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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.

UWSC launches early childhood development partnership, Success By 6
December 05, 2007 at 12:23 pm
The United Way of St. Charles is launching a new early childhood development parternership to enhance support for parents and improve early learning for children in the area.

Paul Creasy and his classmates put the finishing touches on a group of salads that Cafe Landry will sell during lunch hours. Cafe Landry takes alternative approach to food business
December 05, 2007 at 12:19 pm
In an attempt to teach students valuable skills while they complete their community service requirements, the Landry Alternative Programs Center has opened Café Landry, which serves both breakfast and lunch throughout the week.

Melancon recounts successful year in Washington, touches on future
December 05, 2007 at 12:17 pm
Congressman Charlie Melancon has had a busy year.
Louisiana’s representative for the 3rd District, which covers a majority of the southern part of the state, is currently trying to help the state rebuild, while also making it his goal to lower health care cost and home insurance.

Dome Dreams Dome Dreams
December 05, 2007 at 12:14 pm
After an undefeated regular season assured the Destrehan Wildcats of the No.1 playoff seed in 5A, the team decided to take advantage of their lofty status.

Homeless family faces crisis Homeless family faces crisis
November 28, 2007 at 5:18 pm
Claudia Mitt, 31, of Boutte, starts her day off with her usual routine, walking the streets of St. Charles Parish, asking people for food and money to help her get back the life she once knew before her drug addiction forced her to lose her home, job and family.

Veto override imminent Veto override imminent
November 28, 2007 at 5:13 pm
Six St. Charles Parish council members plan to cast their votes against Parish President Albert Laque's veto, which will permanently close the Luling Video Bingo Palace.

Yard signs send right message during holidays
November 28, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Parish residents will soon have an affordable way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by purchasing unique yard signs that showcase a picture of the nativity and read, “This House Believes!”

Outdoor Express staying busy by offering large selection of items
November 28, 2007 at 2:42 pm
For lifelong hunter and fisher Will Waldrop, getting to spend his days at Outdoor Express is something that he wouldn't change for anything.

Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
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Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne, who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, pled not guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile on Tuesday in St. Charles Parish.