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A Destrehan family was displaced from their home after a Christmas tree caught on fire in their River Oaks Drive residence. Destrehan mother, 2 kids lose everything when fire guts home
January 23 at 10:20 am
A blaze last Thursday on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan has displaced a mother and her elementary-aged daughter and son. No one was injured, as the family was out at the time.

Chad Robin sings Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” during his “American Idol” audition. The audition can currently be seen by visiting Robin’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/chadrobin1. Luling singer eagerly awaits national debut on ‘American Idol’
January 22 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish residents might see a familiar face while tuning in to Thursday’s New Orleans round of popular singing competition “American Idol.”

Denise Keller (right) with her daughter, Alexis. Alexis said her mother held on longer than any doctors or nurses expected her to. Former DHS volleyball coach fought valiantly against cancer
January 16 at 2:17 pm
Former Destrehan volleyball coach Denise Keller died Jan. 5 after battling breast cancer. According to family, the 49-year-old athlete did not go down without a fight.

Nicholls culinary student Haleigh Hocut, a native of Luling, practices preparing her dish, Duck Madeira, before leaving for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition in Chicago. Luling native’s culinary skills on display at national cook-off
January 16 at 2:16 pm
A Nicholls State graduate found herself with a ticket to Chicago this past Saturday after her red snapper-based recipe qualified her for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition.

St. Rose group continues push for 24/7 air monitoring throughout parish St. Rose group continues push for 24/7 air monitoring throughout parish
January 16 at 2:07 pm
Roughly a dozen members of the environmental action group St. Rose Community: One Voice called upon the St. Charles Parish Council to install 24/7 air quality monitors to protect against noxious emissions from area chemical companies.

Crime in St. Charles Parish falls to 18-year low Crime in St. Charles Parish falls to 18-year low
January 16 at 2:04 pm
Crime in St. Charles Parish hit an 18-year low in 2014 due to huge drops in the number of reported robberies, assaults, burglaries and thefts.

Norco school staff reunites missing Texas man with family Norco school staff reunites missing Texas man with family
January 16 at 2:02 pm
A missing 87-year-old Texas man, who unknowingly drove more than 300 miles to St. Charles Parish, was reunited with his family thanks to office personnel at Norco Elementary School.

The three people sought in connection with the theft of 23 cell phones from Walmart in Boutte are suspects in at least two other similar crimes. Walmart cell phone bandits likely not from St. Charles
January 16 at 2:01 pm
It appears that three people sought in connection with the theft of 23 cell phones from Boutte’s Walmart last week are not from St. Charles Parish and have committed similar robberies in other areas of the state, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Drilling sites, particularly those with a high cost to operate such as hydraulic fracturing wells, will be the hardest hit. 30,000 in state could lose jobs due to low oil prices
January 16 at 1:58 pm

Low oil prices could lead to the loss of 30,000 jobs throughout Louisiana, according to estimates from researchers at the Dallas Federal Reserve and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The impact, however, likely won’t be felt as hard in St. Charles Parish as in other parts of the state.

Christmas trees used to enhance local wetlands Christmas trees used to enhance local wetlands
January 09 at 9:18 am
Christmas trees that were nestled inside homes for the holidays will soon begin a new journey to the wetlands where they will help stop coastal erosion.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is still searching for this suspect in connection with an attempted break-in in St. Rose. Brazen St. Charles break-ins similar to those in St. John
January 09 at 9:16 am
The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office sought information from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office regarding robberies in Reserve and Garyville that are similar to brazen break-ins that occurred in Destrehan and St. Rose.

While the Arc’s Cajun Village thrift store relies on volunteers like the ones pictured, they also employ several disabled people. Arc must hire more non-disabled employees or risk losing funding
January 09 at 9:14 am
A new federal rule will force the Cajun Village thrift store in Boutte to hire non-disabled employees if it wishes to continue to receive funding from Medicaid.

3 Walmart cashiers accused of giving away merchandise 3 Walmart cashiers accused of giving away merchandise
January 09 at 9:13 am
Three Walmart employees were arrested after they allowed some customers to receive huge discounts, and others to get free merchandise, during the Christmas rush, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Christopher Lymous St. Rose man charged in fatal crash
January 09 at 9:12 am
A St. Rose man has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with a crash in November that killed the man’s passenger.

Stephen and Brandi Cortez, who live in Hahnville, are currently fostering two young children. Hahnville couples’ struggle shows challenges, rewards of foster parents
January 09 at 9:10 am
On Dec. 29, a pile of unopened, nicely-wrapped gifts remained beneath a Christmas tree in the living room of Brandi and Stephen Cortez’s Hahnville home.

(From L-R) Winchell Delano, Daniel Flynn, Jarrad Moore, Luke Kimmes and Adam Trigg gather equipment at their staging area in Des Allemands before heading out on a 5,200-mile canoe journey from the Mississippi River to the Artic Ocean. From Des Allemands to the Arctic Ocean: Friends set out on 5,200-mile journey
January 09 at 9:08 am
Six Midwesterners recently began a 5,200-mile canoe journey through 10 states with a little help from an old friend in Des Allemands.

Anyone who knows the identity of the three suspects, or who has any information on the incident, are asked to contact Det. Jody Weems at (985) 783-1135 or (985) 783-6807. 3 sought after theft of $13,600 from Walmart
January 06 at 10:34 am
Two boys are being sought by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office in connection with the theft of 12 cell phones from Walmart in Boutte.

Chad Robin poses with family members Allison, Denise and Glenn before auditioning for “American Idol” in New Orleans. Luling native is contestant on ‘American Idol’
December 31, 2014 at 9:26 am
A Luling native will be a contestant on the new season of “American Idol” on Fox.

Fight the fire: Luling man recounts new strategies, equipment, buildings
Fight the fire: Luling man recounts new strategies, equipment, buildings
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In the many years that Barry Minnich has been with the Luling Volunteer Fire Department, he quickly came to realize his job extended far beyond the fire.