Volume 139 Number 51 - Dec 20, 2012

News

Destrehan man reportedly had sex with 3-year-old, 16-year-old
A 30-year-old Destrehan man was arrested after police say he had inappropriate sexual contact with a 3-year-old and a 16-year-old.

Port of South Louisiana signs Sister Port agreement with Haiti
Officials with the Port of South Louisiana and National Port Authority (APN) of Haiti signed a Sister Port agreement, marking local port’s first agreement with a Caribbean port.

Schools say safety priority following mass shooting
Parents of children who attend St. Charles Parish Public Schools received a voice message from Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon on Monday concerning the mass school shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. last week.

Watchdog group says flare caused health issues
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB) says that a majority of the residents they surveyed who live near the Shell/Motiva complex complained of health issues due to flaring at the plant.


Sports

HHS’ Medina commits to North Texas
By Mike Detillier
Hahnville High School running back Sergio Medina told his coaches last week that he has verbally committed to attend college and play football at North Texas.
Former DHS star now on Saints active roster
By Mike Detillier
The New Orleans Saints have placed starting safety Malcolm Jenkins on injured reserve for the rest of the 2012 season and elevated former Destrehan High School and Arkansas standout Jerico Nelson to the active 53-man roster.
Hahnville rebounds to knock off Helen Cox, 51-47
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville boys basketball team rebounded from a tough loss to West Jefferson to knock off Helen Cox 51-47 Monday night.
Local all-stars fall 34-0
By Mike Detillier
The defensive players for the River Region all-stars found out what most of the Bayou area folks have been well aware of for quite some time - Vandebilt Catholic High School quarterback Elijah McGuire is a special football player.
Hunters track down rabbits in Lafourche
By Bruce McDonald
Every year Glenn Perque, Kenny Domangue, Pete Cassagne and I make our annual rabbit hunt to Lafourche Parish on private land. It’s a series of pastures, which are partially wooded, with big briar patches scattered throughout the property.
Hahnville soccer team opens district play with 2 wins
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville boys soccer team opened up district play with a big 6-2 win over Higgins.

Our View

Gun control has to find the right people
It has been a grief-filled week gone by as residents of Newtown, Conn. began burying those who were shot to death by a person who was obviously mentally ill. In addition to 20 school children, six adults, including the school principal who was trying to save her students, lost their lives in an insane act.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Dec. 20)
From staff and wire reports
•Alfred D. Robinson, 35, of 1005 Kinler St. in Luling, was arrested on Dec. 11 and charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance suboxone, suspended driver’s license, resisting an officer, as a fugitive from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, a fugitive from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and as a fugitive from Westwego.



Lifestyles

You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Dear Santa, St. Charles students share their letters to St. Nick
From staff and wire reports
Thirty students from Ethel Shoeffner Elementary, Luling Elementary, Norco Primary and New Sarpy Elementary shared their letters to Santa with the Herald-Guide for our Christmas issue. We thank all of those who participated and hope their Christmas wishes come true!
Five homes to visit before Christmas
By Kyle Barnett
Those looking for holiday cheer this Christmas can always visit the light displays at Lafreniere Park in Metairie or Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans, but just right around the corner there are numerous homes with generous light displays that anyone can see for free.

Obituaries

Hebert
Sarah Dufrene Hebert, 69, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10 in Kenner.
Boudreaux
Forrest J. Boudreaux Sr., 88, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3:25 a.m. in LaPlace.
Arnold
Alaina Zeringue Arnold, 50, died at 4:24 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, after a seven-year, hard-fought battle with cancer.