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Woman falls off bridge while trying to catch cell phone Woman falls off bridge while trying to catch cell phone
October 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm
A woman was rescued by police officers and local firefighters after falling into Lake Pontchartrain while trying to catch her cell phone.

Judge Michele Morel (left) and Tim Marcel (right) Morel, Marcel in heated battle for judges
October 31, 2014 at 2:29 pm
Judge Michele Morel and local attorney Tim Marcel have faced off against each other for the Division E judgeship before, but this November the two come into the race from different perspectives.

Early voting underway in St. Charles Parish
October 24, 2014 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish voters will select a new judge, School Board member and several justices of the peace and constables on Nov. 4, but early voting is now underway.

Law making it harder for teachers to earn tenure ruled constitutional
October 24, 2014 at 9:18 am
A law making it easier to fire tenured teachers and more difficult for new teachers to earn tenure has been ruled constitutional by the Louisiana Supreme Court, reversing an earlier ruling by a Baton Rouge district judge.

Luling woman tests positive for most severe form of West Nile Luling woman tests positive for most severe form of West Nile
October 24, 2014 at 9:16 am
A Luling woman who contracted West Nile after being bitten by a mosquito tested positive for the most severe form of the virus, according to the Department of Health & Hospitals.

According to numbers provided by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, there were 24 and 34 heroin-related arrests in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Through August of 2014, only 16 such arrests have been made. Heroin use on decline in St. Charles Parish
October 24, 2014 at 9:13 am
While heroin use appears to be on the rise across Louisiana, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said the drug is declining in the parish.

St. Charles Parish Hospital says they are prepared should Ebola case arise St. Charles Parish Hospital says they are prepared should Ebola case arise
October 24, 2014 at 9:08 am
Though there are no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus in St. Charles Parish, St. Charles Parish Hospital is well prepared should an Ebola case arise, according to chief of nursing Jean Hill.

The new generator is part of a request from the Louisiana Public Service Commission to provide for growing energy needs in the River Parishes. Proposed generator would double energy production at Little Gypsy
October 24, 2014 at 9:06 am
Entergy is seeking approval from St. Charles Parish leaders to build a generator that would more than double energy production at the Little Gypsy power plant in Montz.

St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway
October 24, 2014 at 9:04 am
A man was found dead in the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday after a night of partying, but police do not suspect foul play.

Lora Luquet and her family are hosting a blood drive at Harry Hurst Middle School on Friday from noon until 3:30 p.m. Luquet had major surgery to reverse scoliosis. Norco family gives back after daughter’s 7-hour scoliosis surgery
October 23, 2014 at 10:22 am
After undergoing a seven-hour surgery to correct a severe case of scoliosis, 13-year-old Lora Leigh Luquet and her family are giving back to the community by sponsoring a blood drive on Friday at Harry Hurst Middle School.

Ormond Boulevard railroad crossing closes for 3 days Ormond Boulevard railroad crossing closes for 3 days
October 23, 2014 at 8:43 am
The railroad crossing on Ormond Boulevard closest to River Road will be closed for three days for track replacement work.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office recovers body of man who jumped into Lake Pontchartrain
October 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a 21-year-old man who jumped into Lake Pontchartrain this morning.

Judge Michele Morel and attorney Tim Marcel Loads of cash raised in race for judge
October 17, 2014 at 10:13 am
Judge Michele Morel and attorney Tim Marcel have combined to raise more than $200,000 in their race for the Division E judgeship of the 29th Judicial District Court.

Byron Joseph Sr. sits in his scooter outside of an apartment complex on Byrd Lane in Hahnville. The owner of the apartments, Lisa Carey, wants to house homeless veterans there. Disabled war veteran one of 25 waiting for a home at Hahnville homeless complex
October 17, 2014 at 10:03 am
Byron Joseph Sr., 56, is not a homeless stereotype.

Jacob Bielanski Herald-Guide hires new reporter, editor
October 17, 2014 at 9:57 am
The St. Charles Herald-Guide has hired a new reporter/lifestyles’ editor.

Aisha Howard Police: Woman arrested for stealing credit cards in Destrehan
October 17, 2014 at 9:56 am
A 37-year-old New Orleans woman has been arrested after authorities say she used a ruse in order to gain entry into a Destrehan home and steal credit cards.

Vandals apparently used a pellet gun to shoot out these lights at a Norco park. Vandals destroy Norco park lights
October 17, 2014 at 9:54 am
Vandals apparently shot out several lights at the Norco ball field on Fifth Street, leading St. Charles Parish officials to ask anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

School would end earlier next year with 1-day fall break under proposed calendar School would end earlier next year with 1-day fall break under proposed calendar
October 17, 2014 at 9:51 am
School will begin earlier next year and end earlier as well if a newly proposed calendar is approved by the St. Charles Parish School Board.

30,000 in state could lose jobs due to low oil prices
30,000 in state could lose jobs due to low oil prices
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Low oil prices could lead to the loss of 30,000 jobs throughout Louisiana, according to estimates from researchers at the Dallas Federal Reserve and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The impact, however, likely won’t be felt as hard in St. Charles Parish as in other parts of the state.