Northwestern State (11-18, 6-10) vs. Nicholls State (12-17, 5-11)
David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northwestern State seeks revenge on...
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Scott Plaisance Jr. had 19 points as New Orleans got past Nicholls 80-70 on Saturday.
Jorge Rosa had 14 points for New Orleans (17-11, 12-5 Southland Conference), which...
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A man whose utility trailer got stuck on a turn off a Louisiana highway has been acquitted of negligent homicide in the death of a motorcyclist who hit the unlit...
UNO seeks revenge on Nicholls St.
New Orleans (16-11, 11-5) vs. Nicholls State (12-16, 5-10)
David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans seeks revenge on Nicholls State...
Man in wheelchair moves left in road, hit, killed
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man in an electric wheelchair was hit and killed when he moved to the left on a two-lane road as an SUV approached from behind him.
Kennedy lifts McNeese St. past Nicholls St. 84-75
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Shamarkus Kennedy had 27 points as McNeese State beat Nicholls State 84-75 on Wednesday night. James Harvey added 22 points for the Cowboys.
Nicholls St. looks for home win vs McNeese St.
McNeese State (8-19, 4-10) vs. Nicholls State (12-15, 5-9)
David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nicholls State looks for its sixth straight...
Jefferson with 26, Nicholls routs Central Arkansas 100-57
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jeremiah Jefferson scored 26 points as Nicholls routed Central Arkansas 100-57 on Saturday afternoon, snapping a three-game skid.
Central Ark. looks to end streak vs Nicholls St.
Central Arkansas (10-16, 5-8) vs. Nicholls State (11-15, 4-9)
David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nicholls State looks to extend Central...
Abilene Christian rolls to 64-48 win over Nicholls
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jaren Lewis scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds as Abilene Christian rolled to a 64-48 win over Nicholls State Wednesday night.
Lewis was 6 of 11 from the field for the Wildcats (20-5, 9-3 Southland Conference) who have won four of the last five. Jalone Friday added 12 points and eight rebounds and B.J. Maxwell had 11 points and five rebounds. Jaylen Franklin had eight assists and six rebounds in addition to his seven points.
Police: Suspect got stuck in mud trying to flee robbery
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a man robbed someone he met on a dating website but got stuck in the mud as he tried to flee the scene.
Former Louisiana port official arrested for theft
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A businessman and former official for a Louisiana port has been arrested for stealing nearly $1 million from his clients, authorities said.
Kristian Gaudet, 45, of Cut Off, was charged last week with two counts of felony theft, The Courier reported .
New Milano executive chef traveled long, winding road
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The road that has led 30-year-old Thibodaux native Patrick Trahan to the position of executive chef at Milano restaurant in Houma is not a traditional one.
Trahan has gone through the heights of training under one of the luminaries of the culinary world in France to the lows of the Louisiana penal system before his hire at Milano six months ago.
Nzeakor’s 26 pts lead Lamar past Nicholls 90-69
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Josh Nzeakor tied a career-high 26 points, Christian Barrett posted a double-double and Lamar ransacked Nicholls down the stretch for a 90-69 win on Wednesday night.
Louisiana diocese to name clergy credibly accused of abuse
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, says it will publicly identify all of its clergy credibly accused of child abuse.
Bishop Michael Gerard Duca says on the diocese website that releasing the list of names on Thursday will be helpful to victims and help to re-establish trust.
Johnson hits winner, Nicholls edges Houston Baptist 77-76
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Kevin Johnson scored 19 points, the last two on a short floater with 2.4 seconds left and Nicholls defeated Houston Baptist 77-76 on Saturday.
Houston Baptist had taken the lead on a 3-point play by Ian DuBose with 12 seconds to go.
Brandon Moore's 3-pointer with 1:05 remaining, gave Nicholls its biggest lead, 72-72. Houston Baptist got one point back when Philip McKenzie grabbed an offensive rebound at 49 seconds and made the second of two free throws.
Moore Jr. carries Nicholls St. over Stephen F. Austin 78-73
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Brandon Moore Jr. had a season-high 25 points as Nicholls State narrowly beat Stephen F. Austin 78-73 on Wednesday night.
Moore Jr. made 9 of 12 shots. He added eight rebounds.
Gavin Peppers had 15 points and seven assists for Nicholls State (9-7, 2-1 Southland Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory. Jeremiah Jefferson added 15 points. Kevin Johnson had seven rebounds and seven assists for the home team.
