Editorial




Testing the Tea: Maness campaign fully steeped in Senate race
July 11 at 9:22 am
By Jeremy Alford

While his campaign for the U.S. Senate has so far been defined by money and endorsements from national tea party groups, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness of Mandeville could soon have the backing of the Family Research Council’s Action PAC, or political action committee.

Stay informed of flood insurance changes with public meetings
July 11 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish residents need to stay informed of the changes in flood insurance laws. Only last year, after changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) included in the Biggert-Waters Act threatened to raise property insurance rates to as high as $30,000 a year for some homeowners, the parish was thrown into turmoil.

Arrests (July 10)
July 11 at 9:20 am
•Stephanie T. Barthelemy, 42, of 1 W. B. Street in Norco, was arrested on June 25 and charged with possession of alprazolam, possession of clonazepam, possession and distribution of a pharmaceutical drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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.

Left lane of Highway 90 will close in Des Allemands at intersection of LA 635
July 10 at 10:44 am
The eastbound left lane of Highway 90 in Des Allemands will be closed at the intersection of LA 635 from Monday, July 14 until Aug. 13 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

Caitlin Mikesell Book review: “The Pursuit of Mary Bennet”
July 07 at 12:02 pm
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet, written by Pamela Mingle, tells the story of Mary Bennet, the middle sister in Jane Austen’s famous Bennet family in Pride and Prejudice.

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Alice” Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Alice”
July 07 at 12:01 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Alice.

Alexis Froeba Science fair winner
July 07 at 12:01 pm
Alexis Froeba, an eighth grade student at R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling, won 4th place at the state Science Fair for her project, Jacob’s Ladder.

Kenyetta Smith Auxillary scholarship winner
July 07 at 12:00 pm
The River Parishes Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded a scholarship to Kenyetta Smith, a student at Hahnville High School, in the amount of $1,000.

Catfish Festival Pageant winners Catfish Festival Pageant winners
July 07 at 11:59 am
The Louisiana Catfish Festival recently held their annual Catfish Queen and Baby & Youth Beauty Pageant.

Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
Krewe of Zeus alters route, will resubmit permit to parade through Ormond
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The Krewe of Zeus will resubmit an application to parade through Ormond Boulevard after making changes to the route, according to krewe's captain.