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AG Jeff Landry Announces Settlement With Apple Over iPhone Throttling

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry, along with over 30 other state attorneys general, announced a ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 Compliance Enforcement Continues

BATON ROUGE (November 13, 2020)- The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and the Louisiana State Fire ... Read more | Add your comment

St. John schools see spike in COVID-19 infections; decisions are forthcoming

RESERVE — St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools have experienced a spike in COVID-19 infections over the ... Read more | Add your comment

Troopers Warn Public of Telephone Scam

New Orleans – In recent days, Troopers have been made aware of a telephone scam being perpetrated by a ... Read more | Add your comment

Letters to the Editor

Does the state owe you money?

Editor: Readers of your newspaper will find extra value in reading your paper Wednesday, Oct. 21 when the Louisiana Department of Treasury publishes the names ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to.

Lifestyle

Reserve woman becomes a co-host for the Black Girls in Media podcast

RESERVE–Raykael Morris ended 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University in her hand and the dream of hosting a national ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ronny Michel.

Local

Ma’Jewz delivers hope with 100 holiday meals

BY BROOKE R. CANTRELLE L’OBSERVATEUR   MEALS: Business may return as a nonprofit   GRAMERCY — It hasn’t been an easy year for Terrence Hayes ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Carbon monoxide is the invisible killer

  This year, Louisiana residents have heard a lot about the dangers of carbon monoxide as it relates to the use of portable generators during ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

One-minute ‘to-do’ list

  I’m guessing that many of us are list makers. Each day, we write down things we need to do, then erase them after the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Don’t be a victim of Medicare enrollment fraud

Those looking to commit fraud are constantly inventing new ways to take advantage of people. Unfortunately, scammers can be very determined and will go out ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

Local

New Reserve Library to move forward with additional appraisals

BY RICHARD MEEK L’OBSERVATEUR   LIBRARY: Council concerned about over-paying for land   RESERVE — Plans for a new library in Reserve appear to be ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

God wants you to succeed

A few years ago, I received the following, anonymously. At the time, I needed the encouragement. I decided to share it with you.   GOD ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Toys for Tots collecting donations through Dec. 15

LAPLACE — For the past 10 years, Alfreda DeVare of LaPlace has helped the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program bring the joy of ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Holiday shopping comes with risks – stay safe with these tips

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday might have some great deals, holiday shopping can come with risks. So Attorney General Jeff Landry is offering the ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:45 pm

Crime

LaPlace woman charged with theft of more than $280K in federal student aid

  NEW ORLEANS – A LaPlace women was recently charged with theft of more than $280,000 in federal student aid, according to United States Attorney ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:09 pm

Garyville

Blood, Sweat and Bonfires scales back 2020 Christmas tradition

  GARYVILLE — Last Christmas Eve, Josh Weidert of the Blood, Sweat and Bonfires group stood next to a 60-foot alligator creation and looked out ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Public schools initiate revised hybrid schedule amid COVID-19 spike

STAFF REPORTS L’OBSERVATEUR   RESERVE — Due to a spike of COVID-19 in the St. John the Baptist Parish community, public school students will follow ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Comets busy giving thanks

SPECIAL TO L’OBSERVATEUR COMETS: Students foster love for community   LAPLACE — Although COVID-19 has halted some of the traditions of a “normal” school year ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Giving thanks for messes & for miracles

I’m not sure about you, but for me the Thanksgiving holiday is always a time of reflection. And while 2020 may not seem like the ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Thanksgiving baskets given to 160 families in need

ST ROSE — Over the past six years, GSmith Motorsports has donated more than 900 Thanksgiving baskets to community members in need across the tri-parish ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

‘Garage giveaway’ lets neighbors take what they need

BY BROOKE R. CANTRELLE L’OBSERVATEUR   GARAGE: Donations help event grow each year   LAPLACE – Instead of a garage sale, the Allen family is ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

St. John Library System is home to December events

The holidays are approaching, and it’s the perfect time to spend with family and friends, decorate your home and the Christmas tree, help the less ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Have faith – God provides what we need

As we approach Thanksgiving, I’m grateful that my Heavenly Father has always supplied all of my needs. The Bible says that if you have faith, ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

How to make your flu shot quick & painless

We all know the reasons why it’s important to get your flu shot. Flu vaccines not only prevent tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year, but they ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

We can learn from the grateful leper

It was a terrible condition. The disease which isolated its victims didn’t travel alone, for the mention of the word brought fear, dread and despair. ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

COVID-19

Louisiana moving back to modified Phase Two

  BATON ROUGE — Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana is moving back to a revised Phase Two reopening as the state and the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:48 pm

Local

Important Notice to Our Neighbors

We would like to inform you that Valero and Deep South will be moving a vessel on Wednesday, November 25 from 7:30 a.m. until approximately ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:29 pm

Health

Covid-19 Testing Update

St. John the Baptist Parish – There will be no Covid-19 Testing at the St. John Community Center on Friday, November 27, 2020, due to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:32 am

Crime

LaPlace man arrested after shooting up vehicle

Nigel Lorenzo Anderson, 20, of LaPlace was arrested Saturday, November 21, 2020 after shooting his girlfriend’s vehicle. On November 21, 2020, about 4:30 p.m., deputies ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:04 am

High School Sports

Riverside Rebels fall during showdown against Country Day

BY TARA WILLIAMS  SPECIAL TO L’OBSERVATEUR    METAIRIE — The showdown between the Riverside Rebels and the Country Day Cajuns proved to be a bitter ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:26 pm

Education

LEH awards $160k in grants for humanities programming

  VACHERIE — The Laura Center for Creole Heritage in St. James Parish recently received a $6,560 rebirth grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:00 am