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  • Early morning shooting leaves 1 dead in LaPlace

    November 9, 2015 10:50 AM

    LAPLACE - Sheriff’s deputies in St. John the Baptist Parish are investigating a shooting that left one man dead early this morning in LaPlace. Deputies say the shooting happened at a residence in the 400 block of Orange Loop in LaPlace at around 4:32 a.m. Responding deputies found a... more »
  • Second victim in LaPlace triple shooting dies

    October 6, 2015 9:47 AM

    LAPLACE- The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a triple shooting in LaPlace that has left two people dead and one injured. The shooting took place early Monday morning. Deputies say 23-year-old Travis Gregoire died at the scene and two others were taken to a hospital in New... more »
  • Sheriff's deputies: 1 killed, 2 injured in LaPlace shooting

    October 5, 2015 10:06 AM

    LAPLACE- The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a triple shooting that left one person dead and two others injured. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Monday at a home in the 400 block of State Street in Laplace. Deputies discovered two shooting victims at the home, and... more »
  • 4 women arrested after video of fight at LaPlace McDonald's emerges

    September 3, 2015 4:40 PM

    LAPLACE - Four women were arrested after a cellphone video emerged showing a teenage McDonald's worker being pulled through a drive-thru window and punched several times. 17-year-old Kailin Holland, of Harvey, was booked on charges of second-degree battery in connection with the brawl which happened on the evening of... more »
  • School out for 2-3 weeks after East St. John fire

    August 14, 2015 7:32 AM

    LAPLACE - School officials said some students will be out of class for up to three weeks after a fire at the East St. John the Baptist Parish Elementary School campus. Jennifer Boquet, a spokesperson for the parish school system, said students from East St. John have to be... more »
  • US: Man pleads guilty in oil spill fraud case

    December 4, 2014 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A LaPlace man has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with claims arising from the 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office says 33-year-old Charlie English pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors said English worked as... more »
  • Deputy involved in domestic dispute killed

    September 24, 2014 4:58 PM

    LAPLACE - State Police said a St. John Parish sheriff's deputy was on duty and in uniform when he fired a gun during an investigation into a domestic disturbance at his home in LaPlace Wednesday. State Police said the deputies who responded were forced to shoot Lt. Nolan Anderson,... more »
  • Sorrento man charged in fatal I-10 crash

    August 4, 2014 11:27 AM

    LAPLACE - State police are investigating a two car accident on Interstate 10 near LaPlace that claimed the life of an unidentified man. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday on I-10 just west of Louisiana Highway 3188. State police say 24-year-old Jacob Sellars of Sorrento lost control of his... more »
  • Second suspect surrenders in feed store murder

    February 27, 2014 1:18 PM

    LAPLACE - The suspected shooter in the robbery and murder at LaPlace feed store surrendered to U. S. Marshals this afternoon. Charles McQuarter III, 22, faces charges of armed robbery, first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. McQuarter's surrender came about 12 hours after Dracier Dewey, 22, turned... more »
  • Deputies still looking for shooter in armed robbery

    February 27, 2014 6:53 AM

    LAPLACE - According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, one man involved in an armed robbery and murder surrendered Wednesday night, but the accused gunman is still on the run. 22-year-old Dracier Dewey (left) was arrested and charged with armed robbery, principal to first degree murder... more »
  • Laplace recovery continues one year after Isaac

    August 29, 2013 10:18 AM

    LAPLACE- A year after Hurricane Isaac inundated St. John the Baptist Parish, the recovery continues. Today, citizens and parish leaders are looking back on the storm that surprised much of Laplace, flooding neighborhoods in the surrounding area. Now, the Army Corps of Engineers is floating plans to build... more »
  • I-10, I-55 flooding prompts road raising plan

    July 2, 2013 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials are launching a $2.8 million project to raise Interstate 10 near LaPlace and Interstate 55 near Ponchatoula to address flooding issues in those areas. The work comes about 10 months after I-10 was shut down near LaPlace because of extensive flooding from Hurricane... more »
  • Revisiting Laplace after Isaac check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 17, 2013 4:24 PM

    LAPLACE - Hurricane season just is days away. For some, the memory of Isaac is still fresh, since the cleanup hasn't stopped. St. John the Baptist is one of those parishes still picking up the pieces after Isaac devastated the town of Laplace. "We feel like we're coming... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed by St. John deputy

    January 24, 2013 11:01 AM

    LAPLACE- State police are investigating a fatal shooting involving St. John the Baptist Parish deputies. Trooper Nick Manale says a deputy stopped the woman for a traffic violation around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Manale says as the deputy approached the car, the woman flashed a gun and fled the scene. A... more »
  • Tug boat sinks in Mississippi River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 18, 2013 11:54 AM

