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  • Businesses in three parishes eligible for federal disaster assistance

    May 6, 2016 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted his request that three parishes qualify for disaster assistance loans as a result of tornadoes that caused swaths of damage in February. The relief aid will apply to businesses damaged by the high... 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 »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 »

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