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42 homes evacuated in Norco

Three people, including one on-site plant worker, sought medical care for eye irritation Tuesday after a chemical leak at Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

Parish lands $20 million in grants in two years

In a little over two years, St. Charles Parish has secured more than $20 million in grants, which will help fund parish projects like a new community center and paved paths on the levees while also allowing for numerous drainage improvements throughout the area.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

Residents evacuated, roads closed due to Norco chemical leak

NORCO – River Road has been closed between Washington Street and the Bonnet Carre Spillway on the East Bank due to an incident at a Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

Corps insists tie-in won’t flood parish

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers told a parish Hurricane Protection Projects Committee that the Western Tie-In now under construction would have little impact on the area.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Neighbors complain, council rezones

Planning and Zoning Commission member Neal Clulee can rezone nine acres of land on Highway 90 from wetlands and residential to highway commercial after the St. Charles Parish Council approved the move on Monday.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:21 pm

New library set to open doors by end of month

The library system plans to open the doors to the new, 39,655-square-foot East Regional Library on April 26, according to head librarian Mary desBordes.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Arrest made in rash of business burglaries

After an extensive investigation, the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office believes it has found the man responsible for the burglaries of four businesses in St. Charles Parish during January and February, including Hartman’s True Value, a bar, a restaurant and a check cashing location.
April 08, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Sheriff's Reports


•Eric J. Gros, 28, of 115 Dixie Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on March 25 and charged with worthless checks over $500.
April 08, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Parish releases mid-term ‘report card’

January 2010 marked two years since the St. Charles Parish Council and Parish President took office for their current terms.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:30 pm

United Way meets goal with $2.2 million

LULING, LA- United Way of St. Charles is excited to announce they have reached over 100 percent of their fundraising goal of $2.2 million.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Sheriff’s Office rewarded for DWI enforcement

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office recently received the DWI Enforcement Award issued by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission on March 8, 2010 in Baton Rouge.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Parish purchases land across from courthouse for EOC, DMV

A “governmental campus” that will include a new Emergency Operations Center, climate-controlled records storage building and DMV will be built across from the courthouse after the Parish Council agreed to purchase 2.3 acres of land.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Police: Man used dogs, knife to threaten children

A 43-year-old Luling man was arrested after authorities say he threatened four children with a knife and sent his dogs after them while impersonating a police officer.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Funding will help pave bike path to Jefferson Parish

The St. Charles Parish Council has approved more than $1 million in grants that will fund the construction of four miles of paved paths on top of the Mississippi River levees.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Family races for cure to help 4-year-old

Last year, Matthew James was just a normal kid in Portland, Oregon.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 8:57 am

Body ID’d as missing Montz man

The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office is awaiting results from an autopsy on a missing Montz man who was found dead in the water about two miles north of Ruddock on March 19.Read More...
April 01, 2010 at 11:59 am

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Community, ‘Angels’ mourn Luling boy who succumbs  to rare genetic disorder
Community, ‘Angels’ mourn Luling boy who succumbs to rare genetic disorder
At a candlelight vigil held for Alex Oxford in Luling Friday, the family was astounded by the outpouring of love from people throughout the area who came to light a candle in memory of the once lively boy stricken by a rare genetic disorder called X-ALD.