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Restoring a legend: Destrehan students help rebuild WWII PT boat Restoring a legend: Destrehan students help rebuild WWII PT boat
November 21 at 10:22 am
A piece of south Louisiana naval history is one step closer to reliving its glory days with the help of Destrehan High School students.

Lajoan M. Fiffie, 39, was arrested after she received a package from China containing $90,000 worth of an illegal drug known as bath salts. Police: Destrehan woman arrested after ordering 2 pounds of bath salts from China
November 18 at 2:29 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office arrested a Destrehan woman after she accepted a package containing more than 1,000 grams of the illegal drug known as bath salts.

River Parishes Fall Festival will rock Norco this weekend River Parishes Fall Festival will rock Norco this weekend
November 14 at 9:38 am
Fresh seafood po-boys, pastalaya and jambalaya are usually enough to draw most to the River Parishes Fall Festival, but there will also be plenty of rides, games and rocking music this weekend.

$400,000 grant will fund training programs to help unemployed find work
November 14 at 9:37 am
A $400,000 grant could put unemployed in the River Parishes back to work by helping employers fund training programs.

Clifford Bailey, owner of Pierre’s Restaurant Bar and Grill. Cajun-Creole restaurant will open in Luling in former Sailfish location
November 14 at 9:36 am
A Cajun-Creole hybrid restaurant will soon offer up hearty portions of red beans and rice, white beans and catfish and seafood platters in Luling.

Ormond Plantation will serve as backdrop for ABC series Ormond Plantation will serve as backdrop for ABC series
November 14 at 9:34 am
Destrehan’s Ormond Plantation will serve as the backdrop for an episode of an ABC network drama that is being filmed in St. Charles Parish.

An artist’s rendering of what Luling Elementary will look like after the new wing is constructed. Nearly $3 million wing expansion gets approval
November 14 at 9:33 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board has accepted a $2.75 million bid to construct an addition to Luling Elementary.

New chemical plant will be built in Luling New chemical plant will be built in Luling
November 14 at 9:32 am
Momentive Specialty Chemicals will build a new production facility in Luling while upgrading their plant in Geismar.

Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton Political drama starring A-listers films in Norco
November 14 at 9:31 am
A political drama produced by George Clooney and starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton recently filmed in Norco’s Bonnet Carré Spillway.

Betty Jo Dasch graduated from a law enforcement training academy for the second time. She poses at her graduation with her two daughters. ‘Mama Dasch’ graduates from police academy after 25-year hiatus
November 14 at 9:29 am
Officer Betty Jo “B.J.” Dasch is no stranger to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

An example of a Eureka Math problem for fifth graders. Parents want ‘confusing’ math taken out of classrooms
November 14 at 9:27 am

When Telesia Batte’s middle child was diagnosed with a learning disability, she chose to move her from the parochial school she loved to a St. Charles Parish public school where greater resources were available to help her. What she did not expect was for her daughter to suffer a sharp drop in math grades.

Around 15,000 people are expected at this year’s Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival. Crafts, food draw thousands to Destrehan fest
November 07 at 9:41 am
More than 150 crafts vendors from throughout the country will set up shop at Destrehan Plantation this weekend for the storied plantation’s fall festival.

Madere's Garage was in business for 90 years before closing in September. St. Charles Parish plans to purchase Madere’s Garage for $670,000
November 07 at 9:39 am
The St. Charles Parish Council voted Nov. 3 to sign a lease with the owners of the former Madere’s Garage on River Road in Hahnville for $20,000 through Jan. 5. The parish says they will use the property to perform maintenance on vehicles and equipment.

Denise Keller and her daughter, Alexis. Months after mammogram, former DHS coach discovers she has breast cancer
November 07 at 9:37 am
Denise Keller was climbing waterfalls and traversing sky bridges when she discovered a lump in her breast that would drastically change her life.

Tim Marcel embraces his daughter after winning the judgeship. Marcel handily defeats Morel for judgeship
November 07 at 9:36 am
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Judge Michele Morel in the Nov. 4 election to become division “E” judge in the 29th Judicial District that serves St. Charles Parish.

Oliver Dufrene, chief of the Paradis Volunteer Fire Department, rows the dog to safety after rescuing it by boat. Emergency responders jump into action to save dog from drowning
November 07 at 9:34 am
Emergency responders from several St. Charles Parish agencies jumped into action Sunday morning to save a yellow Labrador that was tangled in vines in the middle of a Luling canal.

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his granddaughter, Annika Thoman, visit the graves of their relatives. Stories of generations’ past fill graveyards during All Souls Day
November 07 at 9:31 am

Lifelong St. Charles Parish resident Carla Langley’s mother died while Carla was pregnant with her own daughter, Anna McDuffy. Anna is now a senior at Destrehan, and on a sunny Sunday in November, her and her mother walked St. Charles Borromeo cemetery, visiting the ancestors the LSU-bound teen never got to meet.

Paul Triche Hahnville CEO honored by LSU for company’s growth
November 07 at 9:30 am
A Hahnville businessman who grew up in Norco was recently honored by LSU for having the 22nd fastest-growing company owned by an alum of the university.

Destrehan beats Hahnville to advance to Class 5A semifinals
Destrehan beats Hahnville to advance to Class 5A semifinals
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The Destrehan Wildcats are one win away from an appearance in the Class 5A state championship game after beating rival Hahnville 24-12 on Friday.