New chemical plant will be built in Luling New chemical plant will be built in Luling
November 14, 2014 at 9:32 am
Momentive Specialty Chemicals will build a new production facility in Luling while upgrading their plant in Geismar.

Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton Political drama starring A-listers films in Norco
November 14, 2014 at 9:31 am
A political drama produced by George Clooney and starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton recently filmed in Norco’s Bonnet Carré Spillway.

Betty Jo Dasch graduated from a law enforcement training academy for the second time. She poses at her graduation with her two daughters. ‘Mama Dasch’ graduates from police academy after 25-year hiatus
November 14, 2014 at 9:29 am
Officer Betty Jo “B.J.” Dasch is no stranger to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

An example of a Eureka Math problem for fifth graders. Parents want ‘confusing’ math taken out of classrooms
November 14, 2014 at 9:27 am

When Telesia Batte’s middle child was diagnosed with a learning disability, she chose to move her from the parochial school she loved to a St. Charles Parish public school where greater resources were available to help her. What she did not expect was for her daughter to suffer a sharp drop in math grades.

Around 15,000 people are expected at this year’s Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival. Crafts, food draw thousands to Destrehan fest
November 07, 2014 at 9:41 am
More than 150 crafts vendors from throughout the country will set up shop at Destrehan Plantation this weekend for the storied plantation’s fall festival.

Madere's Garage was in business for 90 years before closing in September. St. Charles Parish plans to purchase Madere’s Garage for $670,000
November 07, 2014 at 9:39 am
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.

Denise Keller and her daughter, Alexis. Months after mammogram, former DHS coach discovers she has breast cancer
November 07, 2014 at 9:37 am
Denise Keller was climbing waterfalls and traversing sky bridges when she discovered a lump in her breast that would drastically change her life.

Tim Marcel embraces his daughter after winning the judgeship. Marcel handily defeats Morel for judgeship
November 07, 2014 at 9:36 am
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Judge Michele Morel in the Nov. 4 election to become division “E” judge in the 29th Judicial District that serves St. Charles Parish.

Oliver Dufrene, chief of the Paradis Volunteer Fire Department, rows the dog to safety after rescuing it by boat. Emergency responders jump into action to save dog from drowning
November 07, 2014 at 9:34 am
Emergency responders from several St. Charles Parish agencies jumped into action Sunday morning to save a yellow Labrador that was tangled in vines in the middle of a Luling canal.

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his granddaughter, Annika Thoman, visit the graves of their relatives. Stories of generations’ past fill graveyards during All Souls Day
November 07, 2014 at 9:31 am

Lifelong St. Charles Parish resident Carla Langley’s mother died while Carla was pregnant with her own daughter, Anna McDuffy. Anna is now a senior at Destrehan, and on a sunny Sunday in November, her and her mother walked St. Charles Borromeo cemetery, visiting the ancestors the LSU-bound teen never got to meet.

Paul Triche Hahnville CEO honored by LSU for company’s growth
November 07, 2014 at 9:30 am
A Hahnville businessman who grew up in Norco was recently honored by LSU for having the 22nd fastest-growing company owned by an alum of the university.

Teen accused of raping girl while friends watch Teen accused of raping girl while friends watch
November 07, 2014 at 9:28 am
A 15-year-old Destrehan boy was arrested and charged with forcibly raping a 16-year-old girl in St. Rose while four of his friends watched the attack, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Judge elect Tim Marcel poses with St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne and St. Charles Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson. Marcel unseats Morel for Division E judgeship
November 04, 2014 at 9:31 pm
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Judge Michele Morel Tuesday for the Division E judgeship, capturing more than 60 percent of the vote.

For safety reasons, children are urged to trick-or-treat early in the evening. Police presence will increase on Halloween
October 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm
Thousands of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Friday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.

Keywine Bradford St. Rose teen pleads guilty after fatal shooting
October 31, 2014 at 3:26 pm
A St. Rose teen convicted of principal to second-degree murder by a St. Charles Parish jury last September received a new trial last week and immediately pled guilty to manslaughter.

Ellis Alexander (left) and Milton Allemand (right). Longtime board member faces outspoken board critic
October 31, 2014 at 3:21 pm
In next week’s election, Milton Allemand is challenging, for the second time, incumbent Ellis Alexander for a seat on the St. Charles Parish School Board.

A painting by Destrehan artist Odie Tucker. Watercolors painted by Destrehan artist will be featured on hit CBS show
October 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm
Those who watch “NCIS: New Orleans” will see a cameo from a Destrehan artist’s work in early November.

Felicia Gomez-Walker, superintendent of St. Charles Parish Public Schools, high-fives a student at the beginning of school. Schools ranked 5th best
October 31, 2014 at 3:10 pm
All except four schools in St. Charles Parish received an “A” grade, according to a report card released by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Norco school staff reunites missing Texas man with family
Norco school staff reunites missing Texas man with family
A missing 87-year-old Texas man, who unknowingly drove more than 300 miles to St. Charles Parish, was reunited with his family thanks to office personnel at Norco Elementary School.