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Teche Action Clinic launches telemedicine services

RESERVE — Teche Action Clinic is offering a new telemedicine service that can aid in the delivery of ... Read more | Add your comment

Local churches go virtual: COVID-19 brings opportunities for outreach

LAPLACE — The Ascension of Our Lord Perpetual Adoration Chapel is typically a 24/7 site for Eucharistic prayer, ... Read more | Add your comment

Local women sew masks for those in need

LAPLACE — Two River Parishes women are using their social distancing downtime to sew face masks for people ... Read more | Add your comment

St. John Parish mourns its 1st COVID-19 fatalities

EDGARD — Helen Hilaire was a staple in her family and in her Edgard community. Swift as she ... Read more | Add your comment

Edgard

Flash flood watch issued for St. John the Baptist Parish

LAPLACE — A flash flood watch has been issued for St. John the Baptist Parish through 7 a.m. Thursday. Severe thunderstorms could impact the Parish, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to.

LaPlace

St. John corrections officer arrested, fired for investigation leak

LAPLACE — Police say one of their own illegally provided information to the public about an ongoing criminal investigation, leading to the officer’s firing and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Home and Garden

Spuddy’s Cajun Cooking Experience hosts virtual cooking class

Spuddy’s Cajun Foods/Cajun Cooking Experience will be live on Facebook showing viewers how to cook a Jambalaya. The online begins at event at 6:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Christine Browning, Monday, March 30, 2020 6:20 pm

LaPlace

Parish President Hotard and Congressman Graves to discuss CARES Act

Parish President Hotard and Congressman Garret Graves will be going live via Facebook at 4:45 pm on March 30 to discuss the recently passed CARES ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 1:59 pm

COVID-19

St. John COVID-19 fatalities rise to 8

LAPLACE — As of the Monday update from the Louisiana Department of Health, there have been 75 reported cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 30, 2020 12:28 pm

COVID-19

St. John Parish now at five deaths

At the daily noon update, The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), confirmed 57 total cases in St. John Parish and five deaths. St. Charles Parish ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:43 pm

High School Sports

Marcus Scott is named head football coach

DESTREHAN — The Destrehan Wildcats will have a new head football coach next season. John Ehret head coach Marcus Scott was formally approved to be ... Read more

by Lori Lyons, Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:58 am

LaPlace

Hit and run fatality in LaPlace

Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday night, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a hit and run fatality crash involving a pedestrian on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:50 am

COVID-19

St. John COVID-19 cases continue to increase

At the daily noon update, The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), confirmed 54 total cases in St. John Parish and 3 deaths. The number is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:51 pm

Columns

How to clean when faced with a shortage of supplies

In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:34 am

Columns

Clean and disinfect your space

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends straightforward cleaning measures to reduce our chances of contracting COVID-19. Follow the simple tips below to ensure ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:28 am

Columns

The coronavirus and kids: 10 family learning activities

Learning can happen anytime – even when schools are closed. Here are 10 fun family activities you can do with your children to keep little ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:13 am

COVID-19

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATES: FG pauses work on The Sunshine Project

WELCOME — In light of COVID-19 safety issues and the fluctuation of the Mississippi River stages, FG has decided to temporarily pause activities on The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:54 am

COVID-19

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATES: Department of Corrections employees test positive

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) has been notified that two employees at different state prisons tested positive for COVID-19. These are ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:41 am

COVID-19

Digital driver’s license currently available for free: Statewide OMV locations now closed

BATON ROUGE — Governor John Bel Edwards announced the state of Louisiana’s official digital driver’s license, LA Wallet, will be made available to residents free of charge. ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:15 am

Business

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATES: Belle Terre open in limited fashion

LAPLACE — With the recent Stay at Home order issued from the Louisiana Governor’s Office, Belle Terre Country Club will remain open in a limited ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:07 am

COVID-19

Coaches stuck at home long for the field

LAPLACE — Before Monday, St. Charles Catholic head baseball coach Wayne Stein had never heard of Zoom. Stein, who also is the football team’s defensive ... Read more

by Lori Lyons, Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Wells: Steps to student success – A plan to build relationships among students & industry

At River Parishes Community College, we strive to promote educational success amongst our students, faculty and staff through our curriculum, partnerships and relationships. We intend ... Read more

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

Columns

Michel: Shrimp in a car brings back memories

I hadn’t driven my car for four days and from the outside all looked fine. I passed it every day when I went outside to ... Read more

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

Columns

Keller: ‘Every man’s a brick’ with God at our side

When we are going through troubled times like we are now, I ask God to give me something to write to encourage all of us. ... Read more

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

LaPlace

18-wheeler strikes utility pole

LAPLACE — An 18-wheeler struck a utility pole near Hancock and Williamsburg inside the Cambridge subdivision at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening, leaving behind damage ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:00 am

Business

A note from your neighborhood newspaper

Editor’s Note: The team at L’OBSERVATEUR is working responsibly and practicing social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is limited staff in the ... Read more

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

Business

Truckers need help to deliver life’s essentials

As Louisiana endures the COVID-19 crisis, trucking companies are working around the clock to provide essential supplies to medical facilities, retail stores, plants and homes. ... Read more

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

Columns

Managing anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak

With each new case of coronavirus (COVID-19), anxiety is growing, almost palpable in public areas. One of the first things to remember is that having ... Read more

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

COVID-19

Friday update: Another COVID-19 death reported in St. John

LAPLACE — The Louisiana Department of Health reported a third St. John the Baptist Parish fatality from COVID-19 (the coronavirus) in its Friday update. The ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, March 27, 2020 12:58 pm

Local

33 State Attorneys General warn online selling sites

BATON ROUGE– Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined with 32 state attorneys general in urging Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Walmart, and Craigslist to more rigorously ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, March 27, 2020 8:26 am

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases rise in the River Parishes

LAPLACE — Confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in St. John the Baptist Parish was 38 as of noon Thursday, signaling an increase of 11 local ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:26 pm