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Sgt. Destine Jory hugs her children Dominic and Desiree after seeing them for the first time in nine months. The Return: Paradis soldier surprises family in touching reunion  Video Included
June 26 at 6:00 am
Paradis resident Sgt. Destine Jory stood outside of the International House of Pancakes in Boutte in her military fatigues.

Mysterious odor in St. Rose no longer a mystery Mysterious odor in St. Rose no longer a mystery
June 20 at 12:08 pm
A strong odor that plagued the St. Rose area for two weeks and caused more than 100 residents to complain of health issues has been identified and eliminated.

$7.9 million DHS wing in jeopardy of not being ready when teachers report
June 20 at 8:55 am
A long-awaited addition to Destrehan High School appears to be at least three and a half months behind its initially schedule completion date and is in danger of not being ready when faculty return from summer break in early August.

Luling man sentenced to 35 years for molesting  daughter Luling man sentenced to 35 years for molesting daughter
June 20 at 8:54 am
A Luling man was sentenced to 35 years in jail after he was convicted of molesting his pre-teen daughter.

Kendra Lemoine reaches out to the community to get dogs placed in homes instead of waiting for potential owners to come into the shelter. Matchmaker saved 100 dogs in last year
June 20 at 8:51 am
In the ongoing effort to keep unwanted pets from being euthanized, one Luling resident has saved more than 100 dogs in the past year.

Eight bands will perform during this weekend’s Louisiana Catfish Festival, including the Bucktown All-Stars, The Molly Ringwalds and Amanda Shaw. Bucktown All-Stars, Molly Ringwalds will energize Catfish Festival crowd
June 20 at 8:50 am
While tasty seafood dishes are known for drawing thousands to Des Allemands for the Louisiana Catfish Festival, this year attendees will get to boogie to eight bands, including The Molly Ringwalds, Amanda Shaw and the Bucktown All-Stars.

Ochsner, St. Charles hospital grilled about vague partnership Ochsner, St. Charles hospital grilled about vague partnership
June 20 at 8:48 am

Officials with St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System were grilled by members of the St. Charles Parish Council on Monday about a recently-announced partnership between the two healthcare providers. Under the partnership, Ochsner will take over the day-to-day management of the Luling hospital, which they say will improve the efficiency of operations and expand services offered in St. Charles Parish.

St. Charles Parish's first splash park will open on Tuesday St. Charles Parish's first splash park will open on Tuesday
June 19 at 4:12 pm
The first splash park in St. Charles Parish will open on Tuesday, June 24 with the unveiling of the redesigned community park in Destrehan.

Anne Rolfes and several St. Rose residnts congregated on the lawn of the Governor's mansion in Baton Rouge to bring attention to a mysterious odor that has been plaguing the community and which many people have said is makingthem sick. Jindal declines meeting with St. Rose residents with concerns over mysterious smell
June 19 at 2:34 pm
Several St. Rose residents traveled to Baton Rouge today and made it as far as the lawn of the Governor's Mansion in an effort to bring light to an odor many of them say has been making them sick.

St. Rose residents complain of nausea, vomiting near source of strange odor St. Rose residents complain of nausea, vomiting near source of strange odor
June 13 at 3:40 pm
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is currently investigating a foul odor that was first reported in St. Rose a week ago and which some residents have said is making them ill.

Termite swarms should end soon, but slabs need to be checked monthly Termite swarms should end soon, but slabs need to be checked monthly
June 13 at 9:32 am
While termite swarms should subside by the end of June, residents need to check their slabs and bathrooms on a monthly basis to make sure the wood-eating insects haven’t set up shop inside their homes.

Pay raises sought  for parish president, council Pay raises sought for parish president, council
June 13 at 9:30 am
St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan is setting out to change the parish’s Home Rule Charter to allow for pay raises for both the parish president and Parish Council members. Hogan said that raising the council members’ pay would draw more candidates for the position, while increasing the parish president’s salary would make it more inline with surrounding areas.

New U.S. attorney vows to take hard stance on corruption New U.S. attorney vows to take hard stance on corruption
June 13 at 9:29 am
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite recently visited St. Charles Parish and vowed that he is determined to crack down on public corruption.

Stinky ditch makes Des Allemands residents crabby Stinky ditch makes Des Allemands residents crabby
June 13 at 9:26 am
Residents living in a neighborhood behind a crab processing plant in Des Allemands are at the mercy of the St. Charles Parish government to solve a problem involving septic wastewater that drains from surrounding properties and sits in a ditch near their homes.

Sheriff says Boutte bar’s forced closure has reduced crime Sheriff says Boutte bar’s forced closure has reduced crime
June 13 at 9:24 am
A Boutte bar that was raided last year for not having a liquor license has been denied a zoning variance that had allowed it to operate for decades in a residential area.

Hit-and-run supect turns herself in
June 12 at 8:47 am
A woman sought in connection with a hit-and-run that occurred on the Spillway Bridge last week has turned herself in to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Kimberly Albrecht Police seek suspect in strange hit-and-run
June 11 at 10:50 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a hit-and-run driver they say walked up to the car she hit, looked inside and ran back to her SUV before speeding away.

Seven stores cited after illegally selling to minors Seven stores cited after illegally selling to minors
June 11 at 9:52 am
Seven St. Charles Parish stores were cited by the Sheriff’s Office for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors during a recent undercover operation.

Property insurance rates lowered for Destrehan, New Sarpy residents
Property insurance rates lowered for Destrehan, New Sarpy residents
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East Bank residents in the communities of Destrehan and New Sarpy will see a reduction in their property insurance bills this year after East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department’s fire protection grading was upgraded.