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Togetherness needed around the world
October 24 at 9:30 am
Is the world coming to an end of peaceful living as ISIS and other warring groups in the Middle East grow more and more unfriendly to people of the world who want to live a pleasant and purposeful life? The Muslims are often blamed for stirring up hatred and dislike among people of different religions and from different regions, but Pope Francis had a different opinion after visiting Albania, a Muslim country.

Meyer Meyer
October 24 at 9:29 am
Claurette “Coopie” Autin Meyer, 81, died at home on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 12:45 p.m.

Early voting underway in St. Charles Parish
October 24 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish voters will select a new judge, School Board member and several justices of the peace and constables on Nov. 4, but early voting is now underway.

Law making it harder for teachers to earn tenure ruled constitutional
October 24 at 9:18 am
A law making it easier to fire tenured teachers and more difficult for new teachers to earn tenure has been ruled constitutional by the Louisiana Supreme Court, reversing an earlier ruling by a Baton Rouge district judge.

Luling woman tests positive for most severe form of West Nile Luling woman tests positive for most severe form of West Nile
October 24 at 9:16 am
A Luling woman who contracted West Nile after being bitten by a mosquito tested positive for the most severe form of the virus, according to the Department of Health & Hospitals.

According to numbers provided by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, there were 24 and 34 heroin-related arrests in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Through August of 2014, only 16 such arrests have been made. Heroin use on decline in St. Charles Parish
October 24 at 9:13 am
While heroin use appears to be on the rise across Louisiana, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said the drug is declining in the parish.

St. Charles Parish Hospital says they are prepared should Ebola case arise St. Charles Parish Hospital says they are prepared should Ebola case arise
October 24 at 9:08 am
Though there are no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus in St. Charles Parish, St. Charles Parish Hospital is well prepared should an Ebola case arise, according to chief of nursing Jean Hill.

The new generator is part of a request from the Louisiana Public Service Commission to provide for growing energy needs in the River Parishes. Proposed generator would double energy production at Little Gypsy
October 24 at 9:06 am
Entergy is seeking approval from St. Charles Parish leaders to build a generator that would more than double energy production at the Little Gypsy power plant in Montz.

St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway
October 24 at 9:04 am
A man was found dead in the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday after a night of partying, but police do not suspect foul play.

Lora Luquet and her family are hosting a blood drive at Harry Hurst Middle School on Friday from noon until 3:30 p.m. Luquet had major surgery to reverse scoliosis. Norco family gives back after daughter’s 7-hour scoliosis surgery
October 23 at 10:22 am
After undergoing a seven-hour surgery to correct a severe case of scoliosis, 13-year-old Lora Leigh Luquet and her family are giving back to the community by sponsoring a blood drive on Friday at Harry Hurst Middle School.

Ormond Boulevard railroad crossing closes for 3 days Ormond Boulevard railroad crossing closes for 3 days
October 23 at 8:43 am
The railroad crossing on Ormond Boulevard closest to River Road will be closed for three days for track replacement work.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office recovers body of man who jumped into Lake Pontchartrain
October 20 at 4:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a 21-year-old man who jumped into Lake Pontchartrain this morning.

Hahnville Linebacker Stephen Cloud strips the ball from East St. John quarterback. Hahnville defense comes up big in defeat of East St. John
October 17 at 11:04 pm
Two of Hahnville’s six touchdowns came from the defense, leading the Tigers to a 42-26 win over the East St. John Wildcats Friday (Oct. 17) night.

Destrehan runs over Central Lafourche, 42-7 Destrehan runs over Central Lafourche, 42-7
October 17 at 9:49 pm
Destrehan used its powerful ground attack to cruise past Central Lafourche 42-7 on Friday.

Mimosa Park kindergartners Maleyah Williams and Nathaniel Ashby. Kindergarteners hard at work
October 17 at 3:59 pm
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work.

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason” Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
October 17 at 3:57 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason.

St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
October 17 at 3:53 pm
Over 20 people attended an arts fair held by the St. Charles Art Guild Oct. 9 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church in Destrehan.

Destrehan receiver Alfred Smith picks up yards after getting a carry in his team’s 21-14 win over Thibodaux last week. No. 2 Wildcats will rely on defense, run game to tighten grip on district’s top spot
October 17 at 11:07 am
After securing a 21-14 win over previously unbeaten Thibodaux, the second-ranked Destrehan Wildcats hope to keep that momentum going when they travel to Central Lafourche on Friday.

Lifestyles

DHS senior receives national recognition
DHS senior receives national recognition
Destrehan High School senior Brooklyn Gillette was recently recognized as an...
Humane Society  Pet of the Week: Beth
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Beth
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Beth, a four-month-old female kitten....

St. Charles Parish plans to purchase Madere’s Garage for $670,000
St. Charles Parish plans to purchase Madere’s Garage for $670,000
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The St. Charles Parish Council voted Nov. 3 to sign a lease with the owners of the former Madere’s Garage on River Road in Hahnville for $20,000 through Jan. 5. The parish says they will use the property to perform maintenance on vehicles and equipment.