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$3.2M port-security grant will make Louisiana safer
May 16, 2007 at 1:55 pm
U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon has announced that ports in south Louisiana would receive over $3.2 million in federal grants to assist with improving port security.

VIPS
May 16, 2007 at 1:48 pm
Army Pvt. Andre Arceneaux has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of LeRoy Arceneaux of Norco. Arceneaux is a 2005 graduate of Destrehan High School.

ROTC units pick up $500 checks from Rotary ROTC units pick up $500 checks from Rotary
May 16, 2007 at 1:47 pm
Three area high school ROTC units were presented with $500 checks by St. Charles Rotary Club.

SCP Hospital’s awards banquet for volunteers
May 16, 2007 at 1:45 pm
St. Charles Parish Hospital hosted an awards banquet for members of its staff of volunteers in order to express the hospital’s appreciation.

SCP Schools STRUT THEIR STUFF at national excellence convention
May 16, 2007 at 1:41 pm
St. Charles Parish Schools were featured in the National School Boards Association's Walk of Excellence at the NSBA's 67th Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Sheriff’s K-9 specialist named TOP DOG in DC awards ceremony Sheriff’s K-9 specialist named TOP DOG in DC awards ceremony
May 16, 2007 at 1:39 pm
St. Charles Sheriff's canine specialist Sgt. Paul Finn was named the 2006 United States Marshals Service Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the Director's Awards Ceremony held in Washington, DC.

In the news
May 16, 2007 at 1:02 pm
Other newspapers are now reporting that SCP schools could be the first in the state to put heart-starting defibrillators in every school from kindergartens through high schools.

Off to college? Start now for financial aid
May 16, 2007 at 1:01 pm
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance announced today that processing of new applicants for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students scholarship awards for the 2007-2008 academic year has begun.

Pick up your copy of our graduation issue at news stands round the parish. A SENIOR MOMENT 562 graduate in SC Parish
May 16, 2007 at 12:57 pm
Destrehan and Hahnville High Schools will graduate 562 seniors this week as the school year comes to an end in St. Charles Parish.

YMCA program manager Lou Johnson welcomes everyone to the new facility. YMCA set to open doors in Luling just weeks from now
May 16, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The River Parishes YMCA will open in June, offering youth activities for St. Charles Parish middle school and high school students.

$44M in upgrades for SCP student athletes
May 16, 2007 at 12:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish School board has released a master plan for the final two phases of an estimated $44 million revamping of the school’s athletic facilities.

Man, 37, killed in motorcycle crash
May 09, 2007 at 1:18 pm
Louisiana State Troopers investigated a fatal accident in Boutte on the afternoon of May 6. According to Troop B Spokesman Joseph Piglia.

Free medical & dental help for HOMELESS VETS
May 09, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Homeless veterans from throughout Louisiana are being invited to Hammond to participate in “Stand Down 2007,” Louisiana’s first statewide event to provide them with medical and social services.

Board may equip EVERY SCHOOL with a heart-startin’ defibrillator
May 09, 2007 at 1:15 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board may become the first in Louisiana to put a heart-starting defibrillator in each of its schools in case somebody has a heart attack.

Destrehan’s Baby Caroline home after near drowning
May 09, 2007 at 1:11 pm
Baby Caroline Detillier received a surprise welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Students on May 3 upon her return home from the hospital after nearly drowning four days earlier in a friend’s swimming pool.

110 year old N.O. business moves to St. Rose
May 09, 2007 at 12:58 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved $8 million in Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds to allow Prager Inc. to relocate its offices from New Orleans to St. Rose by July 2008, creating 15 to 20 new jobs for machinists.

Hospital CEO Federico Martinez SCP Hospital’s BIG PLANS for 2007 & beyond
May 09, 2007 at 12:52 pm
Not only is a $24 million expansion of St. Charles Parish Hospital right on schedule, an assisted-living center in Ashton Plantation is also in the works.

Big 3 winners Michelle Ruppert, Joey Brady, Kelley Toups. These teachers aren’t just good, they’re ... DYNAMITE
May 09, 2007 at 12:47 pm
St. Charles Parish teachers gathered at the Ormond Plantation Manor House to honor the best of the best when it comes to shaping the minds of the parish’s youth - read on to find out who they are, and why they’re tops.

Mom arrested for using fake ID to register school children
Mom arrested for using fake ID to register school children
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By Jacob Bielanski

A St. Rose mother and her boyfriend were arrested after authorities say they used a fake ID when registering two girls for St. Rose Elementary School.