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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.

40 parish residents make way to Jena rally to offer support 40 parish residents make way to Jena rally to offer support
October 04, 2007 at 7:34 am
A bus filled with 40 African-American residents from St. Charles Parish headed to Jena on Sept. 20, to join crowds of thousands of protesters from all across the country, and chant in raised voices, "Free the Jena 6."

River Parishes Community College awarded $17 Million for development
October 04, 2007 at 7:27 am
Sorrento, LA. River Parishes Community College received $17 Million as a result of the unanimous vote of Senate Bill 337 (Act 391) that was signed by Governor Blanco in July 2007.

Councilman has signs burned, stolen from yard
October 04, 2007 at 7:26 am
As election races build-up momentum and anticipation in St. Charles Parish, one public official, Councilman 'Ram' Ramchandran is feeling the heat, literally - someone set his state representative campaign signs, posted in the front yard of his home in Destrahan, on fire.

State regulators discuss national insurance issues
October 04, 2007 at 7:25 am
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon, along with state regulators from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Arkansas, and the Virgin Islands participated in a forum last week to discuss the insurance issues affecting hurricane-prone states.

Shh!  Quiet in the hallways.....Allemand’s students are excited about the day’s learning and planned fun activities ahead. Allemands Elementary able to improve scores because of parent, teacher support
October 04, 2007 at 7:20 am
Allemands Elementary, nestled in a quiet corner of St. Charles Parish in Des Allemands, received an exemplary rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for the 2006 to 2007 school year.

Domestic violence cases spike since Hurricane Katrina
October 04, 2007 at 7:19 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reports an increase in domestic violence cases since Hurricane Katrina and Lt. Pam Schmitt wants residents to know what to do if they are victims of these crimes.

Local doctors note increase in child obesity
October 04, 2007 at 7:14 am
Overweight children are at risk for serious health conditions like type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - all once considered exclusively adult diseases.

Charles M. Baloney Purse-snatcher charged with armed burglary
October 04, 2007 at 7:13 am
A Luling man recently arrested and held with a $430,000 bond has a lengthy criminal history, according to police reports.

Triangle Food Store set to reopen following liquid marijuana bust
Triangle Food Store set to reopen following liquid marijuana bust
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The Triangle Food Store at the intersection of Paul Maillard and River roads in Luling will reopen soon under the name Luling Discount. The store closed two months ago following the arrests of the former owner and manager for selling liquid marijuana.