The 14U Louisiana Hurricanes finished as co-champions of the USFA World Series, which was held in Florida. Eighty of the best 14U softball teams in the country participated in the tourney. Team members are: Top row (L-R) Coach Nick Brocato, Bella Brocato, Kaitlyn Dunn, Abby Alonzo, Caleigh Foto, Marissa Allemand and Coach Keith Ortego. Middle row (L-R) Coach Pebbles Johnson, Julie Scheuermann, Mariah Allemand, Meghan Gaubert and Maddi Villa. Bottom row (L-R) Alexus Johnson, Courtney Ortego, and 14U Hurricanes win 5 games in a day, finish as World Series co-champions
August 08 at 10:09 am
After fighting their way through six games in a single day, the 14U Louisiana Hurricanes topped 76 other teams from across the country to finish as co-champions of the USFA World Series.

Seated:  (L-R)  Sheila Edwards, Sandra Roberts Jacob, Susan Dufresne Melancon, Phyllis Marroy Boudreaux, Pearl Bergeron, Sharon Hoffmann Williams, Vincent Troxclair, Diane Broussard Schexnaydre and Sharon LeBlanc Barthes. Standing:  (L-R)  Eric Landry, Elise Parrish Landry, Bruce Roussel, Karen Montz Landry, Allen Carambat, David Roussel, Jan Weber Mauduit, Brian Williams, Elaine Lowry Jacob, Bobby Donaldson, Alden Chauvin, Judy Taylor Gauthreaux, Dale Mauduit, Mary Ann Cameron Launey, Bruce Lau Destrehan High School Class of 1964 reunion
August 08 at 10:08 am
Destrehan High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50-year reunion at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan.

Preston Matthews learns about balance and center of gravity. “Science Friday” hosted by New Life Community Church
August 08 at 10:07 am
New Life Community Church, the joint ministry of Luling United Methodist & First Union Presbyterian, recently hosted their first ever “Science Friday” event, which was attended by more than 30 children from the community.

Kirolos Abdelmalek Book review: “The Time Keeper”
August 08 at 9:56 am
The Time Keeper is a novel written by the author Mitch Albom.

You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 7)
August 08 at 9:54 am
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Cynsere Griffin Local boy wins state free throw contest
August 08 at 9:53 am
Cynsere Griffin, a student at Lakewood Elementary, won the statewide Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for the 9-year-old age group.

New Life Baptist Church, of Davie, Fla. Youth Worship Band led Sunday morning worship at First Baptist Church. Luling First Baptist Church hosts Florida missionaries
August 08 at 9:51 am
Luling First Baptist Church recently housed the Youth Ministry of New Life Baptist Church of Davie, Fla. while they were in the area on the mission field helping start a new church in Metairie.

River Region Ballet “Canvas and Cookies” River Region Ballet “Canvas and Cookies”
August 08 at 9:50 am
The River Region Ballet hosted a night of painting fun earlier this summer at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Norco.

(L-R) Chris Broadwater, Louisiana State Representative – District 86, Berry Burnside, AT&T regional director, Rob Carlisle, CEO child advocacy services, and Ginger Cangelosi, community outreach director. AT&T donates $3,500 to children’s non-profit
August 08 at 9:49 am
AT&T has announced a $3,500 donation to the Cottages for CASA playhouse fundraiser to generate public awareness and funding to support the work of Court Appointed Special Advocates Program and Child Advocacy Center services in St. Charles Parish and surrounding areas.

Buddy Boe accepting the 2014 Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans award. Parish chief administrative officer named 2014 Changemaker
August 08 at 9:48 am
Buddy Boe, chief administrative officer for St. Charles Parish, was named the 2014 Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans by Social Renaissance.

A United Way volunteer hands a backpack full of supplies to a student. United Way helps kids get back to school
August 08 at 9:47 am
To help St. Charles Parish families with the expense of getting children back to school, United Way of St. Charles partnered with Covenant Church and Blessed to be a Blessing to host a Back-To-School event providing free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits to local children on Aug. 2.

Welcome sign to North Pole, Alaska. From snowstorms to ‘da swamp, North Pole couple defrosts after moving to Montz
August 08 at 9:42 am
The Lescault family has had a drastic change of scenery since relocated from North Pole, Alaska to Bayou Gauche.

Sheriff's Office searching for suspect who stole credit card, went on shopping spree Sheriff's Office searching for suspect who stole credit card, went on shopping spree
August 08 at 9:32 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a man who they say stole a credit card from a parish resident and went on a spending spree in Metairie and Kenner.

Dems, GOP target ‘15 session for shared agenda
August 08 at 9:26 am
By Jeremy Alford

While the Democratic and Republican parties in Louisiana have decided to team up to pursue unlimited fundraising possibilities on the federal level, there may also be a shared legislative agenda in the works on the state level for the 2015 session.

2 storms passed but season’s still here
August 08 at 9:25 am
Our 2014 hurricane season has gone into its second trimester, when most of our deadliest storms have occurred. Of course, we can hope for the best but must be prepared for the worst. Now is the time to make sure our measures of defense are in place.

Ayme Ayme
August 08 at 9:24 am
Neal J. Ayme, Jr., 63, of Destrehan, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, July 31.

LeBlanc LeBlanc
August 08 at 9:23 am
Albert Philip LeBlanc went to his heavenly home on July 28 at the age of 96.

Arrests (Aug. 7)
August 08 at 9:22 am
•Karvez D. Teague, 20, of 466 NW 2nd St. in Reserve, was arrested on Aug. 1 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent and use of a firearm with a controlled substance.

Body of HHS grad found in Jefferson Parish
Body of HHS grad found in Jefferson Parish
The body of a man who is believed to have jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning has been found in Jefferson Parish.