Business ‘Simply Sweet’ for new Boutte bakery
March 05, 2008 at 1:56 pm
For most businesses, there is a long grace period before the owner or owners begin to see a noticeable return on their investment.

Construction spending falls to lowest level in 5 years
March 05, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Residential construction spending continued to fall across the nation last month, which was the 21st consecutive monthly decline, putting that spending level at its lowest mark since September of 2003.

Flood heights could rise
March 05, 2008 at 9:53 am
Residents in St. Charles Parish will soon find out if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will change the base flood elevations for the area.

Company says it has the solution for Airline deaths Company says it has the solution for Airline deaths
March 05, 2008 at 9:53 am
Nucor Steel Marion Corporation says they know exactly how to end deadly car crashes on Airline Highway (U.S. 61) in St. Charles Parish.

Grocery costs skyrocket due to gas, corn prices
March 05, 2008 at 9:53 am
High gas prices may seem like they only affect a person's vehicle, but the increase is also causing havoc on everyday items that most residents need to survive.

Davis Pond Diversion pumping at full force
March 05, 2008 at 9:52 am
A recent test run of the Davis Pond Diversion Project proved that the structure and ponding area can now accommodate the large capacity of river water it was designed to, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Group home sexual assault Group home sexual assault
March 05, 2008 at 9:52 am
The owners of a group home in Destrehan, which houses boys with mental disabilities and behavior problems, have been charged with abuse by the state.

Bring on the wall Bring on the wall
February 28, 2008 at 1:53 pm
It's been almost three years since 1,400 residents living in the Bayou Gauche area signed a petition asking for flood protection for their homes and businesses. All of the signatures came from property owners living in the Sunset Drainage District and residents of Des Allemands, located outside of the district.

Arsonist hits Norco fire station
February 28, 2008 at 9:39 am
A blaze intentionally set by an arsonist left the Norco fire substation severely damaged and in need of repair. And the volunteer firefighters forced to put out the blaze want information from residents to help arson investigators solve the crime.

Check scam in Luling Check scam in Luling
February 28, 2008 at 9:39 am
A Luling resident looking for a way to supplement her income signed up to become a mystery shopper and almost got scammed out of thousands of dollars. Now, Alexandra Schmaltz is warning residents to watch out for the mystery shopping scam that she thought was the real thing.

Pump it up, get fined
February 28, 2008 at 8:12 am
The St. Charles Parish council wants to stop drivers from blasting music from their car windows as they ride around the parish.

Council prioritizes important projects Council prioritizes important projects
February 28, 2008 at 8:09 am
The St. Charles Parish Council has a list of priority projects that have been submitted to Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, along with State Representative Charlie Melancon. That's because they want as much help as possible to execute the projects from the various financial sources that are available.

Church donates home to family Church donates home to family
February 28, 2008 at 8:05 am
Just days before Christmas last year, the Smith family from New Sarpy lost everything in a fire. But thanks to the kindness of a ministry, the family will get a new start in a brand new home.

Volunteers needed to help abused children
February 27, 2008 at 1:04 pm
Abused children in St. Charles Parish need someone to speak up for them, and by volunteering to serve as a court appointed advocate, members of the community will get that chance.

Family sees opportunity as a ‘sign’ to fundraise
February 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm
A lot has changed for Lori Templet since she began selling Christmas signs with a picture of the nativity and a message that read “This House Believes.”

Joe Medina works on resoleing a shoe. Besides, serving as a cobbler, Medina also offers several shoe supplies. Lost art -- Cobbler makes living for almost 40 years
February 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm
When you first step inside Joe Medina’s cobbler shop on Paul Maillard Road in Luling, it’s as though you’ve gone back in time to a place where the stitching and resoleing of shoes was big business.

TV segments to highlight local issues, keep public in the loop
February 27, 2008 at 9:39 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre may not have wanted the parish's committee meetings on TV, but he is hoping that the medium will help him accomplish a goal he made upon taking office.

Contract probe deepens
February 27, 2008 at 9:39 am
The parish has hired an engineering firm to examine all of their contracts to help determine if the firms that received them were the most qualified.


Humane Society Pet of the Week
Humane Society Pet of the Week
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Jake the dog.
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...

Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said his Wildcats’ performance against Barbe Friday night might have been his team’s very best of the season. High praise when speaking of an undefeated team, to be sure; few witnesses, however, would likely argue.