Two teens arrested in Baton Rouge may be responsible for the theft of 23 cell phones from the Boutte Walmart. Cell phone theft ring targets Walmart, 3 arrested
January 23 at 10:22 am
Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of cell phones from a Baton Rouge Walmart. St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are now looking into whether the same people could be involved in a similar theft that took place at the Walmart in Boutte.

Man indicted on 2 counts of aggravated rape Man indicted on 2 counts of aggravated rape
January 23 at 10:21 am
A 54-year-old Destrehan man was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of aggravated rape. The alleged victims are both under the age of 10–one is related to the man and the other was a family friend.

A Destrehan family was displaced from their home after a Christmas tree caught on fire in their River Oaks Drive residence. Destrehan mother, 2 kids lose everything when fire guts home
January 23 at 10:20 am
A blaze last Thursday on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan has displaced a mother and her elementary-aged daughter and son. No one was injured, as the family was out at the time.

Chad Robin sings Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” during his “American Idol” audition. The audition can currently be seen by visiting Robin’s YouTube channel at Luling singer eagerly awaits national debut on ‘American Idol’
January 22 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish residents might see a familiar face while tuning in to Thursday’s New Orleans round of popular singing competition “American Idol.”

ACT “Scores Back Session”
January 21 at 10:15 am
DESTREHAN – Students who took the free ACT exam can return to the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on 160 West Campus drive in Destrehan to review their score and discuss strategies for studying.

Homeless Veterans Art Show
January 20 at 10:14 am
HOUMA – Veterans Outreach Ministries will hold the an art show benefiting homeless veterans in St. Charles Parish on Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish West Regional Library in Luling. Visitors and participants can contact Lisa Carey at 504-340-3429 for more information.

Financial Planning Workshop
January 20 at 10:13 am
LULING -- The St. Charles Parish West Regional Library on 105 Lakewood drive will host the second of its series of financial planning workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Houma-based financial expert John E. Sirois. “Estate Planning in Louisiana” is the topic, and will cover wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

Anniversary Celebration for First Baptist Church Family of Paradis
January 18 at 10:13 am
PARADIS – Pastor Lionel and First Lady Shirlie Mason of First Baptist Church of Paradis are holding an anniversary celebration at the church on 14571 Old Spanish Trail in Paradis on Sunday, Jan. 18. The public is welcome to the event which will include guest speaker Pastor Rodney Johnson Sr.

Do we just live for the moment?
January 16 at 2:31 pm
In the 1966 British movie “Alfie,” the title song poses the questions “What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live?” These questions are ones that each of us must answer for ourselves.

Driverless vehicles won’t solve problems
January 16 at 2:29 pm
It’s hard to understand how driverless automobiles will help to relieve our traffic and transportation problems. But that, apparently, is what Google and others are anticipating.

Major state tax study taking shape
January 16 at 2:27 pm
As the public conversation about tax incentives grows louder and lawmakers move ever closer to the term-ending fiscal session of 2015, pressure is building for a comprehensive tax study being overseen by Louisiana State University and partly underwritten by the state.

Arrests (Jan. 15)
January 16 at 2:24 pm
•Myrle Wheat, 51, of 4141 Piaute St. in Saravista, Ariz., was arrested on Jan. 10 and charged with molestation of a juvenile.

Costales Costales
January 16 at 2:23 pm
John “Johnny” P. Costales Sr., 53, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at East Jefferson General Hospital.
Beloved father of John P. Costales Jr. and Chad Joseph Costales; proud grandfather of Landon M. Costales.

Campbell Campbell
January 16 at 2:22 pm
Charles Fredrick Campbell, 79, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 6 of natural causes after a prolonged illness.

Comardelle Comardelle
January 16 at 2:21 pm
Randall R. Comardelle, 54, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Jan. 12.

O’Neil O’Neil
January 16 at 2:19 pm
Donovan Jacob O’Neil, a resident of Luling, passed from his Earthly life into the Arms of Our Lord at the age of 27 years on Sunday, Jan. 11.

Denise Keller (right) with her daughter, Alexis. Alexis said her mother held on longer than any doctors or nurses expected her to. Former DHS volleyball coach fought valiantly against cancer
January 16 at 2:17 pm
Former Destrehan volleyball coach Denise Keller died Jan. 5 after battling breast cancer. According to family, the 49-year-old athlete did not go down without a fight.

Nicholls culinary student Haleigh Hocut, a native of Luling, practices preparing her dish, Duck Madeira, before leaving for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition in Chicago. Luling native’s culinary skills on display at national cook-off
January 16 at 2:16 pm
A Nicholls State graduate found herself with a ticket to Chicago this past Saturday after her red snapper-based recipe qualified her for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition.

4 teens arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries
4 teens arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries
Four teens were arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries that occurred last weekend in Destrehan, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.