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'Watch out for alligators': Plaquemines Parish EOC director gives warning following floods

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. — Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Claudette has emergency management officials in Louisiana warning people to watch out for alligators. Plaquemines Parish EOC director Patrick Harvey joined WDSU Saturday morning to give an update on road conditions and said officials have received complaints about alligators and wildlife that have been displaced during the storm.
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PPSO arrests Belle Chasse Couple after Investigation Reveals Abuse Against a Juvenile in their Care

A Belle Chasse couple is facing charges of cruelty to a juvenile after the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Department found a “juvenile” injured inside of their closet. PPSO arrested 33-year-old Tiffany Cupp and 32-yearold Jack Branton on Friday, June 11 after an investigation revealed that “a juvenile in the care of Cupp and Branton had been living in substandard conditions and received significant injuries due to the living conditions.”
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'A Crime on the Bayou' follows Plaquemines Parish resident Gary Duncan's case to the Supreme Court

When attorney Richard Sobol volunteered to provide legal assistance to Black people accused of crimes and involved in protests in the South during the civil rights movement, he was disappointed when he was assigned to Louisiana. In “A Crime on the Bayou,” he explains that he had been hoping to go to Selma, Alabama, or Mississippi, where there were numerous landmark civil rights battles — and also danger.
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Plaquemines parish couple acccused of locking girl in closet

A man and woman from Plaquemines Parish are charged with creulty to a juvenile after authorities say they found a seven-year-old girl kept locked in a filthy closet. WWL-TV reports 33-year-old Tiffany Cupp and 32-year-old Jack Branton were arrested Friday. The child is in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Chicldren and Family Services.
Belle Chasse,

Wigstrom recognized for his 50-year dedication as Shriner and Freemason

Long-time Plaquemines Parish resident Hobo Bill Wigstrom Sr. recently received an award for being a Freemason and Shriner for 50 years. After 10 years in the US Army, Wigstrom came to Belle Chasse. He headed west on old Highway 90 looking for work to support his family because work was slow in his home town of Robertsdale, Alabama. He passed through Gulfport and then St. Bernard. Then he came across the Belle Chasse ferry and he knew right away that this is where he was going to raise his family.
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SPES Thanks Community Partners

The South Plaquemines Elementary School Family would like to take the time to thank everyone who helped to make the 2020- 2021 school year a success despite all the challenges that we faced. People say it takes a village to raise a child. Therefore, we would like to thank our village for supporting our students as well as the faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking back over the school year, myriad community partners took the time to provide us with encouragement and sustenance. Jeff Sutherland and A+Pel supplied all employees with breakfast and words of encouragement.
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Four men cited for red snapper violations in Plaquemines Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited four men for alleged recreational fishing violations on June 4 in Plaquemines Parish. Agents cited Shaun Bertrand, 49, of Humble, Texas, Randall Godso, 50, of Prairieville, Jonas Ray, 50, of Opelousas, and Timothy Reed, 46, of Creekside, Penn., for failing to keep fish intact, possessing over the limit of red snapper, and taking red snapper during a closed season.
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South Plaquemines Elementary Sixth Grade End-of-Year Ceremony

Sixth grade at South Plaquemines Elementary represents a transition from elementary to high school. This is an exciting time for many students, but bitter sweet for their teachers. For as educators, we know that sixth graders stand on the precipice of young adulthood-a time of new beginnings, opportunities, as well as challenges.
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State Rep Cormier seeks LA Senate District 7 seat

State Representative Mack Cormier is running for the vacant District 7 Senate seat on the ballot in next Saturday's election. He has submitted the following statement of his candidacy. Representative Cormier is the son of Aurele Moinet and the late Parish President Amos Cormier Jr., brother of former Parish President...