Jefferson, Johnson combine for 35, Nicholls gets 88-63 win
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jeremiah Jefferson and Kevin Johnson combined for 35 points as Nicholls prepared for Southland Conference play by dominating Campbellsville-Harrodsburg 88-63 on Saturday afternoon.
Louisiana sheriff’s office to let public see new jail
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The public is getting an opportunity next month to see Lafourche Parish's new jail.
Officials have already toured the $40 million Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex during its grand opening Dec. 19, and now residents will have a chance to walk through the facility, the sheriff's office said.
Sheriff: Missing woman found dead in sugar cane field
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's office says a missing Larose woman has been found dead in a sugar cane field.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 44-year-old Rani Pinel was found dead Saturday inside of her father's truck in a field in Thibodaux. The sheriff's office says foul play is suspected in her death, and Lt. Brennan Matherne says an autopsy is set for Monday.
Jefferson has career-high 31, Nicholls swamps Mobile 84-67
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jeremiah Jefferson drained five from long range and totaled a career-best 31 points as Nicholls roared out to an early lead and coasted to an 84-67 victory over NAIA-member Mobile on Saturday afternoon.
Jefferson made 11 of 13 field-goal attempts. Kevin Johnson added 16 points while dishing out five assists with two blocked shots, and Elvis Harvey chipped in 15 points, hitting 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. Danny Garrick added 12 points for Nicholls (6-6).
New correctional complex expected to focus on rehabilitation
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A community celebrated the opening of a correctional complex that's expected to focus on rehabilitation and reducing recidivism.
The Houma Courier reports the opening of the $40 million Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex was celebrated Wednesday. Construction of the 118,095-square-foot (10971.4-sq. meter) structure near Thibodaux began in 2016 after parish residents approved a 0.2 percent sales tax.
Back home, Jefferson sparks Nicholls past Spring Hill, 85-65
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jeremiah Jefferson scored 21 points as Nicholls played a home game for the first time in 22 days, turning away Division II Spring Hill, 85-65 on Wednesday night.
The Colonels won back-to-back games to claim a fifth-place finish at the Emerald Coast Classic, knocking off North Carolina Central and beating Western Michigan in overtime.
Fourcade helps Nicholls beat San Diego 49-30 in FCS playoffs
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade passed for 337 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 82 yards and two more scores to help Nicholls beat San Diego 49-30 in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Saturday.
The Colonels (9-3) advanced to a second-round matchup at No. 3 seed Eastern Washington next Saturday.
Dontrell Taylor ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and Nicholls amassed 269 yards rushing and 606 yards of total offense.
Nicholls earns FCS playoff bid and share of Southland title
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Julien Gums ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the River Bell Classic on Thursday night and Nicholls shut out SE Louisiana 44-0 to clinch a share of the Southland Conference title.
The Colonels (8-3, 7-2) finished the season tied with Incarnate Word (6-2) in the loss column and, with the edge in conference wins, Nicholls earned the Southland's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.
Fourcade helps Nicholls to 47-14 win over Stephen F. Austin
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade threw three touchdown passes in the first half as Nicholls jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 47-14 win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.
Nicholls (7-3, 6-2), which has won six of its last seven games, entered the game in a tie atop the Southland Conference with Incarnate Word and McNeese. The Colonels finish out the regular season against Southeastern Louisiana next week.
Nicholls pulls away from Mississippi College, 86-58
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jeremiah Jefferson scored 28 points and Gavin Peppers added another 20 as Nicholls State cruised past Mississippi College, 86-58 in the season opener on Tuesday night.
The Colonels made Austin Claunch a winner in his head coaching debut.
Nicholls State scored the first 13 points of the game to grab the lead, then outscored the Choctaws 51-23 in the second half to put the game away.
Fourcade’s 5 TDs help Nicholls St. beat Incarnate Word 48-21
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade passed for four touchdowns and ran for another to help Nicholls State beat Incarnate Word 48-21 on Saturday.
Fourcade was 15-of-18 passing for 266 yards with one interception and Damion Jeanpiere Jr. had three receptions for 127 yards and a score for Nicholls State (5-3, 4-2 Southland Conference).
Racial massacre: team suggests more study for possible grave
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspected burial ground where the victims of an 1887 racial massacre may have been dumped should be studied further, a scientific team suggests.
Researchers who used ground-penetrating radar and limited soil samples in May were to present their report Wednesday evening to Thibodaux residents.
