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Center looking to put students to work with local businesses
August 30, 2006 at 3:07 pm
The St. Charles Parish Satellite Center is looking for local businesses and industries interested in serving as a host for job shadowing and/or internships (paid or unpaid) for its students.

Sampognaro hearing pushed back
August 30, 2006 at 3:03 pm
Last week’s edition featured an article detailing the Aug. 25 court hearing for David Sampognaro, who is being charged with possession of child pornography.

MAJOR SAM ZINNA attended the second annual FBI Regional Command College in Mississippi. Major Sam Zinna receives FBI training
August 30, 2006 at 2:55 pm
Major Sam Zinna joined other law enforcement officials from Louisiana and Mississippi attended the second annual FBI Regional Command College in Mississippi at the end of July.

Ramona Folse, 44, was reported missing on Aug. 24.  She was last seen at the Pier 90 Bar in Luling. Ama woman disappears
August 30, 2006 at 2:50 pm
According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, a 44-year-old woman by the name of Ramona Folse was reported missing on Aug. 24.

Paradis man robbed at knife-point
August 30, 2006 at 2:47 pm
On Aug. 24 at approximately 2 a.m., a 32-year-old Paradis man was robbed at knife-point at a local bank located on River Road in Destrehan as he attempted to make a night deposit for his employer.

SWAT TEAM MEMBERS organized by  St. Charles Parish Sherrif Greg Champagne included: From Left: Captain Patrick Yoes, Lt. Rodney Madere, Dep.. Ryan Ordner, Dep.. David Erhmann, Captain  Jonathan Walsdorf, Sgt. Roscoe Brewer, Gary Martin, St. Charles School Surviving Katrina
August 30, 2006 at 2:34 pm
A year ago my neighbor, Renee Riddick, went to work at Memorial Hospital as Katrina rolled ashore near Buras. She was on call that stormy weekend as a newborn nurse. Husband David decided to take their three girls to Austin, TX to ride out the storm.

Last year, many trees that grew on or near the Willowridge levee were downed by Hurricane Katrina. Public works assistant director Poochie Cheramie was concerned that their uprooting may have damaged the levee. Westbank residents still waiting for levees
August 30, 2006 at 2:21 pm
One year after Hurricane Katrina, construction of the the Westbank Hurricane Protection Levee project is still moving at a snail’s pace.

More than 500 jobs listed by FEMA
August 30, 2006 at 2:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Human resources officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report that more than 500 additional jobs will be available for Louisiana residents to help with the recovery of the state from the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

St. Charles Parish Schools unveil new district slogan
August 24, 2006 at 2:27 pm
If you are a parent or student in St. Charles Parish Public Schools, chances are you have noticed the significant changes to the district's websites, informational material and the newly issued "InBox" packets given to students for parents on the first day of school, all of which are embossed with the same new slogan, "You and I…We are St. Charles Parish Schools".

St. Charles could 'disproportionately gain' from hurricane diaspora
August 24, 2006 at 2:17 pm
BATON ROUGE -- By now, most folks in south Louisiana have seen the maps.

Norco woman robbed
August 24, 2006 at 2:15 pm
A 30-year-old Norco woman was robbed Aug. 16 while retrieving belongings out of her vehicle at 41 Barreca St., Norco.

U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon address local issues at the St. Charles Operatons site for Dow Chemical. Dow invities U.S. Representative to luncheon
August 24, 2006 at 2:07 pm
On Aug. 18 the St. Charles Operations site for Dow Chemical hosted a noon meeting featuring commentary by 3rd District U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon.

Displaced thugs cause havoc in Red Church
August 24, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Meadows Drive, which is lined with Section 8 housing and criminal activity, has become a source of fear, crime and intimidation for the residents of Red Church subdivision, in particular, residents of Longview Drive who share back yards with the homes on Meadows Drive.

Hearing set for Luling doctor
August 24, 2006 at 1:45 pm
An Aug. 25 hearing has been set for David Sampognaro, 45, a Luling doctor who was indicted by the St. Charles Parish Grand Jury on March 29 for 21 counts of possession of child pornography.

Unrestrained child seriously injured in vehicle crash
August 24, 2006 at 1:42 pm
On Mon., Aug. 21, at 7:48 p.m., the Louisiana State Police investigated a serious injury crash on U.S. 90 near Willowdale Dr., at milepost 241.8.

MARK GAUTHREAU, 44, Gonzales Gonzales man booked for shooting Spillway anglers
August 24, 2006 at 1:24 pm
Mark Gauthreau, 44, of 42298 N. Wood St., Gonzales, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder and hate crimes on Aug. 21 after he allegedly shot and wounded two Hispanic men from Texas.

Property owners may get tax relief
August 24, 2006 at 1:21 pm
A vote by the St. Charles Parish Council will determine whether or not to reduce the millage rates on current property taxes by 0.47 mills.

BRANDON NAQUIN, 18, Waggaman (left) and RYAN HEBERT, 17, Waggaman (right) Burglars nabbed on Lakewood Drive
August 24, 2006 at 1:09 pm
Two Waggaman men were arrested by deputy David Hitzman, in the early morning hours on Monday, Aug. 21.

Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
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Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.