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Fire destroys warehouse, home

It has been two weeks since Garrett and Monica Monti lost their Luling home to fire, but the couple is still overwhelmed by the donations they have received from neighbors and friends that have helped them get their lives back in order.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:55 am

Coyotes targeting small pets in Willowdale

Once again it appears that coyotes are targeting family pets in Willowdale, with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office recently discovering two cats that have been killed by wild animals.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:53 am

Schools’ hiring process called into question...again

Concerns over the school district’s hiring practices were brought up again during a recent School Board Personnel Committee meeting. This time, several board members questioned Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon’s recommendation to hire a candidate for a router position in the transportation department who happened to be black. The router prepares the bus routes and manages bus driver schedules.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:51 am

Officer’s past comes back to bite drug operation

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has asked District Attorney Harry Morel to drop pending charges against 60 people arrested in an undercover drug operation last year after an officer involved in the sting lied to authorities about his arrest record.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:49 am

Gator Fest

Around 45,000 people, and some live alligators, are expected to descend upon St. Charles Parish for the Rotary Club’s 31st annual Alligator Festival.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

Traffic delays push Hwy. 90 work to nights

After day construction caused one headache of a traffic jam on Highway 90 last Friday, Barriere Construction has decided to perform a majority of the work on the $5.2 million project at night.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:44 am

Wildcat running game needs to step up against blitzing Ehret

Last Friday night, the Destrehan Wildcats were looking to build upon their impressive victory against Thibodaux in week two. Unfortunately, that did not happen as the Karr Cougars had other plans. After taking an early 10-0 lead, the game slipped through the Wildcats' fingers as Karr went on to win 25-10.Read More...
September 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm

‘Girl talk’ about health

KENNER - Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner invites the public to bring a friend, neighbor, sister, mother or daughter for some GIRL TALK! – an educational series of women’s health issues. This session’s focus is “Heart Healthy – Get Ready to Put on Your Red Dress.” It will cover heart health for women, being heart healthy at any age and everyday healthy choices. The guest speaker is Dr. Christine Jordan, OB/GYN. The session will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6-7 p.m. at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner in the Outpatient Diagnostic and Therapy Center, 200 West Esplanade Ave.
September 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Hahnville must win field position battle to beat Walker

For Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin, last week's 42-28 loss to Lutcher was because of one reason - field position. And the team must make huge strides in that area if they hope to beat undefeated O. Perry Walker on Friday night.Read More...
September 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Defense comes through for Comets in victory

After a sluggish first half, the St. Charles Catholic Comets came out firing in the second as they beat West St. John 28-0 behind three touchdowns from Marcus Hall.Read More...
September 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

Catfish, chinquapins and sac-a-lait galore in Lake Cataouatche

During this time of the year, overcast days cause water temperatures to drop. Recently, the days have been cloudy for most of the time with light winds.
September 23, 2010 at 11:15 am

Landry is big hit in Washington

Former Hahnville High School star LaRon Landry has found the right defense to develop into a top player in the NFL.
September 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

Glamour Shots

The cats and dogs at St. Charles Animal Control are looking better than ever thanks to new photographs taken in the hopes of drawing in adopters.Read More...
September 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

Book Review: 'Blackout'

Reviewed by Lauryn DesChamps
September 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

The stork has arrived!

September 23, 2010 at 11:06 am

Recipe: Chicken pot pie soup

Courtesy of Family Features
September 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

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Parish could get fixed-route transit service by next year
Parish could get fixed-route transit service by next year
Increasing requests for a fixed-route service with the transit system has prompted the River Parishes Transit Authority (RPTA) to consider implementing the service in the St. Charles Parish area by next year.