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Feds give juvenile detention centers bad grade due to lack of programs
December 19, 2007 at 2:27 pm
In St. Charles Parish nearly 80 youth visited the St. James Detention Center for criminal offenses since October 2007, according to the Office of Youth Development Corrections in Baton Rouge.

Newspaper gift fund will go to family who lost everything
December 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide has chosen to give the money collected from their Christmas Gift Fund this year to the family of Orvette Smith, who lost everything when their home was completely destroyed by fire in November.


Metairie doctor volunteers to help Mexican orphan
December 19, 2007 at 2:06 pm
An eight-year-old girl, living in an orphanage in Mexico needs to be evaluated by a doctor, and St. Borromeo's Youth director has found a child psychologist from Metairie willing to volunteer to do the costly assessment of the child.

Laque plans to pull out all stops to get west bank pumps
December 19, 2007 at 2:03 pm
St. Charles Parish Council met for what was supposed to be their last time on Dec. 17, but if Judge Robert Chaisson throws out the west bank pump lawsuit on Jan. 2 as sources say is a possibility, Laque will make a last-ditch effort get the nearly $30 million bond issue passed before the new administration takes over.

St. Rose firefighters rescue horse trapped between trees St. Rose firefighters rescue horse trapped between trees
December 13, 2007 at 8:14 am
The St. Rose Fire Department got an unusual call last week.

Marine moms send gift baskets to troops overseas
December 13, 2007 at 8:08 am
The Louisiana Marine Mom Support Group is making sure that soldiers get some love during the holidays by sending gift baskets and other items overseas.

Laque: lawsuit will delay progress
December 13, 2007 at 8:03 am
St. Charles Parish Councilwoman elect Carolyn Schexnaydre and Ama resident Jara Roux have filed a lawsuit against the parish to stop a $24.7 million bond sale that was slated to finance the construction of a pump station for the West Bank.

Hilaire changes mind, decides to charge video bingo operators
December 13, 2007 at 8:00 am
Councilman Desmond Hilaire's video bingo ban has caused a lot of controversy since he first issued the ordinance in November.

Luling man robs store, leads police on high-speed chase
December 12, 2007 at 1:41 pm
Wielding a fillet knife, a 50-year-old Luling man allegedly robbed the Circle K convenience store of $180 before leading the police on a high speed chase through St. Charles Parish and into Jefferson Parish.

Fire safety important during holiday season
December 12, 2007 at 1:40 pm
Each year, fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage.

Unique joint venture brings salon and spa to residents
December 12, 2007 at 1:38 pm
After 23 years of working for the Saints organization, the furthest thing from Charlotte Troxler's mind was one day co-owning a beauty salon and spa.

Swingin' Christmas
December 12, 2007 at 1:37 pm
Over 200 parish residents made their way to the West Bank Bridge Park to help St. Charles Parish ring in the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Major retailers moving into parish this spring
December 12, 2007 at 1:36 pm
This spring, residents of St. Charles Parish will have plenty of choices when it comes to buying clothes, shopping for shoes or finding a cell phone carrier.

New Sarpy fire destroys home, leaves 10 children homeless New Sarpy fire destroys home, leaves 10 children homeless
December 05, 2007 at 1:19 pm
Orvette Smith, of 925 Terrace St., in New Sarpy, a long-time custodian for St. Charles Parish Public Schools, stood in shock when he discovered his family's home had been destroyed by a fire.

Gamblers spend big in parish
December 05, 2007 at 1:05 pm
Gamblers no longer need to trek to Las Vegas or Atlantic City to find the action they crave.

Witnesses say alleged thief beaten by deputies Witnesses say alleged thief beaten by deputies
December 05, 2007 at 12:53 pm
On Sept. 21, at 11:30 a.m., a woman leaving the CVS Pharmacy in Luling had her purse snatched from her shoulder while she was attempting to load merchandise into the trunk of her car. Police quickly apprehended Charles Baloney, 20, but his arrest led to a police officer being injured and allegations of police brutality.

Sneaky scoundrel steals several snakes from store
December 05, 2007 at 12:33 pm
On either late Sunday night or early Monday morning, the Tropical Fish and More pet shop in Boutte experienced a break in. The owner suffered the loss of $700 from the previous day's earnings, and 10red-tailed baby boas worth about $100 dollars each.

Luling woman killed in 3 vehicle crash on I-10 east
December 05, 2007 at 12:32 pm
A three vehicle crash over the Thanksgiving holiday claimed the life of Luling resident Meghan Stabile, who was ejected from the passenger side seat of a Toyota Celica on Nov. 26.

New chemical plant will be built in Luling
New chemical plant will be built in Luling
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Momentive Specialty Chemicals will build a new production facility in Luling while upgrading their plant in Geismar.