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St. Charles Hospital special election correction St. Charles Hospital special election correction
July 14, 2006 at 2:30 pm
Proposition one is for a multi-million dollar expansion. The paper incorrectly stated that voters would also consider a 5 year millage increase for operating expenses. In fact, the 5 year millage is not an increase but has decreased. We apologize for the inconvenience.

School Board gives go ahead for purchase of land
July 13, 2006 at 11:56 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board approved a resolution to purchase property for a new maintenance facility on Sugarland Parkway in Luling from Esperanza Land, LLC.

Brian Pierce, 32, Hazel, Alabama Alabama man scams locals in home improvement scheme
July 13, 2006 at 11:52 am
Several homeowners in the River Parishes have been scammed by a man working for a home improvement company, B & B Enterprises.

Brian M. Pierce, 32, of Hazel Green, Alabama, was arrested and charged with theft over $500 on June 29 after he allegedly pocketed deposit checks from homeowners seeking home repairs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Norco man booked with aggravated rape Norco man booked with aggravated rape
July 13, 2006 at 11:50 am
A Norco man was arrested and charged with aggravated rape after he allegedly inappropriately fondled his 5 year-old daughter on July 7. The suspect reportedly has a history of attempting this type of crime against juveniles in the past.

Ike Randle, 46, New Sarpy St. Rose man caught with crack as he attempted to burglarize home
July 13, 2006 at 11:39 am
On July 6 around 10 p.m., St Charles Parish Deputies responded to a call in the 600 block of Harding Street in New Sarpy.

The call was of a suspicious person in the neighborhood, but what police found out instead after arriving was a rather bizarre burglary call.

Troit A. Simmons, 36, Boutte Boutte man charged with attempted murder
July 13, 2006 at 11:37 am
After supposedly hearing that his live-in girlfriend was romantically entertaining another man, a Boutte man became so enraged that he took her to a remote wooded area where, according to police reports, she was savagely beaten.

Waiting for health care reform Waiting for health care reform
July 13, 2006 at 11:35 am
BATON ROUGE -- Aside from opinion polls and talk radio rhetoric, there are strong indicators that people are growing weary waiting the government to reform Louisiana’s health care system.

Bobby Gorman poker run planned for August Bobby Gorman poker run planned for August
July 12, 2006 at 11:50 am
A fundraiser sponsored by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department to assist the family of Bobby Gorman is planned for August 12. Gorman was injured by a drunk driver.

Beating the bite Beating the bite
July 07, 2006 at 10:36 am
There is one good thing about the drier-than-normal weather conditions around Louisiana so far this year. That’s fewer mosquitoes, according to an expert with the LSU AgCenter, who stressed precautions still are needed to prevent mosquito-borne diseases.


Levee district says no to videotaped meetings Levee district says no to videotaped meetings
July 07, 2006 at 10:32 am
The Pontchartrain Levee District will not be videotaping its meetings and forwarding a copy of the tape to all parishes covered by the district, according to a vote taken by the levee district commissioners.

The old K-Mart building in Boutte has been used by the parish school district in the past. Officials are now seeking to purchase the building for $ 1 million.  Photo by Susanne Hinkle St. Charles Parish Schools seeking old K-Mart building
July 07, 2006 at 10:30 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board is expected to give the go-ahead for the purchase of the old K-Mart building on Hwy. 90 in Boutte. Shortly before Katrina, the school system had rented and utilized the building for storage and currently seeks to purchase the building for a cost of approximately $1 million.

Louisiana is really not a poor state
July 07, 2006 at 10:27 am
Louisiana is often referred to as a “poor state” but that’s not really true.

Our state is rich in natural resources that the entire country and, to a great extent, the entire world is dependent upon.

Shane Helds, 26, Destrehan Destrehan man charged with child porn
July 07, 2006 at 10:23 am
During the course of March, Shane Helds contacted his ex-girlfriend multiple times by phone and via text messages. Helds, 26, was looking to retrieve some personal items after the relationship dissolved.

Rescued bald eagle released in Des Allemands Rescued bald eagle released in Des Allemands
July 07, 2006 at 10:16 am
Last May, Lt. Pamela Schmitt, an animal control officer with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, responded to calls from several motorists who witnessed an eagle along the roadside in Des Allemands thatappeared to be injured.

Coty Foreman, 24, Lutcher Lutcher man booked for attempted manslaughter in the parish
July 07, 2006 at 10:12 am
In a domestic dispute gone wrong, a Lutcher man became enraged at the sight of his ex-wife speaking with another man. Coty Foreman, 24, 2403 N. Central St., Lutcher, then fired a gun at his estranged wife's boyfriend’s car.

House endorses oil royalties plan, Senate brokers compromise
July 07, 2006 at 10:10 am
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana came one step closer last week to realizing its longtime goal of increasing its share of offshore oil and gas royalties when the U.S. House approved legislation that would guarantee $9 billion over the next decade.

Fatal crash in early morning hours
July 07, 2006 at 9:53 am
Early Thursday morning, on June 29, Louisiana State Police responded to an accident at approximately 4:42 a.m. The incident occurred on LA 18 near Sugarhouse Rd.

St. Charles Parish School System employees to get one-time bonuses
June 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board approved one-time bonus payments to all full and part time employees at the board's June 21 meeting.

Bonuses include a one-time payment of $1,000 to full time employees and $500 to part time employees. This one time bonus is in addition to the planned 5 percent teacher raise expected to be approved by the School Board at its July 5 board meeting.

Parish still has no plan in place to repay  misspent taxpayer money
Parish still has no plan in place to repay misspent taxpayer money
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Opinions vary on whether Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration must find a way to repay or rectify a finding by the Louisiana Attorney General that they unconstitutionally provided $140,000 worth of free dumpsters to parish residents over a four-year period.