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Rep. Jim Fannin misleads House colleagues - welcome to ‘a fiscal abyss’
7 hours ago
I’ve often wondered where the legislators get such outrageous information they give their constituents.

Analysis: Field for governor may not be settled
7 hours ago
Tony Clayton, a special prosecutor for the 18th Judicial District Court, is considering a run for governor as speculation grows about the impact an African-American Democrat would have on the early, all-white field.

Pontchartrain Beach on its way back
7 hours ago
Years ago, when older folks of today were enjoying their youth, there was a thrilling place to go not far away from St. Charles Parish on Lake Pontchartrain.

Bernadette Hymel Zeringue Bernadette Hymel Zeringue
7 hours ago
Bernadette Hymel Zeringue went to be with the Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 12, at the age of 94.

Mark Douglas Farr Mark Douglas Farr
7 hours ago
Mark Douglas Farr, 52, of Sulphur, La. passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 19, surrounded by family and friends.

Sheriff’s Reports (May 28)
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Arrests

• William Savoie, 34, of 2351 Ormond Boulevard, Destrehan, was arrested May 18 and charged with theft in value of $750-$5,000 (property from a residence worth $5,100 ) at 5061 La. 3127.

St. Charles Parish ranks 6th for retirement in Louisiana St. Charles Parish ranks 6th for retirement in Louisiana
7 hours ago
With St. Charles Parish ranking sixth in Louisiana in a recent survey’s “retirement readiness index,” a local wealth management firm says it’s considerably due to residents being thrifty savers.

St. Charles Parish Hospital disagrees it misspent $6M in bond issue, but repaid the money St. Charles Parish Hospital disagrees it misspent $6M in bond issue, but repaid the money
7 hours ago
Although a state Legislative Auditor’s report says otherwise, St. Charles Parish Hospital management maintains the public was informed about how it spent about $6 million on operational costs.

St. Charles Parish domestic abuse cases rise, bill sought to aid victims St. Charles Parish domestic abuse cases rise, bill sought to aid victims
8 hours ago
Domestic violence cases have more than doubled in St. Charles Parish this year, although local officials say increasing public awareness and networking are more likely bringing the total reported closer to the actual number of cases occurring.

90-year-old Fisher recalls Pearl Harbor, cow pastures in Luling and secret to long life 90-year-old Fisher recalls Pearl Harbor, cow pastures in Luling and secret to long life
8 hours ago
Joseph O. Fisher was finally on his way to following his brother into the U.S. Navy, but little did he know it would take him through two wars, two atomic bombs and the aftermath of Pearl Harbor.

St. Charles Parish DA denies  preferential treatment for Dufresne St. Charles Parish DA denies preferential treatment for Dufresne
8 hours ago
Saying “someone tipped them off,” a New Orleans watchdog group says it obtained courts documents showing St. Charles Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson II may have violated the law showing preferential treatment to a former Destrehan High School teacher who accepted a plea deal that allowed her to avoid prison and not register as a sex offender.

Former DHS star, future Hall of Famer retires Former DHS star, future Hall of Famer retires
10 hours ago
The best defensive safety in NFL history is how six-time Pro Bowl selected Raven’s outside linebacker Terrell Suggs described Ed Reed.

UW selects 2015 campaign leaders UW selects 2015 campaign leaders
11 hours ago
Representatives from St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation, Entergy Waterford 3, Jesse Duplantis Ministries and Covenant Church are serving as chairpersons for the 2015 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign.

St. Charles Parish  What’s Happening Calender St. Charles Parish What’s Happening Calender
11 hours ago
May 30

Parade of Homes

PARISHWIDE – The 2015 Parade of Homes by the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans will be held 1 – 5 p.m. May 30-31 and 1 – 5 p.m. June 6-7. The tour includes St. Charles, Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemine, St. Bernard, St. John and St. James parishes. For a list of sites, visit www.home-builders.org/ParadeofHomes. The tour is free.

“Gone Girl” “Gone Girl”
11 hours ago
Gone Girl, a modern classic penned by Gillian Flynn, is a mystery with some thriller aspects (or vice versa).

New online summer  reading program arrives at the St. Charles Parish library New online summer reading program arrives at the St. Charles Parish library
12 hours ago
Everyone is invited to read for the fun of it with the St. Charles Parish Library this summer.

St. Charles Parish library to host two ‘escape the ordinary’ St. Charles Parish library to host two ‘escape the ordinary’
12 hours ago
The St. Charles Parish Library will host two events at the beginning of June to help adults “Escape the Ordinary” this summer.

Back Row: GS Junior Katie Brown, GS Cadette Jessica Brown, GS Volunteer Mica Foret, GS Troop Leader Lynn Edwards, Reverend Wayne Taylor, GS Troop Leader Melanie Fontenot. Front Row: GS Brownie Kaylyn Sassin, GS Brownie Gabrielle Barcia, GS Brownie Sarah Edwards, GS Daisy Claire Green, GS Brownie Sarah Green, GS Daisy Eileen Fontenot Girl Scouts Louisiana East honors three St. Charles Parish leaders for their support
12 hours ago
Viewing the Girl Scouts as a safe environment to meet, pay and learn, the Rev. Wayne Taylor wanted to remind church leaders to support a group that could “help strengthen the world.”

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DHS grad lets life set  the lines of her drawings
DHS grad lets life set the lines of her drawings
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Brigitte “Gigi” Dutreix has found her way to express her feelings.