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Editor held in child pornography case
August 30, 2006 at 3:17 pm
Leonard Gray, managing editor of the L'Observateur newspaper and a former managing editor of the St. Charles Herald Guide, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and subsequently indicted on charges of possession and receipt of child pornography.

Center looking to put students to work with local businesses
August 30, 2006 at 3:07 pm
The St. Charles Parish Satellite Center is looking for local businesses and industries interested in serving as a host for job shadowing and/or internships (paid or unpaid) for its students.

Sampognaro hearing pushed back
August 30, 2006 at 3:03 pm
Last week’s edition featured an article detailing the Aug. 25 court hearing for David Sampognaro, who is being charged with possession of child pornography.

MAJOR SAM ZINNA attended the second annual FBI Regional Command College in Mississippi. Major Sam Zinna receives FBI training
August 30, 2006 at 2:55 pm
Major Sam Zinna joined other law enforcement officials from Louisiana and Mississippi attended the second annual FBI Regional Command College in Mississippi at the end of July.

Ramona Folse, 44, was reported missing on Aug. 24.  She was last seen at the Pier 90 Bar in Luling. Ama woman disappears
August 30, 2006 at 2:50 pm
According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, a 44-year-old woman by the name of Ramona Folse was reported missing on Aug. 24.

Paradis man robbed at knife-point
August 30, 2006 at 2:47 pm
On Aug. 24 at approximately 2 a.m., a 32-year-old Paradis man was robbed at knife-point at a local bank located on River Road in Destrehan as he attempted to make a night deposit for his employer.

SWAT TEAM MEMBERS organized by  St. Charles Parish Sherrif Greg Champagne included: From Left: Captain Patrick Yoes, Lt. Rodney Madere, Dep.. Ryan Ordner, Dep.. David Erhmann, Captain  Jonathan Walsdorf, Sgt. Roscoe Brewer, Gary Martin, St. Charles School Surviving Katrina
August 30, 2006 at 2:34 pm
A year ago my neighbor, Renee Riddick, went to work at Memorial Hospital as Katrina rolled ashore near Buras. She was on call that stormy weekend as a newborn nurse. Husband David decided to take their three girls to Austin, TX to ride out the storm.

Last year, many trees that grew on or near the Willowridge levee were downed by Hurricane Katrina. Public works assistant director Poochie Cheramie was concerned that their uprooting may have damaged the levee. Westbank residents still waiting for levees
August 30, 2006 at 2:21 pm
One year after Hurricane Katrina, construction of the the Westbank Hurricane Protection Levee project is still moving at a snail’s pace.

More than 500 jobs listed by FEMA
August 30, 2006 at 2:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Human resources officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report that more than 500 additional jobs will be available for Louisiana residents to help with the recovery of the state from the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

These two boats, still lying along a roadside, look like candidates for the wrecking ball when it gets to them. A lot of other debris remains. Photographer Alfonso (Pompo) Bresciani takes his work seriously
August 30, 2006 at 2:06 pm
When he heard Ye Publisher and his wife toured the devastation in New Orleans via Louisiana National Guard helicopter soon after Katrina, he pleaded - - “Please, please, next time, take me along.”

Thanks for the Carriage Lane article
August 30, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Thank you for running the article on Carriage Lane. The result of it was a whole lot of for sale signs going up in the nerighborhood.

Column helps readers feel good about being a Christian
August 30, 2006 at 1:47 pm
I am so delighted to be able to write this letter of encouragement to your writer Lilla Marie for the comfort and the faith she has in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; that it can lift us up and can make our hearts feel so good to be a Christian and believer of our dear Saviour.

People aren't cattle
August 30, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Gov. Blanco and Louisiana Homeland Security need to firm up the details of the state evacuation plan.

Voters to decide on controversial amendments Sept. 30
August 30, 2006 at 1:31 pm
On September 30th, you will have 13 amendments to vote on, with an additional 8 amendments on the November 7th ballot.

Levee upgrade is not enough
August 30, 2006 at 1:26 pm
Hurricane season is well underway and, understandably, the overwhelming concern is that if another “big one” hits southeast Louisiana, the levees will break again.

Reed & Landry... a special pair of safeties
August 30, 2006 at 1:17 pm
It is rare to have two players in the same sport that are considered at the top rung in their particular position, but that is indeed the case with former Destrehan High School and current Baltimore Ravens All-Pro Ed Reed and former Hahnville High School and LSU All-American safety LaRon Landry.

TEAM MEMBERS are, front row, from left, Scott Stonestreet, Sam Carriere, Dillon Boudreaux, Andrew Massa, Chase Haslett, Hosh Hanberry and Brandon Lucich (Bat Boy). Back row, from left, coach Troy Desentz, Jake Roussel, Dylan Lucich, Garrett Lee, Jared Har Colt .45s win national championship
August 30, 2006 at 1:06 pm
The Colt .45s Baseball team, a select traveling baseball organization from the River Parishes, recently won a Super Series 14-Under National Championship at the Fountain Bluff Sports Complex in Liberty, Missouri.

Runningback Ivory Washington carries the ball against the St. James Wildcats last week. Hahnville to face McDonogh 35
August 30, 2006 at 1:02 pm
Hahnville will host the McDonogh 35 Roneagles tomorrow night in the first match up of the 2006 season. Last week Hahnville faced off against the Wildcats of St. James in the Ed Reed Jamboree held in Boutte.

School shooting simulation wins national award
School shooting simulation wins national award
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A drill that mimics a school shooting – complete with students covered in fake blood and SWAT team members armed with weapons – has received a national award.