August 30, 2015

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St. John mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile Virus

Friday, August 28, 2015 5:31 pm

LAPLACE — St. John Mosquito Control announced today it detected positive cases of the West Nile Virus in St. John the Baptist Parish, specifically in the Main Street ... Read more | Add your comment

Break-in at Emily C. Watkins, lizard mutilated

Friday, August 28, 2015 11:13 am

LAPLACE — Video surveillance from Emily C. Watkins Elementary School captured two males who police believe maimed a school pet and stole candy. St. John ... Read more | Add your comment

Councilman Ranney Wilson stands by a culvert in Mt. Airy he says railroad companies have neglected to the point where flooding is occurring. (Raquel Derganz Baker/LOBSERVATEUR)

Railroad lawsuit threatened by St. John Council

Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:11 am

MT. AIRY— St. John the Baptist Parish Council members have been fighting with railroad companies for three years ... Read more | Add your comment

Courtni Becnel and her Biology I class perform an experiment. Pictured, from left, are Becnel, Dejanae Frank, James Simon and Trejah Thomas. Becnel is a former WSJ student.

Looks Bright: WSJ ranks 5th nationally

Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:08 am

EDGARD — Every single senior at West St. John High School will finish the academic year in May ... Read more | Add your comment

As the Andouille Festival rings in its 42nd year in 2015, plenty of returning musical acts and some new favorites are planned.

Favorites line ’15 Andouille musical schedule

Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:07 am

LAPLACE — As the Andouille Festival rings in its 42nd year it is returning musical acts who have ... Read more | Add your comment


Disturbing trend in officers’ killings

Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:01 am

A funeral is taking place at noon today at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Lake Charles. The burial follows at the Lacassine ... Read more | Add your comment

Community Chorus finds right notes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:03 am

When Virginia Riecke shared the story of the Community Chorus of River Parishes, it was one of sweet sounds and musical inclusion. Organizers simply sought ... Read more | Add your comment

Hemelt: Days after Katrina still so easy to remember

Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:02 am

“We just lost our chimney.” I remember my mother sharing those thoughts with me while we talked on the phone as Hurricane Katrina was ravaging ... Read more | Add your comment

Boquet: Bobcat Strong defines rallying cry, response

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:02 am

As most of you know by now, our first week of school, which started on a high note with the grand reopening of East St. ... Read more | Add your comment

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