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  • $8.5 billion natural gas project to create 250 jobs

    December 22, 2016 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a liquefied natural gas project being planned for Plaquemines Parish is expected to create 250 new jobs. Gov. John Bel Edwards and executives from Venture Global LNG announced the project on Wednesday. They said the company will invest $8.5 billion to develop the natural gas... more »
  • Mower runs over 9-foot boa constrictor in Plaquemines Parish

    October 12, 2016 2:13 PM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH – A 9-foot boa constrictor was accidentally killed on the East Bank of Plaquemines Parish on Wednesday. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and learned that the 9-foot reptile was accidentally killed after it was run over by a grass cutting crew's lawn mower.... more »
  • Fee doubles, Plaquemines Parish cancels recycling March 1

    January 12, 2016 11:51 AM

    POINTE A LA HACHE - Plaquemines Parish officials say their recycling contractor is doubling its fee when the parish is in a budget crunch, so recycling pickup will end after February. Spokesman Michael Powell Jr. says in a news release that the parish was notified at the end of 2015... more »
  • Workers trapped in fish processing equipment ID'd

    August 5, 2014 3:22 PM

    EMPIRE - Doctors and nurses are assisting two men who were severely injured when they became stuck in a piece of equipment used to process fish. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office released updated information about the situation that unfolded late Monday night. The workers were identified as Manuel Hernandez,... more »
  • La. sheriff, FBI investigating racial images found along MS River

    May 8, 2014 5:28 PM

    BELLE CHASSE - The sheriff of one southern parish said Thursday he won't put up with racist behavior, and is looking for people who set up a symbolism of hate along the Mississippi River. A rope with a noose-like knot was hanging from a willow tree along Highway 23.... more »
  • N.O. businessman sentenced on bribery charges

    March 12, 2014 11:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans businessman who pleaded guilty to bribing the former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Aaron Bennett also says he bribed former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin with a free plane ride to Chicago and Las Vegas in 2007.... more »
  • Curfew, evacuations in Plaquemines Parish

    October 4, 2013 12:16 PM

    BELLE CHASSE - Authorities in Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory 24-hour curfew Friday night for the eastbank of the parish. Parish officials issued a mandatory evacuation order earlier in the day for the eastbank. A voluntary evacuation is being called for the westbank of the parish from Ironton to... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish getting ready for Karen

    October 3, 2013 11:25 AM

    BELLE CHASSE - Plaquemines Parish is getting ready for Tropical Storm Karen as it moves north in the Gulf of Mexico. Parish President Billy Nungesser says residents are being asked to clear drainage basins and secure garbage cans and other loose items. Pump stations in Plaquemines are operational and crews... more »
  • Man accused of videotaping fiance's nude daughter

    October 2, 2013 9:13 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies say a 34-year-old Belle Chasse man was arrested for allegedly videotaping his fiancée's 15-year-old daughter in the nude. Sheriff Lonnie Greco tells The Times-Picayune the 34-year-old man was booked Thursday with video voyeurism. Greco said the man's name is being withheld to protect the... more »
  • Belle Chasse HS students face drug charges

    May 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies say a Belle Chasse High School sophomore was booked with illegal possession of prescription pills and two other sophomores were booked with distributing pills at the school. Deputies tell The Times-Picayune the students are all 15. The sheriff's office has not publicly identified them... more »
  • Plaquemine sheriff wants traffic cameras

    April 25, 2013 11:26 AM

    CHALMETTE - Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco wants to put traffic cameras along La. Highway 23 and in some neighborhoods to reinforce his thin ranks of patrol officers. The Times-Picayune reports the Parish Council could consider the measure when it meets today. With three traffic fatalities since February last year... more »
  • Coast Guard: damaged wellhead secured

    February 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a wellhead damaged earlier this week off Plaquemines Parish has been secured. Ensign Tanner Stiehl says Wild Well Control crews secured the well shortly after a specialized barge arrived Thursday in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay, nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur. The wellhead... more »
  • Plaquemines gets Isaac FEMA grant to fix road

    February 4, 2013 2:23 PM

    POINTE A LA HACHE - Plaquemines Parish will receive nearly $1.3 million from the federal government to help fix roads damaged by Hurricane Isaac. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday the $1,280,209 grant, is part of the $195.5 million in total public assistance recovery dollars approved for the state... more »

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