Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
May 14, 2008 at 1:51 pm
•Jamaal Edward Williams, 21, of 283 Meadows Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on May 6 and charged with possession of marijuana and resisting an officer.

Spillway should be put to more frequent use
May 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm
Now that fresh water from the Mississippi River is changing the complexion of Lake Pontchartrain, it is time to decide where that water should be directed in the future and start to take action.

Jindal tells Washington it’s a new day in state
May 14, 2008 at 1:49 pm
By Andy Duet
WASHINGTON, DC- Louisiana today is progressing toward a new renaissance, re-birth, and recovery after the damages of past statewide political corruption scandals and two disastrous hurricanes, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Pump station riddle must be solved
May 14, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the current council members must make a decision regarding the controversial Magnolia Ridge Pump Station.

Monsanto wins awards for environmental measures
May 14, 2008 at 1:46 pm
Monsanto was recently honored with two first achievement awards and two honorable mentions for going beyond the call of duty to help clean up the environment.

Gas, diesel cost school district small fortune
May 14, 2008 at 1:45 pm
If you think $70 is a lot to fill up an automobile these days, imagine owning 154 buses.

The center has two on-site sleep rooms, which each have a double bed and a relaxing atmosphere. Destrehan center helps put people to sleep
May 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm
If you have trouble sleeping through the night or don’t feel rested in the morning, then you could be suffering from a sleep disorder. And as daunting a task as it may seem, getting properly diagnosed and treated for a malady like sleep apnea could be just what the doctor orders.

Parish auctions off items for extra cash Parish auctions off items for extra cash
May 14, 2008 at 10:11 am
Forget Office Depot and Office Max.

Corps to check status of watery graves Corps to check status of watery graves
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
The decision to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway caused heated discussions over whether or not that opening was good for the environment and how it would hamper recreational activities at the site.

Food items such as hot dogs, fries, salad and corn will be served for free during the summer. Kids eat for free off parish
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Learning doesn't end when school gets out, and now those free meals won't have to either.

St. Charles Parish Public Schools will use Crimestoppers next year in an attempt to stem criminal acts on campus. Students could get $2,500 for turning in bad classmates
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Next year, school children in St. Charles Parish could be taking home as much as $2,500 for alerting authorities to criminal activity through Crimestoppers' Safe School Hotline.

Flood insurance cut by 15 percent
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Residents that live in flood zone areas in the parish can expect a 15 percent reduction on their annual flood insurance bill. That's because the parish's planning and zoning department applied for, and received, a Community Rating System certification, which qualified the parish for the reduction.

Spillway proves dangerous
May 14, 2008 at 10:03 am
The Bonnet Carré Spillway is still not open completely to the public, and Spillway Operations Manager Chris Brantley cautions residents to take the barricades seriously.

Put a green thumb up for plant sale
May 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter will host its annual Master Gardener’s Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burden Center on Essen Lane near I-10.
Contact Robert Tarwick at 225-389-3056 for more infromation.

River Region Ballet holds auditions
May 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for Company and Junior Company members for their 2008-09 season on Saturday May 10 at Images Dance Studio located at 105-A River Point Dr. in Destrehan.

Intermediate dancer auditions for Junior Company (ages 10 and older) will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Intermediate/advanced dancer audtiions for Company (ages 13 and older) will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Female dancers must perform on Pointe and all auditions must bring a resume. Talented dancers with dedication and the desire to perform are urged to audition.

For complete company policies and additional information, visit or call 985-764-7678.

Bayou community band to perform
May 08, 2008 at 11:00 am
THIBODAUX - A performance of the Bayou Community Band will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Nicholls State University band room with a music presentation by the Bayou Saxophone Quartet.

The theme of this year’s concert is entitled, “Music of French Composers.”

Luling Father and son duo win mullet-toss competition
May 07, 2008 at 2:50 pm
Luling’s Gilbert and Bryce Bustamante took first place in the Florabama Mullet Toss in Orange Beach, Ala.

St. Charles Borromeo holds spring cheerleading camp
May 07, 2008 at 2:49 pm
The SCB Cheerleaders held their spring mini-camp for girls ages 3-11 this past April in the school gym.


Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Alberta Helmes Dunn wanted to write something unique so she combined two classical...
Communities rally to support Cottages for CASA
Communities rally to support Cottages for CASA
Cottages for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is kicking off its playhouse...

Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Communication has often been cited as a key issue when it comes to making sure the parish council, the parish president and the many parish departments work together efficiently and effectively. If elected, what will you institute to ensure good communication between parish governmental agencies?