Volume 136 Number 27 - Jul 02, 2009


Arrests made in thousand dollar St. Rose drug heist
Two New Orleans men, who allegedly stole thousands of dollars of pharmaceutical drugs ranging from pain medication to Viagra from a St. Rose warehouse, have been arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Brothers charged in Norco theft ring, targeted lawn equipment
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for the owners of lawn equipment that may have been stolen on the East Bank over the past three months.

Councilman wants to put stop to 25-year-old law
Surprise signs called safety hazard
After resurrecting, and then removing a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather, Councilman Shelley Tastet is hoping to put the matter to rest for good by introducing legislation to delete a 25-year-old ordinance.

Number of animals brought into shelter steadily rising
Number of animals brought into shelter steadily rising Taking care of 170 animals, including cats, dogs and even a snake, can be a difficult chore for anyone to handle, but workers at St. Charles Parish Animal Control are trying to do the best they can with what they have - even though one of those tasks would rather be avoided.

Parish will tweet in emergencies
Twittering, which allows users to share a constant stream of information over the Internet, has changed the way many people first hear about news that ranges from celebrity gossip to the ongoing protests in Iran.

Radiation-detecting super machine hits parish streets
Radiation-detecting super machine hits parish streets While a vehicle that can detect explosive chemicals, continue driving after having its tires shot out and survive an onslaught of bullets may seem like something out of a “Batman” movie, it has become a reality for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Woman dies in Killona accident
Police say driver ran stop sign
A car-truck wreck early Saturday morning claimed the life of a 75-year-old Killona woman, according to the Louisiana State Police.


Mimosa Bears defeat Destrehan
Staff Report
The 7-8 Mimosa Bears defeated Destrehan 15-14 in the team’s last tournament of the season.
Mimosa Slimers win parish 10U championship, end undefeated
Staff Report
The 10U Mimosa Slimers take home a championship win and an undefeated season.
St. Charles 10U All-Stars place first in Sunshine Classic
Staff Report
The St. Charles All-Stars girls 10U Softball won first place in the Donaldsonville Sunshine Classic June 27 and 28 in Donaldsonville.
Yankees win 11-12 boys division
Staff Report
The St. Charles Parish 11-12 boys franchise baseball team, the Yankees, won the championship in their division.
Gators take first in softball
Staff Report
The 13-14 Des Allemands Gators girls softball team won the parish championship for their division, finishing the season at 17-1.


Dog story should have never made the news
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, This story should never have appeared in the paper, on TV, or anywhere.
One 3-way stop sign may be down, but many more left to go
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I was really pleased to see that Councilman Tastet is going to try to get the illegal stop sign at the intersection of West Heather and Willowdale Boulevard removed. He did not go far enough.

Our View

New Grand Isle lab is boost to our fisheries
The ribbon was cut on a major new facility in Louisiana Tuesday. The new Fisheries Research Laboratory at Grand Isle was officially opened by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and put to work in benefitting one of our major industries - commercial and sport fishing.


The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Grilling is a great all-American tradition. For generations, family and friends have gathered around the grill to celebrate summer in the good ol' USA.
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Woodpecker Twins” by Mike Peters got the most votes last week and is the June 25 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Mike.


Randy Paul Roussel, age 46, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at his home in Decatur, Alabama, surrounded by his loving family. Randy was born April 15, 1963, to Joy Ann Matherne and H.E. “Poochie” Roussel, Jr.
Sister Marguerite-Marie Brou, O.P., Dominican Sister of Peace (formerly Congregation of St. Mary, New Orleans, LA), age 87 years and in her 65th year of religious profession, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 4:30 a.m. at Mohun Healthcare Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Edgar “Wizard” Paul Crochet, Sr. passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in Raceland, LA at the age of 62. He was a native of Des Allemands and a resident of Raceland.
Ruth Zeringue Brignac died on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at River Parishes Hospital located in LaPlace at the age of 80. She was a native of Wallace, LA and resident of Destrehan.