Volume 139 Number 28 - Jul 12, 2012

News

Arrest made in connection with Zydeco's armed robbery
Authorities have arrested a 25-year-old Luling man in connection with the armed robbery of two women outside of Zydeco’s II in Boutte, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Caregiver charged with forging $3,500 in checks from elderly woman
A St. Rose woman was arrested for allegedly stealing checks from an elderly woman and cashing them.

Law change will cost hospital millions
But Obamacare will eliminate loss in future, CEO says
Only a few days after the United State Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, funding that would reimburse Louisiana’s charity and rural hospitals for uncompensated care was stripped from a transportation bill that passed through Congress.

New Clerk of Court says he will keep close watch on staff
3 office employees were arrested last year
Lance Marino began his new job last week as the parish’s Clerk of Court, and said he will keep close watch on his staff to avoid any improprieties.

School district approves $127 million budget
St. Charles Parish Public Schools are anticipating a $1.9 million increase in the school system’s 2013 budget over 2012.

Soap Doggy-Dog: Car wash goes to the dogs
Lexi gets a bath from her owner at a new dog wash that opened in Destrehan. Drivers taking their vehicles in for a quick wash in Destrehan might be surprised to see families with dogs trailing them into the facility on Longview Drive. But Edmond Tassin, who owns the car wash, sees dollar signs.


Sports

Babe Ruth tourney expected to draw thousands
From staff and wire reports
More than 2,650 people will visit St. Charles Parish next week as part of the 2012 Southwest Regional Babe Ruth Softball tournament, officials announced.
British soccer camp will invade Destrehan
From staff and wire reports
Challenger Sports will hold one of their popular "British Soccer Camps" in Destrehan.
Tennis camp held at Grand Ridge
From staff and wire reports
Grand Ridge Golf Club and John Hebert Tennis will host a Quickstart tennis camp for juniors ages 5 through 10 years old from July 16-20.
Luling friends attack bull reds at night in Caminada Pass
By Jonathan Menard
In the beginning of July, Matt Jewel and Stephen Plaisance, both of Luling, like to head to Grand Isle and catch bull redfish in Caminada Pass.
Young players will work out with pros at HHS camp
By Jonathan Menard
Young football players in St. Charles Parish will get a chance to work out with three NFL players during the first Rising Stars football camp, which will be held at Hahnville High School from July 16-18.
Hi-Steppers put on clinic for future dancers
From staff and wire reports

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Charles M. Baloney, 25, of 827 Milling Ave. in Luling, was arrested on July 7 and charged with armed robbery.



Lifestyles

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars
From staff and wire reports
In the novel The Fault in Our Stars, John Green tells the story of two Indianapolis teenagers who fall in love at a Cancer Support Group.
Firefighter recognized for 30 years service
By Kyle Barnett
The Luling Volunteer Fire Department recently recognized Buddy Weems for 30 years of service with the department.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Family fun at Independence Day celebration
From staff and wire reports
Did our camera catch you?
A social and dance club with a serious side:
By Kyle Barnett
The Parish’s No. 1 social and dance club is taking on a noble task for their August benefit dance.