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‘Big Jeff’ lost home, 2 cats in Des Allemands fire

It wasn’t until three weeks after fire claimed Jeff Matherne’s nearly 80-year-old residence on Levy Road in Des Allemands that he was able to see that he had lost nearly everything.Read More...
April 28 at 9:00 am
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Luling man on America’s Most Wanted gets 1 year in prison

Richard Randolph, a Luling sex offender who was at one point listed by the U.S. Marshals as one of "America's Most Wanted" criminals, has been sentenced to serve a year in prison on the charge of attempted failure to register as a sex offender. Read More...
April 28 at 8:00 am
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The future hope is building in Boutte

Stepping on the front yard of Unit 201, Sabrina Ratcliff Lewis immediately recalled how far in life she had come from the Boutte housing project yet she had become determined to return there to make a difference.Read More...
April 28 at 7:00 am
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Paradis couple lose twins, seek answers

Derrick Scott and Kelsey Gwyn Neff were told to prepare for the possibility their twin boys would not survive the pregnancy, but Kelsey had decided they were fighters.Read More...
April 28 at 6:00 am
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St. Charles Parish: Stranded motorists should call 911

The recent incident involving three men stranded on I-10 who were robbed and one shot represents an unnerving situation becoming increasingly worrisome for unsuspecting motorists.
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April 28 at 5:00 am
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St. Charles Parish: New garbage collection service to begin May 1

Houma-based Pelican Waste & Debris will begin garbage collection for St. Charles Parish residents on May 1. Read More...
April 28 at 5:00 am
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St. Charles school district bracing for possible budget cuts on state and federal levels

With school systems facing the prospect of potentially significant budget cuts on both the state and federal levels, St. Charles Parish Public Schools Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker says the School Board continues to "prepare for the worst and hope for the best."Read More...
April 28 at 5:00 am
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Shelley Dufresne found not guilty of having sex with student in Jefferson Parish

A judge on Wednesday (April 26)found former Destrehan High School teacher Shelley Dufresne not guilty of allegations she had sex with her 16-year-old student on two occasions in Jefferson Parish.Read More...
April 26 at 4:36 pm
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St. Charles native who shot parish deputy sentenced to 40 years in prison

John Paul Devillier, who was found guilty of the attempted first-degree murder of St. Charles Parish Sheriff Deputy Burt Hazeltine, was sentenced to 40 years in prison today (April 25).
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April 25 at 11:53 am
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Three men in stalled vehicle on I-10 were shot at and robbed

Three men whose vehicle stalled on the shoulder of Interstate 10 over the Bonnet Carre Spillway at 12:48 a.m. today (April 21) were robbed at gunpoint and shot at by one of three suspects at the scene.
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April 21 at 11:19 am
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Hahnville paddle boarder teaching others to catch a wave in the bayou

Katie Beuttner has always loved the water.Read More...
April 21 at 9:00 am
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Parish focusing on flood insurance rates

With flood insurance rates due to expire in June, St. Charles Parish officials are working with the area’s Congressional delegation and toward finding discounts that can buffer residents from a major premium hit.Read More...
April 21 at 8:00 am
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Norco man fighting cancer one day at a time

It was hard enough for Jimmy Stuard to deal with a diagnosis of colon cancer involving a tumor so large that only chemotherapy and radiation treatments offered any hope that it might be removed.Read More...
April 21 at 8:00 am
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Handicapped man beaten to death by his own cane

Rodney Naquin Jr. was sentenced to 29 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a count of manslaughter connected with the 2015 death of Jassen Robert of Ama, in which authorities say Naquin stabbed the disabled man 17 times as he burglarized his home.Read More...
April 21 at 7:00 am
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Girl on a mission brings Divine Mercy image to churches across parish

By Heather Faucheaux

If you’ve driven down River Road from Hahnville to Waggaman lately, or by St. Anthony’s church in Luling, you may have been struck by a particular image; a brilliant, 10-foot high sign of Jesus as the Divine Mercy.Read More...
April 21 at 5:00 am
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S.C. freight company eyeing Destrehan site

The St. Charles Parish Council cleared the way for a Southeastern Freight Lines service center, making it the latest announcement with Destrehan's 1,400-acre development.Read More...
April 21 at 4:00 am
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Betty Baker Dufrene, 54, a native of Opelousas and Luling and resident of Boutte passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017.