Sheriffs Reports




Sheriff’s Reports (April 9)
April 10 at 9:47 am
• Edward B. Bennett, 26, of 209 Early St. in Paradis, was arrested on March 1 and charged with attempted purse snatching and possession of SCH IV and Fugitive/ JPSO.

A Duck Dynasty candidate for lieutenant governor?
April 10 at 9:42 am
Since his showing last year in the 5th CongressionalDistrict race, when he was barely edged out of the runoff, Duck Dynasty cousin Zach Dasher’s political future has been wide open — and now it includes speculation about running for the second highest statewide Louisiana office.

The Finnish girl's basketball team with new friends from the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation. Finnish girl's team wowed by Louisiana culture, go crazy for Walmart candy aisle
April 10 at 9:35 am
When 24 Finnish girl basketball players come into town – hide the Oreo cookies.

Luling student to perform in ‘Big Fish’ production Luling student to perform in ‘Big Fish’ production
April 10 at 9:30 am
Charis Gullage of Luling, a 12th-grader with the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Theatre Arts: Musical Division.

The extraordinary life of ‘Ole Man Wiggle’ The extraordinary life of ‘Ole Man Wiggle’
April 10 at 9:25 am
Better known as “Ole Man Wiggle,” Norman Almerian Wigle, longtime resident of St. Charles Parish, lived every moment of his life to its fullest until his death at age 103.


Ivy Humane Society Pet of the Week: Ivy
April 10 at 9:21 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Ivy the cat.

St. Charles Parish councilman irate in dumpster-gate St. Charles Parish councilman irate in dumpster-gate
April 10 at 9:18 am
A dispute over the St. Charles Parish government recovering nearly $150,000 in dumpster fees as part of a discontinued blight elimination program erupted into an angry showdown between Parish Councilman Paul Hogan and the parish administration at Monday’s council meeting.

Senior Library Show Senior Library Show
April 10 at 9:14 am
The St. Charles Art Guild Community Outreach project for seniors was held at the St. Charles Parish Council on Aging Senior Center-New Sarpy.

1 million Hail Marys - SCB jumpstarts effort to pray  for Pope Francis 1 million Hail Marys - SCB jumpstarts effort to pray for Pope Francis
April 10 at 9:13 am
When ISIS threatened Pope Francis, calling him the “bearer of false truth,” the students of St. Charles Borromeo Elementary in Destrehan sprang to action by praying Hail Marys for his safety.

Indy Grand Prix gets green flag in Avondale Indy Grand Prix gets green flag in Avondale
April 10 at 9:09 am
Expected to draw an estimated 80,000 fans with a need for speed, NOLA Motorsports Park in nearby Avondale will offer three days of Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana racing for the first time.

Going Green - Easy tips for gardening, flowers and the lawn Going Green - Easy tips for gardening, flowers and the lawn
April 10 at 8:51 am
Spring’s burst of colors and warmer temperatures draw many people outside to the garden and flower beds, but getting it right means working with nature.

St. Charles Parish: Property tax only way to fund levee St. Charles Parish: Property tax only way to fund levee
April 10 at 8:42 am
St. Charles Parish officials pitched two millage tax proposals to fund sewage improvements and a hurricane protection levee system at Tuesday’s first parishwide community meeting, but area residents suggested imposing a convenience fee so everyone shares the cost.

Senior Morgan Foret smashes a double to left field. Destrehan’s won the last three out of four games. Ladycats cruise in wins over Lafourche, John Ehret
April 10 at 8:40 am
After dropping the cross-river rivalry to Hahnville, the Destrehan Lady Cats rolled over South Lafourche, Central Lafourche and John Ehret last week with shutouts in two of three games.

Hahnville sophomore Maddison LeBlanc stares down a runner to prevent the advance to third base. Lady Tigers go 1-2 in Riverside tourney
April 10 at 8:30 am
After beating Destrehan 4-3 earlier in the week, the Hahnville Lady Tigers went 1-2 in the Riverside Tournament, defeating Belle Chase but coming up short against Riverside and Walker.

Hahnville sophomore Waylon LeBlanc rounds third as he checks the throw from the outfield Tigers stay perfect in district, stretch win streak to 7
April 10 at 8:12 am
The Hahnville Tigers remained perfect in district play after knocking off East St. John, H.L. Bourgeois, Central LaFourche and South LaFourche.

Junior Cole Martin coming out of the wind up to put the pill over the plate. Martin recorded the shut out win over Central LaFafourche last Tuesday. Destrehan’s three straight shutouts improve district mark to 7-1
April 10 at 7:57 am
The Fighting Wildcats have only allowed six runs in the past five games as they beat John Ehret 4-2, and shutout Central LaFourche, South LaFourche, H.L. Bourgeois. Tuesday night DHS handed East St. John a 7-4 loss.

Shelley Dufresne Former DHS teacher admits sex with student, will avoid jail
April 09 at 11:54 am
The St. Charles Parish District Attorney's Office announced today that Shelley Dufresne has plead guilty to one felony count of obscenity and has admitted to engaging in a prohibited sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student.

Traffic alert: I-310 lanes to close April 12-17 Traffic alert: I-310 lanes to close April 12-17
April 09 at 10:28 am
Alternating closures of the right and left lanes northbound and southbound I-310 between U.S. Hwy. 90 and I-10 on/exit ramps will occur April 12 -16. Highway road crews will work on overhead sign replacements from 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

St. Charles Parish Schools rank 3rd in nation
St. Charles Parish Schools rank 3rd in nation
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Ranking among top school systems in the nation for use of technology in the classroom, the St. Charles School System accepted the award as confirmation that it’s preparing the “21st century student.”