Thursday Aug 28
WDSU-TV New Orleans
St. John Parish officials update public on presence of brain eating amoeba in water supply
CHLORINE BURN IN THE WATER SUPPLY IN ST JOHN PARISH. YESTERDAY DHH OFFICIALS DETECED A BRAIN EATING AMOEBA IN THE WATER SOURCE THAT SUPPLIES WATER TO RESERVE, MOUNT AIRY AND GARYVILLE.
Thursday Aug 28
Riverlands SPCA will host Bark After Dark Sept. 27 in LaPlace
Riverlands Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold its annual Bark after Dark fundraiser Sept.
Thursday Aug 28
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
Brain-eating amoeba found in La. parish's watera
LaPLACE, La. - St. John the Baptist Parish officials are carefully monitoring the parish's water system after test results confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, which is a deadly amoeba that can infect Brain-eating amoeba found in La.
Thursday Aug 28
Prayers in the Park, motorcycle raffle, and food drive planned in LaPlace: LaPlace Town Talk
Prayers in the Park is held each Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Greenwood Park gazebo.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Pastor of Greater New St. Peter Baptist in Edgard celebrates 27th years of serving church
Yvonne Alexander and Rev. Vernon Alexander will celebrate 37 years of service to Greater New St. Peter Baptist Church in Edgard on Sept.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Few challengers in School Board race
Despite some public discontent over the slow pace of repairs at two schools that remain shuttered since Hurricane Isaac in 2012, all but two members of the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board coasted to re-election last week when they drew no challengers during the three-day qualifying period for the Nov. 4 election.
WWL-TV New Orleans
Suspect arrested in kidnap, rape, robbery of woman walking in Treme
It took only five days for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department to arrest one man for the kidnapping and rape of the 19-year-old woman.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Tax Fraud Blotter: Orange You Bad?
Miami and Tampa, Fla.: The U.S. has asked federal courts to permanently bar two Florida preparers from preparing federal income tax returns in connection with separate alleged frauds that may have cost the government millions of dollars.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
St. John Parish crime report, Aug. 18-20
Shawn C. Fisher, 44, 2429 Williamsburg Drive, LaPlace, was arrested 8/17/14 and booked with possession of marijuana, first offense , simple battery and theft of a firearm .
St. Charles Parish crime reports, Aug. 18-20
Robert J. Ory, 72, 140 Dianne Drive, St. Rose, was arrested 8/18/14 and booked with DWI and failure to yield.
Aug. 16 marked second anniversary of death of St. John deputies, SJA...
Eddie Triche, the mother of slain St. John Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Triche, cuts a cake for the St. John Sheriff's Office for its outstanding support after the death of her son.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
St. John Parish DA race draws 3 candidates, School Board incumbent draws a challenger as qualifying continues for Nov. 4 election
With about an hour left to go in the first day of qualifying for the Nov. 4 election, the St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney's post has turned into a three-way race, with the addition of current prosecutor Bridget A. Dinvaut, a Democrat from LaPlace, joining incumbent Tom Daley and attorney Geri Broussard Baloney of Garyville.
St. Joan of Arc hosts its first Family Olympics in LaPlace
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in LaPlace recently held its first Family Olympics to start off the new school year.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace presents pink glove dance to support breast cancer awareness
Nearly 100 staff members at River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace recently worked together to create a video for the annual Pink Glove Dance Competition.
Hurricane Isaac-damaged schools remain closed in St. John Parish amid School Board stalemate
Almost two years after Hurricane Isaac drove floodwaters as deep as eight feet into St. John the Baptist Parish , the bulletin board in the lobby of the shuttered Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School in LaPlace still holds a memo from Aug. 27, 2012.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Shawn Wallace to seek St. John School Board seat in Nov. 4 election
Shawn A. Wallace has announced his candidacy for St. John the Baptist Parish School Board, District 9, in the Nov. 4 election.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Girl Scouts to hold recruiting events Sept. 6 in Luling, Destrehan, LaPlace
Girl Scouts in the River Parishes are holding three recruitment events Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon in Luling, Destrehan and LaPlace.
September is Library Card Sign-up and Fine-free Month at St. John Parish Library
In celebration of Library Card Sign-Up Month and National Literacy Month in September, St. John the Baptist Library will also offer a fine-free period at all branch libraries in LaPlace, Reserve, Garyville, and Edgard.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Senator David Vitter will hold town hall meeting Aug. 20 in LaPlace
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La. will hold a town hall meeting Aug. 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the St. John Parish Council chambers in the Percy Hebert Building, 1805 W. Airline Hwy.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
LaPlace students may enter art contest, Lions Club plans for du Monde
Students from LaPlace schools as well as others from St. John the Baptist Parish are invited to enter the parish's Industrial Group Art Contest.