St. John the Baptist Parish http://wwno.org en St. John Sheriff Revokes Car Loaner Policy http://wwno.org/post/st-john-sheriff-revokes-car-loaner-policy <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">St. John the Baptist Parish code enforcement officers no longer will carry badges or drive vehicles borrowed from the Sheriff's Office.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26994 at http://wwno.org Christmas Eve Bonfires Unaffected by Coming Storm http://wwno.org/post/christmas-eve-bonfires-unaffected-coming-storm <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Nasty weather, including a chance of strong tornadoes and howling thunderstorms, is forecast on Christmas Day along the Gulf Coast from east Texas to north Florida. But officials say it will hold off long enough for Christmas Eve bonfires to light the way for Pere Noel along the Mississippi River northwest of New Orleans.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:50:17 +0000 The Associated Press 25684 at http://wwno.org St. John urges corps on levee plan http://wwno.org/post/st-john-urges-corps-levee-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">In the wake of major flooding during Hurricane Isaac, the St. John the Baptist Parish president is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up plans for levees.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:54:01 +0000 The Associated Press 20587 at http://wwno.org St. John deputies kill two in Reserve http://wwno.org/post/st-john-deputies-kill-two-reserve <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's office says deputies killed a man and a woman who threatened them with weapons.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A news release says the deputies answered a report of a disturbance Tuesday evening and found the man and woman in a confrontation with a weapon.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:51:40 +0000 The Associated Press 18910 at http://wwno.org St. John the Baptist Parish curfew begins http://wwno.org/post/st-john-baptist-parish-curfew-begins <p>St. John the Baptist Parish began a curfew at 6 p.m. this evening, according to the parish's website. All residents are advised to stay inside their homes, and all businesses have been ordered closed.</p><p>The curfew will continue until further notice.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:50:22 +0000 Jason Saul 18803 at http://wwno.org St. John to offer sandbags today at 10 a.m. http://wwno.org/post/st-john-offer-sandbags-today-10-am <p>Sandbag locations in St. John the Baptist Parish will open Monday at 10:00 a.m., the parish announced in a press release.</p><p>Sand and bags will be available at the following locations:</p><ul><li>Fire Station #53 at 1703 St. Andrews Blvd. in LaPlace</li><li>Fire Station #94 at 1200 Hwy. 643 in Pleasure Bend</li><li>Fire Station #65 located at 337 Central Avenue in Reserve</li><li>Fire Station #71 at 418 Historic West St. in Garyville</li><li>Old Second Ward High School at 3671 Highway 18 in Edgard</li></ul><p>Residents are asked to bring a shovel to fill their bags.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:03:00 +0000 WWNO Staff 18582 at http://wwno.org Sheriff: 2 wounded deputies continue to recover http://wwno.org/post/sheriff-2-wounded-deputies-continue-recover <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A 24-year-old man accused of shooting a St. John the Baptist Parish deputy is being held without bond.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">That information about Brian Lyn Smith was posted Tuesday on the sheriff's office website. Brian Smith was booked Friday with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:14:29 +0000 The Associated Press 18303 at http://wwno.org Two Deputies Killed, Two Wounded In Louisiana Shootings http://wwno.org/post/two-deputies-killed-two-wounded-louisiana-shootings Three days after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/08/13/158713818/shooting-near-texas-a-m-campus-leaves-2-dead" target="_blank">shooting death of a constable in College Station, Texas</a>, there's word that two sheriff's deputies in Louisiana's St. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:33:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 17966 at http://wwno.org Couple accused in St. John boy's death http://wwno.org/post/couple-accused-st-john-boys-death <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A St. John the Baptist Parish couple found hiding in Georgia after they failed to show up for a trial in the death of the woman&#39;s 8-year-old son are back in Louisiana.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:01:33 +0000 The Associated Press 15947 at http://wwno.org Interim school superintendent named in St. John http://wwno.org/post/interim-school-superintendent-named-st-john <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board has appointed Assistant Superintendent Herbert Smith to the position of interim superintendent.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:08:39 +0000 The Associated Press 15436 at http://wwno.org