50-state walk leads adventurer to Louisiana
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Gilbert Hernandez's favorite mode of transportation is walking.
The 23-year-old Texan likes it so much that he plans to walk across all 50 states and has already trekked five.
"I chose Louisiana because it's a medium-size state and I wanted to see how well I would do with weeks on end on the road," said Hernandez, who stopped to rest in Thibodaux. "It also helps that Louisiana's relatively flat, so it's not particularly exhausting."
Professor cooks up class inspired by Anthony Bourdain
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A professor in Louisiana is cooking up a class inspired by the late globe-trotting food chronicler Anthony Bourdain.
News outlets report the three-credit course titled "Anthony Bourdain and His Influencers" will be offered at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, starting in spring 2019. Students will compare some of Bourdain's most famous work with the writings and films that influenced him.
Fourcade has 5 TDs as Nicholls thumps Lamar 50-27
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores to help lead Nicholls to a 50-27 thumping of Lamar in Southland Conference play on Saturday.
Nicholls St. beats Sam Houston St. for first time since ’05
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Dontrell Taylor and Kendall Bussey each ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown to help Nicholls State beat Sam Houston State 27-7 on Saturday night.
The Colonels (2-2, 1-1 Southland Conference), who had lost 11 in a row to Sam Houston State, beat the Bearkats for the first time since 2005. Nicholls State was outscored 448-161 during that span.
Louisiana university reaches enrollment benchmarks this year
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A southeast Louisiana university says it has brought in its largest freshman class in more than a decade.
Nicholls State University says it has increased enrollment for its third year in a row, with 6,488 students this fall, a nearly 2 percent increase of 122 students.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says crews have rescued a 43-year-old man and are looking for a 32-year-old woman missing in the big brackish lake that borders New Orleans.
A news release says Michael Lee Farley was found about 7 a.m. Monday, after an all-night search of Lake Pontchartrain (PONCH-uh-trane). Crews are still looking for Sadie Thibodaux (TIB-uh-doh).
Petty Officer Brandon Giles says he doesn't know their hometowns.
Toddler dies after being found in swimming pool
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana toddler has died after being pulled from a swimming pool.
A news release from Lafourche (lah-FOOSH') Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says Riley Bourgeois of Matthews died Monday — days before his second birthday.
Webre's statement Tuesday said the child had been playing with a friend as his family visited a neighbor's residence Saturday. He was later found, unresponsive, in a swimming pool at the residence.
Louisiana councilman charged with third DUI
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A town councilman in Louisiana has been charged with his third DUI.
The Daily Comet reports 39-year-old Wayne Bourgeois Jr. was arrested Sunday following a car wreck in Thibodaux.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor in Louisiana and trying to set her body on fire has been found mentally incapable to stand trial.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers searching for a possible mass grave from a racial massacre in 1887 said they picked up signals Thursday of disturbed earth at a south Louisiana site, but they cautioned they don't know yet what ground-penetrating radar detected.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jail guard is accused of sexual contact with a juvenile.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said in a news release Friday that 37-year-old Ernest Rost of Raceland had been on administrative leave since Monday, when an investigation began.
He says detectives got a warrant Thursday for Rost's arrest, and he was taken into custody and fired from the department.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Following a second double lung transplant, a Thibodaux Police officer is back on duty.
After undergoing his first double lung transplant in 2015, Paul Thibodeaux thought he was on a road to recovery.
"I thought it went great," the 35-year-old law enforcement veteran said. "I was good for a while."
Then Thibodeaux's health took a turn for the worse at the end of January 2017 when he caught a virus.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school board hopes to have procedures in place for finding a new superintendent by mid-May.
The Courier reports the Lafourche School Board instructed its search committee Wednesday to develop recommendations to replace the retiring Jo Ann Matthews by May 14. Matthews plans to retire in March 2019.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A judge has denied a request for a new trial for a Louisiana man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in 2012.
The Courier reports that David Brown's defense attorneys had argued that Brown was not mentally equipped to represent himself during the penalty phase of the 2016 trial when he waived his right to counsel.
Thibodaux officer arrested in narcotics investigation
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Thibodaux police officer is free on a personal recognizance bond after his arrest in connection with a narcotics investigation.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Thibodaux Police Chief Bryan Zeringue says 36-year-old Richard Queen II, of Thibodaux, was arrested Friday on two counts of attempted possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.
Court documents did not indicate if Queen has an attorney.