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Aerial view of Monsanto’s Luling facility, targeted for a proposed $1 billion expansion to make dicamba along with glyphosate, better known as Roundup. $1B Monsanto expansion could lead to 95 permanent jobs
July 02 at 2:38 pm
If the Monsanto board approves the move in January, the company’s Luling site will get a $1 billion upgrade to make the herbicide, dicamba.

Movie credits  cap stalls studio expansion in St. Charles Parish Movie credits cap stalls studio expansion in St. Charles Parish
July 02 at 2:35 pm
A multi-million-dollar expansion planned at Quixote Studios in St. Rose is on hold indefinitely while the film industry sorts out bills Gov. Bobby Jindal signed last week capping tax credits that has lured hundreds of film productions to Louisiana.

Des Allemands  mother wants answers to daughter’s murder Des Allemands mother wants answers to daughter’s murder
July 02 at 2:29 pm
When friends reported that a burning vehicle found in New Orleans East looked like her daughter’s car, Jolene Dufrene said, “I knew in my heart that was it.”

Lauren Beadle went 19-4 during her senior season with 98 strikeouts. In three years, Beadle never lost a district game, finishing with a perfect record of 48-0. Hahnville softball ace highlights parish’s 5A All-State selections
July 02 at 10:05 am
By Lori Lyons

In his first season as Hahnville’s head softball coach, Jerry Nugent had at least one constant – pitcher Lauren Beadle.

Dentist Spotlight - Thorson Dentistry For Kids Dentist Spotlight - Thorson Dentistry For Kids
June 26 at 2:17 pm
Dr. Elizabeth Thorson originally hails from the tiny town of Horton, Kansas, but after completing her dental residency at LSU, she’d fallen in love with Louisiana.

Dentist Spotlight - Sweet Tooth Dental Dentist Spotlight - Sweet Tooth Dental
June 26 at 2:14 pm
Sweet Tooth Dental’s practice philosophy goes beyond typical dental care by educating patients on oral health and prevention of disease. The goal of their practice is to help their patients keep their natural teeth for life.

Dentist Spotlight - St. Charles  Community Health Center Dentist Spotlight - St. Charles Community Health Center
June 26 at 2:11 pm
Making it a mission to show children that coming to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary, Dr. Brigette Jones is the latest addition to the St. Charles Community Health Center in Norco.

Physician Spotlight - Pontchartrain Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Physician Spotlight - Pontchartrain Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
June 26 at 2:08 pm
Serving St. Charles Parish more than 20 years, Pontchartrain Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (POSM) opened a new location in Boutte in October 2013.

Physician Spotlight - Dr. Brett Hymel Physician Spotlight - Dr. Brett Hymel
June 26 at 1:59 pm
With a growing practice and return to his native St. Charles Parish, Dr. Brett Hymel specializes in gastroenterology (GI) and will begin seeing patients in the area on July 23.

Physician Spotlight - Primary and Specialty Physicians  of St. Charles Physician Spotlight - Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles
June 26 at 1:49 pm
The newly opened Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles in Luling offers services for the entire family, a concept following the national trend of one-stop medical shops. Located at 107 Maryland Drive, the 10,500-square-foot-center opened in March. It includes 19 exam rooms, a laboratory, an X-ray room, two minor procedure rooms, six consultation offices, a large waiting room and five sub-waiting areas.

Paradis woman killed in crash
June 26 at 1:48 pm
A 32-year-old Paradis woman was killed in a Monday morning crash on La. 308 in Lafourche Parish.

Last-minute vote in House ruled invalid
June 26 at 1:43 pm
A measure to significantly alter how the House elects its speaker, the chief presiding officer in the lower chamber, was passed with no advance notice and no debate during the waning moments of the recently-adjourned regular session.

Work to begin on  performing arts center in Luling Work to begin on performing arts center in Luling
June 26 at 1:41 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board unanimously agreed to take bids on site work for the system’s $35 million performing arts center, approved the millage tax collection to pay for it and hired a financial advisor for the bond issue for the project.

Anthony “Tony” Panek Anthony “Tony” Panek
June 26 at 1:39 pm
Anthony “Tony” Panek passed away unexpectedly on June 11, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. He was 68.

Jean Rita Petit Martin Felton Jean Rita Petit Martin Felton
June 26 at 1:37 pm
Jean Rita Petit Martin Felton passed away June 12, 2015.

Frank James Bertrand Frank James Bertrand
June 26 at 1:34 pm
Frank James Bertrand, 40, a native of Paradis, La., and a resident of Boutte, La., passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

Sheriff’s Reports (June 25)
June 26 at 1:31 pm
Arrests

•Renesha Moore, 30, of 741 Emma Drive in Reserve, was arrested on June 18 and charged with theft of goods $500-$1,500.

Heliport going back to court Heliport going back to court
June 26 at 1:28 pm
Although 29th District Court Judge Timothy Marcel ruled against Tim Mayeaux’s proposed heliport on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, the Luling resident said he is appealing the decision.

Hammerhead shark crashes Luling  family’s vacation
Hammerhead shark crashes Luling family’s vacation
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While Mick Fanning dominated the headlines over the past week, Luling’s Bethany Ayuso has a shark tale of her own.