Volume 141 Number 5 - Jan 30, 2014


Crime in St. Charles falls by 17 percent
Lowest number of crimes reported since '08
The number of reported crimes in St. Charles Parish dropped nearly 17 percent in 2013 when compared to 2012, according to a report compiled for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Family still hopeful that missing Boutte man will be found alive
Antoine Edmond Sr. (back) speaks with his son, Antoine Edmond Jr. Edmond Sr. went missing in 2012, but his son still believes he is alive. Antoine Edmond Sr. lived on Magnolia Ridge Road in Boutte for 52 years before he vanished without a trace in what his son likens to something from a TV movie.


Weather, refs will have big say in Super Bowl
Mike Detillier
Much has been made of the possible severe weather conditions this coming Sunday for the Super Bowl. Forecasters have talked about wind, cold and snow for the game, and there is no doubt that will play a part in the outcome.
DHS receiver will join QB at Utah
Mike Detillier
There is no secret that Louisiana produces more professional football talent than any other state per capita in America. Louisiana has had that distinction four out of the last five years and it has not gone unnoticed by the University of Utah.
Lady Wildcats remain undefeated in district play with 3 impressive wins
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats have been unstoppable on the court and improved their district record to 9-0 after victories over South Lafourche, H.L. Bourgeois and East St. John.
Hahnville rebounds from tough loss with 52-33 win
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers bounced back from a tough one-point loss to H.L. Bourgeois with a 52-33 victory over Central Lafourche Monday night.
HHS wrestlers beat Grace King, finish 16th at Classic
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Tigers wrestling team improved to 2-0 at home after cruising past Grace King High School.
Arrests (Feb. 6)
From staff and wire reports
•Keisha K. Davis, 41, of 1 Summerton Drive in St. Rose, was arrested on Feb. 3 and charged with DWI, reckless operation and open container.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Jan. 30)
From staff and wire reports
•Toby Candies, 50, of 296 Whitley Road in Des Allemands, was arrested on Jan. 20 and charged with simple burglary.


Satellite Center students win awards
Letters to the Editor
The St. Charles Parish Public Schools Satellite Center’s Advanced TV Broadcasting Team Members won seven awards at the Louisiana Scholastic Press Association’s Conference held on the LSU Campus.
Literacy group at Mimosa Park Elementary
From staff and wire reports
All students in Lisa Cain’s second grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary recently read the book “Honeybees”.
R.J. Vial scientists at work
From staff and wire reports
The fourth graders in Krissi Brown’s class at R. J. Vial Elementary School were able to examine the inside of an owl pellet and found a variety of animal bones.
R.K. Smith students attend TEDYouth conference
From staff and wire reports
Members of R.K. Smith’s Student Council attended the TEDYouth conference at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet "Scooter"
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Scooter.
R. J. Vial Elementary teacher of the year
From staff and wire reports
The faculty and staff at R. J. Vial Elementary recently nominated teachers for the recognition of Teacher of the Year.
Mimosa Park Elementary students visit botanical gardens
From staff and wire reports
First graders from Mimosa Park Elementary in Jennifer Hogan’s class visited the Botantical Gardens at City Park to kick off their science learning about plant.
Lakewood Elementary students experiment with magnets
From staff and wire reports
Jessica Fletcher's fourth grade class at Lakewood Elementary has been experimenting with magnets.