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St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his granddaughter, Annika Thoman, visit the graves of their relatives. Stories of generations’ past fill graveyards during All Souls Day
November 07, 2014 at 9:31 am

Lifelong St. Charles Parish resident Carla Langley’s mother died while Carla was pregnant with her own daughter, Anna McDuffy. Anna is now a senior at Destrehan, and on a sunny Sunday in November, her and her mother walked St. Charles Borromeo cemetery, visiting the ancestors the LSU-bound teen never got to meet.

Paul Triche Hahnville CEO honored by LSU for company’s growth
November 07, 2014 at 9:30 am
A Hahnville businessman who grew up in Norco was recently honored by LSU for having the 22nd fastest-growing company owned by an alum of the university.

Teen accused of raping girl while friends watch Teen accused of raping girl while friends watch
November 07, 2014 at 9:28 am
A 15-year-old Destrehan boy was arrested and charged with forcibly raping a 16-year-old girl in St. Rose while four of his friends watched the attack, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Judge elect Tim Marcel poses with St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne and St. Charles Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson. Marcel unseats Morel for Division E judgeship
November 04, 2014 at 9:31 pm
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Judge Michele Morel Tuesday for the Division E judgeship, capturing more than 60 percent of the vote.

For safety reasons, children are urged to trick-or-treat early in the evening. Police presence will increase on Halloween
October 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm
Thousands of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Friday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.

Keywine Bradford St. Rose teen pleads guilty after fatal shooting
October 31, 2014 at 3:26 pm
A St. Rose teen convicted of principal to second-degree murder by a St. Charles Parish jury last September received a new trial last week and immediately pled guilty to manslaughter.

Ellis Alexander (left) and Milton Allemand (right). Longtime board member faces outspoken board critic
October 31, 2014 at 3:21 pm
In next week’s election, Milton Allemand is challenging, for the second time, incumbent Ellis Alexander for a seat on the St. Charles Parish School Board.



A painting by Destrehan artist Odie Tucker. Watercolors painted by Destrehan artist will be featured on hit CBS show
October 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm
Those who watch “NCIS: New Orleans” will see a cameo from a Destrehan artist’s work in early November.

Felicia Gomez-Walker, superintendent of St. Charles Parish Public Schools, high-fives a student at the beginning of school. Schools ranked 5th best
October 31, 2014 at 3:10 pm
All except four schools in St. Charles Parish received an “A” grade, according to a report card released by the Louisiana Department of Education.



Woman falls off bridge while trying to catch cell phone Woman falls off bridge while trying to catch cell phone
October 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm
A woman was rescued by police officers and local firefighters after falling into Lake Pontchartrain while trying to catch her cell phone.

Judge Michele Morel (left) and Tim Marcel (right) Morel, Marcel in heated battle for judges
October 31, 2014 at 2:29 pm
Judge Michele Morel and local attorney Tim Marcel have faced off against each other for the Division E judgeship before, but this November the two come into the race from different perspectives.

Early voting underway in St. Charles Parish
October 24, 2014 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish voters will select a new judge, School Board member and several justices of the peace and constables on Nov. 4, but early voting is now underway.

Law making it harder for teachers to earn tenure ruled constitutional
October 24, 2014 at 9:18 am
A law making it easier to fire tenured teachers and more difficult for new teachers to earn tenure has been ruled constitutional by the Louisiana Supreme Court, reversing an earlier ruling by a Baton Rouge district judge.

Luling woman tests positive for most severe form of West Nile Luling woman tests positive for most severe form of West Nile
October 24, 2014 at 9:16 am
A Luling woman who contracted West Nile after being bitten by a mosquito tested positive for the most severe form of the virus, according to the Department of Health & Hospitals.

According to numbers provided by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, there were 24 and 34 heroin-related arrests in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Through August of 2014, only 16 such arrests have been made. Heroin use on decline in St. Charles Parish
October 24, 2014 at 9:13 am
While heroin use appears to be on the rise across Louisiana, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said the drug is declining in the parish.

St. Charles Parish Hospital says they are prepared should Ebola case arise St. Charles Parish Hospital says they are prepared should Ebola case arise
October 24, 2014 at 9:08 am
Though there are no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus in St. Charles Parish, St. Charles Parish Hospital is well prepared should an Ebola case arise, according to chief of nursing Jean Hill.

The new generator is part of a request from the Louisiana Public Service Commission to provide for growing energy needs in the River Parishes. Proposed generator would double energy production at Little Gypsy
October 24, 2014 at 9:06 am
Entergy is seeking approval from St. Charles Parish leaders to build a generator that would more than double energy production at the Little Gypsy power plant in Montz.

St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway
October 24, 2014 at 9:04 am
A man was found dead in the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday after a night of partying, but police do not suspect foul play.

Lifestyles

2015 Mardi Gras Royalty
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Lady Cats claim district title,  enter playoffs as No. 4 seed
Lady Cats claim district title, enter playoffs as No. 4 seed
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Like just about every high school sports team, the Destrehan girls basketball team set a goal to play for a state championship last year.