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Brian Pierce, 32, Hazel, Alabama Alabama man scams locals in home improvement scheme
July 13, 2006 at 11:52 am
Several homeowners in the River Parishes have been scammed by a man working for a home improvement company, B & B Enterprises.

Brian M. Pierce, 32, of Hazel Green, Alabama, was arrested and charged with theft over $500 on June 29 after he allegedly pocketed deposit checks from homeowners seeking home repairs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Norco man booked with aggravated rape Norco man booked with aggravated rape
July 13, 2006 at 11:50 am
A Norco man was arrested and charged with aggravated rape after he allegedly inappropriately fondled his 5 year-old daughter on July 7. The suspect reportedly has a history of attempting this type of crime against juveniles in the past.

Holiday traditions hard to break
July 13, 2006 at 11:49 am
Over the 4th of July extended weekend, St. Charles Parish residents were reminded of a couple of things. Fireworks are dangerous and banning them is only as effective as your neighboring parish’s practice.

Patio home idea to be studied some more
July 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Smaller residential lots in St. Charles Parish could soon become a reality. But the parish council Monday night decided to hold off on creating the new zoning that would allow them until further study is made.

Can we learn from the Mexicans?
July 13, 2006 at 11:46 am
Until recently, Mexico had a long history of election fraud, intimidation and outright suppression of voting.

People knew where to build in 1878
July 13, 2006 at 11:42 am
The 1878 map of New Orleans that Times Picayune columnist Angus Lind wrote about the other day indicates that people back in the old days were pretty smart after all.

After starring at Destrehan, now, Amber Eugene is turning heads at Southern Miss. Eugene starts and shines as a freshman
July 13, 2006 at 11:40 am
Amber Eugene is learning how different life is as a college athlete. The 5'7” point guard from St. Rose has just finished her first season as a college basketball player.

Ike Randle, 46, New Sarpy St. Rose man caught with crack as he attempted to burglarize home
July 13, 2006 at 11:39 am
On July 6 around 10 p.m., St Charles Parish Deputies responded to a call in the 600 block of Harding Street in New Sarpy.

The call was of a suspicious person in the neighborhood, but what police found out instead after arriving was a rather bizarre burglary call.

Troit A. Simmons, 36, Boutte Boutte man charged with attempted murder
July 13, 2006 at 11:37 am
After supposedly hearing that his live-in girlfriend was romantically entertaining another man, a Boutte man became so enraged that he took her to a remote wooded area where, according to police reports, she was savagely beaten.

Waiting for health care reform Waiting for health care reform
July 13, 2006 at 11:35 am
BATON ROUGE -- Aside from opinion polls and talk radio rhetoric, there are strong indicators that people are growing weary waiting the government to reform Louisiana’s health care system.

Art Guild to host kids painting workshop
July 12, 2006 at 12:14 pm
The St. Charles Art Guild will host a kids painting workshop at the St. Rose Library on July 13 at 10 a.m. The workshop is open to children in grades 1-5.

Parish girls softball team seeks donations
July 12, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The St. Charles Parish 12U Year Old Girls Parish-wide Softball Team is asking for donations to help with the expenses associated with advancing to the Regional Tournament in Eagle Pass, Texas, July 19-23.

Need a retreat from the summer heat?
July 12, 2006 at 12:12 pm
Ladies interested in a treat before summer ends should attend the Destrehan Plantation Summer Tea and Antebellum Grand Ball on Sunday, August 6, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Mule Barn at Destrehan Plantation.

Well-known speakers to take podium
July 12, 2006 at 12:10 pm
Boutte Assembly of God, 13271 Hwy. 90, Boutte, will host two well known speakers beginning on July 23 at 9:45 a.m. with Rev. John Radsdale- Worship Leader with The Awakening, a Praise & Worship program seen worldwide.

Obituaries
July 12, 2006 at 12:08 pm
Lauland
Micheal James Lauland on Thursday, June 29, 2006. Beloved son of Doris Lauland and Charles R. Lauland, Jr. Brother of Charles R. III, Cindy and Danielle Lauland. Leaving behind in his heart his daughters, Ashley and Micheala Lauland. Stepfather of Callie Jones. Uncle of Charles R. IV, J.J., Brandy and Jessica Lauland. Survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Age 39 years. A native of Metairie, La., and a resident of Luling, La., his entire life. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, Luling, La., on Monday, July 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Savior Cemetery, Lockport, LA. Parlors will be open Sunday, July 2, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Monday, July 3, 2006 - 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, La. Procession to Holy Family Church to leave at 10:00 a.m.


Sheriff Reports
July 12, 2006 at 12:05 pm
Arrests
• Lakeisha Pratt, 30, of 347 Good Children St., Boutte, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery at the above address on June 30. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested following an altercation with her live-in boyfriend. During the altercation the subject allegedly struck the victim on t he eye with the antenna of a phone.

213 Villere Dr., Destrehan for $275,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Eduardo Krumholz to Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Smith on May 22
Real Estate Transactions
July 12, 2006 at 12:01 pm
•Lot 19, Sq. 2 Ashton Plantation Estates, Luling for $98,500 from Ashton Plantation Estates, LLC to Troyer Builders, LLC on May 24

Make houseplants happy
July 12, 2006 at 11:59 am
Whether we admit it or not, heat and humidity this time of year make gardening outside less enjoyable.

Hahnville dominates on the ground in 1st playoff win
Hahnville dominates on the ground in 1st playoff win
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A viciously cold night could not stop the Tigers from making a heated statement with a 61-14 victory over Natchitoches Central on Friday, Nov. 14.