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Body pulled from Mississippi River identified as missing LSU freshman Kori Gauthier

RESERVE — Authorities have identified the body pulled from the Mississippi River in Reserve Tuesday morning as missing ... Read more | Add your comment

Gorgeous mural details Norco’s history

NORCO — A once-empty brick building exterior facing Apple Street in Norco has been totally transformed into a ... Read more | Add your comment

The beauty of the century plant

LAPLACE — This photo was recently taken in LaPlace of a century plant that is approximately 15 years ... Read more | Add your comment

The Baloney Funeral Home LLC builds on decades of family tradition Largest funeral home in the River Parishes offers ample space for social distancing

LAPLACE — Baloney Funeral Home, LLC is the largest funeral home in the River Parishes. The 32,000 square ... Read more | Add your comment

Edgard

Jury trials return to St. John Parish

EDGARD — After a year of stagnation during the COVID-19 pandemic, civil and criminal trials have finally returned to the 40th Judicial District Court. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brooke Robichaux.

Local

Idol’s keeping the Faith; River Parishes native gets chance to return to the American Idol stage

DESTREHAN — Just over one year ago, Destrehan native Faith Becnel was in CBS Television City in Los Angeles as she prepared to take the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brooke Robichaux.

News

Arrest Made in 2004 Cold Case Murder of Courtney Coco

Through the persistence of a mother’s fight for justice, a podcaster’s refusal to quit, and scores of internet sleuths, an arrest has been made. Our ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:00 am

Education

Louisiana launches a new initiative to spark a reading revival across the state.

Tools for system leaders, classroom teachers and family members to support children on their literacy journey BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Education ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:30 am

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Road rage claims lives of mother, child and motorist in Jefferson Parish fatal crash

Avondale – Yesterday evening, at approximately 5:47 pm, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a multi-vehicle fatality crash stemming from what investigators believe ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, April 18, 2021 6:10 am

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SJSO calls for service 04/17

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on April 18, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 103D Total: 2 4/17/21 22:42 ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, April 18, 2021 6:05 am

News

Motorcyclist Dies in Pointe Coupee Parish Crash

Jarreau – Shortly before 2:00 pm on April 17th, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:10 pm

News

Woman charged with wire fraud related to employee theft

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Christy Bartholomew, age 39, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was charged on April 14, 2021 in a two-count Bill of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:31 pm

News

Lafourche Parish man sentenced after pleading guilty to violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

NEW ORLEANS – Kendall Mathews, a/k/a “DOT,” age 37,  a resident of Thibodaux, Louisiana, was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and was ordered ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:00 am

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New Orleans man sentenced for violation of the Federal Gun Control Act

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Jaylon Johnson, age 23, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced on April 13, 2021 to thirty-three ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:00 am

Crime

Ascension, Assumption, and St. James guilty pleas 04/12 to 04/16

During the week of April 12 – April 16, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:27 am

News

SJSO calls for service 04/16

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on April 17, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 100 Total: 1 4/16/21 19:03 ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:23 am

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UPDATE: 2 Seacor crewmembers recovered unresponsive by commercial divers during day 4 of rescue operations

NEW ORLEANS — Seacor contracted commercial divers from Donjon Marine Company who were diving on the capsized Seacor Power lift boat recovered 2 more unresponsive ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 17, 2021 5:50 am

LaPlace

School Board votes to close Milesville building, relocate employees

  LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board voted Thursday night to relocate all Milesville employees and close the building. The decision ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor,   Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, I isolated to keep myself and others safe. This was incredibly hard, as my grandchildren are the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

2-step method manages fire ants in lawns, gardens

Fire ants are the most common pests of home lawns, but homeowners can manage them with the right approach, and spring is the perfect time ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Beautification of exits takes a major step forward

  LAPLACE — Beautification of the Highway 51 and Belle Terre Interstate exits took a major step forward when the St. John Baptist Parish Council ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Valero commits $1 million to River Parishes Community College

Valero recently committed $1 million to United Way’s Building Renovation Fund for a new state of the art River Parishes Community College campus in an on-going ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Ask Rusty – When can I get Social Security benefits from my ex-spouse?

Dear Rusty: I know that I am able to get Social Security from my ex-husband. We were married for 16 years and I have not remarried. ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Lions Club holds Poker Walk fundraiser

LAPLACE — While Krewe Du Monde and its associated activities are not cancelled forever, the cancellation of this year’s Mardi Gras activities meant the LaPlace ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 am

News

Three Slidell men cited for illegally taken deer

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited three Slidell men on April 16 for allegedly taking a deer during a closed season in ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:57 pm

Local

RPCT to host a ‘Royal Tea with Cinderella’

RESERVE — River Parish Community Theatre is thrilled to announce they will be hosting a ‘Royal Tea with Cinderella’, sponsored in part by RTC. The ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, April 16, 2021 3:19 pm

Local

Child shot in Luling; uncle arrested

Sheriff Champagne announces the arrest of Sterling Paul in relation to an April 15 shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Allie Lane in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 1:43 pm

News

St. Tammany Parish men arrested for internet crimes against children

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced two arrests made by his Cyber Crime Unit. “My office and I will continue doing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 1:06 pm

Local

Port of South Louisiana Announces completion of railyard storage project

Port of South Louisiana is pleased to announce that the construction of a six-track rail yard in St. Charles Parish is now complete. The rail ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, April 16, 2021 10:57 am

Local

Troopers investigate fatal crash on Interstate 55

Manchac– On Thursday, April 15th, 2021, shortly after 8:30 PM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L were dispatched to a single vehicle fatal crash ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:41 am

Local

UPDATE: Paul Mallard Reopen

Update: Personnel on-site have given the all-clear and reopened the road. The affected area has been secured and clean-up will take place in the morning. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:58 pm