Volume 138 Number 18 - May 05, 2011

News

Covington man charged with pointing gun at driver on I-310
A Covington man who believed he was cut off in traffic allegedly brandished a handgun on I-310 and pointed it at another driver before being arrested a short time later on Highway 90, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Herald-Guide takes home 18 awards at press competition
The St. Charles Herald-Guide won 18 awards at the Louisiana Press Association competition, which was held at Marksville’s Paragon Casino last weekend.

Parents of wiz kid praise iPad as unique learning tool
Parents of wiz kid praise iPad as unique learning tool As technology improves every year, children seem to be getting a head start on learning. Twenty-month-old Raylon Palmer of Montz is no exception - he cannot even talk yet but he already uses technology on a daily basis.

Parish air passes test for first time in 15 years
For the first time since 1996, residents can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to the parish’s air quality, according to the American Lung Association.

Police searching for mysterious van in Norco
Last week, authorities received reports that a small white van being driven around Norco would pull up next to people on the street while the side door opens slowly.

Police: Luling man took voyeuristic photos of children
A 33-year-old Luling man has been arrested after authorities say he took photos of children while zooming in on parts of their body.

Voters KO hospital tax
Voters send ‘loud and clear’ message, hospital CEO says
Seventy percent of voters rejected two St. Charles Parish Hospital propositions in the April 30 election that would have raised taxes to provide for operational costs and capital improvements.


Sports

2011 5A Softball State Champs
From staff and wire reports
Members of the 2011 5A State Champion Hahnville Lady Tigers are:
Tigers ‘refocus’ as state playoffs begin
By Jonathan Menard
After a 10-0 start to the season, the Hahnville Tigers seemed like legitimate contenders for the state crown. But as they entered district play, the squad struggled, limping out to a 6-9 finish.
Bourgeois leads Wildcats past Shaw
By Jonathan Menard
Riding a superb pitching performance by senior Brandt Bourgeois, the 20th-seeded Destrehan Wildcats upset No. 14 Archbishop Shaw 5-2 in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday.

Our View

Bin Laden’s death not the end of the war
The murderer of more than 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 has finally received his due. Osama bin Laden was buried at the bottom of the sea after U. S. forces put him to death earlier this week.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Darrel J. Richoux, 44, of 136 Pinewood Loop in Covington, was arrested on April 26 and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.



Lifestyles

Pentas can give your yard color all summer long
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Recipe: Chipotle chicken tacos
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Foret-Troxler engagement
From staff and wire reports
George and Pamela Foret of Des Allemands are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melaina Michelle Foret, to Jason Thomas Troxler, son of Tommy and Donna Troxler of Ama.
Environmentalist Milton Cambre given state recognition
From staff and wire reports
Local environmentalist Milton L. Cambre was recognized by the state’s Attorney General with a 2011 Constable Judicial Award.
Lakewood raises $2k in mini walk
From staff and wire reports
Over $2,000 was raised by the students of Lakewood Elementary School in support of those with Juvenile Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis.
Pets of the week
From staff and wire reports
For adoption information, please call (985)783-5010.