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Edwin Edwards Controversial ex-gov is early frontrunner for St. Charles’ congressional seat
March 28 at 11:12 am
The race for the 6th Congressional District has quickly become the point of focus for Louisiana’s midterm elections after former Gov. Edwin Edwards announced he would be running for the seat last week.

(Left) A sketch of two men seen arguing with Michael Botsay the morning that Botsay went missing. The men were never identified. (Right) Michael Botsay. Clues still evasive in mysterious murder
March 28 at 11:04 am
It was 1982 when 18-year-old Michael Botsay was found next to the Destrehan Canal, dead from a bullet that entered his head at point blank range at his left temple and exited out his right temple.

(Left) Convicted child rapist Daniel Parks Sr. (Right) Stephanie Hebert after her kindergarten graduation in 1978. Hebert was kidnapped on her way to a neighbor’s home and her skeletal remains were found six months later in Taft. Convicted child rapist eyed in 1978 murder
March 21 at 11:09 am
Nearly 36 years after the skeletal remains of 5-year-old Stephanie Hebert were discovered tied to a tree near the Mississippi River in Taft, a new suspect has emerged in her abduction and murder.

At the farmers' market 10 year anniversary in 2013, Rene Schmit, LSU AgCenter County Agent for St. Charles Parish (center), congratulated Home Vegetable Garden Growing Contest winners, Doug Robicheaux and Jerry Hummel. Council cuts funding to farmers’ market
March 21 at 11:05 am
The German Coast Farmers’ Market was recently forced to take a 10 percent reduction in their subsidy this year after St. Charles Parish Council members raised questions about the market’s funding.

A proposed rail corridor would travel from Baton Rouge, through St. Charles Parish and into New Orleans. Parish signs on for railway linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans
March 21 at 10:50 am
A railway that would pass through St. Charles Parish and connect Baton Rouge to New Orleans and the Louis Armstrong International Airport is only a parish away from coming to fruition.

Residents across the parish have complained about the service provided by Progressive Waste Solutions. They say their cans are often damaged and trash bins are sometimes tossed into yards and even ditches. Residents trash garbage service
March 21 at 10:46 am
Progressive Waste Solutions was the target of criticism for nearly 100 residents who recently took to social media to express complaints about the service provided by the St. Charles Parish trash contractor.

Policeman turned pastor Policeman turned pastor
March 21 at 10:07 am
McKinley Day, known as Pastor Kenny, was an eight-year veteran of the Louisiana State Police when he was asked to become a pastor at Covenant Church.

Jennifer Englade Competency hearing ordered for woman accused of killing 3
March 21 at 10:03 am
A St. Charles Parish judge has ordered doctors to reexamine Jennifer Englade, who was declared unfit to stand trial last year after police say she caused the deaths of three people and an unborn baby in St. Charles Parish.

Bart A. Bourg Suspected Boutte rapist captured in Tangipahoa Parish
March 19 at 9:27 am
A Boutte man who was wanted in connection with a forcible rape that occurred on March 15 was captured Tuesday in Tangipahoa Parish.

Barton Avenue in Luling closed through May Barton Avenue in Luling closed through May
March 18 at 4:24 pm
A portion of Barton Avenue in Luling has been closed for road construction that began March 17 and will be ongoing through May.

Bart A. Bourg Police: Search on for Boutte man wanted for rape
March 18 at 10:32 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for a Boutte man who is wanted on charges of aggravated rape, false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery.

Sen. David Vitter accepted a container of keys from Lisa Taylor as her husband Robert spoke out against the Biggert-Waters Act to a crowd that gathered in the Taylor residence driveway in May 2013. Flood insurance act reinstates grandfathering
March 14 at 11:57 am
Nearly a year after St. Charles Parish residents were informed that local flood insurance rates would rise tens of thousands of dollars due to the Biggert-Waters Act, a bill that will reverse much of the damage has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and is now awaiting a signature from President Barack Obama.

Police say speed trap law would have no effect on parish
March 14 at 11:39 am
Two laws have been proposed concerning speed traps in the 2014 Louisiana legislature, however, law enforcement agencies in St. Charles Parish do not believe the laws will have any local effect should they pass.

Jennifer Pharr Davis Fastest person to hike Appalachian Trail has story to tell
March 14 at 11:37 am
The fastest person to hike the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail will talk about her unique experiences at the East Regional Library in Destrehan.

Judge forces Parish Council to rezone land for barge operation Judge forces Parish Council to rezone land for barge operation
March 14 at 11:36 am
After more than a decade battling the St. Charles Parish Council in an attempt to rezone their property to heavy industrial, a local barge fleet operation has finally received a vote allowing the rezoning to go through.

Motorist says man flashed her on Airline Highway Motorist says man flashed her on Airline Highway
March 14 at 11:35 am
A 21-year-old Montz man was arrested and charged with obscenity after a motorist on Airline Highway said the man exposed himself while driving down the road Friday night.

Luling man shot in leg during armed robbery Luling man shot in leg during armed robbery
March 14 at 11:33 am
Two Luling teens are accused of robbing three men at gunpoint and shooting one of the victims in the leg when he tried to grab their weapon.

Woman says she shot husband to stop beating Woman says she shot husband to stop beating
March 14 at 11:30 am
A 53-year-old Destrehan woman who is charged with attempted murder after shooting her husband on New Year’s Eve told police she did so to stop her husband from hitting her, according to new details released in the case.

Lawsuit threatened if School Board continues prayer
Lawsuit threatened if School Board continues prayer
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The St. Charles Parish School Board is facing a potential lawsuit from a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization because they used God’s name in resolutions and continue to host a public prayer before School Board meetings.