Guilty plea ends bizarre murder saga in St. Bernard
After nearly three decades of intrigue, the saga of slain pet cemetery owner Dorothy Thompson came to an abrupt end Friday inside a St. Bernard Parish courtroom, as the shadowy con artist long suspected of suffocating Thompson and dumping her corpse in the Mississippi River accepted a plea bargain that authorities touted as a belated semblance of ... (more)
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
St. Bernard pet cemetery murder defendant expected to plead guilty in nearly 30-year-old case
In a nearly 30-year-old murder case, set on an eerie, now-abandoned pet cemetery in eastern St. Bernard Parish, an Arabi man is expected to plead guilty Friday to an undisclosed charge, according to his attorney.
The eerie, murderous past of St. Bernard's closed pet cemetery: Timetable
Brandon Nodier of Arabi is expected to plead guilty Friday to a charge related to a 29-year-old murder in an abandoned St. Bernard pet cemetery that for three decades attracted animal lovers from throughout the South.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Implementation of St. Bernard Parish's first-ever master plan questioned
Reactions to St. Bernard Parish's first-ever master plan for development largely were positive at the Wednesday evening public hearing, with most speakers excited to finally have a roadmap to leave Hurricane Katrina recovery behind them.
Art and beautification project planned in Old Arabi
What started out as an act of good citizenship on the corner of Royal Street and Friscoville Avenue in Old Arabi has turned into the start of an art and beautification project.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Gena Asevado named director of Maumus Center in Arabi
While construction continues at the Maumus Center on Friscoville Avenue in Arabi , the educational leadership of the facility has been established.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
St. Bernard Parish Council to vote on keeping all fire stations open, increase staffing
The St. Bernard Parish Council on Tuesday is set to vote on ordinance amendment that would eliminate some post- Hurricane Katrina language and thereby require more parish fire stations to remain open with more regular staffing.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
St. Bernard Sheriff's Office registers its 1,000th location for free Business Watch program
In front of Studio Inferno, 6601 St. Claude Ave., which became No. 1,000 on the Sheriff's Office list of locations for the Business Watch program are, from left, sheriff's Lt.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Packed house for meeting is good sign for Old Arabi Neighborhood Association
It's always a good sign when a neighborhood association needs to put out more chairs for its meetings.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
Tue Jun 17, 2014
In $43 Million Deal, Popeyes Reunites With Recipes
The Atlanta-based company that franchises Popeyes fried chicken restaurants has purchased the recipes for many of its dishes for $43 million from a Louisiana-based seasoning company owned by the estate of Popeyes' founder.
St. Bernard Parish Council meeting Tuesday, June 17: See full, revised agenda
Following the computer virus that prevented many St. Bernard Parish Council agenda items to be advertised as required by law, much of the Tuesday afternoon agenda will have to be tabled.
Mon Jun 16, 2014
Smiley: A hundred smiles
"That's when I looked around the corner and saw Ava, 4, my great-granddaughter, using my iPad to click on 'smiley faces' one after another! Steven Y. Landry was amused to pass by "The Blues Room" bar on Lafayette Street in downtown Baton Rouge and notice that they had a sign promoting "Happy Hour."
Sat Jun 14, 2014
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Fourth suspect wanted for Arabi business robbery now in custody
The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office says after just two weeks all four suspects wanted for a May robbery in Arabi are now in police custody.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
Keesler executive assistant Kay Hymel retires
Well, the 81st Medical Group command section -- and the entire medical group -- is soon going to learn that may not necessarily be true.
Summer activities in and around Chalmette can keep families busy
It's summertime, and the kids are home, bored, and as the proverbial saying goes, "eating you out of house and home."