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Community Center gaining popularity Community Center gaining popularity
March 06 at 12:10 pm
Although residents initially questioned building a community center unable to hold events like graduations, Edward A. Dufresne Community Center Coordinator Erica Mire maintained the facility is gaining the kind of use that justifies its $10.6 million tab.

Chad Robin, of Luling, was eliminated from “American Idol” in the group round, which took place in Hollywood. Luling resident falls just short of American Idol’s top 24
March 06 at 11:34 am
When 25-year-old Luling resident Chad Robin entered the “American Idol” competition last October, he really didn’t know what to expect. Most certainly, he never thought it would change his life forever.
But it did.

Luling man killed in car crash Luling man killed in car crash
March 06 at 11:24 am
A single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 90 in Luling resulted in the death of the driver on Sunday.

Parish settles lawsuit with New Orleans mayor Parish settles lawsuit with New Orleans mayor
March 06 at 11:19 am
Resolving a contentious legal battle dating back to 2011 between the St. Charles Parish Council and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu over the parish’s appointee to the New Orleans Aviation Board, council members unanimously accepted a settlement agreement.

 A smaller lunch crowd at Gre’Aud Fine Foods in Norco Norco businesses are cutting hours, may be forced to layoff employees if strike lingers
March 06 at 11:13 am
A steady stream of workers trickled in at the deli counter of Gre’aud’s Fine Foods for a plate lunch buffet, but the line has gotten much shorter since more than 500 United Steelworker union workers at the Norco Manufacturing Complex went on strike nearly two weeks ago.

In May, voters will decide the fate of a new tax that would generate $4.8 million per year for St. Charles Parish levee construction. Voters will decide whether to fork over cash to build levees
March 06 at 11:01 am
Despite an intense debate over whether a proposed 4-mill tax for levees was ready for the ballot, the St. Charles Parish Council unanimously voted to “let the people decide” the measure in May.

New director works to get Housing Authority off  HUD’s trouble list New director works to get Housing Authority off HUD’s trouble list
February 27 at 2:41 pm
Since coming in as executive director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority after it was placed on HUD’s troubled agency list, Benjamin Bell has been a busy man.

St. Charles Herald-Guide welcomes 2 reporters St. Charles Herald-Guide welcomes 2 reporters
February 27 at 2:35 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide announces the hiring of reporters Anna Thibodeaux and Thomas Baker.

548 Norco Manufacturing Complex workers join nationwide USW strike 548 Norco Manufacturing Complex workers join nationwide USW strike
February 27 at 1:57 pm
Local union workers at Shell and Motiva refineries in Norco went on strike after negotiations with the petrochemical giant broke down last Saturday, joining the first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years.

Arts, cooking and children’s classes top Community Ed’s spring schedule Arts, cooking and children’s classes top Community Ed’s spring schedule
February 27 at 1:48 pm
Registration is open until Feb. 28 for more than 150 classes with St. Charles Parish Public Schools Community Education.

Future of 50-year Des Allemands parade in jeopardy after low support Future of 50-year Des Allemands parade in jeopardy after low support
February 27 at 1:44 pm
Despite low participation and negative comments, Des Allemands has become the town that refuses to give up its more than 50-year-old Mardi Gras parade.

Boutte mother charged with child abuse after toddler suffers fractures Boutte mother charged with child abuse after toddler suffers fractures
February 27 at 1:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a Boutte woman with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile on Friday.

Parish wants new property tax to fund levee construction Parish wants new property tax to fund levee construction
February 27 at 1:36 pm
Rather than rely on “hopes and prayers” to find funding for the West Bank hurricane protection levee, the St. Charles Parish administration is proposing a 4-mill property tax that would allow residents to pay for the project.

Killona man faces felony for beating dog Killona man faces felony for beating dog
February 27 at 1:16 pm
A Killona man faces felony animal cruelty charges after the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office alleges he threw a 6-pound dog against a wall and “stomped” on him last Monday.

Rescuers save drowning driver in Killona Rescuers save drowning driver in Killona
February 27 at 12:46 pm
Emily Charles, 21, had begun to drive herself and five longtime friends from a Luling hotel to Southern California on Feb. 18 when she rear-ended a vehicle and lost control of her SUV at the intersection of Louisiana highways 3127 and 3142 near Dow Chemical Co. in Killona. Charles hit the brakes, but could not avoid clipping the back of the car.
“After that, I don’t even know what happened. We must have flipped,” Charles said.

Rashard Poche Killona dog beater re-arrested on felony charges
February 20 at 4:47 pm
A Killona man arrested and released on bail last night for allegedly beating a dog to death was arrested again on a new warrant for felony charges Friday afternoon.

New program brightens day of nursing home residents New program brightens day of nursing home residents
February 20 at 4:27 pm
Valentines poured in to the Ashton Manor assisted living and memory care facility in Luling last Saturday thanks to the implementation of a new online system.

John Cornwell Retired sheriff’s major announces bid for parish president
February 20 at 4:18 pm
Luling resident John Cornwell announced his candidacy in this year’s race for St. Charles parish president with a float rolling in Saturday’s Krewe of Lul parade.

Roller derby team skates through St. Charles Parish on 2,800-mile trek
Roller derby team skates through St. Charles Parish on 2,800-mile trek
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A roller derby team from Colorado skated through Louisiana this month as part of their 2,800 mile coast-to-coast, cross-country cause.