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Kevin N. Allen Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
August 25 at 12:52 pm
A 20-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape of a teen that took place in Montz.

Leala Jackson Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
August 22 at 10:42 am
The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the heels of federal and state audits that slammed the agency for mismanagement and requested repayment of more than $600,000.

Residents in Luling, miles away from the explosion, said they felt the blast. Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
August 22 at 10:32 am
A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.

Teens avoid jail after robbing suspected drug dealer in Norco Teens avoid jail after robbing suspected drug dealer in Norco
August 22 at 10:25 am
Two teens will not spend any additional time in jail after admitting they lured a Metairie drug dealer to a Norco park and robbed him of synthetic marijuana in January.

Parish still has no plan in place to repay  misspent taxpayer money Parish still has no plan in place to repay misspent taxpayer money
August 22 at 10:20 am
Opinions vary on whether Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration must find a way to repay or rectify a finding by the Louisiana Attorney General that they unconstitutionally provided $140,000 worth of free dumpsters to parish residents over a four-year period.

New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter
August 22 at 10:17 am
New laws targeting motorists have taken effect, including a ban on using cell phones in school zones and cigarettes and cigarette butts being labeled as litter.

Some residents in Destrehan have put signs in their yards supporting the Krewe of Zeus. Others say they do not want the parade in Ormond. Zeus moves ahead with parade plans
August 22 at 10:15 am
Signs supporting the Krewe of Zeus’ plans to parade through Ormond Boulevard in February have popped up across Destrehan, and the krewe plans to hold a public meeting in order to alleviate any concerns residents may have about the proposed route.

Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices
August 22 at 10:13 am
St. Charles Parish experienced the only decline in home prices in the New Orleans Metro area in the first half of 2014 as compared to 2013, according to the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors.

New site connects job seekers with thousands  of open positions New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
August 22 at 10:09 am
A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job seekers with the needs of potential employers is expected to be a great help to St. Charles Parish residents and local industry alike.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies searched the Mississippi River the body of James Sierra III until it was discovered in Jefferson Parish this afternoon. Body of HHS grad found in Jefferson Parish
August 21 at 3:17 pm
The body of a man who is believed to have jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning has been found in Jefferson Parish.

Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge
August 18 at 11:26 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the body of a man who jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning.

Schools given more time to comply with law that could lead to longer bus trips
August 15 at 9:56 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools will have more time to comply with a new law that prevents students from crossing the street to enter or exit a school bus. Officials have said the law could increase the time it takes some bus drivers to complete their routes.

Destrehan wing completed in nick of time
August 15 at 9:55 am
After a delay that pushed completion of the project back four months, the new $7.9 million wing at Destrehan High School is finally ready for students and faculty.

Milton Cambre, 79, served six terms as constable in St. Charles Parish but is prevented from running for the position again due to his age. Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
August 15 at 9:51 am
As qualifying for parish and state elections takes place this week, a few longtime elected officials are being removed from the ballot for no reason other than their age.

Noah Townsend was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and received a new heart last year. Luling toddler thrives year after heart transplant
August 15 at 9:49 am
At this time last year, toddler Noah Townsend was near death.

Destrehan Plantation plans to construct four small cabins and two large double Creole cottages to serve as a bed and breakfast. The expansion also includes an interactive education center with hands-on activities for students. Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
August 15 at 9:46 am
Destrehan Plantation has received a major donation that will go toward construction of a nearly $1.8 million renovation that includes the creation of a bed and breakfast on the property.

Group demands halt to public School Board prayers Group demands halt to public School Board prayers
August 15 at 9:44 am
A Wisconsin organization has sent another letter demanding the St. Charles Parish School Board stop praying before their public meetings.

Board wants more cameras in schools Board wants more cameras in schools
August 15 at 9:42 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board wants to install a comprehensive video surveillance system that would cover every school campus and tie into local law enforcement switchboards.

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Luling toddler thrives year after heart transplant
Luling toddler thrives year after heart transplant
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At this time last year, toddler Noah Townsend was near death.