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Reserve couple leaves legacy of service in the community

(Editor’s note 6/23/21: This story has been updated since first publication.) RESERVE — More than one year has ... Read more | Add your comment

SJSO participates in SHINE program

LAPLACE — St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre, School Resource Officers Lt. Chasity Sanford and Sgt. Larry Williams ... Read more | Add your comment

8-year-old donates birthday money to help local cancer patients

GARYVILLE — Given the choice between receiving birthday presents and donating to a charity, 8-year-old Lilly Graves opted ... Read more | Add your comment

From Howard University to law school: LaPlace native Kennedy Gerard pursues future in healthcare policy

LAPLACE — Growing up in St. John the Baptist Parish, Kennedy Gerard didn’t realize that going to the ... Read more | Add your comment

Opinion

St. John Sheriff’s Officers “Protecting our precious seniors”

  The duties of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office go beyond its core responsibility of law enforcement. Enhancing the lives of the ... Read more | Add your comment

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LaPlace

Egan-Ochsner Home Health serves the River Parishes

LAPLACE — Egan-Ochsner Home Health of the River Parishes combines a vast network of resources with the family-friendly feel locals have come to love over ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brooke Robichaux.

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Former asbestos contractor sentenced for theft of federal program funds

NEW ORLEANS -–  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Marc A. Victoriano “Victoriano”, age 46, of Covington, Louisiana, was sentenced today before United States District ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, June 24, 2021 7:11 am

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SJSO calls for service 06/23

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on June 24, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 103L Total: 1 6/23/21 0:22 ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, June 24, 2021 6:50 am

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New Orleans man sentenced after being convicted by a federal trial jury for being a felon in possession of firearms

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that on June 22, 2021, the Honorable Greg A. Guidry sentenced Damien Justin, age 43, ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:22 pm

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New Orleans man sentenced for distributing heroin which resulted in the death of buyer

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Jaron Bias, age 29, of New Orleans, was sentenced on June 16, 2021 after pleading guilty to ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 5:45 pm

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Louisiana’s experimental whooping crane population continues to make progress during 2021 breeding season

Patience has paid off for one of Louisiana’s female whooping cranes that was a part of the initial population from 2011The female crane, designated L7-11, ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:51 pm

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LDWF, LAWFF to hold new mini becoming an outdoors woman workshops – Louisiana Style!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF) will hold the first Mini Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:11 pm

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LDWF clarifies new Lifetime License Structure after recent Legislative Session

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has received a large volume of calls regarding the future of their lifetime licenses in the wake ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:36 pm

LaPlace

SJSO arrest reports from 6/21-6/22

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, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 9:44 am

Local

SCSO arrests 06/23

ARRESTEE: Brumfield, Keith E, Jr., 29, Male- 3012 Cambridge Drive Laplace, LA LOCATION: St. Rose Avenue in St. Rose, LA DATE: June 22, 2021 ITEM ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 8:32 am

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Gov. Edwards Vetoes Senate Bill 156 from the 2021 Regular Session

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed Senate Bill 156 authored by Sen. Beth Mizell during the 2021 Regular Legislative Session.  The bill, known ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7:17 am

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Ascension Parish man sentenced for drug trafficking offenses

NEW ORLEANS –U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on June 15, 2021, Percel Gomez, age 39, from Ascension Parish, Louisiana, was sentenced to time served ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7:13 am

LaPlace

Laplace man pleads guilty to violations of The Federal Controlled Substances and Gun Control Acts

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that Eli Juan Moore, age 25, a resident of LaPlace, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on June 17, 2021 to ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:47 am

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SJSO calls for service 06/21

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on June 23, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 103D Total: 1 6/22/21 14:09 ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:40 am

Opinion

Fighting the battle of weeds, weeds & more weeds

Summer is definitely here, and the weeds are growing like wildfire. Just about everywhere you look you see weeds in some form or fashion. Weeding ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Congressman Graves reflects on West Shore Levee progress

RESERVE — The groundbreaking for the construction of the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project, initially scheduled for June 21 at the Reserve Relief Boat ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

River Region Chamber collecting items for new teachers

LAPLACE — The River Region chamber of Commerce is once again partnering with local businesses to welcome new teachers to St. James, St. Charles and ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

God gives us solutions

The Pledge of Allegiance states that we are one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.  I remember while raising a family we ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

News

Registration open for ‘Shot At A Million’ in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — Starting at noon today, Louisianans can register for their Shot At A Million, a campaign totaling $2.3 million in cash and scholarship giveaways ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Ask Rusty – Understanding survivor’s benefits

Dear Rusty: When my father passed away and we went to update my mother’s Social Security benefits, a question arose that I was confused by. We ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

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Graves’ Bill to restore Lake Pontchartrain Passes the U.S. House

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves’ bill to advance restoration of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin passed through the U.S. House today. H.R. 1921 provides federal support for ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Louisiana Power wins 1st in World Series

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The Louisiana Power 9U baseball team dominated at the 2021 Gulf Coast World Series and returned home with a championship ring. ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

The future of Alzheimer’s treatment is here

The approval of the drug aducanumab on June 7 by the Food & Drug Administration marked a new phase in the fight against Alzheimer’s.   ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Marriages & the test of time

When I was younger – late teens and early twenties – I would cry at weddings. The beautiful dresses, flowers and vows would bring me ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

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Get ready for the unexpected with a disaster go bag

Jolted awake at 3 a.m. by a neighbor’s urgent knocking, Aaron and Jacqueline Pate were greeted by a horrifying sight — flames encroached on their ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am

Local

St. John Theatre announces cast of ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

RESERVE — After a yearlong intermission, St. John Theatre is excited to be back on stage and producing a summer musical. Actors, singers, dancers, musicians and ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 am