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Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton Political drama starring A-listers films in Norco
November 14 at 9:31 am
A political drama produced by George Clooney and starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton recently filmed in Norco’s Bonnet Carré Spillway.

Betty Jo Dasch graduated from a law enforcement training academy for the second time. She poses at her graduation with her two daughters. ‘Mama Dasch’ graduates from police academy after 25-year hiatus
November 14 at 9:29 am
Officer Betty Jo “B.J.” Dasch is no stranger to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

An example of a Eureka Math problem for fifth graders. Parents want ‘confusing’ math taken out of classrooms
November 14 at 9:27 am

When Telesia Batte’s middle child was diagnosed with a learning disability, she chose to move her from the parochial school she loved to a St. Charles Parish public school where greater resources were available to help her. What she did not expect was for her daughter to suffer a sharp drop in math grades.

Esther Maloney Fisher Obituary: Esther Maloney Fisher
November 11 at 9:58 am
Esther Maloney Fisher, 94, passed away peacefully at home in Luling, LA on Nov. 7.

Hahnville attempts to recover a South Lafourche ball that was later ruled not a fumble. Hahnville triumphant in frigid fumble fest
November 07 at 10:32 pm
Big plays and cold temperatures defined the Tigers’ end-of-season 42-13 victory against South Lafourche.

Destrehan's Kirk Merritt scored two second half touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 28-14 win over East St. John. Destrehan storms back in second half to beat ESJ, remain undefeated
November 07 at 9:43 pm
Destrehan trailed throughout the first half Friday night against East St. John, but the Wildcats bounced back in the third quarter, with an 84-yard touchdown run by Kirk Merritt giving his team a lead they would not relinquish.

Keating holds up a photo of himself taken while serving in the Korean War. Honoring our veterans
November 07 at 2:44 pm
A young picture of Buddy Keating shows him smiling and enjoying a cigarette on “R and R” in Japan. On the sleeve of his shirt are the visible three chevrons up and two stripes down of a sergeant 1st class--a rank that, today, takes an average of 12 and a half years to attain.

Keating served in the U.S. Army for 21 months.

Ashley Santos (left) plays “Molly” alongside Nick Stephens (right) who plays “Peter” in the Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre’ production of “Peter and the Starcatchers.” Practice what you teach
November 07 at 2:20 pm
Lucas Harms’ day starts at 4 a.m., just before his 2-year-old son, Leo, wakes up. He’ll go to work at Hahnville High School, where he’s been the theater teacher for seven years. These days, he won’t get in bed until midnight, after practicing his role for Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which opens Thursday, Nov. 7

Devonte’ Cravin (above) and the rest of the Hahnville offense must set the tone early in order to beat South Lafourche on Friday night. The Tigers have won four straight and are playing their best football as the postseason approaches. Tigers carry 4-game winning streak into battle with South Lafourche
November 07 at 9:55 am
Hahnville’s victory over Central Lafourche last week give them a shot at getting as high as an 11 seed going into the postseason. All that stands in their way is Friday’s opponent, South Lafourche.

Destrehan’s defense must prepare for an explosive East St. John offense that is averaging 35 points per game in district play. Destrehan locks up district title, but Wildcats hungry for more
November 07 at 9:53 am
After crushing H.L. Bourgeois to capture the District 7-5A title, the undefeated Destrehan Wildcats must now corral an explosive East St. John offense in the regular season finale.

Members of the swim team are: Standing (L-R) Coach Elizabeth Basta, Jay Madden, Austin Burke, Hunter Batt, Richard Ecuyer, Destin Gilbert, Ethan Breaux, Seth Mullins, Warren Massimini, Vincent Tamplain, Joe Foucha and HHS Principal Ken Oertling, Caleb Karling and Coach Sarah Grunblatt.  Kneeling are seniors Brice Soignier and Tony Corley.  Not pictured:  Blaise Wise and Matt Landry.
Hahnville swims to district title
November 07 at 9:50 am
The Hahnville High School boys’ swim team combined for 511 points to cruise to the West District championship.

Is money the root of all evil?
November 07 at 9:48 am
How many of us have too much money? I don’t know about you, but I’m surely not on that yacht yet. Many of us yearn to win the lottery, but even if we did, it probably would only provide temporary happiness. It’s not unusual for a lottery winner to be broke within a few years. There can be a good deal of stress associated with financial planning, trying to remain anonymous so as to avoid all those third cousins twice removed from looking for a handout, and dealing with good old Uncle Sam. Yet most of us wouldn’t mind taking our chances.

Is space tourism ready to take off?
November 07 at 9:47 am
Two accidents last week threw a big question mark into the possibility of space tourism being popularized to any great extent in the near future.

Political polling locked up during primary season
November 07 at 9:46 am
A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns.

Matherne Matherne
November 07 at 9:45 am
Robert “Penook” Matherne, 66, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Nov. 3.

Fonseca Fonseca
November 07 at 9:44 am
Walter Joseph Fonseca, Sr., 73, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Arrests (Nov. 6)
November 07 at 9:42 am
•Derrick E. Sandolph, 24, of Boutte, was arrested on Oct. 28 at the Boutte Estates pump station and charged with possession of marijuana with intent and resisting arrest by flight.

Around 15,000 people are expected at this year’s Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival. Crafts, food draw thousands to Destrehan fest
November 07 at 9:41 am
More than 150 crafts vendors from throughout the country will set up shop at Destrehan Plantation this weekend for the storied plantation’s fall festival.

New chemical plant will be built in Luling
New chemical plant will be built in Luling
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Momentive Specialty Chemicals will build a new production facility in Luling while upgrading their plant in Geismar.