Thursday Feb 20
WWL-TV New Orleans
Four teens arrested in Mount Hermon for iPad, cell phone thefts
Four teenagers were arrested in Mount Hermon after Washington Parish Sheriff's deputies tied them to a rash of iPad, cell phone and money thefts that occurred during high school basketball games.
Jefferson Parish valued lives over property as Hurricane Katrina approached, engineer recalls
In the months before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, Jefferson Parish officials were at work on an ambitious plan to install elevated cargo shipping containers at parish pumping stations to provide safe houses for workers that would stay through a major storm event, with help from a study conducted by the LSU Hurricane Center.
In Katrina flood trial, jury won't hear about federal law requiring drainage pump operation
The judge presiding over the Katrina flooding trial in Jefferson Parish said Friday he will not let the jury hear about federal regulations that require the local government to operate drainage pumps during floods.
In Katrina flood trial, Aaron Broussard and Parish Council should...
Walter Maestri, who was Jefferson Parish's emergency management director from 1998 until he resigned after Hurricane Katrina in 2006, testified Wednesday in the Katrina flooding trial that he submitted the so-called "doomsday plan" that called for parish employee evacuations during major hurricanes to then-President Aaron Broussard and the ... (more)
Sanctuary takes shape in Washington Parish
The Humane Society of Louisiana is on its way to opening the Enoch J. Donaldson Animal Sanctuary in the Mount Hermon community of Washington Parish, providing a place of refuge for hundreds of abused or neglected animals.