Destrehan Receiver John Williams attempts to haul in a touchdown pass as he is tackled in Destrehan's Dec. 13 championship loss to Acadiana. Turnovers plague Destrehan championship loss
December 13 at 10:37 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats fell 23-7 to the Acadiana Rams Friday (Dec. 13) in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Class 5A football championship at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome.

Police arrested Rodric J. Shorts, 27, of New Sarpy (right) and charged him with being principle to attempted burglary of an inhabited dwelling and driving under suspension. They are still looking for another suspect that fled the scene (left). Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
December 12 at 2:43 pm
Police said they arrested a man during a botched robbery in St. Rose Thursday evening, Dec. 11, who may have also been connected to an armed robbery in Destrehan the week prior.

Pictured in the photo are: Front row (L-R) Logan Babin, Logan Krajcer, Erik Vinnett, Alexis Keller, Nathan Pilutti, Austin McDonald, Brennan Breaud and Connor Caminita. Back row (L-R) Randy Harvey and Nick McClendon. DHS baseball players raise money for former coach battling cancer
December 12 at 11:16 am
Destrehan High School senior baseball players presented a check to Alexis Keller, whose mother, former Destrehan volleyball coach Denise Keller, is battling cancer.

The Destrehan Wildcats are back in the state championship game for the third time in seven years. The Wildcats won state titles during their previous two appearances. Destrehan must slow Acadiana’s veer attack to win 5A state title
December 12 at 11:04 am
The undefeated Destrehan Wildcats will try for their third state championship in seven years when they face off against Acadiana in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday.

Team members are: Back row (L-R) Coaches Thomas Hines, Loyd Bourgeois and Fernando Chacon. Middle row (L-R) Sage Hines, James Hoyt, Gage Yates, Preston Bourgeois, Rendon Tauzin, Ian Louviere and Alphonse Richard V. Bottom row: Skylar Brassette, Brayden Chacon, Sean Rogers, Jackson Nelson and Avery Spitz. Speed Demons win parish soccer championship
December 12 at 10:54 am
The Speed Demons won the St. Charles Soccer League’s U10 championship after going undefeated through pool and bracket play.

Bruce McDonald poses with an 11-point he killed eight miles south of Sonora, Texas. Deer hunting in Texas should be on everyone’s bucket list
December 12 at 10:26 am
For more than 20 years, my brother-in-law Dr. Mike McComb has invited me to hunt deer with a group of Louisiana hunters in Texas. Every year, for unforeseen reasons, I was unable to make the trip.

Scott Alexander Dunlap II and Christa Eileen Sellers Engagement: Sellers-Dunlap
December 12 at 10:05 am
Christa Eileen Sellers and Scott Alexander Dunlap II, both of Houston, Tex., would like to announce their engagement and commitment to be wed on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Picture (from left): are: Jermaine Stewart, Cole Jacob, Brady Mire, Taylor Donaldson and Alexis Dusang. Norco Christmas card artists
December 12 at 10:04 am
Norco Elementary chose its Christmas card from among five entries.

From left-to-right, these are: in 1st place, Carolyn Clausing, holding her batik-based piece ”Night Shades”; in 2nd place, Shirley Colomb, holding her batik-based piece “Café”; and in 3rd place, Joan Longo, with her acrylic-based piece “Westwind.” St. Charles Art Guild December Artists
December 12 at 9:57 am
The St. Charles Art Guild announced its artists of the month for December.

Blackie Humane Society Pet of the Week: Blackie
December 12 at 9:54 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Blackie, a 7-month-old female lab.

Elizabet Keran Book Review: "Divergent"
December 12 at 9:49 am
Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, creates a perfectly balanced and structured society that consists of five groups divided strictly on how the brain works: Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor. At age sixteen, all members of the society have to choose which faction they will live in to begin their journey as adults. A mind stimulation is given to each inductee before the Choosing Ceremony to help determine where they would be most fit.

Luling students help Santa decorate hospital Christmas tree Luling students help Santa decorate hospital Christmas tree
December 12 at 9:46 am
Pre-K and kindergarten students from Luling Elementary helped spread the holiday cheer by decorating the hospital’s holiday tree with handmade ornaments. The tree will remain up outside the Oyster’s Pearl throughout the holiday season and is a wonderful showcase of the students’ creativity.

Pictured with Benefield are New Sarpy principal Claire Brauninger (left) and assistant principal LaKeisha McKinney (right). New Sarpy announces Teacher of the Year
December 12 at 9:34 am
New Sarpy Elementary announced Mrs. Lauren Celeste Benefield as the 2014-2015 New Sarpy Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Pictured (from left): Rickey Cheramie, Jeff Arnold, Ralph Phillip, John Olynick, Steve Marse, Linda Elliott, Cindy Radcliffe, Kat Bailey, Jeremy St. Pierre and Butch Domangue. Valero St. Charles donates over $30k
December 12 at 9:28 am
Valero St. Charles Refinery and its employees donated a combined $31,523 garnered from its 12th Annual Fishing Tournament. Valero donated the money to the United Way of St. John.

The district selected one student each from the elementary, middle and high school levels as the parish-wide students of the year. From left to right, they are: Connor Fisk, Kristen Yent and Anna Fuselier. St. Charles Parish Schools celebrates its Students of the Year
December 12 at 9:16 am
Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker likened the Dec. 4 Student of the Year awards ceremony to the Oscars. After every school selects a student of the year, committees have the task of picking three - at the elementary, middle, and high school levels - as the district’s students of the year. In a school district ranked fifth in the state, choosing among the best students is no easy task.

Currently, there are no turning lanes on the Paradis portion of Highway 90. Raised median planned for Paradis, councilman says
December 12 at 8:03 am
The state wants to make changes to Highway 90 through Paradis similar to those recently proposed—and subsequently cancelled—for Boutte.

Police: Grocery store flasher targeted 2 women in Luling Police: Grocery store flasher targeted 2 women in Luling
December 12 at 8:03 am
An Ama man was arrested after he was accused of exposing himself to two women at Winn-Dixie in Luling.

Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling
December 12 at 8:00 am
The Luling Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of two separate fires that occurred just hours apart last Tuesday, highlighting the need for parish residents to take extra precautions during the winter months.


Boat floats will light up Bayou Gauche Island during Christmas parade
Boat floats will light up Bayou Gauche Island during Christmas parade
Decorated boats will light up Bayou Gauche Island on Saturday during the annual Christmas on the Bayou parade.
The holiday-themed flotilla is scheduled to depart the Bayou Gauche pump station on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

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