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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.

Laque gives FEMA a ‘coonass earful’ in levee-lobby effort
October 11, 2006 at 2:53 pm
For a year now. Albert Laque has been pleading with higher-ups to protect St. Charles Parish with levees on both the east and west banks of the Mississippi.

Parents say that all school buses should be air-conditioned because children can suffer during the hotter months of the year. Parents, student & driver say it’s a no-brainer - school buses need A/C
October 04, 2006 at 1:03 pm
The question of whether to install air-conditioners in St. Charles Parish school buses is an easy one to answer for two parents, a former driver and a student interviewed exclusively by the Herald-Guide.

Country music star Willie Nelson was recently caught with a pound and a half of marijuana in Louisiana. Louisiana pot laws under fire after Ol' Willie's bust
October 04, 2006 at 12:40 pm
BATON ROUGE - A pound and a half of marijuana wasn’t the only thing country music legend Willie Nelson allegedly brought into Louisiana two weeks ago. Trailing close behind has been a wave of pro-pot advocacy spokesmen and global media attention.

K'garten kids: Saints will win the Super Bowl - THIS YEAR!
October 04, 2006 at 12:34 pm
"Do you think the Saints are going to win the Super Bowl?" Had you asked me that question a few weeks ago I would have told you I really hadn't thought all that much about it.

Herald-Guide Election Roundup: St. Charles goes as Louisiana goes
October 04, 2006 at 12:27 pm
Almost 7,000 residents of St. Charles Parish voted in Saturday’s election that selected five local school board members and the state's insurance commissioner in addition to putting 13 amendments into the state constitution.

Doctor pleads no contest in child-pornography case
October 04, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Dr. David Sampognaro of Luling pleaded no contest to a single count of "attempted possession of child pornography" before the 29th Judicial District Judge Emile St. Pierre in Hahnville.

Cell phone seized as part of student-teacher sex probe
Cell phone seized as part of student-teacher sex probe
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A week after two Destrehan High School teachers were arrested for allegedly having group sex with a male student, more questions are being raised about possible photographic and video evidence in the case.