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Destrehan couple face felony charges for fraud, $151,000 in tax evasion
March 26 at 4:13 pm
A Destrehan tax preparer and her husband face multiple felony counts of fraud and tax evasion.

Destrehan man pleads guilty in $50 million Medicare bust Destrehan man pleads guilty in $50 million Medicare bust
March 26 at 4:08 pm
A Destrehan man has pleaded guilty in a $50 million medical clinic-accountant Medicare fraud scheme exposed by a federal Medicare Fraud Strike Force.

The historic building, at the time Des Allemands’ second school in 1931, and the look of the proposed museum. Historian seeks to save 92-year-old schoolhouse
March 26 at 4:05 pm
With a tan Stetson hat shading Roy Lunk’s eyes from the soft sunlight shining on Des Allemands Friday afternoon, he stepped onto the threshold of a dream.

Arc director says closure  possible without tax help Arc director says closure possible without tax help
March 26 at 3:39 pm
Hit by what Victoria Bryant called “the double whammy” – declining revenue and rising expenses, the Arc of St. Charles would have to start shutting down programs within three years without help.

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.

Harris Harris
March 20 at 11:21 am
Morris “Blue” Harris departed this life on Monday, March 9. A native of St. Charles Parish,. a resident of north Little Rock, Arkansas. Morris Harris was born on May 16, 1950 in New Orleans to the late Thelma and Celestine Harris Sr.
He was the eldest of 11 children.

Candies Candies
March 20 at 11:18 am
Nelda Martha Candies, an avid sportswoman who lived life to the fullest, passed away peacefully at her home in Des Allemands, La. with family by her bedside at the age of 83 on March 13. She was born April 1, 1931 in Des Allemands.

Donnaud Donnaud
March 20 at 11:13 am
Elva Troxler Donnaud , 92, a native of Hahnville and resident of Luling, passed away on Monday, March 16.

Savoie Savoie
March 20 at 11:09 am
Joyce Savoie passed away on Saturday, March 7 at the age of 79.

Sheriff’s Reports (March 19)
March 20 at 10:58 am
• Roosevelt Ingram, 36, of 132 Normand Ln. in Des Allemands was stopped for a traffic violation on March 14 and charged with possession of stolen things, resisting arrest by refusing to ID, driver not licensed and motor vehicle needed two headlamps.

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.

Stonecipher protects state constitution - as all should
March 20 at 10:47 am
Some of you may be under the impression that the Attorney General of Louisiana enforces the state constitution. That’s how it should be, but the AG is a statewide elected official, i.e. politician.

Indy Grand Prix gets green flag in Avondale
Indy Grand Prix gets green flag in Avondale
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Expected to draw an estimated 80,000 fans with a need for speed, NOLA Motorsports Park in nearby Avondale will offer three days of Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana racing for the first time.