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Million Dollar transit system to get rolling by year’s end say transit authorities Million Dollar transit system to get rolling by year’s end say transit authorities
June 28, 2007 at 9:52 am
Residents expecting the new transit service through St. Charles and St. John parishes to arrive this summer will have to look for a another ride as the River Parishes Transit Authority isn’t expected to get the service running until near the end of the year.

Oil company to begin seismic survey through parish soon
June 28, 2007 at 9:46 am
A Houma based energy exploration firm will be conducting land surveys in the upcoming months over much of St. Charles parish to determine if untapped sources of natural gas or oil are afoot locally.

School board votes to demolish old Killona Elementary School School board votes to demolish old Killona Elementary School
June 28, 2007 at 9:40 am
St. Charles School Board members are expected to vote to tear down the Old Killona Elementary School at the July 2 meeting.

Women pin down intruder
June 28, 2007 at 9:10 am
A St. Rose man was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and sexual battery after he snuck into a Bonura Drive home and allegedly touched two women inappropriately while they slept.

Man’s body found in river
June 27, 2007 at 5:37 pm
A missing Houma inmate’s body was discovered in the Mississippi River near the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling, according to the St. Charles parish Sheriff’s Office.

Burst of Color in Luling: St. Charles Parish annual Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park. Spectacular fireworks, live band set for 4th
June 27, 2007 at 4:30 pm
St. Charles Parish will celebrate July 4th with spectacular fireworks and live music on Tuesday, July 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.

Public input sought on KV landfill growth plan
June 27, 2007 at 4:28 pm
Killona Ventures, LLC a construction and demolition landfill located on Hwy 3127 in Killona, wants to nearly double in land size and accept more hazardous materials. A resolution to support increasing the size of the landfill from 75 acres to 144 acres was tabled at the June 4 council meeting after councilman Barry Minnich said the public should be given more time to comment on the proposed expansion. He also said the landfill smells bad. Councilman Brian Fabre expressed his concerns that KV landfill is located in one of the few areas in the parish left to develop. Desmond Hillaire, councilman for district 1 where the landfill is located, tabled the resolution and called for a town hall meeting in mid-July to discuss the expansion with all the parties involved.

Des Allemands seafood owner plans to rebuild after fire Des Allemands seafood owner plans to rebuild after fire
June 27, 2007 at 4:26 pm
Firefighters from four different departments in St. Charles Parish responded to a fire at South East Seafood in Des Allemands during the early morning hours of June 8.

St. Rose Travel Center Casino robbed at gunpoint
June 27, 2007 at 4:24 pm
The Rose Casino in the St. Rose Travel Center was robbed in the early morning hours of June 24, according to the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office who responded to the incident.

$60 million decision: $60 million decision:
June 27, 2007 at 4:02 pm
St. Charles Parish tax districts, are deciding whether or not to lower millages at meetings scheduled throughout the summer.

The ceiling of Andy Rougeou’s Willowdale home that he claims is leaking due to sub-standard contractor work. Luling man accuses contractor of fraud, misuse of funds
June 27, 2007 at 3:56 pm
As St. Charles Parish resident and native Andy Rougeou and his wife Toni look upon what they say was once a beautiful home on 3 West Levert Dr. in Willowdale subdivision, he wonders if it will ever be close to what it once was.

Ooh la la! TV workshop for people who, well ... ‘parlez vous francais’
June 21, 2007 at 5:38 pm
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana and Média-Louisiane are offering a free television production workshop for French speakers in Louisiana of all ages on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Acadiana Open Channel in Lafayette.

Wal-Mart’s Christine Rivera chats with customer Emma White of Luling. What's Happening?
June 21, 2007 at 5:25 pm
Heather R. Breaux’s BEST BET

Wal-Mart Supercenter holds health fair for women this weekend


BOUTTE - Wal-Mart Supercenter in Boutte will be hosting it’s Fourth Annual Women’s Health Fair Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the services offered by the various sponsors will include vision screening, blood and glucose screening, mammography information, healthy cooking demonstration, self defense instructions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation information, early child care information, mental health information, power walk and fitness workout demonstrations, fire safety demonstrations, with various other health related activities.



Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official
June 21, 2007 at 5:21 pm
While the original date for the new $1 million transit system to start operating was by July, The River parishes Transit Authority said it would probably be a couple more months before the buses get rolling.

Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house
June 21, 2007 at 2:16 pm
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to ride through a tornado in a travel trailer or find your way out of a burning room, the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department has a training vehicle that demonstrates what both scenarios are like. The best part is it’s free for all to try and it didn’t cost a dime of taxpayer money.

Amanda Renee Dempster was named La. Catfish Queen XXXII.
Lacey Lynn Picou was named La. Catfish Teen Queen XXII. There’s a lot to like about this year’s catch of Catfish Queens
June 21, 2007 at 2:11 pm
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Queens were chosen June 9, 2007 during the annual pageant held at J.B. Martin in Paradis.

Biggest cocaine bust in parish history
June 21, 2007 at 2:07 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies along with DEA agents and deputies in other sheriff's offices, arrested six foreign nationals and seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine June 13, in Norco.

Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm
June 21, 2007 at 2:04 pm
Luling Living Center held a hurricane evacuation meeting for patient family members Tuesday, June 19 at 6:45 p.m. to discuss the center’s plans for the 2007 hurricane season.

Norco murder suspect released from jail after charge dropped
Norco murder suspect released from jail after charge dropped
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A Metairie man arrested in connection with the murder of Norco resident Jay Bertucci has been released from jail after the St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charge against him.