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  • 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 »
  • Men cited for duck hunting violations

    December 19, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents have cited two men for alleged hunting and boating safety violations along Highway 23 near Triumph in Plaquemines Parish. Earlier this month, agents cited Christopher Hicks, of Boothville, and Calvin Riggs, of Buras, for hunting migratory game birds... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish allows some in to see damage

    September 3, 2012 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plaquemines Parish is allowing some residents and business owners back in to the area to survey Hurricane Isaac's damage in the southern parts of the parish. But they were only allowed Monday with a police escort and only on the less heavily-damaged west bank. Parish officials say... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish officials to distribute supplies

    August 31, 2012 3:21 PM

    BELLE CHASSE- Plaquemines Parish officials will be distributing ice, water and ready-to-eat meals to victims of Hurricane Isaac beginning on Saturday. Officials said all of Plaquemines on the east bank of the Mississippi River remains closed as floodwaters slowly recede. The parish's west bank remains closed on Louisiana Highway 23... more »
  • Crews start breaching levee stressed by Isaac

    August 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    BRAITHWAITE - Crews are breaching a levee stressed by Isaac's floodwaters in southeast Louisiana's hard-hit Plaquemines Parish. At the same time, water at a dam farther north in Mississippi was released in an effort to prevent flooding there. Officials hope the Thursday breach in Plaquemines Parish will relieve pressure on... more »
  • Levee in Plaquemines Parish to be breached

    August 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state official says the levee in southeast Louisiana's Isaac-flooded Plaquemines Parish will be breached to relieve pressure on it. State Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority head Garret Graves says the levee won't be breached Wednesday because of weather conditions but it will happen as soon... more »
  • National Guard ends rescue efforts in flooded area

    August 29, 2012 6:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard says they've wrapped up rescue operations in Plaquemines Parish, which was hit hard by flooding as Isaac stormed through. National Guard spokesman Capt. Lance Cagnolatti says guardsmen are confident they've swept the thinly populated area and no one is still there. Guardsmen rescued... more »
  • Levees overtopped in South Louisiana

    August 29, 2012 3:52 AM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La.- Eighteen miles of levee was overtopped early Wednesday morning. "People are going door-to-door, trying to get people out," a spokesperson told WBRZ by phone. Just after midnight, a levee system between inhabited areas of Plaquemines Parish and marshland along the Gulf of Mexico was overtopped.... more »
  • Emergency called in 3 suburban NO parishes

    August 26, 2012 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish crews hustled to the levees that protect the low-lying New Orleans suburb and St. Charles Parish closed schools through Wednesday as Tropical Storm Isaac's path moved west. It's expected to become a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall somewhere from east of Morgan City to... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Tropical Storm Lee aid

    November 18, 2011 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Local government agencies, school districts and nonprofit organizations seeking FEMA disaster aid to help cover emergency work and damage repair from Tropical Storm Lee have one more week to submit their requests. FEMA said Friday that the deadline to apply is Nov. 27. Public... more »
  • Businessman pleads guilty to bribing La. sheriff

    October 14, 2011 2:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A businessman who was overseeing construction of a jail in Plaquemines Parish has pleaded guilty to bribing the parish's sheriff, who also is charged in the case. New Orleans resident Aaron Bennett faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison following his guilty plea Friday... more »
  • NWF: Tests at LSU show slick new oil, not from BP

    June 10, 2011 8:20 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- The National Wildlife Federation says tests at Louisiana State University indicate that the oil slick spotted earlier this week off Plaquemines Parish was fresh South Louisiana crude, rather than oil from last year's BP spill. Parish President Billy Nungesser said Wednesday that he thought the slick spotted off... more »
  • Oil spotted off Plaquemines Parish Coast

    June 8, 2011 3:08 PM

    BELLE CHASSE, La. - Plaquemines Parish Billy Nungesser says oil has been spotted in the waters off the coast near Venice. Nungesser told WWL-TV that he believes the seven-mile slick is from the BP spill. He says there have been no recent reports to the Coast Guard of... more »
  • Plaquemines Parsish pres. considers run for Lt. gov.

    April 5, 2011 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who became the face of frustration with the federal response to the Gulf oil spill, says he's considering a bid for lieutenant governor this fall. Nungesser posted a letter to supporters on his website Tuesday asking for campaign contributions and... more »
  • Grand Isle, Plaquemines Parish redistricting issues

    March 28, 2011 6:06 PM

    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 »
  • Meet the "Minnow Man"

    November 22, 2010 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eugene Barthelemy turns 95-year-old this year, but he doesn't let his age stop him from doing what he loves. He's been catching and selling minnows for more than 30 years in Plaquemines Parish. Each morning Barthelemy checks his minnow traps in his one-person boat, known as... more »
  • Three more oyster harvest areas to reopen

    November 3, 2010 3:47 PM

    Three more oyster harvest areas closed as a result of the Gulf oil spill have been cleared to reopen, according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The harvest areas are west of the Mississippi River. One is in Plaquemines Parish, and the other two are in Terrebonne Parish.... more »
  • Nungesser: Fight continues with BP, Coast Guard

    October 11, 2010 5:33 PM

    Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said local officials continue to regularly fight with U.S. Coast Guard officials and BP representatives about the response to the Gulf oil spill. Nungesser said oil continues to appear in the marshland and on the shores of his parish. However, Nungesser said Monday he's concerned... more »
  • Oil still being removed in Plaquemines Parish

    October 2, 2010 10:01 AM

    Even though the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is shut in, there's still lots of oil being recovered in Plaquemines Parish. In the past week, parish officials say about 13,000 gallons of an oily water mix have been recovered in Bay Jimmy, a spot that has been hit... more »
  • Oil spill response head tours Plaquemines Parish

    September 21, 2010 10:34 AM

    The man in charge of the Gulf oil spill response is in Plaquemines Parish today Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft will tour Gulf coast marshes to look for signs of oil. He will also visit with participates in the vessels of opportunity program which puts commercial fishermen to... more »
  • LDWF: Latest fish kill also not tied to oil

    September 15, 2010 3:51 PM

    Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says low tide and high temperatures caused low oxygen levels that suffocated huge numbers of fish in Plaquemines Parish. Spokeswoman Olivia Watkins said Wednesday that department biologists found the fish kill had nothing to do with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The fish... more »
  • Jindal, Nungesser urge residents to prep for storm

    July 23, 2010 4:53 PM

    Though downgraded to a depression, Bonnie has stirred those along Louisiana's coast to declare emergencies and begin the tedious preparation involved when tropical storm-force wind and rain are predicted to come ashore. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser at a news conference Friday to urge residents... more »

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