- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

POINTE A LA HACHE, La. (AP) - A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Plaquemines Parish to replace a historic building that went up in flames.

WDSU-TV (https://bit.ly/1PtE8c7 ) reports the ceremony was held Tuesday morning to break ground on a new courthouse in east Pointe à la Hache. The former courthouse was set ablaze in 2002 by a man attempting to destroy evidence for pending criminal cases.

After 13 years and a continued effort to rebuild the courthouse, the new building will remain in the original parish seat on the east bank.

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco says the former courthouse was the oldest working courthouse in the nation. He thanked the public’s effort to keep it alive.

Officials did not give a time frame for when construction would be completed.



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Information from: WDSU-TV, https://www.wdsu.com

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