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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.

The 72,000-square-foot medical complex on the East Bank will offer services including primary care, urology, gastroenterology, neurology and ophthalmology, It will also house an after-hours emergency clinic. $15 million hospital complex will bring centralized care to East Bank
March 14 at 11:29 am
St. Charles Parish residents will be able to visit one spot for most of their health care needs when a $15.5 million medical complex is completed in Destrehan next May.

(Left) Jillian Shnowski with her sister, Megan, who passed away when she was 5 years old. (Right) Jillian, now 18, used her sister as inspiration for her senior project, which created a prom for disabled residents. Sister inspires teen to create prom for disabled
March 14 at 11:25 am
A Destrehan teen who lost her sister to a rare genetic disorder is on a mission to make sure that all of those who have disabilities have a night to remember.

The 2014 Louisiana Sportsman Show offers one-stop shopping for all your outdoor needs. Sportsman show has something for everyone
March 14 at 10:06 am
The 35th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor and boat show, will be held March 13-16 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

(Kneeling from l to r):Tiara James, Deanna Guarino, Laisha Harris, Jenevieve Bourgeois, Jala LaFleur, Skie Matherne, Johnika Jackson, John Radcliffe. (Standing l to r): Jyde Stroud, Sierra Cain, Sampson Matthews, Jacob Johnson, Xariah Parquet, Kaela Schiro, Troynitria Evans, Danae’ Lathers, Gabryn Taylor, Zachariah Johnson, Nia Stewart, Tiera Walker, Diamond Miller, Gilbrea Thomas.
Hurst “Green Team” receives state leadership award
March 10 at 11:48 am
Seventh grade teacher Julie Rexford and the Green Team were recently named the Louisiana U.S. Green Build Council’s Community Champion of the 2013 Sustainability Leadership Awards for their work in promoting recycling on the school campus and within the community.

Mt. Carmel sophomore guard Kristen Nuss takes a rebound away from Destrehan junior center Lamitra Wells as she tussles with Mt. Carmel freshman center Lauren Bodino. Lady Wildcats fall to Mt. Carmel in state championship game
March 08 at 9:13 pm
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats lost only their second game all season when they fell to the Mt. Carmel Cubs 69-60 in the 5A state championship game.

Industries face stricter regulation of flaring systems Industries face stricter regulation of flaring systems
March 07 at 9:16 am
The release of toxic, potentially hazardous gases into the atmosphere through local industrial flares, such as those at local refineries, may face stricter regulation after a successful push by a local environmental group.

Police: Mimosa Park burglar caught with stolen vehicle
March 07 at 9:15 am
A Boutte man suspected of stealing items out of several cars in Mimosa Park was caught with a truck stolen from the area where the crimes occurred, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Professional auto theft ring targets Chevy trucks, SUVs Professional auto theft ring targets Chevy trucks, SUVs
March 07 at 9:13 am
An auto theft ring operating in St. Charles Parish is targeting Chevrolet trucks and SUVs that are five to 10 years old, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Charlie and Jerri Bush have used dead fish to help grow cypress trees from saplings to trees that stretch to nearly 40 feet above the street. Dead fish are secret behind fast cypress tree growth
March 07 at 9:11 am
Over the past six years, a local couple has been transplanting saplings into the neutral ground of their Luling street and using fish remains to make the trees grow healthy and tall.

Father faces 198 years in jail for molesting daughter Father faces 198 years in jail for molesting daughter
March 07 at 9:10 am
A Luling father who has been convicted of molesting his daughter twice in the last 10 years is facing up to 198 years in jail.

Parish’s planning and zoning director resigns
Parish’s planning and zoning director resigns
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The director of St. Charles Parish’s Department of Planning and Zoning has announced her resignation. Kim Marousek said she is leaving the office after accepting a job in the Baton Rouge area.