Volume 138 Number 1 - Jan 06, 2011

News

Armed invaders tie up victims, ransack house
A Destrehan woman and her daughter were tied up and held at gunpoint Monday morning when a group of men robbed their home on Murray Hill Drive, according to police.

Convicted sex offender charged with molesting 6-year-old girl
A 24-year-old Boutte man who is a convicted sex offender was arrested and charged with molesting a 6-year-old girl, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Destrehan man arrested in fatal New Year’s crash
Authorities say he fell asleep at wheel, hit crash victim
A 36-year-old Destrehan man was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after authorities say he ran into and killed a Raceland man that was standing near his crashed pick-up truck on the side of I-310.

History buffs tell how Des Allemands’ Black Prince Island got its name
A Des Allemands native who plans on writing a history of the area said he discovered the true meaning behind Black Prince Island during his research.

Jindal bases future on the youth
Gov. Bobby Jindal gave an enlightened talk at Destrehan Library last Thursday as part of a statewide “Building a Better Louisiana for Our Children” tour. It’s main focus was on the future of the state and how it rests with our younger people.

Largest slave revolt revisited on 200-year anniversary
Largest slave revolt revisited on 200-year anniversary Two hundred years ago, a group of Louisiana slaves led the largest organized rebellion of enslaved people on American soil.

Schools will beef up security measures, ID ever visitor
In his first big move as Coordinator of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for the school district, Stephen Robicheaux presented a plan to the School Board that will unify the procedures for visitors in all parish schools.


Sports

Tigers’ Taylor wraps up impressive career with All-State selection
By Jonathan Menard
For the last three years, when opposing coaches faced Hahnville they had to game plan on how to stop Tiger linebacker Ben Taylor.
White, Hutson named All-State honorable mention
By Jonathan Menard
Ethan Hutson Destrehan, OL, #69

Our View

1811 slave revolt made history here
Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the largest slave revolt in U. S. history will begin at Destrehan Plantation Saturday. It will start a year-long observation that will recall the events when more than 200 enslaved African-Americans marched downriver from a plantation in LaPlace for two days to a plantation in Kenner.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Report
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Jerry F. Sanamo Jr., 45, of 174 Hollywood Park Drive in Montz, was arrested on Dec. 20 and charged with possession of Amphetamine, possession of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.



Obituaries

Schaubhut
James “Jimmy” Schaubhut, 81, passed away on Dec. 21, 2010 in Luling.
Dufrene
Marion M. Dufrene, 81, passed away on Dec. 21, 2010 in Luling.