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Rashard C. Poche Arrest made in savage dog beating
February 20 at 8:50 am
A Killona man was arrested Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of cruelty to animals. Rashard C. Poche, 37, was released after posting $280. His bail is set at $2,500.

Rashard Poche Killona man accused of savagely beating Chihuahua, leading to dog’s death
February 19 at 3:44 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who allegedly beat a small dog to death at a Killona residence on Monday, Feb. 16.

The new ambulance is described as a “hospital on wheels.” Paramedics will be able to send EKG readings while en route to the hospital for review by a heart specialist. St. Charles EMS to add third ambulance shift
February 13 at 1:16 pm
A new $230,000 ambulance, due in mid March, should help alleviate service calls for the St. Charles Parish EMS at peak times.

Residents, state clash over St. Rose emissions Residents, state clash over St. Rose emissions
February 13 at 1:15 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council held a special meeting to discuss the results of emissions monitoring near the IMTT asphalt plant in St. Rose. Last June, more than 130 people in the area said they felt sick after emissions were released from the facility for 10 days.

Crawfish prices down from last year Crawfish prices down from last year
February 13 at 1:12 pm
Though the Saints did not play in the Super Bowl, demand for crawfish has been consistent this season, keeping supplies on the “scarce” side, according to Willie Hebert of Hebert’s Seafood.

Historic krewe rolls through Des Allemands with 10 floats Historic krewe rolls through Des Allemands with 10 floats
February 13 at 1:11 pm
With more than 50 years of history, the Krewe of Des Allemands parade will roll down its familiar route with 10 floats and around 250 riders.

20 floats, 400 riders will roll through Luling 20 floats, 400 riders will roll through Luling
February 13 at 1:07 pm
Around 400 riders will travel on 20 floats when the Krewe of Lul rolls through the streets of Luling on Saturday. The individual groups create their own float themes, which are kept under wraps until they parade through town.

27 vehicles up for grabs at Sheriff’s Office auction 27 vehicles up for grabs at Sheriff’s Office auction
February 13 at 1:06 pm
A cargo van with just 106,000 miles and no rear seats will go to the highest bidder at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office auction, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21.

Some gamblers at the Rose Casino is St. Rose said they would stop frequenting the casino if smoking was banned inside. Would a smoking ban work in St. Charles Parish?
February 13 at 1:04 pm
In less than 90 days, smoking will no longer be allowed in bars and restaurants throughout New Orleans. Organizers of that effort have reached out to members of the St. Charles Parish Council, leading some to wonder if such a ban would have a place in St. Charles.

The 67,000-square-foot facility will include 1,300 seats, matching the combined capacity of the Hahnville and Destrehan high school auditoriums.
$35 million performing arts center planned for Luling
February 13 at 1:02 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board unveiled plans Wednesday for a $35 million performing arts center it hopes to build if voters approve a $42 million bond.

Peanut Butter to feed hungry in St. Charles Peanut Butter to feed hungry in St. Charles
February 06 at 1:01 pm
Since 1993, St. Charles Parish Hospital has held an annual peanut butter drive to benefit the hungry in St. Charles Parish, and in their 22nd year, they’ve pick up a new partner.

Teens charged with theft of $13,600 worth of cell phones Teens charged with theft of $13,600 worth of cell phones
February 06 at 1:00 pm
Two 14 year olds from Baton Rouge have been charged with the theft of 23 cell phones from Boutte’s Walmart.

Britton Allshouse (left) and Kody Dufrene completed an intense firefighting course in order to become the first paid firefighters in the Luling Volunteer Fire Department. Luling firefighters become first paid professionals in department’s history
February 06 at 12:59 pm
Two employees of the Luling Volunteer Fire Department completed a 14-week course and returned to full-time work, ushering in a “new era in having paid, professional fire fighters on duty,” according to the department.

Change in employee health insurance will save parish millions Change in employee health insurance will save parish millions
February 06 at 12:58 pm
The parish government eliminated group health care coverage for retirees over 65, but the St. Charles Parish Council voted unanimously to fund group health coverage for retirees up to that point.

Gunman who tried to kidnap HHS student pleads guilty Gunman who tried to kidnap HHS student pleads guilty
February 06 at 12:57 pm
A Reserve man will spend two years in jail after pleading guilty to the attempted kidnapping of a Hahnville High School student.

Larry Thompson Boutte man indicted on murder charge
February 06 at 12:55 pm
A 35-year-old Boutte man was indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from a fatal bar shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

Kongsberg Maritime purchased 5.2 acres on James Drive East in St. Rose and intends to break ground on a three-story, 83,000-square-foot facility in the spring. Firm expansion will bring $200 million to St. Charles
February 06 at 12:53 pm
A Norwegian firm with a facility in St. Rose committed to an expansion that will more than double its current capacity and bring an estimated $200 million into St. Charles Parish over the next decade through construction costs and wages.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office seized 2 handguns, 17 rifles, 78 pounds of marijana, and other drugs as part of a warrant served Sunday at a St. Rose home. Sheriff's Office seizes marijuana, guns in St. Rose drug bust
February 03 at 12:46 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office seized 78 pounds of marijuana, a cache of firearms and more than $36,000 from a St. Rose residence on Super Bowl Sunday.

Witnesses describe chaos of St. Charles deputy shooting
Witnesses describe chaos of St. Charles deputy shooting
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Witnesses in Paradis heard gunshots and saw police arrest a man accused of shooting a St. Charles deputy by yanking him out of a silver truck.