Volume 139 Number 34 - Aug 23, 2012


Accused Luling gas station robber nabbed in 3 minutes
A 45-year-old Killona man was arrested only three minutes after authorities say he robbed a gas station on Sunday afternoon.

Chaisson elected to 10-year court of appeal term
Judge Robert Chaisson, of Destrehan, was re-elected to a full 10-year term on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal last week after no one qualified to run against him.

Council upholds St. Pierre veto
Allows parish employees to disclose source of code complaints
Parish employees can continue to reveal the source of building code complaints after the St. Charles Parish Council upheld a veto by Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.

Donations pour in for family of murdered deputy
Donations continue to pour in for the family of New Sarpy resident Brandon Nielsen, who was one of two deputies killed in a shooting last week in LaPlace that made headlines across the nation.

Parish needs larger parks, study says
St. Charles Parish should focus on providing large-scale, strategically located community parks while eliminating some undersized, underutilized recreational sites in neighborhoods, according to a draft of the Parks and Recreation Department master plan.

West Nile cases on the rise
7 samples have tested positive in St. Charles
The number of West Nile virus cases has spiked across the country this year and 26 people in Texas have died of the disease. In St. Charles Parish, seven chicken and mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile compared with two positives in 2011.


Mimosa’s high-point swimmers named
From staff and wire reports
Bottom row: Sarah Gassen, Annemarie McMillan, William Reed and Thomasita Gilbert
Limited Access Area goes into effect Sept. 1
Bruce McDonald
The Limited Access Area, which is located on the northeastern side of the Salvador Management Area and prevents the use of boats with internal combustion engines, goes into effect Sept. 1.

Our View

Natural gas use should benefit state
Our state seems to be on the way up in the production of energy. When we thought the production of oil was on the wain because of the environmental concerns in its production of carbon dioxide that produces global warming, an Associated Press report claims that carbon dioxide emissions have decreased to the level they were in 1992. It indicates that emissions from coal-powered power plants cause some 98 percent to the total CO2 emissions in the country.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Douglas L. Woolums, 49, of 2639 Broken Arrow Lane in Joplin, Mo., was arrrested on Aug. 17 and charged with D.W.I. and open container.


St. Charles represented at 4-H and FFA horse show
From staff and wire reports
A number of St. Charles Parish residents took part in the 43rd annual Louisiana 4-H and Future Farmers of America State Horse Show held July 10-14.
Book Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
From staff and wire reports
Rick Deckard is a bounty hunter living in the rubble and remains of Earth after World War Terminus. Rick strives to maintain some semblance of sanity and peace on the mostly-deserted planet.
Stroke doesn’t slow skills of Bayou Gauche woodworker
Kyle Barnett
Todd LeBlanc was 12 years old when his father gave him an ax and a mitre saw.


Carl "Tubby" Joseph Duplantis Jr., 48, a native of Bayou Cane and a resident of Raceland, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 after a five-year battle with multiple myeloma.
Alice Cambre Hebert, 76, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2. Beloved wife of the late Nelson Hebert. Mother of Debra Brignac, Donald Hebert and Gail Cuttino. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Daughter of the late Bernard and Adrianne Cambre. Also survived by sisters and brothers.
Douglas Alien Truxillo, 37, entered into enternal rest on Thursday, Aug. 9. He was the devoted father of Haley and Mikayla Truxillo.
Marion Breaux, 62, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 8:50 a.m. in Boutte. Beloved daughter of the late Irby and Alvina Comardelle Breaux. Sister of John R. Breaux, Marty J. Breaux, Malinda B. Rodrigue and the late Herbert J. Breaux, Sr., Norma Breaux and Arlene Breaux. A native of Bayou Gauche and a resident of Boutte.