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Former R.K. Smith teacher accused of molesting student will avoid jail Former R.K. Smith teacher accused of molesting student will avoid jail
June 19 at 7:40 am
A former R.K. Smith Middle School teacher who was arrested in 2012 and charged with molesting a 13-year-old student accepted a plea agreement that includes avoiding further jail time.

Oyster shells needed to help restore disappearing Louisiana coast
June 19 at 12:07 am
If you eat oysters on the half shell in Southeast Louisiana restaurants in the future, you will be helping to save our state’s valuable Gulf of Mexico coast in the future.

The one-stop medical shop comes to Luling The one-stop medical shop comes to Luling
June 15 at 2:36 pm
The newly opened Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles in Luling offers services for the entire family, a concept following the national trend of one-stop medical shops.

MADD impact panel
June 15 at 9:20 am
HAHNVILLE – A Mothers Against Drunk Driving impact panel will be held at 6 p.m. June 15 at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse courtroom No. 2, 15045 River Road, Hahnville. Attendees should arrive early because no one will be admitted once the panel begins. For more information, call (985) 783-2923.

Show off the veggie – enter it in the German Coast Farmers’ Market vegetable garden contest Show off the veggie – enter it in the German Coast Farmers’ Market vegetable garden contest
June 12 at 4:36 pm
As part of the German Coast Farmers’ Market’s 12th anniversary celebration, area home gardeners can show off their finest veggie in the Vegetable Garden Contest.

Legislators’ misplaced priorities
June 12 at 4:34 pm
Our Louisiana legislators are paying lip service, but, apparently, not attention to the fact that the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 has at least a $1.6 billion deficit.

Revenue secretary looking past pivotal session role
June 12 at 4:30 pm
At the same time Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield was playing a lead legislative role for Gov. Bobby Jindal this session, primarily trying to make sure lawmakers avoided a net tax increase, other politicos were encouraging him to run for mayor of Baton Rouge.

Improvements coming in river bank projects
June 12 at 4:29 pm
East and west banks of the Mississippi River will be getting a tremendous amount of improvements in St. Charles Parish in the months ahead, according to the St. Charles Parish goverment.

Sheriff’s Reports (June 11)
June 12 at 4:26 pm
Arrests

•Kyle M. Vanvoorhis, 28, of 23 Myrtle Hill Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on June 3 and charged with DWI, reckless operation and operating under suspension.

St. Charles Parish grants totaling nearly $4M will advance several public works projects St. Charles Parish grants totaling nearly $4M will advance several public works projects
June 12 at 4:23 pm
St. Charles Parish will receive nearly $4 million in grant funding to complete draining, flooding mitigation, wastewater and recreation projects on East and West banks.

More St. Charles Parish people on the hunt for gator More St. Charles Parish people on the hunt for gator
June 12 at 4:20 pm
Applications for this year’s alligator lottery hunt on Salvador-Timpkin wildlife management areas are expected to grow to nearly 100, but only 10 people can win the opportunity.

Suspected theft ring targets Luling vehicles Suspected theft ring targets Luling vehicles
June 12 at 4:18 pm
A theft ring operating out of New Orleans East is suspected of attempting to steal four vehicles over the weekend in St. Charles Parish.

Crew doubled to ease Mimosa traffic woes in Luling Crew doubled to ease Mimosa traffic woes in Luling
June 12 at 4:13 pm
When the swimming club meet traffic clogged the last road into a section of Mimosa Park Subdivision last Wednesday, residents went ballistic and furiously approached St. Charles Parish government officials for a solution to their perfect traffic storm problem.

St. Rose man accused of burning down home St. Rose man accused of burning down home
June 12 at 4:11 pm
Witnesses reported seeing a St. Rose man douse a house with gasoline that soon after was engulfed in flames last Wednesday, leading to area firefighters’ three-hour fight to bring the fire under control.

Convicted Destrehan sex offender sentenced  to 20 years for sexual battery Convicted Destrehan sex offender sentenced to 20 years for sexual battery
June 12 at 4:03 pm
A 54-year-old Destrehan man found guilty of oral sexual battery of two juvenile girls was sentenced to 20 years in state prison.

Single parenting class
June 12 at 9:19 am
DESTREHAN – The St. Charles United Methodist Church will hold single parenting classes 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the church, 1905 Ormond Blvd. Child care is available for $1 per child per class. For more information, visit www.assistanceforsingleparents.org.

Destrehan student among La. School for Math, Science, and the Arts grads Destrehan student among La. School for Math, Science, and the Arts grads
June 12 at 9:16 am
Some 100 seniors comprised the 31st graduating class of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts May 23 at Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus.

Humane Society Pet of the Week: Henry Humane Society Pet of the Week: Henry
June 12 at 9:15 am
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Henry the dog.

Des Allemands Catfish Festival offers bands, rides and lots of food
Des Allemands Catfish Festival offers bands, rides and lots of food
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Thousands of people will head to Des Allemands this weekend to pay tribute to the “Catfish Capital of the Universe” and its signature dish of fried catfish with white beans and rice.