Plaquemines Parish

March 21, 2019 - 7:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will borrow $185 million in April to finance highly sought roadwork across the state, ranging from the widening of Interstate 10 in the capital city to a new Interstate 20 access for Barksdale Air Force Base. The Bond Commission, a panel of statewide elected...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Coast Guard says a two-boat crash Saturday morning in a Plaquemines Parish waterway threw a group of people into a channel of the Mississippi River near Boothville-Venice. Official say a 24-foot bay boat and a 40-foot commercial deck boat were sailing in a channel of the river just north of...
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January 23, 2019 - 6:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says $300 million Louisiana is expected to receive over three years from offshore oil and gas drilling income will pay for long-sought coastal protection projects. The Democratic governor announced the spending plans Wednesday, saying he also intends to...
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August 12, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — Prosecutors in a Louisiana parish are having to use a portable toilet after the restrooms in their office stopped working. Nola.com reports that Plaquemines Parish District Attorney Charles Ballay says the restrooms haven't worked since July 26. He said he demanded a...
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June 20, 2018 - 8:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said Wednesday that it will sue if a local government keeps blocking a step needed to decide where to build a proposed project to use Mississippi River sediment to build wetlands. The agency's board gave Plaquemines...
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June 09, 2018 - 11:43 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is receiving a $45 million federal grant to help build a fixed, four-lane toll bridge that will replace the Belle Chase tunnel and movable bridge in Plaquemines Parish. Gov. John Bel Edwards says the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the grant application...
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May 05, 2018 - 2:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pastor missing since a boating accident Wednesday in Plaquemines Parish. Officials say 85-year-old Rev. Donald Tabb was headed out to fish with two friends near Port Eads and South Pass when a large wave capsized their 27-foot...
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Chris Miller
October 06, 2017 - 3:04 pm
Plaquemines Parish authorities are telling all residents of the Eastbank and areas outside the levee protection system to evacuate as Nate is expected to cross over the lower part of the parish tomorrow, possibly as a Category 1 or 2 hurricane. The parish is also calling for voluntary evacuations...
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Chris Miller
September 01, 2017 - 5:57 pm
Plaquemines Parish officials say a breach formed in a private levee near the Phillips 66 refinery in Alliance. Officials say it was likely caused by tidal surge from Hurricane Harvey. The breach is estimated to be between 50 and 75 feet wide. "As of 3 p.m. today the breach does not pose a flooding...
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