Committee members, taxes to be voted on Feb. 9
February 07, 2008 at 2:56 pm
Elections for St. Charles Parish Democratic and Republican Committee members will be held Feb. 9. Selected members will keep their posts from 2008 through 2011.

Gas leak almost kills Mimosa family
February 06, 2008 at 4:57 pm
As a Mimosa family slept on a chilly night, fumes from their gas heater exposed them to lethal carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can kill a person as they sleep.

Rec department hopes tax helps build skate park Rec department hopes tax helps build skate park
February 06, 2008 at 4:55 pm
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department has endured a lot of criticism in the past, but with a new administration in place and other leadership changes, plans are underway for some upgrades, like a BMX racing track and a skateboard park similar to one in Hammond.

Pair of Luling armed robberies leaves man shot on Paul Fredrick
February 06, 2008 at 10:53 am
One man was shot and another was forced to give up cash and credit cards in a pair of early morning armed robberies that occurred in Luling.

Deputy risks life to save suicidal woman
February 06, 2008 at 10:51 am
Most men join the sheriff's office for the chance to be a hero. For Deputy Kenneth Delaune, he only had to wait two years for that title to be thrust upon him.

Fisherman lucky to be alive after boat collides with unknown object Fisherman lucky to be alive after boat collides with unknown object
February 06, 2008 at 9:30 am
It wasn't the freezing cold temperatures that disrupted Joseph Fonseca and his son Jamie's commercial fishing trip on the morning of Jan. 15, but something much worse.

Theft way down, other crime totals similar to ‘06
February 06, 2008 at 9:29 am
Due to a huge drop in theft, crime in St. Charles Parish fell from 2,283 reported incidents in 2006 to 2,179 in 2007, which is the lowest total in the last 12 years.

Herald-Guide Classified Sales Manager Sonia Duhe goes over the new real estate section with Coldwell Banker’s April Freese-Templet. Revamped real estate, classified sections make buying, selling easy
February 06, 2008 at 9:29 am
The Herald-Guide has revamped both its classified and real estate sections to make both buying a home and selling items easier for residents of St. Charles Parish.

Breach forces council to act
February 06, 2008 at 9:29 am
Plans to stop the televising of parish committee meetings got pulled from the agenda after the preliminary draft of the proposal was sent out to several residents in the parish.

Victim shot, another forced to give up credit cards in pair of Luling armed robberies
January 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm
One man was shot and another was forced to give up cash and credit cards in a pair of armed robberies that occurred early this morning in Luling.

Parents of 11-year-old speed racer sentenced to weekend in jail, probation
January 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm
The parents of an 11-year-old boy that led police on a high speed chase on Oct. 5 each received six months in prison for allowing the child to use the car to run errands and drive his disabled father around town.

The 12 selected students of the year are: Kristen Yent: Ethel Schoeffner, Elise Brown: Lakewood, Ashlyn Frahm: Norco, Sasha Hernandez: Luling, Hailey Robert: St. Rose, Julian Turner: R.J. Vial, Lea Trusty: Albert Cammon, Taylor Borne: R.K. Smith, Michelle Students of the year shine both in and out of school
January 30, 2008 at 1:37 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools named their 2007-08 students of the year last week and three of the 12 selected students will go on to compete in regionals.

This picture allowed police to locate Conrad. Car Wash not a safe place to hide for armed robber
January 30, 2008 at 1:31 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 29-year-old St. Rose man for allegedly robbing the Express Cleaners in Destrehan. The arrest was made exactly a week after the crime took place.

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. A great number of those thefts occur during the holiday season. Technology makes identity theft easy, leads to more ruined lives
January 30, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Advances in technology, like the internet revolution in the 90s, have made life easier on everyone, including identity thieves.

Artificial turf is made with synthetic fibers sewn together with rubber granules. Bidding war begins for artificial surface at Hahnville, Destrehan
January 30, 2008 at 9:36 am
The St. Charles Parish school district is now accepting bids for the installation of an artificial turf system at both Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools.

Elaine Fabre (bottom left) designs a float with family members and friends over the weekend. Fabre, who turns 60 on Fat Tuesday, will be on one of 30 floats that will take to the streets in the Krewe of Lul Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. Mardi Gras parades finally here
January 30, 2008 at 9:36 am
After months of preparation, the Luling and Des Allemands Mardi Gras parades will finally get the chance to roll through their respective towns this weekend, tossing out beads and other collectibles as they go.

St. Pierre, staff moving into old courthouse jail St. Pierre, staff moving into old courthouse jail
January 30, 2008 at 9:36 am
In an effort to consolidate his offices, parish president V.J. St. Pierre plans to renovate the third floor of the courthouse to create more space for both him and his executive staff.

Parish looks to cut cost
January 30, 2008 at 9:36 am
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, and his executive staff are looking at ways to reduce spending in the parish so that he can reward hard-working employees and bring in new workers.

Authorities rescue dog thrown off I-310 into swamp
Authorities rescue dog thrown off I-310 into swamp
Aided by the St. Rose Fire Department, the St. Charles Parish Animal Control and St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office rescued a dog tossed off the elevated portion of Interstate 310 southbound.