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Schools given more time to comply with law that could lead to longer bus trips
August 15 at 9:56 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools will have more time to comply with a new law that prevents students from crossing the street to enter or exit a school bus. Officials have said the law could increase the time it takes some bus drivers to complete their routes.

Destrehan wing completed in nick of time
August 15 at 9:55 am
After a delay that pushed completion of the project back four months, the new $7.9 million wing at Destrehan High School is finally ready for students and faculty.

Milton Cambre, 79, served six terms as constable in St. Charles Parish but is prevented from running for the position again due to his age. Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
August 15 at 9:51 am
As qualifying for parish and state elections takes place this week, a few longtime elected officials are being removed from the ballot for no reason other than their age.

Noah Townsend was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and received a new heart last year. Luling toddler thrives year after heart transplant
August 15 at 9:49 am
At this time last year, toddler Noah Townsend was near death.

Destrehan Plantation plans to construct four small cabins and two large double Creole cottages to serve as a bed and breakfast. The expansion also includes an interactive education center with hands-on activities for students. Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
August 15 at 9:46 am
Destrehan Plantation has received a major donation that will go toward construction of a nearly $1.8 million renovation that includes the creation of a bed and breakfast on the property.

Group demands halt to public School Board prayers Group demands halt to public School Board prayers
August 15 at 9:44 am
A Wisconsin organization has sent another letter demanding the St. Charles Parish School Board stop praying before their public meetings.

Board wants more cameras in schools Board wants more cameras in schools
August 15 at 9:42 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board wants to install a comprehensive video surveillance system that would cover every school campus and tie into local law enforcement switchboards.

FBI seizes more records in Morel probe FBI seizes more records in Morel probe
August 15 at 9:40 am
The FBI has seized more records from the St. Charles Parish courthouse that appear to be connected to an ongoing investigation of former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel.

St. Charles Parish Hospital Auxiliary bake sale fundraiser
August 15 at 9:00 am
LULING - The STCH Volunteer Services Department & STCH Auxiliary will be holding a bake sale on Friday, August 15, 2014 starting at 9 a.m. until noon outside The Oyster’s Pearl Cafeteria and The Lagniappe Gift Shop which are located in the hospital.

Mansoor Mansoor
August 14 at 9:07 am
John G. Mansoor, a longtime resident of Minden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at his home in Luling surrounded by his family.

Try out as an actor at “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” auditions
August 12 at 7:00 pm
RESERVE – St John Theatre is holding auditions for its fall production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Aug. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. nightly at St. John Theatre, located at 115 West 4th Street in Reserve.

Man startles would-be burglar trying to break in to Mimosa Park home
August 11 at 5:05 pm
A resident who lives in the 400 block of Perryl Lane in Mimosa Park startled a would-be burglar who was trying to break in to his home this morning.

Youth rally shows students dangers of social media
August 09 at 12:30 pm
LULING – The Alpha Daughters of Zion are holding a Youth Rally named “Acquire, Apsire and Achieve” for kids throughout the parish and will provide free food at the event being held at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Hunter education field day classes
August 09 at 8:00 am
KILLONA – The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is teaching a field day only hunter education class on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cleopatra rocks the house Sadie Hawkins style
August 08 at 7:00 pm
HOUMA – The Krewe of Cleopatra will hold a dance from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Houma.

Daisy, Peach and Luigi Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Daisy, Peach and Luigi”
August 08 at 1:16 pm
Throughout Aug. 31 all cat adoptions have been reduced to $40 due to overflow of felines at the St. Charles parish Animal Shelter.

Book review: “America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t” Book review: “America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t”
August 08 at 1:15 pm
America Again by Stephen Colbert is a witty continuation of political satire that is Colbert’s Show on Comedy Central: The Colbert Report.

Back (L-R) Harold Blood, principal; Tiffany Cologne, LPC; Jordan Smith; Roneldo Bolden, Jerome Cunningham, Brain Sandolph, Jerry Smith, Director of Child Welfare and Attendance; Norman Dixon, RSW. Front (L-R) RaQuan Joseph, Zain Cameron and Dawn Christan, LCSW. R.K. Smith Middle School counseling intervention program
August 08 at 1:13 pm
Several students from R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling successfully completed the Counseling Intervention Program.

New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter
New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter
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New laws targeting motorists have taken effect, including a ban on using cell phones in school zones and cigarettes and cigarette butts being labeled as litter.