Volume 138 Number 3 - Jan 20, 2011

News

Arrest made in Circle K robbery
A 32-year-old Eunice man was arrested after authorities say he robbed the Boutte Circle K on Jan. 6.

Council to decide on overturning fireworks ban
The St. Charles Parish Council will vote on whether or not to allow both the sale and popping of fireworks inside parish limits at their Jan. 24 meeting.

Crime decreases by 5.8 percent in 2010
Lower numbers of rapes, assaults, burglaries and thefts led to a 5.8 percent decrease in St. Charles Parish crime in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to FBI crime statistics.

Hundreds rally around life, legacy of MLK
Hundreds of parish residents took to the streets on Monday to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The marchers traveled from Luling to Hahnville, a distance of more than two and a half miles. While 150 people marched, more than 400 showed up at a rally that Around 150 parish residents marched on River Road from the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling to the Eual J. Landry Alternative Program Center in Hahnville to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

Luling man spends Christmas with deployed son...on Navy submarine
As part of a special guest cruise program, Gary Steckel was able to spend the holidays with his son on a submarine. A Luling man got the chance of a lifetime to spend Christmas with his son who is in the Navy - while his son was deployed.

Police: Mother left child outside in cold for 3 hours
Grandmother says 5-year-old slept on porch
A 38-year-old Destrehan mother was charged with cruelty to a juvenile after authorities say her 5-year-old daughter was locked out of the house for more than three hours.

Stars descend on parish for thriller
Several locations in St. Charles Parish will serve as the setting of a noir thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Luke Wilson.

Teacher’s death second tragedy to strike R.K. Smith faculty
Educator, husband found dead by young daughter
R.K. Smith Middle School faculty and students are mourning their second loss in less than two years as a teacher was killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Jan. 13.


Sports

Hahnville cruises past East Ascension, handles East St. John
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers have hit their stride at the perfect time, beating both East St. John and East Ascension to remain undefeated in district play.
Hunters getting ready for final showdown
By Bruce McDonald
With deer and duck season running out of days, many hunters are hitting the woods and duck leases for the final showdown.
HHS trio to lead state against Mississippi
By Jonathan Menard
Three Hahnville High School football stars will try to help Louisiana dominate Mississippi this Saturday at the Who is the “Mann” Annual High School Classic, which takes place in Baton Rouge.
New coach sets sights on Byrd’s development
By Mike Detillier
Former Hahnville High School standout wide receiver LaRon Byrd has always had the skillset to develop into one of the top receivers in college football for the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes.
Hahnville suffers tough overtime loss to Dutchtown
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers began the second round of district play on Friday when they traveled to Dutchtown. Though the Tigers led for a majority of the game against one of the top teams in the state, they would fall 4-3 in overtime.

Our View

Open primaries would help other states, too
A possible solution to our political partisanship problems is to adopt open primaries nationwide. In that way, candidates would be more likely to preach and vote according to their own honest opinions of the best way to govern rather than the way their party wants it to be.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Cortney L. Madere, 22, of 200 Second St. in Des Allemands, was arrested on Jan. 11 and charged with D.W.I., hit and run, reckless operation, possession of Marijuana, possession of Suboxone, no liability insurance, resisting an officer and driving with a suspended license.



Lifestyles

Protecting citrus from the winter’s cold
LSU AgCenter News
Louisiana generally has its coldest temperatures in late December, January and early February and protection of citrus trees becomes important to homeowners across the state.
It's a boy!
From staff and wire reports
Reid Joseph Bourgeois was born on Nov. 14, 2010 at 6:17 pm. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
VIPs:Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Erica L. Paliaro, Jason Roberts and Justin Cannon
Luling firefighter of the year
From staff and wire reports
BMX show at LES
From staff and wire reports
Reading champs
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary proudly announces the winners for December's reading program, "Season's Readings."
Honoring the flag
From staff and wire reports
Troopmaster Junius Adams, pictured at far right, with Troop 371 Luling United Methodist Church, assists members of the Cub Scout Pack 173 with proper techniques for folding the American flag.
DARE to be above drugs
From staff and wire reports
In December, 5th grade students and parents at Lakewood Elementary attended DARE Graduation.