|Trailers are supposed to be a bearable solution
February 09, 2006 at 11:13 am
"It took them four months to even have the water heater in working order," says local resident.
Last summer's series of hurricanes left thousands of people on the gulf coast homeless. FEMA promised trailers, and slowly but surely residents have received these trailers and made them their homes, well not really.
|Rape in Boutte
February 09, 2006 at 11:09 am
Mexican illegal charged with the illicit crime
St. Charles Parish Detectives arrested Marcos A. Jiminez, 24, an illegal alien from Mexico Monday morning. Jiminez, who was residing at 121 Lakewood Dr. #73 at Lakewood Apartments, was charged with aggravated rape and armed robbery.
|Crime hits a 10-year low in the parish
February 09, 2006 at 10:35 am
Even with Katrina, crime falls in 2005
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office released their annual crime statistics, and, according to their Uniform Crime Report (UCR), crime fell 9.4 percent last year, from 2407 crimes in 2004 to 2180 in 2005.
|Hahnville Band invited to D.C. for 4th of July Parade
February 01, 2006 at 3:11 pm
Group needs donations to march on national stage
The Hahnville High School Marching Band has been invited to march at the National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C. on July 4. Hahnville is only one of 3 bands in Louisiana that was chosen, as the invitation comes directly from governor's office. A recommendation for Hahnville came from the Louisiana Music Educator’s Office.
|Local adult learning centers offer voice to the unheard
February 01, 2006 at 1:38 pm
Literacy a problem statewide
Between 21 percent and 23 percent of American adults, equaling about 44 million people nationwide, cannot demonstrate basic skills in reading, writing and math.
|Fugitive from St. Charles Parish nabbed in Florida
February 01, 2006 at 1:36 pm
Fugitive from St. Charles Parish nabbed in Florida Accused of stealing over $24,000 from work An employee of WMCO Inc. and Randa Corporation, Denise Pepperman, 47, was arrested in Florida after evacuating St. Charles Parish for Hurricane Katrina. Pepperman was wanted on felony theft charges over $24,000 and forgery.
|Affordable Housing is coming to St. Charles Parish
February 01, 2006 at 1:33 pm
The USDA Rural Self-Help program will help increase housing opportunities for low income families in St. Charles Parish.
|Developer claims building ban on east bank is unconstitutional
February 01, 2006 at 1:26 pm
Was there a need for the moratorium?
The moratorium recently passed by the St. Charles Parish Council to halt building on the east bank until the water crisis can be evaluated has not pleased all area people. From New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board to local developers, the council's move has pleased many, but also enraged others.
|Local officials ready to fight Boasso Bill
February 01, 2006 at 1:25 pm
Both Councilman “Snookie” Faucheux and Representative Ernest Wooten told the Republican Women of St. Charles that we would lose money if we consolidated into one levee board like the “women of the storm” are proposing, so “don’t be fooled by the Boasso bill.”
|Sheriff warns of cyber predators
February 01, 2006 at 1:22 pm
MySpace and AIM hotbeds of crime
Recently, in Baker County, Ore. - a small rural community a quarter the size of St. Charles Parish - a 37year-old man molested a 16 year-old girl after they met on Myspace.com, a popular Internet community for kids. The man misrepresented himself when they exchanged messages online with the teen. Then, he showed up at the girl's after-school job, followed her to the parking lot, forced her in his car and attacked her. The assailant knew where she worked because she posted it on her MySpace profile.
|Insurance issues swamping hurricane victims
February 01, 2006 at 1:18 pm
Profits come before customers, say some
BATON ROUGE -- Only during this period of Louisiana’s long history would Al Trautman be able to tell his story with little or no shock value.
People listen to his tale out of kindness, mind you, but it’s a yarn they’ve heard repeated all so often since last fall. You see, Trautman can actually stand in his bedroom and enjoy a panoramic view of his backyard.
|911 overdose call busts duo
February 01, 2006 at 1:13 pm
Pair booked with drugs in the presence of a minor
Early Wednesday morning, Christopher Ignaczak, 28, Boutte, and Barbie Breaux, 22, Des Allmands, were arrested for cocaine and marijuana possession in the presence of a juvenile, after police were called for a medical emergency.
|Norco officer to serve on hurricane panel
January 31, 2006 at 12:38 pm
Panel will review communications network breakdown during Hurricane Katrina
Washington D.C.- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin has appointed Captain Patrick Yoes, St. Charles Sheriff’s Office, to serve as one of the 25 members of an Independent Panel reviewing the impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks. Capt. Yoes, who serves as National Secretary of the 322,000 member Fraternal Order of Police, will fill a seat representing rank and file law enforcement officers nationwide.
|Parish airs government channel via Internet
January 31, 2006 at 11:57 am
First step in correcting communication meltdown during Katrina
As Hurricane Katrina roared through South Louisiana and the Gulf Coast many residents of St. Charles Parish found themselves lost in the dark, literally and figuratively. Many residents had little or no communication with the parish during and after the storm. The parish website provided little information and was only updated as often as someone was available to input the information.
|Cox cable and east bank water issue top agenda
January 31, 2006 at 11:51 am
Cox Communications Government Affairs Manager Arthurine Payton addressed the council regarding several decisions that company has implemented, such as the removal of the channel listings station from basic cable format and splitting religious channels TBN and EWTN from their joint station and moving them to digital. Payton acknowledged that many customers called Cox in response to the moves made by the cable provider.
|St. Charles Health Center sees rise in mental problems post-Katrina
January 31, 2006 at 11:46 am
It has been nearly five months since Hurricane Katrina came barreling through the gulf coast region and things are finely beginning to slow down. Displaced residents are moving into FEMA trailers, debris no longer blocks the streets and people in general are trying to get back to normal. It's when things slow down and people have a chance to take a deep breath that they realize how the last few months of distress has affected their lives.
January 31, 2006 at 11:40 am
Leaders ask public for advice to plan for the future
On Saturday, a grassroots storefront opened to allow citizens in the St. Charles Parish area to voice their concerns and visions for the future of Louisiana, especially in their own communities. The data collected will be culled adding to Louisiana Speaks, a revitalization plan by Louisiana Recovery Authority, (LRA).
|Local port deal boosts area jobs
January 31, 2006 at 11:34 am
St. Charles and Africa seal partnership
A trade agreement signed by Port of South La with the Port of Dakar will boost the local economy, eventually adding jobs and attracting new businesses.
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An auto theft ring operating in St. Charles Parish is targeting Chevrolet trucks and SUVs that are five to 10 years old, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.