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Kim Marousek Parish’s planning and zoning director resigns
July 18 at 9:17 am
The director of St. Charles Parish’s Department of Planning and Zoning has announced her resignation. Kim Marousek said she is leaving the office after accepting a job in the Baton Rouge area.

Dr. Christopher Paris, who will run the CIS clinic, cuts the ribbon to officially open the new cardiac wing of the hospital. $2.3 million cardiac clinic will save lives, CEO says
July 18 at 9:15 am
Less than three months after opening a state-of-the-art cardiac catheter lab that has already treated more than 60 patients, St. Charles Parish Hospital officially unveiled a $2.3 million cardiac care clinic.

Board fed up with school choice law Board fed up with school choice law
July 18 at 9:14 am
St. Charles Parish School Board members are decrying a new law that will allow students attending failing schools in outside parishes to attend St. Charles Parish Public Schools this year.

St. Charles Parish Housing authority ordered to repay $600K St. Charles Parish Housing authority ordered to repay $600K
July 18 at 9:12 am
The St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has been ordered to repay more than $600,000 because they did not verify the income of those receiving subsidized housing payments and allowed unsafe conditions to persist in Section 8 properties, according to a recent federal audit.

Allie Stevens (left) left California five years ago to journey across the country. It took him three years just to make his way through Texas with his 400-pound rickshaw. Stevens was joined for part of his trek by Houma native Chase Toups (right). Marine has pulled 400-pound cart in 5-year trek across country
July 18 at 9:10 am
Allie Stevens was a strange sight to see as he lugged a 400-pound rickshaw along Highway 90 through St. Charles Parish last week.

State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department
July 18 at 9:08 am

After months of bickering within the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) and allegations of mismanaged funds, the fire service members have finally agreed on one thing – the organization should undergo a forensic legislative audit to determine if any money was misappropriated during the reign of former Fire Chief Reginald Gaubert.

IMTT sold for $1 billion IMTT sold for $1 billion
July 18 at 9:07 am
International-Matex Tank Terminals, which operates a terminal in St. Rose, will be purchased by Macquarie Infrastructure Company for $1 billion.

Vacation bible school
July 15 at 9:00 am
DESTREHAN – A vacation bible school will be held from Tuesday, July 15 through Saturday, July 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. each day.

River Region Drama Guild’s summer theatre workshop
July 14 at 6:30 pm
NORCO – This summer the River Region Drama Guild is offering students eight evening summer theatre workshop classes to be held July 14 through 17 and continuing July 21 through 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night.

Library performances by singer Blanch Newsome
July 14 at 10:30 am
HAHNVILLE – Local singer Blanch Newsome will hold two performances at local libraries on Monday, July 14.

Home surveillance video leads to Destrehan bank robbery suspect Home surveillance video leads to Destrehan bank robbery suspect
July 14 at 9:51 am
Home surveillance footage has helped St. Charles Parish deputies track down the alleged getaway driver in a robbery that took place Friday morning in the Capital One Bank parking lot in Destrehan.

“International Spy Academy” vacation bible school
July 14 at 9:30 am
LULING – A special spy-themed vacation bible school will be held at the Bible Center Church from Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day.

Hunter education field day classes
July 12 at 8:00 am
KILLONA – The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is teaching a field day only hunter education class on Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Otto Candies ace Tyler Lamers got his team off to a good start in the Southeast Regional Tournament by tossing a one-hitter to lead his team to a 3-0 win. Hahnville-based Otto Candies locks up state tourney appearance
July 11 at 10:08 am
Hahnville-based Otto Candies has locked up a spot in the American Legion state tournament after beating Retif Oil, Deanie’s Seafood, Peake BMW and Refuel to claim the title in the Southeast Regional Tournament.

All-State selection Brandon Singleton (center) picked up several impressive wins throughout the season, including a first place finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions and a state championship in the 300-meter hurdles. Hahnville, Destrehan place 4 on All-State track & field team
July 11 at 10:05 am
Four track and field stars from St. Charles Parish were recently named to the Class 5A All-State team.

Linus Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Linus”
July 11 at 10:00 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Linus.

Book review: “Inherit the Wind” Book review: “Inherit the Wind”
July 11 at 9:59 am
Inherit the Wind is a play about a courtroom drama that takes place in 1925. The main characters include a science teacher, Cates, two attorneys, and a pastor.

(Left) Wallace Johnston during his days in WWII. (Right) Johnston now, at 91. Orphaned as a teenager, WWII vet made his own way in life
July 11 at 9:49 am
Wallace Johnston, 91, is truly a child of a different era. He was orphaned at only 13 years old, dropped out of high school, participated in a work camp and joined the Air Force during World War II – all before the age of 20.

‘American Horror’ in St. Rose
‘American Horror’ in St. Rose
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One of TV’s biggest shows, “American Horror Story,” recently wrapped up a two-week shoot at St. Rose’s Quixote Studios.