|Destrehan man arrested for littering: Witness thought he was planting bomb
April 12 at 10:02 am
A 54-year-old Destrehan man was arrested and charged with having a fake explosive device after he dropped a container next to a live Entergy underground transformer.
|Search for St. John murder suspect in Killona turns up nothing
April 11 at 12:36 pm
Earlier this week Killona residents said deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office were scouring their community in search of a St. John the Baptist Parish murder suspect.
|Housing market already seeing effects of FEMA maps
April 11 at 8:39 am
The housing market is seeing an immediate impact due to the unveiling of proposed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood insurance maps that will send rates soaring into the tens of thousands of dollars per year for some parish residents.
|FEMA reps will be at town hall meeting
April 11 at 8:36 am
Representatives from FEMA, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s office and the Louisiana Protection and Restoration Authority will join state and local officials at a town hall meeting on Monday on the proposed FEMA flood maps.
|St. Charles Parish News: Council overrides St. Pierre's veto of lobbying firm
April 09 at 8:54 am
After a heated debate that included personal attacks made on both sides of the argument, the St. Charles Parish Council overturned Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s veto of a contract with lobbying firm Tauzin Consultants.
|Jindal’s sweeping tax proposal could lead to cutbacks at parish movie studio
April 07 at 1:00 pm
As part of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping tax proposal expected to be introduced in the 2013 legislative session, the Louisiana Film Incentive and Tax Credit program may be reduced. Under Jindal’s plan, the 30 percent tax credit would no longer be applied to actor’s salaries over the amount of $1 million.
|Woodruff wins primary for Parish Council seat, will face Cluee in May 5 runoff
April 06 at 10:10 pm
Billy Woodruff received 46% percent of vote in the race for St. Charles Parish's District II council seat.
|Facebook fight video leads to 8 arrests
April 06 at 8:30 am
A video of a fight in Killona Park that was uploaded to Facebook has resulted in the arrest of eight Killona residents.
|Kooky costumes will win racers cash at United Way’s Bridge Run
April 05 at 1:13 pm
Those enjoying the United Way’s annual Bridge Run on Saturday will see an unusual number of silly costumes. In the past, runners and walkers have made their mark with flamingo hats and other outrageous matching outfits, but this year the United Way will give awards to those who do just that.
|Agents can do little to prevent huge rise in flood insurance
April 04 at 11:41 am
After many West Bank residents received the shocking news that their flood insurance rates could skyrocket next year, a FEMA spokesperson warned that the quoted prices were just estimates and that a final price would depend on the homeowner’s insurance company.
|Voters will decide next council member on Saturday
April 04 at 8:49 am
On Saturday, voters will head to the polls to choose the next person to represent St. Charles Parish’s District II seat, which became open when former Councilman Shelley Tastet resigned for health reasons in December.
|St. Pierre vetoes council's contract with lobbyist
April 02 at 4:14 pm
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has vetoed the Parish Council’s decision to award a new, 33-month contract to lobbying firm Tauzin Consultants.
|St. Rose man found shot to death on sidewalk
March 29 at 8:43 am
Deputies responding to reports of gunfire in St. Rose early Saturday morning discovered the lifeless body of a 22-year-old man on the sidewalk of Summerton Drive.
|Surviving domestic abuse
March 28 at 8:47 am
Amanda Brickhaus was only 17 when she met the man who would later become the father of her two children.
|Police raid St. Rose home, say they find drugs, guns
March 28 at 8:46 am
A 60-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were arrested at their St. Rose home after police executed a search warrant and found drugs and guns in their residence, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
|Complaint filed against Jefferson deputy who arrested DHS students
March 28 at 8:45 am
A St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office detective has filed a formal complaint against the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and one of its deputies following the arrest of her son and two other Destrehan High School students in early February.
|‘Saved by the belt’ : Mother, son narrowly escape death in horrific crash
March 28 at 8:40 am
It was the 6th of May last year when Dorothy Compton and her 12-year-old son, Patrick Dennies, were driving to Metairie to get a cake for a double birthday celebration. The two were enjoying themselves on their drive up I-310. A song had just come on they both liked – "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" by Luke Bryan.
|New flood maps cause outrage on West Bank
March 26 at 3:51 pm
Families from across St. Charles Parish poured into R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling on Monday for an open house introducing new flood zoning maps that will have a great impact on what some parish property owners will be paying in flood insurance rates.
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Richmond, Waters introduce bill to reform flood insurance - 568 views
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), along with Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), introduced The Flood Insurance Implementation Reform Act of 2013. This bipartisan legislation aims to improve the National Flood Insurance Program by ensuring that the implementation of new rates do not burden homeowners or slow the recovery of the nation's housing market.
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