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Britton Allshouse (left) and Kody Dufrene completed an intense firefighting course in order to become the first paid firefighters in the Luling Volunteer Fire Department. Luling firefighters become first paid professionals in department’s history
February 06 at 12:59 pm
Two employees of the Luling Volunteer Fire Department completed a 14-week course and returned to full-time work, ushering in a “new era in having paid, professional fire fighters on duty,” according to the department.

Change in employee health insurance will save parish millions Change in employee health insurance will save parish millions
February 06 at 12:58 pm
The parish government eliminated group health care coverage for retirees over 65, but the St. Charles Parish Council voted unanimously to fund group health coverage for retirees up to that point.

Gunman who tried to kidnap HHS student pleads guilty Gunman who tried to kidnap HHS student pleads guilty
February 06 at 12:57 pm
A Reserve man will spend two years in jail after pleading guilty to the attempted kidnapping of a Hahnville High School student.

Larry Thompson Boutte man indicted on murder charge
February 06 at 12:55 pm
A 35-year-old Boutte man was indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from a fatal bar shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

Kongsberg Maritime purchased 5.2 acres on James Drive East in St. Rose and intends to break ground on a three-story, 83,000-square-foot facility in the spring. Firm expansion will bring $200 million to St. Charles
February 06 at 12:53 pm
A Norwegian firm with a facility in St. Rose committed to an expansion that will more than double its current capacity and bring an estimated $200 million into St. Charles Parish over the next decade through construction costs and wages.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office seized 2 handguns, 17 rifles, 78 pounds of marijana, and other drugs as part of a warrant served Sunday at a St. Rose home. Sheriff's Office seizes marijuana, guns in St. Rose drug bust
February 03 at 12:46 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office seized 78 pounds of marijuana, a cache of firearms and more than $36,000 from a St. Rose residence on Super Bowl Sunday.

Man accused of failing to tell partner he has AIDS Man accused of failing to tell partner he has AIDS
January 30 at 9:07 am
A 34-year-old man accused of failing to tell his partner that he has AIDS had his bond lowered so that he could attend a program that helps heal and empower people living with the disease.

New statewide smoking ban goes into effect, but parish has more stringent law New statewide smoking ban goes into effect, but parish has more stringent law
January 30 at 9:06 am
A new state law took effect on Jan. 1 that bans smoking within 25 feet of a public entrance at all state office buildings, but St. Charles Parish has had a more stringent smoking law on the books since 1988.

New Sarpy heroin dealer sentenced to 2 years in jail New Sarpy heroin dealer sentenced to 2 years in jail
January 30 at 9:05 am
A New Sarpy man was sentenced in federal court to two years in prison and three years of supervised released after being convicted of heroin distribution.

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center will build a new, $73 million Wellness Center that will include swimming pools, running tracks, a fitness center, gymnasium and medical facilities. $73 million health center features solar-heated pools, self-powering elevators
January 30 at 9:03 am
Self-powering elevators, solar-powered water heaters and regenerative pool filters are just some of the “green” innovations coming to a new Wellness Center on the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center campus.

Two teens were arrested after a Willowdale resident saw someone run up to a home and steal a package left on the doorstep. Police: Teens follow delivery truck to steal packages
January 30 at 9:01 am
Two teens are accused of following a delivery truck through Luling in order to steal packages from doorsteps.

Devin Donald Kidnapping case moves forward after court’s ruling
January 30 at 9:00 am
The case against a 21-year-old Reserve man accused of trying to kidnap a Hahnville student at gunpoint will move forward after a ruling by the state’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeal.

The Satellite Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Jan. 30. Satellite Center students have gone on to become competitive chefs, theme park designers and television producers
January 30 at 8:57 am
As it prepares to celebrate 10 years, it’s easy to forget that the Satellite Center did not get off to a smooth start.

Employees at First National Bank USA in Boutte hold up prom dresses that were donated by members of the community. On Feb. 28, students from Hahnville, Destrehan and Central LaFourche will be able to come to the Lord’s House Community Church in Luling to either swap an old dress or donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for a dress.
Pay it forward group trades prom dresses for food
January 30 at 8:53 am
Two months ago, Luling resident Lisa Bilich stumbled upon several buy/sell/trade Facebook sites while trying to get rid of an old dryer. Though she soon found a prospective buyer, Bilich said God put it in her heart to give the dryer away for free.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said that synthetic marijuana is not a single chemical, but a regularly changing formula of chemicals sprayed onto a smokeable substance. Dangerous synthetic marijuana on the rise
January 30 at 8:49 am
A new variant of synthetic marijuana may be coming to St. Charles Parish that could put emergency responders, and the public, in danger.

4 teens arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries 4 teens arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries
January 23 at 10:30 am
Four teens were arrested in connection with 15 auto burglaries that occurred last weekend in Destrehan, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Low gas prices offer little relief, residents say Low gas prices offer little relief, residents say
January 23 at 10:28 am
The falling price of oil has resulted in low prices at the pump—in some cases, less than half what they were only six months ago. For the average consumer, low prices mean a savings of $750 this year, according to the latest report from the federal Energy Information Association. But for many, the savings are a mixed blessing.

Joseph Riebow and his wife, Jennifer. Luling firefighter dies 2 months after being diagnosed with leukemia
January 23 at 10:27 am
Luling shift firefighter Joseph Riebow, 39, who’s fight against leukemia was documented in the Jan. 1 edition of the St. Charles Herald-Guide, died on Jan. 8.

St. Rose man convicted of teen's murder
St. Rose man convicted of teen's murder
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A St. Rose man has been convicted of murder in connection with the May 29, 2012 slaying of 19-year-old Jared Mealey in the Preston Hollow neighborhood.