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Hurricane Isaac
4:33 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

LaPlace without water

Officials have shut off water to LaPlace after concerns that water from Lake Pontchartrain could contaminate the water system.

WWL-TV reports Garyville and Mount Airy as well as the westbank of St. John the Baptist Parish.

Parish President Natalie Robottom says the shut off is a preventive measure to prevent contamination.

When the water levels in the lake go down, which Robottom said is anticipated once the wind changes, the supply will be turned back on.

He says 95 percent of St. John residents are without power.

LaPlace Counterfeiting
2:25 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

LaPlace man indicted for making fake money

A federal grand jury has indicted a 40-year-old LaPlace man with one count of making counterfeit U.S. currency.

According to the indictment handed up Thursday, Michael Sly at some point before April 17, 2009, made and counterfeited obligations of the United States in the form of three $100 Federal Reserve Notes.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office says if convicted, Sly faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.