    LAPLACE - The Coast Guard says a tug boat carrying 4,000 gallons of diesel and 100 gallons of lube oil sank in the Mississippi River near LaPlace. Petty Officer Alex Washington tells The Times-Picayune no one was on the vessel at the time and no injuries were reported. Washington... more »
  • 4 hour I-10 shutdown cleared

    November 28, 2012 9:43 PM

    GRAMERCY- Nearly four hours after a crash shutdown the commute, I-10 opened once again. Westbound lanes were closed between New Orleans and Baton Rouge after some vehicles crashed around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. Traffic was backed-up for miles. The wreck was cleared, and traffic freed around 8 p.m. more »
  • I-10 a parking lot after crash between BR, NOLA

    November 28, 2012 5:41 PM

    GRAMERCY- I-10 West is closed; shutdown after an accident earlier Wednesday. Traffic has stacked-up to the Belle Terre exit in LaPlace, more than four miles. The crash is at mile marker 197.5, about 50 miles Southeast of Baton Rouge. more »
  • Laplace flooding study to be finished soon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2012 6:16 PM

    LAPLACE - Two months after Hurricane Isaac brought two to four feet of storm surge into hundreds of homes, St. John Parish residents can soon expect answers as to why. Days after the storm, Sen. David Vitter asked the Corps of Engineers to investigate if the protection around New... more »
  • Two arrested in beating of off-duty cop

    October 2, 2012 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two men this week accused of beating an off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer during an argument last month. Investigators arrested Anthony and Joshua Tamburello of LaPlace in connection with the altercation Aug. 19 at the Highland Village Condominiums. Police said the officer approached... more »
  • Angry over denial for disaster aid, man pulls gun

    September 13, 2012 3:55 PM

    LAPLACE - A man who allegedly got a fully loaded AR-15 assault rifle from his pickup truck after being turned down for disaster food stamps is jailed in St. John the Baptist Parish. Louisiana State Police say a claims processor in LaPlace told officers that a man had become irate... more »
  • Isaac victims flooded with emotion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 7, 2012 6:05 PM

    LAPLACE- Cleanup continues in St. John Parish more than a week after Hurricane Isaac sent flood water into several neighborhoods near Lake Pontchartrain. Residents whose property took on several feet of water are just beginning to deal with the damage caused by the flooding. "It was like the... more »
  • Volunteers making a difference for flood victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 6, 2012 6:20 PM

    LAPLACE - It will take weeks for some to clean up the mess left by Hurricane Isaac in St. John Parish, and that massive task has brought dozens of volunteers into the parish to give a helping hand. "Some of these people are busy working, that's why we come... more »
  • Residents call for levee protections in LaPlace check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    LAPLACE - Six days after thousands of people in St. John and St. James parishes were plucked from their homes due to rising flood water, dozens continue to question why they had no warning. As Isaac slowly rolled in Robin Wolf and her family sat inside their LaPlace home... more »
  • Isaac cleanup begins in LaPlace check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2012 5:48 PM

    LAPLACE - Neighborhoods in St. John the Baptist Parish continued cleaning up homes today which had up to three feet of water inside of them just a few days ago. Debris and damaged possessions stacked nearly ten feet high lined most streets as hundreds of homeowners waited for remediation... more »
  • 3,000 being rescued, evacuated from LaPlace

    August 29, 2012 8:30 PM

    LAPLACE - Emergency resources were moved to St. John the Baptist Parish to rescue 3,000 people trapped there because of flooding in the wake of tropical storm Isaac, which was a hurricane when it passed through. The governor's office said storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas caused... more »
  • 1,500 forced from homes by rising water

    August 29, 2012 8:00 PM

    LAPLACE - In St. John the Baptist Parish about 25 miles from New Orleans, at least 1,500 people were forced from their homes by floodwaters and thousands should evacuate, according to the governor's office. Rising water closed off all main thoroughfares into the parish, and in many areas, water lapped... more »
  • I-10 closed at LaPlace, traffic being diverted

    August 29, 2012 10:20 AM

    LAPLACE - State Police closed I-10 in both directions at LaPlace this morning, as Hurricane Isaac crawls across southeast Louisiana. The closure came from high water driven inland from Isaac. LSP said they would divert traffic onto La. 3188. more »
  • EBRSO holds blood drive for shot St. John deputies

    August 24, 2012 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People lined up today to give blood in East Baton Rouge Parish in support of deputies killed and wounded in a shooting last week in St. John Parish. The blood drive began at 10 a.m. on St. Louis Street in Baton Rouge, and will continue until... more »
  • Murder charges filed against suspects in deputy shootings

    August 23, 2012 7:20 AM

    LAPLACE -Three suspects accused in last week's deputy shootings face additional charges this morning. Officials signed warrants Wednesday for Brian Lyn Smith, Kyle David Joekel and Brittney Keith. Smith and Joekel both face two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police... more »
  • Deputy Brandon Nielsen remembered check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2012 6:17 PM

