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Planetarium hosts two films on deep space
August 24 at 10:00 am
LULING – The Planetarium at West Regional Library in Luling will be showing “Planets of the Solar System” at 10 a.m. and “Black Holes” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Sheriff’s Reports (August 21)
August 22 at 10:56 am
Arrests

•Elizabeth M. Thompson, 36, of 170 Boutte Estates Drive in Boutte, was arrested on Aug. 11 and charged with aggravated battery.

Mangrove snapper caught at the rigs offshore of Grand Isle. Limit out on mangrove by fishing Grand Isle rigs
August 22 at 10:54 am
If anglers want to catch fish in Grand Isle, the speckled trout are in the surf and the mangrove snapper can be found near the rigs.

Clyde Folse Jr. holds up lure enhancements he designed that have helped him catch loads of sac-a-lait. Des Allemands angler pioneers psychic sac-a-lait bait
August 22 at 10:52 am
Clyde Folse Jr. has had a lot of success catching sac-a-lait throughout the years and now he is trying to turn that personal success into a business selling his own line of fishing lure enhancements.

Hahnville has hired a number of new football coaches as the team is in transition. New HHS coach surrounds himself with familiar faces
August 22 at 10:44 am
Ever since new Hahnville football coach Nick Saltaformaggio took over the program he has focused on one thing – changing the culture of his team, a practice he calls “restoring the H.”

Leala Jackson Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
August 22 at 10:42 am
The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the heels of federal and state audits that slammed the agency for mismanagement and requested repayment of more than $600,000.

Agency ordered to ignore tax collection
August 22 at 10:40 am
The state constitution prohibits the legislature from passing a new tax or increasing an existing tax in a Regular Session in an even-numbered year.

Ground game, turnout could decide Senate race
August 22 at 10:38 am
While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana’s midterm face-offs may amount to nothing special in terms of votes cast.

World needs a major workover
August 22 at 10:37 am
The world is different in this century, to say the least.

Troxler Troxler
August 22 at 10:36 am
Biff Anthony Troxler, 56 of Hahnville, joined the Lord peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9:35 p.m.

Franklin Delano Ford Ford
August 22 at 10:35 am
Franklin Delano Ford, 81, former longtime resident of Luling, passed peacefully in Newcastle, Pa. on Aug. 7.

Residents in Luling, miles away from the explosion, said they felt the blast. Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
August 22 at 10:32 am
A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.

Teens avoid jail after robbing suspected drug dealer in Norco Teens avoid jail after robbing suspected drug dealer in Norco
August 22 at 10:25 am
Two teens will not spend any additional time in jail after admitting they lured a Metairie drug dealer to a Norco park and robbed him of synthetic marijuana in January.

Parish still has no plan in place to repay  misspent taxpayer money Parish still has no plan in place to repay misspent taxpayer money
August 22 at 10:20 am
Opinions vary on whether Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration must find a way to repay or rectify a finding by the Louisiana Attorney General that they unconstitutionally provided $140,000 worth of free dumpsters to parish residents over a four-year period.

New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter
August 22 at 10:17 am
New laws targeting motorists have taken effect, including a ban on using cell phones in school zones and cigarettes and cigarette butts being labeled as litter.

Some residents in Destrehan have put signs in their yards supporting the Krewe of Zeus. Others say they do not want the parade in Ormond. Zeus moves ahead with parade plans
August 22 at 10:15 am
Signs supporting the Krewe of Zeus’ plans to parade through Ormond Boulevard in February have popped up across Destrehan, and the krewe plans to hold a public meeting in order to alleviate any concerns residents may have about the proposed route.

Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices
August 22 at 10:13 am
St. Charles Parish experienced the only decline in home prices in the New Orleans Metro area in the first half of 2014 as compared to 2013, according to the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors.

New site connects job seekers with thousands  of open positions New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
August 22 at 10:09 am
A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job seekers with the needs of potential employers is expected to be a great help to St. Charles Parish residents and local industry alike.

Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
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The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the heels of federal and state audits that slammed the agency for mismanagement and requested repayment of more than $600,000.