Former Nicholls Professor Brendan Doyle, 29, of Thibodaux was one of two suspects in a drug-related investigation. Julia Canto, 28, (pictured above) also of Thibodaux was the second suspect in which authorities have information believing she fled to Savannah, Georgia.
Doyle, who originally left town for almost two months, returned to his home with a moving truck and was immediately arrested and charged with unlawful manufacturing of controlled substances. Doyle was however released from the Lafourche Parish Jail after posting bond.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Doyle and Canto became suspects of the investigation back in late March after a resident near the 600 block of St. Charles Bypass Road in Thibodaux discovered suspicious items under the bridge. Drug activity was immediately suspected.
At the time of this article, Nicholls has not released a statement and has removed Doyle from its website as a professor.
Any information regarding the location of Julia Canto, please contact Crime Stoppers: 1-800-743-7433 or visit www.crimestoppersbr.org.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards EXTENDS the Stay-at-Home Order to MAY 15TH, 2020 stating that “we’re simply not there yet” and that certain regions are "still experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases".
Effective Friday, Businesses that interact with customers are required to wear mask. Governor Edwards at his 4pm Press Conference ask businesses to encourage customers to also wear mask. “This is the neighborly thing to do” Governor Edwards stated.
Other measures that go into effect Friday include allowing restaurants to provide and outside seating for customers to eat but can not provide table service; stores may open for curbside delivery (Malls will be closed to the public).
Businesses that were ordered to close will remain closed as Phase 1 of re-opening Louisiana will not occur until on or after May 15th. Phase 1 details in full will be released May 11th. Phase 1 is expected to allow churches, barbershops and beauty salons with guidelines to reopen.
The House following the Senates lead swiftly passed a $484 billion package Thursday to assist small businesses and hospitals impacted by COVID-19 with an emphasis this time around to expand testing which has been requested by state leaders to start the return to some since of normalcy.
The measure was passed with a 388-5-1 vote with independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan voting “present.” Five members voted “No” with the loudest “No” vote coming from Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) The House has sent this signed measure to President Donald Trump who is expected to sign the bill within a few hours.
Congress through legislation has spent $2.5 Trillion so far on COVID-19 emergency response, a total that will continue to climb in the upcoming weeks. Today’s measure includes replenishing the Paycheck Protection Program with $310 billion, SBA Disaster Assistance Loans and Grants, and $70 billion specifically allocated in grants to hospitals. Another $25 billion will be dedicated to COVID-19 testing.
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The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, is in grave danger after a surgery, according to a US official with direct knowledge. However, allegedly, things took a deadly turn shortly after officials were notified of the surgery. No one has confirmed the extent or any extent of any complications but that did not stop NBC from posting the NOW DELETED tweet.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is brain dead, according to two US officials. He recently had cardiac surgery and slipped into a coma, according to one US current and one former US official.@NBCNews confirms and adds to CNN scoop from me, @ckubeNBC @carolelee
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) April 21, 2020
Kim’s health has deteriorated in recent months because of several unhealthy habits including smoking and obesity although officials deny such reports.
Frequently disappearing and reappearing, Kim was last seen in public on April 11 and was not available April 15th a national holiday in North Korea celebrating the birth of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung. This was the first major indication a medical situation was the case which an April 12th hospitalization date has been confirmed.
Due to such reports of Kim's Health, the Korean won fell 1.48% to trade at 1,238.60 per dollar as South Korea currency begins to tumble.
We will continue to monitor reports throughout the day.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled on Monday that the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury requires a unanimous verdict in serious crimes.
The ruling overturns the 2016 conviction of a Louisiana man named Evangelisto Ramos. A jury by a 10-2 margin found him guilty of killing a woman in New Orleans.
"Wherever we might look to determine what the term 'trial by an impartial jury trial' meant at the time of the Sixth Amendment’s adoption—whether it’s the common law, state practices in the founding era, or opinions and treatises written soon afterward—the answer is unmistakable," Justice Neil Gorsuch stated. "A jury must reach a unanimous verdict in order to convict."
The majority argued that the non-unanimity rules in Louisiana and Oregon were deemed racist and was the basis of convictions for black people and other ethnic minorities.
Gorsuch’s opinion was followed by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas and Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Justice Samuel Alito, Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan agreed dissented.
Two states, Louisiana and Oregon, allowed defendants to be convicted on divided votes.
Earlier today as expected, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that schools would remain closed for the academic year.
“It is my intention now to announce that school will not resume in the sense that students are going to the school building," Edwards state’s speaking to reporters in Monroe.
"It is just not going to be feasible to resume the operation of our schools this academic year. Education will continue," he said. "The school year continues, but they will not be going on the school campuses."
Edwards is expected to make a formal proclamation as early as Tuesday.
Drew Brees is signing with NBC Sports over ESPN in a move that will make him a fixture on NFL telecasts far after he finishes playing, The Post has learned.
In a contract that will begin after Brees retires from the Saints, the 41-year-old will be groomed as the potential replacement for Cris Collinsworth on “Sunday Night Football,” according to sources.
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Based on data from the John Hopkins COVID-19 Interactive Virtual Map and information from the CDC, US will likely have over 200,000 cases of Coronavirus within hours.
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Lafourche Parish has lost its first resident as a result of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).
"I was fortunate to be in the minority, without the serious side effects that some have. I'm lucky. Younger people feel like they can handle this, but they can be a carrier to someone who can't handle it. So we all need to do our part. It's important for every one of us to do our part." - Sean Payton
It’s spread mainly from person-to-person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, according to the CDC. If the droplets land on a surface and a person touches that surface, and their mouth, nose or eyes it can be contracted.
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