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Contractor charged with bilking local resident after hurricanes
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
A St. John the Baptist Parish contractor is being sued for damaged condominiums he built for Hurricane Katrina victims in Orleans Parish, and is also fighting claims from some residents that he kept their deposit money without even building their homes.

HHS teacher makes documentary about explosion that killed 36 HHS teacher makes documentary about explosion that killed 36
January 09, 2008 at 9:29 am
Shedding much needed light on Louisiana's biggest tragedies is becoming somewhat of a specialty for Hahnville High School broadcast teacher Royd Anderson.

Numerous Christmas trees have already been dropped off at the West Bank Bridge Park. Parish residents have until Jan. 11 to drop off the trees at either the West or East Bank Bridge Parks or residents may leave them by the curb in front of their homes on Parish Christmas trees begin journey to wetlands
January 09, 2008 at 9:28 am
For the 18th consecutive year, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Engineering Division will collect Christmas trees to help stop erosion of the state's wetlands.

St. Pierre announces his staff
January 09, 2008 at 9:24 am
St. Charles Parish, President-elect, V. J. St. Pierre names the following men and women to make up his administration:

ON THE PROWL. Hunting the Salvador Wildlife Management Area has been above average in some areas, spotty in others. At right Austin Fremen of Luling shows off a limit of blue-wing teal and grey ducks. Below Coot hunters aren’t having trouble filling their Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
January 09, 2008 at 7:08 am
Salvador Wildlife Management Area saw it's pouldeau (coot) populations explode while ducks remained spotty, says the region's biologist supervisor Todd Baker.

St. Pierre's remarks over the line? St. Pierre's remarks over the line?
January 08, 2008 at 11:41 am
V.J. St. Pierre may only be in the infant stages of his parish presidency, but he is already facing controversy over some jokes he told at Albert Laque's retirement party.

Boat show docks in N.O. Jan. 7 - 11
January 07, 2008 at 12:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Celebrate the New Year with fun for the whole family at the Gulf Coast’s longest-running and largest boat show, returning to the New Orleans Morial Convention Center (halls H, I and J), Jan. 7 through 11.

The 39th annual New Orleans Boat Show offers five days of boating fun, education and shopping, showcasing hundreds of the latest boats and accessories at the best deals of the year, plus a variety of new features, prize opportunities and boating and fishing seminars from the region’s experts.
Hours are: Wednesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: $9 for adults, $5 for kids 13 to 15, free for kids 12 and under. Visit www.neworleansboatshow.com for more information.

'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.

Hahnville dominates on the ground in 1st playoff win
Hahnville dominates on the ground in 1st playoff win
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A viciously cold night could not stop the Tigers from making a heated statement with a 61-14 victory over Natchitoches Central on Friday, Nov. 14.