|Body pulled out of Mississippi River in Ama
July 19 at 10:50 am
Authorities have pulled a body out of the Mississippi River in Ama that is believed to be a man who jumped off of the Hale Boggs Bridge on Tuesday.
|Norco man pleads guilty to shooting wife in face
July 19 at 9:32 am
A Norco man who admitted shooting his wife in the face with a shotgun at close range before turning the gun on himself has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree murder.
|Parish receives millions from state for local projects
July 19 at 9:25 am
Funding for the West Bank Hurricane Protection levee, as well as other parish projects, got a boost this year from the state legislature.
|Police: Scam artist used School Board’s name to purchase laptops
July 19 at 9:24 am
A St. Rose man, who police believe was part of a multiple-parish scam operation, used the St. Charles Parish School Board’s name to purchase several laptops that he would pick up at Fed Ex, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
|Veto of disability funding will affect parish residents
July 19 at 9:23 am
For Destrehan resident Karen Scallan, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision to line-item veto about $5 million in funding for assistance programs for the disabled and senior citizens may have impacts on her family.
|FEMA will take Sunset Drainage levee into account in new flood maps
July 19 at 9:21 am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that St. Charles Parish is one of 25 parishes/counties nationwide to be selected for a pilot project that will use a different formulation to calculate local flood risks by taking into account locally constructed levees that do not meet federal standards.
|St. Charles educators sweep state awards for first time
July 18 at 4:24 pm
For the first time, St. Charles Parish swept the state’s highest education awards by having local educators win both "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year."
|Valero plans $700 million expansion
July 16 at 6:34 pm
Valero is planning a $700 million expansion at their Norco refinery that will create around 12 permanent jobs and hundreds of jobs during construction.
|Man jumped off of Hale Boggs without any hesitation, witness says
July 16 at 11:37 am
Police are still trying to recover the body of a white male who jumped off of the Hale Boggs Bridge around 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
|Prison brawls lead to arrests of 3 inmates
July 13 at 12:32 pm
Over an eight-day period three prisoners at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center were arrested and charged for their involvement in prison brawls, including one inmate who was charged with attempted murder.
|$1.8 million Destrehan Plantation overhaul will include bed and breakfast
July 13 at 12:28 pm
Destrehan Plantation is poised to undergo significant changes over the next few years as a master plan that includes the creation of a bed and breakfast on the property is rolled out.
|6 unlocked cars broken into in Norco
July 12 at 4:30 pm
Six cars were burglarized in Norco last week and St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is urging residents to lock their vehicles.
|Free home inspections will identify areas susceptible to burglars
July 12 at 12:31 pm
After St. Charles Parish was rocked by nine home burglaries in less than a month, the Sheriff’s Office is offering free home inspections to identify areas of a home that might make them susceptible to burglaries.
|Sunset Drainage board agrees to parish takeover
July 12 at 11:00 am
In an end to a struggle for self governance that has popped up annually over the past few years, the Sunset Drainage District’s Board of Commissioners has voted to cede the district over to the control of St. Charles Parish.
|Luling church leaves denomination in row over sex lives of clergy members
July 12 at 10:50 am
First Union Presbyterian Church in Luling is in the process of being removed from their denominational governing body due to their opposition to the organization’s decision to loosen church rules pertaining to the sex lives of clergy members.
|Federal ruling clears way for Willowridge levee construction
July 11 at 2:31 pm
A federal judge has ruled in St. Charles Parish’s favor regarding a conservation easement that has held up construction of the Willowridge levee in Luling.
|Motorcyclist fired 2 shots at car, police say
July 11 at 10:28 am
Two men were driving down Mockingbird Lane in St. Rose’s Preston Hollow neighborhood when they say a motorcycle swerved past them and the driver fired two shots into their vehicle.
|Sheriff launches internal investigation after prisoner escapes from parish jail
July 10 at 8:10 am
When Charles Conrad III escaped from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center early last Tuesday morning he received help from another inmate and family members, but it may have been lack of oversight by prison staff that made it easier for him to break out of the facility to begin with.
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A 43-year-old Des Allemands man was arrested and charged with an arson that destroyed a shed and caused extensive damage to a home on Matherne Drive last May.
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