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  • Tornado watch issued for SE Louisiana

    April 24, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Friday evening for several parishes south and east of Baton Rouge. Forecasters said the watch covers Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrbonne parishes until 8 p.m. A tornado watch indicates favorable conditions exist... more »
  • Severe weather drops hail, power lines in SE Louisiana

    April 15, 2015 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Severe weather prompted tornado warnings Wednesday afternoon for several parishes in southeast Louisiana. The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a tornado warning for St. John and St. James the Baptist Parishes just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after severe storms flared up. That warning was... more »
  • DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    September 19, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases. According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
  • St. John schools seek bottled water amid amoeba crisis check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 12, 2014 3:22 AM

    EDGARD, LA - As the St. John the Baptist Parish government continues trying to eradicate a potentially fatal brain-damaging amoeba from a portion of its water system, the St. John School Board has declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows the school system to bypass public bid laws to... more »
  • St. John purging water system after amoeba found Play Video

    August 28, 2014 2:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba. The state Department of Health and Hospitals said the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system... more »
  • Refinery damaged by tornado in St. John Parish

    May 28, 2014 12:38 PM

    GARYVILLE - The National Weather Service said a tornado damaged a refinery and portions of St. John Parish during Wednesday's severe weather. Surveyors inspecting the damage said the tornado was likely an EF 1, touching down in the parking lot of the Marathon Petroleum refinery. The NWS estimated... more »
  • Capital City Grill's St. John's Pasta check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2014 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our May Chef of the Month is Capital City Grill in downtown Baton Rouge. Chef Y'zell Williamson was back in the 2une In kitchen Wednesday to whip up some St. John's Pasta. Ingredients: 1.5 cups of penne pasta 6 oz of Heavy Cream 1 Tblsp... more »
  • Corps levee plan leaves out Ascension check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2013 4:49 PM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Army Corps of Engineers has decided to go forward with a levee plan that does not include protection for Ascension Parish. Tuesday, the Corps announced they would move forward with Alternative C, a plan which includes levee protection around St. John and populated portions of... more »
  • St. John issues voluntary evacuation

    October 5, 2013 3:36 PM

    LAPLACE, LA - St. John the Baptist Parish has issued a voluntary evacuation extending north of I-10 to Manchac. High waters could cause problems along Highway 51. More updates coming as we track Tropical Storm Karen. more »
  • St. John Council awards contract for court changes

    May 29, 2013 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The St. John the Baptist Parish Council has awarded contracts to renovate the Parish Courthouse in Edgard and complete a pipeline to St. Charles Parish that will help provide water for St. John during emergencies. The Times-Picayune reports the courthouse expansion and renovation project was awarded Tuesday... more »
  • Suspect in St. John deputy ambush pleads guilty

    May 22, 2013 9:27 AM

    EDGARD - One of the suspects charged in the deadly ambush last August that claimed the lives of two St. John Parish sheriff's deputies and the wounding of two others has pleaded guilty. Derrick Smith, the younger brother of suspected gunman Brian Smith and son of Terry Smith, who... more »
  • Deputy injured in August ambush out of hospital

    November 26, 2012 5:59 PM

    MONTZ, La. - A St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy hospitalized since an August shoot-out that killed two other deputies is back home in Montz. Chief Deputy Harold Klibert says Jason Triche returned home on Monday from a Baton Rouge hospital. Klibert says people lined streets to welcome him.... more »
  • Corps: Isaac's path, slow speed caused flooding

    November 9, 2012 6:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
  • Flooded St. John schools may not reopen this year

    October 5, 2012 2:32 PM

    LAPLACE - It may be a full school year before students from East St. John High School and Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School can return to their campuses. St. John the Baptist Parish school officials had hoped to have the two campuses, which were flooded during Hurricane Isaac, ready for... more »
  • Accused cop killer still doesn't have perm. lawyer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2012 5:51 PM

    EDGARD, La. - Kyle David Joekel, who's accused of killing two St. John the Baptist Sheriff Deputies in August, still isn't sure who his lawyers will be when he finally faces a jury. Today in court Joekel's original public defender withdrew from the case, and two other attorneys from... 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 »
  • Ferry service restarts in St. John parish

    September 3, 2012 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ferry operations in St. John the Baptist Parish have resumed. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the Edgard/Reserve ferry reopened Monday across the Mississippi River in the parish that had severe flooding in some areas from Hurricane Isaac. Operating hours are 5 a.m. to 9... 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 »
  • EBRSO, UBS team up to honor St. John deputies check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2012 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A blood drive held today will ultimately help cut hospital costs for St. John Parish Sheriff's deputies injured in two shootings last week. United Blood Services Phlebotomist Maria Irving says the blood will not necessarily be given to deputies Michael Boyington and Jason Triche in the... 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 »
  • Thousands gather to say final farewell for deputy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 22, 2012 6:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of friends and family members, including law enforcement from as far away as Chicago, crowded Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home to give a final farewell to Deputy Brandon Nielsen. "They woke up one morning to go to work to protect us, all of us in... more »
  • Resident: Deputy ambush sounded like "warzone" 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 »
  • 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 »

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