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Tropical Storm Gustav Parish Advisory
August 29, 2008 at 5:52 am
The latest track for Tropical Storm Gustav takes the storm onshore over Terrebone Parish Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane. Models show storm surges could top 13 feet on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish, and officials are preparing for the worst. All residents should be taking steps to secure their homes and prepare for evacuation.

Early morning wreck holds up traffic for hours Early morning wreck holds up traffic for hours
August 28, 2008 at 11:47 am
A two-vehicle wreck occurred on Highway 90 early this morning after a Chevrolet Suburban appeared to U-Turn directly into a garbage truck, according to witness reports.

Attorney Andrew Lemmon(above) looks at the devastation caused in his home. Lemmon has since started an organization to help fellow Katrina victims. Hahnville lawyer ‘Reaches Out’ to America to help more than a thousand Hurricane Katrina victims
August 27, 2008 at 6:26 pm
Three years ago, Hurricane Katrina dismantled lives all across New Orleans. Millions were forced to evacuate and most people still haven't recovered from the deadliest storm in United States History.

Ed Reed River Parish Jamboree Moved to Thursday, Aug. 28
August 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm
The Ed Reed River Parish Jamboree hosted by the Hahnville High School Fighting Tigers has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 28.

Lack of produce forces West Bank market to close temporarily
August 27, 2008 at 12:41 pm
Organizers of the German Coast Farmer’s Market have been forced to temporarily close shop at their West Bank market due to inclement weather conditions and lack of fall produce.

Insurance cost makes River Parishes a tough sell for employers
August 27, 2008 at 12:40 pm
While 32.8 percent of the residents that live in St. Charles work inside the parish, employers in the River Parishes have difficulty recruiting personnel from outside the region, according to a recent labor market analysis for the area.

St. Pierre wants lobbyist to bring home the bacon
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has asked the council to approve the hiring of a lobbyist to help the parish get more money from the federal government for parish projects.
Former Lafourche Parish President Richard Egle is St.

Turf fields ready for debut Turf fields ready for debut
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Staring out at the new turf football fields at Destrehan and Hahnville gives one the feeling of looking at a mirage.

Parish ACT scores drop
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Louisiana's class of 2008 is more college ready than any of the state's previous graduating classes, but while the state as a whole may have excelled in the ACT, St. Charles Parish took a step backwards.

Parish residents need to keep a close eye on Hurricane Gustav, which could be near New Orleans by Labor Day. Residents need to plan an evacuation route just in case. Get ready for Gustav
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Although it's too early to tell where Hurricane Gustav will make landfall, Tab Troxler, director of the parish’s Emergency Operations Center, says he's a little nervous about this one. In fact, he has already activated his family’s emergency plan in case they have to evacuate.

While visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, WWII veterans watch the changing of the guard before laying a wreath. Parish WWII veterans being recruited for special trip
August 27, 2008 at 8:55 am
St. Charles Parish’s World War II veterans are being recruited to take a trip they'll never forget. Louisiana Honor Air wants to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to view the World War II Monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Two Arc of St. Charles volunteers help load up the racks of Cajun Village, a thrift store that will be run with help from disabled residents. Thrift store relies on the help of disabled residents
August 20, 2008 at 5:21 pm
With the help of several disabled citizens, a new business venture has opened its doors in St. Charles Parish.
The thrift store, Cajun Village, started out as a simple vision that the executive director and a few earnest volunteers have made into a reality.

Minor league football could be headed our way
August 20, 2008 at 10:59 am
When minor league football coach Ken Austin looks down the 100-yard stretch of a football field he sees more than just the blueprint for a game.

Change in minimum wage has minimum impact
August 20, 2008 at 10:58 am
Though the federal minimum wage recently rose by 70 cents, only 2 percent of the nation's workforce experienced a pay increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dog-saving Lieutenant graduates from FBI academy Dog-saving Lieutenant graduates from FBI academy
August 20, 2008 at 10:56 am
Lt. Ricky Oubre, who is known for saving dogs from animal shelters throughout the southeastern part of the state and training them for police work, graduated from the FBI National Academy Program.

Parish levee projects receive funds
August 20, 2008 at 9:32 am
The Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority agreed to use a $300 million surplus in its 2007 budget to provide funding for several coastal restoration and hurricane levee protection projects. Two of those projects will affect St. Charles Parish.

The amount of time the project had to be advertised for bid, along with a second rise in water levels, has delayed repairs to the Spillway Road. Spillway Road repairs behind schedule
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
Buses full of school children are being forced to use the dangerous Airline Highway because the Spillway Road is still closed, though the parish will soon begin work to repair it.

David Weidner, co-owner of Magnolia Fleet Barge Company, did not attend a town hall meeting about his company’s barge expansion. Because of that, residents left the meeting with their questions still unanswered. Barge owner a no-show at Destrehan town hall meeting
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto says she plans to ask for the cooperation of Magnolia Fleet Barge Company co-owner David Weidner in answering the questions and concerns of the Destrehan community.

Suspect in St. Charles Parish deputy shooting pleads not guilty by insanity
Suspect in St. Charles Parish deputy shooting pleads not guilty by insanity
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John Paul Devillier, who initially plead innocent, has changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity in the April 16 shooting of St. Charles Parish deputy Cpl. Burt Hazeltine.

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