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Back row (L-R): Gene Oxford, Carissa Oxford, Brooke Fontenot and Malia Fierro. Front row (L-R): Sami DeJean, Alex Oxford, Kristie Oxford and Fierro Oxford. Family gives back to ‘angels’ who helped son fight rare disease
November 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Nearly 100 people braved the cool temperatures and driving mist to come out to the ‘Alex Gives Back Day’ in Luling to listen to music, play in a bounce house and eat jambalaya.

Laurie Guichard with her twin sons, Matthew and Joseph. The twins asked their mother to rappel down Benson Tower and Laurie followed through. Mother of twins with Down syndrome rappels 25 stories
November 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm
Laurie Guichard was hanging off the side of Benson Tower in downtown New Orleans suspended by a rope 25 floors over the ground below.

Long ambulance delays are rare, hospital CEO says Long ambulance delays are rare, hospital CEO says
November 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm
After a hit and run accident earlier this month resulted in a Des Allemands woman laying in the roadway on Old Spanish Trail for nearly an hour waiting for an ambulance, questions have been raised about how such a delay in medical service could occur.

The St. Charles Parish Council has set aside $10,400 from the budget to raise a sunken boat that residents in the area called an eyesore. Councilman Paul Hogan said the parish will go after the boat’s owner to get reimbursed for raising the vessel. Council decides to lift sunken boat that drew 80 complaints
November 22, 2013 at 9:38 am
The St. Charles Parish Council has included funding in the 2014 budget to raise a sunken vessel in lac Des Allemands.
The vessel “Pretty Boy” has been partially submerged near the Highway 90 bridge in Des Allemands since it sank four years ago.

‘Deadbeat dads’ sought with Most Wanted poster ‘Deadbeat dads’ sought with Most Wanted poster
November 22, 2013 at 9:36 am
The Department of Children and Family Services is using a “Most Wanted” poster to help track down men across the state who each owe at least $20,000 in child support.

Former DHS  football player shot to death in St. Rose Former DHS football player shot to death in St. Rose
November 22, 2013 at 9:35 am
A 23-year-old Destrehan High School graduate, who was a member of the school’s 2007 state championship football team, was found shot to death in St. Rose on Sunday.

A memorial for 32-year-old Shantrelle Dunmiles sits on Old Spanish Trail. Dunmiles was killed after she was hit by a truck while walking along the road. Accidents highlight dangers of walking on Old Spanish Trail
November 22, 2013 at 9:33 am
A makeshift memorial of stuffed animals, balloons and a sign reading “R.I.P.” sit on the side of Old Spanish Trail in Boutte.

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.

Suspect arrested 16 months after Norco murder
Suspect arrested 16 months after Norco murder
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A suspect in the December 2012 murder of Norco resident Jay Bertucci was apprehended by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office today.

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