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‘Mississippi Mermaid’ breaks world record;River Parishes were a part of Martin’s journey

RESERVE — Traci Lynn Martin briefly stopped by the Port of South Louisiana in Reserve last week on ... Read more | Add your comment

Backpack Extravaganza to reach 1,000 children

LAPLACE — Free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits will be given to the first 1,000 children at ... Read more | Add your comment

Caring Strategies Summer Camp encourages learning in an inclusive environment

DESTREHAN — The 2021 Caring Strategies Summer Camp has given children with and without disabilities the opportunity to ... Read more | Add your comment

Online contests: Back to School and Best of the River Parishes

  L’OBSERVATEUR is currently hosting two online contests.    Back to School, sponsored by St. Charles Catholic High ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Seniors welcomed back at local Council on Aging centers

RESERVE — After being closed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. John Parish Council on Aging senior centers in Reserve ... Read more | Add your comment

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LaPlace

47th annual Andouille Festival to take place Oct. 15-17

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish President Jaclyn Hotard is pleased to announce the 47th Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP ... Read more | Add your comment

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New Orleans man pleads guilty to carjackings and weapons charges

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that defendant Kahliq Williams, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty on July 20, 2021 before U.S. ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:31 am

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Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Auxiliary Deputy killed in crash, struck from rear

Caddo Parish – Just before noon on July 23, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash on I-49 ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:33 am

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Gov. Edwards, LDH update COVID-19 guidance, recommending all Louisianans now wear masks.

BATON ROUGE — As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Louisiana, and following the designation of Louisiana by the White House as a “state ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:38 am

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SJSO calls for service 07/23

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on July 24, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 103D Total: 1 7/23/21 18:42 ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:33 am

LaPlace

Several St. John locations offering COVID-19 vaccine

LAPLACE — Louisiana reported a whopping 5,388 new COVID-19 cases on July 21, the third-highest daily spike since the start of the pandemic, as the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Local

New film spotlights story of cheerleader paralyzed by a suicide attempt; Free screening offered to River Parishes families on August 2

LULING — Every day, 20 young people die by suicide in the United States. The new film “My Ascension” chronicles the story of 16-year-old Dutchtown ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Brandon Walters resigns from West St. John

EDGARD — After six years of leading the West St. John Rams football team, head coach Brandon Walters surprised the community when he announced his ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Safety awareness encouraged as fatal fire count remains elevated

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is calling on all Louisiana citizens to increase fire safety awareness and fire escape planning in and around their homes ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Business roundtable to launch in August

RESERVE — The Small Business Development Center is launching a Small & Emerging Business Roundtable in August 2021. Roundtables are designed for small businesses owners to ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Local

New podiatry clinic serves Lutcher, LaPlace & Metairie

LUTCHER — St. James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to welcome a new podiatry clinic to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Dr. Zachary ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

As Summer Reading program winds down, new programs are on the horizon

The Summer Reading Program is coming to an end for St. John the Baptist Parish Libraries. This upcoming week, each library branch will be hosting ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

Destrehan dance school named National Champions

ORLANDO — Students from Kelli’s Kreative Dance studio in Destrehan recently attended the StarQuest World Finals held at Disney Springs in Orlando and returned with ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Not knowing Medicare rules costs Americans millions

Toni: In 2019, we sold our house to move into a senior community. Now, both of our Part B premiums have increased drastically in 2021 ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Summer Transition Institute prepares students for senior year

BOUTTE — The third annual St. Charles Parish Public Schools Senior Summer Transition Institute taught Destrehan and Hahnville’s Class of 2022 that this next chapter ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Adult volleyball is a hit in St. John Team; Throwbacks takes home championship title

RESERVE — Adult volleyball was a hit this summer in St. John the Baptist Parish. The sport was offered for the first time through the ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

SCC announces 4th 9 weeks honor roll

LAPLACE — St. Charles Catholic High School is proud to announce its Honor Roll students for the fourth nine weeks of the 2020 – 2021 ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Local

I-310 left southbound lane of the Hale Boggs Bridge closed Sunday

 The left southbound lane on I-310 and the Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed Sunday, July 25, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. to complete ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:53 pm

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Abbeville man sentenced to federal prison for possessing firearm

LAFAYETTE, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Scott Grigsby, 41, of Abbeville, Louisiana, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert R. ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:20 pm

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TPSO seeks public’s help identifying subject

The TPSO is asking for your assistance in identifying the male subject in the attached photo. This male is wanted to questioning related to a ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:17 am

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LDWF Agents investigating vessel fatality in Lafourche Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a single vessel fatality that occurred on July 22 in Lafourche Parish. Agents received a ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:14 am

Edgard

Unanimous jury convicts Larry Dillion of violent crimes

Edgard, Louisiana –  After a two-day jury trial, criminal Defendant Larry Dillon was convicted of 1 Count of Second-Degree Rape, 1 Count of Home Invasion, ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 9:53 am

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Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office requests public’s help regarding recent shooting

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in gathering information related to a shooting that occurred on July 19, 2021 on Avenue E in Kentwood. ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:13 am

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Ponchatoula man sentenced for child sexual abuse material; possessed thousands of images

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Edd Scafidel, Jr., age 62, a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, was sentenced to 72 months ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:39 am

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LDWF finds illegal oyster harvester in Lafourche Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Houma man for alleged oyster violations in Lafourche Parish on July 19. Agents cited Angel ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:27 am

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SJSO calls for service 07/22

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on July 23, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 100 Total: 2 7/22/21 11:40 ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:18 am