August 1, 2015

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Housing blight shared with Council

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:06 am

LAPLACE — Eradication of blighted properties and providing improved housing for those in need are the goals of the St. John Housing Authority, which has ... Read more | Add your comment

Public input sought as parish vies for federal $$

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:04 am

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish residents will have the opportunity to give feedback and input on projects related to a $1 billion competition ... Read more | Add your comment

John Campbell participates in football and tennis for St. Charles Catholic High School and will serve this year as SCC’s Senior Class President in Student Council. (Monique Roth/L’OBSERVATEUR)

Looks Bright: Campbell capping impressive high school run

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:10 am

LAPLACE — Serving as a counselor at St. Charles Catholic High School’s youth football camp is one of ... Read more | Add your comment

Three juveniles arrested this week for defacing more than 30 vehicles set off a firestorm of local outrage when they were released within hours of their arrests, a controversy that put St. John Sheriff Mike Tregre at odds with Judge J. Sterling Snowdy’s office.

Sheriff feels painted into corner by releases

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:08 am

LAPLACE — Three juveniles arrested this week for defacing more than 30 vehicles set off a firestorm of ... Read more | Add your comment

Authorities stand in front of a board that maps out their targets for the Sheriff’s Office sex offender blitz.

Blitz hits up sex offenders: Authorities fan out to 60 locations

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:07 am

LAPLACE — Keeping sex offenders compliant with registration requirements while providing local residents  knowledge about where those individuals ... Read more | Add your comment

Opinion

Plan for tax-free savings next weekend

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:02 am

St. John the Baptist Parish officials announced the parish is participating in Louisiana’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 7 and 8 by exempting the 5 ... Read more | Add your comment

Unlocked cars bog down police

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:02 am

It was a lame excuse, but it was an entry point into a larger concern for local authorities. The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Hemelt: Thank you to those leaders who comment

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:03 am

A month ago, L’OBSERVATEUR’s reporting staff published an editorial — ‘No comment’ not good enough for St. John — that, naturally, ruffled a few feathers, ... Read more | Add your comment

Freeman: Nearly 1,000 prepare for SCLTC fall

Friday, July 31, 2015 2:31 pm

In August we look forward to Back to School and Football Season. South Central LA Technical College is gearing up for the fall semester. The ... Read more | Add your comment

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