Obituaries




Neely Neely
July 04 at 8:00 am
Janet Marie Babcock Neely, 68, passed away Saturday, June 21.

Parish’s real estate market is strong now, agents say
July 04 at 8:00 am
After years of stagnation due to the 2008 mortgage crisis that was exacerbated by the questionable effects of predicted hikes in property insurance rates, local real estate agents are reporting that the St. Charles Parish real estate market is particularly strong right now.

Church volunteers  help rehab Luling home Church volunteers help rehab Luling home
July 04 at 8:00 am
A church group from Tennessee spent four days rehabbing a home on Paul Maillard Road in Luling as part of a weeklong Catholic work camp.

John Schmidt has trapped more than 3,000 hogs during his 37-year career. St. Rose trapper has gained fame by clearing out parish’s hogs
July 04 at 8:00 am
Not too many animal trappers can boast the resume of St. Rose’s John Schmidt, who not only cleared out thousands of animals to improve the safety of the Louis Armstrong International Airport, but also helped clear out the hog population in St. Charles Parish.

Stanley Wajda Threats force Hahnville fire chief to resign
July 04 at 8:00 am
Stanley Wajda, who spent the last seven months as paid fire chief of the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD), resigned from the position in a heated meeting on Tuesday.

Destrehan student Taylor Ruffin films a scene for “On Angel’s Wings,” which premiered on Saturday. DHS student lands starring role in movie
July 04 at 8:00 am
Starring in a feature-length film at the age of 16 may seem like a big deal to most teenagers, but for Destrehan student Taylor Faye Ruffin, the movie is the culmination of several years of hard work as an actress and model.

Connor Dennies Charges reduced against suspect in Norco murder
July 04 at 8:00 am
Charges have been reduced against an 18-year-old Metairie man who was arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Norco resident Jay Bertucci.

Doctors had to remove David Walters’ esophagus after it was ruptured during a freak injury. Walters, shown above with his wife Laurie, now has to wear a backpack filled with liquid food that is fed into a tube near his stomach. Luling man’s stomach moved to chest after freak injury
July 04 at 8:00 am
David Walters knew something was terribly wrong with him after he threw up at work in 2010.

Jonah Wetwiski Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
July 02 at 10:40 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Jonah Wetwiski who is facing charges of principal to first-degree murder.

Fishing tournament benefits man with lung cancer
July 02 at 4:30 am
LULING – The Throw Me a Cure Relay Team, South Louisiana Team Trail and family and friends of Frankie Champagne Jr. will host the 6th Annual Fishing for Frankie Bass Fishing Tournament at Pier 90 Boat Launch on Saturday, Aug. 2 to benefit Tim Foret.

Adult softball league registration ends
July 01 at 4:00 pm
PARISHWIDE – The parish’s recreation team is ready to jump start the 2014 St. Charles Parish adult softball league as registration for the adult ends July 2.

4 arrested in connection with St. Rose murder 4 arrested in connection with St. Rose murder
July 01 at 1:43 pm
A New Orleans man was shot to death on Kennedy Street in St. Rose on Monday morning in what St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne called a drug deal gone bad.

Man found shot to death in St. Rose
June 30 at 3:17 pm
A New Orleans man was shot to death this morning on Kennedy Street in St. Rose.

Get to know God at summer gospel meeting
June 29 at 10:00 am
LULING – The Barton Avenue Church of Christ Invites the public to fellowship with them during their summer gospel meetings Sunday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 2.

Live music comes to Norco
June 28 at 9:00 pm
NORCO – The Spillway Bar in Norco will host two bands on Saturday, June 28 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

St. Gertrude Catholic Church Dance
June 28 at 8:00 pm
DES ALLEMANDS – A dance will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

One of the threatening letters left on Hahnville Fire Chief Stanley Wajda's vehicle. Hahnville fire chief receives threatening letters after looking into missing items
June 27 at 12:30 pm
Subpoenas have been served to former Hahnville Fire Chief Reginald Gaubert and other members of the department in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

Evan G. Lefort Luling golfer named MVP
June 27 at 10:09 am
Evan G. Lefort, a junior at Brother Martin High School from Luling, was this year’s recipient of the Warren Cervini Award - Most Valuable Golfer for the 2013-14 seasons.

Jobs on the line following housing fiasco
Jobs on the line following housing fiasco
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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.