IRS expands credit that paid out $12 million locally

Last year, almost $12 million was given to St. Charles Parish residents who claimed an earned income tax credit. Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

Destrehan man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A multiple DWI offender from Destrehan pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an August crash on Airline that led to the death of a 30-year-old woman.Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:31 am

Spillway Road closed

The Spillway Road in the Bonnet Carre Spillway is closed to traffic until further notice because of high water. Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

School parades include costumes, wagon floats

Many of the parish schools will be holding their own Mardi Gras celebrations this week.Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:28 am

Destrehan exhibit honors Saints coach

The St. Charles Museum and Historical Association and the River Road Historical Society will stage an exhibit honoring coach Curtis Johnson Jr., the tough minded and uncompromising wide receivers coach of the New Orleans Saints. The exhibit will run during February, which is African American History Month. Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:20 am

Ready to roll

A wild mix of 29 floats will join in the fun of the Krewe of Lul parade that rolls at noon on Feb. 13.Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 10:18 am

Churches give $38,000 to Haiti

The Archdiocese of New Orleans, which includes St. Charles Parish, held an Archdiocese-wide second collection to raise funds for Haiti the week after a catastrophic earthquake destroyed much of the countryís capital, Port-au-Prince.Read More...
February 11, 2010 at 8:54 am

J.B. Martin, Harry Hurst bigger, better in 2012

The two new wings at Harry Hurst and J. B. Martin Middle Schools should be complete by fall 2012, according to a new timeline set up by St. Charles Parish Public Schools and accepted during their Jan. 20 meeting.
January 28, 2010 at 10:41 am

New driverís license bureau planned, old jail gets the ax

In the future, St. Charles Parish residents will no longer have to visit the courthouse to get a new driverís license or register a new vehicle after the parish received $151,831 from the state to build a new driverís license bureau.
January 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

Victims of December flood qualify for disaster loans

Homeowners, renters and non-farm businesses in St. Charles Parish that suffered losses caused by the severe weather and flooding that took place in December can receive low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Association.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 10:28 am

Thieves break safe with store tools

Charlie Hartman, owner of Hartmanís True Value, went to work on Jan. 18 only to find that someone had broken in overnight.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:56 am

Budget cuts will hurt adult ed programs

Because of budget cuts made by Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state has cut funding to many St. Charles Parish Schools programs.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am

Parish: Planning commissioner violates zoning regulations

St. Charles Parish has ruled that Neal Clulee, a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, was in violation of the zoning code when he allowed Phylway Construction, LLC to store trucks, fuel tanks and job trailers on two tracts of land he owns.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am

Growth rate doesnít bode well for more retail

When parish planners asked residents what they would like to see occur in the area over the next 20 years, more commercial development was near the top of most peopleís list. But because the parish is experiencing a growth rate of under 1 percent, itís unlikely the parish could support more retail.Read More...
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am

Police: Dollar General employee robs different branch

A 21-year-old Luling man was arrested after he allegedly robbed the Paul Maillard Dollar General while wearing a Dollar General uniform, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriffís Office. Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Parish in negotiations for Luling boat launch land

The parish has set aside $500,000 in the 2010 budget to acquire land to build a new boat launch in Luling between the Davis Pond Diversion and Pier 90. Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

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Former St. Charles Parish DA pleads guilty to obstruction of justice
Former St. Charles Parish DA pleads guilty to obstruction of justice
Former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr., who on Wednesday was accused of preying on more than 20 women, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in federal court.

The obstruction charge stems from allegations that Morel harassed a grand jury witness and attempted to destroy evidence against him.