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St. Charles Parish schools boosting security with app St. Charles Parish schools boosting security with app
August 14 at 11:09 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has taken another step toward protecting its faculty and students, this time using a boost from technology to do so.

Army Corps’ $30K black drone tested on Bonnet Carre Spillway Army Corps’ $30K black drone tested on Bonnet Carre Spillway
August 14 at 11:06 am
St. Charles Parish was recently used as a testing ground by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a unmanned aircraft drone shot images of and around the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

More St. Charles students are college bound More St. Charles students are college bound
August 14 at 11:01 am
Following the state trend, St. Charles Parish students taking Advanced Placement courses for higher education more than doubled this year along with more of them having earned college credits.

St. Charles Parish aims to become part of ‘super region’ with high-speed rail St. Charles Parish aims to become part of ‘super region’ with high-speed rail
August 14 at 10:58 am
With plans made, efforts organized and funding being sought for the Baton Rouge-to-New Orleans rail, the question for St. Charles Parish is if it can get its piece of the “super region.”

St. Charles Parish DA made strong example of man who ‘stomped’ Chihuahua St. Charles Parish DA made strong example of man who ‘stomped’ Chihuahua
August 14 at 10:50 am
St. Charles District Attorney Joel Chiasson II said the five-year sentence handed down to Rashard C. Poche was intended to send a loud message to anyone who might even think of mistreating an animal in the future: it simply will not be tolerated.

Proposed lake raised ire of residents Proposed lake raised ire of residents
August 14 at 10:47 am
Bayou Gauche area residents bombarded the St. Charles Parish Planning Commission with questions about a North Carolina landowner’s permit request to extract minerals on land in the area and turn the hole into a lake for a future residential development.

Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in Waffle House robbery in Paradis Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in Waffle House robbery in Paradis
August 12 at 10:26 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help with identifying a man who recently took cash from a Waffle House in Paradis.

Access Health Louisiana marks National Health Center Week
August 11 at 1:30 pm
Access Health Louisiana (AHL) is marking National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW) with a special Voter Registration Drive as well as a Coloring Contest for Children in all its Community Health Centers in seven parishes in south Louisiana.

Sheriff's Office looking for suspects in Destrehan mailbox damage Sheriff's Office looking for suspects in Destrehan mailbox damage
August 10 at 11:44 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a silver sedan with two suspects in connection with Saturday’s (Aug. 8) damage of numerous mailboxes in Destrehan.

Killona man gets 5-year prison sentence for animal cruelty Killona man gets 5-year prison sentence for animal cruelty
August 07 at 4:23 pm
Rashard C. Poche, 37, got a five-year prison sentence after he plead guilty to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals for throwing a six-pound Chihuahua named Jojo against the wall.

Local hoops teams offer excitement, promise
August 07 at 2:39 pm
I’m extremely excited about the basketball potential in the area. I’ve interviewed three coaches on the hoops side so far about their summer progress … and each went 9-1 in summer league play. Perhaps it’s a good sign of things to come; I, at least, expect it to be such.

Ravenel Mixon named director of Sheriff’s 911 center Ravenel Mixon named director of Sheriff’s 911 center
August 07 at 1:09 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has appointed Ravenel Mixon as director of the St. Charles Parish 911 Communications Center.

Donovan Isom has transferred to Southeastern. Former DHS QB transfers to SLU
August 07 at 1:01 pm
Just days after a fire largely destroyed the Edgard home he grew up in, former Destrehan High School football star Donovan Isom declared he is transferring from the University of Utah to Southeastern Louisiana University.

A peek into Jindal’s inner sanctum
August 07 at 12:33 pm
Despite holding the title of governor of Louisiana for over 7-1/2 years, we know very little about Bobby Jindal beyond his carefully-crafted public persona and well-scripted talking points.

Last Island’s last days
August 07 at 12:28 pm
Past Times by Terry Jones

August can be cruel. In modern times, it has spawned hurricanes Camille, Andrew, and Katrina that devastated Louisiana and killed hundreds of people. An equally destructive, but lesser known storm, was the 1856 hurricane that destroyed Last Island.

Outside political players are flocking to legislative races
August 07 at 12:23 pm
Given the treacherous tax votes that state lawmakers took during this year’s regular session, many now find themselves on the defensive as the fall election season kicks into high gear.

Marie Latiolais Sander Marie Latiolais Sander
August 07 at 12:21 pm
Marie Latiolais Sander passed away in her home in Boutte on Aug. 2, 2015.

Sheriff’s Reports (Aug. 6)
August 07 at 12:17 pm
Arrests

• Nicholas Massimini, 26, of Walnut Place, was arrested July 25 and charged with DWI and reckless operation.

Chamber hosts congressional ‘drive-in’ visit in River Region
Chamber hosts congressional ‘drive-in’ visit in River Region
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The River Region Chamber of Commerce, with presenting sponsor Dow Chemical Co., hosted a congressional drive-in visit on Aug. 11 at the Port of South Louisiana Guest House.