|Termites thriving in warmer weather
2 hours ago
For homeowners, late spring and early summer are a time to look out for termite swarms and this year, although swarms are arriving a little later than in years past, they are arriving in force.
|Arrests (May 23)
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•Jonathan M. Lanque, 17, of 216 St. John St. in Luling, was arrested on May 14 and charged with theft of goods less than $500.
|Grassroots effort underway to curb St. Rose violence
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On a Friday afternoon, community activists and young girls stand in a circle in a driveway of a home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood in St. Rose.
|Council: Civil service employees should keep jobs if forced to relocate due to Biggert-Waters
6 hours ago
The St. Charles Parish Council has asked the parish government to allow employees to keep their jobs if they have to move to another area due to financial hardship associated with the Biggert-Waters Act.
|Gun, cash stolen in rash of Montz car burglaries
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Last week, five vehicles were burglarized in Montz and robbers made off with items including wallets, a gun, cell phones, cameras and even cash.
|FEMA letter touts low cost of flood insurance
6 hours ago
The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent out a letter to local residents asking them to renew their flood insurance rates, touting the low cost.
|Richmond, Waters introduce bill to reform flood insurance
Yesterday at 3:01 pm
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), along with Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), introduced The Flood Insurance Implementation Reform Act of 2013. This bipartisan legislation aims to improve the National Flood Insurance Program by ensuring that the implementation of new rates do not burden homeowners or slow the recovery of the nation's housing market.
|Burglars strike 7 Luling homes during daytime
Yesterday at 9:32 am
Brazen burglars have broken into seven Luling homes in less than two weeks, making off with electronics and jewelry during the daytime heists.
|Trio charged with arson in 3 Montz fires
May 21 at 3:03 pm
Two juveniles and a 25-year-old man have been arrested in connection with two separate Friday fires in Montz – one of which destroyed a home.
|Unusually cold spring makes crabs hard to find
May 18 at 11:14 am
In the still darkness of the morning, three crabbers in a pickup truck arrived at Lac Des Allemands before dawn.
|Vitter in Bayou Gauche to speak about action on flood insurance rate hikes
May 17 at 3:11 pm
Little more than a week after officials from 14 parishes took a trip to Washington, D.C. to lobby against potential flood insurance rate hikes, some of those same officials convened with Sen. David Vitter at the home of a Bayou Gauche couple.
|Former St. Charles deputy charged with payroll fraud
May 17 at 11:53 am
A former St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputy whose arrest disgusted Sheriff Greg Champagne, has now been charged with six additional counts of payroll fraud.
|Parish plans to go out for construction bids in June for Willowridge levee
May 17 at 11:47 am
St. Charles Parish plans to go out for construction bids next month on the first phase of the Willowridge levee, assuming a judge rules in the parish’s favor regarding a portion of the land needed for the project.
|Police dog sniffs out suspected burglar
May 17 at 11:45 am
With the assistance of a K-9 officer, police were able to track down a 23-year-old man who reportedly stole items from a car and broke into a house early Friday morning.
|Legislators vow to help parish fight huge insurance increases
May 16 at 11:10 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, along with eight other parish presidents and representatives from five other parishes, visited Washington, D.C. to talk to officials about the potential spike in local flood insurance premiums should large portions of the Biggert-Waters Act be allowed to take effect in October.
|Supreme Court rules against school vouchers
May 16 at 11:02 am
Last week the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled the funding structure for the Louisiana Scholarship Program unconstitutional.
|Chaisson will step down as port executive director
May 16 at 10:53 am
The Port of South Louisiana will soon see a change in leadership after Joel T. Chaisson Sr.’s eight-year tenure as executive director officially comes to an end on July 14.
|Adopted Oregon man uses social media to track down parents
May 11 at 8:20 am
In the summer of 1973, a baby boy was born to a 14 year-old girl at West Jefferson Medical Center in Gretna.
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries....
Princess is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet....
• St. Charles Borromeo Geography Bee representative
• Fallen officers honored at Blue Mass
• Seventh grade whiz kid stuns teachers, parents with ACT score
• Former Hahnville High School student receives university awards
• This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Hoppy”
After hearing that plenty of big trout were being caught on live shrimp at the end...
Two St. Charles Parish residents attending St. Charles Catholic High School...
Superintendent steps down to get down - 715 views
Dr. Rodney Lafon boiled down his decision to announce his retirement last month to a simple factor. With 40 years accumulated in the school system he had come to a point in his career where he would make nearly the same yearly salary as a retiree as if he chose to continue working.
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