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September 05 at 10:20 am
Louisiana has become home to a new non-profit organization which specializes in studying and planning the development of innovative science and engineering related to the use of water in a world where H2O is one of the most important resources available.

November turnout forecasted at 45-50 percent November turnout forecasted at 45-50 percent
September 05 at 10:18 am
By Jeremy Alford

While bogged down with qualifying candidates last month, Secretary of State Tom Schedler didn’t lose sight of the true endgame coming in November and December.

Landeche Landeche
September 05 at 10:17 am
Cleo Rodriguez Landeche, 77, passed away on Saturday Aug. 30 at 12:50 a.m.

Dufrene Dufrene
September 05 at 10:16 am
Earline Badeaux Dufrene, 69, a native of Des Allemands and resident of Houma, died at 4:21 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

Arrests (Sept. 4)
September 05 at 10:13 am
•Darrel J. Joseph Jr., 17, of 808 Paul Fredrick St. in Luling, was arrested on Aug. 23 and charged with second-degree battery.

Damaged playground equipment draws ire of Des Allemands parents
September 05 at 10:12 am
Parents bringing their students to Des Allemands Elementary got an unwelcome surprise when they noticed that a jungle gym in the school’s playground had been marked off with caution tape.

The grant is designed to cover the expenses for work-based training, customized training and apprenticeships and will pay anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of an employee’s salary during training depending how long that training takes place. 
$400,000 grant will help locals get free on-the-job training in high-demand fields
September 05 at 10:11 am
St. Charles Parish job seekers with little to no work experience will get a lift after a $400,000 grant was provided to the River Parishes office of the Louisiana Workforce Commission for on-the-job training.

The pieces belong to Dyno Nobel who is currently constructing an $850 billion ammonia plant on the 800-acre campus of Cornerstone Chemical Company. Strange modular units stored at Pier 90 are part of $850 million plant
September 05 at 10:09 am
Motorists traveling along Highway 90 last week noticed a strange site in the parking lot of Pier 90 where a number of very large metal modular units were being stored.

Lois Mitchell (left) sits among other nurses who were fired on Sept. 1. Ochsner reconsiders termination of 12 St. Charles hospital nurses
September 05 at 9:55 am
Only a week after Ochsner Health System officials made a blindsiding announcement that they would terminate 21 nurses after taking over management of St. Charles Parish Hospital, 12 of those employees have been invited to stay.

Muralist Hans Geist (left) spent a year painting scenes for a mural that will display 300 years of parish history in Destrehan. 100-foot-long mural nearly complete on River Road
September 05 at 9:53 am
After eight years in the making, an expansive mural depicting 300 years of settlement in St. Charles Parish is nearing completion in an unlikely spot.

The amoeba first gained attention last year when a 4-year-old died in St. Bernard Parish after being infected with the brain-eating amoeba. SCP: No reason to believe deadly amoeba in St. Charles water
September 05 at 9:51 am
After a brain-eating amoeba was found in St. John the Baptist Parish’s water supply, St. Charles Parish says there is no reason to believe the local water system is at risk for the deadly organism.

A group of St. Rose residents traveled to Baton Rouge in June after a chemical release from IMTT. Fed up St. Rose residents take action in aftermath of chemical release
September 05 at 9:41 am
A group of St. Rose residents have banded together in the wake of a 10-day noxious chemical release from IMTT’s St. Rose facility in June that left more than 130 people in the area feeling sick.

The Hahnville Tigers were impressive in their 42-12 jamboree victory over Southern Lab, but 35 of the team’s points came in the first half. Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio is still looking for a complete game from his squad. Tigers secondary will be tested against pass-happy Salmen
September 04 at 10:48 am
Despite an impressive jamboree game, Hahnville High School head coach Nick Saltaformaggio says his players have to get better if they expect to compete with Salmen High School in Friday’s season opener.

The Destrehan Wildcats storm onto the field before a jamboree victory over Lutcher. The Wildcats will officially open the season on Friday when they face off against West Jefferson. Wildcats must corral speedy West Jeff to set tone for season
September 04 at 10:01 am
Though Destrehan was able to knock off Lutcher 21-13 in the Ed Reed River Parishes Jamboree on Friday, Wildcat head coach Stephen Robicheaux felt like his team took a step back due to a plethora of penalties committed during the game– two of which negated scores.

Alpha Celebrates 10 Years Alpha Celebrates 10 Years
September 03 at 6:30 pm
BOUTTE – The Fall Alpha Course at Life Church, beginning with a Friendship Dinner Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m., will celebrate an important milestone in the course’s history with the completion of its 10th year.

River Region Drama Guild theatre workshop
September 03 at 6:00 pm
NORCO – The River Region Drama Guild will hold a Theatre Workshop on Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning on Sept. 3 and ending Sept. 24 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.

Potter Potter
September 03 at 9:55 am
Carl Benjamin Potter, 70, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday afternoon, Aug. 29.

James Williams Second suspect arrested after teen was kidnapped, raped in Montz
September 02 at 3:33 pm
A second man has been arrested after a 19-year-old woman told police she was kidnapped in New Orleans, driven to a wooded area in Montz and raped repeatedly.

Hahnville offense rallies in hard-fought victory over Terrebonne
Hahnville offense rallies in hard-fought victory over Terrebonne
Mistakes and penalties plagued Hahnville's efforts Friday night, requiring the offense to put in extra work in a 59-35 victory over Terrebonne.