Volume 136 Number 41 - Oct 08, 2009

News

118 vehicle burglaries from May through September
From May until September, there were 118 vehicle burglaries in St. Charles Parish, and while those crimes tend to peak in the summer, Sheriff Greg Champagne said that residents should still lock their vehicles and remove all valuables.

2 more arrested in assault on 17-year-old
Destrehan teen sent to ICU after punch
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has made two more arrests in the case of a 17-year-old Destrehan teen who was punched to the ground and suffered skull and facial fractures as a result.

Authorities look into shooting death in Luling
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call on Oct. 3 from a person claiming that a 41-year-old Vacherie man had shot himself while visiting Lancelot Apartments in Luling.

Champagne chosen for court security task force
Hahnville - St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has been selected to serve on a task force that is charged with improving security in the Louisiana district courts and courthouses.

Dedication comes 33 years after ferry disaster
A monument to the 77 victims and 18 survivors of the worst ferry disaster in American history will be dedicated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the East Bank Bridge Park. The ceremony will be open to the public.

Speed Racer
Speed Racer 9-year-old state champ from Luling wins national competition, racks up 16 victories in two years
Nine-year-old Hunter Harmon likes to go fast, and it's that need for speed that has catapulted the Luling native to 16 BMX wins in two years, including last weekend’s first-place finish in the Redline Cup Central championship in Missouri.


Sports

East Ascension’s stable of running backs could pose problem for Tigers
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers cruised to another big win last weekend, using a balanced offensive attack and five takeaways by their defense to run away with a 42-7 victory over Vanderbilt Catholic.
N.O. Saints defense gets a "Sharper" image
By Mike Detillier
The talk leading up to the New Orleans Saints versus the New York Jets was the showdown between one of the leagues top offenses against one of the NFL’s top defenses.
Outdoor Report
By Staff Report
Documentation for a much-talked-about 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass, caught from Japan's largest lake in July, has arrived at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) headquarters for world record recognition.
Former Hahnville teammates Lanaux, Lee meet on the big stage
By Staff Report
Former Hahnville High School stars Chris Lanaux (left) and Bryant Lee (right) met recently when their two college squads faced off against one another.

Our View

Davis Pond needs more water
Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Project presently is operating at half its capacity but it would benefit our coast if it were greater.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Zachary S. Wilson, 17, of 3756 Tara Drive in Destrehan was arrested on Oct. 1 and charged with principal to second degree battery.



Lifestyles

Talented drama club in full gear for fall season
By Heather R. Breaux
Student actors in Hahnville High’s talented drama club have been hard at work for the past month practicing for their latest performance, “Miss Nelson is Missing,” based on the classic children’s book.
Crazy ants poised to invade Louisiana
LSU AgCenter News
A new invasive insect is threatening to move into Louisiana, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
Congressman Steve Scalise visits Harry Hurst Middle School on behalf of NEH
By Staff Report
Last week U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise visited the Harry Hurst Middle Library on behalf of the U.S. Congress and the National Endowment for Humanities.
Rhitt Growl wins N.O. media award
By Staff Report
Digital Media Facilitator, Rhitt Growl, at the Satellite Center recently won a poster design contest hosted by the New Orleans Multi Media User Group. The contest was to design a poster promoting Tulane University’s Tech Day.