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Blackie Humane Society Pet of the Week: Blackie
December 12 at 9:54 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Blackie, a 7-month-old female lab.

Elizabet Keran Book Review: "Divergent"
December 12 at 9:49 am
Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, creates a perfectly balanced and structured society that consists of five groups divided strictly on how the brain works: Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor. At age sixteen, all members of the society have to choose which faction they will live in to begin their journey as adults. A mind stimulation is given to each inductee before the Choosing Ceremony to help determine where they would be most fit.

Luling students help Santa decorate hospital Christmas tree Luling students help Santa decorate hospital Christmas tree
December 12 at 9:46 am
Pre-K and kindergarten students from Luling Elementary helped spread the holiday cheer by decorating the hospital’s holiday tree with handmade ornaments. The tree will remain up outside the Oyster’s Pearl throughout the holiday season and is a wonderful showcase of the students’ creativity.

Pictured with Benefield are New Sarpy principal Claire Brauninger (left) and assistant principal LaKeisha McKinney (right). New Sarpy announces Teacher of the Year
December 12 at 9:34 am
New Sarpy Elementary announced Mrs. Lauren Celeste Benefield as the 2014-2015 New Sarpy Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Pictured (from left): Rickey Cheramie, Jeff Arnold, Ralph Phillip, John Olynick, Steve Marse, Linda Elliott, Cindy Radcliffe, Kat Bailey, Jeremy St. Pierre and Butch Domangue. Valero St. Charles donates over $30k
December 12 at 9:28 am
Valero St. Charles Refinery and its employees donated a combined $31,523 garnered from its 12th Annual Fishing Tournament. Valero donated the money to the United Way of St. John.

The district selected one student each from the elementary, middle and high school levels as the parish-wide students of the year. From left to right, they are: Connor Fisk, Kristen Yent and Anna Fuselier. St. Charles Parish Schools celebrates its Students of the Year
December 12 at 9:16 am
Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker likened the Dec. 4 Student of the Year awards ceremony to the Oscars. After every school selects a student of the year, committees have the task of picking three - at the elementary, middle, and high school levels - as the district’s students of the year. In a school district ranked fifth in the state, choosing among the best students is no easy task.

Currently, there are no turning lanes on the Paradis portion of Highway 90. Raised median planned for Paradis, councilman says
December 12 at 8:03 am
The state wants to make changes to Highway 90 through Paradis similar to those recently proposed—and subsequently cancelled—for Boutte.

Police: Grocery store flasher targeted 2 women in Luling Police: Grocery store flasher targeted 2 women in Luling
December 12 at 8:03 am
An Ama man was arrested after he was accused of exposing himself to two women at Winn-Dixie in Luling.

Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling
December 12 at 8:00 am
The Luling Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of two separate fires that occurred just hours apart last Tuesday, highlighting the need for parish residents to take extra precautions during the winter months.

New lunch joint will open on River Road in Luling New lunch joint will open on River Road in Luling
December 12 at 8:00 am
The former site of P.J.’s Po Boys in Luling will re-open in January as Fatty’s Shack, which will cater to a lunchtime crowd.

Haley Taylor performs in “Cinderella.” Destrehan student selected to perform at Carnegie Hall
December 12 at 8:00 am
The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Luciano Pavarotti all performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, now Destrehan junior Haley Taylor will follow in those famous footsteps.

Destrehan senior offensive lineman Louis Kieffer rejoices after the Wildcats score a go-ahead touchdown that clinched a win over West Monroe. Destrehan will face Acadiana in the Superdome on Saturday at 7 p.m. for the Class 5A state championship. Dome Bound: Destrehan Wildcats seek third state title in 7 years
December 12 at 8:00 am
When Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux returned to lead the Wildcats in 2012, he knew that he faced a lot of pressure to quickly turn the football program around.

Larry Cochran and Carolyn Schexnaydre 2 St. Charles Parish Council members will seek parish presidency
December 12 at 8:00 am
Even though the election is almost a year away, two St. Charles Parish Council members have already thrown their hats into the ring for the parish’s top executive post.

Congressional victors already have committee assignments
December 11 at 3:39 pm
The U.S. House Republican Steering Committee has already set aside committee seats for the victors of Louisiana’s recent congressional runoffs.

Louisiana politics take a turn
December 11 at 3:38 pm
Our state that used to be a part of the solid Democratic south has taken a definite change of face. When new statewide officials take over, every one of them will be Republican.

Arrests (Dec. 11)
December 11 at 3:36 pm
•Aiden J. Smith, 17, of 135 Pleasant Valley Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with two counts of burglary of a moveable.

3 justices  of the peace elected Saturday 3 justices of the peace elected Saturday
December 11 at 3:35 pm
Three St. Charles Parish justices of the peace were elected on Saturday, with two of the races decided by around 200 votes.

Motorcyclist killed in Hahnville wreck Motorcyclist killed in Hahnville wreck
December 11 at 3:35 pm
A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Hahnville on Saturday after he struck a car and was ejected.

Lifestyles

A holiday at the ballet
A holiday at the ballet
For nearly 50 years, “The Nutcracker” has been a staple of American holiday...
Santa helps raise almost $1K for shelter
Santa helps raise almost $1K for shelter
Santa was a big hit Saturday as he arrived at the Animal Control Shelter to take...

Brazen St. Rose break-in may be linked to Destrehan home invasion
Brazen St. Rose break-in may be linked to Destrehan home invasion
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Police are searching for a man who attempted to break into a St. Rose home and could also be involved in a Destrehan home invasion that took place the week before.