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On a short leash On a short leash
July 19, 2006 at 12:44 pm
BATON ROUGE -- When Buddy Roemer was denied a second term in office following the 1991 gubernatorial election, he said he made one major plea to Edwin Edwards, who had just been re-elected for an unprecedented fourth time. It was likely a distasteful task, as Edwards had made Roemer his whipping boy during the legendary contest – the pummeling even continued after Roemer was edged out of the runoff by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

St. Charles Parish sales tax holiday St. Charles Parish sales tax holiday
July 19, 2006 at 12:43 pm
St. Charles Parish School System and the St. Charles Parish Council approved a sales tax holiday for July 29 & 30.

Linda Kay Costanza found by police at Touro Hospital after being picked up off the streets of New Orleans. Missing Norco woman found
July 19, 2006 at 12:40 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reported last week that the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office was actively looking for a missing Norco resident with a long history of mental illness.

Small turn out for special election Small turn out for special election
July 19, 2006 at 12:38 pm
Last Saturday's special election for an expansion and five year millage renewal for St. Charles Parish Hospital passed with only a small percentage of voters turning out to vote. Both measures on the agenda passed with 65% of the vote.

Kentrell Smith, 46, St. Rose Norco woman held against her will by St. Rose man
July 19, 2006 at 12:34 pm
A St. Rose man was arrested late Monday night after he allegedly held a Norco woman in her vehicle against her will and demanded that she drive around with him, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

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.

Charge dropped against Luling man accused of killing father
Charge dropped against Luling man accused of killing father
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Due to a lack of evidence, a Luling man accused of killing his father is no longer facing charges in connection with the crime.