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Family survives lethal gas that filled house while they slept
December 06, 2006 at 1:24 pm
An unsuspecting family in Luling are lucky to be alive after their hot water heater malfunctioned, filling their home with lethal carbon monoxide gas that sent them to the hospital - but could have killed them.

Leatrice Mitchell Mother’s tears for son killed by serial madman Dominique
December 06, 2006 at 1:00 pm
In the summer of 1997 David Lavon Mitchell Jr. (Tweedy) was attending a birthday party with his mother Leatrice Mitchell, grandmother and aunt Rita Oubre.

Hero for our time Hero for our time
December 01, 2006 at 12:28 pm
HAHNVILLE - Some children with autism disappear inside the disability and are rendered helpless in society long before they reach age 21, but Ron Davis, an adult suffering with the disorder, received a certificate of achievement from Hahnville High School, got his drivers’ license, and will begin working towards his General Education Diploma next year.

ADM shells out $10Gs to fund west bank farmers’ market
December 01, 2006 at 12:12 pm
There’s a new German Coast Farmers’ Market coming to the west bank of the Mississippi River thanks to $10,000 in funding from the Archer Daniels Midland Company’s Community Grants Program.

Coping with loss of a loved one during the holidays: our experts can help you
December 01, 2006 at 12:10 pm
BOUTTE - The holidays are a joyous time for most of us, but for those who have experienced the death of a loved one and are still grieving, the festive time of year can be a painful reminder that the friend or family member is no longer around.

Can you top this? Can you top this?
December 01, 2006 at 11:58 am
LULING - Glenda Dodson’s fingernails are beauties, alright. And what’s even more remarkable than their length, which ranges from 1.5 to 3 inches according to the finger as she measures them from cuticle to tip - is the fact that she doesn’t take supplements or use hardening agents.

Scotland Yard learns emergency procedure from sheriff’s office
December 01, 2006 at 11:57 am
HAHNVILLE - Scotland Yard’s Andy Goldston traveled across the Atlantic Ocean and then some to meet with St. Charles Parish officials to learn about emergency evacuation and planning.

This week’s talking points ... with Shonna Riggs
December 01, 2006 at 11:54 am
There were no emergency signs on the roadways to guide residents fleeing Hurricane Katrina, but the confusion that resulted from that scenario won’t happen again - because a $200,000 “emergency notification system” - that’s a fancy way to say “radio transmitter” - is on the way.

Kidnap suspect nabbed in Norco
December 01, 2006 at 11:25 am
A Killona man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a Luling woman this month was caught in Norco by the St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshal’s service.

More flights in the offing at NOIA, says official
December 01, 2006 at 11:23 am
In an effort to recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) is planning new incentives to return the airport's economy to its pre-Katrina level.

217 square miles of coastline still underwater after storms - REPORT 217 square miles of coastline still underwater after storms - REPORT
December 01, 2006 at 10:54 am
The latest analysis of land change data from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wetlands Research Center indicates that 217 square miles of Louisiana’s coastal lands were transformed to water after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Luling man booked for murder in knife fight
December 01, 2006 at 10:52 am
A house break-in could have turned deadly for a couple who was awakened by the sound of a man crashing through their back door.

Herald-Guide VIPs
November 29, 2006 at 12:34 pm
- Dow employees at St. Charles Operations donated $230,000 to the United Way through individual contributions during the 2006 campaign. Way to go, guys. P.S. Dow kicked it another $55,000.

Can <u>you</u> top this? Can you top this?
November 29, 2006 at 12:32 pm
... actually it's a 257-year-old Dutch tobacco tin that Derek Clontz's great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Clontz, brought over from Germany when he sailed to Philadelphia via Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, in 1749, 27 years before the American Revolution.

Herald Guide’s $1 Children's Christmas Fund
November 29, 2006 at 12:16 pm
BOUTTE - This year the St. Charles Herald-Guide sponsors its first annual $1 Children's Christmas Fund to help friends and neighbors in need.

This week's talking points
November 29, 2006 at 12:09 pm
Machines will replace humans in St. Charles Parish at the water works department “for two reasons, one is we just can’t find qualified people to work,” public works director Greg Bush tells the Herald-Guide.

Pssssst! Read how to get FREE STUFF from the Council on Aging even if you aren’t all that old
November 29, 2006 at 11:41 am
HAHNVILLE - What baby boomers and sixtysomethings don't know about the Council on Aging could fill a book - and executive director Margaret Powe thinks that's a crying shame.


Bound for glory Bound for glory
November 29, 2006 at 11:37 am
TAFT - His mother was an alcoholic and he never knew his dad. But Gregory Hill didn’t let a wrecked family life hold him back. He studied hard. He resisted the temptations of the street. He worked his way through college and landed a job he loves.

Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling
Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling
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The Luling Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of two separate fires that occurred just hours apart last Tuesday, highlighting the need for parish residents to take extra precautions during the winter months.

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