    LAPLACE- One day before friends and family prepare to say their final goodbyes to Deputy Brandon Nielsen, the man known for his skills on the street and his prowess on a motorcycle is being remembered. "He wanted to make sure he was the best at what he could do,... more »
  • Recovery continues for deputies shot in LaPlace

    August 21, 2012 1:40 PM

    LAPLACE - The two deputies injured in a pair of shootings in LaPlace last week continue to recover, according St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre. He said both Deputy Michael Scott Boyington and Deputy Jason Triche are improving, and Boyington had another surgery this morning that went... more »
  • Thousands mourn as deputy laid to rest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2012 6:16 PM

    LAPLACE - Thousands of deputies and police officers from nearly every corner of the state showed up to lay St. John Deputy Jeremy Triche to rest today. "It hurt, because they're out there supporting us and they're gonna get their life taken the way they did, no one deserves... more »
  • Community pays final respects to fallen deputy

    August 20, 2012 1:05 PM

    LAPLACE - People lined the streets of LaPlace to say farewell today to a St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office deputy killed in the line of duty last week. Mourners and law enforcement agencies turned out along the funeral procession route to pay their final respects to Jeremy Triche,... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for slain deputies

    August 17, 2012 6:58 PM

    LAPLACE - The St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Department released funeral arrangements for the two deputies killed at a LaPlace trailer park this week. Deputies Jeremy Triche and Brandon Nielsen were killed Thursday when they were "ambushed" by a suspect with an assault weapon, according to Sheriff Mike Tregre.... more »
  • People turn out to give blood after deputies killed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 17, 2012 6:31 PM

    LAPLACE - People from around the state gave blood today at the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office in a show of support after four deputies were killed or injured in a pair of shootings. Lt. Tim May with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office was among those officers... more »
  • SPLC: Two suspects have ties to "sovereign citizens" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 17, 2012 3:55 PM

    LAPLACE - Two suspects in the deadly shooting of four sheriff's deputies in LaPlace have ties to a domestic terror movement called the "sovereign citizens", according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Terry Smith and Kyle Joekel were among seven people arrested in connection with a pair of shootings... more »
  • Resident: Deputy ambush sounded like "warzone" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 16, 2012 6:11 PM

    LAPLACE- Glenn Crowley said he's still trying to comprehend the sounds he heard early Thursday, when two deputies were killed by a man with an automatic weapon near where he lives. "I heard at least 30 rounds go off, it blew me away," he said. "I called my wife... more »
  • Sheriff: All suspects in custody after deadly shootout check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 16, 2012 3:45 PM

    LAPLACE - Law enforcement agencies rallied around the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office today after four deputies were shot in the line of duty, and two of them killed. Sheriff Mike Tregre briefed the media this afternoon about the deadly shooting, flanked by State Police Col. Mike... more »
  • 2 sheriff's deputies dead, 2 hurt in La. shootout check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 16, 2012 8:37 AM

    LaPLACE - Two sheriff's deputies in Louisiana have been shot to death and two other deputies were wounded in a series of shootings in St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans. Sheriff Mike Tregre said five people were in custody in connection with the shooting. He identified... more »
  • Victims identified in deadly wrong-way crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 10, 2012 3:18 PM

    LAPLACE - State Troopers identified the five victims from an overnight crash Friday, involving a car going the wrong way on I-10 west of LA 3188 in St. John Parish. Lawayne Rice of Zachary, Terrell Sims of Slaughter, and Louis Brown and Dondray London of Baton Rouge, were killed... more »
  • 5 killed in wrong-way crash in LaPlace

    February 10, 2012 5:27 AM

    LAPLACE - Authorities say five people were killed when a driver going the wrong way crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 10 outside New Orleans. Louisiana State Trooper Nick Manale says a driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10 near LaPlace early Friday and crashed head-on with... more »
  • Fireworks used in suspected arson

    July 4, 2011 11:16 AM

    LAPLACE - State Fire Marshal's investigators suspect arsonists used fireworks to burn down a house in LaPlace last night. The fire occurred at 1709 Sugar Ridge Road around 10 p.m. Sunday. Eight people were in the home at the time of the fire and were treated at the... more »
  • Deputies: Teen killed in accidental shooting

    February 22, 2011 2:46 PM

    LAPLACE - St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies say a LaPlace teenager is dead after an accidental shooting. Capt. Dane Clement tells WDSU-TV that the sheriff's office received a report of a shooting at a LaPlace home just before 5:30 p.m. Monday. When deputies arrived, Clement says they... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty in killing of LaPlace teen

    January 13, 2011 5:11 AM

    EDGARD - The man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl in LaPlace has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge in the death. Earnest Joseph III, 27, entered the plea Wednesday during a brief court appearance in Edgard. A St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury indicted Joseph last... more »

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