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Parish neighborhoods open up for national night out against crime
July 19, 2007 at 9:25 am
St. Charles Parish residents are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 24 annual National Night Out Against Crime/Drug Prevention event.

Robbed at gunpoint, victims speak out
July 19, 2007 at 9:22 am
Sheriff Greg Champagne urged residents to be on guard after two armed robberies occurred in Destrehan and New Sarpy on the evening of July 11.

Obituaries
July 12, 2007 at 9:02 am
Send your obituary announcements to Heather R. Breaux at heatherb@heraldguide.com

New restaurant opens in former Sal's location
July 12, 2007 at 9:00 am
"We're bringing hospitality back!" is the motto of St. Charles Parish's newest restaurant 90 West, which is taking over the former Sal's location on Highway 90 and hoping to become a staple among area residents.

Sheriff’s Reports
July 12, 2007 at 8:58 am
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty

Cabdriver jailed in I-10 shooting
July 12, 2007 at 8:57 am
A Terrytown cabdriver was arrested and booked with attempted manslaughter after allegedly firing 4 shots at a car carrying 4 passengers including 2 children.

Luling man robbed at gunpoint
July 12, 2007 at 8:55 am
A 67 year old Luling man was robbed at gunpoint while working on his building (the old Jem Auto) on July 7.

Ormond residents warned that auto burglaries could continue
July 12, 2007 at 8:54 am
Five automobiles were broken into this past Saturday morning, July 7, before daylight in the Ormond area, says the sheriff’s office.

Faustina Hydrogen to build $1.6 billion facility in St. James
July 12, 2007 at 8:53 am
BATON ROUGE ---Faustina Hydrogen Products LLC, a subsidiary of U. S TransCarbon LLC, announced plans to construct a $1.6 billion solid carbon gasification facility next to Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC's phosphate manufacturing plant in St. James Parish.

Huey P. Long widening hit by higher construction costs
July 12, 2007 at 8:51 am
NEW ORLEANS - The major expansion of the Huey P. Long Bridge has been hit by sharp increases in construction prices following Hurricane Katrina.

La. Delegation presses NOAA for fisheries money also pushes for removal of debris in fishing grounds
July 12, 2007 at 8:50 am
WASHINGTON -- United States Senators Mary Landrieu, and David Vitter and the entire Louisiana delegation asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to fairly distribute the $85 million for the Gulf Coast fishing and shrimping communities appropriated in the recently-passed Emergency Supplemental bill.

Lawmakers send 4 pro-life bills to governor
July 12, 2007 at 8:48 am
By Dorinda C. Bordlee,

Bioethics Defense Fund Executive Director

BATON ROUGE - As the 2007 Louisiana Legislative session came to a close, several pro-life victories came to fruition.

Reader says illegal fireworks are dangerous, harmful and frightening
July 12, 2007 at 8:46 am
I would like to commend St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne on his efforts concerning regulation of fireworks in our parish. They are illegal in St. Charles Parish, and if people want to shoot fireworks, let them go to the neighborhood parishes where they are sold.

Do we want big brother watching us?
July 12, 2007 at 8:45 am
We live in a surveillance age.

Louisiana: the nanny state
July 12, 2007 at 8:42 am
Governor Blanco caused quite a stir during the closing days of the recent legislative session when she chided legislators by telling them that “Mama” wasn’t very happy with their actions and would have to “discipline” them if they continued to “misbehave” by pursuing too many tax cuts. Signs popped up on many legislators’ desks expressing the sentiments that the governor wasn’t their mother and their constituents wanted different spending and tax reduction proposals than those in favor with the governor.

Supreme Court shifts to right
July 12, 2007 at 8:40 am
The U. S. Supreme Court has definitely become more conservative. The customary 5-4 vote that used to take a lefthand turn now goes toward the right.

Here’s how to keep your pet safe during a hurricane evacuation
July 12, 2007 at 8:36 am
Former St. Charles Parish animal shelter director, LeeAnne Matherne, knows the importance of animal safety during hurricane season.

How to prepare your boat for a hurricane
July 12, 2007 at 8:34 am
With today's modern communication net to warn them, people have a better chance to reach safety before a hurricane hits their area. Even so, you may have little more than 24 hours advance notice to get your boat secured against the storm's full force.

Suspects eyed in murder of Destrehan church volunteer
Suspects eyed in murder of Destrehan church volunteer
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Nearly five months after 23-year-old Ramal Ellis was found shot to death behind the church where he volunteered his time, officials with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office say suspects have been identified in connection with the murder, though any arrests will have to wait until the evidence is fully processed.

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