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RPTC launches Andouille Trail

LAPLACE — Instead of cutting a ribbon, the River Parishes Tourist Commission is cutting a link of Andouille ... Read more | Add your comment

Lisa Parker named Deputy District Defender

EDGARD — Lisa Parker has been promoted to serve as the deputy to the chief district public defender ... Read more | Add your comment

Handmade, Homemade & Vintage: The Ferry Landing provides home for crafters

LAPLACE – Crafters from age 6 to 86 have found a home for their handmade, homemade and vintage ... Read more | Add your comment

St. John boasts top DA’s Office in the state, gets $25K award

LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney’s Office was recognized as the most impactful district ... Read more | Add your comment

LaPlace

RPTC launches Andouille Trail

LAPLACE — Instead of cutting a ribbon, the River Parishes Tourist Commission is cutting a link of Andouille to celebrate the launch of a new ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brooke Robichaux.

LaPlace

St. John boasts top DA’s Office in the state, gets $25K award

LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney’s Office was recognized as the most impactful district attorney’s office in Louisiana during the inaugural ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brooke Robichaux.

LaPlace

St. John Road Closure; I-55 ramps at Ruddock

I-55- Ramps @ Ruddock – St. John the Baptist Parish Closure Details: I-55 Northbound and Southbound on and off ramps will have a full road ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 21, 2020 10:44 am

Business

River Parishes Tourist Commission welcomes new appointee

LAPLACE — Last month, the River Parishes Tourist Commission welcomed Robert Taylor, Sr., a new St. John the Baptist Parish appointee representing the Economic Development ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:20 am

Celebrations

VIETNAM AWARDS FOUND IN LAPLACE

LAPLACE — Janice Fraisse discovered two Vietnam War awards laying in the road on Arlington Street in LaPlace. She turned the awards into the L’OBSERVATEUR ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:17 am

Business

Louisiana FCU goes digital with school supplies drive

LAPLACE – COVID-19 can’t stop Louisiana Federal Credit Union (FCU) from launching its fourth annual Pack the Pirogue school supplies drive, a program that has ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:15 am

Business

Gloor: Ask Rusty – Can I help my friend with his social security?

Dear Rusty: I am trying to help a good friend of mine who lives in Indiana and is 80 years old. I am very concerned ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:04 am

Columns

Bonilla: PAD symptoms and treatment options

As the number of seniors in America continues to rise, so has the frequency of vascular, or blood vessel, issues. According to the Cardiovascular Coalition, peripheral ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:01 am

Columns

Keller: What is success, to God?

When speaking to groups, I usually say that most people want to be successful, without knowing what success is. The best definition I’ve heard is ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:56 am

LaPlace

LSU researchers analyze wide-ranging impacts of hurricanes

BATON ROUGE – Throughout human history, the tracks and impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes have been notoriously difficult to predict and measure. With stronger ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:52 am

Business

Millions in debt relief available for former ITT students

ST. ROSE — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has secured an agreement to obtain $6,605,118.07 in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Louisiana ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:48 am

LaPlace

LHSAA releases COVID-19 action plan

LAPLACE — With high school teams in the River Parishes easing into fall sports, families must stay abreast of steps that should be taken if ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:40 am

East St. John

Lady Cats win 1st volleyball game

RESERVE — The East St. John High School Lady Cats volleyball team overpowered St. Helena College and Career Academy Thursday night in the first game ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:38 am

High School Sports

Kamren Campell brings experience to Comets squad

LAPLACE —Senior cornerback Kamren Campbell is known by his peers for his work ethic and down to earth disposition. His size makes him a force ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:05 am

Faith & Values

Local children volunteer to fill sandbags

LAPLACE — Five local children took the initiative to help neighbors fill sandbags over the weekend in preparation for Hurricane Sally. Brandon Couste Jr., 17, ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:05 am

High School Sports

Fishing team lands No. 2 spot

EDGARD — The West St. John High School Fishing Team represented St. John Parish with pride in the most recent Louisiana High School Bass Fishing ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

Edgard

Drive in movie comes to Edgard this week

EDGARD — Locally produced film “The Perfect Mate” will be shown to audiences for the first time on a 40-foot inflatable screen with a 200-pound ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Michel: May your pressures and difficulties turn you toward God

My friend Amy’s mother loved owls so much that she started to collect anything bearing a picture of an owl. Word soon got out and ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Brock: Preparing for Autumn planting

It’s been a long, crazy summer, but the end is in sight. At least as far as our plants are concerned, we can start planning ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Browning: Fire Marshal urges generator safety

With another tropical system taking aim at Louisiana, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) is reminding residents to keep safety in mind when utilizing portable generators. “We ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

Education

PHOTO FEATURE: St. John has first day of school

Last week, youngsters throughout St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools reported for their first day of school. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Cold Case: Nuccio, McCrory deaths anger Manchac mob (Part 1)

On Tuesday, Dec.8, 1936, headlines in The New Orleans States newspaper read, “Opinions conflict on missing fishermen” and “Accidentally drowned, says sheriff; Foul play, kin ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

Education

St. Peter School celebrates 90 years

RESERVE — St. Peter Catholic School in Reserve is Monsignor Jean Eyraud’s dream brought to life. Through hard work and prayer, Eyraud opened the school ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:13 pm

LaPlace

Man arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

Nahun Alexande Valladares-Cruz, 22, of Harvey was arrested September 14 after the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of Valladares-Cruz possibly in a relationship ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:37 pm

Crime

Many graves dug in search for Audrey Moate

No one “solved the case” more often than St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Percy D. Hebert. Within days of finding Tom Hotard’s shotgun pellet-riddled ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, September 14, 2020 3:03 pm

LaPlace

Sandbags still available

In an announcement made at 7 a.m. this morning, the following St. John Parish sandbag sites will re-open at 8 a.m. Self-Serve Sandbag Locations: John ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 14, 2020 8:08 am

Local

Storm plans in St. John Parish for Sally

LAPLACE – With the approach of Tropical Storm Sally, several agencies have made announcements regarding evacuation and closures. Early on Sunday, Governor John Bel Edwards ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:45 pm