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Anonymous tip leads to arrest of accused Boutte rapist Anonymous tip leads to arrest of accused Boutte rapist
June 05 at 9:51 am
Kermit Washington, 37, was arrested and charged May 19 with three counts of aggravated rape of one victim on the West Bank, according to the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office.

Blue Bell to occupy its Luling distribution center this year Blue Bell to occupy its Luling distribution center this year
June 05 at 6:57 am
Blue Bell Creameries production will likely be idle for months until life-threatening bacteria is removed from its plants, but the creamery says it’s looking ahead and plans are to occupy its Luling distribution building this year.

Destrehan student rolling into parish on 4K-mile cycling trek to Alaska to fight cancer Destrehan student rolling into parish on 4K-mile cycling trek to Alaska to fight cancer
June 05 at 6:07 am
When Ryan Terrebonne of Destrehan rolls into St. Charles Parish on Monday, he will only have just begun a more than 4,000-mile bike ride from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise money to fight cancer.

Area program brings 3 new  homeowners to Luling Area program brings 3 new homeowners to Luling
June 05 at 5:21 am
Family Resources of New Orleans will celebrate National Homeownership Month by cutting ribbons on three newly built houses and breaking ground for two additional houses – all in Luling.

St. Charles Parish’s EOC director warns ‘It only takes one storm’ so be prepared St. Charles Parish’s EOC director warns ‘It only takes one storm’ so be prepared
June 05 at 4:14 am
Although a mild hurricane season is anticipated this year, St. Charles Parish’s emergency preparedness director warned every effort should be made to avoid residents developing a false sense of security.

St. Charles Parish ranks 6th for retirement in Louisiana St. Charles Parish ranks 6th for retirement in Louisiana
May 29 at 3:12 pm
With St. Charles Parish ranking sixth in Louisiana in a recent survey’s “retirement readiness index,” a local wealth management firm says it’s considerably due to residents being thrifty savers.

St. Charles Parish Hospital disagrees it misspent $6M in bond issue, but repaid the money St. Charles Parish Hospital disagrees it misspent $6M in bond issue, but repaid the money
May 29 at 2:47 pm
Although a state Legislative Auditor’s report says otherwise, St. Charles Parish Hospital management maintains the public was informed about how it spent about $6 million on operational costs.

St. Charles Parish domestic abuse cases rise, bill sought to aid victims St. Charles Parish domestic abuse cases rise, bill sought to aid victims
May 29 at 2:44 pm
Domestic violence cases have more than doubled in St. Charles Parish this year, although local officials say increasing public awareness and networking are more likely bringing the total reported closer to the actual number of cases occurring.

90-year-old Fisher recalls Pearl Harbor, cow pastures in Luling and secret to long life 90-year-old Fisher recalls Pearl Harbor, cow pastures in Luling and secret to long life
May 29 at 2:40 pm
Joseph O. Fisher was finally on his way to following his brother into the U.S. Navy, but little did he know it would take him through two wars, two atomic bombs and the aftermath of Pearl Harbor.

St. Charles Parish DA denies  preferential treatment for Dufresne St. Charles Parish DA denies preferential treatment for Dufresne
May 29 at 2:35 pm
Saying “someone tipped them off,” a New Orleans watchdog group says it obtained courts documents showing St. Charles Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson II may have violated the law showing preferential treatment to a former Destrehan High School teacher who accepted a plea deal that allowed her to avoid prison and not register as a sex offender.

Former DHS star, future Hall of Famer retires Former DHS star, future Hall of Famer retires
May 29 at 11:48 am
The best defensive safety in NFL history is how six-time Pro Bowl selected Raven’s outside linebacker Terrell Suggs described Ed Reed.

Convicted St. Rose murderer gets life in prison Convicted St. Rose murderer gets life in prison
May 22 at 1:12 pm
A St. Rose man has received a mandatory sentence of life in prison for the 2012 killing of 19-year-old Jared Mealey, also of St. Rose.

DHS salutatorian Ashlyn Frahm is headed to Harvard DHS salutatorian Ashlyn Frahm is headed to Harvard
May 22 at 11:44 am
Ashlyn Frahm is this year’s salutatorian for Destrehan High School (DHS).

DHS valedictorian Randy Harvey hopes to design sports complexes DHS valedictorian Randy Harvey hopes to design sports complexes
May 22 at 11:37 am
Although Randall “Randy” Harvey had an idea he might be named Destrehan High School valedictorian this year, he still wasn’t as prepared for the news as he thought it might be.

HBO sniper series films in St. Charles HBO sniper series films in St. Charles
May 22 at 9:37 am
HBO is back in St. Charles Parish filming an eight-part series called “Quarry” that will premiere next year.

Luling writer’s work  of life is no fantasy - it’s all sci-fi Luling writer’s work of life is no fantasy - it’s all sci-fi
May 22 at 8:53 am
With a sly smile, Lee Stephen admits writing is a way of creating his own adventure.

Wounded vet will be welcomed to Luling with a new house Wounded vet will be welcomed to Luling with a new house
May 22 at 8:26 am
Ashton Plantation subdivision should have a new resident by Christmas thanks to Destrehan builder Larry Tyson of Tyson Construction, his family and a few other good Samaritans.

DHS grad lets life set  the lines of her drawings DHS grad lets life set the lines of her drawings
May 22 at 8:12 am
Brigitte “Gigi” Dutreix has found her way to express her feelings.

Luling man ends lifetime no-win streak with $650K St. Jude Dream House
Luling man ends lifetime no-win streak with $650K St. Jude Dream House
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Dennis Mitchell of Luling had been buying tickets for the St. Jude Dream House giveaways for years because he wanted to give to a good cause, but this year he turned to his wife and announced, “Why not me this year?!”

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