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  • Ponchatoula man accused of sending 2,400 files of child porn to undercover agent

    December 15, 2015 4:44 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff’s deputies reported the arrest of a man accused of distributing 2,400 images of child pornography to a Plaquemines Parish undercover detective. Stephen James Chupko, 30, was arrested Tuesday morning at his Ponchatoula home by members of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)... more »
  • 3 die in Plaquemines Parish vehicle fire after wreck

    November 26, 2015 1:36 PM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Sheriff’s deputies in Plaquemines Parish said three people died in an early morning single vehicle crash after the car burst into flames. The wreck happened shortly before 2 a.m. in the 30400 block of Plaquemines Parish Hwy 11 in Port Sulphur. Deputies said the area of... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish ferry rides may no longer be free

    November 25, 2015 6:02 PM

    POINTE A LA HACHE - Plaquemines Parish officials are considering adding fees to previously free ferry routes. Officials in the parish say they are also considering cutting backing on the number of people able to receive fare exemptions in order to raise more funding for the service. Director... more »
  • Laplace man arrested after distributing child porn to undercover detective

    November 17, 2015 4:04 PM

    LAPLACE - Sheriff’s deputies in Plaquemines Parish announced the arrest of a man accused of distributing child pornography to an undercover detective. 27-year-old Matthew Guillory, of Laplace, was arrested at his home by members of the Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes members of... more »
  • Lt. Governor candidates set to speak at Press Club today

    November 16, 2015 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The candidates for Lt. Governor are speaking at the Press Club of Baton Rouge Monday. It's one of the final times East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President, Kip Holden and former Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser will square off before election day on November 21. The press club forum... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing Belle Chasse woman

    November 15, 2015 4:36 PM

    BELLE CHASSE – Deputies in Plaquemines Parish are searching for a 44-year-old woman who disappeared Friday. The Plaquemine’s Parish Sheriff’s office said Terrie Lee Cavalier left her home Friday at 10:30 p.m. to bring a friend to Gretna. Cavalier was last seen driving a 2009 Chrysler Towne and Country... more »
  • Plaquemines drops suit against oil and gas companies

    November 12, 2015 5:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish has dropped a lawsuit against oil and gas companies over damages the oil industry allegedly caused to wetlands in the coastal parish by digging numerous canals. On Thursday, the parish council voted to dismiss the suit. The council's move was a blow to... more »
  • Hunters rescued from sinking boats in Plaquemines Parish

    November 8, 2015 6:45 PM

    VENICE – Deputies in Plaquemines Parish rescued three hunters from Garyville after their boats began taking water and sank Sunday. Deputies Chad LaFrance and Aubrey Looney with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division rescued the three friends aged 22, 24 and 27 from the Mississippi River near Pilottown.... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish works to plug hole in levee

    October 26, 2015 7:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish spokesman Michael Powell says crews are working to plug a 5- to 8-foot hole in a 4-foot-high levee protecting the Myrtle Grove subdivision before floodwaters can reach the parish's main highway. He says the houses themselves are not in any danger because they're built... more »
  • Who's Next? 46 arrested, 8 wanted in Plaquemines Parish drug roundup

    October 13, 2015 12:33 PM

    BELLE CHASSE - Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco says a year-long undercover drug investigation has wound up with 46 alleged street-level drug dealers arrested and eight more wanted. He says a 16-year-old and 45 adults have been arrested, including a man taken into custody at his home shortly after... more »
  • Deputies seize 200 lbs. of pure cocaine with $18M estimated value

    August 28, 2015 11:20 AM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Sheriff's deputies in Plaquemines Parish say they have made the largest drug seizure in parish history. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office says narcotics agents seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $18 million. Sheriff Lonnie Greco of PPSO said the... more »
  • 1 coastal Louisiana parish not settling with BP

    July 2, 2015 6:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The newly announced BP oil spill settlement covers the federal government, the five Gulf states and "the vast majority of local governmental entities" in those states. However, the government of one of Louisiana's hardest hit areas, coastal Plaquemines Parish, says it has not yet agreed to a... more »
  • State police: Speed factor in fatal motorcycle crash

    February 23, 2015 11:20 AM

    BRAITHWAITE - Authorities say a New Orleans firefighter died when he lost control of his motorcycle, hit a sign and then struck a culvert. Trooper Melissa Matey says 25 year-old Corey Smith of New Orleans died from injuries suffered in Sunday afternoon's accident on Louisiana Highway 39 in Plaquemines Parish.... more »
  • US judge: State to try suit against oil companies

    December 3, 2014 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has sent a Plaquemines Parish lawsuit against 19 oil and gas companies back to state court for trial. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey's ruling sets the stage for the return of 27 others suits to state courts in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes. Zainey ruled... more »
  • Man killed in Plaquemines Parish hit-and-run

    August 15, 2014 10:38 AM

    EMPIRE - State police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in Plaquemines Parish. Trooper Melissa Matey says the accident happened around 4 a.m. Friday on La. Highway 11 near Empire. Matey says 39-year-old Michael Czolowski, of Buras, walking south in the southbound lane when he was struck by a vehicle... more »
  • Small plane crashes in Braithwaite, no injuries

    August 13, 2014 1:02 PM

    BRAITHWAITE - The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office says a small seaplane crashed in Braithwaite and no one was injured. Sheriff's office spokesman, Eric Becnel, says a Cessna 206 on floats lost engine power on takeoff Wednesday morning, clipped some electrical lines and crashed into the water. He says four people... more »
  • Judge hears arguments in oil industry lawsuit

    July 2, 2014 11:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans is likely months away from deciding whether Plaquemines Parish's lawsuit against oil companies over coastal damage belongs in state or federal court. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey heard arguments Wednesday and set a schedule for briefs and replies lasting into September.... more »
  • Plaquemines downgrades evacuation orders

    October 5, 2013 11:36 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, LA - With Tropical Storm Karen dying down, Plaquemines Parish has downgraded their evacuation orders from mandatory to voluntary. The mandatory evacuation was put in place for only some parts of the parish. Officials recommend visitng www.plaqueminesparish.com to stay up-to-date with Tropical Storm Karen. UPDATE:... 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 »
  • Former Plaquemines sheriff gets 46 months, $10K

    July 3, 2013 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Plaquemines Parish sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle must spend nearly four years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine for taking bribes from a jail construction contractor. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on Wednesday rejected Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Chester's request for a 31-month sentence on 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 »
  • Plaquemines gets Isaac FEMA grant to fix road

    February 4, 2013 5:20 PM

    POINTE A LA HACHE, La. - 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... more »

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