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'America's Most Wanted' fugitive dies from injuries sustained during suicide attempt
January 07, 2008 at 9:16 am
Ronald Lee Moore, one of “America’s Most Wanted” fugitives, died over the weekend from injuries he sustained after he hung himself in his jail cell on Jan. 2.

Ballet holds open auditions for play
January 05, 2008 at 12:50 pm
NORCO - The River Region Ballet will hold open auditions for their spring production, Cinderella, on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the River Region Performing Arts & Cultural Center located at 151 46 River Road in Norco.

A variety of roles are available for all levels of expertise. Auditions for girls ages 6 to 8-years-old will be held from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for girls ages 9 to 12 years olds from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Dancers should arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time for sign-in. Audition fees are $10 and forms must be completed and signed by responsible adult.

For more information, call 985-764-7678 or visit www.rrpa.org.

Houma hosting RV and boat show
January 04, 2008 at 2:39 pm
HOUMA - A huge selection of new Boats, Rvs and related items from top manufacturers at the best deals of the season will be unveiled at the 10th Annual Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport & RV Show at the Houma Terrebonne Convention Center Jan. 4 through 6.

For more information, call 337-436-4355 or visit www.bacshows.com.

'America's Most Wanted' fugitive attempts suicide
January 03, 2008 at 3:23 pm
Ronald Lee Moore, one of “America’s Most Wanted” fugitives, who was captured by a St. Charles Parish deputy on Christmas Eve, tried to hang himself at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Jan. 2.

New lawsuit filed against the parish
January 02, 2008 at 3:15 pm
A councilman elect and an attorney have joined forces and filed a lawsuit against St. Charles Parish over the $27.4 million dollar bond issue that would bring hurricane levee protection to the West Bank.

Epilepsy counselor to visit area schools
January 02, 2008 at 3:10 pm
Kelly Aprill, a counselor for the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana, will be visiting elementary school classrooms in St. Charles Parish this January to educate teachers in the area about recognizing the signs of the illness.

'America’s Most Wanted' fugitive captured by parish deputy
January 02, 2008 at 3:03 pm
A convicted burglar and suspected rapist, who was one of America's Most Wanted Fugitives, was arrested on Ormond Boulevard after an alert sheriff's deputy interrupted the man during a home burglary.

Residents can forget early tax refund
January 02, 2008 at 2:57 pm
Residents that are expecting an early tax refund won't be able to get it.

Sheriff's Reports
January 02, 2008 at 1:01 pm
Arrests
•Brenette Chopin, 44, of 803 E. Lawson in New Sarpy was arrested on Dec. 22 and charged with distribution of crack cocaine.

Pollet
January 02, 2008 at 12:59 pm
Eve L. Pollet entered into eternal life on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at 1:39 p.m. at her home in New Sarpy surrounded by loving family and friends.

Petit
January 02, 2008 at 12:58 pm
Darryl W. Petit passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at 9:07 p.m. at his residence in Bayou Gauche, LA.

McMurry
January 02, 2008 at 12:57 pm
Thomas Henry McMurry passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at 5:20am in Jefferson, LA.

Henderson
January 02, 2008 at 12:54 pm
Drake Davis Henderson passed away on Friday, Dec. 7 in Metairie. Beloved son of Miles and Gwen Henderson. Grandson of Aubrey and Betty Stephens, Billy Henderson, Charles and Emelia Alleman.

NASA contracts to boost New Orleans recovery
January 02, 2008 at 12:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The route to the moon and perhaps to Mars now goes through New Orleans - and the detour could not come at a better time in the city's struggle to rebuild its shattered economy after Hurricane Katrina.

Primary system leaves much to be desired
January 02, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Why is it that two small states with little population can tell the rest of the 48 who they should elect as President? That’s the way it is in the U. S. A.

Washington should be less partison
January 02, 2008 at 12:45 pm
Last week we reflected on what an exciting year 2008 will be. We’ll have big sporting events in the Crescent City next door. There’ll be a new parish administration and council taking over to solve our local problems. And the state will have a new administration and almost new legislature to help save us from the encroaching Gulf of Mexico.

R.K. Smith middle schooler to stand in district honor band R.K. Smith middle schooler to stand in district honor band
January 02, 2008 at 11:56 am
R. K. Smith Middle School band students had the opportunity to audition for the District 7 All Youth Honor Band in Thibodaux on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Hahnville’s Christina Chester performs in Capitol One Bowl Hahnville’s Christina Chester performs in Capitol One Bowl
January 02, 2008 at 11:55 am
Congratulations to the Hahnville High School tiger mascot, Christina Chester who will be participating in the Capitol One Bowl Pre-Game Show in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 1.

Lifestyles

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Biking the banks
Biking the banks
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The levee has a long history within St. Charles Parish, but when Kathy Lacompte Bourg and her husband led a group of teenagers down it in the early 1980s, there was no Hale-Boggs bridge and the path was muddy and rocky.