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College Perils: sex, drugs and . . . credit cards? You be the judge
July 19, 2007 at 9:42 am
As you prep your college-bound kids for all the perils in life, don’t forget money management, advises LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker.

East and west bank levee protection update
July 19, 2007 at 9:39 am
By Clayton “Snookie" Faucheux

St. Charles Parish Councilman

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Hurricane Katrina, residents of St. Charles Parish have written about their concerns if such a storm were to hit the parish head-on. Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux herein updates them about our hurricane protection on the east and west banks so far.)

IN THE NEWS
July 19, 2007 at 9:31 am
Registration begins for before and after school care program for children

St. Charles Parish Public Schools Before and After School Care Program serves only school-aged children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The cost of this service is $2 per child per day for morning care and $5 per child per day for after school care (until 6 p.m.). Before school care begins at 6 a.m. at Luling Elementary, St. Rose Elementary, Songy Kindergarten and New Sarpy Elementary and at 6:30 a.m. at R. J. Vial Elementary and Norco Elementary. If both before and after school care is desired, the fee is $7 per child per day.

Vandalism: Luling post office tagged initials K.O.S Vandalism: Luling post office tagged initials K.O.S
July 19, 2007 at 9:28 am
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether initials spray painted in black at the Luling post office is the result of juvenile vandalism.

Airline Highway study reopened
July 19, 2007 at 9:26 am
After a controversial study of Airline Highway barred barricades from being put in place, Sen. Joel Chaisson and Rep. Gary Smith have changed the minds of the house committee and the study of U.S. 61 will be reopened.

Parish neighborhoods open up for national night out against crime
July 19, 2007 at 9:25 am
St. Charles Parish residents are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 24 annual National Night Out Against Crime/Drug Prevention event.

Robbed at gunpoint, victims speak out
July 19, 2007 at 9:22 am
Sheriff Greg Champagne urged residents to be on guard after two armed robberies occurred in Destrehan and New Sarpy on the evening of July 11.

New restaurant opens in former Sal's location
July 12, 2007 at 9:00 am
"We're bringing hospitality back!" is the motto of St. Charles Parish's newest restaurant 90 West, which is taking over the former Sal's location on Highway 90 and hoping to become a staple among area residents.

Cabdriver jailed in I-10 shooting
July 12, 2007 at 8:57 am
A Terrytown cabdriver was arrested and booked with attempted manslaughter after allegedly firing 4 shots at a car carrying 4 passengers including 2 children.

Luling man robbed at gunpoint
July 12, 2007 at 8:55 am
A 67 year old Luling man was robbed at gunpoint while working on his building (the old Jem Auto) on July 7.

Ormond residents warned that auto burglaries could continue
July 12, 2007 at 8:54 am
Five automobiles were broken into this past Saturday morning, July 7, before daylight in the Ormond area, says the sheriff’s office.

Faustina Hydrogen to build $1.6 billion facility in St. James
July 12, 2007 at 8:53 am
BATON ROUGE ---Faustina Hydrogen Products LLC, a subsidiary of U. S TransCarbon LLC, announced plans to construct a $1.6 billion solid carbon gasification facility next to Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC's phosphate manufacturing plant in St. James Parish.

Huey P. Long widening hit by higher construction costs
July 12, 2007 at 8:51 am
NEW ORLEANS - The major expansion of the Huey P. Long Bridge has been hit by sharp increases in construction prices following Hurricane Katrina.

La. Delegation presses NOAA for fisheries money also pushes for removal of debris in fishing grounds
July 12, 2007 at 8:50 am
WASHINGTON -- United States Senators Mary Landrieu, and David Vitter and the entire Louisiana delegation asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to fairly distribute the $85 million for the Gulf Coast fishing and shrimping communities appropriated in the recently-passed Emergency Supplemental bill.

Here’s how to keep your pet safe during a hurricane evacuation
July 12, 2007 at 8:36 am
Former St. Charles Parish animal shelter director, LeeAnne Matherne, knows the importance of animal safety during hurricane season.

How to prepare your boat for a hurricane
July 12, 2007 at 8:34 am
With today's modern communication net to warn them, people have a better chance to reach safety before a hurricane hits their area. Even so, you may have little more than 24 hours advance notice to get your boat secured against the storm's full force.

Bishop Otis Kenner, pastor of Faith, Praise, and Deliverance Temple in New Sarpy started a drug recovery out reach ministry for residents struggling with addiction. New Sarpy drug rehab program saving lives through ministry
July 12, 2007 at 8:28 am
NEW SARPY - Bishop Otis Kenner, plans to expand his church to accommodate hundreds of drug addicted St. Charles Parish residents but needs $350,000 to complete the work.

In the News
July 12, 2007 at 8:20 am
St. Charles Parish Council will fill the vacancy of Registrar of Voters at its July 23 meeting.

Crawfish cook-off will offer more celebrity judges, 3-day festival.
Crawfish cook-off will offer more celebrity judges, 3-day festival.
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St. Charles Parish’s second annual crawfish cook-off will be bigger in nearly every way this year with three days of festivities, more celebrity judges, carnival rides and nearly 40 boil teams ready to light the fire.