Volume 139 Number 13 - Mar 29, 2012


2 workers injured in Air Products fire
Two workers were injured in a fire that occurred at Air Products’ Luling plant on Monday.

Council shoots down law legalizing fireworks, 5-4
A proposal that would have allowed residents to pop fireworks four days a year was shot down in a 5-4 vote by the St. Charles Parish Council on Monday.

Destrehan teen tycoons place second in national contest
Joe Solito, Austin Bergeron, Matt Duhe and Joshua Stoker have already completed a variety of professional projects at their mulimedia company. Destrehan students Austin Bergeron, Matt Duhe, Joe Solito and Joshua Stoker founded StudioVictus last November. Although the company is only a few months old, they have completed a variety of professional projects with nearly a dozen more on the way to completion.

Luling home burglaries are likely connected
Most recent took place in Willowdale at noon
A home burglary that occurred Tuesday at noon in Willowdale is likely connected to three more home burglaries that recently took place in Luling, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Man accused of kicking down door, assaulting ex-girlfriend
A 24-year-old Metairie man was arrested after authorities say he forced his way into the Norco home of an ex-girlfriend and attacked two people inside the residence.

Morel elected judge by slim margin
Luling attorney Michele Morel is the next 19th Judicial District Court judge. She beat opponent Timothy Marcel by 168 votes during Saturday’s election.

Police: Man stabbed during tax discussion
A man was stabbed in the face twice after getting into an argument with his ex-girlfriend over taxes, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Rotary names super volunteer Citizen of Year
Rotarians Tanya Colee, Carl Cantrelle and Greg Lier pose with Citizen of the Year Audrey Raziano (holding plaque). Anyone who has volunteered in St. Charles Parish has probably met Audrey Raziano. Each year she spends thousands of hours volunteering to help dozens of causes – from education and financial assistance to cancer research.

SCP industry growth creates hundreds of permanent jobs
Learn how, where to apply for positions
With billions of dollars worth of projects on the horizon, St. Charles Parish companies will be hiring hundreds of new employees in the coming years.


Food, fun at Mt. Airy volleyball tourney
From staff and wire reports
The Christian Sports Fellowship of St. Charles Parish will host a volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 31 at Mt. Airy Baptist Church of Boutte.
Lady Tigers go 3-0 in North-South Challenge
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville softball team cruised past Byrd and Haughton while shutting out Evangel to finish with a perfect 3-0 record at the North-South Challenge.

Our View

Oil spill states still await money
Billions of dollars are at stake for Louisiana as the Restore Act that would provide that amount in the BP oil spill recovery flounders in Congress. The act would provide 80 percent of the oil fines recovered by the government in the spill to the four states seriously affected by it.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Crystal F. St. Amant, 45, of 399 Marcia Drive in Luling, was arrested on March 18 and charged with possession of crack, possession of drug paraphernalia, suspended driver’s license, license address change and obstruction of justice.


Two public school teachers receive national certification
From staff and wire reports
Two St. Charles Parish Public School teachers recently earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
DHS student Jared Able named research scholar
From staff and wire reports
Louisiana State University, leading the way in the advancement of knowledge and intellectual inquiry, is proud to announce that Jared Able has received appointment as a Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (LA-STEM) Research Scholar.
Trash Bash a blast
From staff and wire reports
The 4th Annual Spring Trash Bash took place last weekend with more than 100 volunteers picking up garbage to beautify St. Charles Parish roadways.
It's a girl!
From staff and wire reports
Captain Douglas and Monica Gautrau of Biloxi, Miss. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mila Glenn Gautrau.
HMS Jr. Beta inductions
From staff and wire reports
The Harry Hurst Junior Beta Club inducted its 2011-12 Junior Beta members recently during a candlelight ceremony.
Cucumber family provides many favorite vegetables
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
May the odds be ever in your favor
From staff and wire reports
With the much anticipated film "The Hunger Games" being released last week, the 7th grade teachers at Harry Hurst Middle School decided to take part in the games as well.
Making lemonade
From staff and wire reports
Fourth graders at Norco Elementary 4-6 created a lemonade business that tied in to their economic studies.
Young authors at MPE
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary proudly presents its Louisiana Reading Council Young Authors Contest State Winners.


Huey R. "Frenchy" Falgoust, 77, a native of Vacherie and longtime resident of Des Allemands, died on March 20, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Lou Sparks, sons, Keith Falgoust of Luling, Robert Falgoust of Cut Off and Timothy "Can Man" Falgoust of Des Allemands; daughters, Robin F. Adams (husband Mickey) of Houma, Roberta F. Comardelle (husband Gilbert Jr.) of Des Allemands and Monica Falgoust of Des Allemands; sisters, Leanna F. Kraemer, Cheryl F. Tregre (husband Ricky) and Ericka Schaubhut (husband Bert); stepsons, Jamie, Todd, Glenn and Marty Foret; stepdaughters, Karen Breaux (husband Gerald), Shirley Hendon and Barbara Rushing; grandchildren, Jeremy, Patrick, Christopher, Brett and Katie Falgoust; and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Adeline Chauvin Falgoust; his wife of eight years, Sylvia Breaux Falgoust; parents, Edmond and Agatha "Agot" Rome Falgoust, sister, Laura F. Fonseca (husband Junior), daughter-in-law, Sandra T. Falgoust, and brother-in-law, Frank Kraemer.