Volume 139 Number 31 - Aug 02, 2012

News

Attempted murder charges refused against 3 men
St. Rose man shot numerous times in drive-by
The St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office has refused charges against three men who were arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Craigslist housing scam seems to have gone away - for now
A Craigslist scam asked residents to wire $700 in order to lease a home in St. Charles Parish. A nearly year-long Craigslist scam involving housing in St. Charles Parish seems to finally be under control.

Grand jury indicts teen in St. Rose murder
Keywine Bradford, 16, was indicted for murder by a grand jury last week in the May shooting death of a 19-year-old St. Rose man, according to the victim’s father, Leo Mealey.

Luling burglar sentenced to 35 years in jail
A Westwego man who police say was responsible for several burglaries in St. Charles Parish received 35 years in jail after pleading guilty to four counts of burglary.

Parish says all land acquired for Willowridge levee
Officials say corps not holding up construction
The St. Charles Parish administration has acquired all land necessary to build the Willowridge portion of the project.

Tax preparer accused of filing false returns
The owner of a tax preparation business in Luling has been charged with filing false tax returns for her clients and for herself, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office.


Sports

Ellington Orcas place 5th at invitational
From staff and wire reports
The Ellington Orcas’ swim team placed fifth overall in this year’s River Parishes Invitational.
Des Allemands 7 year olds win parish championship
From staff and wire reports
The 7-year-old Des Allemands baseball team won the parish championship.
Big fish, fun at Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
By Bruce McDonald
St. Charles Parish residents looking to mix fishing with pleasure headed to Grand Isle last weekend for the 90th Annual International Tarpon Rodeo.
Thieving bull shark caught
By Bruce McDonald
It started out as a regular charter fishing trip for Captain Jamie Gaspard on the 41-foot "Pure Adren-A-Line" out of Moran Marina at the Fourchon. Little did Gaspard and the rest of the crew know that they would soon be fighting a monster bull shark.

Editorial

Councilman questions St. Pierre veto
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, On Monday, July 23, the St. Charles Parish Council passed ordinance 12-7-9 which required parish workers not to disclose the names of our good citizens who report violations to the parish.
What is rationale for raising sewerage fees?
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, As we watch the cost of living in St. Charles parish rise again, it should add to the list of questions we have about how our elected officials (local, state and federal) spend our tax dollars.

Our View

Save money in the parish this weekend
There’s money in the bank for anyone who wants to shop in St. Charles Parish this week. It’s a sales tax holiday and we are the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Mindy A. Demandrre, 33, of 27144 Tag-A-Long Road in LaCombe, was arrested on July 23 and charged with issuing worthless checks over $500 and for a SCSO attachment.



Lifestyles

Luling teen performs at Kennedy Center
From staff and wire reports
Cameron Hall, a 16-year-old Luling resident, recently performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on June 24 as part of the All-Nationals Concert Band.
Book Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles
From staff and wire reports
The Hound of the Baskervilles, written by Arthur Conan Doyle, is a classic mystery crime novel set in England. It was published between August 1901 and April 1902 as a serial story in The Strand Magazine.
CASA seeking volunteers
From staff and wire reports
Child Advocacy Services (CAS) is a private, non-profit umbrella agency providing services through the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) program and other services supporting their mission to give voice, healing and security to children.

Obituaries

Keller
Stanley Francis Keller, III, 67, of Hahnville died on Monday, July 23, 2012, at Ochsner Louisiana Extended Care Hospital in Kenner.