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.
The curfew will continue until further notice.
Sandbag locations in St. John the Baptist Parish will open Monday at 10:00 a.m., the parish announced in a press release.
Sand and bags will be available at the following locations:
Residents are asked to bring a shovel to fill their bags.
A 24-year-old man accused of shooting a St. John the Baptist Parish deputy is being held without bond.
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.
He's accused of shooting 33-year-old Deputy Michael Scott Boyington, who remains hospitalized.
Sheriff Mike Tregre has said three deputies were ambushed while investigating that shooting, and two were killed.
Three days after the shooting death of a constable in College Station, Texas, there's word that two sheriff's deputies in Louisiana's St. John the Baptist Parish were killed this morning and another two were wounded in what appear to be connected shootings.
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's 8-year-old son are back in Louisiana.
The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/SEHmcg) that 46-year-old Errol Victor and 38-year-old Tonya Victor had a court hearing Monday in LaPlace.
The couple disappeared on the eve of their second-degree murder trial last August and was arrested in Tifton, Ga., on April 14, after being featured on an episode of "America's Most Wanted."