|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.
|FEMA letter touts low cost of flood insurance
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent out a letter to local residents asking them to renew their flood insurance rates, touting the low cost.
|Seventh grade whiz kid stuns teachers, parents with ACT score
May 19 at 10:28 am
Most graduating seniors do not come close to scoring a 27 on the ACT test, but 13-year-old J.B. Martin Middle School 7th grader Lauren Watson did just that this school year.
|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.
|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.
|Superintendent steps down to get down
May 12 at 11:38 am
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.
|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.
|Destrehan woman who saw horrors of foster care gives voice to children
May 10 at 9:23 am
Destrehan resident Jacqueline Awasthi knows the importance of having someone to speak on behalf of children in the foster care system.
|Principals will receive cash for raising school scores
May 10 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools will award principals and assistant principals with incentive pay for raising their school’s ratings as well as receiving high professional achievement marks.
|Speed patrols return to I-310 after months-long absence
May 10 at 9:15 am
Over the past four months, those who often travel the elevated portions of I-10 and I-310 in St. Charles Parish have noticed a lack of state troopers on the interstate.
|Chaisson out as port director, Aucoin named successor
May 09 at 7:33 pm
Joel T. Chaisson Sr.’s eight-year tenure as executive director of the Port of South Louisiana will officially come to an end on July 14.
|Hahnville falls to Zachary, 7-4
May 09 at 11:28 am
The Zachary Broncos turned the table on the Hahnville Tigers by beating them at home in the second round of the playoffs to avenge their own playoff loss to HHS in the second round at home last year.
|Zachary avenges last year’s second round playoff loss, ends Hahnville’s season
May 06 at 7:45 pm
The Zachary Broncos turned the table on the Hahnville Tigers by beating them at home in the second round of the playoffs to avenge their playoff loss to HHS in the second round at home last year.
|Bill would prevent transportation of hazardous materials down Apple Street
May 06 at 9:02 am
A bill that would prevent the transport of hazardous materials along Apple Street in Norco has passed the State Senate.
|Woodruff wins District II seat by 20 votes
May 05 at 11:46 am
The runoff election for the District II council seat ended Saturday night with a very narrow margin of victory for William "Billy" Woodruff over Mary Clulee.
|EOC studies Texas explosion to prevent similar disaster in parish
May 04 at 10:14 am
After an explosion at an industrial fertilizer facility in West, Texas two weeks ago that left 14 dead and nearly 200 injured, officials at the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) are studying the incident to see if they can learn anything to prevent a similar disaster from occurring in St. Charles Parish.
|Board begins search for next school superintendent
May 02 at 10:57 am
The search for a new superintendent for St. Charles Parish Public Schools is on after Dr. Rodney Lafon publicly announced his resignation after 18 years in the position.
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Richmond, Waters introduce bill to reform flood insurance - 537 views
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.