Volume 140 Number 25 - Jun 20, 2013


Defense plans to call 4 alibis in murder case
The alleged shooter in the May 2012 murder of Jared Mealey has been granted a request for a speedy trial that is set to begin on Aug. 6.

Man charged with beating up father, causing brain bleeding
A 38-year-old Luling man has been arrested for beating up his own father, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Paul Maillard improvement boards pop up
Paul Maillard improvement boards pop up In an effort to gain community input on the Paul Maillard Road Revitalization Plan, the St. Charles Parish Department of Planning and Zoning is installing four chalkboards soliciting readers’ suggestions for the improvement of Paul Maillard Road through Luling and Boutte.

Schools expect sales taxes to decline in ‘14 budget
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has released its interim 2014 annual budget projection and the school system anticipates running a small deficit for the year.


Mimosa cruises to huge swim meet win
Jonathan Menard
The Mimosa Dolphins cruised past Bellemeade in their first swim meet of the year with several swimmers winning multiple first place awards.
HHS player receives camp award
From staff and wire reports
Logan Martindale, an upcoming senior at Hahnville High School, was named Best Overall Quarterback at a recent football camp.

Our View

Jindal’s tour is good news for state
It’s good news that Gov. Bobby Jindal is undertaking a statewide tour that will take him to all of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (June 20)
From staff and wire reports
•Jennifer R. Englade, 40, of 505 Mt. Vernon Drive in LaPlace, was arrested on June 11 and charged with three counts of principal to vehicular homicide, third-degree feticide, vehicular negligent injury, DWI, reckless operation, open container and no liability insurance.


This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Holly”
From staff and wire reports
Holly is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.
Book review: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
From staff and wire reports
In the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, a young teenage boy writes letters to a stranger to share his life through his first year of high school.
Luling guide wins top award in Venice IWFA Tournament
Ann Taylor
Peter Young from Luling won the top guide award for helping his anglers catch the most fish overall during the IWFA tournament in Venice last week.


June Marie Touchard, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 11 at 9:09 a.m. in River Ridge.
Edward Henry Skena Jr. passed away at his home on Saturday June 15.
Clardie Lee "Lil Sonny" Ellis III, 28, passed away on June 7 at his grandmother’s residence at 10 p.m.