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East and west bank levee protection update
July 19, 2007 at 9:39 am
By Clayton “Snookie" Faucheux

St. Charles Parish Councilman

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Hurricane Katrina, residents of St. Charles Parish have written about their concerns if such a storm were to hit the parish head-on. Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux herein updates them about our hurricane protection on the east and west banks so far.)

What's Happening
July 19, 2007 at 9:33 am
Warm up your running shoes for the largest trail run in the south

NORCO - The 20th Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run will be held on Sunday, July 22 in Norco starting at 8 a.m. The 3-mile trail run is the largest in the south and is sponsored by the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency.

IN THE NEWS
July 19, 2007 at 9:31 am
Registration begins for before and after school care program for children

St. Charles Parish Public Schools Before and After School Care Program serves only school-aged children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The cost of this service is $2 per child per day for morning care and $5 per child per day for after school care (until 6 p.m.). Before school care begins at 6 a.m. at Luling Elementary, St. Rose Elementary, Songy Kindergarten and New Sarpy Elementary and at 6:30 a.m. at R. J. Vial Elementary and Norco Elementary. If both before and after school care is desired, the fee is $7 per child per day.

Vandalism: Luling post office tagged initials K.O.S Vandalism: Luling post office tagged initials K.O.S
July 19, 2007 at 9:28 am
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether initials spray painted in black at the Luling post office is the result of juvenile vandalism.

Airline Highway study reopened
July 19, 2007 at 9:26 am
After a controversial study of Airline Highway barred barricades from being put in place, Sen. Joel Chaisson and Rep. Gary Smith have changed the minds of the house committee and the study of U.S. 61 will be reopened.

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.

Heroin use on decline in St. Charles Parish
Heroin use on decline in St. Charles Parish
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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.