Team members are: Front row (L-R) Timmy Comardelle, Ethan Sevin, Preston Bourgeois, Tyler Jones and Kyle Waits. Second row (L-R) Maddox Loftin, Andrew Sells, Hayden Plaisance, Noah Chauvin, Kohl Ducote, Noah Barrette and Andrew Bosco.
Back row (L-R) Coaches Mike Loftin, Jonathan Jones, James “Jimmy” Plaisance, Loyd Bourgeois and James Sells. 8-year-old All-Stars finish second at state tourney
July 04 at 8:00 am
The St. Charles 8-year-old All-Stars were the state runners-up in the Louisiana Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament held June 27-29 at the West Bank Bridge Park.

Nikki D’Arcangelo with speckled trout caught in the Grand Isle surf using live shrimp and blue moon terror tails. Trout fishing has been hit or miss in Grand Isle
July 04 at 8:00 am
Trout fishing in Grand Isle has been hit or miss this summer. Depending on who you talk to, some anglers have caught limits of trout, while others have struggled to catch a few.

Destrehan pitcher Kade Granier was named to the Class 5A All-State team after finishing the season with a 9-0 record. Granier will continue his baseball career next season at Southeastern Louisiana University. DHS ace lands on All-State team for second straight year
July 04 at 8:00 am
Destrehan ace Kade Granier achieved a rare honor when he was selected to the Class 5A All-State team for the second year in a row.

Sheriff’s Reports (July 3)
July 04 at 8:00 am

•Willie Lee Murrey Jr., 23, of unknown address, was arrested on June 23 and charged with possession of stolen auto over $500, resisting arrest by refusing to ID, suspended driver’s license, open container, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office attachment, as a fugitive from Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and as a fugitive from Westwego.

Best way to live is to LOVE
July 04 at 8:00 am
It’s amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.

We are hope for hopeless
July 04 at 8:00 am
Some of us have experienced times in our lives when things just seemed hopeless. Perhaps we had lost a job and of course it happened right after we came back from vacation.

State bar backs marijuana reform
July 04 at 8:00 am
Feeling that lawmakers were ignoring them, marijuana advocates held a rally at the State Capitol last month to gain traction for their chosen issue.

July 04 at 8:00 am
Johnnie “John” McDermott passed away on Monday, June 23 at the age of 78.

Neely Neely
July 04 at 8:00 am
Janet Marie Babcock Neely, 68, passed away Saturday, June 21.

Parish’s real estate market is strong now, agents say
July 04 at 8:00 am
After years of stagnation due to the 2008 mortgage crisis that was exacerbated by the questionable effects of predicted hikes in property insurance rates, local real estate agents are reporting that the St. Charles Parish real estate market is particularly strong right now.

Church volunteers  help rehab Luling home Church volunteers help rehab Luling home
July 04 at 8:00 am
A church group from Tennessee spent four days rehabbing a home on Paul Maillard Road in Luling as part of a weeklong Catholic work camp.

John Schmidt has trapped more than 3,000 hogs during his 37-year career. St. Rose trapper has gained fame by clearing out parish’s hogs
July 04 at 8:00 am
Not too many animal trappers can boast the resume of St. Rose’s John Schmidt, who not only cleared out thousands of animals to improve the safety of the Louis Armstrong International Airport, but also helped clear out the hog population in St. Charles Parish.

Stanley Wajda Threats force Hahnville fire chief to resign
July 04 at 8:00 am
Stanley Wajda, who spent the last seven months as paid fire chief of the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD), resigned from the position in a heated meeting on Tuesday.

Destrehan student Taylor Ruffin films a scene for “On Angel’s Wings,” which premiered on Saturday. DHS student lands starring role in movie
July 04 at 8:00 am
Starring in a feature-length film at the age of 16 may seem like a big deal to most teenagers, but for Destrehan student Taylor Faye Ruffin, the movie is the culmination of several years of hard work as an actress and model.

Connor Dennies Charges reduced against suspect in Norco murder
July 04 at 8:00 am
Charges have been reduced against an 18-year-old Metairie man who was arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Norco resident Jay Bertucci.

Doctors had to remove David Walters’ esophagus after it was ruptured during a freak injury. Walters, shown above with his wife Laurie, now has to wear a backpack filled with liquid food that is fed into a tube near his stomach. Luling man’s stomach moved to chest after freak injury
July 04 at 8:00 am
David Walters knew something was terribly wrong with him after he threw up at work in 2010.

Jonah Wetwiski Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
July 02 at 10:40 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Jonah Wetwiski who is facing charges of principal to first-degree murder.

Adult softball league registration ends
July 01 at 4:00 pm
PARISHWIDE – The parish’s recreation team is ready to jump start the 2014 St. Charles Parish adult softball league as registration for the adult ends July 2.

Looking Back...The George Prince ferry
Looking Back...The George Prince ferry
I was looking through my father’s old 35mm slides and found this rare photo taken around 1965.