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Major drainage improvements begin with canal dredging

LAPLACE — Major drainage improvements are on the way in St. John the Baptist Parish, and it starts ... Read more | Add your comment

UniKakes Bakery in LaPlace puts creative spin on desserts

LAPLACE — Kecia Coulter of LaPlace has a knack for creating cakes that are as great-tasting as they ... Read more | Add your comment

Desty Darlings earn medals at national dance competition

ORLANDO — After five years of breaking into the Top 10 of the UDA High School National Competition ... Read more | Add your comment

Best of the River Parishes nomination ballots are open

For the first time this year, L’OBSERVATEUR will be asking residents within the River Parishes for their votes ... Read more | Add your comment

LaPlace

Grand opening ceremony celebrates Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center

LAPLACE — It all started with a vision. In 2016, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre dreamed of a facility that could enhance ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brooke Robichaux.

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Best of the River Parishes nomination ballots are open

For the first time this year, L’OBSERVATEUR will be asking residents within the River Parishes for their votes in our Best of the River Parishes ... Read more | Add your comment

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Garyville

Detectives seek public’s assistance identifying subject

Detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify this subject who attempted to steal an all terrain vehicle on May 4, 2021 from a resident’s ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:38 pm

LaPlace

Police seek help identify suspect

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying this male subject who recently stole a wallet from a woman’s purse at Winn Dixie in LaPlace. ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:35 pm

News

Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Season to Open Friday, May 28

The 2021 private recreational red snapper season will begin on Friday, May 28 in both state and federal waters. The season will run weekends only (Friday, ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:52 pm

News

Pedestrian killed in Iberville Parish crash

Plaquemine – Shortly after 8:00 pm on May 5, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:34 am

LaPlace

Bank robber pleads guilty

NEW ORLEANS – Reginald Lumar, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery before the Honorable Susie Morgan, ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:55 am

News

Gov. Edwards Signs Executive Order Creating the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force

BATON ROUGE — As the nation recognized May 5, 2021 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day, Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:50 am

News

SJSO calls for service 05/05

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on May 6, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 100 Total: 1 5/5/21 18:04 ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:47 am

COVID-19

Louisiana Expands LA Wallet to Include an Individual’s COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Information for Those Who Opt-In

BATON ROUGE — Louisianans who choose to do so are now able to access their COVID-19 vaccination record through a new, optional feature of the state’s ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:03 pm

News

Salvage crews train, start removing fuel from SEACOR Power

HOUMA — Salvage crews started removing the fuel from SEACOR Power’s fuel tanks, Monday, after spending the weekend arriving on scene and becoming familiar with ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:04 pm

Local

Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes guilty pleas 4/26 to 4/30

During the week of April 26 – April 30, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:48 am

News

SJSO calls for service 05/04

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on May 5, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 100 Total: 1 5/4/21 11:45 ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:17 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Retirement age wouldn’t have much effect on teacher recruitment

State Senator Rogers Pope, the former superintendent of Livingston Parish schools, is a strong long-time advocate for education. So is Senator Ed Price of Gonzales, ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Columns

Does Medicare Pay for A Gym Membership?

Toni, Two of my neighbors told my wife that they get free gym membership through Medicare. Any truth to that, as I never heard about ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

COVID-19 update: The decline continues

COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to decline in April and remain at a low level in St. John Parish, with only 55 new cases and ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Memories of my mother

As we approach Mother’s Day and honor the people who have the most important responsibility in our lives, I think about my mother. She died ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Mother’s love opens doors to kid’s clothing business

NORCO — Lexus “Luckii” Wells never in a million years thought that she would operate an online toddler boutique. That changed when she had her ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Wrongs in public education

In 1943, African American residents in Reserve were denied when they asked the superintendent for a facility to use as a high school. They were ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Edgard

Senior to Senior: West St. John Class of 2021 gives back

EDGARD — Before leaving high school and starting a new chapter in life, West St. John’s Class of 2021 took the opportunity to give back ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Cast announced for ‘Cinderella’ summer musical

RESERVE — River Parish Community Theatre recently released the cast list for its summer musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”. Director Darryl P. Clement said, “This ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Tourist Commission announces 2021 Run/Walk Series

LULING — Residents of the River Parishes are encouraged to lace up their kicks for the new Run/Walk Series, sponsored by the Louisiana’s River Parishes ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 am

News

Hammond man sentenced to 160 months imprisonment for drug and firearm violations

NEW ORLEANS – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced today that defendant Larry Green (“Green”), age 38, of Hammond, ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:27 pm

News

Cassidy speaks to Louisiana Legislature

BATON ROUGE – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today visited the Louisiana State Capitol to speak to the legislature, thank them for their work to ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:26 pm

News

Shrimp Season to open May 10 in the remaining state outside waters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the portion of state outside waters between the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island westward ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:34 pm

Local

DOTD celebrates completion of LA 3127 widening project

St. James Parish – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a permit project that ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:09 pm

News

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Awards Grants to Village East and Terrebonne Parish Protection Districts

Village East Fire Protection District and Terrebonne Parish Fire Protection District No. 4A are better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:10 am