St. John the Baptist Parish

Jim Hanzo
September 18, 2019 - 9:52 pm
Louisiana State Troopers say a woman was killed in a two vehicle crash that occurred on US 61 at Terre Haute Road in St. John the Baptist Parish. The accident happened just after 7:00 a.m. The crash took the life of 27-year-old Alexis Nelson of Reserve. The initial investigation by Troopers...
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Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 10:31 am
Louisiana State police are investigaing a fatality crash that took the life of a 54-year-old woman last night just before 10 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Parish. Nina M. Mitchell was killed when police say the 2007 Toyota Avalon she was driving on LA Hwy 640 southbound just north of LA Hwy 3127 ran...
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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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Chris Miller
February 11, 2019 - 1:44 pm
The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office today announced the arrest of a second 15-year-old suspect in the murder of 47-year-old Rechelle Hotard. "Through investigation, detectives developed the 15-year-old male from LaPlace as a second suspect in the murder," the sheriff's office said. "He...
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Chris Miller
February 06, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A Reserve teenager is under arrest in connection with the shooting death of Rechelle Hotard, sister of St. John the Baptist Parish Councilwoman Jaclyn Hotard. The sheriff's office says they received a call around 1:00 a.m. of gunshots in the 100 block of West 17th Street. "Upon arrival, officers...
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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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SIPA USA
Chris Miller
August 13, 2018 - 7:31 am
Officials in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes and others will gather today to announce a major flood protection project for the western edge of Lake Pontchartrain. When Hurricane Isaac flooded parts of the LaPlace area in 2012, St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom...
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Chris Miller
May 08, 2018 - 8:53 pm
Louisiana State Police are looking into claims a judge in St. John the Baptist Parish sexaully assaulted a teenage girl, according to The New Orleans Advocate . The publication reports the girl, a friend of Judge Jeff Perilloux's daughter, told authorities that Perilloux slid his fingers into her...
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