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Ormond residents concerned about property damage, traffic that would come with parade
July 22 at 9:00 am
After rolling through the streets of Metairie for more than 50 years, the Krewe of Zeus has now set its sights on a parade through Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

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.

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.

Luling assisted living center only one in state to receive dementia care award Luling assisted living center only one in state to receive dementia care award
July 11 at 9:19 am
Ashton Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care became the only such center in Louisiana to receive the Dementia Care Specialists’ Distinguished Provider Award.

Marcel announces candidacy for judge Marcel announces candidacy for judge
July 11 at 9:17 am
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel will again run for the Division E judgeship of the 29th Judicial District Court. The seat is currently held by Judge Michelle Morel, who defeated Marcel by 168 votes in a 2012 special election.

Crab factory owner says stinky situation will be resolved soon
July 11 at 9:16 am
The owner of a crab factory has vowed to rid the area of a stench that is apparently caused by drainage from his factory flowing into an open ditch.

Council shoots down raise for parish president Council shoots down raise for parish president
July 11 at 9:15 am
Proposed changes to the St. Charles Parish Home Rule Charter that would have increased salaries for the parish president and members of the council were overwhelmingly shot down in a vote by the St. Charles Parish Council on Monday.

'Covered in blood': Suspect still sought 14 years after New Sarpy club murder 'Covered in blood': Suspect still sought 14 years after New Sarpy club murder
July 11 at 9:13 am
Fourteen years ago, St. Charles Parish deputies were called to a bloody scene after a group of juveniles had tried to force their way into a New Sarpy club. As deputies were trying to control the crowd in the parking lot, a shot rang out from inside the club and a stream of people came running out of the building.

Kaydence, 2, was born with a rare lung disease that makes it difficult for her to breathe. Toddler with rare disease will need double lung transplant
July 11 at 9:10 am
Although Luling native Tammy Faucheux had already had three healthy children, it was apparent early on that the family’s latest addition, a baby girl named Kaydence, was going to need extra attention.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking the St. Charles Parish School Board to stop a public prayer before their meetings because they say it violates the constitution. Lawsuit threatened if School Board continues prayer
July 11 at 9:08 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board is facing a potential lawsuit from a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization because they used God’s name in resolutions and continue to host a public prayer before School Board meetings.

Judge sides with spurned Aviation Board nominee Judge sides with spurned Aviation Board nominee
July 11 at 9:07 am
The ongoing saga of St. Charles Parish’s Aviation Board seat has taken yet another turn as the St. Charles Parish Council was found in violation of the open meetings law when they nominated Gary Smith Sr. to the board.

7 arrested after St. Rose murder 7 arrested after St. Rose murder
July 11 at 9:05 am
Seven people have been arrested after a St. Rose man was shot to death on Kennedy Street during an attempted robbery related to drugs, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
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Nestled in an out of the way part of the parish next to a duck hunting camp in Paradis is a new center where drug offenders in St. Charles Parish are offered a way to do community service that is not only a help to the community at large, but also to themselves.