Volume 140 Number 20 - May 16, 2013


Former St. Charles deputy charged with payroll fraud
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.

Police dog sniffs out suspected burglar
Joshua ByChurch Man broke into car, house in Luling, police say
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.

Supreme Court rules against school vouchers
St. Charles School Board member says public schools should be compensated
Last week the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled the funding structure for the Louisiana Scholarship Program unconstitutional.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (May 16)
From staff and wire reports
•Rafael E. Neives, 28, of 105 Farman St. in Westwego, was arrested on May 7 and charged with cruelty to animals and simple criminal damage.


Fallen officers honored at Blue Mass
From staff and wire reports
The Most Reverend Gregory Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, celebrated the 2nd Annual Blue Mass with St. Charles Borromeo School children to honor local first responders.
Good Citizenship award
From staff and wire reports
Merrill Zeringue, a member of the Vieux Carre Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented the organization’s annual Good Citizenship Award Anthony Smart.
Satellite Center faculty honor retiring superintendent
From staff and wire reports
Satellite Center faculty members surprised outgoing St. Charles Parish Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon with shirts made in his honor.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Hoppy”
From staff and wire reports
Hoppy, a 4-year-old male poodle, is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.
Medine-Otwell engagement
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. David Medine of Ama and Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Otwell of Ruston would like to announce the engagement of their children, Megan Medine and Steven Otwell.
Former Hahnville High School student receives university awards
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School 2009 graduate Hunter Robinson was recently honored at the Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Student Affairs awards banquet.
St. Charles Women's Club TeaCup Auction
From staff and wire reports
Chateau Country club in Kenner was filled with ladies of the St. Charles Women's Club for their annual TeaCup Auction on March 9.
HHS teacher recieves “Lowes Toolbox” grant
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School Career Development Facilitator Aurora Romero received a Lowes Toolbox for Education grant in the amount of $2,000.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.


Nora Tregle Cortez, 61, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Tuesday, May 7 at 9:35 p.m. in Luling.
Richard Anthony Gaubert, 78, a native and resident of Luling, passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 52 years, Dianne Poche’, by his side.
Harry J. Morel Sr., 94, passed away on May 12.