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Parish to purchase hazardous property from eligible residents
November 15, 2007 at 9:27 am
Emergency Operations senior coordinator Jason Tastet says eligible homeowners in the parish will benefit from hazard mitigation funds, a program put in place to purchase property that is prone to flooding.

Family seeks donations after man gets new liver
November 15, 2007 at 9:26 am
Richard Bissette, 51, of Luling suffered with liver problems for a couple of years, but when he caught the E. coli virus, his liver finally quit working, forcing him to have an expensive liver transplant.

Where’s our raise?
November 15, 2007 at 9:24 am
St. Charles parish civil service employees didn't receive the 13 percent pay increase they were promised after the Parish Council's final budget meeting, and they want an explanation.

Convoy of food delivers hope to working poor
November 15, 2007 at 9:23 am
A semi-truck filled with food items will arrive in Des Allemands at the park located near First Assembly Church, on Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families who are in need of financial help are invited to pick-up bags of free groceries as part of a community relief effort sponsored by the Convoy of Hope.

Cox Cable not going anywhere
November 15, 2007 at 9:21 am
The St. Charles Parish council introduced an ordinance at its Nov. 5 meeting to extend Cox Cable's contract agreement for one more year, which will allow the parish more time to consider other cable television providers. Cox's nonexclusive cable franchise agreement with the parish expires Dec. 31.

UW of St. Charles holds donation distribution party
November 14, 2007 at 2:29 pm
The United Way of St. Charles held their first "come and get it" Gifts In Kind™ donation distribution party.

LensCrafters helps children improve sight
November 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Over 100 children in St. Charles Parish received the "gift of sight" when LensCrafters stopped by Harry Hurst Middle School to offer free vision care and eyewear to children in the area.

Dow helps rebuild City Park, Valero celebrates successful campaign
November 14, 2007 at 2:26 pm
The Dow Chemical Company Foundation will present a check in the amount of $400,000 to New Orleans City Park to assist in the ongoing effort to rebuild the New Orleans institution.

Bella Faccia owner Roxanna Trosclair applies pigment to the lips of Ivllon Zachary, a registered nurse who traveled from Baton Rouge to get the procedure done. Makeup clinic making permanent impression on St. Charles Parish
November 14, 2007 at 2:11 pm
When many people think of permanent makeup, they often imagine scores of rosy cheeked women with brightly colored eye shadow who will be forced to live with those color choices for the rest of their lives.

Runoff candidates speak out
November 14, 2007 at 1:52 pm
On Nov. 17, area residents will return to the polls to elect one of the eight candidates for parish council that are currently in a runoff. The candidates vary in age, gender and profession, but they all have one goal in common; improving St. Charles Parish.

Laque  vetos video bingo Laque vetos video bingo
November 12, 2007 at 4:35 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque who said he needed more time to review both sides of the video bingo issue surrounding the use of the electronic gaming machines carefully, signed the veto Monday morning, making the ordinance to ban video gaming null and void in St. Charles Parish pending a council vote.

Reward increases to $15,500
November 08, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is hoping that a $15,500 reward will help them solve the murder of Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren, who was found murdered in her St. Rose home on Aug. 20.

Duplantis’ Covenant Church holds fall fest Duplantis’ Covenant Church holds fall fest
November 08, 2007 at 1:23 pm
The Covenant Church, an outreach of Jesse Duplantis Ministries located in Destrehan, hosted a Fall Festival Oct. 31.

Borromeo youth director tries to find orphan loving home Borromeo youth director tries to find orphan loving home
November 08, 2007 at 12:59 pm


St. Charles Borromeo's youth director, Janeen Rodrigue, needs the parish's help to find a home for an autistic girl living in an orphanage in Piedras Negras, Mexico before her condition worsens.

United Way honors pacesetters, offers grants to Boy Scouts
November 07, 2007 at 11:51 am
United Way of St. Charles' first ever PaceSetters' campaign was a huge success, with six area companies contributing $1.5 million between Aug. 9 and Oct. 1.

Area crime falls 8.5 percent from same period last year
November 07, 2007 at 11:50 am
There were a total of 567 crimes reported in St. Charles Parish for the third quarter, which represents the second lowest overall total in 12 years and is an 8.5 percent decrease from the same period last year.

Emergency workers had to be careful not to let the 45 gallons of Caustic Potash spill into the area. 18 wheeler carrying chemical flips over on Luling train track
November 07, 2007 at 11:47 am
On Nov. 4, an 18 wheeler carrying Caustic Potash overturned on 100 Oak Lane near the Monsanto Chemical Plant.

The red line is the prefered path of I-49 South, which will pass through St. Charles Parish. Preferred route of I-49 South set, but still time to offer comments
November 07, 2007 at 11:44 am
Residents of St. Charles Parish will have to wait a little bit longer to find out exactly what route I-49 South will take through the area after the comment period for the project was pushed back to Nov. 30.

Hahnville murder suspect on the run
Hahnville murder suspect on the run
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Police are searching for a Boutte man in connection with a deadly shooting that took place in Hahnville Friday morning.