Volume 141 Number 27 - Jul 03, 2014


Man found shot to death in St. Rose
A New Orleans man was shot to death this morning on Kennedy Street in St. Rose.

Parish’s real estate market is strong now, agents say
After years of stagnation due to the 2008 mortgage crisis that was exacerbated by the questionable effects of predicted hikes in property insurance rates, local real estate agents are reporting that the St. Charles Parish real estate market is particularly strong right now.

Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
Jonah Wetwiski The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Jonah Wetwiski who is facing charges of principal to first-degree murder.


DHS ace lands on All-State team for second straight year
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan ace Kade Granier achieved a rare honor when he was selected to the Class 5A All-State team for the second year in a row.
8-year-old All-Stars finish second at state tourney
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles 8-year-old All-Stars were the state runners-up in the Louisiana Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament held June 27-29 at the West Bank Bridge Park.
Parish’s 16U All-Stars win 18U senior title
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles 16U All-Stars won the 18U Sr. Division Championship at the Coquille All-Star Tournament in Covington.
Too early to tell if slow trout fishing a problem, LDWF says
Andy Crawford
The head fisheries biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said tough fishing this spring doesn’t necessarily point to problems with the fishery.

Our View

Best way to live is to LOVE
It’s amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff’s Reports (July 3)
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Willie Lee Murrey Jr., 23, of unknown address, was arrested on June 23 and charged with possession of stolen auto over $500, resisting arrest by refusing to ID, suspended driver’s license, open container, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office attachment, as a fugitive from Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and as a fugitive from Westwego.


Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
Special to the Herald-Guide
Those fields of lily pads are more than just fish magnets — they’re a source of some of great food. Here’s how one Des Allemands resident takes advantage of the bounty.
River Region Chamber celebrates 10 years
From staff and wire reports
The River Region Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) celebrated 10 years of service to the St. John, St. James and St. Charles Parish businesses Friday, June 20 at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan.
HHS alum graduates from basic training
From staff and wire reports
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jordan D. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Local man earns master’s degree from Harvard
From staff and wire reports
Michael Dwight Sanders Jr., a 2004 graduate of Destrehan High School, earned his master’s degree in government from Harvard University on Thursday, May 29.
Catfish Festival Pageant winners
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Catfish Festival recently held their annual Catfish Queen and Baby & Youth Beauty Pageant.
Auxillary scholarship winner
From staff and wire reports
The River Parishes Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded a scholarship to Kenyetta Smith, a student at Hahnville High School, in the amount of $1,000.
Science fair winner
From staff and wire reports
Alexis Froeba, an eighth grade student at R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling, won 4th place at the state Science Fair for her project, Jacob’s Ladder.
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Alice”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Alice.
Book review: “The Pursuit of Mary Bennet”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet, written by Pamela Mingle, tells the story of Mary Bennet, the middle sister in Jane Austen’s famous Bennet family in Pride and Prejudice.


Janet Marie Babcock Neely, 68, passed away Saturday, June 21.
Johnnie “John” McDermott passed away on Monday, June 23 at the age of 78.