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Norco reflecting on 100 years

It was 1916 when the New Orleans Refining Co. bought 366 acres of rice, indigo and sugar cane fields from the Good Hope Plantation that gave rise to a community that became known as Norco.Read More...
August 12 at 1:47 pm
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Library renovation completion could be delayed to Jan. 14

With added repairs needed to the roof and windows, the St. Charles Parish Library board asking the St. Charles Parish Council for a change order and contract extension on the West Regional Library renovation project.Read More...
August 12 at 1:44 pm
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New HHS principal: 'It's good to be home'

Laura Abbey admits she's still getting used to the feeling of sitting in her principal's chair, looking out of the "fish bowl" in the middle of Hahnville High School and at the teachers and students relying on her to lead them.
But while she admits that thought is a bit nerve-wracking, the new Hahnville principal wouldn't trade her position.Read More...
August 12 at 1:42 pm
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Montz woman charged with attempted murder

A domestic dispute at a Montz residence escalated to an argument and a stabbing with a pocket knife on Saturday.
Shortly after the altercation, Jessica Prater, 27, of 570 Evangeline Road in Montz, was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing her domestic partner, Kyle Landry, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. Read More...
August 12 at 1:36 pm
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Parish payroll detailed

While most "carry over" administrative employees maintained level salaries in Parish President Larry Cochran's administration, many new hires started with level or lower pay and some with combined duties.
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August 12 at 12:58 pm
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Schools’ LEAP test scores rank second in state

St. Charles Parish Public Schools students are not only making the grade in the basics, but the system itself ranked second only to Zachary Community Schools in the percentage of tests that students scored “mastery and above” on combined English/language arts and math LEAP Tests. Read More...
August 12 at 12:53 pm
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Parish president declares state of emergency as precaution

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran has declared a state of emergency in response to the heavy rainfall as a precautionary measure with further rainfall anticipated this week.
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August 11 at 3:02 pm
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Parish announces sandbag sites, road closures and areas with high water

St. Charles Parish officials have announced sandbag locations, as well as road closures and high water locations as water rises with ongoing heavy rain.Read More...
August 11 at 11:03 am
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Sheriff's Office asking for help to find missing Luling teen

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating Nicholas Gianrosso.Read More...
August 05 at 4:29 pm
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Chamber wants to fill training gap with thousands of new jobs anticipated

With billions of dollars in projects underway and planned in St. Charles Parish, the River Parishes Chamber of Commerce has initiated efforts to hold a workforce development forum in fall.Read More...
August 05 at 11:00 am
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Teacher fighting through adversity, foot amputation

Kery Singleton was tired of the pain, tired of the risk and tired of the surgeries. Read More...
August 05 at 10:00 am
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Boutte man sentenced on charge of cruelty to juvenile

A Boutte man has been convicted on one count of cruelty to a juvenile after reaching a plea deal.Read More...
August 05 at 9:00 am
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$15M filmmaking project could be back in motion

Glen Smith welcomed efforts to assess the state's movie credit program so much that he's "dusting off" a $15 million production set expansion project on Airline Highway.Read More...
August 05 at 9:00 am
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Community Ed fall lineup will offer new classes

Teaching art courses with St. Charles Parish's Community Education extends far beyond watercolors for Marilloy Galle who has been teaching them so long that her students have also become her friends.Read More...
August 05 at 8:00 am
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Luling man's terminal cancer disappears after chemo, prayer

A 36-year-old husband and father of two, Luling's Christopher Cordaro's life took an unexpected and unwelcome turn in September of last year when he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He was told by doctors that the rare and aggressive illness could be treated, but not cured.Read More...
August 05 at 7:00 am
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Army vet texts 'Bye bye a-holes' shortly before firing on Ashton Plantation home

Armed with a gun, a Molotov cocktail and two cans of gasoline, a Luling man fired nearly 40 rounds at the residence where his estranged wife was staying with her parents around 4 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 2).Read More...
August 05 at 6:09 am
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‘Gym family’ gets fit & gives
‘Gym family’ gets fit & gives
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What started as an early walk with “gym friends” at Anytime Fitness Club in Destrehan soon evolved into an exercise of love for Vickie Cain.