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Arts, cooking and children’s classes top Community Ed’s spring schedule Arts, cooking and children’s classes top Community Ed’s spring schedule
February 27 at 1:48 pm
Registration is open until Feb. 28 for more than 150 classes with St. Charles Parish Public Schools Community Education.

Future of 50-year Des Allemands parade in jeopardy after low support Future of 50-year Des Allemands parade in jeopardy after low support
February 27 at 1:44 pm
Despite low participation and negative comments, Des Allemands has become the town that refuses to give up its more than 50-year-old Mardi Gras parade.

Boutte mother charged with child abuse after toddler suffers fractures Boutte mother charged with child abuse after toddler suffers fractures
February 27 at 1:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a Boutte woman with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile on Friday.

Parish wants new property tax to fund levee construction Parish wants new property tax to fund levee construction
February 27 at 1:36 pm
Rather than rely on “hopes and prayers” to find funding for the West Bank hurricane protection levee, the St. Charles Parish administration is proposing a 4-mill property tax that would allow residents to pay for the project.

Killona man faces felony for beating dog Killona man faces felony for beating dog
February 27 at 1:16 pm
A Killona man faces felony animal cruelty charges after the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office alleges he threw a 6-pound dog against a wall and “stomped” on him last Monday.

Rescuers save drowning driver in Killona Rescuers save drowning driver in Killona
February 27 at 12:46 pm
Emily Charles, 21, had begun to drive herself and five longtime friends from a Luling hotel to Southern California on Feb. 18 when she rear-ended a vehicle and lost control of her SUV at the intersection of Louisiana highways 3127 and 3142 near Dow Chemical Co. in Killona. Charles hit the brakes, but could not avoid clipping the back of the car.
“After that, I don’t even know what happened. We must have flipped,” Charles said.

Rashard Poche Killona dog beater re-arrested on felony charges
February 20 at 4:47 pm
A Killona man arrested and released on bail last night for allegedly beating a dog to death was arrested again on a new warrant for felony charges Friday afternoon.

New program brightens day of nursing home residents New program brightens day of nursing home residents
February 20 at 4:27 pm
Valentines poured in to the Ashton Manor assisted living and memory care facility in Luling last Saturday thanks to the implementation of a new online system.

John Cornwell Retired sheriff’s major announces bid for parish president
February 20 at 4:18 pm
Luling resident John Cornwell announced his candidacy in this year’s race for St. Charles parish president with a float rolling in Saturday’s Krewe of Lul parade.

Lakewood Elementary will host a blood drive for 8-year-old Chad Grosch II, who is battling cancer. Parish rallies around 8-year-old battling cancer
February 20 at 4:13 pm
Chad Grosch II loves Legos and playing games on his iPad. He’s also received 10 to 15 blood transfusions in the last three months.

Man charged with aggravated rape of  12-year-old girl Man charged with aggravated rape of 12-year-old girl
February 20 at 3:25 pm
A 28-year-old man was arrested after he was accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl almost three years ago.
The man’s name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

Luling firefighters Britton Allshouse and Kody Dufrene were awarded the Distinguished Service medal for saving a man’s life in Baton Rouge. Luling firefighters save man’s life by lifting truck off chest
February 20 at 3:15 pm
Two of Luling’s newest firefighters weren’t even done with their basic training when they heard the cry for help.

Starting April 1, St. Charles Parish Hospital will ban cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco-related products from its campus. St. Charles Parish Hospital will ban smoking on campus
February 20 at 3:08 pm
Beginning April 1, St. Charles Parish Hospital will ban smoking throughout the property.

Tevin White Luling Winn-Dixie flasher pleads guilty
February 20 at 3:00 pm
A 19-year-old Ama man accused of flashing two shoppers at the Winn-Dixie in Luling will avoid further jail time but must obtain a mental health evaluation.

Pastor Don Logan Boutte pastor happens upon crash, prays with dying man
February 20 at 2:44 pm
Pastor Don Logan, of Boutte, was coming back from a meeting in Alexandria when the truck in front of him came to a screeching halt while traveling eastbound on Highway 90 in Des Allemands. Logan would later discover that he was only the second person on the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident.

Rashard C. Poche Arrest made in savage dog beating
February 20 at 8:50 am
A Killona man was arrested Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of cruelty to animals. Rashard C. Poche, 37, was released after posting $280. His bail is set at $2,500.

Rashard Poche Killona man accused of savagely beating Chihuahua, leading to dog’s death
February 19 at 3:44 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who allegedly beat a small dog to death at a Killona residence on Monday, Feb. 16.

The new ambulance is described as a “hospital on wheels.” Paramedics will be able to send EKG readings while en route to the hospital for review by a heart specialist. St. Charles EMS to add third ambulance shift
February 13 at 1:16 pm
A new $230,000 ambulance, due in mid March, should help alleviate service calls for the St. Charles Parish EMS at peak times.

How St. Charles Parish’s ‘Biggest Losers’ became its biggest  winners
How St. Charles Parish’s ‘Biggest Losers’ became its biggest winners
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Murray Dufrene gave up Blue Bell ice cream and bread.
It was hard, but Dufrene did it.

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