LaPlace

Jim Hanzo
June 26, 2019 - 9:35 pm
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested two car theft suspects in LaPlace after leading deputies on a chase down Belle Terre Boulevard Wednesday. Authorities say deputies attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, but the driver sped away instead. In a video released by the sheriff's...
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Chris Miller
June 13, 2019 - 12:25 pm
A store clerk in LaPlace fought back against an armed robber and the suspect ended up shot in the neck, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office says. "The man, whose identity has not been released yet, went into the convenience store about 8:50 a.m. and robbed the store at gunpoint," the...
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LARISA SHPINEVA
Scoot
June 05, 2019 - 12:39 pm
There are no known cases of anyone - anywhere in the world – dying from a marijuana overdose. Literally, zero cases. But the coroner of St. John The Baptist Parish in Louisiana is saying that a 39-year-old woman died from a marijuana overdose. If this is true – this would be the first case of its...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 28, 2019 - 7:44 am
Crews have completed repairs to the water system in LaPlace, but the water must be tested before it is ruled safe to drink. "Water pressure is slowly being restored to LaPlace as a result of a substantial water leak that crews worked through the night to repair," according to a news release. "A...
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Jim Hanzo
February 27, 2019 - 10:51 pm
The St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department is shutting off water pressure to water customers located in Laplace to make water line repairs to a main water line ruptured by a private contractor. After exhausting all options, water customers in Laplace will be without water pressure with an...
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November 05, 2018 - 3:45 pm
LAPLACE, La. (AP) _ Authorities say teenager has been killed during an apartment burglary in LaPlace. The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office says in a Facebook post on Monday that the resident of the apartment shot 15-year-old Treshon Jenkins. The post says the resident called 911 after...
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Chris Miller
August 28, 2018 - 8:20 pm
A contractor broke a water main and it will take hours to make repairs, St .John the Baptist Parish officials told The New Orleans Advocate . That means shutting off service to around 17,000 customers in the LaPlace area around 10:00 p.m., with no running water for up to eight hours. Officials say...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:19 pm
A number of coyote sightings have been reported in In LaPlace this summer. A 20 pound dog was bitten by a coyote last Saturday, and one resident thinks coyotes have been eating pets. At least one cat has disappeared. Residents estimate that a dozen or so are roaming the area. It's possible a den...
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May 30, 2018 - 1:25 pm
(WWL.com) -- A four-year-old girl and her father were fatally shot last night in LaPlace. St. John the Baptist Sheriff Mike Tregre says they were walking up the stairs to their home when a gunman came out of the darkness and started firing. “We have reason to believe it was one gunman at this time...
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Cops say a four-year-old girl and her dad died in double shooting in LaPlace. "On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 8:56 p.m., St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Joe Parquet Circle in LaPlace after receiving several calls of shots fired," according to a news release. It says...
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