Volume 144 Number 7 - February 16, 2017
|Harry Hurst student wins parish’s chemist challenge
3 students now advance to state competition
Mitchell Otillio knows his stuff when it comes to science.
|La. Hwy. 631 closed in Paradis to remove truck in ditch
Louisiana Highway 631 is closed between Highway 306 and Highway 635 in Hahnville while St. Charles Parish officials remove a truck that is partially in a ditch.
|Luling man sought by police, allegedly fired handgun in Paul Fredrick St. altercation
A Luling man accused of firing a handgun from his vehicle during an altercation at a local business is being sought by police.
|Luling man who allegedly killed Metairie man for $80 cash charged by grand jury
Jerel Anthony Smith of Luling, accused of brutally shooting a Metairie man four times in the head for $80 cash, has been charged with second-degree murder and armed robbery by a St. Charles Parish grand jury.
|Paradis pipeline explosion claims Thibodaux man’s life, body recovered
The worker missing after the Phillips 66 pipeline explosion in Paradis last Thursday is deceased and his body recovered from the scene, confirmed Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey Tuesday.
|Sheriff discusses security with President, appears on Fox News
Last week was an eventful one for St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne — to say the least.
|Trapper John the Hog Man claimed he ate a coyote, but it was a jab at critics
St. Rose nuisance coordinator says law required euthanasia
“They’re delicious,” an angry Trapper John the Hog Man said of claiming he recently ate a coyote.
Tonight, Destrehan begins what it hopes will be a five-game sprint over the next few weeks, as the third-seeded Ladycats prepare to host No. 30 Airline in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Anthony Williams is widely known as one of Louisiana’s most explosive football players, and the Hahnville running back/wide receiver made his intentions known regarding the collegiate level.
Sophomore running back John Emery has been recognized around Destrehan as being a special talent with great upside since he arrived at the school as a freshman.
Economic growth is a hot topic for St. Charles Parish - and a much welcomed one.
Arrests • Leroy Sanders, 42, of 2139 Pinehurst Drive in LaPlace, was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with violation of a protection order. He had an attachment.
Students from Katelyn Populus’ class at Lakewood Elementary are exploring shapes and patterns.
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Chandler.
Michelle Distefano from Capital One Bank in Destrehan visited with the second graders at St. Rose Elementary as they learned about services banks provide during their economics unit in social studies.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) presented the River Parishes Transit Authority (RPTA) with the 2016 Excellence in Grant Management Award.
Stacey Lockwood, director of professional oversight, and Lisa Williams, chief financial officer, both have earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.
Adalyne “Addie” Mercedes Bate became an angel on Feb. 6.