Volume 141 Number 20 - May 15, 2014


Police: Kenner man stole cars left on I-310
Sold them to junk yards
A Kenner man was arrested after he was caught stealing cars off interstates throughout the region, including St. Charles Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Residents in Willowdale, Willowridge will be without power for 4 hours Wednesday
Residents living in the Willowdale and Willowridge subdivisions in Luling will be without power from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21.


Three-team scrimmage will help DHS coaches evaluate new starters
Jonathan Menard
After falling just short of a trip to the Class 5A state championship game, the Destrehan Wildcats returned to the football field this month to begin preparations for what should be another successful year on the gridiron.
Former HHS star drafted by Texans
Jonathan Menard
Former Hahnville High School running back Alfred Blue is St. Charles Parish’s newest professional player after being drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

Our View

Death sentences should be ended
Every now and then we hear reasons why people should not be sentenced to death, regardless of what they did. Those reasons usually have some common sense attached to their arguments.
Graduates have bright future in St. Charles
Graduation time is here again in St. Charles Parish and it is a time of celebration for the many who made the grade. The future looks bright as those graduates move on to the many possibilities of their adult lives.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (May 15)
From staff and wire reports
•Bobbie Jean Beard, 50, of 550 W. McAdooo St. in New Sarpy, was arrested on April 30 and charged with possession with intent schedule II and IV drugs and speeding.
Arrests (May 15)
From staff and wire reports
•Edilberto Guerrero, 44, of 3002 1st St. in Lehigh Acres, Fla., was arrested on May 12 and charged with DWI.


School greenhouse raises, donates cypress trees for coastal rehabilitation efforts
Kyle Barnett
Coastal land loss has long been a problem plaguing Louisiana, and one local teacher is getting involved in trying to keep back the tide.
“Holly” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Holly.
Sen. Landrieu helps dedicate Magnolia Companies business center
Kyle Barnett
Numerous public officials and community leaders crowded into the lobby of the business center at Magnolia Companies last Friday as it was dedicated to the company’s founder, the late Henry “Buster” Smith.


Mark “Butch” Kite Fabre, 74, passed away on Wednesday, April 30 in Lafayette, after a brief battle with cancer.
Paul P. Nelson, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 6.
Hilda Cheramie Orgeron, 94, passed away on Sunday, May 11. She was a native of Houma and a long-time resident of Luling.