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Yooki Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Yooki””
July 25 at 10:58 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Yooki.

Harley Kinler Local teen named Miss VFW for state of Louisiana
July 25 at 10:56 am
Harley Kinler, daughter of Michael and Holly Kinler of Luling, was recently crowned Miss V.F.W. at the State Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Alexandria.

Team members are: Back row (L-R) Coaches Rickey “Broozer”Robert, Head Coach Craig Perrier Jr. and Johnny Macaluso. Middle row (L-R): Briceson Harrell, Cameron Galland, Cameron Tregre, Gavin Blakley, Christian Louviere, Trent Tregle and John Macaluso. Front row (L-R): Michael Benton, Dylan Foret, Logan Robert, Dylan Lewis, Eli Perrier and Lloyd Landry V. 14U All-Stars win state championship
July 25 at 10:54 am
The St. Charles Parish 14U All-Stars won the state championship with a 10-5 victory over New Iberia.

Team members are: Kneeling (L-R) Hailey Elliott, Montana Smith, Emma Rome, Kristen Crutti and Peighton Cancienne. Standing (L-R): Taylor Tabb, Grace Smith, Haley Loupe, Adrienne Wilson, Grace Bruce, Rilee Madere and Peyton Hill. Coaches (L-R)  John Rome Jr., James Smith, Louis Cancienne and Wendy Tabb. 12U All-Stars finish second at state tourney
July 25 at 10:53 am
The St. Charles Parish 12U All-Stars finished second in the state tournament.

Team members are: Front row (L-R) Abby Nette, Mia Casanova, Morgan Foret, Cassie Legendre, Sydney Matherne and Taylor Lucich. Back row (L-R) Stephanie Chester, Katie Brady, Britney Hatfield, Allyson Colomb and Brianna Anderson. Coaches (L-R) Paulo Casanova, Neil Legendre and Justine Matherne. Seated: Bat girl Isabella Casanova. U16 All-Stars outscore opponents 71-12 on way to Babe Ruth regional championship
July 25 at 10:51 am
The St. Charles Parish U16 All-Stars made other state champs from the southwest region of the country look silly as they cruised to the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional Championship.

Ben Benard with a 712-pound blue marlin he caught at last year’s rodeo. Tarpon Rodeo cranks up
July 25 at 10:49 am
The oldest fishing tournament in the United States, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is set to crank up this weekend headquartered out of Sand Dollar Marina.

Easton Melancon poses with the championship trophy Team USA won by beating Canada 40-17. Former HHS QB wins gold medal for Team USA
July 25 at 10:46 am
Former Hahnville High School quarterback Easton Melancon is now a gold medal winner.

Edwards reveals income for campaign Edwards reveals income for campaign
July 25 at 10:45 am
By Jeremy Alford

As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.

World needs some changes in the future
July 25 at 10:44 am
It’s an unsafe world we are living in when many of the countries, especially in the Middle East, and rebel groups that live within them destroy their countryside and shoot and kill those who are supposed to be their partners in citizenship. The latest news is that some of them are warning those of different faiths that they must pay extra taxes or be killed.

Zeringue Zeringue
July 25 at 10:43 am
Diane B. Zeringue, 70, a native and resident of Hahnville,, passed away on Friday, July 18 at her residence.
Visitation was Wednesday, July 23 at Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville. A Mass of Christian Burial followed and burial took place in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Hahnville.

Chris and Pamela Valentine included this photo in a book meant for birth mothers who look at these photos as well as a biography on the prospective families who would like to adopt their children. For Montz couple adoption is not second choice, but only choice
July 25 at 10:42 am
Montz residents Pamela and Chris Valentine had only been married for four years when they found out that Pamela had a condition that would make it difficult for her to conceive a child.

Arrests (July 24)
July 25 at 10:41 am
•Dillon Davis, 21, of 58 Carriage Lane in Destrehan, was arrested on July 15 and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Luling Man accused of killing father suffers from hallucinations, doctors say
July 25 at 10:40 am
A Luling man who is charged with killing his father has been found unfit to stand trial because he suffers from auditory hallucinations and religious delusions, according to a psychiatrist who examined him.

The East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department was recently upgraded to Class 3, which will save an average of $150 a year in property insurance for residents in Destrehan and New Sarpy. Property insurance rates lowered for Destrehan, New Sarpy residents
July 25 at 10:39 am
East Bank residents in the communities of Destrehan and New Sarpy will see a reduction in their property insurance bills this year after East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department’s fire protection grading was upgraded.

Every step is taken to make sure that the active shooter drill seems as real as possible, which includes having murdered or injured students. School shooting simulation wins national award
July 25 at 10:37 am
A drill that mimics a school shooting – complete with students covered in fake blood and SWAT team members armed with weapons – has received a national award.

The audit also found that several Section 8 properties were unsafe. In all, inspections of 14 units found 13 did not meet HUD standards and had 191 health and safety violations combined. Jobs on the line following housing fiasco
July 25 at 10:35 am
The chairwoman of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority said that no one’s job is safe after an audit revealed that more than $600,000 in housing payments were processed without verifying the income of those receiving the money.

Report sought on hospital’s management, viability Report sought on hospital’s management, viability
July 25 at 10:34 am
Councilman Paul Hogan wants to have a third party look into the management and long-term viability of St. Charles Parish Hospital.

St. Rose Tavern owner Pat Elfer and her daughter, Elizabeth, stand inside the restaurant’s new location in New Sarpy. The family was evicted from their St. Rose location, which they had called home for 60 years, in January. St. Rose Tavern relocates to historic New Sarpy landmark
July 25 at 10:32 am
The historic St. Rose Tavern is preparing to reopen in New Sarpy after the family that ran the restaurant was evicted from the building that served as their home in St. Rose for 60 years.

Rolling road block in both directions of Hale Boggs Bridge Saturday
Rolling road block in both directions of Hale Boggs Bridge Saturday
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There will be a rolling road block on both the southbound and northbound lanes of the Hale Boggs Bridge on Saturday from 6 a.m. until noon because a car commercial is being filmed in the area.