BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A federal coastal restoration task force will be asked in October to approve $8.6 million in planning money for four projects in Orleans, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Cameron and Vermilion parishes.
A committee charged with making recommendations to the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Task Force has approved the projects.
The task force will meet to discuss the list October 18th in New Orleans.
The recommended projects include:
If the task force agrees to the projects, as expected, the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service and the state Department of Natural Resources would choose a contractor and oversee the work.
Roscoe, the Crowley police K-9 officer who was shot and killed during an overnight shooting last week, was honored on Wednesday in a special procession.More >>
Today will start out with mostly cloudy skies. The rain has moved out and skies will be clearing throughout the morning and by the afternoon, we should have sunny skies. We could see quick line of some light showers come through around sunrise, but will quickly move out and sunny skies will quickly follow behind. It will be less humid today as well! Highs will be in the upper 70s. Friday will be another beautiful day with sunny skies and lower humidity!More >>
Several streets are flooded in Westlake. Police Chief Chris Wilrye said some roads are impassable. There are reports of stalled vehicles and police say barricades are being set up. Here is a list of flooded streets: Parts of Samson Street McKinley Street Mulberry Street Krause Street Wehrt Street Miller Avenue Jones Street Garden Street West side of Guillory Street Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
A petition has been filed seeking interdiction of Federal Judge Patricia Minaldi. If granted, someone else would be appointed to handle her personal affairs. Records in the case have been sealed by Judge Ron Ware - so details on why the petition was filed are not available. However, court records do indicate Minaldi is fighting the interdiction. Minaldi has been away from court on medical leave since January. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
New details emerge about two Vinton high school trailers stolen in broad daylight, Sunday. Vinton Police Chief Ricky Fox says they have narrowed down the search to a suspect with a long criminal history out of Port Arthur last seen by law enforcement driving the same car as seen in the video. The Vinton band trailer was parked behind the school and the football trailer was parked nearby inside a locked, gated area. Common deterrence methods seem to be falling short as thieves...More >>