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NEW ORLEANS -- Unused or expired medications are a safety issue, and flushing them down the sink could send trace levels of drugs into our rivers, lakes, and drinking water. If you've got any prescriptions lying around the house, you can take them to one of several drop off locations on Saturday (April ...
The Plaquemines Parish Council will take up several potentially signifi cant ordinances this week, with a move to reorganize the PROWM and Recreation Departments at the top of the list. District 2 council member Beau Black will introduce an ordinance at the April 26 meeting to move seven grass cutters ...

Belle Chasse United Methodist Church held it's annual Fundraiser BBQ to send several children to Summer Camp at Camp Istrouma. With the help of these wonderful men from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office, the president of Belle Chasse Methodist Men's Group, Donald Hazel stated they have raised ...
Governor John Bel Edwards was in Gretna April 20 to announce LA SAFE will build a harbor of refuge and fund mental health and substance abuse programs in Plaquemines Parish. The Plaquemines projects are just two of 10 total projects spread across six parishes, all scheduled for completion by 2022, ...
This month Plaquemines Parish fourth graders concluded their final lesson in Woodland's Conservancy's Seeds to Saplings Service Learning Program. Thanks to support from Chevron Oronite and the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, 113 students from Belle Chasse Primary and Phoenix ...
Early on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office began investigating a simple burglary in Belle Chasse. The victim advised that three dirt bikes, valued at approximately $12,500, were stolen from a shed on their property. After viewing several videos and photographs from ...

The Louisiana Sheriff's Law Enforcement Program also paid Martiny & Associates about $82,000 for representing the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office from 2014 to 2016, according to data obtained through a public records request filed by The Advocate. That money did not have to be reported — and ...
A select group of Plaquemines Parish students is learning about Louisiana coastal restoration concepts as participants in "The 300 Coastal Warriors" program sponsored by the Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). Thanks to corporate sponsors Phillips 66, Chevron and LA Safe, groups of five ...
BELLE CHASSE -- It was late Wednesday night around 10:30 pm when Retired Army Major Tracy Riley returned home to her house in Plaquemines Parish. She noticed a suspicious vehicle coming from her long driveway. Tracy says she walked inside her home and alerted her husband. "I know we've ...
Plans are to develop a huband- spoke transportation system for container transport vessel shipments from Plaquemines Port, to the St. Louis region and back. Discussions have focused on operations at a terminal to be constructed on the lower Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, connecting to ports ...
That possibility was discussed Tuesday at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the St. Louis Regional Freightway and four St. Louis area port agencies with a port authority in Plaquemines Parish, La. The agreement involves joint marketing efforts and an exchange of data between the ...
A man accused of repeatedly raping a girl over an eight-year period has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the assaults that occurred in Plaquemines Parish. But Phillip Constanza, 57, is still awaiting trial in Jefferson Parish on a charge of aggravated rape for the criminal acts that investigators say ...
Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier III believes he can do a better job of steering the Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District than its current management. “Sandy (PPHTD Executive Director Sanders) is doing a good job. But I think I can do better,” Cormier told the Plaquemines Association of ...
This image shows the proposed route, in green, of the Phillips 66 crude oil pipeline that would begin in St. James Parish, connect to the company's Alliance Refinery on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, and then cross the river and turn north into St. Bernard Parish to service ...
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office made five arrests in connection with a drug-related shooting in the Ironton subdivision that happened on Saturday. Officers were called to Giraud St. around 5:55 p.m. Responding deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed matching the description ...
Cascio is one of hundreds of students at the Plaquemines Parish school, expected to participate in Wednesday's 17-minute National School Walkout. The event will honor those who died in the Florida shooting and focus on making a difference here at home. "During the walkout, it shows that our community ...
Plaquemines Parish deputies said they have arrested several people involved in a drug transaction Saturday evening in Ironton, and the Sheriff's Office is investigating what led to the gunfire that injured at least three people. All of the shooting victims are expected to recover. The Sheriff's Office released the ...

