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Arkema to invest $16M in ‘tank field’

Arkema Innovative Chemistry has completed construction of 12 tanks, completing the first phase of a $16 million project to provide and expand storage capacity at the Hahnville site.Read More...
April 01 at 5:00 am

2 sea turtle nests found on Grand Isle

In the middle of last summer on Grand Isle — amidst the ongoing speckled trout bite, multiple fishing rodeos and daily boatloads of anglers crossing the bridge over Caminada Pass onto Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island — three unseen visitors stealthily paid a visit to the beach in the middle of the night. Read More...
April 01 at 5:00 am

Bayou Gauche native headed to Miss Louisiana USA competition

Now that she’s won the Miss UL Lafayette 2016 title, Kristal Marie Breaux is on her way to competing for her dream – Miss Louisiana USA.Read More...
April 01 at 4:18 am

New medical services come to East Bank

Saying St. Charles Parish was “blessed with the best medical community,” John Landry, chairman of the parish’s Hospital Board, cut the ribbon March 23 officially opening Plantation View Medical Offices in Destrehan.Read More...
March 31 at 11:56 pm

Wal-Mart evacuates for bomb threat

Wal-Mart customers and employees were evacuated from the Boutte store today (Thursday) after receiving a bomb threat.Read More...
March 31 at 11:29 am

Cox closes local office

Cox Communications customer are being routed to neighboring offices and online services since closing its offices in St. Charles and St. Bernard parishes due to low traffic.Read More...
March 28 at 9:43 am

School Board proposes policy changes to teacher-student communications

Less than three weeks after the arrest of a Hahnville High School teacher for sexual battery, a St. Charles Parish School Board Committee has proposed revisions to personnel policies dealing with sexual harassment of students, child abuse and neglect, electronic communication between employees and students and bullying and harassment. Read More...
March 25 at 9:00 am

DHS carpentry students aiding their community

Destrehan High School teacher Craig Perrier sensed the satisfaction from the students in his carpentry class after completing projects around the school, and it gave him an idea that this was a group that could strive for more with a little helpful backing.Read More...
March 25 at 9:00 am

New East Bank complex now offers primary, urgent care

Housing an urgent care facility and Ochsner Primary Care clinic, the newly completed 72,000 square-foot Plantation View Medical Offices in Destrehan is a project long desired for the East Bank.Read More...
March 25 at 8:00 am

Father Akordor finds new family

When Father Ed Akordor accepted the bishop’s invitation to pastor Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Norco, the move represented a good opportunity to fulfill his perception of what a priest ought to be for his church.Read More...
March 25 at 7:00 am

No layoffs expected as Shell takes over Norco refinery

Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. have signed a letter of intent to end their 18-year refining and marketing partnership in a major global deal, but it should be business as usual for the Norco Manufacturing Complex – at least for now.Read More...
March 25 at 7:00 am

Teens sentenced to prison after crash that killed HHS student

The two teenagers accused of involvement in last summer’s fatal accident causing the death of a Hahnville teen were recently sentenced to serve time in prison. Read More...
March 25 at 6:05 am

S. La. named possible Zika outbreak hot spot in national study

A national study lists South Louisiana among the projected hot spots in the U.S. for a possible Zika outbreak.Read More...
March 25 at 6:00 am

DHS Wildcats going to World Robotics contest

Huddled in the pit, Destrehan High School’s Wildcats Robotics team was still glowing over their robot having put nine balls in the tower in their first match at the Bayou Regional in Kenner.Read More...
March 25 at 6:00 am

Dog’s rescue-to-riches story after thrown off I-310

Five months ago, the pit bull who would become widely known as “Ally Gator” was in serious danger. The dog survived a 30-foot fall from I-310 into the swamp below, warded off an alligator attack and was in danger of drowning before a rescue effort gave her new life.Read More...
March 25 at 6:00 am

Sex offender may get up to 99 years even as child recanted

Despite the victim recanting her testimony against Fabian Celestine, a jury found him guilty of oral sexual battery of a child in less than 25 minutes of deliberation.Read More...
March 25 at 5:29 am

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Luling bride diagnosed with cancer 10 days before wedding
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Jennifer Becnel Burchett had committed to self-checking for breast cancer since 2012 when her mother in Luling and grandmother in Des Allemands had both been diagnosed with it.