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St. Rose residents complain of nausea, vomiting near source of strange odor St. Rose residents complain of nausea, vomiting near source of strange odor
June 13 at 3:40 pm
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is currently investigating a foul odor that was first reported in St. Rose a week ago and which some residents have said is making them ill.

Termite swarms should end soon, but slabs need to be checked monthly Termite swarms should end soon, but slabs need to be checked monthly
June 13 at 9:32 am
While termite swarms should subside by the end of June, residents need to check their slabs and bathrooms on a monthly basis to make sure the wood-eating insects haven’t set up shop inside their homes.

Pay raises sought  for parish president, council Pay raises sought for parish president, council
June 13 at 9:30 am
St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan is setting out to change the parish’s Home Rule Charter to allow for pay raises for both the parish president and Parish Council members. Hogan said that raising the council members’ pay would draw more candidates for the position, while increasing the parish president’s salary would make it more inline with surrounding areas.

New U.S. attorney vows to take hard stance on corruption New U.S. attorney vows to take hard stance on corruption
June 13 at 9:29 am
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite recently visited St. Charles Parish and vowed that he is determined to crack down on public corruption.

Stinky ditch makes Des Allemands residents crabby Stinky ditch makes Des Allemands residents crabby
June 13 at 9:26 am
Residents living in a neighborhood behind a crab processing plant in Des Allemands are at the mercy of the St. Charles Parish government to solve a problem involving septic wastewater that drains from surrounding properties and sits in a ditch near their homes.

Sheriff says Boutte bar’s forced closure has reduced crime Sheriff says Boutte bar’s forced closure has reduced crime
June 13 at 9:24 am
A Boutte bar that was raided last year for not having a liquor license has been denied a zoning variance that had allowed it to operate for decades in a residential area.

Hit-and-run supect turns herself in
June 12 at 8:47 am
A woman sought in connection with a hit-and-run that occurred on the Spillway Bridge last week has turned herself in to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Kimberly Albrecht Police seek suspect in strange hit-and-run
June 11 at 10:50 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a hit-and-run driver they say walked up to the car she hit, looked inside and ran back to her SUV before speeding away.

Seven stores cited after illegally selling to minors Seven stores cited after illegally selling to minors
June 11 at 9:52 am
Seven St. Charles Parish stores were cited by the Sheriff’s Office for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors during a recent undercover operation.

Outdoor organization seeks funds to take disabled hunters on free trips
June 06 at 10:10 am
A local hunting organization is holding a fishing tournament fundraiser on Saturday, June 14 in order raise money needed to construct a wheelchair accessible boat for charity hunts.

Earn commercial driver’s license free of charge with state program Earn commercial driver’s license free of charge with state program
June 06 at 10:06 am
Due to a high demand for commercial truck drivers, the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the federal government have teamed up to offer free training for those in the River Parishes who would like to earn a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Ochsner CEO says no layoffs planned at St. Charles Parish Hospital
June 06 at 10:04 am
St. Charles Parish Hospital has announced they are heading toward an agreement that would put the day-to-day management of the hospital in the hands of the Ochsner Health System.

Parish iLeap, LEAP scores 4th best in state Parish iLeap, LEAP scores 4th best in state
June 06 at 10:03 am
St. Charles Parish public school students once again increased their LEAP and iLEAP scores, with the district finishing as the fourth-best in the state.

Maid drained elderly couple’s bank account Maid drained elderly couple’s bank account
June 06 at 10:01 am
A St. Rose housekeeper who pled guilty to stealing nearly $70,000 from an elderly couple will avoid a lengthy jail sentence, but is prohibited from having access to any senior citizens.

First crawfish cook-off draws  big-name judges to Destrehan First crawfish cook-off draws big-name judges to Destrehan
June 06 at 10:00 am
St. Charles Parish’s first crawfish cook-off will kickoff with a bang this Sunday after organizers landed high-profile celebrity judges such as former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson and former Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Ayla Nicholas (center) with her father, Glenn, and mother, Ella. Ayla says she has been a target of school bullies since she was in kindergarten. Ayla’s Army goes to war against school bullying
June 06 at 9:57 am
A 13-year-old Hahnville girl is so fed up with the bullying she has endured for almost half of her life that she has used a Facebook page filled with video testimonials to spread awareness.

Chamber will celebrate 10th anniversary in Destrehan
June 05 at 2:12 pm
The River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on Friday, June 20, from 6 p.m. till 10 p.m. at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can contact the Chamber office at (985) 359-9777 or visit www.riverregionchamber.org .

Hillary Sirmon stands in front of more than 100 volunteers who are helping to build a handicapped-accessible playground at the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan. Sirmon raised more than $200,000 for the playground’s construction. Determined Luling mother raises $200,000, gives disabled kids a place to play
June 05 at 10:21 am
Last fall, Luling mother Hillary Sirmon embarked on an ambitious plan to build a playground accessible to disabled children.

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School would end earlier next year with 1-day fall break under proposed calendar
School would end earlier next year with 1-day fall break under proposed calendar
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School will begin earlier next year and end earlier as well if a newly proposed calendar is approved by the St. Charles Parish School Board.