Morris Friloux, pictured here at the proposed site. 27 years later, Ama still waiting for public park
October 24, 2007 at 1:42 pm
An Ama resident has been waiting 27 years for a park and playground project for the children living in the close knit family community to be completed on St. Mark's Avenue.

Despite public outcry, water bills average
October 24, 2007 at 1:40 pm
Parish residents may think they are paying a high price for their water usage, but the main increases have been in sewerage and garbage which are also on the water bill.

Alexis Revere and her mother Joanne need donations to help her get a prosthesis to replace the arm she lost in a  lawn mower accident. Lawn mower accident causes child to lose arm
October 24, 2007 at 1:36 pm
On a sunny afternoon, on Sept. 8, 4-year-old Alexis Revere was riding in a Big Tyke's wagon hitched to the back of her father’s lawnmower as he cut grass.

Public works director Greg Bush surveys the Willowdale pump station as it sucks excess water out of the Luling subdivision on Monday afternoon. Unusually heavy rainfall dropped 4 inches of water over the parish in a 24-hour period. We’re Pumped!
October 24, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Heavy downpours on Oct. 22 prompted Greg Bush, director of the Public Works and Wastewater department in St. Charles Parish, to put all public works and wastewater work crews on alert to man critical pump stations overnight.

“Snookie” withdraws “Snookie” withdraws
October 24, 2007 at 11:52 am
Clayton "Snookie" Faucheux conceded the St. Charles Parish Presidency to V.J. St. Pierre at a press conference on Oct. 24.

Pictured above is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team.  From left to right: Gerald Miller, Karman Champagne, Laurie Salas, and Rosalind Morris. Parish hospital one of only 27 in state to get cardiac rehab certification
October 17, 2007 at 1:38 pm
The St. Charles Parish Hospital became one of only 27 hospitals in Louisiana, and the only hospital in the River Parishes, to be recognized as a nationally certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.

The Basketry owner Kristi Brocato (right) helps customer Toni Payne, of Toni and Co. Hair Salon, find the right piece of Pandora’s Box jewelry. Luling gift basket business gaining national following
October 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm
When Kristi Brocato took a job at a gift basket company in college, little did she know that one day her own gift baskets would be received by the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Gladiator director Ridley Scott.

Bridge City man gets 20 years for stabbing Luling resident
October 17, 2007 at 1:32 pm
A Bridge City man accused of killing a Luling man who took him in after Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.

Red Cross, HUD team up to find affordable housing for disaster victims
October 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed an agreement last week that will allow disaster victims quick access to housing information and assistance.

Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes
October 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Two Des Allemands families lost their homes on Oct. 12 after a fire started in one dwelling and spread to the other.

Money $ Money $ Money
October 17, 2007 at 1:19 pm
While most residents are pinching pennies as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season, the three candidates for parish president are gathering, and spending, money at an astonishing rate in their bid to attain the highest governmental post in the parish.

Police urge precaution after string of parish purse-snatchings
October 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm
A Destrehan woman, whose purse was ripped from her shoulder while she was placing groceries in her car, is the latest victim of a spree of random purse snatchings that have occurred recently on both the east and west banks of the parish.

EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares
October 17, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The recent outbreak of factory flares, combined with 327 odor complaints so far this year, are literally adding fuel to the fire that the air St. Charles Parish residents breath may be laced with chemicals.

Ordinance gives residents public hearing on video bingo
October 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council voted to approve Councilman Barry Minnich's proposal to prohibit future video bingo establishments from opening in St. Charles Parish without a public hearing.

11-year-old leads police on high-speed chase
October 11, 2007 at 10:54 am
An 11-year-old led State Police on an early-morning, high-speed chase down the interstate in St. Charles Parish last week.

LTC giving local students hands-on welding training
October 11, 2007 at 10:53 am
Students at Hahnville and Destrehan will get some first-hand experience in the field of multi-process welding and industrial maintenance when Lincoln Electric puts on a demo for the students Nov. 5 at the River Parishes Community College.

This young, sweet dog is recovering at the parish animal shelter after being nearly starved to death. The animal was forced to live in a crate and was found covered in his own feces. Animal abuse case highlights parish-wide increase in neglect
October 11, 2007 at 10:50 am
When St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s detectives busted into a Boutte home, they discovered drugs, young children, and a dog that was nearly starved to death.

1,600 people paid to sample some delicious gumbo and jambalaya at the United Way’s sixth annual “Battle for the Paddle.” The event raised more than $14,000 and is one of the United Way’s major fund raisers. Cook-off raises more than $14,000 for United Way
October 11, 2007 at 10:40 am
Despite the rainy weather, more than 1,600 people flocked to the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" to taste some of the best gumbo and jambalaya in South Louisiana.


Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...
Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Before they all left for Thanksgiving break, area elementary students were asked...

Destrehan Plantation ends longtime fest
Destrehan Plantation ends longtime fest
Last weekend’s Destrehan Plantation festival marked the end of a 44-year tradition that funded the historic house’s restoration, but the site’s growth and expansion signaled the time for a big change.