Volume 139 Number 26 - Jun 28, 2012


After 33 years as D.A., Morel has plenty of highlights, few regrets
Will be working for a Chaisson for second time in career
Longtime St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel is getting accustomed to his new role as an assistant district attorney after 33 years as the head man.

Animal cruelty charges to stick in escaped horse saga
An emaciated horse that escaped from the yard of Yolanda Breaux’s residence on Sharon Avenue in Boutte two weeks ago is still in the custody of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Man charged with vehicular homicide after Paradis wreck
A New Iberia man who was involved in a fatal crash on Highway 90 in Paradis has been booked with vehicular homicide.

Police: Naked man takes towel for walk in Luling
A 40-year-old Arkansas man, who police say was intoxicated, was seen walking around in Luling near River Road wearing only a towel, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Teen murder suspects blame each other for St. Rose killing
19-year-old Jared Mealey was found shot dead in his car
Two St. Charles Parish residents being held for the May 29 murder of Jared Mealey in St. Rose have each said the other did the shooting.

Topcats headline parish fireworks show
This year’s fireworks show is scheduled to light up the sky for 20 minutes beginning at 9 p.m. on July 3. For more than two decades, parish residents have made an annual trek to the West Bank Bridge Park during the Fourth of July week for an evening filled with music, food, fun and, most importantly, a fireworks show that is expected to last 20 minutes.


Register now to dance with Hahnville Hi-Steppers
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Hi-Stepper Kiddie Camp will be held Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12 at the school’s gym.
Kiddie camp attendees will get to cheer at football game
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville High School cheerleaders are inviting all those between the ages of 3-12 to join them at HHS Kiddie Camp on Monday. The camp runs from July 16 through Thursday, July 19 and lasts from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the HHS gym.
Mimosa knocks off Bellemeade, 537-424
Jonathan Menard
Several Mimosa swimmers finished on top of the field in their respective divisions to lead their squad to a 537-424 win over Bellemeade.
Little Leaguers bring home trophies
From staff and wire reports

Our View

More diversions may be coming our way
There was good news at the State of the Coast conference on Louisiana’s coastal restoration efforts this week in New Orleans. According to Garret Graves, chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, our state hopes to launch a new diversion of Mississippi River water and sediment into the Barataria Basin to build up the wetlands.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Coronji K. Calhoun, 21, of 850 Easy St. in New Sarpy, was arrested on June 18 and charged with aggravated battery.


Birth-Owen Matthew Larousse
From staff and wire reports
Owen Matthew Larousse was born on April 25, 2012 at 1:34 p.m. to Jarrad and Kyna Larousse of Luling.
Birth - Michael Barrington Kow
From staff and wire reports
Michael Barrington Kow was born to proud parents Brandi Power Kow and Jason Kow on June 14,2012 at 12:04 a.m.
Hahnville boy earns Cub Scouts religion badge
From staff and wire reports
Christopher Thibodeaux, of Hahnville and Cub Scout Pack 370, has successfully earned the Light of Christ Emblem.
Book Review: “The Flame Alphabet”
From staff and wire reports
Ben Marcus’ new novel, The Flame Alphabet, takes place in modern day, suburban New York with a young Jewish family struggling to keep their family strong. He wrote this fictional novel because he was becoming a new parent and did not know what the future held for him.
HHS students attend leadership conference
From staff and wire reports
Two HHS students recently attended the HOBY leadership conference in Baton Rouge.
Homegrown author speaks to Young Writers’ Camp Students
From staff and wire reports
Students from the St. Charles Parish Young Writers' Camp on the Westbank were treated to a chat via Skype with author, Jason Williams, on June 12.
St. Charles Borromeo first through fifth grade Christianity award recipients
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo first through fifth grade Christianity award recipients.
Duhe completes basic training
From staff and wire reports
Air Force Airman Eliska M. Duhe graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Luling Girl Scouts earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award
From staff and wire reports
Girl Scout Juniors in a Luling troop recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a registered Girl Scout Junior in grades 4 and 5 can achieve.
United Way of St. Charles Selects 2012 Campaign Leaders
From staff and wire reports
Representatives Fred Martinez and Quinn Landry from St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ray Tyree from First NBC Bank are serving as chairpersons for the 2012 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign.


Jean Marie Louviere Cambre peacefully entered eternal rest at her residence surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 10.
Edward A. "Baloosey" Schmill, Sr., 93, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. in Thibodaux.
Robert Edward Ciuzio Jr., 59, of Norco, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, at Northridge Care Center.
Kase Alan Friloux, 3, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 in Houma.