The investigation continues into why a helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning.
The crash happened about 30 miles northeast of Venice. Four people were on board and all were taken to the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. Two people have injuries and are still in... more »
BELELCHASSE, La. (AP) - Officials in Plaquemines Parish are asking drivers to keep vehicles off levees. The Sheriff's Office says it is concerned about the impact ATVs, golf carts and other private vehicles may be having on levees in the parish. Deputies will issue citations to violators, officials say. more »
BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Plaquemines Parish has bought an airboat with a federal grant received by the state homeland security office. The 18-foot-long airboat seats eight passengers. It has removable seats to carry generators in case of an emergency. Officials say the boat will be used for search and... more »
POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, La. (AP) - A weekend fish kill in Plaquemines Parish has prompted officials to ask state wildlife experts to investigate. Dead fish were found floating atop the water at Bayou Chaland on the west side of the Mississippi River late Friday. The dead fish included pogies, redfish, drum, crabs,... more »
Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal traveled to the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) where he met with Louisiana Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Hal Turner, Parish President Billy Nungesser and first responders for an assessment of state and local preparations for Tropical Depression Bonnie. Governor Jindal said, "We came to Plaquemines... more »
BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser says the amount of oil that has hit his parish has been grossly underestimated by Coast Guard and BP officials. In a Tuesday news release, Nungesser said that parish employees worked through the holiday weekend to map out acres oiled... more »