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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.
St. John Andouille Pageant Committee seeking contestants
The St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Pageant Committee is seeking contestants for the 2014 Miss and Teen Andouille Queen Pageants on October 4 at 7 p.m. at St. John Theatre, 115 W. Fourth St. in Reserve.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
St. John Business Association will meet Aug. 13 in LaPlace
The St. John Business Association will meet Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Petra's Restaurant on Airline Highway in LaPlace.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Flood advisory issued for for New Orleans and Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles and St. John parishes until 8:45 p.m.
Flood advisory issued for for New Orleans and Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles and St. John parishes until 8:45 p.m. The area surrounded by the black line is under a flood advisory until 8:45 p.m. Monday.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Shooting in Reserve injures man, St. John deputies searching for suspects
Authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish are searching for suspects after a 19-year-old LaPlace man was shot in the back Thursday night as he stepped outside of an apartment in Reserve.
LaPlace murder suspect arrested in New Orleans
A 23-year-old New Orleans man has been arrested in the shooting death of Kentrell Bailey in LaPlace , the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday.