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New statewide smoking ban goes into effect, but parish has more stringent law
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
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.
Low gas prices offer little relief, residents say
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.
Destrehan mother, 2 kids lose everything when fire guts home
A blaze last Thursday on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan has displaced a mother and her elementary-aged daughter and son. No one was injured, as the family was out at the time.

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Norco school staff reunites missing Texas man with family - 5477 views
A missing 87-year-old Texas man, who unknowingly drove more than 300 miles to St. Charles Parish, was reunited with his family thanks to office personnel at Norco Elementary School.
Luling singer eagerly awaits national debut on ‘American Idol’ - 3602 views
St. Charles Parish residents might see a familiar face while tuning in to Thursday’s New Orleans round of popular singing competition “American Idol.”
Former DHS volleyball coach fought valiantly against cancer - 2608 views
Former Destrehan volleyball coach Denise Keller died Jan. 5 after battling breast cancer. According to family, the 49-year-old athlete did not go down without a fight.
30,000 in state could lose jobs due to low oil prices - 2587 views
Low oil prices could lead to the loss of 30,000 jobs throughout Louisiana, according to estimates from researchers at the Dallas Federal Reserve and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The impact, however, likely won’t be felt as hard in St. Charles Parish as in other parts of the state.

Arrests (Jan. 22)
•Joseph L Porter, 41, of 4600 Macon Drive in Kenner, was arrested on Jan. 15 and charged with theft over $500.

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Schools seek OK to borrow $42 million
Schools seek OK to borrow $42 million
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The St. Charles Parish School Board will ask residents to approve up to $42 million in bonds at a special election this spring.



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