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Men on ATVs lead police on high-speed chase through traffic
May 21, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Two men traveling on a pair ATVs led sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase through River Road traffic, reaching speeds of 80 mph as they evaded officers.

Parents cashing in on children’s clothes Parents cashing in on children’s clothes
May 21, 2008 at 4:27 pm
If you can barely close the door on your children’s closets because it’s stuffed to the max with clothes they have grown out of, then making a stop at Luling’s Hopscotch Consignment shop could be well worth it.

Bids too high for DHS improvement project Bids too high for DHS improvement project
May 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm
Destrehan High School may have to scrap plans for a covered basketball court after the lowest bid for the school's athletic facility relocation and improvement project came in at close to 30 percent above budget.

Troxler: levee won’t assure protection Troxler: levee won’t assure protection
May 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm
The west bank of St. Charles Parish has no levee protection and the east bank needs to be elevated to the proper height before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes the parish in their 100-year flood plan.

Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
A former parish president showed up at Monday night’s council meeting to protest an attempt to restructure the Quality Based Selection Board, a panel made up of university professors that decides what engineering firms get contracts for parish projects.

HHS freshman copes after gunshot to the head HHS freshman copes after gunshot to the head
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
When 16-year-old Jances Simmons, a Hahnville High School freshman, went to a party on May 9 with a group of friends, he never imagined that a few hours later he'd be rushed to the hospital facing surgery.

2 men arrested in connection with shooting
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department has made a pair of arrests in connection with a shooting that left a 16-year-old Hahnville student with a gunshot wound to the head.
Sheriff's deputies arrested John B. Lumar, 18, on May 12 and Joshua D. Taylor, 18, two days later. Both men are charged with attempted murder.

Summer camps expanded to include the west bank
May 14, 2008 at 5:32 pm
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department has found the solution for those working families and their children on the west bank this summer by adding two additional camp sites at Luling Elementary and Eual Landry Middle School.

Monsanto wins awards for environmental measures
May 14, 2008 at 1:46 pm
Monsanto was recently honored with two first achievement awards and two honorable mentions for going beyond the call of duty to help clean up the environment.

Gas, diesel cost school district small fortune
May 14, 2008 at 1:45 pm
If you think $70 is a lot to fill up an automobile these days, imagine owning 154 buses.

The center has two on-site sleep rooms, which each have a double bed and a relaxing atmosphere. Destrehan center helps put people to sleep
May 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm
If you have trouble sleeping through the night or don’t feel rested in the morning, then you could be suffering from a sleep disorder. And as daunting a task as it may seem, getting properly diagnosed and treated for a malady like sleep apnea could be just what the doctor orders.

Parish auctions off items for extra cash Parish auctions off items for extra cash
May 14, 2008 at 10:11 am
Forget Office Depot and Office Max.

Corps to check status of watery graves Corps to check status of watery graves
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
The decision to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway caused heated discussions over whether or not that opening was good for the environment and how it would hamper recreational activities at the site.

Food items such as hot dogs, fries, salad and corn will be served for free during the summer. Kids eat for free off parish
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Learning doesn't end when school gets out, and now those free meals won't have to either.

St. Charles Parish Public Schools will use Crimestoppers next year in an attempt to stem criminal acts on campus. Students could get $2,500 for turning in bad classmates
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Next year, school children in St. Charles Parish could be taking home as much as $2,500 for alerting authorities to criminal activity through Crimestoppers' Safe School Hotline.

Flood insurance cut by 15 percent
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Residents that live in flood zone areas in the parish can expect a 15 percent reduction on their annual flood insurance bill. That's because the parish's planning and zoning department applied for, and received, a Community Rating System certification, which qualified the parish for the reduction.

Spillway proves dangerous
May 14, 2008 at 10:03 am
The Bonnet Carré Spillway is still not open completely to the public, and Spillway Operations Manager Chris Brantley cautions residents to take the barricades seriously.

Justice of the Peace Smith resigns from Hahnville post
May 07, 2008 at 2:06 pm
Aleshia J. Smith has resigned from her post as Justice of the Peace for District 1 in order to take a position on the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.

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Destrehan grandfather, grandson are real super heroes
Destrehan grandfather, grandson are real super heroes
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While Batman and Robin are known for keeping Gotham City safe from the Joker, Riddler and Penguin, around here they’re known for something very different — bringing some joy into the lives of numerous youths.