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Flu vaccine not as effective against season’s dominant strain Flu vaccine not as effective against season’s dominant strain
Yesterday at 9:50 am
The flu vaccine may not be as effective against this season’s most dominant strain of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Exercise equipment similar to the press shown above will be built at both bridge parks. New exercise equipment coming to bridge parks
Yesterday at 9:49 am
New fitness stations that will include bench presses, leg presses, elliptical trainers and rowing machines will be built at both of St. Charles Parish’s bridge parks.

Recent pit bull controversy highlights breed-specific laws Recent pit bull controversy highlights breed-specific laws
Yesterday at 9:47 am
Officials in St. Charles Parish defend their own restrictions on pit bulls after national pressure forced the town of Moreauville to repeal its own ordinance banning anyone from owning the breed.

Hahnville student Hollie Comardelle organized the run for her senior project. Tacky Christmas sweater run held in Luling Saturday
Yesterday at 9:46 am
Residents looking to spend some time in the crisp winter air should don their tackiest Christmas sweater and head to Monsanto Park in Luling on Saturday for a 2-mile run that will raise funds to fight human trafficking.

Earl Collins shows off his Darth Vader toy. Christmas comes early as 1,000 kids receive donated toys
Yesterday at 9:45 am
The St. Charles Parish Toy Drive delivered a day of games, food, toys and plenty of smiles to roughly 1,000 parish children on Saturday.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office released a photo of a man who attempted to break into a St. Rose home last Thursday. They are asking for help identifying the suspect. Brazen St. Rose break-in may be linked to Destrehan home invasion
Yesterday at 9:44 am
Police are searching for a man who attempted to break into a St. Rose home and could also be involved in a Destrehan home invasion that took place the week before.

Robert Hymel, a Vietnam pilot who was killed while working for the Defense Intelligence Agency during the 9/11 attacks, will be memorialized with a 60-foot brick tower at St. Charles Catholic High School. $5 million school expansion honors Norco Vietnam pilot killed in 9/11 attacks
Yesterday at 9:42 am
A $5 million renovation of St. Charles Catholic High School will feature a memorial to a St. Charles Parish-raised Air Force pilot killed while valiantly trying to save a woman during the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

Stanley Robinson Charge dropped against Luling man accused of killing father
Yesterday at 9:35 am
Due to a lack of evidence, a Luling man accused of killing his father is no longer facing charges in connection with the crime.

Though it is hard to make out the vehicle in this image, police are asking anyone with information on a Thanksgiving morning hit-and-run to come forward. Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
December 18 at 9:13 am
Surveillance footage has been released of a vehicle suspected of running over a St. Rose mother on Thanksgiving morning before driving off.

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.

Lifestyles

Humane Society Pet of the Week: Miss Kitty
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Miss Kitty
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Miss Kitty, a 1-year-old fluffy torti...
Help for Honduras
Help for Honduras
When members of the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish landed in the Honduran city...

New lunch joint will open on River Road in Luling
New lunch joint will open on River Road in Luling
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The former site of P.J.’s Po Boys in Luling will re-open in January as Fatty’s Shack, which will cater to a lunchtime crowd.