Ad Spot

St. John Parish releases statement on Tropical Storm Beta impacts

LAPLACE — Parish President Hotard and staff are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Beta and have been out since early this morning assessing the parish. Currently, St. John is experiencing coastal flooding due to higher than normal levels at Lake Pontchartrain and prolonged east and northeast winds.

Reports from the National Weather Service state that the tidal flooding will be at its peak during high tide at noon Tuesday and St. John Parish can anticipate minor to moderate street flooding in low-lying areas and areas near the lake until the winds turn in our favor. According to forecasters, the water level should not get much higher, and conditions will start to improve by Thursday/Friday.

DOTD has closed the I-55 SB off ramp, the I-10 EB off and on ramp at Exit 209, the I-10 WB on ramp at Exit 209, Peavine Road and the Old 51 Low Road. Please dial 511 for the latest on roads as conditions are changing quickly.

Stay informed with St. John through the Parish website at sjbparish.com, Government Access Channel (15/99), Facebook, Instagram and by texting SJPWEATHER to 888-777.

Edgard

St. John Public Schools to have virtual learning Thursday

Edgard

Entergy reports widespread power outages

Edgard

Hurricane Zeta approaching landfall as a strong Category 2 storm

LaPlace

St. John issues information on Hurricane Zeta

Local

L’OBSERVATEUR mourns loss of administrative assistant Gary Dupré

Edgard

NAACP honors local SHEROES on the front lines of progress

Edgard

St. John the Baptist Church commemorates 100 years

Crime

SJSO: Man used knives to kill girlfriend & her sister, also attacked his 2 teenage siblings

Local

House seeking to end governor’s emergency proclaimation

Edgard

West Bank gets its 1st Pumpkin Patch this weekend

LaPlace

New Rising Star cemetery underway on historic grounds

Edgard

Lower energy bills: Weatherization services available to St. John residents

Edgard

St. John Industrial Group Shares 2019 emission data, supports local restaurants

Local

Ferry disaster remembered 44 years later

LaPlace

AOL Council gets 4-Star Award

Edgard

Office of Motor Vehicles adds online duplicate license request

Crime

Four Juveniles Arrested for School Burglary

Crime

Destrehan man part of duo charged with bank fraud & money laundering

LaPlace

Unclaimed property list

Celebrations

New Pastor named at First Baptist Church in LaPlace

Edgard

Jeff Perilloux sentenced to 14 years

Edgard

List of locals owed money in paper today

LaPlace

5 LaPlace residents charged with firearm & drug conspiracy charges

Edgard

St. John Public School District to bring more students back into schools