A map showing the well's location. Company plans to drill for gas near Willowdale
November 27 at 12:28 pm
A company’s plans for an exploratory well have hit a wall after residents of the Willowdale subdivision in Luling expressed concerns over the noise and affect to property values.

ADM files lawsuit over genetically modified corn
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Archer Daniels Midland Co. has sued a Swiss agribusiness because they say that company’s genetically engineered corn has tainted much of the regular corn crop in the United States. That has caused China has rejected shipments of corn from ADM, resulting in “tens of millions of dollars” in losses, ADM said.

Teens charged with vandalizing Ormond Park
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Two juveniles are accused of causing $3,500 in damage at Ormond Park.

The Destrehan High School band performs at UL-Lafayette. DHS band will perform in oldest Thanksgiving parade
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The Destrehan High School band will perform a New Orleans medley as part of the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving parade in Philadelphia this Thursday.

Van T. Bell Early life of Des Allemands Navy aquanaut shrouded in secrecy
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Though much of his work for the Navy remains classified, a former Des Allemands resident finally received some long-overdue recognition for his contributions in the private sector as a deep sea diver.

Shelley Dufresne Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
Yesterday at 1:20 pm
Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne, who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, pled not guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile on Tuesday in St. Charles Parish.

Early voting begins Saturday
November 21 at 10:32 am
Starting Saturday, St. Charles residents can vote early to decide three local justices of the peace and a U.S. senator.

St. Charles Parish detective catches 4 men trying to steal street sign
November 21 at 10:31 am
Four out-of-towners were arrested Thursday night after they were caught removing a street sign by a detective who happened to be driving in the area.

Candidate thinks opponent should  be disqualified Candidate thinks opponent should be disqualified
November 21 at 10:30 am
A justice of the peace candidate might face censure, or worse, pending a ruling from the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Judiciary Commission.

Volunteers who were a part of a Praxair leadership program planted 15 trees in Rathborne Park last week. Volunteers breathe new life into park by helping replace cut-down trees
November 21 at 10:28 am
Nearly 30 hazardous trees were removed from Luling’s Rathborne Park in September, but an industrial gasses company stepped in to make sure that residents will enjoy plenty of shade in the future.

Council members say they never use texts to solicit votes during meetings Council members say they never use texts to solicit votes during meetings
November 21 at 10:27 am
The Louisiana attorney general’s office recently ruled that it is against the law for St. Charles Parish Council members to text each other instructions on how to vote during public meetings, despite the fact that there is no evidence of any council member ever doing so.

Triangle Food Store will soon reopen as Luling Discount and will sell seafood po-boys. Triangle Food Store set to reopen following liquid marijuana bust
November 21 at 10:26 am
The Triangle Food Store at the intersection of Paul Maillard and River roads in Luling will reopen soon under the name Luling Discount. The store closed two months ago following the arrests of the former owner and manager for selling liquid marijuana.

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of History Channel TV show “American Pickers,” are looking for St. Charles Parish residents who have odd, unique and interesting antiques. Residents with odd antiques could be featured on TV show
November 21 at 10:25 am
St. Charles Parish residents with barns, warehouses or buildings full of odd, unique and interesting antiques could get the chance to be featured on a History Channel TV show.

Destrehan man accused of raping 2 young girls Destrehan man accused of raping 2 young girls
November 21 at 10:24 am
A 54-year-old Destrehan man was arrested after he was accused of raping two young girls - one of whom was related to him and another who was a family friend.

Restoring a legend: Destrehan students help rebuild WWII PT boat Restoring a legend: Destrehan students help rebuild WWII PT boat
November 21 at 10:22 am
A piece of south Louisiana naval history is one step closer to reliving its glory days with the help of Destrehan High School students.

Lajoan M. Fiffie, 39, was arrested after she received a package from China containing $90,000 worth of an illegal drug known as bath salts. Police: Destrehan woman arrested after ordering 2 pounds of bath salts from China
November 18 at 2:29 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office arrested a Destrehan woman after she accepted a package containing more than 1,000 grams of the illegal drug known as bath salts.

River Parishes Fall Festival will rock Norco this weekend River Parishes Fall Festival will rock Norco this weekend
November 14 at 9:38 am
Fresh seafood po-boys, pastalaya and jambalaya are usually enough to draw most to the River Parishes Fall Festival, but there will also be plenty of rides, games and rocking music this weekend.

$400,000 grant will fund training programs to help unemployed find work
November 14 at 9:37 am
A $400,000 grant could put unemployed in the River Parishes back to work by helping employers fund training programs.


Ormond Plantation will serve as backdrop for ABC series
Ormond Plantation will serve as backdrop for ABC series
Destrehan’s Ormond Plantation will serve as the backdrop for an episode of an ABC network drama that is being filmed in St. Charles Parish.