A group of oyster fishermen in St. Bernard Parish wants the U.S. government to compensate them for opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway. They say it’s the Army Corp of Engineer’s fault their oysters died and their reefs were damaged.
City leaders have plans to turn the 25 acres into a Mirabeau Water Garden. They’re advertising for bids now, with plans to break ground in the summer. One of the primary goals of the project: to reduce flooding.
Concerned Citizens of St. John Parish have flown to Japan, staged marches across Baton Rouge and other protests against what they believe is killing them: the chloroprene emissions put out by the nearby Denka-Dupont rubber plant.
Sitting right across the street from the Orleans criminal courthouse, Steve’s Bail Bonds make it easy for family members to help post bail. However, manager Amber Dennis says it’s been unusually quiet.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputies received a call from a local hospital just after 2 a.m. Thursday morning stating that a man was dropped off at the emergency room with a gunshot wound to his chest.