NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says St. Bernard Parish - the parish southeast of New Orleans swamped by Katrina - has the best levee system its ever had. On Friday, the corps said an 8.5-mile-long floodwall between Verret and Caernarvon was done. It was the last... more »
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish is embarking on a $10 million push to erase some of the remnants of Hurricane Katrina's destruction, removing concrete slabs that mark the spot where homes stood before the 2005 storm. The parish announced Wednesday that private property owners can sign up for... more »
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish port is getting more money to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving the St. Bernard Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District about $1.9 million to repair office spaces in a warehouse. FEMA has given the port $12.4... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt, his wife and his sister have been acquitted of all counts in their federal conspiracy trial. Belt, his wife, Tracy and his sister, Julie Bernard, were found not guilty Wednesday afternoon of alleged crimes related to the operation of a... more »
St. Bernard School is having their Fall Fest along with a Chili Cook-Off and a 5K Crusader Classic Run. This is the 2nd Annual School Fair. The fair will be broadcasting LSU vs. Auburn Game (on Saturday) and the Saints vs. Browns Game (on Sunday). There will be Gumbo Dinners,... more »
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro has signed the paperwork needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the agency to forgive an $18 million Community Disaster Loan granted after Hurricane Katrina. According to a Friday news release, Craig Fenton, a loan analyst working with FEMA,... more »
As the situation deteriorates along the coast, many folks are trying to take their minds off the crude devastation while they can.
The 50th Annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is underway this weekend. The 3 day event is filled with nearly 30 bands, a huge carnival and over 100... more »
After a devastating house fire, a family of six is left with nothing. The fire happened after 6pm Wednesday night in Richard, leaving the Bernard family with nothing but the clothing on their backs.
Their double wide trailer was almost completely remodeled after being torn to bits by hurricanes... more »