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St. Charles to Baton Rouge bike project stalls St. Charles to Baton Rouge bike project stalls
April 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm
The expansion of the East Bank bike path from the St. Charles Parish line in Destrehan to East Baton Rouge Parish has been put on hold because there was no money in the federal budget this year to start the study.

New Sarpy the beautiful New Sarpy the beautiful
April 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm
A lump of dirt and clay will will serve as the foundation for a gazebo and pavilion to be constructed for seniors, and is the first of many area beautification projects slated for New Sarpy.

Sheriff's Reports
April 23, 2008 at 10:53 am
Arrests
•Kyron Hill, 20, of 145 Johnson St. in St. Rose was arrested on April 16 and charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute fake controlled dangerous substances.

East Bank not a political hurdle for St. Pierre
April 23, 2008 at 10:51 am
Though V.J. St. Pierre is the first parish president from the East Bank, the war veteran doesn't believe that he faced any extra hurdles because he came from that side of the river.

Schools cut out the junk
April 23, 2008 at 8:24 am
Parents will begin staggering through local stores in the next couple months in search of those ever elusive school supplies. But when they begin that trek through the store, they need to make sure to avoid the junk food aisle.

Check snafu
April 23, 2008 at 8:24 am
A check registry showing exactly what the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department did with their money last year has been modified, with several names on the report lined through with a permanent black marker.

Des Allemands man grows monster crawfish Des Allemands man grows monster crawfish
April 23, 2008 at 8:24 am
A Des Allemands businessman has taken crawfish farming to a higher level, and this year it's paying off. He's growing giant crawfish the likes of which have never been grown locally.

Spillway wildlife may move into neighborhoods Spillway wildlife may move into neighborhoods
April 23, 2008 at 8:23 am
Those living near the Bonnet Carré Spillway might see a stream of animals headed their way as spillway wildlife flee the newly flooded areas.

Hospital hosts grand opening celebration
April 19, 2008 at 9:22 am
LULING - On Saturday, April 19 St. Charles Parish Hospital will host a Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication Ceremony for the David J. Vial, M.D. Patient Care Centré.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to tour the new facility, have fun with family oriented activities and celebrate an important medical expansion for our community.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. and includes a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony, tours, food and entertainment featuring St. Charles Parish Hospital's award winning jambalaya, and children's activities including a Teddy Bear Clinic where kids can bring their teddy bears in for a check-up, fire department safe houses and "Sparky" the Fire Dog.

The celebration will be held on Milling Avenue behind St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling. Parking will be available near the hospital with shuttle transportation.

For more information, call 985-785-3607.

Fundraiser on tap for travel softball team
April 19, 2008 at 9:21 am
HAHNVILLE - The 16U Louisiana Interrogators girls travel softball team will hold a fundraiser on April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Hymel’s Restaurant located at 15805 River Rd. in Hahnville.

Plate lunches including fried catfish, white beans and rice, potato salad and bread will be on sale for $5. The meals are take-out only.

For tickets, call Gena Schmill at 504-599-0996. Tickets are also on sale at the restaurant.

Questions asked on potential fire department violations
April 18, 2008 at 10:20 am
Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.

Questions asked on potential fire department violations
April 18, 2008 at 9:43 am
Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.

Calling all moms! Club holds meeting
April 18, 2008 at 9:20 am
DESTREHAN - The MOMS Club of Kenner, Destrehan and LaPlace is holding an open house on Friday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kenner City Park located on the corner of Loyola Avenue and Vintage street in Kenner.

The club will have a bounce house, treasure hunt and refreshments. The Kenner Fire Department and Kenner Police Department will be there to perform car seat checks and fingerprinting.

For more information call Melanie Kennedy at 504-458-1226.


Destrehan software guru survives helicopter crash Destrehan software guru survives helicopter crash
April 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm
Destrehan native Jack Cali didn’t think twice when he traded racing Corvettes around a Nevada speedway for a helicopter-style view of the western United States.

Death of 8-year-old child highlights abuse prevention Death of 8-year-old child highlights abuse prevention
April 16, 2008 at 2:48 pm
Keep telling and telling and telling until somebody listens.

Sheriff's Reports
April 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm
Arrests
•Sharon Jones, 27, of 5155 Barras St. in St. James was arrested on April 4 and charged with DWI, possession of marijuana and illegal tint.

Government could soon have power to ban nicotine
April 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Landmark legislation making its way to the House floor would shift responsibility of regulating tobacco products to the Food and Drug Administration, which will likely lead to bigger warning labels and the removal of dangerous additives in cigarettes.

Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Carolyn Schexnaydre, councilwoman-at-large from the East Bank, has been embroiled in a lot of controversy lately because of a resolution she wrote urging an investigation to clear Councilman and St. Rose Fire Chief Larry Cochran, along with his department.

Animal rescues find home at pony farm in St. Rose
Animal rescues find home at pony farm in St. Rose
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Molly the pony is a Sea Biscuit kind of story that offers the hope that anyone can triumph over impossible odds with sheer determination and loving friends.

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