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COVID-19 cluster forms at Veterans Home: Positive cases, fatalities spike in Louisiana

RESERVE – As of press time Friday, seven residents of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home in Reserve had ... Read more | Add your comment

Twins celebrate junior ring ceremony at home

LAPLACE – When COVID-19 cancelled Riverside Academy’s junior ring ceremony scheduled for April 1, Rebecca Simon of LaPlace ... Read more | Add your comment

Understanding the COVID numbers

LAPLACE – People are being bombarded with numbers and statistics during these times of daily COVID-19 updates. Some ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff announces curfew

LAPLACE – St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre instated a new curfew on all residents earlier ... Read more | Add your comment

LaPlace

Monitored child exchange location open at Dunkin’ Donuts

LAPLACE — A neutral location monitored by surveillance video has been established in LaPlace for parents and guardians to conduct custodial child exchanges. St. John ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to.

LaPlace

After win, Mitchell focusing on St. John student retention

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish School Board member Nia Mitchell now can remove the interim tag from her title. Mitchell, who has served ... Read more | Add your comment

by Lori Lyons.

Crime

LaPlace man sought for murder

Sheriff Mike Tregre announced officers are seeking a LaPlace man for the murder a 25-year-old LaPlace woman. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:29 pm

Crime

Fire Marshall seeks information in Mt. Airy fires

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining information about two suspicious vehicle fires that occurred on the same street in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:43 pm

LaPlace

St. John reports 338 COVID-19 cases; Louisiana to receive more ventilators

LAPLACE — As of the Saturday update from the Louisiana Department of Health, there have been 338 reported cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:27 pm

Local

Pedestrian Killed in St. Charles Parish Crash

St. Charles Parish – Shortly after 5:30 am, on Saturday April 4, Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:09 pm

COVID-19

Face coverings now recommended by CDC

LAPLACE—As of Friday, the CDC now recommends the usage for cloth face coverings especially in areas of “high community-based transmissions.” This information comes after studies ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:02 am

Edgard

Sign up today: Meal delivery available for St. John students

LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District has partnered with the Healthy School Food Collaborative to offer the delivery of shelf-stable, easy ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:21 am

Sports

8-year-old selected to represent Team USA

LAPLACE – While schools are closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, 8-year-old Brayden Robertson dedicates his time to perfecting a football training regime ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:05 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Focus in a time of fear

We live in a world shaken by fear, apprehension and anxiety. The sorry condition of our planet indicates that something has gone terribly wrong. The ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Education continues with LPE Head Start

Lake Pontchartrain Elementary Head Start students are engaged in Ms. Alecia Johnson’s morning circle time on YouTube during school closures. Pictured in the collage are ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Reserve gathering leads to gunfire

RESERVE — St. John the Baptist Parish deputies responded to gunfire that erupted during a Wednesday afternoon gathering in the 100 block of Beech Grove ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Home blessed with genorosity

Kindness in the River Parishes is evident. This week the Southeast Louisiana War Vets Home received snack donations from the 400 Shift 911 Dispatchers from ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Valero commits $300,000 to GNO COVID-19 fight

NORCO–Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) and the Valero Energy Foundation are committing $300,000 to support local organizations on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Education continues with LPE Head Start

Lake Pontchartrain Elementary Head Start students are engaged in Ms. Alecia Johnson’s morning circle time on YouTube during school closures. Pictured in the collage are ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

SOCIAL SECURITY BRIEF

In a reversal from information released earlier this week, the IRS announced seniors on social security who do not normally file a tax return will ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Coach Saltaformaggio bids Hahnville farewell

HAHNVILLE – Both St. Charles Parish high schools will go into the 2020 football season in the fall with new football coaches. One week after ... Read more

by Lori Lyons, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Temporary Closure Brief

Belle Terre Country Club announced that it will be closed until   April 30 or until further notice. This is in an effort to cooperate with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Keller: Easter is much more than eggs

As Easter approaches, I’m reminded that Easter should be all about Jesus. A story I heard years ago will help me to keep my focus ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Edgard

Teche Action Clinic Edgard site temporarily closed

EDGARD– Due to the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Teche Action Clinic is forced to temporarily close its Edgard site, but will provide services through telehealth ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Census count is underway: COVID-19 brings minor timeline changes

LAPLACE – For the first time, the U.S. Census can be completed via a smartphone, tablet or computer. Responses can also be submitted by mail ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Michel: The results are worth the wait

It was worth the wait. The tiny daylily I planted at the end of last summer has bloomed. Not long after I saw it, I ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

St. John arrest reports 3-12-20 through 3-13-20

The information is provided pursuant to the Public Records Act. Nothing contained herein is intended to imply or infer the guilt or wrongdoing of any ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Luquet: Through the eyes of a college student

In the midst of the panic surrounding COVID-19, students all over Louisiana have had to face a transition to online classes and half a semester ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

NAACP Conference Call Brief

The St. John the Baptist Parish chapter of the NAACP will hold a virtual conference at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6 to project the impact ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00 am

COVID-19

St. John Parish reporting 290 COVID-19 cases

LAPLACE — As of the Friday update from the Louisiana Department of Health, there have been 290 reported cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 12:45 pm

COVID-19

St. John Parish reports 274 cases of COVID-19

LAPLACE — As of the Thursday update from the Louisiana Department of Health, there have been 274 reported cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:24 pm