|Man lured into robbery through Instagram
April 26 at 9:25 am
Police are searching for a robber who lured a Destrehan man to Carriage Lane with promises of a cell phone before pulling out a gun and taking the victim’s money.
|Schools believe flood insurance increases will not be as bad as predicted
April 25 at 9:24 am
After weeks of speculation on the potential rise in flood insurance rates, St. Charles Parish Public Schools launched their own inquiry on how increased flood insurance premiums will affect their properties and have come back with positive findings.
|Congresswoman who authored flood act protected own district from high insurance rates
April 25 at 9:23 am
The congresswoman who co-authored the Biggert-Waters Act boasts on her website that she helped a community of her constituents fend off new FEMA flood maps in areas that were never considered flood plains before their latest remap.
|West Bank property values could plummet
April 25 at 9:20 am
Even though parish property was reassessed only last year, West Bank residents may see lower property tax rates as early as July 31 if a reassessment goes through following a FEMA flood remap that may mean some have to pay tens of thousands of dollars more per year in flood insurance rates.
|St. Charles Parish Schools superintendent announces retirement
April 24 at 7:54 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon has announced his retirement effective July 1, 2013.
|Herald-Guide awarded Newspaper of the Year
April 24 at 12:52 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide was named Newspaper of the Year by the Louisiana Press Association for the paper’s work in 2012. Overall, the Herald-Guide took home 14 awards including General Excellence, Best Sports Coverage and Best Front Page.
|Six arrested in connection with death of woman linked to FBI investigation
April 22 at 4:33 pm
Six people were arrested in connection with the drug overdose of Danelle McGovern Keim, who was pronounced dead on Feb. 9 after being found unresponsive in her Destrehan home.
|2 charged with attempted murder after Boutte stabbing
April 19 at 9:28 am
Two men have been arrested and charged with attempted murder after they reportedly stabbed a Boutte man several times last week before stealing his wallet and cell phone, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
|Rejecting flood maps in ‘08 saved parish millions, official says
April 19 at 9:21 am
According to parish representatives, St. Charles Parish saved residents millions in flood insurance premiums by opting out of a FEMA flood remapping offered to the parish in 2008.
|FEMA won’t release formula insurance specialists used for quotes at open house
April 19 at 9:18 am
Although reports of an impending rise in flood insurance rates for over half the parish have been bandied about ever since FEMA came to town on April 1, the exact formula used to find out insurance rates has yet to be released.
|965 pack town hall: Parish considers class-action lawsuit
April 19 at 9:17 am
Over 900 parish residents packed into a standing room only crowd at Hahnville High School’s auditorium on Monday for a town hall meeting on the potential effects of the FEMA flood remapping process and ensuing flood insurance rate increases due to the Biggert-Waters Act passed by Congress last year.
|Council threatens legal action after St. Pierre fails to sign contract
April 18 at 9:54 am
The St. Charles Parish Council will consider hiring an attorney to take Parish President V.J. St. Pierre to court over his refusal to sign a contract with lobbying firm Tauzin Consultants.
|Parish businesses would struggle to survive if FEMA maps are approved
April 17 at 9:54 am
If the prospect of hugely increasing insurance rates is not dialed back, many residents in St. Charles Parish are anticipating a flood of a different kind – that of local residents abandoning their homes and subsequently emptying out storefronts.
|Man accused of shooting wife in face could have home incarceration revoked
April 13 at 9:56 am
A Norco man awaiting trial for reportedly blasting his wife in the face with a shotgun has left his home incarceration without permission several times, including a trip to the social security administration and another to pick up food stamps, according to court documents.
|Council seat will be decided in runoff
April 13 at 8:30 am
Billy Woodruff and Mary Clulee are in a runoff for the St. Charles Parish District II council seat after neither candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in Saturday’s election.
|Paradis Library should have shut down due to mold, attorney says
April 13 at 8:00 am
St. Charles Parish attorney Leon "Sunny" Vial has withdrawn his services from the Paradis Library in connection with a mold problem at the new branch.
|West Bank residents speak out against parish spending, ask for help
April 12 at 10:07 am
With representatives of Sen. David Vitter and Congressman Bill Cassidy in attendance, several West Bank residents voiced impassioned pleas for help Monday night at the St. Charles Parish Council meeting amid fears of plunging property values due to grossly increased flood insurance rates related to new federal regulations and a re-mapping of flood zones by FEMA.
|Destrehan players plead not guilty to resisting arrest
April 12 at 10:03 am
A pre-trial hearing has been set for May 29 for three Destrehan High School seniors who have pled not guilty to charges stemming from a Mardi Gras melee with Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies in which they were arrested.
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• Satellite Center faculty honor retiring superintendent
• HHS teacher recieves “Lowes Toolbox” grant
• Seventh grade whiz kid stuns teachers, parents with ACT score
• This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Princess”
• Medine-Otwell engagement
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Dr. Rodney Lafon boiled down his decision to announce his retirement last month to a simple factor. With 40 years accumulated in the school system he had come to a point in his career where he would make nearly the same yearly salary as a retiree as if he chose to continue working.
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