Volume 140 Number 13 - Mar 28, 2013


Police raid St. Rose home, say they find drugs, guns
A 60-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were arrested at their St. Rose home after police executed a search warrant and found drugs and guns in their residence, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Search for St. John murder suspect in Killona turns up nothing
Edgard resident Demond Baker is wanted for second degree murder. Earlier this week Killona residents said deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office were scouring their community in search of a St. John the Baptist Parish murder suspect.

Surviving domestic abuse
Battered Destrehan woman touts self-defense class
Amanda Brickhaus was only 17 when she met the man who would later become the father of her two children.


Destrehan scores 24 runs in wins over Vandebilt, Episcopal
Jonathan Menard
While the Wildcats have relied heavily on their pitching rotation this season, they showed that they have plenty of offensive firepower to back those pitchers up.
Hahnville falls to Jesuit, 8-3
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville baseball team belted out eight hits but was only able to score three runs in a tough loss to Jesuit on Monday.
New 10K Bridge Run features historical views
From staff and wire reports
United Way of St. Charles is hosting its 17th Annual 5K/10K Bridge Run/Walk on Saturday, April 6.
River Parish wrestlers tap out competition
From staff and wire reports
The River Parish Wrestling Academy competed in the Crusader Open on March 16 and all seven wrestlers that competed placed in their weight class.
Hahnville boys finish third at Gator Relays
From staff and wire reports
Maybe it was the comet streaking overhead or maybe it was the first Friday meet, but whatever the reason, it affected both the Hahnville boys and girls track teams - and not in a good way.
Lady Tigers score 56 runs in four games
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville softball team stretched their win streak to 18 games after beating Cabrini, Bonnabel, Morgan City and East St. John last week.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (March 28)
From staff and wire reports
•Bennie R. Lemieux, 28, of 817 Second St. in Norco, was arrested on March 15 and charged with identity theft over $1,000, an SCSO attachment and as a fugitive from Kenner.


Register now for parish summer camp
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department is now taking applications for its 2013 Inclusive Summer Day Camp.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Sal”
From staff and wire reports
Sal is a 1-year-old Siamese flame point with blue eyes. Humane Society officals said Sal is "sweet as pie, very affectionate and is patiently awaiting a home and hopes he will have one soon."
J.B. Martin science fair
From staff and wire reports
Students participationg in J. B. Martin Science Fair held in late January in the school gymnasium had to present their projects to a panel of judges who volunteered their time from local businesses in order to help the fair.
Local author visits Allemands Elementary
From staff and wire reports
Local author, Wendy Cartozza, recently visited students at AES to share her book, Beaux the Blue Crawfish.
R.K. Smith teacher of the year
From staff and wire reports
R.K. Smith Middle School’s 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year is Rachel Levet Hafford. Hafford graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University in May of 2008.
SCB Cheerleaders place 1st in “Kickin It For Kids” competition
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo Competitive Cheerleaders competed at the Kickin’ It For Kids in Hammond where they placed first in their division and second overall in the event.
Lakewood Elementary document based social studies
From staff and wire reports
Monica Chapman’s 5th grade social studies class at Lakewood Elementary experienced a different lesson when they encountered their first document based questions (DBQ) lesson.
R.J. Vial's Peaceful School Bus Program
From staff and wire reports
Students, bus drivers and staff members meet regularly throughout the school year to work on activities that promote respect and communication.
Allemands Elementary principal for a day
From staff and wire reports
Second graders Brandon Gainey and Keith Carmardelle were principal and assistant principal for the day at Allemands Elementary.
Relay for Life King and Queen
From staff and wire reports
The Relay for Life Survivor's dinner sponsored by Valero was held on March 14 at the KC hall in Norco.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.


Ruby Deroche Coriell, 90, passed away on Saturday March 23 at 9:05 a.m. in Baton Rouge.