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Pat Elfer, owner of St. Rose Tavern, reminisces about her time spent in the restaurant. Elfer took her first steps inside the tavern, but is being evicted despite paying her rent on time for nearly 30 years. Historic St. Rose Tavern will be forced to shut doors
November 22, 2013 at 9:30 am
After operating in the same spot for the past 91 years, it looks like the lights may be going out on a historic local eatery.

Construction on Luling levee will begin in January Construction on Luling levee will begin in January
November 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm
A two decades-long wait has come to an end after the St. Charles Parish Council cleared the way for construction to begin on the first phase of the Willowridge Levee in Luling.

Man found shot to death behind St. Rose church Man found shot to death behind St. Rose church
November 18, 2013 at 11:02 am
A 23-year-old man was found shot to death in St. Rose on Sunday.

Second person in 8 days killed while walking on Luling highway
November 15, 2013 at 10:31 am
For the second time in eight days, a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed while walking on a Luling highway.

Cell phone theft on the rise in parish schools Cell phone theft on the rise in parish schools
November 15, 2013 at 9:23 am
The number of thefts of technological devices at local schools has shot up as smartphones have become more prevalent.

Health center helps residents enroll  in ‘Obamacare’ after website problems Health center helps residents enroll in ‘Obamacare’ after website problems
November 15, 2013 at 9:20 am
When the Affordable Care Act was enacted on Oct. 1, requiring nearly everyone to have some sort of health insurance coverage or suffer a penalty, many questioned how the program worked. Others who wanted to sign up for a health care plan had trouble accessing a government website to do so.

4 arrested after meth lab found in Luling home, police say 4 arrested after meth lab found in Luling home, police say
November 15, 2013 at 9:19 am
Four Luling residents were arrested for running a meth operation out of their home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Lindsey Albarado, Todd Albarado and daughter Mckinney pose for a picture with the newest member of their family, Ryder. Miracle baby, mother survive despite emergency colon surgery
November 15, 2013 at 9:17 am
Lindsey Albarado was 25 weeks pregnant and in the hospital when the unthinkable happened.

Clerk of Court Lance Marino with his wife, Mary, and children Elena, Dominic, Jacob and Rachel at a Destrehan football game. Clerk of Court remains positive during battle with throat cancer
November 15, 2013 at 9:15 am
Back in mid-August when St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court Lance Marino was shaving, his razor went over a bump in his neck. Little did he know that the small bump would have a huge impact on his life.

Merika Hill lays in her hospital bed after being hit by a truck while walking to church along Old Spanish Trail in Des Allemands. Mother saves children before getting run over
November 15, 2013 at 9:11 am
As Merika Hill was walking to church with her two young children last Tuesday evening, she suddenly noticed a truck driving towards them at a high rate of speed along Old Spanish Trail in Des Allemands.

New EOC loaded with technology, will be able to withstand 200 mph winds New EOC loaded with technology, will be able to withstand 200 mph winds
November 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm
St. Charles Parish officials opened the doors to a new Emergency Operations Center on Thursday that drastically increases both the space and technology that will be utilized in emergency situations.

Thief altering checks left in Luling mailboxes Thief altering checks left in Luling mailboxes
November 14, 2013 at 9:05 am
Residents should think twice about sticking a check for their power, water or cable bills in their mailbox, especially if they live in Luling.

Disqualified bidder wants parish to throw out approved Luling levee contract Disqualified bidder wants parish to throw out approved Luling levee contract
November 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm
The construction company that turned in the lowest bid for the first phase of the Willowridge Levee, but was later disqualified, is calling for the parish to throw out a contract with another firm who was approved by the state for the work.

Ormond crossing in Destrehan could be blocked by train for next hour
November 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm
The Canadian National Railroad crossing near River Road on Ormond Boulebard in Destrehan will be blocked by train traffic for the next hour due to a delay getting trains into the rail yard.

School board ruse nets St. Rose  scammer jail time School board ruse nets St. Rose scammer jail time
November 08, 2013 at 11:36 am
A St. Rose man was sentenced to 35 days in prison after pretending to be an employee of the St. Charles Parish School Board and ordering several laptops.

Luling man arrested, charged with killing father Luling man arrested, charged with killing father
November 08, 2013 at 10:59 am
A 20-year-old Luling man was arrested Friday morning after police say he shot and killed his father.

St. John finally accepts $247,000 payment from St. Charles housing
November 08, 2013 at 9:00 am
The St. John Housing Authority recently received a large payment from the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority to pay the living expense for former residents who have moved from St. Charles to St. John.

Schools want to beef up lobbying efforts
November 08, 2013 at 8:58 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board is looking at increasing their lobbying efforts from a five-month period to year round under a contract that is currently being discussed with the school system’s lobbyist.

Voters will decide next West Bank at-large council member on Saturday
Voters will decide next West Bank at-large council member on Saturday
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On Saturday, voters will decide between three residents who are vying to fill the St. Charles Parish Council seat that represents the entire West Bank. Each of the candidates for the Division B at-large seat say that hurricane protection is the most pressing issue facing the area, but have differing views on the best way to achieve that goal.