Monster gator pulled out of Spillway

After an 11-year-old-boy had his left arm gnawed off by a nearly 11-foot alligator last week, wildlife officers across south Louisiana have been keeping an eye-out for the dangerous reptiles.Read More...
August 01, 2008 at 3:54 pm

After 64 years, business closing doors

With roots stretching back to the early 1940s, Great Southern Furniture has helped define St. Charles Parish for generations.Read More...
July 31, 2008 at 9:33 am

Schools make additions to award-winning InBox program

In what has become an annual tradition, several workers gathered last week to “stuff” the InBoxes for students of the St. Charles Parish public school district.Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Fight against crime from comfort of own neighborhood

Local sheriff's offices are once again calling on neighborhoods to show they care about their community by participating in the National Night Out Against Crime. Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Funeral home giving away free phone cards to soldiers

For men and women serving in the military, the opportunities to talk to family members or loved ones are few and far between, especially if they are stationed overseas.Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Southern Scrap moving in

Because of the pending closure of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO), Southern Scrap is relocating from New Orleans to St. Charles Parish in a move that will retain 150 jobs and generate 100 new ones in the region over the next three years.Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 9:34 am

Twins save man from drowning

Fraternal twin sisters Judy and Gina Caillouet don't want anyone to call them heroes. But during a summer rainstorm last Friday, the two Caillouet sisters risked their lives when they interlocked arms and slipped into the deadly waters along Airline Highway to save a stranger's life.Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am

They’re Back

Angry residents showed up by the dozens at a Parish Council meeting last July to protest the expansion of the landfill in Killona because it would place the site closer to their homes.
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am

Barging in On Destrehan

Magnolia Fleet Barge Company wants permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expand the number of barges it has along the Mississippi River in Destrehan.
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am

‘Unforeseen obstacles’ halt levee project

Plans to pick a levee alignment for the West Bank Vicinity Hurricane Protection project have stalled.
July 30, 2008 at 8:16 am

Sheriff’s Office considers Tasers

More than 5,000 police agencies all across the country purchased Taser stun guns for their officers last year. The Louisiana State Police was one of those agencies, and now the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has followed suit with the limited use of the stun guns by some of its deputies.
July 23, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Parish’s oldest clothing boutique still fashion savvy

The doors of St. Charles Parish’s oldest clothing boutique first opened in the spring of 1974 when Bob and Millie Derveloy took over a small and newly-opened shop called The Foxy Lady Boutique.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Ethel Schoeffner principal eyes that fourth star

Change has been a constant throughout Ethel Schoeffner Principal Mary Schmidt's life and career. Not only has the veteran educator been around for the construction of both New Sarpy Elementary and the school she now heads, but she also saw St. Charles Parish develop from a rural outgrowth of New Orleans into a burgeoning area of its own.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Luling Vietnam vet still dealing with pain, heartache of serving

Imagine being forced to leave home and dropped right in the middle of a battle overseas only to return three years later to face indifference from some people and indignation from others.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Brazen gunmen target St. Rose

A 37-year-old LaPlace man told deputies that he was tied up, had a gun put to his head and saw the trigger get pulled twice before the gunman walked away laughing with $630 and credit cards.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Concert hopes to spread awareness of teen dating violence through music

Teen dating violence is a huge problem across the nation, with some teens even experiencing that abuse every single day. Because this abuse doesn't differentiate between gender or age, the United Way of St. Charles is hoping to spread awareness in a way that all teens understand - through music.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

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Fugitive arrested, accused of stealing from Catfish Festival
Fugitive arrested, accused of stealing from Catfish Festival
The Des Allemands man accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the 2014 Louisiana Catfish Festival and fleeing police has been arrested and charged with theft and writing worthless checks.