Plaquemines Parish

Don Ames
August 16, 2019 - 2:12 pm
The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans says an oil spill has been found near an estimated 200-foot by 600-foot area of marshland near Plaquemines Parish. In a news release, the Guard reported that OMI Environmental Solutions has put out about 300 feet of boom around the impacted area in An Incident...
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Thomas Perumean
August 15, 2019 - 9:04 am
Around 11:30 last night five cars of a freight train parallelling eastbank Highway 39 in Plaquemines Parish came off the tracks. One errant car reportedly tried to cut across the southbound lanes of the highway causing considerable damage and blocking the roadway. Lieutenant Chaun Domingue with...
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FBI
Thomas Perumean
August 01, 2019 - 6:10 am
It was his trigger, his hot button. It fired up his memory, stoked his obsession, and drove his compulsion...to kill. Hardwired with a brain to record and remember every single detail about the 93 murders he claims he committed, Pascagoula Police Lieutenant Darren Versiga descibes Samuel Little...
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Don Ames
July 13, 2019 - 8:45 am
Officials in Plaquemines Parish have notified an emergency contractor of levee overtoppings in the Myrtle Grove and Pointe Celeste areas. The levees that are involved are back levees in those areas, not levees on the Missisippi River. "It's a back levee in Myrtle Grove that potentially always has a...
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More than 8,000 people in Plaquemines Parish are now under mandatory evacuation amid fears water in the Mississippi River could overtop the levees. Homeland Security Director Patrick Harvey says everyone needs to leave the entire Eastbank of Plaquemines Parish and everything from Oakville to Venice...
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Jim Hanzo
July 10, 2019 - 8:50 pm
Because of the possibility of what could become Hurricane Barry approaching the Louisiana coast, parts of Plaquemines Parish will be under a mandatory evacuation beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday morning. The evacuation also includes the area from the Oakville Floodgate and heading south to Venice. A...
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Don Ames
June 27, 2019 - 9:12 am
Amidst all the bad news connected to high water levels in the Mississippi River comes good new for mudbug lovers. It appears we're looking at an extended crawfish season right now. Fishermen are hauling in hundreds of sacks of crawfish from a normally marshy area in Plaquemines Parish that's now...
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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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