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Are YOU average? Read our story and find out
November 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm
BOUTTE - You're an average St. Charles parishioner if you're:

BY DARK OF NIGHT. Video captures suspect. If you know this person, call the police - they want to chat. Suspect caught on video
November 08, 2006 at 3:56 pm
LULING - The theft of a $12,000 Polaris Ranger at a home on River Road in Luling was caught by a video surveillance camera set up at the victim’s residence.

Levee plan in January, says corps
November 08, 2006 at 3:36 pm
In a presentation to St. Charles Parish council members, project manager Frank Duarte said the Corps is in the final stages of analyzing the pros and cons of two top alternatives, one running along Hwy 90 near populated areas, and one across the Barataria Basin further south and closer to the Gulf of Mexico.

DANGER BUGS of St. Charles Parish DANGER BUGS of St. Charles Parish
November 08, 2006 at 3:27 pm
BOUTTE - Centipedes can send you to the hospital with their sting and so, too, can the buck moth. But the intense pain associated with their attacks is a walk in the park compared to the bite of a brown recluse spider - that little guy can kill you.

See-through oven’s up for grabs in exciting new Herald-Guide contest
November 08, 2006 at 3:24 pm
BOUTTE - You can win a futuristic countertop oven that's spacious enough to cook a Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings in a great new Herald-Guide contest that makes it easy for you to take home the grand prize.

Study to find out why you’re stuck in traffic
November 08, 2006 at 3:22 pm
DO YOU you dread the rush hour standstill on Highway 90 in Boutte - or creeping along at a snail’s pace on River Road? If so, then we’ve got some good news for you.

Surefire way to get the raise you deserve - fast
November 08, 2006 at 3:21 pm
BOUTTE - You want a raise. You need a raise. You deserve a raise. Still with us? Then read on to find out how to get that extra money in your paycheck with a surefire tip from author and career-coach JoAnna Brandi - exclusively in the Herald-Guide.

275 great new jobs at Hahnville chem plant
November 08, 2006 at 3:19 pm
HAHNVILLE - Dow’s 100-million-pound “capacity expansion” at a Union Carbide Corporation facility here will create 100 new jobs in 2007 and 275 jobs later on, says a spokesman.

'Naked man’ sightings sweep parish
November 08, 2006 at 3:14 pm
ST. CHARLES PARISH - A wave of "naked man" sightings in Luling, St. Rose and Boutte raises a question that only a psychologist is qualified to answer: What on earth possesses a grown man to strip off his clothes in a public place where he knows somebody will see him?

The numbers are in - - and our congressmen remain the same
November 08, 2006 at 3:01 pm
St. Charles Parish residents voted in significant numbers Tuesday as more than 11,000 went to the polls.

$1M PAY HIKE FOR PARISH WORK FORCE
November 08, 2006 at 2:43 pm
HAHNVILLE - A cost-of-living increase and other salary hikes totalling $1 million are flowing to St. Charles Parish employees as part of a $90 million budget for 2007 that includes $20 million for west bank levee improvements to protect residents from flooding in a big hurricane like Katrina.

SPLAT. The Herald-Guide’s Heather R. Breaux smacks a mosquito, saving herself an itchy bite. St. Charles parishioners from Boutte to Ama to Des Allemands and beyond are doing the same. The year’s been a bad one for the bugs, that’s for sure. Worst mosquito year ever
November 08, 2006 at 2:39 pm
THE "buggy equivalent" of a 100-year hurricane has slammed into St. Charles Parish with residents from Norco, Ama and Kenner to Boutte, Paradis, Bayou Gauche and Des Allemands complaining that this season's crop of insects is the worst they've ever seen.

Sheriff's Report
November 01, 2006 at 3:35 pm
A 14-year-old Destrehan boy has been booked with solicitation for murder and illegal possession of a handgun after St. Charles Parish authorities said he offered a 15-year-old Destrehan boy $90 to kill another boy.

3rd quarter crime up a little from 2nd quarter, a lot from last year
November 01, 2006 at 3:32 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that crime in St. Charles Parish during the third quarter of 2006 rose nearly 2 percent when compared to this year’s second quarter, and 12 percent when compared to last year’s third quarter.

St. Charles 200th b-day on tap St. Charles 200th b-day on tap
November 01, 2006 at 3:26 pm
HAHNVILLE - "We want people to come up with great ideas for projects so we can celebrate the 200th birthday of St. Charles Parish for the entire year of 2007 in style,” says Corey Faucheux, director of the St. Charles Parish Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

Teach parish kids about money before they go bankrupt Teach parish kids about money before they go bankrupt
November 01, 2006 at 3:18 pm
BOUTTE - Believe it or not, more young people file for bankruptcy than graduate from college - and that's why St. Charles Parish School Board member-elect Alex Suffrin has named "financial-literacy classes" as a priority when he takes office in January.

‘I’m all for keeping the parish neat”
November 01, 2006 at 3:01 pm
Current Port of South Louisiana Commissioner and former St. Charles Parish Councilman Jay Roberts had such a knack for yanking up political signs BEFORE the September election that District Attorney Harry Morel has ordered him to keep up the good work AFTER the November vote.

Super levee is gaining momentum
November 01, 2006 at 2:57 pm
BOUTTE - After last years' improbably active hurricane season, Luling resident Jeffrey Brou questioned the wisdom of staying in his low-lying neighborhood of Willowdale. Was Katrina really a 100-year-storm event - or a harbinger of more superstorms to come?

Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
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Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne, who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, pled not guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile on Tuesday in St. Charles Parish.