|Tax amnesty money usually laundered by lawmakers
December 13 at 9:35 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
Sources in the Legislature and the Department of Revenue tell LaPolitics.com that this year’s tax amnesty program generated in excess of what was originally budgeted. While the official overage has not yet been announced, that means lawmakers will indeed have some extra cash to spend.
|Mandela was a unique person
December 13 at 9:34 am
The world lost one of its greatest citizens last week when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. He was a former South African president who did more than, perhaps, anyone else to help bring freedom to all people who inhabit this world in which we live.
December 13 at 9:32 am
•Henry L. James, 43, of 7330 Shybrick St. in New Orleans, was arrested on Dec. 2 and charged with theft over $1,500.
|Library director steps down after 15 years, feels system will thrive in ‘younger’ hands
December 13 at 9:30 am
After 15 years, Mary desBordes will step down as director of the St. Charles Parish Library system on Dec. 20. As director, desBordes has spearheaded the addition of two new branches, one in Destrehan and another in Paradis.
|Attorney general closes lid on parish’s free dumpster program
December 13 at 9:27 am
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office recently ruled that free dumpsters provided by St. Charles Parish for the demolition of blighted property should have been paid for by those property owners.
|$500 Bunge gift cards on hold until construction date set
December 13 at 9:25 am
In order to ease the concerns of residents who live near Bunge North America in Destrehan, the grain elevator promised $500 gift cards to 100 residents if the St. Charles Parish Council approved a zoning change that would pave the way for a $50 million construction project. The council gave Bunge the OK in October, but the gift cards have yet to materialize.
|Saltwater intrusion behind grass loss in Cataouatche, anglers say
December 13 at 9:21 am
Ryan Lambert has fished in St. Charles Parish his entire life and he does not like what he sees happening in the Lake Cataouatche area.
|Family returns to rebuilt home after fatal arson
December 13 at 9:18 am
The home of Elmira Blanks in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of St. Rose is sparsely decorated. A newly-erected Christmas tree sits in the living room, but the walls are still bare and unpacked boxes sit on the floor.
|St. Rose man arrested in connection with shooting death of teen
December 12 at 1:47 pm
A 20-year-old St. Rose man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the May 29, 2012 slaying of 19-year-old Jared Mealey.
|Playoff semifinals players of the week
December 12 at 11:29 am
Playoff quarterfinals players of the week for the 2013 high school football season.
|Wildcats fall short in bid for state title
December 12 at 11:21 am
Destrehan’s best football season in years came to an end on Friday with a 35-7 loss to No. 1 Acadiana.
|Hunters and fishermen speak up on Lake Salvador saltwater intrusion at CPRA meeting
December 11 at 9:53 am
LULING – A meeting is being held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority concerning saltwater intrusion killing habitat in the Salvador Area.
|Temporary streetscape on Paul Maillard
December 11 at 9:52 am
LULING – One block of Paul Maillard Road will temporarily transform from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 into a walkable street with trees, sidewalks, benches and a pop-up park to showcase what the corridor could look like with future improvements.
|Snuggle up for Christmas stories at R.K. Smith
December 09 at 2:08 pm
LULING – R. K. Smith Middle School presents “Books and Blankets” on Monday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
|St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office seeks 'person of interest' in Luling mailbox thefts
December 09 at 11:19 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a man who may be connected to the recent mailbox thefts that have occurred in Luling.
|Advent is a time for preparation
December 09 at 10:01 am
By “Deacon G” Gautrau
Black Friday has come and gone, so has Cyber Monday. Are we prepared for Christmas?
|Lieutenant governor post drawing wide interest
December 09 at 9:58 am
With Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne expected to announce for governor—he already has a campaign website—the post he would vacate is attracting a large field of potential successors.
|Football is not a noise game
December 09 at 9:55 am
The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.
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• Wildcats fall short in bid for state title
• Destrehan falls short of state championship appearance in semi-final loss to Acadiana
• Tigers try to make history
• Playoff quarterfinals players of the week
• Trip to Dome at stake Wildcats battle No.1 Acadiana
Luling day care director regains hearing after high-tech procedure - 715 views
Martha Davis was not always deaf.
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