PARISH BY PARISH: Tracking a murder; increasing utilities; rebuilding the wetlands

Parish by Parish
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 5:49pm

LAFAYETTE PARISH - Sheriff's Deputies there are looking into the murder of a 46-year-old woman. Deputies made the find early this morning inside a house on Lamas circle. The victim's vehicle, a blue Mazda 3 was found earlier today in Jennings. The investigation is continuing. If you have any information, call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS (8477).

LIVINGSTON PARISH - The Denham Spring City Council is approving increased deposits for utility customers. Now, deposits for sewer, garbage pickup, and water are all on the way up. The mayor says the deposits will help to make up for losses when people move out of town leaving unpaid utility bills.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - The Career Academy in Baton Rouge is celebrating one month as a school. The workforce development school provides students with the opportunity to gain skills in a variety of fields, like manufacturing, tourism and health sciences. The principal says her charter school will nurture students into becoming successful members of society.

PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebonne basins are getting over $100 million to help restore wetlands and barrier island habitats. The money is coming from the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Program. The money will restore beach, dune and marsh on Pelican Island in Plaquemines Parish, and help other coastal parishes, too. Over 1,900 square miles of land has been lost on the coast since the 1930s.

Parish by Parish airs on NBC33 News every weekday at 6:30 p.m.

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