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Sweet! Sugarcane crop best in 5 years, says ag agent
October 25, 2006 at 2:46 pm
After nearly five years of hard times for sugarcane farmers, this year’s crop looks like it will be much better than the crops of the past few years, according to LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Dr. Ben Legendre.

State education officials release data 3-star schools - parish has seven of them
October 25, 2006 at 2:42 pm
Louisiana education officials released school performance scores just days ago and seven St. Charles Parish elementary schools received an impressive three-star ranking. They are: A.A. Songy Sr. Kindergarten, Ethel Schoeffner Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Mimosa Park Elementary, New Sarpy Elementary, New Sarpy Kindergarten, and Norco Elementary K-3.

$88G windfall ‘a coup’ for schools; Chevron donates land & lots of it
October 25, 2006 at 2:40 pm
St. Charles Parish schools raked in the equivalent of an $88,000-plus (assessed) windfall when Chevron North American Exploration and Products Co. donated 43 acres of prime land to the school district just days ago.

Council backs $20M levee to protect the west bank
October 25, 2006 at 2:38 pm
St. Charles Parish Councilman Clayton Faucheux says the parish has no other choice - it must appropriate $20 million of its preliminary $90 million budget for fiscal 2007 to continue the construction of levees on the west bank.

Spooky reason you can’t adopt a black cat in October Spooky reason you can’t adopt a black cat in October
October 23, 2006 at 5:13 pm
And the same is true all over the United States because as a matter of policy, animal shelters don’t place black cats in October fearing creeps and idiots might hurt or torment them on Halloween.

Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
October 23, 2006 at 5:07 pm
Boom. Boom. Boom. Shots fired. More shots fired. A bomb explodes. Smoke fills the halls.

Worst ferry disaster in U.S. history Worst ferry disaster in U.S. history
October 23, 2006 at 4:32 pm
ON OCTOBER 20, 1976, at 6:00 a.m., pilot Egidio Auletta wheeled the George Prince ferry away from its mooring at the Destrehan dock and began a slow chug across the Mississippi River toward Luling. Unbeknownst to him, the boat loaded with working men and their cars and trucks was on a collision course with destiny, which, in this case, stood as tall as a skyscraper and even had a name - Frosta.

Mystery of the potato chip truck parked at taxpayer expense Mystery of the potato chip truck parked at taxpayer expense
October 23, 2006 at 4:25 pm
THIS colorful potato chip truck and “rolling billboard” has been parked at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse every night for at least a week and the question we’ve gotta ask is, “Is this legal?”

St. Charles Parish Council connect water systems & build new homes 7-ft HIGHER
October 23, 2006 at 4:17 pm
Linking east and west bank water systems by running a pair of 16-inch lines under the Mississippi River is a done deal now that the St. Charles Parish Council has voted to spend $4.6 million on the job that members originally set aside just $2.5 million to complete.

3 years in prison for child porn
October 11, 2006 at 4:29 pm
Shane Helds, 26, of 123 Ormond Village Dr., Destrehan, has been sentenced to five years in prison with two suspended after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Will business and industry go on the offensive for tax reform in 2007?
October 11, 2006 at 4:27 pm
BATON ROUGE -- It was a policy milestone for business and industry in 2004 when the state legislature approved a long-range phase-out of taxes on corporate debt and manufacturing equipment.

3rd graders learn how to eat right so they won’t get fat
October 11, 2006 at 3:51 pm
Childhood obesity is epidemic in St. Charles Parish just as it is nationwide. And that's why the new "Smart Bodies" program for 3rd-graders is so important - it's teaching kids how to eat right and make other lifestyle choices that will help them lose weight or stay slim.

Parish spends $32Gs for park but can’t say when workers will build it
October 11, 2006 at 3:23 pm
St. Charles Parish spent $32,800 to buy land for a community park in Des Allemands last August, but now, two months later, it’s still not clear when construction will start.

Norco man fires gun at wife in wild squabble
October 11, 2006 at 3:20 pm
A 46-year-old man was charged with attempted first-degree murder after he shot at his wife with a high-powered Glock 40-cal. handgun at their home in Norco, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

Frickey says no meal is complete without him glugging down a big bottle of water. My friends call me Hercules, you can call me, 'Sir!'
October 11, 2006 at 3:15 pm
Mild-mannered Jason Frickey is 43 years old and an insulin-dependent diabetic. But that doesn't stop the 195-pound Des Allemands iron-man from bench-pressing over twice his weight - a personal-best 455 pounds.

Rep. Smith & family hit back at rumors
October 11, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Rep. Gary Smith Jr., D-Norco, has been turning up in the press a lot lately but not entirely because of his work as a state legislator.

Tired of your old plants? Trade them at the Oktober Fest
October 11, 2006 at 3:01 pm
The German Coast Farmers Market will celebrate its Oktober Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Man shot in the face with a 12-gauge - & he’s still alive
October 11, 2006 at 2:59 pm
A 25-year-old Boutte man was charged with attempted second-degree murder after he blasted another man in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun, say cops.

Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge
Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the body of a man who jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning.