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St. Charles Parish residents shocked that former DHS teacher will avoid jail St. Charles Parish residents shocked that former DHS teacher will avoid jail
April 17 at 11:15 am
“Disgusting! This is a proven case of ‘who you are and the pull you have with the system!’” Shannon Pugh Polizzi said of Shelley Dufresne’s plea agreement that avoided jail time and having to register as a sex offender.

John Paul Devillier charged with attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer John Paul Devillier charged with attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer
April 17 at 10:13 am
John Paul Devillier has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer in connection with Thursday's apparent ambush shooting of a St. Charles Parish deputy on U.S. Highway 90 in Paradis.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office releases name of suspect in deputy shooting St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office releases name of suspect in deputy shooting
April 16 at 3:08 pm
The man arrested in connection with the shooting of Corp. Burt Hazeltine has been identified as 56-year-old John Paul Devillier, of Gulfport, Miss.


Corp. Burt Hazeltine identified as Thursday's shooting victim in Paradis Corp. Burt Hazeltine identified as Thursday's shooting victim in Paradis
April 16 at 12:21 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has identified Corp. Burt Hazeltine as the shooting victim in an "apparent ambush" in Paradis.

Denise Rocco took this photo of deputies arresting a man accused of shooting a St. Charles Parish deputy Thursday morning. Witnesses describe chaos of St. Charles deputy shooting
April 16 at 11:01 am
Witnesses in Paradis heard gunshots and saw police arrest a man accused of shooting a St. Charles deputy by yanking him out of a silver truck.

St. Charles Parish deputy shot, school lockdowns lifted
April 16 at 9:06 am
A St. Charles Parish deputy that was directing traffic in the Paradis school zone was shot several times in an apparent ambush Thursday morning.

St. Charles Council talking trash - Say they were left in dark about change in garbage collection St. Charles Council talking trash - Say they were left in dark about change in garbage collection
April 10 at 10:56 am
A pilot program initiated in January by Progressive Waste Solutions had St. Charles Parish Council members questioning why they weren’t aware of it and whether they were signing off on a contract change.

Stanco Stanco
April 10 at 10:24 am
Melissa Kelone Verdin Stanco, 47, a native and resident of Luling, La. passed away on Thursday, April 2, at her residence.

Ol’ Man Wigle will be remembered
April 10 at 10:20 am
St. Charles Parish has had residents who were memorable in many ways and one of them just passed away at the healthy old age of 103. We’re sure most people will remember the name attached to this very interesting individual.

Funding, plans ready to finish levee walkway Funding, plans ready to finish levee walkway
April 10 at 10:16 am
With funding and plans in hand, work is expected to start soon on completing the levee bike path system on both sides of the Mississippi River, said St. Charles Parish spokeswoman Renee Simpson.

Reflecting on divine mercy, public revelation
April 10 at 10:03 am
As I reflect on what devotion to divine mercy is for me, I am aware that I would be totally depressed and left to my wretchedness without His mercy. I would be hopeless and wallowing in a mud puddle of my sins and disorders….

Shoes for souls - A 10-year-old’s compassion reaches Africa Shoes for souls - A 10-year-old’s compassion reaches Africa
April 10 at 9:59 am
If doing for others defines the person, then Ascension Parish’s 10-year-old Katelyn Champagne is reaching out all the way to Africa.

Make a difference in the world
April 10 at 9:59 am
There are some people who, by the nature of their jobs, get to make a difference in the world every day. These include, but certainly are not limited to teachers, policemen, health care professionals, and high school guidance counselors.

Sheriff’s Reports (April 9)
April 10 at 9:47 am
• Edward B. Bennett, 26, of 209 Early St. in Paradis, was arrested on March 1 and charged with attempted purse snatching and possession of SCH IV and Fugitive/ JPSO.

A Duck Dynasty candidate for lieutenant governor?
April 10 at 9:42 am
Since his showing last year in the 5th CongressionalDistrict race, when he was barely edged out of the runoff, Duck Dynasty cousin Zach Dasher’s political future has been wide open — and now it includes speculation about running for the second highest statewide Louisiana office.

The Finnish girl's basketball team with new friends from the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation. Finnish girl's team wowed by Louisiana culture, go crazy for Walmart candy aisle
April 10 at 9:35 am
When 24 Finnish girl basketball players come into town – hide the Oreo cookies.

Luling student to perform in ‘Big Fish’ production Luling student to perform in ‘Big Fish’ production
April 10 at 9:30 am
Charis Gullage of Luling, a 12th-grader with the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Theatre Arts: Musical Division.

The extraordinary life of ‘Ole Man Wiggle’ The extraordinary life of ‘Ole Man Wiggle’
April 10 at 9:25 am
Better known as “Ole Man Wiggle,” Norman Almerian Wigle, longtime resident of St. Charles Parish, lived every moment of his life to its fullest until his death at age 103.


DHS graduate affirms  nursing career doing missionary work in Mexico
DHS graduate affirms nursing career doing missionary work in Mexico
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What Sarah Smith learned on mission trips to Mexico will stay with her through life.