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Teachers at R.J. Vial act out a skit where they pretended to be students bullying a classmate. Principal says anti-bullying program has changed culture of school
October 03 at 9:27 am
Students looked on intently at R.J. Vial Elementary School as teachers and administrators put on a play and pretended to be school children to show how students should act when encountering bullying.

State reconsiders air monitors after group threatens rally State reconsiders air monitors after group threatens rally
October 03 at 9:25 am
After environmental groups threatened to hold a rally at the International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) campus in St. Rose, St. Charles Parish and the state are now discussing plans to place air monitors in the area.

Men clinging to ice chest rescued from spillway Men clinging to ice chest rescued from spillway
October 03 at 9:23 am
Motorists traveling westbound on I-10 last week were treated to a strange site as two men clung to an ice chest next to a capsized boat in the Bonnet Carré Spillway.

More than 120 teams will cook gumbo and jambalaya for thousands of people at the West Bank Bridge Park. All-you-can-eat jambalaya, gumbo draws thousands to Battle for Paddle
October 02 at 9:44 am
Thousands of hungry people will head to Luling’s West Bank Bridge Park on Thursday to stuff themselves with all the gumbo and jambalaya they can eat.

Shelley Dufresne (left) and Rachel Respess Second Destrehan teacher faces charges after being accused of having sex with student
October 01 at 12:18 pm
Two Destrehan High School teachers have been arrested after allegedly having a threesome with a student who was 16 at the time.

Shelley Dufresne Destrehan teacher arrested in connection with alleged sexual tryst with student
September 30 at 4:44 pm
A Destrehan High School teacher has been arrested after allegedly having sex with a student.

Michael Albert Parish names new planning and zoning director
September 26 at 9:43 am
The St. Charles Parish Council has confirmed the hiring of a new Planning and Zoning Department director. The new director, Michael Albert, will take over for Kimberly Marousek, who resigned in July after accepting a job in Baton Rouge.

New EPA regulation would have drastic effect on real estate market
September 26 at 9:42 am
The River Region Chamber of Commerce is being proactive about a proposed regulation that they say could have as negative affect on St. Charles Parish and surrounding areas as the Biggert-Waters Act.

Levee that would protect Montz slated to get Corps approval
September 26 at 9:41 am
A levee that would protect St. John the Baptist Parish and Montz has taken the next step toward completion and is currently awaiting an Army Corps of Engineers chief’s report.

Police: 2 busted selling liquid marijuana out  of Luling store Police: 2 busted selling liquid marijuana out of Luling store
September 26 at 9:39 am
The owner and business manager of a convenience store in Luling were both arrested for selling synthetic liquid marijuana that is ingested using electronic cigarettes, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Accounting mistake cost company $8 million Accounting mistake cost company $8 million
September 26 at 9:37 am
After failing to reapply for a state-provided tax exemption, a local latex manufacturer is getting hit with a nearly tenfold property tax increase.

1,000 plan to  protest at Shell over emissions 1,000 plan to protest at Shell over emissions
September 26 at 9:31 am
Around 1,000 protestors led by a former Army lieutenant general plan to picket the Shell asphalt plant in St. Rose after the state refused a request to implement air monitoring in the area.

Norco murder suspect released from jail after charge dropped Norco murder suspect released from jail after charge dropped
September 26 at 9:30 am
A Metairie man arrested in connection with the murder of Norco resident Jay Bertucci has been released from jail after the St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charge against him.

Drunk driver will serve 30 years in jail after causing crash that killed 3 Drunk driver will serve 30 years in jail after causing crash that killed 3
September 25 at 11:02 am
A LaPlace woman was sentenced to 40 years in jail for causing a crash in St. Charles Parish that killed three people and an unborn baby.

Tasty alligator, 8 bands expected to draw 30,000 to Luling fest Tasty alligator, 8 bands expected to draw 30,000 to Luling fest
September 25 at 9:20 am
Around 30,000 people are expected to descend upon Luling’s Alligator Festival this weekend to dine on south Louisiana delicacies, shop for unique crafts and listen to a wide-variety of music from eight live bands.

Rape charge reduced to battery
September 19 at 9:53 am
A Boutte man who was arrested and charged with the rape of his former girlfriend has taken a plea deal for a lesser charge and will not receive a jail sentence.

Charges dropped against Destrehan woman who shot husband
September 19 at 9:45 am
Charges have been dropped against a Destrehan woman who admitted that she shot her husband.

College grads can earn in-demand PTEC degree in 16 weeks
September 19 at 9:40 am
The process technology program at South Central Technical College in Reserve has long been a pipeline for those interested in getting jobs with local industry. Now, the school will help even more people achieve their PTEC certification with a 16-week accelerated program for college graduates.

Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
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Surveillance footage has been released of a vehicle suspected of running over a St. Rose mother on Thanksgiving morning before driving off.