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The center has two on-site sleep rooms, which each have a double bed and a relaxing atmosphere. Destrehan center helps put people to sleep
May 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm
If you have trouble sleeping through the night or don’t feel rested in the morning, then you could be suffering from a sleep disorder. And as daunting a task as it may seem, getting properly diagnosed and treated for a malady like sleep apnea could be just what the doctor orders.

Parish auctions off items for extra cash Parish auctions off items for extra cash
May 14, 2008 at 10:11 am
Forget Office Depot and Office Max.

Corps to check status of watery graves Corps to check status of watery graves
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
The decision to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway caused heated discussions over whether or not that opening was good for the environment and how it would hamper recreational activities at the site.

Food items such as hot dogs, fries, salad and corn will be served for free during the summer. Kids eat for free off parish
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Learning doesn't end when school gets out, and now those free meals won't have to either.

St. Charles Parish Public Schools will use Crimestoppers next year in an attempt to stem criminal acts on campus. Students could get $2,500 for turning in bad classmates
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Next year, school children in St. Charles Parish could be taking home as much as $2,500 for alerting authorities to criminal activity through Crimestoppers' Safe School Hotline.

Flood insurance cut by 15 percent
May 14, 2008 at 10:04 am
Residents that live in flood zone areas in the parish can expect a 15 percent reduction on their annual flood insurance bill. That's because the parish's planning and zoning department applied for, and received, a Community Rating System certification, which qualified the parish for the reduction.

Spillway proves dangerous
May 14, 2008 at 10:03 am
The Bonnet Carré Spillway is still not open completely to the public, and Spillway Operations Manager Chris Brantley cautions residents to take the barricades seriously.

Justice of the Peace Smith resigns from Hahnville post
May 07, 2008 at 2:06 pm
Aleshia J. Smith has resigned from her post as Justice of the Peace for District 1 in order to take a position on the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.

St. Pierre helps ease senior hurricane worries St. Pierre helps ease senior hurricane worries
May 07, 2008 at 10:58 am
Dozens of seniors from around the parish gathered last week at the VFW Hall in Luling for a hurricane seminar that specifically zeroed in on what they should do in the event a hurricane hits St. Charles Parish.

Testing dates moved back for first time in 10 years Testing dates moved back for first time in 10 years
May 07, 2008 at 10:57 am
LEAP, iLEAP and GEE testing dates will be pushed back for students in every grade beginning next school year. This change means that testing will occur in April for the first time since the state’s accountability system began in 1999.

Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance
May 07, 2008 at 10:55 am
St. Charles Parish is one step closer to receiving a national certification for storm preparedness. According to FEMA, the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) may provide points to communities that reach this certification, which can be applied toward lowering flood insurance rates.

Cox looking for high school students to host TV program Cox looking for high school students to host TV program
May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
Cox Plugged In, a cable television show, is looking for Hahnville and Destrehan High School students to be hosts for the program. The show’s 11th season starts in August and auditions will be held on May 10.

Valero spends $600 million on environment Valero spends $600 million on environment
May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
The Valero St. Charles Refinery in Norco has earned statewide recognition for environmental excellence and will receive an award in May at its Voluntary Protection Program Association (VPPA) Region VI conference.

Bills could change tax setup in parish Bills could change tax setup in parish
May 07, 2008 at 9:25 am
Three bills currently under consideration by the Louisiana legislature could change the way sales taxes are collected and distributed at the local level.

A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
For the Vinnett family, Mother’s Day is more than just another holiday filled with cards, flowers and candy. Instead, it’s a time for the family to reflect upon the many special memories they have of a woman who imparted words of wisdom and love upon them.

Don’t throw it away
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
Most residents don’t think twice about throwing away old electronic equipment or household cleaning products, but these materials can cause severe damage if taken out with the regular trash.

Laque to stand trial
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
Three parish employees filed a lawsuit against both St. Charles Parish and former Parish President Albert Laque that claims they were fired from their positions because of racism and political retaliation.

Pastor has no business in church, says judge Pastor has no business in church, says judge
April 30, 2008 at 7:17 pm
Judge Robert Chaisson, of the 29th District Court in St. Charles Parish, agreed with members of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and ruled that Rev. DeVairre B. Mollaire can no longer be pastor of the church.

Medicaid fraud ring busted
Medicaid fraud ring busted
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Four St. Charles Parish residents were arrested April 28 in connection with a Medicaid scam ring while the actual recipients were on a Caribbean cruise.