BELLE CHASSE- A Hurricane Isaac looting suspect has been arrested in Ponchatoula through a Crimestoppers tip. Plaquemines Parish sheriff's detectives tell The Times-Picayune 19-year-old Aaron Landry, of Galliano, was arrested Thursday for 10 residential burglaries that occurred in the Buras area during Isaac. Sheriff Lonnie Greco said detectives determined that... more »
BELLE CHASSE - With state and federal agencies moving slowly to save the 70-mile-long strip of citrus and ranch land south of New Orleans known as Plaquemines Parish, the locals here say they're going to take matters into their own hands and embark on an ambitious plan to create new... more »
BATON ROUGE - A Belle Chasse lawmaker's proposal to allow college students to carry concealed handguns on campus has been rejected by a House committee.
Rep. Ernest Wooton, an independent from Belle Chasse and chairman of the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee, said his bill would help preserve the... more »
BATON ROUGE- State lawmakers are still hotly debating a list of possible changes to the Louisiana House Redistricting map.
The current version of the plan calls for splitting Plaquemines Parish into two districts. The parish located south New Orleans is currently in a single district.
State Representative Ernest... more »
Plaquemines Parish deputies arrested Reverend Martin A. Denesse for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 from parish residents that paid him for the necessary hookups and insurance for FEMA trailers to be placed on their property.
Denesse was already in custody on narcotics charges after he and his adult daughter... more »