St. Bernard Parish http://wwno.org en St. Bernard Offices Reopen Thursday http://wwno.org/post/st-bernard-offices-reopen-thursday <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Officials in St. Bernard Parish say all government offices are expected to operate on normal schedules beginning Thursday.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:59:50 +0000 The Associated Press 52991 at http://wwno.org Deadly Amoeba Found For First Time In Municipal Water Supply http://wwno.org/post/deadly-amoeba-found-first-time-municipal-water-supply A 4-year-old child who died of a rare brain infection in early August has led Louisiana health officials to discover that the cause is lurking in the water pipes of St. Bernard Parish, southeast of New Orleans.<p>It's a type of single-celled amoeba called <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/"><em>Naegleria fowleri</em></a>, about a <a href="http://www.webmd.com/brain/brain-eating-amoeba">tenth the width of a human hair</a>. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Richard Knox 43957 at http://wwno.org Two Charged in Chalmette Death http://wwno.org/post/two-charged-chalmette-death <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Two men have been charged with negligent homicide in St. Bernard Parish after a man who lived with them in Chalmette allegedly died Dec. 10 of a drug overdose due to their inaction.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:33:51 +0000 The Associated Press 28590 at http://wwno.org Chalmette Man Found Stabbed to Death http://wwno.org/post/chalmette-man-found-stabbed-death <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">St. Bernard Parish deputies say a 68-year-old Chalmette man was found stabbed to death in his apartment after a co-worker hadn't heard from him for two days.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/13dnSRx" target="_blank">The Times-Picayune reports</a> authorities arrested two people in the case, including a woman who was a friend of the victim.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26484 at http://wwno.org St. Bernard Names Finance Director http://wwno.org/post/st-bernard-names-finance-director <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Ross Gonzales has been appointed director of finance for St. Bernard Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gonzales, a certified public accountant, is a University of New Orleans graduate.&nbsp;He replaces Beverly Gariepy, who recently accepted a position with St. Tammany Parish government.</p> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:55:47 +0000 The Associated Press 25170 at http://wwno.org Registration set at Nunez College http://wwno.org/post/registration-set-nunez-college <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Registration begins Wednesday at Nunez Community College in St. Bernard Parish.&nbsp;Fall-term classes are scheduled to start on Aug. 20.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">More registration information is available by calling 504-278-6467 or online at <a href="http://www.nunez.edu" target="_blank">www.nunez.edu</a>.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:01:29 +0000 The Associated Press 17700 at http://wwno.org Fire at Valero refinery in Meraux extinguished http://wwno.org/post/fire-valero-refinery-meraux-extinguished <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Authorities say a three-alarm fire that broke out early Sunday morning at the Valero refinery here did not cause any injuries or force any evacuations.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Times-Picayune reports&nbsp;that the fire broke out in a crude unit of the former Murphy Oil refinery at about 1:45 a.m. and was extinguished by 7 a.m.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:58:22 +0000 The Associated Press 16289 at http://wwno.org St. Bernard Hospital Nearly Open http://wwno.org/post/st-bernard-hospital-nearly-open <p>CHALMETTE &mdash; In August the St. Bernard Parish Hospital is slated to open its doors seven years after Hurricane Katrina.</p><p>The Times-Picayune reports that the 113,000-square-foot hospital and an adjoining 60,000-square-foot medical office building are nearly ready.</p><p>For Wayne Landry, chairman of St. Bernard Parish&#39;s Hospital Service District, the opening is one of the last pieces of the parish&#39;s recovery.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:37:17 +0000 The Associated Press 14542 at http://wwno.org St. Bernard Parish Schools Awarded $148M by FEMA http://wwno.org/post/st-bernard-parish-schools-awarded-148m-fema <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $148 million in additional Hurricane Katrina recovery funding to the St. Bernard Parish school board.</p><p>FEMA said the grant award announced Tuesday brings the total amount of federal funds awarded to the school board after the 2005 storm to $500 million.</p><p>St. Bernard Schools Superintendent Doris Voitier said in a statement that the money will allow the district to complete its final Katrina recovery efforts.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 14:27:25 +0000 The Associated Press 10012 at http://wwno.org