Volume 144 Number 7 - February 16, 2017

News

Harry Hurst student wins parish’s chemist challenge
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


Sports

GOING FOR GOLD: Wildcats kick off postseason
Ryan Arena
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.
Hahnville’s Williams commits to Kansas
Ryan Arena
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.
Destrehan sophomore earns LSU offer
Ryan Arena
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.

Our View

Parish breaking ground in economic growth
Economic growth is a hot topic for St. Charles Parish - and a much welcomed one.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Report - Feb. 16, 2017
Staff Report
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.



Lifestyles

Lakewood Elementary students explore shapes, patterns in class
Staff Report
Students from Katelyn Populus’ class at Lakewood Elementary are exploring shapes and patterns.
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Chandler
Staff Report
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Chandler.
St. Rose Elementary second-graders learn about banking
Staff Report
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.
RPTA recognized for management excellence
Staff Report
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) presented the River Parishes Transit Authority (RPTA) with the 2016 Excellence in Grant Management Award.
St. Charles Parish accountants earn prestigious CAE credential designation
Staff Report
Stacey Lockwood, director of professional oversight, and Lisa Williams, chief financial officer, both have earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.

Obituaries

Bate
Adalyne “Addie” Mercedes Bate became an angel on Feb. 6.