PARISH BY PARISH – Student dies at school homecoming; Sheriff indicted; energy efficient school

Parish by Parish
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 6:51pm

LAFOURCHE PARISH - A 19-year-old is dead after falling from a hayride trailer during homecoming. According to state police, Nathan Trepagnier was in the trailer when it fell onto the road. The driver didn't know what happened and kept driving. Trepagnier died at the scene. He was a student at Nicholls State.

ASCENSION PARISH - Schools will save up to $86,000 a year thanks to new energy efficient improvements. The Parish's director of planning says over the past year contractors from Johnson controls put in over 10 million in energy efficient upgrades. These include automated AC and heating, replacing outdated parts of buildings, and installing automated lighting in classrooms. Lynch says they expect the savings to increase more over time.

PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Sheriff "Jeff" Hingle has been indicted on federal charges and has resigned. According to reports, Hingle's been indicted on conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bribery concerning a program involving federal funds. He's been the top law enforcer in Plaquemines since 1991. According to court documents, in 2007 the sheriff's office had a contract with a company to help with storm damage. Hingle is thought to have gotten tens of thousands of dollars from that company in an attempt to influence him.

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