After a train blocked the Ormond Boulevard crossing for more than 40 minutes on Saturday, Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto is urging residents to call the parish’s Emergency Operations Center to report blockages longer than 20 minutes.
While three candidates will battle it out for St. Charles Parish’s 2nd District council seat, Julia Fisher-Perrier was named the new councilwoman for District 7 after no one else qualified to run against her. Fisher-Perrier has served on an interim basis for the district since December. She will now hold the seat until 2015.
Three candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for the St. Charles Parish Council’s 2nd District seat, which became open when former Councilman Shelley Tastet resigned for health reasons in December.