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September 13, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Editor's note : we interviewed each school board candidate via email and are now presenting their answers verbatim.

On Sept. 2 at 2:50 a.m., St. Charles Parish police officers were notified of a shooting in the vicinity of Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan. Destrehan shoot-out leaves two wounded
September 13, 2006 at 12:48 pm
On Sept. 2 at 2:50 a.m., St. Charles Parish police officers were notified of a shooting, and in response were dispatched to the Shell Station located on Airline Drive in Norco to meet up with the victims.

On Sept. 4, an employee at the St. Rose Race-Trac on Airline Drive was robbed a gunpoint. Race-Trac employee robbed at gunpoint
September 13, 2006 at 12:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a search for an unknown black male who is the supposed gunman in an armed robbery that occurred on Sept. 4 at the Race-Trac in St. Rose.

Laque recently attended the ground breaking ceremony for St. Charles Parish Hospital’s new addition. Laque recovers completely from surgery
September 13, 2006 at 12:34 pm
Parish President Albert Laque didn't miss a beat when St. Charles Hospital told him that he would have to have surgery to remove a benign tumor growing in his abdominal cavity.

PARISH CANAL'S GREEN GIANT On Monday, this 11-foot mega-gator was sold to dealer Whitney Curole of KWK Crabs in Des Allemands. The 460-pound beast was caught in the Parish Canal and is the biggest gator Curole has seen so far this season. Alligators bring big bucks
September 13, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Alligator season got off to a fast start this year with respectable numbers of the fearsome-looking reptiles succumbing to the wily tactics of local alligator hunters.

Ellington Mortgage Company now open in Boutte
September 06, 2006 at 1:44 pm
Ellington Mortgage Company is proud to announce the opening of a new location to better assist their customers.

At a recent luncheon at the St. Charles Operatons site for Dow Chemical, U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon said that when duty calls and he travels to Washington, he goes there to represent his district and to convey to the government what is needed fo MELANCON VS ROMERO
September 06, 2006 at 1:39 pm
BATON ROUGE -- With qualifying finished and the Nov. 7 election date nearing, the race for the 3rd Congressional District is under way and it promises to be as contentious as it is telling.

Norco robbery investigation continues
September 06, 2006 at 1:09 pm
On Aug. 28, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that they are still pursuing the investigation regarding a 30-year-old Norco woman who said that she was attacked by an unknown man while attempting to retrieve belongings out of her vehicle.

Rev. George Fischer at left is proud of his daughter, Betsy Fischer, who spoke at last Wednesday’s Rotary meeting. Betsy is the excectutive director of the No.1 rated Sunday morning news show “Meet the Press.” National TV show executive has local roots
September 06, 2006 at 12:55 pm
Betsy Fischer, executive producer of NBC’s Meet the Press that airs on Sundays, was guest speaker at the St. Charles Rotary Club last Wednesday.

Seated: Lisa Wursteisen, Sarah Comiskey, Diana Blancarte-Ball, Angela Amedee. Standing: Henry Sorbet, Sherri Blanchard, Johanna Raymond, Anne Candies, Paul Ory Ballet star elected first president of dance company
September 06, 2006 at 12:48 pm
DESTREHAN, La. - As the River Region Ballet’s Board of Directors prepared for their twelfth season, they elected their first president.

The 51,000 square-foot addition will stand three-stories high and take 15 months to complete. New hospital construction to break ground
September 06, 2006 at 12:46 pm
On Aug. 30 the St. Charles Parish Hospital board members accepted a bid that will help pave the way for construction to begin this month on an expansion project that has been years in the making.

Pictured (l-r) Rhonda Perrin, her daughter in law and the person who wrote in about Mrs. Perrin, Stanley Perrin, her son, Mrs. Mildred Perrin, and Kristi Brocato, owner of The Basketry. Basketry shoppers help Katrina victim
September 06, 2006 at 12:35 pm
The Basketry of Luling held a cocktail party/fund raiser on Aug. 26 to raise money for a family affected by Hurricane Katrina.

If built, the LTC would help to open up St. Charles Parish businesses to direct international trade. International transportation center could take flight next year
September 06, 2006 at 12:26 pm
The Louisiana Airport Authority board recently approved a resolution that allows the LAA and the Canadian Commercial Corporation to continue the project review of the Louisiana Transportation Center in an effort to speed up the building process.

Sheriff’s crime alerts a success
September 06, 2006 at 12:22 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that his crime alert project has had a great response, especially within the past couple of weeks.

Dynamite blasts send shock waves through Mimosa, Willowdale and Willowridge
September 06, 2006 at 12:18 pm
On Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, sonic booms heard every five minutes had residents of Willowdale, Willowridge and Mimosa subdivisions calling the parish office to find out what was happening.

Council to consider extra tax for delinquent property owners on Sept. 18
September 06, 2006 at 12:15 pm
On Sept. 5, the parish council introduced an ordinance that if approved will create an additional tax on the tax bills for property owners that are delinquent in paying outstanding invoices for the removal of weeds and grass maintenance not in compliance with the parish code.

Luling Pediatrician Juan Fukuda said the bacteria moves very fast. He’s seeing otherwise healthy children with serious staph infections. Dangerous superbug on the rampage in St.Charles
September 06, 2006 at 12:09 pm
A dangerous strain of a superbug that can be caught as easily as getting a mosquito bite is sweeping through St. Charles Parish.

This property has been the source of many complaints in the Mimosa Park subdivision located in Luling.
Citizens complain about house in Mimosa
August 30, 2006 at 4:30 pm
Many citizens are becoming concerned with the occurrence of blighted property and lots that are located within St. Charles Parish because of the negative attention it draws to otherwise unblemished subdivisions and neighborhoods.

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The undefeated Destrehan Wildcats will try for their third state championship in seven years when they face off against Acadiana in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday.