|Willowridge Levee groundbreaking set for Jan. 22
January 03 at 2:25 pm
A groundbreaking for the Willowridge reach of the St. Charles Parish West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee is scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at the end of Lafayette Drive in Luling.
|Man charged with armed robbery in St. Rose
January 03 at 10:18 am
A St. Rose man was robbed at gunpoint by two people he had been chatting with in front of his home minutes earlier, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
|Answers sought in murder of church volunteer
January 03 at 10:11 am
More than 300 stunned members of the St. Rose community showed up for a meeting held by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office concerning the murder of 23-year-old Ramal Ellis.
|Flu sweeps into St. Charles
January 02 at 8:58 am
Louisiana is experiencing a particularly bad flu season this year and is one of 10 states nationwide with the highest estimated number of flu illnesses.
|School ends contract with workers’ comp administrator after lawsuit
December 27, 2013 at 9:15 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has decided to abruptly end a contract with a workers’ compensation claim administrator who attempted to negotiate a settlement for less than what is allowed under state statute.
|Residents will be able to legally shoot fireworks for first time in decades
December 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm
For the first time in more than 30 years, residents in St. Charles Parish will be able to legally shoot fireworks on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. While some residents are excited to pop the pyrotechnics, others are dreading the noise and potential for mayhem it will create.
|Keep home safe from burglars by following sheriff’s simple tips
December 20, 2013 at 9:10 am
Many thieves target homes during the holidays due to the likelihood that the homeowner is out of town visiting with friends and family. In order to help residents keep their homes safe, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne offered a few simple precautions people can take before going out of town.
|New school wings will be ready for students next school year
December 20, 2013 at 9:08 am
The construction of wing additions to three local schools are on track for completion by the 2014-15 school year. The additions, which are being funded by a $45 million bond issue that voters passed in 2012, are taking place at Destrehan High School, Hahnville High School and Mimosa Park Elementary.
|April election will decide next at-large council member
December 20, 2013 at 9:07 am
St. Charles Parish voters will head to the polls on April 5 to elect a new representative for the at-large Division B seat following the resignation of former Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux.
|D.A. will pursue felony charges against suspected hit and run driver
December 20, 2013 at 9:06 am
The St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office will pursue felony charges against a Des Allemands man suspected of running over a woman who was walking to church on Old Spanish Trail in Boutte.
|Maid stole $65,000 from family, police say
December 20, 2013 at 9:05 am
A housekeeper from St. Rose is accused of stealing checks from the family she worked for before forging and cashing them in for more than $65,000.
|Parish may have violated law by tossing out levee bids, trade association says
December 20, 2013 at 9:03 am
A statewide trade association sent a letter to St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre expressing outrage after the parish tossed out four of the six bids received for the first phase of the Willowridge Levee.
|Christmas toy party draws 1,400 children to biggest event yet
December 20, 2013 at 8:57 am
The St. Charles Parish Toy and Gift Fund had their biggest year ever as more than 1,400 children streamed through the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center in Luling to receive gifts, a book and a bite to eat.
|Security will increase at courthouse entrance, cell phones banned in court
December 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council has awarded a $116,724 contract to create a new security entrance at the courthouse.
|Library director steps down after 15 years, feels system will thrive in ‘younger’ hands
December 13, 2013 at 9:30 am
After 15 years, Mary desBordes will step down as director of the St. Charles Parish Library system on Dec. 20. As director, desBordes has spearheaded the addition of two new branches, one in Destrehan and another in Paradis.
|Attorney general closes lid on parish’s free dumpster program
December 13, 2013 at 9:27 am
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office recently ruled that free dumpsters provided by St. Charles Parish for the demolition of blighted property should have been paid for by those property owners.
|$500 Bunge gift cards on hold until construction date set
December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am
In order to ease the concerns of residents who live near Bunge North America in Destrehan, the grain elevator promised $500 gift cards to 100 residents if the St. Charles Parish Council approved a zoning change that would pave the way for a $50 million construction project. The council gave Bunge the OK in October, but the gift cards have yet to materialize.
|Saltwater intrusion behind grass loss in Cataouatche, anglers say
December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am
Ryan Lambert has fished in St. Charles Parish his entire life and he does not like what he sees happening in the Lake Cataouatche area.
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Motorist says man flashed her on Airline Highway - 523 views
A 21-year-old Montz man was arrested and charged with obscenity after a motorist on Airline Highway said the man exposed himself while driving down the road Friday night.