Saint Bernard Parish, LA

Parish leaders propose new ‘barrier island’ in St. Bernard

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Over the past several centuries, the Chandeleur Islands provided what locals often referred to as a “first line of defense” against hurricanes, knocking down surge and providing a buffer against winds and tides. The islands, a curved chain of uninhabited barrier islands, form the easternmost point on the Louisiana map.
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911 phone service restored in St. Bernard Parish

ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. — Service has been restored to St. Bernard Parish's 911 phone lines, according to parish officials. The service went out around 10 p.m. on Monday night, forcing authorities to set up back-up phone numbers for the public to call to report emergencies. St. Bernard Parish...
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St. Bernard Parish 911 center up and running after outage

NEW ORLEANS — The St. Bernard Parish Emergency 911 center is back up and running. Parish officials spent the day trying to resolve the issues that took down the system Monday night. According to the sheriff’s office which operates the 911 Communications Center, “(it) began experiencing issues with the...
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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office 911 system restored

ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. — The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office has restored its non-emergency and 911 telephone lines. The problem began Monday night and posed problems for the parish most of Tuesday. The sheriff's office 911 emergency and 504-271-2501 non-emergency telephone lines and they are both now fully...

2 men cited For Oyster Violations in St. Bernard Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two men for alleged oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish on May 12. Agents cited Tyler Campo, 30, of St. Bernard, and Joshua Anglada, 35, of Braithwaite, for taking oysters during a closed season on the state’s public seed ground. Campo was also cited for violating the state’s sanitation code for not completing his Department of Health logbook and failing to display proper numbers on his oyster vessel.
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Construction Starts on 'Living Shoreline' Near New Orleans

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles (kilometers) of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb. Money for the Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline comes from an $8.8 billion restoration fund set up in a settlement...