PORT SULPHUR, La. -- Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, leaders in Plaquemines Parish broke ground Friday on a new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art public library in Port Sulphur. “When I was a child, I learned how to read at the public library in Port Sulphur,” says ...
A former Belle Chasse volunteer firefighter accused in an armed burglary at a Terrytown fire station is also suspected of stealing bolt cutters from a Belle Chasse fire station, according to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office. Sean Ulbrich, 26, was arrested Feb. 23 in connection with the Feb. 8 burglary at ...
Entergy Louisiana says it has completed a key portion of a project in Plaquemines Parish that will improve the reliability of service to customers there. The company on March 16 put into service a new 10.5 mile-long transmission line between the Oakville substation off Walker Road in Belle Chasse and the ...
A stormwater diversion in Mandeville, a mental health and substance abuse program in Plaquemines Parish and a wetlands educational center in Jefferson Parish. Those projects may not have much else in common, but they were announced Friday as three of the first 10 initiatives the state will tackle as ...
“It's patently clear to anyone who lives here that all of these proposals are against the residents' interests,” Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier III said. “Just put yourself in that position. It's the same as your home being condemned.” Besides housing, the proposals also deal with transportation, the ...
PLAQUEMINES PARISH – A high school student is getting the attention of local leaders with his pleas for changes to prevent mass shootings in the future. Peyton Pipher is a sophomore at Belle Chasse High School and loves politics. Last week he took a trip with his dad to Washington, D.C. and he even ...
BELLE CHASSE, La. -- In Plaquemines Parish, Parish President Amos Cormier voiced his concerns to council members about the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. The project is a major initiative intended to restore Louisiana's diminishing coastline, but Cormier argues plans to streamline the ...
It's a debate that's been held between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, residents for centuries. However, it only takes a trip through the marshes of Plaquemines Parish to settle this argument once and for all. Across the mighty Mississippi River on the east bank and through historic Bayou Mardi Gras, lies ...
A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Plaquemines Parish, including Venice and Boothville. The warning is in effect until 12:30 p.m.. The National Weather Service said a storm with the potential to produce a tornado was moving east through the area Tuesday morning (Feb. 6) at 20 miles per hour.
I was playing in a softball tournament in Buras, a town on the west bank in Plaquemines Parish. Killing time between games, I drove a few miles downriver to Fort Jackson where you can stand on an old gun platform and look out at the unbelievably broad Mississippi. A bronze plaque there tells the story of ...
It is some of the newest land on earth, and today the Army Corps of Engineers was showing it off for southern Plaquemines Parish. It's called the Spanish Pass Ridge project, and it's about to enter a new phase near the mouth of the Mississippi River. For the past several months, engineers have been ...
Dr. Scott recently completed an economic study for the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District. He will offer insights into that study and his perspective on the economy of Plaquemines Parish and the State of Louisiana. Scott focused on how construction of Venture Global's $8.5 billion LNG facility ...
Officials in Washington D.C. are mulling over several projects and programs that will directly affect Plaquemines Parish, so a small delegation of local officials flew out last week to see where everything stands. Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District Deputy Director Paul Matthews, District 2 council ...
Irvin “Jiff” Hingle, a businessman who was elected Plaquemines Parish sheriff on a reform platform and served for nearly two decades until his forced resignation for accepting bribes in 2011, died Tuesday at 66. Hingle's death came as he was being treated for cancer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in ...
Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle died Tuesday (Jan. 9) following complications from pneumonia, our news partners at WVUE Fox 8 reported. The station spoke to a family member who also confirmed that Hingle, 66, had been undergoing cancer treatment in Houston. Hingle had served two ...
NEW ORLEANS -- Jiff Hingle, who for two decades served as the top lawman in Plaquemines Parish before being forced to resign while he faced charges of bribery and mail fraud, died Tuesday. He was 66. Hingle was being treated for cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center but died following ...
Nevertheless, just raising the spectre of some Plaquemines Parish residents being forced by the state to abandon their homes and jobs because of the threat of flooding hit too close to home for Cormier. "I think most of south Louisiana has the attitude that we should be following the model of the approach ...
A $3.6 billion, four-unit methanol complex proposed in Plaquemines Parish has been issued an air quality permit by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Houston-based IGP Methanol LLC plans to produce 7.2 million tons per year of methanol from natural gas when the Gulf Coast Methanol ...
Schule also was booked on a warrant for restitution out of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office. In addition to distribution of methamphetamine charges, Robinson was booked with possession of Oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schule is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison on a ...
PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Mother Nature hit parts of Plaquemines Parish Wednesday morning and before the snow melted, residents were able to get out and ... "I'm not so much of fan but you know, just the smiles on their faces makes it all worthwhile," Jamie Tayamen, Plaquemines Parish resident, said.
Leaders in Plaquemines Parish are concerned about what would happen if water pressure gets any lower. ... There is worry about pipes bursting or freezing if residents let their water stay at a constant drip, but Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier wants residents to be cognizant of their water ...
Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich Jr. and Plaquemines Parish Sheriff 's Office (PPSO) were honored to assist Chevron Oronite with the Plaquemines Parish Council on Aging Annual Christmas Luncheon. On December 13, Chevron Oronite in Belle Chasse hosted approximately 100 seniors from throughout ...
Plaquemines Parish is facing a "drastically reduced" water supply and reduced water pressure because of freeze-caused leaks, the parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said in a Facebook post. While residents were asked to refrain from using water for non-essential uses, the ...
... said that if the state goes ahead with the plan, “then every coastal state in the country should be asking themselves, 'If Louisiana can do this, why aren't we?'” According to data provided by state officials, 94 percent of the land in Plaquemines Parish, which includes Empire, is considered “high risk” land.
Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich Jr. and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff 's Office (PPSO) recently hosted the Plaquemines Community Drug Free Coalition meeting which is sponsored by the Plaquemines Medical Center. Members from PPSO, Plaquemines Medical Center, Plaquemines Parish District Attorney ...
LAPLACE, LA. - Thousands of people experienced power outages in LaPlace and Plaquemines Parish as temperatures dipped below freezing Monday morning. According to the Entergy Louisiana outage map, more than 5,200 customers were impacted by power outages as of 9 a.m. in St. John the Baptist ...
The clock has run out on RAM Terminals' bid to build a coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish, and environmental groups are cheering what could be the death of a project they warned would spew pollution, sicken residents and threaten a major coastal restoration project. The U.S. Army Corps of ...
Much of lower Plaquemines Parish is without power Monday morning (Jan. 1), according to an outage map on the Entergy Louisiana website. Problems have been reported from Port Sulphur down to the mouth of the Mississippi River, with more than 3,500 customers affected. According to the map, the ...
Stacey-Ann Barrett, an educator in Plaquemines Parish, made a similar point. "You need to see the inner workings from the very beginning of ...
LOUISIANA FILMMAKING: A romantic drama set at Fort Fisher in Plaquemines Parish was selected for screening at the Austin Indie Festival.
Sheriff Leland Falcon thanks Louisiana State Police, the St. James Parish Sheriff's Office, and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office for their ...
One 4 Love founder Tony Henry Jr. and his family prepared the meal and were assisted by members of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office ...
So the Venice Port Complex is doing its best to make sure no Plaquemines Parish families have to skip or scrimp on the traditional feast.


 

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