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Parish secures permit for Magnolia Ridge levee
Yesterday at 1:05 pm
St. Charles Parish can move ahead with construction of an 8.3-mile stretch of levee between the Davis Pond Diversion and the Paradis Canal after receiving a permit for the Magnolia Ridge reach last week.

Earl “Pie” Tastet has served as justice of the peace for 35 years but a recent state ammendment put his status in jeopardy because he was over the age of 70. However, a Baton Rouge court ruled that Tastet, and others, can run for office this fall. Federal court rules that elderly public officials can seek re-election
Yesterday at 1:03 pm
Several longtime public officials over the age of 70 will be allowed to run for public office despite a state amendment that says they are too old to serve.

Sheriff Greg Champagne Crime drops by 20 percent in St. Charles
Yesterday at 1:01 pm
The number of reported crimes in St. Charles Parish dropped by an astounding 20 percent in the first six months of the year when compared to the same period in 2013.

Duane Foret, director of the parish’s Parks and Recreation Department, said the splash part is not used much during the week because school has started. Lack of participation forces weekday closure of new splash park
Yesterday at 12:59 pm
A splash park in Ormond that opened in June to much fanfare has now closed from Monday through Friday due to lack of participation.

Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2 Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2
Yesterday at 12:52 pm
After narrowly defeating attorney Tim Marcel for the Division E judgeship in a 2012 special election, Judge Michelle Morel will face Marcel once again with her seat on the line.

Cherie LaGrange St. Rose woman accused of poisoning husband’s drink
Yesterday at 12:17 pm
A St. Rose woman is in jail after authorities say she poisoned her husband’s drink on Saturday.

The ensemble TV series will focus on the relationships between the wives of the men who were chosen to take part in the first NASA space program. Major TV series will be filmed in parish for first time
Yesterday at 11:43 am
A major network television series will be filmed in St. Charles Parish for the first time after Quixote Studios in St. Rose inked a deal with ABC.

Kevin N. Allen Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
August 25 at 12:52 pm
A 20-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape of a teen that took place in Montz.

Leala Jackson Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
August 22 at 10:42 am
The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the heels of federal and state audits that slammed the agency for mismanagement and requested repayment of more than $600,000.

Residents in Luling, miles away from the explosion, said they felt the blast. Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
August 22 at 10:32 am
A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.

Teens avoid jail after robbing suspected drug dealer in Norco Teens avoid jail after robbing suspected drug dealer in Norco
August 22 at 10:25 am
Two teens will not spend any additional time in jail after admitting they lured a Metairie drug dealer to a Norco park and robbed him of synthetic marijuana in January.

Parish still has no plan in place to repay  misspent taxpayer money Parish still has no plan in place to repay misspent taxpayer money
August 22 at 10:20 am
Opinions vary on whether Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration must find a way to repay or rectify a finding by the Louisiana Attorney General that they unconstitutionally provided $140,000 worth of free dumpsters to parish residents over a four-year period.

New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter
August 22 at 10:17 am
New laws targeting motorists have taken effect, including a ban on using cell phones in school zones and cigarettes and cigarette butts being labeled as litter.

Some residents in Destrehan have put signs in their yards supporting the Krewe of Zeus. Others say they do not want the parade in Ormond. Zeus moves ahead with parade plans
August 22 at 10:15 am
Signs supporting the Krewe of Zeus’ plans to parade through Ormond Boulevard in February have popped up across Destrehan, and the krewe plans to hold a public meeting in order to alleviate any concerns residents may have about the proposed route.

Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices
August 22 at 10:13 am
St. Charles Parish experienced the only decline in home prices in the New Orleans Metro area in the first half of 2014 as compared to 2013, according to the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors.

New site connects job seekers with thousands  of open positions New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
August 22 at 10:09 am
A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job seekers with the needs of potential employers is expected to be a great help to St. Charles Parish residents and local industry alike.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies searched the Mississippi River the body of James Sierra III until it was discovered in Jefferson Parish this afternoon. Body of HHS grad found in Jefferson Parish
August 21 at 3:17 pm
The body of a man who is believed to have jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning has been found in Jefferson Parish.

Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge Sheriff’s Office still searching for body of Hahnville grad who jumped off bridge
August 18 at 11:26 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the body of a man who jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling early Sunday morning.

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Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
Housing director resigns after audit cites mismanagement
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The director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has stepped down on the heels of federal and state audits that slammed the agency for mismanagement and requested repayment of more than $600,000.