Health center gears up to provide service to Norco

Medical care will roll into Norco on July 6, with a mobile unit providing pediatric and primary adult care services until a modular building is ready in August.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:33 am

Councilman wants more attention brought to U.S. 90

After a number of requests to the state have failed to elicit much response, Council President Terry Authement wants to initiate a task force to draw attention to the many problems motorists encounter while driving on U.S. 90.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

Man hits 5 cars while fleeing from cops

A 26-year-old New Orleans man led state troopers and sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase from Paradis to Destrehan, sideswiping five vehicles in the process, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:14 am

River Road vandal arrested

A 23-year-old Luling man was arrested last week and charged with layering several local businesses on River Road with graffiti, even coming back to hit some of the businesses again after they had covered it up, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:14 am

Explosion of strip malls keep shoppers in parish

If the number of strip malls being constructed around St. Charles Parish is any indication of good commerce, then it would be safe to say business is booming in the “Parish of Plenty.” Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:11 am

Cats’ lives running out after getting tossed out on I-310

For the past two weeks, Jamie Scaffidi has made several grisly discoveries while driving on I-310 - dead cats on the side of the road. And the only way those cats could have gotten on the interstate is by being thrown or dropped out of vehicles, according to Animal Control Director Angie Robert.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:11 am

United Way’s new board members bring experience

LULING- The United Way of St. Charles has added three new members to its board of directors in 2009. The new members are Loyd Bourgeois, Jr., Federico Martinez, Jr. and Timothy Marcel. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:04 am

Parish yearly report coming to mailbox near you

Earlier in the year, the parish compiled interesting facts and information about St. Charles in order to “sell” the area to representatives in Washington, D.C. Now, they are taking a similar approach when it comes to residents.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:55 am

Officer shoots dog

A 78-year-old Luling woman said that she was forced into her home by a neighbor’s loose dog, which led to the 2-year-old pit-bull mixed breed getting shot in the face by a St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputy. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:54 am

Waterford 3 displays impressive safety record

More than 15 million hours worked without a lost time accident is a remarkable feat for an industrial facility, but that is exactly what Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station employees have accomplished.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Woman gets 30 years for killing newborn

A New Sarpy woman was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Thursday for killing her newborn baby, and a Luling doctor was given one year in jail for attempted possession of child pornography after his probation appeal backfired.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Norco state rep ‘disappointed’ with fate of smoking bill

Smoking in bars, truck stops and casinos will continue to be a Louisiana tradition after legislation introduced by state Rep. Gary Smith prohibiting the act was overwhelmingly struck down by the house.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Resident threatens to sue, Parish resurrects stop sign

A Willowdale resident threatened to sue the parish over the lack of a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather, leading Councilman Shelley Tastet to have signs installed temporarily.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

Schools consider one-stop health clinics

The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee passed House Bill 889 on June 8, putting the St. Charles Community Health Center one step closer to its dream of providing the parish with school-based wellness centers.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

Alert system paying off for sheriff

When a serious crime or unusual incident occurs in St. Charles Parish, thousands of residents know about it in a matter of minutes because of Sheriff Greg Champagne’s e-mail alert system. But what many residents don’t know is that Champagne pays for the service out of his own pocket.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

‘Master Plan’ to show parish where there is room to grow

The parish’s first comprehensive planning effort in almost 20 years will get underway on June 15 and residents will be called upon to be a huge part of that process, which could be completed in as little as a year.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:07 am

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Police keep close watch on sex offenders during Halloween
Police keep close watch on sex offenders during Halloween
With Halloween fast approaching, parents planning on taking their children trick or treating can perhaps rest a bit easier with the knowledge local police are taking extra precautions to create a safer experience.