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Keep Louisiana Beautiful ...
March 07, 2007 at 2:51 pm
The volunteer group Keep Louisiana Beautiful is sponsoring its third annual anti-litter campaign weekend March 8 - 10, called “Zero Tolerance For Litter.” The effort is expected to send a strong message from enforcement agencies that litterbugs will be actively pursued and fined.

Top 20 states for tornadoes ... in March, Louisiana’s No. 10
March 07, 2007 at 2:48 pm
The VorTek weather-analysis company has named the Top 20 most tornado-prone states for the month of March - and Louisiana is smack No. 10.

Man charged with 8th DWI
March 07, 2007 at 2:47 pm
A 45-year old Des Allemands man booked in St. Charles Parish for his 8th DWI can add attempted bribery of an officer to the charges filed against him, according to police reports.

Chris Tregre joins race for parish president Chris Tregre joins race for parish president
March 07, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Chris Tregre's concerns that residents living in St. Charles Parish have no levee protection and properties being reassessed in 2008 will burden homeowners with soaring tax rates, convinced him that he should join the race for parish president.

PhD wants Jindal’s job
March 07, 2007 at 2:40 pm
Psychologist and mother-of-seven Gilda Werner Reed, Ph.D. has formally announcing her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, First Congressional District of Louisiana.

Grade A: SCP schools rank 6th in state
March 07, 2007 at 2:36 pm
District Performance Scores for Louisiana public schools were released Monday, with St. Charles Parish Schools ranked sixth out of 50 public school districts, a slight increase over last year's rankings.

Hospital addition ahead of schedule
March 07, 2007 at 2:34 pm
After a two year planning process and unexpected delays caused by Hurricane Katrina, the St. Charles Parish Hospital is on pace to open a $24 million addition slightly ahead of schedule in January of 2008.

20 FREE TV channels beat cable, satellite
March 07, 2007 at 2:32 pm
St. Charles Parish residents can get 20 to 25 TV channels on their home TVs for free - a price that beats the pants off monthly fees for cable and satellite services - with a special antenna available in discount department and electronics stores for $30.

BusinessFest and Health Fair - fun for the family & lots of free stuff
March 07, 2007 at 2:31 pm
“Showcasing St. Charles Parish” is the theme of this year's St. Charles Business Association's BusinessFest and Health Fair.

Kenner contractor jailed on $90G bond after $500G fraud bust
March 07, 2007 at 2:14 pm
The Louisiana State Attorney’s General Office has arrested Dana Abboud, owner of AB Coastal Construction, Inc., on:

This photo was taken of the suspect from the bank's security camera. Destrehan bank robbery
March 05, 2007 at 11:11 am
Sheriff Greg Champagne is seeking your help in learning the identity of a subject who robbed the Capital One Bank in Destrehan, Louisiana at approximately 9:08 a.m. this morning.

Wallace Gabriel, 46, escaped from Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on March 1. Inmate escapes from correctional center
March 01, 2007 at 3:34 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that at approximately, 10:00 A.M. this morning, as a group of inmates were returning into the prison from the exercise yard, one of the inmates slipped away from the group and scaled a fence topped with razor wire. He received serious injuries as a result, but was able to get away.

WHAT PARISH PEOPLE EARN
February 28, 2007 at 3:19 pm
Editor’s note: Hourly & annual salaries listed below are averages for every occupation from CEO to secretary and everything in between. Data is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the “Metropolitan Statistical Area” of St. Charles Parish, Kenner, Metairie & New Orleans. This is Part 1 of a fascinating 2-part series that you’ll find only in the Herald-Guide.


USING HIS GOURD: Sal Noto checks out a bird house that’s been damaged by squirrels. Purple martins are back
February 28, 2007 at 3:18 pm
Many in Southeast Louisiana consider February synonymous with Carnival season. But for Sal Noto it's not the parades that have him ripe with anticipation, but the return of hundreds of his “closest” feathered friends.

Constable recalls 1976 election that made history in SC Parish Constable recalls 1976 election that made history in SC Parish
February 28, 2007 at 3:02 pm
No African-American ever held the political position of constable in St. Charles Parish until 1976, when Rose Pierre-LeGaux decided to run for the office - and won.

VIPs
February 28, 2007 at 3:01 pm
Andrew Key Wood has been inducted into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor. He is a senior at HHS and a member of Troop 370. He is the son of proud parents Andy and Jo Rae Wood of Luling.

How 2 schools beat all comers in state fitness contest
February 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm
The Louisiana Department of Education honored two schools for promoting healthy eating and physical activities among their students - the only two schools that entered the Louisiana Healthy Schools competition.

In the news
February 28, 2007 at 2:59 pm
... plus, airport-expansion and fiery 18-wheeler crash in our "high-speed news" section.

Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
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A 20-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape of a teen that took place in Montz.