Judge rules accused rapist competent

A 27-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico has pled not guilty to one count of aggravated rape and one count of armed robbery after Judge Lauren Lemmon determined on July 13 that he was competent to stand trial, the man’s attorney, David Moyer, said.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am

Photos of ferry prove elusive, needed for monument

The George Prince ferry bell was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle when it came to erecting a monument to honor those that lost their lives in the 1976 Luling/Destrehan ferry disaster.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am

Talking trash

When Council Chairman Terry Authement introduced a resolution to seek proposals for a new solid waste contract instead of awarding a renewal to Coastal Waste Services, there was one notable absence at the meeting - CWS General Manager Gus Bordelon.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am

United Way distributes $1.4 million to area agencies

LULING - United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors approved over $1.4 million to fund 30 local agencies providing services in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:58 am

Unlocked cars provide high-tech prizes to thieves

Thieves didn't have to try too hard to get away with thousands of dollars in merchandise on June 12, targeting unlocked vehicles on River Park Drive in Hahnville, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:54 am

Lightning strike cripples health center

The St. Charles Community Health Center is hoping that lightning doesn’t strike twice after a thunderstorm last week crippled operations and forced the center to re-route calls to Kenner.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:54 am

Could Jefferson West Bank levee flood St. Charles?

While St. Charles Parish inches closer to receiving a permit to start Phase II of the West Bank Hurricane Protection levee, there are concerns that it won't be finished fast enough to offset potential problems caused by the Western Tie-in.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

Meeting ‘King of Pop’ leaves lasting impression on St. Rose man

It was the year 1973. Page after page of high-end fashion magazines printed glossy images of young, hip models sporting bell-bottom jeans and clog heels. The Dodge Charger was one of the largest and most popular muscle cars to hit the streets, and the Jackson 5 - lead by then child star Michael Jackson - were topping the charts on radio stations across the country.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

Guide starts online biz directory

A new, free online directory designed specifically for St. Charles Parish residents makes it much easier to find area businesses than flipping through the yellow pages.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

Dow vapor sends at least 30 to hospital

When Pam Butler awoke in her River Park apartment at 5:45 a.m. on June 7, she was greeted with a headache and dizziness.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

3-way stop sign down for the count

The debate over the legality of a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather is over for good after the Parish Council decided to delete a 1984 ordinance that called for the sign’s installation.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

‘Sweat equity’ goes long way towards home ownership

Last week, Tanisha Love cut the red ribbon to her new home, making her a proud first-time homeowner. But there’s something particularly special about this homeowner - she’s been one of the main participants building her own home for the last five months. Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 8:54 am

Dow odor could linger for several more days

The odor of ethyl acrylate could continue to linger in the parish for several more days as Dow continues work to contain the vapors, Dow spokesman Tommy Faucheux said.Read More...
July 09, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Councilman wants to put stop to 25-year-old law

After resurrecting, and then removing a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather, Councilman Shelley Tastet is hoping to put the matter to rest for good by introducing legislation to delete a 25-year-old ordinance.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am

Woman dies in Killona accident

A car-truck wreck early Saturday morning claimed the life of a 75-year-old Killona woman, according to the Louisiana State Police.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am

Teens survive plunge into murky Airline canal

Teresa Bowers and Sharon Torres both knew something wasn’t right.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am

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Christmas parade will roll Sunday with 10 floats, 97 groups
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Christmas will come early in St. Charles Parish when the Norco Christmas Parade rolls at 2 p.m. on Sunday.