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LaPlace juvenile rape suspect now booked with child pornography charges
A LaPlace man arrested last week for allegedly raping a juvenile is back behind bars after authorities say they discovered dozens of images of child pornography in his possession.
Deputies asking public for information in murder of LaPlace father , daughter
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. — Detectives with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office need the public's help with leads in the Cameron Mack and Cali Mack murder cases. A $20,000 Crimestoppers reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect or suspects re
LaPlace can dream , right ? City releases plans for train station -- but rail is far from reality
A long-envisioned passenger rail line between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is still far from reality, but LaPlace is moving forward with plans for a station should the train ever arrive.
LaPlace man pleas to murder conspiracy after 22-year-old shot & killed
EDGARD — A LaPlace man is facing several decades in jail, prosecutors say, the result of his guilty pleas to conspiracy to commit second degree murder and obstruction of justice.
LaPlace woman pleads guilty to filing false tax returns
NEW ORLEANS — While Sandra Raven lived in LaPlace, prosecutors say, she operated S&R Tax Service from her home. Using an Electronic Filing Identification Number from the Internal Revenue Service, Raven obtained social security numbers, dates of birth and driver’s licenses to electronically file frau
LaPlace man , 50 , arrested for raping child
LAPLACE — A local man arrested Thursday is accused of raping a child. Leroy Vicknair, 50, of LaPlace, is charged with first degree rape of a juvenile. Juvenile detectives received a complaint this week that Vicknair had inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile on several occasions.
Traffic Alert : I-10 East is Closed approaching in LaPlace due to fish spill
LAPLACE, La. — I-10 Eastbound is closed at mile marker 210 due to an accident and fish spill spill on the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The crash, involving an 18-wheeler, happened around 3:30 a.m. near mile marker 214.
Reserve man sentenced to 17 years for LaPlace casino stick-up
EDGARD — His red two-door Cadillac Eldorado got him noticed by police; the attempted armed robbery he pulled in LaPlace is why they were looking for him. More than three years after brandishing a gun during a hold-up of Poker Palace Casino in LaPlace, Willie Brown faced his day in court — pleading g
Tornado Watch issued for Pike by NWS
Effective: 2019-04-18 17:40:00 CDT Expires: 2019-04-18 19:00:00 CDT TORNADO WATCH 82 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN LOUISIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 PARISHES IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA ASCENSION ASSUMPTION LAFOURCHE LIVINGSTON ST. CHARLES ST. HELENA ST. JAMES ST. JO
Special Weather Statement issued for St. Charles , St. John The Baptist by NWS
Effective: 2019-04-18 12:00:00 CDT Expires: 2019-04-18 13:45:00 CDT A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT CENTRAL ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND NORTHWESTERN ST. CHARLES PARISHES At 113 PM CDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Killona, or near Laplace, moving northeast at 60 mph. Winds in excess of 30 m
Worst of weather expected this afternoon , early evening
Afternoon and early evening is when we can expect the severe weather to start affecting the New Orleans area, according to WWL-TV local weather expert Dave Nussbaum. "The timing of the line, kind of coming in toward the Hammond area, Reserve, and parts of the Laplace area around three-ish or so, and
Fully funded help available to qualifying opioid addicted local residents
LAPLACE — As opioid misuse and mortality rates climb statewide, Choices of Louisiana, Inc. wants St. John the Baptist Parish residents to know grant funding is available to combat addiction with outpatient treatment.
Wheel House for April 16
Ministry of Lee Chapel AME Church, 607 Freret St., Morgan City, hosting a feeding from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Everyone invited for a meal. Communion and Renewal Service at Patterson United Methodist Church, 1204 Main St., Patterson, is 6 p.m. April 18. All welcome.
Crash spills fish all over spillway , closes I-10
A multi-vehicle crash left frozen fish all over the I-10 East over the Bonnet Carrie Spillway early Friday morning. Witnesses say a truck was ripped apart in the crash and tons of frozen fish poured out onto the roadway.
Special Weather Statement issued for Ascension , Assumption , East Baton Rouge , Iberville , Livingston by NWS
Effective: 2019-04-18 11:51:00 CDT Expires: 2019-04-18 18:00:00 CDT A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST...ASCENSION...ST. JAMES...SOUTHEASTERN ST. HELENA NORTHWESTERN ST. TAMMANY...LIVINGSTON...SOUTHEASTERN IBERVILLE TANGIPAHOA...SOUTH CENTRAL EAST BATON ROUG
` Student-saints ' open Altar at St. Joan of Arc
On March 19 — St. Joseph’s Day — students at St. Joan of Arc School in LaPlace re-enacted the Holy Family’s search for lodging in Bethlehem before sitting down for a meal at the foot of the parish’s St. Joseph Altar. Only after knocking on three doors — known as the “Tupa-Tupa” in Sicilian dialect —
Andouille Festival is spared from the ax : report
Fear not: The Andouille Festival is on. After rumblings that the LaPlace celebration might be axed just before its 50th anniversary, the St. John the Baptist Parish Council has expressed its overwhelming support for the event, according to L’Observateur.
Parish Council overwhelmingly backs major event
LAPLACE — Pass the hot sauce. The Andouille Festival is on. By an overwhelming margin, the St. John the Baptist Parish Council rejected Councilman Larry Sorapuru’s bit to shutter the venerable festival, which was first held in 1972 under the moniker of the LaPlace Andouille Festival at the LaPlace D
Pinwheel gardens across St. John highlight child advocacy
LAPLACE — Blue pinwheel gardens are bright and eye-catching, planted in public view to initiate conversations about National Child Abuse Prevention Month. A small crowd of Child Advocacy Services representatives and St. John the Baptist Parish employees gathered outside the Norris J. Millet Sr. Libr
State Knights of Columbus awards Catholic school scholarships
The Louisiana Knights of Columbus awarded its Catholic School’s Lottery Program to Christian Riviere, a parishioner at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Parish in LaPLace. This program was developed to assist Catholic Students and their Parents with the cost of Catholic Schools Tuition.