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Bridge City man gets 20 years for stabbing Luling resident
October 17, 2007 at 1:32 pm
A Bridge City man accused of killing a Luling man who took him in after Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.

Red Cross, HUD team up to find affordable housing for disaster victims
October 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed an agreement last week that will allow disaster victims quick access to housing information and assistance.

Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes
October 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Two Des Allemands families lost their homes on Oct. 12 after a fire started in one dwelling and spread to the other.

Money $ Money $ Money
October 17, 2007 at 1:19 pm
While most residents are pinching pennies as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season, the three candidates for parish president are gathering, and spending, money at an astonishing rate in their bid to attain the highest governmental post in the parish.

Police urge precaution after string of parish purse-snatchings
October 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm
A Destrehan woman, whose purse was ripped from her shoulder while she was placing groceries in her car, is the latest victim of a spree of random purse snatchings that have occurred recently on both the east and west banks of the parish.

EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares
October 17, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The recent outbreak of factory flares, combined with 327 odor complaints so far this year, are literally adding fuel to the fire that the air St. Charles Parish residents breath may be laced with chemicals.

Ordinance gives residents public hearing on video bingo
October 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council voted to approve Councilman Barry Minnich's proposal to prohibit future video bingo establishments from opening in St. Charles Parish without a public hearing.

11-year-old leads police on high-speed chase
October 11, 2007 at 10:54 am
An 11-year-old led State Police on an early-morning, high-speed chase down the interstate in St. Charles Parish last week.

LTC giving local students hands-on welding training
October 11, 2007 at 10:53 am
Students at Hahnville and Destrehan will get some first-hand experience in the field of multi-process welding and industrial maintenance when Lincoln Electric puts on a demo for the students Nov. 5 at the River Parishes Community College.

This young, sweet dog is recovering at the parish animal shelter after being nearly starved to death. The animal was forced to live in a crate and was found covered in his own feces. Animal abuse case highlights parish-wide increase in neglect
October 11, 2007 at 10:50 am
When St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s detectives busted into a Boutte home, they discovered drugs, young children, and a dog that was nearly starved to death.

1,600 people paid to sample some delicious gumbo and jambalaya at the United Way’s sixth annual “Battle for the Paddle.” The event raised more than $14,000 and is one of the United Way’s major fund raisers. Cook-off raises more than $14,000 for United Way
October 11, 2007 at 10:40 am
Despite the rainy weather, more than 1,600 people flocked to the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" to taste some of the best gumbo and jambalaya in South Louisiana.

Norco residents fail to get “eyesore” removed from local park
October 11, 2007 at 10:39 am
Norco families want bathrooms removed from the park on the corner of Fifth Street and Goodhope, because they claim it's an eyesore for the residents living adjacent and directly across from it.

Ama family says Fabre should apologize for misleading brochure
October 11, 2007 at 10:37 am
The Landry family wants Councilman Brian Fabre to apologize for using a photo in his brochures that suggest they are in support of his political campaign.

Though Hahnville held a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, Destrehan was able to battle back to tie the game at the end of regulation. The Wildcats then struck last in the second overtime to claim a 31-24 victory. Both teams must now bounce back from that emo Now What?
October 11, 2007 at 10:27 am
Though Hahnville’s mascot is a tiger, it was Destrehan who most closely resembled LSU last Friday night, as the Wildcats clawed their way back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter defecit to pick up the double-overtime, 31-24 win.

Local teenager stalked online by Metairie CEO
October 11, 2007 at 10:25 am
A Metairie man accused of cyber stalking a teenage girl is being held in the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on a $150,000 bond.

Council halts new projects in Ama
October 11, 2007 at 10:24 am
The St. Charles Parish Council approved a moratorium preventing new development in Ama until a land use study is complete. But Parish Planning and Zoning Director Mike Henderson says that doesn't mean permits can't be issued to move mobile homes into the community.

Candidates display grace under fire Candidates display grace under fire
October 11, 2007 at 10:18 am
The three candidates for parish president got their first chance to sway that elusive "undecided voter" during last week's debate, as the trio spoke on a wide-range of topics from hurricane protection to their favorite high school football team.

Barry Minnich Video bingo process unfair to residents
October 11, 2007 at 9:18 am
Councilman Barry Minnich wants anyone interested in opening up future video bingo establishments in St. Charles Parish to come before the council for approval.

Former HHS teacher featured in  reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
Former HHS teacher featured in reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
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Former Hahnville High School teacher Royd Anderson will appear in a Lifetime TV show about an Oklahoma girl whose mother thinks she is the reincarnated spirit of Jennifer Shultz, who was killed in Kenner during the Pan Am Flight 759 crash.