Top Ten Stories of 2017

  1. Chalmette man booked with second-degree murder for killing his ex-wife with an ax

    St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said a Chalmette man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 27 for killing his ex-wife with an ax in front of her Chalmette home. Mark Owens, 56, who is from Chalmette but was staying in Arabi, was booked with second-degree murder after he surrendered.

  2. Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and firearm seized during several arrests

    St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents seized more than an ounce of cocaine, as well as heroin, marijuana, other narcotics, and drug paraphernalia during the execution of a search warrant on July 27 at a residence in the 3000 block of Daniel Drive in Violet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

  3. St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for Meraux teen reported missing Aug. 29

    The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Police, is asking for the public’s help finding a 15-year-old Meraux teen who was reported missing by her family. The missing teenager was located by her family shortly after publication.

  4. Millions in unclaimed tax refunds headed for Unclaimed Property unless taxpayers take action

    Millions of dollars in state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if taxpayers don’t claim them by September 6, 2017. The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) sent letters to 9,500 taxpayers advising them to claim the refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office. The letters are dated July 21, 2017.

  5. St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint

    The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in St. Bernard Parish on Thursday, Aug. 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing through 12:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, Aug. 25.

  6. Healthy Solutions Pharmacy and Medical Supplies set to open in September

    Healthy Solutions Pharmacy and Medical Supplies has announced plans to open its doors in September. Located along Judge Perez Dr. in Chalmette, owners Joshua and Lori Norrell are striving to enhance St. Bernard Parish by providing vital products and services to residents. The duo explained that their decision to open aims to address a void in the local market for individuals needing personalized medical attention and medication.

  7. St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office searching for Arabi woman reported missing Aug. 15

    The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a 59-year-old Arabi woman who was last seen earlier this month. Sheriff James Pohlmann said Denise Young left her home in the 600 block of Community Street in Arabi on Aug. 4 and has not returned home or been heard from since.

  8. St. Bernard Parish online water bill payments and Recreation Department online registration

    St. Bernard Parish residents and businesses are reminded that online bill payments for water bills are available through the parish’s website. To pay your water bill online log onto the parish’s website at and click “Pay Water Bill” link on the left side of the screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to pay your water bill. For questions contact the Water and Sewer Division at 504-271-1681.

  9. Two brothers arrested in rash of car burglaries in Chalmette

    Two brothers who moved to Chalmette just four months ago have been arrested in a series of car burglaries that took place earlier last month in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

  10. Tractor Supply Company Breaks Ground in Meraux

    Tractor Supply Company has begun construction in Meraux. Construction on the store, located at 2505 Archbishop Hannan Blvd., began earlier this month with a goal of opening in late-Fall. Tractor Supply will serve as a one-stop shop for the Meraux community’s farmers, livestock and pet owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners, tradesmen and others. The Meraux Tractor Supply plans to hire 12-15 employees with firsthand knowledge and expertise in caring for pets, livestock and land.