Train your vines to be well behaved
July 19, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Vines are an amazing group of plants with enough diversity to boggle the mind of any gardener. What binds these wonderful plants together is their universal lack of strong stems.

Give your garden a taste of the tropics
July 19, 2006 at 12:20 pm
If you regularly read national gardening magazines and get a variety of gardening catalogs, you may have noticed tropical-look landscaping is a trend gaining attention across the country these days.

Delicious and nutritious Creole Tomatoes Delicious and nutritious Creole Tomatoes
July 19, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The hot Louisiana summers are often unbearable. But luckily for residents of South Louisiana, there is one annual crop that often makes the summer months worth while. The Creole Tomato is not only a uniquely refreshing and tasty Louisiana favorite…it can also help treat some diseases.

St. Charles Hospital special election correction St. Charles Hospital special election correction
July 14, 2006 at 2:30 pm
Proposition one is for a multi-million dollar expansion. The paper incorrectly stated that voters would also consider a 5 year millage increase for operating expenses. In fact, the 5 year millage is not an increase but has decreased. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Local track athlete makes his mark Local track athlete makes his mark
July 13, 2006 at 11:59 am
When Avery Sorapuru walked onto Southeastern Louisiana University's track team, “He wasn't very good," said SLU's Head Track Coach Sean Brady.

School Board gives go ahead for purchase of land
July 13, 2006 at 11:56 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board approved a resolution to purchase property for a new maintenance facility on Sugarland Parkway in Luling from Esperanza Land, LLC.

Brian Pierce, 32, Hazel, Alabama Alabama man scams locals in home improvement scheme
July 13, 2006 at 11:52 am
Several homeowners in the River Parishes have been scammed by a man working for a home improvement company, B & B Enterprises.

Brian M. Pierce, 32, of Hazel Green, Alabama, was arrested and charged with theft over $500 on June 29 after he allegedly pocketed deposit checks from homeowners seeking home repairs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Norco man booked with aggravated rape Norco man booked with aggravated rape
July 13, 2006 at 11:50 am
A Norco man was arrested and charged with aggravated rape after he allegedly inappropriately fondled his 5 year-old daughter on July 7. The suspect reportedly has a history of attempting this type of crime against juveniles in the past.

Holiday traditions hard to break
July 13, 2006 at 11:49 am
Over the 4th of July extended weekend, St. Charles Parish residents were reminded of a couple of things. Fireworks are dangerous and banning them is only as effective as your neighboring parish’s practice.

Patio home idea to be studied some more
July 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Smaller residential lots in St. Charles Parish could soon become a reality. But the parish council Monday night decided to hold off on creating the new zoning that would allow them until further study is made.

Can we learn from the Mexicans?
July 13, 2006 at 11:46 am
Until recently, Mexico had a long history of election fraud, intimidation and outright suppression of voting.

People knew where to build in 1878
July 13, 2006 at 11:42 am
The 1878 map of New Orleans that Times Picayune columnist Angus Lind wrote about the other day indicates that people back in the old days were pretty smart after all.

After starring at Destrehan, now, Amber Eugene is turning heads at Southern Miss. Eugene starts and shines as a freshman
July 13, 2006 at 11:40 am
Amber Eugene is learning how different life is as a college athlete. The 5'7” point guard from St. Rose has just finished her first season as a college basketball player.

Ike Randle, 46, New Sarpy St. Rose man caught with crack as he attempted to burglarize home
July 13, 2006 at 11:39 am
On July 6 around 10 p.m., St Charles Parish Deputies responded to a call in the 600 block of Harding Street in New Sarpy.

The call was of a suspicious person in the neighborhood, but what police found out instead after arriving was a rather bizarre burglary call.

Troit A. Simmons, 36, Boutte Boutte man charged with attempted murder
July 13, 2006 at 11:37 am
After supposedly hearing that his live-in girlfriend was romantically entertaining another man, a Boutte man became so enraged that he took her to a remote wooded area where, according to police reports, she was savagely beaten.

Waiting for health care reform Waiting for health care reform
July 13, 2006 at 11:35 am
BATON ROUGE -- Aside from opinion polls and talk radio rhetoric, there are strong indicators that people are growing weary waiting the government to reform Louisiana’s health care system.

Art Guild to host kids painting workshop
July 12, 2006 at 12:14 pm
The St. Charles Art Guild will host a kids painting workshop at the St. Rose Library on July 13 at 10 a.m. The workshop is open to children in grades 1-5.

Parish girls softball team seeks donations
July 12, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The St. Charles Parish 12U Year Old Girls Parish-wide Softball Team is asking for donations to help with the expenses associated with advancing to the Regional Tournament in Eagle Pass, Texas, July 19-23.

Suspect arrested 16 months after Norco murder
Suspect arrested 16 months after Norco murder
A suspect in the December 2012 murder of Norco resident Jay Bertucci was apprehended by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office today.

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