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Even though Blue Bell is only available in about 26 percent of the nation’s supermarkets, it ranks as one of the top three best-selling ice creams in the country. Blue Bell breaks ground on Luling distribution center
August 01 at 9:57 am
Blue Bell Creameries has broken ground in Luling on a distribution hub for their popular ice cream products.

Bruce Bourgeois Jr. and Mia Waite Suspect in Destrehan murder has been arrested
July 31 at 8:06 pm
Bruce Bourgeois Jr., who is suspected of killing his girlfriend and severely injuring her mother, has been arrested in Independence, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Bruce Bourgeois and Mia Waite Suspect in Destrehan murder has been arrested
July 31 at 7:48 pm
Bruce Bourgeois Jr., who is suspected of killing his girlfriend and severely injuring her mother, has been arrested in Independence, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

A picture of Bruce Bourgeois and Mia Waite taken from Waite's Facebook page. Suspect in Destrehan murder has lengthy arrest record in St. Charles Parish
July 31 at 3:09 pm
A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death before attacking her mother has a lengthy criminal record in St. Charles Parish.

Carmelina and Mia Waite Mother stabbed to death in Destrehan was set to graduate beauty school this week
July 31 at 12:30 pm
Mia Waite was going to graduate from beauty school this week. Instead, the 35-year-old mother was stabbed to death on Wednesday morning in her home.

Mia Waite Police identify Destrehan woman who was stabbed to death
July 30 at 8:36 pm
The woman found stabbed to death Wednesday morning in Destrehan has been identified as Mia Waite. Waite, 35, was discovered dead in her bathroom at 318 Madewood Drive at 9 a.m.

Bruce Bourgeois, 34, is wanted for questioning in the stabbing death of his live-in girlfriend. Woman stabbed to death in Destrehan, her mother rushed to hospital
July 30 at 11:59 am
A woman was found stabbed to death in her Destrehan home Wednesday morning and her mother, who walked in on the attack, was rushed to the hospital with what appears to be stab wounds.

Deputies on scene of Destrehan murder Deputies on scene of Destrehan murder
July 30 at 10:57 am
A woman was found stabbed to death in her Destrehan home and her mother, who walked in on the attack, was rushed to the hospital with what appears to be stab wounds.

Luling Man accused of killing father suffers from hallucinations, doctors say
July 25 at 10:40 am
A Luling man who is charged with killing his father has been found unfit to stand trial because he suffers from auditory hallucinations and religious delusions, according to a psychiatrist who examined him.

The East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department was recently upgraded to Class 3, which will save an average of $150 a year in property insurance for residents in Destrehan and New Sarpy. Property insurance rates lowered for Destrehan, New Sarpy residents
July 25 at 10:39 am
East Bank residents in the communities of Destrehan and New Sarpy will see a reduction in their property insurance bills this year after East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department’s fire protection grading was upgraded.

Every step is taken to make sure that the active shooter drill seems as real as possible, which includes having murdered or injured students. School shooting simulation wins national award
July 25 at 10:37 am
A drill that mimics a school shooting – complete with students covered in fake blood and SWAT team members armed with weapons – has received a national award.

The audit also found that several Section 8 properties were unsafe. In all, inspections of 14 units found 13 did not meet HUD standards and had 191 health and safety violations combined. Jobs on the line following housing fiasco
July 25 at 10:35 am
The chairwoman of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority said that no one’s job is safe after an audit revealed that more than $600,000 in housing payments were processed without verifying the income of those receiving the money.

Report sought on hospital’s management, viability Report sought on hospital’s management, viability
July 25 at 10:34 am
Councilman Paul Hogan wants to have a third party look into the management and long-term viability of St. Charles Parish Hospital.

St. Rose Tavern owner Pat Elfer and her daughter, Elizabeth, stand inside the restaurant’s new location in New Sarpy. The family was evicted from their St. Rose location, which they had called home for 60 years, in January. St. Rose Tavern relocates to historic New Sarpy landmark
July 25 at 10:32 am
The historic St. Rose Tavern is preparing to reopen in New Sarpy after the family that ran the restaurant was evicted from the building that served as their home in St. Rose for 60 years.

Arthur Tregre returned home a year after suffering severe injuries in an accident in Luling. Fire chief involved in fatal crash finally returns home
July 25 at 10:30 am
Former Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Arthur Tregre has returned home after being hospitalized since last August following a head-on collision with St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Watson, who died in the accident.

‘American Horror’ in St. Rose ‘American Horror’ in St. Rose
July 25 at 10:28 am
One of TV’s biggest shows, “American Horror Story,” recently wrapped up a two-week shoot at St. Rose’s Quixote Studios.

Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
July 24 at 9:22 am
The Krewe of Zeus will resubmit an application to parade through Ormond Boulevard after making changes to the route, according to the krewe's captain.

Krewe of Zeus withdraws permit to parade in Ormond Krewe of Zeus withdraws permit to parade in Ormond
July 22 at 3:26 pm
The Krewe of Zeus has withdrawn a permit application that would have allowed the organization to parade through Ormond Subdivision in Destrehan.

Country crooner proves it is never too late to follow dreams
Country crooner proves it is never too late to follow dreams
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Last year Des Allemands resident Donald J. Horn mounted the stage at Luling Living Center for his first performance as a country musician.