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The concerns about Plaquemines Parish centered on what parish officials consider a state decision to write off the lower half of the parish because it is subsiding more quickly and more likely to be adversely affected by rapidly increasing sea level rise.
Funerals Are Expensive. There Are Better Ways to Die. January 18, 2017. by Derek Beres. Article Image. BRAITHWAITE, LA - SEPTEMBER 03: A coffin is washed up onto a front lawn due to Hurricane Isaac flooding in Plaquemines Parish on September 3, ...
Plaquemines Parish SHERIFF'S OFFICE: The Westbank Optimist Club has honored Detective Sgt. Holly Hardin as officer of the year for the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office. Hardin has been with the PPSO for seven years and is assigned to the ...
A state-commissioned report predicts rising water could swallow more land along the Gulf of Mexico, if nothing is done to address damage caused by climate change and commercial activity.
Even after being sworn in as Plaquemines Parish's newest president Jan. 9 at the Port Sulphur government building, Cormier was brief with his thanks before diving right into a recap of the parish's monstrous debt and repeating his pledges to streamline ...
Sheriff Gerald Turlich would like to recognize Detective Sergeant Holly Hardin for being awarded the 2016 Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office "Officer of the Year" by the Westbank Optimist Club. Sergeant Hardin received the award on Dec. 7, 2016 during ...
Thirteen participants in the new initiative, which seeks to foster the next generation of civic, business and government leaders, met in the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office conference room Jan. 12 to learn about the parish's political history from ...
A new $8.5 billion liquid natural gas project has just been launched in Plaquemines Parish. More conventions are locating in the region, especially those that bring with it young enthusiastic and talented people from across the world who labor in the ...
Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard Parish, and Plaquemines Parish have done it, and the mayor has said he favors it. But he has not done it.
Judge Leander Perez, who ruled in Plaquemines Parish for decades, had a simple explanation when he received more votes than there were people in a certain precinct.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and fisheries agents arrested a Ponchatoula man Monday for using an airboat without authorization, two months after beginning an investigation in lower Plaquemines Parish. On Nov. 9, agents were notified by a camp owner ...
Billy Nungesser. She had developed close ties to Nungesser when she worked as a public information officer for the company in charge of responding to the 2010 BP oil spill on behalf of Plaquemines Parish. Nungesser was the parish president at the time.
Smith was convicted in 2014 of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery in Plaquemines Parish. For that conviction, he received a suspended sentence, but the judge imposed a stay-away order that forbid him to come into contact with the victim, according to ...
Right now, much of that oil has moved by rail and barge, initially to Port Manchac in Tangipahoa Parish and then across Lake Ponchartrain to the Phillips 66 refinery at Alliance, in Plaquemines Parish. "Louisiana has a catastrophic pipeline ...
Plaquemines Parish SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Registration is open for a citizens police Academy being held on Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks, beginning this month; the time and location have not yet been announced.
... based in Covington, Louisiana, announced today that it recently completed the acquisition of additional working interest in the Coquille Bay Field, which it operates in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, giving Krewe approximately 100% interest in the ...
... LLC ("Upstream" or the "Company") a privately-held independent oil and gas exploration and production company, announced today it had completed and brought online a second successful well in the East Cox Bay Field located in Plaquemines Parish, ...
The communities include much of the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, Houma, towns on the West Bank of the river in Plaquemines Parish, and a swath of communities stretching from Lake Charles to Morgan City. In areas where flooding could reach three ...
Volunteers joined together Sunday to help a Plaquemines Parish daycare destroyed by fire. It was all hands on deck Sunday for the Brighter Horizons Daycare.
Rob Buck of sea Tow Westbank said he received a call at 6:05 a.m. from the 911 Plaquemines Parish office about two hunters in the water.
The 2017 draft version of the Coastal Master Plan, released Jan. 3, offers a much grimmer view of the future than its predecessors.
A recently announced $8.5 billion (with a B, a very BIG B) Venture Global liquid natural gas project in Plaquemines Parish and there is not much media coverage.
