Councilwoman Carolyn Schexnaydre Council feud
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
Councilwoman-at-large Carolyn Schexnaydre says that she’s received complaints from residents that District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto doesn’t return emails or respond to the phone calls of those living in her district.

Mosquitoes in both Willowdale and Red Church tested positive for West Nile. West Nile virus found in Willowdale, Red Church
August 06, 2008 at 9:21 am
Mosquito monitoring continues to expose an active presence of the West Nile virus in St. Charles Parish - despite increased spraying.

Subject Wanted on Kidnapping Charges
August 05, 2008 at 9:33 am
Sheriff Champagne reports that the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Lionel E. Raymond b/m 7/25/08 (A.K.A. “Loc”). Raymond is approximately 6”01 and weighs approximately 250 lbs.

Parish President V. J. St. Pierre does not plan to increase security surrounding him after an incident at the Hahnville Courthouse, Wednesday. But he is considering other security measures. Former Sheriff charged with handgun violation/disturbing the peace
August 01, 2008 at 7:35 pm
Former St. Charles Parish Sheriff and Parish Tax Assessor Julius “Ducky” Sellers Jr., was arrested for disturbing the peace and carrying a concealed handgun into the St. Charles Parish Courthouse Tuesday prior to a scheduled meeting with Parish President V. J. St. Pierre Jr.

Monster gator pulled out of Spillway Monster gator pulled out of Spillway
August 01, 2008 at 3:54 pm
After an 11-year-old-boy had his left arm gnawed off by a nearly 11-foot alligator last week, wildlife officers across south Louisiana have been keeping an eye-out for the dangerous reptiles.

After 64 years, business closing doors After 64 years, business closing doors
July 31, 2008 at 9:33 am
With roots stretching back to the early 1940s, Great Southern Furniture has helped define St. Charles Parish for generations.

The InBoxes will have three new additions this year, the most important being a new and improved emergency guide. Schools make additions to award-winning InBox program
July 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm
In what has become an annual tradition, several workers gathered last week to “stuff” the InBoxes for students of the St. Charles Parish public school district.

Fight against crime from comfort of own neighborhood
July 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Local sheriff's offices are once again calling on neighborhoods to show they care about their community by participating in the National Night Out Against Crime.

Funeral home giving away free phone cards to soldiers
July 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm
For men and women serving in the military, the opportunities to talk to family members or loved ones are few and far between, especially if they are stationed overseas.

Southern Scrap moving in
July 30, 2008 at 9:34 am
Because of the pending closure of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO), Southern Scrap is relocating from New Orleans to St. Charles Parish in a move that will retain 150 jobs and generate 100 new ones in the region over the next three years.

Twin sisters Gina (far left) and Judy (far right) Caillouet flank Warren Williams and his wife during a gathering to honor the sisters for their heroism. The twins pulled Williams, who couldn’t swim, out of the Airline Highway canal. Twins save man from drowning
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am
Fraternal twin sisters Judy and Gina Caillouet don't want anyone to call them heroes. But during a summer rainstorm last Friday, the two Caillouet sisters risked their lives when they interlocked arms and slipped into the deadly waters along Airline Highway to save a stranger's life.

A dump truck leaves the Killona landfill. The new owners of the landfill, Transload America, want to expand. The council shot down a similar expansion last year. They’re Back
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am
Angry residents showed up by the dozens at a Parish Council meeting last July to protest the expansion of the landfill in Killona because it would place the site closer to their homes.

More barges could soon creep into the Destrehan area if the Corps allows Magnolia Fleet Barge Company to expand. Barging in On Destrehan
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am
Magnolia Fleet Barge Company wants permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expand the number of barges it has along the Mississippi River in Destrehan.

Because of recent work on the Davis Pond Diversion, the Corps is turning their attention to the second alignment. ‘Unforeseen obstacles’ halt levee project
July 30, 2008 at 8:16 am
Plans to pick a levee alignment for the West Bank Vicinity Hurricane Protection project have stalled.

Louisiana State Troopers have just begun using Tasers within the last year, and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office might allow patrol division deputies to be equipped with the device. Sheriff’s Office considers Tasers
July 23, 2008 at 3:07 pm
More than 5,000 police agencies all across the country purchased Taser stun guns for their officers last year. The Louisiana State Police was one of those agencies, and now the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has followed suit with the limited use of the stun guns by some of its deputies.

Parish’s oldest clothing boutique still fashion savvy Parish’s oldest clothing boutique still fashion savvy
July 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm
The doors of St. Charles Parish’s oldest clothing boutique first opened in the spring of 1974 when Bob and Millie Derveloy took over a small and newly-opened shop called The Foxy Lady Boutique.

Ethel Schoeffner Principal Mary Schmidt was actually a journalism major, but because that might have forced her to give up her scholarship, she switched to special education. Ethel Schoeffner principal eyes that fourth star
July 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm
Change has been a constant throughout Ethel Schoeffner Principal Mary Schmidt's life and career. Not only has the veteran educator been around for the construction of both New Sarpy Elementary and the school she now heads, but she also saw St. Charles Parish develop from a rural outgrowth of New Orleans into a burgeoning area of its own.

Luling’s Thomas Pitre (shown now and during his time of service) still had nightmares years after his time in Vietnam was over. Luling Vietnam vet still dealing with pain, heartache of serving
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am
Imagine being forced to leave home and dropped right in the middle of a battle overseas only to return three years later to face indifference from some people and indignation from others.

Destrehan Plantation ends longtime fest
Destrehan Plantation ends longtime fest
Last weekend’s Destrehan Plantation festival marked the end of a 44-year tradition that funded the historic house’s restoration, but the site’s growth and expansion signaled the time for a big change.