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The DHS Robotic Team won the new FRC Bayou Regional Robotic Championship on Sunday. Dow Chemical contributes $5,000 a piece to the Destrehan and Hahnville high school robotics teams. The funds ensure the schools can afford these programs. In addition to the grant, Dow also contributed materials and mentors to the robotics teams.
DHS beats 60 teams from 6 states, secures bid in robotics national championship
March 26 at 3:34 pm
Destrehan High School’s robotics team won the Bayou Regional for the first time in school history and will now head to the national championship.

Paradis man caught  after  attempted armed  robbery Paradis man caught after attempted armed robbery
March 26 at 3:31 pm
Just minutes after receiving an alert about an attempted armed robbery of a gas station in Edgard, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a blue Ford Explorer fitting the description of the getaway vehicle on Highway 3127 and had three suspects in custody.

The ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ team Alligator Fest could be featured on CBS TV show
March 26 at 3:27 pm
It seems a little bit of St. Charles Parish culture could end up on TV this year. That is if Agent Dwayne Pride of the “NCIS: New Orleans” team has anything to say about it.

Standing in front of Hale Memorial Boggs Bridge, Amelia and Arthur Gassen of Luling are ready for the Bridge Run. Runners can register for the run at the United Way office at13207 River Road in Luling. Early registration fee is $35 until the day of the race when it is $45. Beat the Bridge - Elderly couple in great shape for 19th Bridge Run
March 26 at 3:23 pm
The United Way of St. Charles’ Bridge Run can expect some new faces this year, but two seasoned pros who have taken part in the race since its founding are eager to get started.

Monsanto outraged by Roundup  cancer claim Monsanto outraged by Roundup cancer claim
March 25 at 11:31 am
Monsanto’s response to the World Health Organization (WHO) labeling its widely used weed killer, Roundup, as “probably” causing cancer in humans was swift – it’s junk science.

Parish closes Spillway Road due to high water Parish closes Spillway Road due to high water
March 25 at 11:11 am
St. Charles Parish officials closed Spillway Road (St. Charles Parish Hwy. 12) Tuesday due to water over the road.

Cyclist passes through parish on nationwide journey to raise funds to fight cancer Cyclist passes through parish on nationwide journey to raise funds to fight cancer
March 20 at 11:26 am
Everyday is a winding road for Flynn Donoho and his dog, Diva, yet it has been in these wide, open spaces where he has found his purpose.

Destrehan library uses Skype to connect readers with authors Destrehan library uses Skype to connect readers with authors
March 20 at 10:51 am
Today’s lingering worry about technology is how it’s distancing people, but the East Regional Library Book Discussion Group is using Skype to bring people together in a more personal exchange between reader and author.

Luling couple take part  in bridge  ‘Super Bowl’ Luling couple take part in bridge ‘Super Bowl’
March 20 at 10:35 am
Only the truly skilled, determined and competitive can even aspire to one day be called lifemaster.
This is checkmate in a power game that players equate in skill to chess.

Lindsey LeBlanc 42 child pornography images found on Norco man’s computer, police say
March 20 at 10:32 am
A Norco man has been arrested and charged with one count of pornography involving juveniles.

Cashio’s Food Villa  has new name, owner Cashio’s Food Villa has new name, owner
March 20 at 10:27 am
Marked by an impressive historical mural telling St. Charles Parish’s history, Cashio Food Villa is now part of Destrehan’s story, too.

SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program
March 20 at 10:14 am
Under threat of seeking another attorney general’s opinion on how to recoup $150,000 for dumpsters provided to residents at no charge to remove blighted property, the St. Charles Parish government agreed to bill residents who received the service.

Students enjoying a science experiment at one of the many events Dow holds at local high schools 69,000 state job vacancies expected in tech field by ‘18
March 20 at 10:10 am
Anticipating growing competition for skilled workers, Dow stepped up efforts with a program called STEM – science, technology, engineering and math education – to literally create a K-12 pipeline to fill these highly sought jobs.

Stranded on the roadside, an 18-wheeler rear-ended three vehicles on U.S. Highway 90 in Boutte Tuesday morning. Below, State Police arrest the truck driver, who is later charged with DWI. Truck driver crashes into three vehicles in Boutte, charged with DWI
March 20 at 9:47 am
A truck driver was arrested and charged with a DWI after crashing into three cars and injuring three people in Boutte on Tuesday morning, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Strike over: Louisiana members OK deal, returning to work Strike over: Louisiana members OK deal, returning to work
March 20 at 8:53 am
By Wednesday, more than 500 strikers put down their signs and will start going back to work on Monday at the Norco Manufacturing Complex, ending the first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years.

$3.6M Norco Elementary wing nearing completion $3.6M Norco Elementary wing nearing completion
March 13 at 12:46 pm
Work is substantially complete on the $3.6 million wing at Norco Elementary School.

U.S. Attorney busts Destrehan mother- daughter team in $1M tax return scam U.S. Attorney busts Destrehan mother- daughter team in $1M tax return scam
March 13 at 12:45 pm
Lashanda Vinnett, 30, of Destrehan has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States and the Internal Revenue Service.

Improvements underway at intersection of La. highways 3127 and 3142 Dow fights for light at dangerous intersection
March 13 at 10:31 am
How many people have to die or get injured to get a traffic light erected at a dangerous intersection on the highways of Louisiana? It’s a question on the minds of some who travel to work along Louisiana Highway 3127 between Luling and Killona.

Police: Destrehan woman runs down ex with car
Police: Destrehan woman runs down ex with car
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A Destrehan woman who got into an argument with her ex-boyfriend tried to resolve the conflict by hitting him with her car.