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1,000 plan to  protest at Shell over emissions 1,000 plan to protest at Shell over emissions
September 26 at 9:31 am
Around 1,000 protestors led by a former Army lieutenant general plan to picket the Shell asphalt plant in St. Rose after the state refused a request to implement air monitoring in the area.

Norco murder suspect released from jail after charge dropped Norco murder suspect released from jail after charge dropped
September 26 at 9:30 am
A Metairie man arrested in connection with the murder of Norco resident Jay Bertucci has been released from jail after the St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charge against him.

Drunk driver will serve 30 years in jail after causing crash that killed 3 Drunk driver will serve 30 years in jail after causing crash that killed 3
September 25 at 11:02 am
A LaPlace woman was sentenced to 40 years in jail for causing a crash in St. Charles Parish that killed three people and an unborn baby.

Tasty alligator, 8 bands expected to draw 30,000 to Luling fest Tasty alligator, 8 bands expected to draw 30,000 to Luling fest
September 25 at 9:20 am
Around 30,000 people are expected to descend upon Luling’s Alligator Festival this weekend to dine on south Louisiana delicacies, shop for unique crafts and listen to a wide-variety of music from eight live bands.

Rape charge reduced to battery
September 19 at 9:53 am
A Boutte man who was arrested and charged with the rape of his former girlfriend has taken a plea deal for a lesser charge and will not receive a jail sentence.

Charges dropped against Destrehan woman who shot husband
September 19 at 9:45 am
Charges have been dropped against a Destrehan woman who admitted that she shot her husband.

College grads can earn in-demand PTEC degree in 16 weeks
September 19 at 9:40 am
The process technology program at South Central Technical College in Reserve has long been a pipeline for those interested in getting jobs with local industry. Now, the school will help even more people achieve their PTEC certification with a 16-week accelerated program for college graduates.

LIfetime producer Sandra Alvarez, Royd Anderson, Cindy Obannion, Rylan Obannion and Evelyn Pourciau, an eyewitness to the Pan Am Flight 759 crash, pose for a picture. Former HHS teacher featured in reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
September 19 at 9:37 am
Former Hahnville High School teacher Royd Anderson will appear in a Lifetime TV show about an Oklahoma girl whose mother thinks she is the reincarnated spirit of Jennifer Shultz, who was killed in Kenner during the Pan Am Flight 759 crash.

The owners of Pier 90 have entered into an agreement with the parish to build a public boat launch. Parish zeroes in on Pier 90 to construct public boat launch
September 19 at 9:35 am
After years of searching for an ideal spot to build a public boat launch, St. Charles Parish officials have targeted a popular bar and launch located on Highway 90 in Luling that is set to undergo an expansion.

Jobs safe at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Ochsner official says Jobs safe at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Ochsner official says
September 19 at 9:32 am
Despite the fallout of massive layoffs at River Parishes Hospital announced in conjunction with Ochsner Health System’s purchase of the facility, an Ochsner spokesman has said St. Charles Parish Hospital employees should not fear for their jobs.

Fertilizer company applies for permits for $1.2 billion Killona plant Fertilizer company applies for permits for $1.2 billion Killona plant
September 19 at 9:31 am
Officials with a fertilizer company planning to build a $1.2 billion plant in Killona recently visited with parish leaders and said they are on track to finalize the deal within a year.

The DOTD has hired a subcontractor to install a median and turning lanes along the portion of Highway 90 running from Paul Maillard Road to Wal-Mart. 
Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
September 19 at 9:25 am
Business owners and St. Charles Parish Council members have expressed concern over a comprehensive construction program currently underway on Highway 90 that will change the way the busy roadway functions.

Krewe of Zeus will hold public meeting about planned Ormond parade Krewe of Zeus will hold public meeting about planned Ormond parade
September 18 at 2:22 pm
The Krewe of Zeus will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30 to gather community input on their plans to parade through Ormond subdivision.

Highway 90 between Barton Ave., Paul Maillard will have alternating lane closures
September 12 at 11:06 am
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 90 will have alternating lane closures between Barton Avenue and Paul Maillard Road, starting Sept. 14.

St. Charles Parish Courthouse visitors will have bags X-rayed
September 12 at 11:00 am
Starting Monday, visitors to the St. Charles Parish Courthouse will have to access a single entrance where they will be screened by a metal detector and have personal baggage X-rayed.

Kip Benoit poses with an alligator he recently killed. TV series starring Boutte outdoorsman is canceled
September 12 at 10:59 am
After only one season, Boutte-resident Kip Benoit’s reality TV series about hunting and living off the land has been canceled.

This large tree in Rathborne Park fell last week onto bleachers and a fence near the baseball field. 30 hazardous trees removed from popular Luling park
September 12 at 10:57 am
Luling’s Rathborne Park remains closed until Saturday, Sept. 13 while St. Charles Parish removes 30 trees in the area that are considered a safety hazard.

St. Charles Parish schools struggle to fill high-paying bus driver positions St. Charles Parish schools struggle to fill high-paying bus driver positions
September 12 at 10:55 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools is facing continued struggles in getting replacement bus drivers to sign on with the school system.

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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Blackie
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Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
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Police said they arrested a man during a botched robbery in St. Rose Thursday evening, Dec. 11, who may have also been connected to an armed robbery in Destrehan the week prior.