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Deputy Kenneth Delaune risked his life to save a suicidal woman. He was named the 2007 Deputy of the Year. Hanging off bridge all in a days work for deputy
February 13, 2008 at 11:49 am
When Deputy Kenneth Delaune risked his own life to keep a woman from jumping off of the Hale Boggs Bridge, it wasn't the skyscraper-like height that worried him, but the potential tumble into the Mississippi.

Amatrol, which is an industry leader in skill-based, technical learning, will provide equipment that will be used during the courses. Shown here are two pieces of such equipment that the students got to work on during a recent recruitment event for the cl SCP schools first in state to offer engineering design courses to their students
February 13, 2008 at 11:46 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools continues to blaze a new trail in Louisiana by becoming the first school district in the state to offer engineering design courses.

Planning and zoning vows to clean streets Planning and zoning vows to clean streets
February 13, 2008 at 10:09 am
For years, residents living on Luling's Paul Fredrick Street have been forced to deal with the unsightly buildings and bountiful trash that are combining to decrease the property value of their homes.

The “Help is Here Express” bus tour travels around the country to help uninsured residents find cheap medicines. Drug bus headed to Boutte to help residents find low cost medicines
February 13, 2008 at 10:09 am
A prescription assistance program that has helped five million individuals who are uninsured or lack adequate healthcare coverage find medicines for free or nearly free is coming to Boutte.

Bankruptcy on the rise in parish
February 13, 2008 at 10:08 am
The astronomical price of insurance, combined with ever increasing mortgage rates, is having a huge effect on citizens of St. Charles Parish, leading to large upswing in the amount of bankruptcies in the area.

Dangerous chemicals could leak out of Dow
February 13, 2008 at 10:08 am
Dow St. Charles Operations has been working to repair a damaged safety flare connected to one of its units and all non-essential personnel have been asked to stay home until further notice. Flyers were distributed to residents living near the plant about possible side effects they could experience, and LA 3142 was temporarily closed, but has since reopened.

Another robbery in Destrehan
February 08, 2008 at 10:18 am
Destrehan was the scene of another robbery on Feb. 7, as two black males entered the Shell gas station and made off with money from the cash register.

Committee members, taxes to be voted on Feb. 9
February 07, 2008 at 2:56 pm
Elections for St. Charles Parish Democratic and Republican Committee members will be held Feb. 9. Selected members will keep their posts from 2008 through 2011.

Gas leak almost kills Mimosa family
February 06, 2008 at 4:57 pm
As a Mimosa family slept on a chilly night, fumes from their gas heater exposed them to lethal carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can kill a person as they sleep.

Rec department hopes tax helps build skate park Rec department hopes tax helps build skate park
February 06, 2008 at 4:55 pm
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department has endured a lot of criticism in the past, but with a new administration in place and other leadership changes, plans are underway for some upgrades, like a BMX racing track and a skateboard park similar to one in Hammond.

Pair of Luling armed robberies leaves man shot on Paul Fredrick
February 06, 2008 at 10:53 am
One man was shot and another was forced to give up cash and credit cards in a pair of early morning armed robberies that occurred in Luling.

Deputy risks life to save suicidal woman
February 06, 2008 at 10:51 am
Most men join the sheriff's office for the chance to be a hero. For Deputy Kenneth Delaune, he only had to wait two years for that title to be thrust upon him.

Fisherman lucky to be alive after boat collides with unknown object Fisherman lucky to be alive after boat collides with unknown object
February 06, 2008 at 9:30 am
It wasn't the freezing cold temperatures that disrupted Joseph Fonseca and his son Jamie's commercial fishing trip on the morning of Jan. 15, but something much worse.

Theft way down, other crime totals similar to ‘06
February 06, 2008 at 9:29 am
Due to a huge drop in theft, crime in St. Charles Parish fell from 2,283 reported incidents in 2006 to 2,179 in 2007, which is the lowest total in the last 12 years.

Herald-Guide Classified Sales Manager Sonia Duhe goes over the new real estate section with Coldwell Banker’s April Freese-Templet. Revamped real estate, classified sections make buying, selling easy
February 06, 2008 at 9:29 am
The Herald-Guide has revamped both its classified and real estate sections to make both buying a home and selling items easier for residents of St. Charles Parish.

Breach forces council to act
February 06, 2008 at 9:29 am
Plans to stop the televising of parish committee meetings got pulled from the agenda after the preliminary draft of the proposal was sent out to several residents in the parish.

Victim shot, another forced to give up credit cards in pair of Luling armed robberies
January 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm
One man was shot and another was forced to give up cash and credit cards in a pair of armed robberies that occurred early this morning in Luling.

Parents of 11-year-old speed racer sentenced to weekend in jail, probation
January 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm
The parents of an 11-year-old boy that led police on a high speed chase on Oct. 5 each received six months in prison for allowing the child to use the car to run errands and drive his disabled father around town.

FBC’s Bible school takes kids on ‘Journey Off the Map’
FBC’s Bible school takes kids on ‘Journey Off the Map’
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First Baptist Church in Luling recently held its annual Vacation Bible School under the direction of Rachel Mire with 180 students age K – 6th grade. Assisting Mire were about 90 workers with church youths and from area churches.