Reported victim of LaPlace kidnapping booked with obstruction charge
Brittanysha Morgan, left, was booked with obstruction of justice after St. John sheriff's deputies said she admitted to daily contact with boyfriend Christopher Marshall, right, who was a fugitive accused of kidnapping and releasing her on July 11. The reported victim of a mid-July kidnapping in LaPlace was herself arrested, booked with obstruction ... (more)
Fri Jul 25, 2014
St. John Parish schools repair work: 5 things parents should know
Almost two years after Hurricane Isaac 's floodwaters swamped East St. John High School in Reserve, displacing students to other campuses, the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board has awarded a $10 million contract to repair the school.
LaPlace kidnapping suspect arrested in Baton Rouge
LaPlace kidnapping suspect Christopher Marshall has been arrested in Baton Rouge, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Rising Star Baptist in LaPlace hosted community meeting to discuss concerns
Rising Star Baptist Church in LaPlace recently hosted a community meeting. Pastor Donald August said community meetings are periodically hosted by the church to give local politicians the opportunity to share information about issues of concern, and for attendees to ask questions.
Teachers in Professional Development
Kindergarten teacher Kathy Schafer of LaPlace Elementary instructs John L. Ory Elementary teacher Alexis Perez about the Eureka Kindergarten Program at her computer during the Teachers Professional Development Training at LaPlace Elementary School in LaPlace on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Elementary staffers visit Isaac-flooded school to retrieve belongings
Kelly Ratliff of LaPlace remembers standing in the living room of her friend's house and seeing a picture of Lake Pontchartrain Elementary flash on the television screen.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Flood advisories issued for St. Charles, St. James, St. John, Assumption parishes Sunday afternoon
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small-stream flood advisory for St. Charles , St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes until 3:30 p.m. Sunday .
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Cameron St. targeted for revitalization
Residents and business owners near Cameron Street came together Saturday in an effort to promote revitalization of their neighborhood through a "Better Block" campaign.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
WDSU-TV New Orleans
We're Not Done With The Rain And Storms
Expect more rain and storms Saturday, but I am not expecting as much activity. Thunder may wake you up early in the morning with some rain and storms developing early on the South Shore then moving to the north.
How do you determine whether an animal rescue operation is legitimate?
Buddy, a Pekingese, was one of several dogs Animal Helper rescue group has taken in from LaPlace.
St. John Parish crime report, July 17
Wilmer D. Robertson, 53, 48138 Barbarita St., Tickfaw, La., was arrested 7/16/14 and booked with turning movements and required signals, failure to change address, stopping, parking, or standing on the highway shoulder, DWI -second offense, and contempt of court.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Audience is invited to sail away as 'Anything Goes' is presented by St. John Theatre in Reserve
St. John Theatre is inviting residents to sail away this weekend and next when it present its summer production of Cole Porters', "Anything Goes."
50 dogs taken from LaPlace woman's house, owner booked with animal cruelty
A LaPlace woman has been arrested and jailed after authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish say she was operating an illegal dog rescue in her home, but kept the animals in unsanitary conditions with some having no food or water.
Plans are underway for the St. John Andouille Festival in LaPlace
Less than three months away, the 41st St. John Andouille Festival plans are underway.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
New details released in LaPlace kidnapping; culprit still at large
Investigators have released new details of a LaPlace kidnapping and asked the public for help in finding the man responsible for the crime.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
LaPlace drug busts recover 120 pounds of real marijuana, 21 pounds of ...
Less than 24 hours after completing a course on how to catch drug smugglers, deputy Cody Malkiewicz put those techniques into action.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
I-10 drug bust in LaPlace leads to cocaine, heroin in Slidell, sheriff says
St. John deputies found 120 pounds of marijuana and about $20,000 during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in LaPlace, Sheriff Mike Tregre said Monday.
Felix Perrilloux Jr. of LaPlace receives Young Person of the Year Award
Felix Perrilloux Jr., center, a sophomore at Riverside Academy in Reserve, recently received the Stephanie "Nikki" Wilking Youth Leadership Award from the Rotary Club of LaPlace.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
LaPlace paper: St. John's police searching for man wanted for kidnapping
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated flight from an officer, L'Observateur reported.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Coach pleads not guilty in steroids case
A former Donaldsonville High School strength coach and physical education teacher has pleaded not guilty to drug and juvenile delinquency charges arising from charges he gave an unsuspecting student-athlete anabolic steroids.