New Orleans - A Plaquemines Parish man alleges he is owed for work he performed on a vessel. LeRoy Meaux, doing business as TeLe's welding, filed a complaint on Dec. 15 in the U.S.
There is the new $8.5 billion (yes, with a "B" LNG operation in Plaquemines Parish, close to where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico.
Its producing and exploration properties in Louisiana include the East Baton Rouge Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Vermilion Parish, Iberville Parish, Assumption Parish and Jefferson Davis Parish.
This makes Louisiana's history an unwitting victim. As land disappears and the water creeps inland, ancient archaeology sites are washing away, too.
The communities include much of the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, Houma, towns on the West Bank of Plaquemines Parish and a swath of communities stretching from Lake Charles to Morgan City.
Artist's conception of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion structure planned for a location near Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish, looking from the area where sediment and water will be delivered, back along the diversion channel to the Mississippi ...
But the gates-only approach also produced the least damage, both in Mississippi and in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parish, where the road and levee height would have also increased damage.
But unlike some other communities, these 40 residents of Plaquemines Parish don't see the state's 50-year, $92 billion coastal-restoration effort as a solution.
New Orleans landfill magnate Fred Heebe and the family of a former Lexington, Kentucky, mayor who died after Heebe's boat capsized off the Plaquemines Parish coast recently settled a wrongful-death lawsuit filed after the incident. Terms of the ...
Belinda Hazel, Plaquemines Parish's first new tax assessor in 36 years and the first woman ever to hold the position, took her oath of office Thursday at a gathering attended by family, and over 100 friends and Plaquemines officials.
Nine-time NBA All-Star and former New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul stopped by the Belle Chasse YMCA Tuesday of last week to deliver a $75,000 NBA Cares grant and spend some time with the youth of Plaquemines Parish. Paul's personal ...
Stepping into Robert R. "Bobby" Gravolet's office to discuss the culmination of his 36-year career as Plaquemines Parish Assessor, the first thing he talks about are the assessors who came before him. Rescued from both the courthouse fire and families' ...
That failure angers Charles J. Ballay, the district attorney in Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish who is prosecuting the parents.
New Orleans - A Plaquemines Parish couple alleges the husband was exposed to illness-causing bacteria while working. Allen Moreau and Tammy Moreau filed a complaint on Dec. 12 in the U.S.
Oil and gas industry site near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Dowling is based in New Orleans.
Oil and gas industry site near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. (Photo: Julie Dermansky).
As a child, she had found a copy of that mask in her grandmother's Plaquemines Parish attic, with a mysterious, yellowed note in its wrapping paper.
The same effort is being coordinated by the Plaquemines Parish and St. Bernard Parish sheriff's offices, and the Slidell police Department.
Oil and gas industry site near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Dowling is based in New Orleans.
The largest industrial project in Plaquemines Parish history was celebrated Dec. 21 as Governor John Bel Edwards joined Venture Global LNG's CEOs at Woodland Plantation to tout the particulars of VG's approaching liquefied natural gas facility.
On Tuesday, December 13, Sergeant Anthony Dugas was recognized by the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery and Belle Chasse Rotary club as this year's Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office (PPSO) Community Recognition Award recipient. The organization's ...
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office will host a citizens police Academy beginning next month. The 10-week free course will be held every Tuesday evening, with classes lasting about two hours.
Castleton Commodities International in late 2014 said it planned to spend $1.2 billion to develop a methanol manufacturing plant in Plaquemines Parish, LA, while Yuhuang chemical Inc. also in 2014 said it would commit $2.85 billion for a methanol ...
On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced $8 million in grants for a slate of new "resiliency projects" in 11 sites across the United States.
Officials say a liquefied natural gas project being planned for Plaquemines Parish is expected to create 250 new jobs. Gov.
edwards capitol Gov. John Bel Edwards and Venture Global LNG executives Bob Pender and Mike Sabel today announced the company will invest $8.5 billion to develop a natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal in Plaquemines Parish.
edwards capitol Gov. John Bel Edwards and Venture Global LNG executives Bob Pender and Mike Sabel today announced the company will invest $8.5 billion to develop a natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal in Plaquemines Parish.


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