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Lance Marino celebrates Mother’s Day with his mom. Clerk of Court wins battle against throat cancer
May 16 at 8:50 am
An extensive barrage of radiation and chemotherapy treatments have combined to drive throat cancer from St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court Lance Marino’s body.

Mosquitoes swarming parish have little chance of transmitting viruses Mosquitoes swarming parish have little chance of transmitting viruses
May 16 at 8:48 am
While cold weather delayed this year’s mosquito outbreak, the pesky vampires are out with a vengeance now due to mid-April showers.

Des Allemands man sentenced to  7 years for Matherne Drive arson Des Allemands man sentenced to 7 years for Matherne Drive arson
May 16 at 8:47 am
A 43-year-old Des Allemands man was sentenced to seven years in jail in connection with an arson that occurred on Matherne Drive in May of 2012.

Police: Kenner man stole cars left on I-310
May 16 at 8:46 am
A Kenner man was arrested after he was caught stealing cars off interstates throughout the region, including St. Charles Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Law could stem tide of  heroin epidemic Law could stem tide of heroin epidemic
May 16 at 8:43 am
A proposed law that would introduce a mandatory two-year prison sentence for heroin possession and a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years for heroin dealers is poised to pass the state legislature and become law later this year.

A witness told State Police that the driver of an 18-wheeler ran this car off the road on I-310, causing it to roll several times. Miraculously, the driver and passenger of the vehicle, who were wearing their seat belts, survived. Police search for 18-wheeler that caused horrific crash in Luling
May 16 at 8:42 am
State Police are searching for the driver of an 18-wheeler that ran a car off the road on I-310 last week, causing the vehicle to flip several times and injure the two passengers inside.

Kip Benoit bags a big gator during filming of the new Animal Planet series “American River Renegades.” Most of the footage for the show was shot in the Paradis marshland. Boutte alligator hunter stars in Animal Planet reality show
May 16 at 8:40 am
A Boutte alligator hunter is one of four outdoorsmen from across the nation who will be featured in “American River Renegades,” a reality TV series premiering on Animal Planet about those who make a living surviving off the land.

Dr. Rodney Lafon As superintendent, Lafon made district one of state’s best
May 14 at 9:01 am
Longtime St. Charles Parish Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon died on Monday from congestive heart failure.

HHS among top schools in state for college prep HHS among top schools in state for college prep
May 12 at 4:03 pm
Hahnville High School was recently named one of the top schools in Louisiana for college preparation by U.S. News and World Report.

In January 2013, the FBI seized 1,200 records from the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court's Office. This time, the FBI wanted records concerning Errol Falcon Jr., who was arrested in connection with a 2009 burglary. FBI seizes more records from St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court's Office
May 09 at 5:20 pm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken possession of court records concerning a criminal case that occurred during former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel’s final term in office.

Suspect in deadly DWI crash found competent for trial
May 09 at 10:24 am
Jennifer Englade, who is accused of driving drunk and causing a wreck that killed three people and an unborn baby last year, was ruled competent to stand trial last week.

Jarvis Lewis (right), who won Saturday’s election for the St. Charles Parish Council’s at-large Division B seat, stands in front of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse with his campaign manager, Leslie Carter. Political newcomer wins historic election
May 09 at 10:22 am
Jarvis Lewis became the first African-American elected to a parishwide office in nearly 140 years when he narrowly clinched the St. Charles Parish Council’s at-large Division B seat by 125 votes.

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.

Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
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Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.