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St. Charles Parish Housing authority ordered to repay $600K St. Charles Parish Housing authority ordered to repay $600K
July 18 at 9:12 am
The St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has been ordered to repay more than $600,000 because they did not verify the income of those receiving subsidized housing payments and allowed unsafe conditions to persist in Section 8 properties, according to a recent federal audit.

Allie Stevens (left) left California five years ago to journey across the country. It took him three years just to make his way through Texas with his 400-pound rickshaw. Stevens was joined for part of his trek by Houma native Chase Toups (right). Marine has pulled 400-pound cart in 5-year trek across country
July 18 at 9:10 am
Allie Stevens was a strange sight to see as he lugged a 400-pound rickshaw along Highway 90 through St. Charles Parish last week.

State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department
July 18 at 9:08 am

After months of bickering within the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) and allegations of mismanaged funds, the fire service members have finally agreed on one thing – the organization should undergo a forensic legislative audit to determine if any money was misappropriated during the reign of former Fire Chief Reginald Gaubert.

IMTT sold for $1 billion IMTT sold for $1 billion
July 18 at 9:07 am
International-Matex Tank Terminals, which operates a terminal in St. Rose, will be purchased by Macquarie Infrastructure Company for $1 billion.

Home surveillance video leads to Destrehan bank robbery suspect Home surveillance video leads to Destrehan bank robbery suspect
July 14 at 9:51 am
Home surveillance footage has helped St. Charles Parish deputies track down the alleged getaway driver in a robbery that took place Friday morning in the Capital One Bank parking lot in Destrehan.

Luling assisted living center only one in state to receive dementia care award Luling assisted living center only one in state to receive dementia care award
July 11 at 9:19 am
Ashton Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care became the only such center in Louisiana to receive the Dementia Care Specialists’ Distinguished Provider Award.

Marcel announces candidacy for judge Marcel announces candidacy for judge
July 11 at 9:17 am
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel will again run for the Division E judgeship of the 29th Judicial District Court. The seat is currently held by Judge Michelle Morel, who defeated Marcel by 168 votes in a 2012 special election.

Crab factory owner says stinky situation will be resolved soon
July 11 at 9:16 am
The owner of a crab factory has vowed to rid the area of a stench that is apparently caused by drainage from his factory flowing into an open ditch.

Council shoots down raise for parish president Council shoots down raise for parish president
July 11 at 9:15 am
Proposed changes to the St. Charles Parish Home Rule Charter that would have increased salaries for the parish president and members of the council were overwhelmingly shot down in a vote by the St. Charles Parish Council on Monday.

'Covered in blood': Suspect still sought 14 years after New Sarpy club murder 'Covered in blood': Suspect still sought 14 years after New Sarpy club murder
July 11 at 9:13 am
Fourteen years ago, St. Charles Parish deputies were called to a bloody scene after a group of juveniles had tried to force their way into a New Sarpy club. As deputies were trying to control the crowd in the parking lot, a shot rang out from inside the club and a stream of people came running out of the building.

Kaydence, 2, was born with a rare lung disease that makes it difficult for her to breathe. Toddler with rare disease will need double lung transplant
July 11 at 9:10 am
Although Luling native Tammy Faucheux had already had three healthy children, it was apparent early on that the family’s latest addition, a baby girl named Kaydence, was going to need extra attention.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking the St. Charles Parish School Board to stop a public prayer before their meetings because they say it violates the constitution. Lawsuit threatened if School Board continues prayer
July 11 at 9:08 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board is facing a potential lawsuit from a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization because they used God’s name in resolutions and continue to host a public prayer before School Board meetings.

Judge sides with spurned Aviation Board nominee Judge sides with spurned Aviation Board nominee
July 11 at 9:07 am
The ongoing saga of St. Charles Parish’s Aviation Board seat has taken yet another turn as the St. Charles Parish Council was found in violation of the open meetings law when they nominated Gary Smith Sr. to the board.

7 arrested after St. Rose murder 7 arrested after St. Rose murder
July 11 at 9:05 am
Seven people have been arrested after a St. Rose man was shot to death on Kennedy Street during an attempted robbery related to drugs, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Left lane of Highway 90 will close in Des Allemands at intersection of LA 635
July 10 at 10:44 am
The eastbound left lane of Highway 90 in Des Allemands will be closed at the intersection of LA 635 from Monday, July 14 until Aug. 13 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

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.

Volunteers breathe new life into park by helping replace cut-down trees
Volunteers breathe new life into park by helping replace cut-down trees
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Nearly 30 hazardous trees were removed from Luling’s Rathborne Park in September, but an industrial gasses company stepped in to make sure that residents will enjoy plenty of shade in the future.