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A picture of Bruce Bourgeois and Mia Waite taken at a Halloween party last year. Destrehan murder suspect slept in woods to avoid capture
August 01 at 1:19 pm
Bruce Bourgeois Jr., who is suspected of killing his girlfriend and severely injuring her mother, pulled off into a wooded area near Independence and slept in a stolen vehicle to avoid authorities Wednesday night.

Save money shopping in St. Charles Parish with tax free weekend Save money shopping in St. Charles Parish with tax free weekend
August 01 at 10:27 am
Shoppers in St. Charles Parish will get some relief at the cash registers this weekend with the removal of all sales tax on purchases up to $2,500.

A new law does not permit students to cross any lanes of traffic to reach their bus stop and prevents bus drivers from picking up or dropping off children while the bus is in a lane of traffic. 
New law could lead to longer bus trips for some students
August 01 at 10:08 am
A new law that prevents students from crossing the street to enter or exit a school bus could increase the time it takes drivers to complete each route.

Donnell Miner Truck heist leads to 7 years in jail
August 01 at 10:05 am
A New Orleans man linked to a stolen St. Rose truck through a poached credit card that he used at Waffle House has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

Sam Wheeldon (right) was diagnosed with leukemia last year and needs to find a bone marrow donor. Community bands together to find bone marrow doner
August 01 at 10:03 am
St. Charles Parish residents have come together to attempt to find a bone marrow donor for a 12-year-old Arizona boy who suffers from leukemia.

Magnolia Companies spent $4.8 million to finance the film St. Rose company goes Hollywood
August 01 at 10:00 am
One of the area’s most diverse companies has been quietly building towards a unique goal over the past few years - that of making and producing major films right here in St. Charles Parish.

Sean Lewis Justice sought after nightmare bus ride
August 01 at 9:58 am
A Luling mother is hoping that the owner of a fraudulent limo service is finally brought to justice after she was promised a luxury bus for her daughter’s homecoming and instead received an unlicensed, uninsured and battered school bus.

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.

St. Rose woman accused of poisoning  husband’s drink
St. Rose woman accused of poisoning husband’s drink
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A St. Rose woman is in jail after authorities say she poisoned her husband’s drink on Saturday.