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Using funds from a recent tax renewal, St. Charles Parish Hospital will add a third ambulance shift during peak service times. Parish voters overwhelmingly support $2.6 million tax
May 09 at 10:21 am
Voters overwhelmingly approved a St. Charles Parish Hospital tax that will generate $2.6 million per year and allow the addition of a third ambulance shift during peak service hours.

Jamie Scaffidi feeds a feral cat colony in Destrehan. Scaffidi traps the felines and spays or neuters them before releasing them to the wild. Activist has purrr-fect plan to save feral cats
May 09 at 10:18 am
A Destrehan woman is on a mission to bring down the feral cat population in St. Charles Parish by trapping the felines and spaying or neutering them before retuning them to their outdoor homes.

Skeletal remains of HHS grad found in field Skeletal remains of HHS grad found in field
May 09 at 10:17 am
Skeletal remains discovered near a Hammond home have been identified as those of a 31-year-old Hahnville graduate who was reported missing in January.

Family members and St. Charles Parish deputies stand near the scene of Dolores' Hensley's drowning. Longtime J.B. Martin teacher drowns while fishing in Bayou Gauche canal
May 09 at 10:15 am
A longtime J.B. Martin teacher was found dead on Friday, her body floating in a canal off of Bayou Gauche Road.

Melida “Mellie” Mendez holds a photo of her son, Jeffrey, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Luling in 2008. Detectives search for motive behind random drive-by murder
May 09 at 10:12 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is still seeking information in a seemingly random drive-by shooting that led to the death of 17-year-old Luling resident Jeffrey Mendez in 2008.

A tow truck prepares to take away the severely damaged vehicle as a State Police officer investigates the scene. Two survive horrific crash in Luling
May 07 at 10:21 am
A car traveling along I-310 this morning lost control, went off the road and rolled several times in the median before coming to a stop.

Voters approve hospital tax, Jarvis Lewis elected councilman at-large
May 03 at 9:26 pm
Residents in St. Charles Parish overwhelmingly renewed a St. Charles Parish Hospital tax for 10 years and narrowly voted political newcomer Jarvis Lewis into office on Saturday.

Police: Bayou Gauche woman drowned while fishing Police: Bayou Gauche woman drowned while fishing
May 02 at 10:09 am
A woman was found dead this morning, her body floating in a canal off of Bayou Gauche Road.

Police: Homeless couple caught in Norco with stolen car, materials to make meth Police: Homeless couple caught in Norco with stolen car, materials to make meth
May 02 at 9:44 am
A homeless couple from California was arrested after authorities say they were driving a stolen car in Norco filled with the chemicals and equipment needed to produce methamphetamine.

Luling man sentenced to 15 years for distributing child pornography
May 02 at 9:27 am
A 28-year-old Luling man was sentenced to 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to producing and distributing child pornography.

Safety improvements coming to Hwy. 3127 Safety improvements coming to Hwy. 3127
May 02 at 9:24 am
Long-awaited changes are on the way to increase safety on Louisiana Highway 3127 between Luling and Killona.

Council chairwoman, political newcomer battle for at-large seat Council chairwoman, political newcomer battle for at-large seat
May 02 at 9:22 am
St. Charles Parish voters will head back to the polls on Saturday to decide the parish’s next at-large council member from the West Bank. Candidates Jarvis Lewis, 24, and District VII Councilwoman Julia Fisher-Perrier, 33, will face off in the runoff election.

St. Charles Parish Hospital CEO Federico Martinez speaks at a groundbreaking for a new medical complex on the East Bank. Voters will decide fate of ‘critical’ hospital tax
May 02 at 9:19 am
On Saturday, voters will decide whether or not to renew a St. Charles Parish Hospital tax that will generate $2.6 million per year and allow the addition of a third ambulance shift during peak service hours. Officials say funds from the renewal would also support an expanded emergency room, operations of a recently unveiled cardiac catheterization lab and operating expenses of an urgent care center in Destrehan now under construction.

Topcats, tasty food and games big draw to Little Red Church Fest Topcats, tasty food and games big draw to Little Red Church Fest
May 02 at 9:17 am
Delicious food, rock ‘n roll bands and carnival games will keep thousands entertained and content during this weekend’s Little Red Church Festival, which will be held behind St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan from Friday, May 2 until Sunday, May 4.

Steve Crovetto, who served on the St. Charles Parish School Board for 12 years and as a head coach for Hahnville High School, passed away on Friday. Longtime School Board member, coach passes away from cancer
May 02 at 9:14 am
A pillar of the St. Charles Parish community known for his role in shaping the local public education system, as well as his coaching success and authoring a book on the southeast Louisiana way of life, has died.

Prank double murder call was part of online game Prank double murder call was part of online game
May 02 at 9:11 am
St. Charles Parish deputies were called to the scene of a reported double murder in St. Rose on Saturday, but when they arrived they discovered that the call was a prank designed to draw SWAT team members and officers to the area as part of an online game.

Flood protection for Montz highlights state bills aimed at St. Charles Flood protection for Montz highlights state bills aimed at St. Charles
April 25 at 11:51 am
Several legislative items are on the horizon for St. Charles Parish as the 2014 legislative session reaches its halfway point.

Solar panel company under fire for ‘unfair trade practices’
April 25 at 11:50 am
After a local solar panel installation company was named in a class action lawsuit this February, it appears many St. Charles Parish residents may be affected by what attorneys who brought the suit are calling unfair trade practices.

'Covered in blood': Suspect still sought 14 years after New Sarpy club murder
'Covered in blood': Suspect still sought 14 years after New Sarpy club murder
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Fourteen years ago, St. Charles Parish deputies were called to a bloody scene after a group of juveniles had tried to force their way into a New Sarpy club. As deputies were trying to control the crowd in the parking lot, a shot rang out from inside the club and a stream of people came running out of the building.