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Cashio’s Food Villa  has new name, owner Cashio’s Food Villa has new name, owner
March 20 at 10:27 am
Marked by an impressive historical mural telling St. Charles Parish’s history, Cashio Food Villa is now part of Destrehan’s story, too.

SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program
March 20 at 10:14 am
Under threat of seeking another attorney general’s opinion on how to recoup $150,000 for dumpsters provided to residents at no charge to remove blighted property, the St. Charles Parish government agreed to bill residents who received the service.

Students enjoying a science experiment at one of the many events Dow holds at local high schools 69,000 state job vacancies expected in tech field by ‘18
March 20 at 10:10 am
Anticipating growing competition for skilled workers, Dow stepped up efforts with a program called STEM – science, technology, engineering and math education – to literally create a K-12 pipeline to fill these highly sought jobs.

Stranded on the roadside, an 18-wheeler rear-ended three vehicles on U.S. Highway 90 in Boutte Tuesday morning. Below, State Police arrest the truck driver, who is later charged with DWI. Truck driver crashes into three vehicles in Boutte, charged with DWI
March 20 at 9:47 am
A truck driver was arrested and charged with a DWI after crashing into three cars and injuring three people in Boutte on Tuesday morning, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Strike over: Louisiana members OK deal, returning to work Strike over: Louisiana members OK deal, returning to work
March 20 at 8:53 am
By Wednesday, more than 500 strikers put down their signs and will start going back to work on Monday at the Norco Manufacturing Complex, ending the first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years.

$3.6M Norco Elementary wing nearing completion $3.6M Norco Elementary wing nearing completion
March 13 at 12:46 pm
Work is substantially complete on the $3.6 million wing at Norco Elementary School.

U.S. Attorney busts Destrehan mother- daughter team in $1M tax return scam U.S. Attorney busts Destrehan mother- daughter team in $1M tax return scam
March 13 at 12:45 pm
Lashanda Vinnett, 30, of Destrehan has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States and the Internal Revenue Service.

Improvements underway at intersection of La. highways 3127 and 3142 Dow fights for light at dangerous intersection
March 13 at 10:31 am
How many people have to die or get injured to get a traffic light erected at a dangerous intersection on the highways of Louisiana? It’s a question on the minds of some who travel to work along Louisiana Highway 3127 between Luling and Killona.

Surveillance camera shot of truck speeding away from the scene. Sheriff seeking driver who damaged drainage ditch
March 13 at 10:27 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a four-wheel pickup truck caught on video vandalizing the drainage ditches on East Heather and Willowdale Boulevard in Luling.

Hahnville justice of the peace resigns post Hahnville justice of the peace resigns post
March 13 at 10:09 am
Anyone looking to get married by the justice of the peace in Hahnville anytime soon is going to have to find another way to tie the knot - at least in District 1.

Dufrene nets a white catfish, the few he’s catching in one of the worst seasons at this time of year that he’s seen in his more than 50 years fishing in Des Allemands. Cold weather chills catfish catch
March 13 at 9:46 am
It’s was a cold, dreary morning on Dufrene Ponds in Des Allemands and another disappointing one for fisherman Dennis Dufrene as he continued to find few catfish on his lines.

Former chief sues fire department over harassment, threats Former chief sues fire department over harassment, threats
March 13 at 9:32 am
In a bizarre case where Stanley Wajda accused certain members of the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department of threatening him for exposing FEMA fund fraud, the former fire chief has fired back with a lawsuit seeking damages.

Workers cross the line Workers cross the line
March 13 at 9:20 am
Although both sides are uncertain about exactly how many have done so, both the United Steelworkers union and Shell-Motiva have confirmed union strikers in Louisiana have crossed the picket line.

Sac-a-lait bite on in Des Allemands Sac-a-lait bite on in Des Allemands
March 06 at 3:11 pm
Rising temperatures have led to large catches of sac-a-lait in Des Allemands.

St. Charles residents encouraged to clean up community at Trash Bash St. Charles residents encouraged to clean up community at Trash Bash
March 06 at 2:26 pm
As volunteers continue to sign up for March 7’s spring Trash Bash event, organizers are busy behind the scenes putting together a fun celebration in honor of the event’s hard-working volunteers.

11 businesses cited for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors 11 businesses cited for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors
March 06 at 12:45 pm
Superstitious or not, Friday, Feb. 13th was bad luck for eleven area businesses after being cited by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors.

Community Center gaining popularity Community Center gaining popularity
March 06 at 12:10 pm
Although residents initially questioned building a community center unable to hold events like graduations, Edward A. Dufresne Community Center Coordinator Erica Mire maintained the facility is gaining the kind of use that justifies its $10.6 million tab.

Chad Robin, of Luling, was eliminated from “American Idol” in the group round, which took place in Hollywood. Luling resident falls just short of American Idol’s top 24
March 06 at 11:34 am
When 25-year-old Luling resident Chad Robin entered the “American Idol” competition last October, he really didn’t know what to expect. Most certainly, he never thought it would change his life forever.
But it did.

Hahnville High salutatorian wants to become a biomedical engineer
Hahnville High salutatorian wants to become a biomedical engineer
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Julian Turner did his best and “just kind of ran into” being named salutatorian for the Hahnville High School (HHS) class of 2015.