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St. Charles Catholic names Carly Flynn as director of admissions & alumni

LAPLACE — St. Charles Catholic High School seeks to be a second home to all its students, but ... Read more | Add your comment

St. John Parish sees uptick of subjects fleeing from traffic stops

LAPLACE—St. John Parish has recently experienced incidents of subjects fleeing on foot from officers during traffic stops. On ... Read more | Add your comment

Nick’s Shooting Range & Gun Shop aims for success: Family-owned store has a lot to offer

LAPLACE — Nick Lasseigne III followed in his father’s footsteps and turned a hobby into a profession. Located ... Read more | Add your comment

Business Association hosts coroner & Court of Appeals judge: Information given on COVID-19, court processes

LAPLACE — It’s been a tumultuous year for Dr. Christy Montegut, elected coroner of St. John the Baptist ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

Governor modifies state mandates for phase two; new restrictions established

BATON ROUGE —  Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Christine Browning.

Crime

St. John Parish sees uptick of subjects fleeing from traffic stops

LAPLACE—St. John Parish has recently experienced incidents of subjects fleeing on foot from officers during traffic stops. On Tuesday July 7, St. John the Baptist ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Crime

St. John Sheriff’s Office investigates two weekend shootings

Detectives with the St. John Sheriff’s Office are investigating two shootings incidents that occurred this past weekend in a LaPlace neighborhood. Detectives are seeking the public’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:44 am

High School Sports

High school football games on hold until Phase 4, LHSAA says

BATON ROUGE —The Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted Monday to restrict the playing of high school football games until high school athletics reaches Phase ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 4:46 pm

LaPlace

2020 Andouille Festival cancelled

St. John the Baptist Parish – Due to COVID-19, the Andouille Festival scheduled for October 16-18, 2020 will be canceled. The decision follows similar cancelations ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 1:25 pm

Local

St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office investigate over night shooting

About 9 p.m. on July 12, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call related to gunshots heard on Vidal Street in Ama, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 7:47 am

Business

Business card exchange & Welcome Back BBQ bring networking opportunities

Update:Update: With the new provisions stated by Governor Edwards this weekend relating to the rise of Covid cases, there will be some changes with a ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:56 am

COVID-19

Antibody testing offered at blood drives

LAPLACE — Riverlands Golf & Country Club is hosting a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 12 at 500 Fairway ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:54 am

College

Local students earn a spot on Northwestern University honor lists

NATCHITOCHES – Local students were named to the Spring 2020 President’s List and Dean’s List at Northwestern State University. President’s List (4.0 GPA) LaPlace — ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:50 am

LaPlace

SCC Starsteppers start season

The St. Charles Catholic High School Starsteppers season is underway! Recently the dancers attended their American All-Star home camp. American All-Star staff member and Golden ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:45 am

Health

Hospital names Employees of the 1st Quarter

LUTCHER—St. James Parish Hospital recently announced the 2020 Employees of the 1st Quarter, Kelli Dugas, MT, and Kirby Folse, RN. Both employees were nominated by ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:39 am

Columns

Keller: Give thanks to God for the good & the bad

Before I was saved, I had at least five Bibles in my house. I would occasionally open one and glance through it, but never seriously ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Clifton: 4 simple ways to prevent heart disease

Are you suffering from heart disease or know someone who is? Well, here are some ways to prevent heart disease and help you to become ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 am

COVID-19

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Enforcement needed to combat rising COVID-19 cases

I’m very concerned about the trends and the numbers I’m seeing in our parish. I’m extremely worried that our residents are getting complacent and disregarding ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Registration open for the 2020 Comets Football Camp

LAPLACE — The St. Charles Catholic Comets are proud to announce the 2020 Football Camp will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 20-23 ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 am

Education

St. John Public Schools offer virtual-only option; Riverside Academy plans to reopen face-to-face in August

LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District will be offering students the option of virtual-only learning to start the 2020-21 school ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Griffin: Screen out cancer

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a drop in cancer death rates during the 20-year period from 1999 to ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 am

High School Sports

Riverside Football: Full of promise, full of expectations

RESERVE — Everyone in the River Parishes knows that summer conditioning and training comes with anticipation of a spectacular football season to begin in August. ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

St. John property assessments underway

The St. John Parish Assessor is responsible for discovery, listing and valuing all property in St. John the Baptist Parish for ad valorem tax purposes; ... Read more

by Special to, Friday, July 10, 2020 11:23 am

Columns

Quinn: I want to be a professional prognosticator

If somebody said they’d pay me to work at the job of my dreams, that profession would be “futurist.” Wouldn’t it be fun if you ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:26 am

Local

Consumers Should Be On Lookout For Recently Recalled Child Products

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry is alerting Louisiana parents and guardians of several child products that have recently been recalled. “I am ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:16 am

Crime

Detectives Investigate West Bank shooting

WALLACE—Detectives with the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that left a man and two juveniles injured. At about 9:30 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:34 pm

LaPlace

Two men flee from traffic stops in separate incidents

LAPLACE—St. John Parish has recently experienced incidents of subjects fleeing on foot from officers during traffic stops. On Tuesday July 7, St. John the Baptist ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:22 pm

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases continue to climb in St. John Parish: Death rate has declined, according to coroner’s report

`LAPLACE – COVID-19 related deaths are on the decline, but the number of cases is still rising in St. John the Baptist Parish. The parish ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:16 am

Crime

Judge Perilloux trial delayed for the 6th time

EDGARD – The indecent behavior trial of St. John the Baptist Parish Division B Judge E. Jeffrey Perilloux, slated to begin July 10 in Edgard, ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:13 am

LaPlace

Levee construction presents opportunity for local contractors

LAPLACE – With first-year funding for Louisiana’s share of the mammoth West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Protection Project secured, St. John the Baptist Parish President ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:04 am

College

ESJ linebacker Jackie Marshall commits to Baylor

RESERVE – East St. John outside linebacker Jackie Marshall is the latest edition to the Baylor University Class of 2021 recruiting class. Marshall announced his ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:01 am