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Public works director Greg Bush surveys the Willowdale pump station as it sucks excess water out of the Luling subdivision on Monday afternoon. Unusually heavy rainfall dropped 4 inches of water over the parish in a 24-hour period. We’re Pumped!
October 24, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Heavy downpours on Oct. 22 prompted Greg Bush, director of the Public Works and Wastewater department in St. Charles Parish, to put all public works and wastewater work crews on alert to man critical pump stations overnight.

“Snookie” withdraws “Snookie” withdraws
October 24, 2007 at 11:52 am
Clayton "Snookie" Faucheux conceded the St. Charles Parish Presidency to V.J. St. Pierre at a press conference on Oct. 24.

Pictured above is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team.  From left to right: Gerald Miller, Karman Champagne, Laurie Salas, and Rosalind Morris. Parish hospital one of only 27 in state to get cardiac rehab certification
October 17, 2007 at 1:38 pm
The St. Charles Parish Hospital became one of only 27 hospitals in Louisiana, and the only hospital in the River Parishes, to be recognized as a nationally certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.

The Basketry owner Kristi Brocato (right) helps customer Toni Payne, of Toni and Co. Hair Salon, find the right piece of Pandora’s Box jewelry. Luling gift basket business gaining national following
October 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm
When Kristi Brocato took a job at a gift basket company in college, little did she know that one day her own gift baskets would be received by the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Gladiator director Ridley Scott.

Bridge City man gets 20 years for stabbing Luling resident
October 17, 2007 at 1:32 pm
A Bridge City man accused of killing a Luling man who took him in after Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.

Red Cross, HUD team up to find affordable housing for disaster victims
October 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed an agreement last week that will allow disaster victims quick access to housing information and assistance.

Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes
October 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Two Des Allemands families lost their homes on Oct. 12 after a fire started in one dwelling and spread to the other.

Money $ Money $ Money
October 17, 2007 at 1:19 pm
While most residents are pinching pennies as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season, the three candidates for parish president are gathering, and spending, money at an astonishing rate in their bid to attain the highest governmental post in the parish.

Police urge precaution after string of parish purse-snatchings
October 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm
A Destrehan woman, whose purse was ripped from her shoulder while she was placing groceries in her car, is the latest victim of a spree of random purse snatchings that have occurred recently on both the east and west banks of the parish.

EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares
October 17, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The recent outbreak of factory flares, combined with 327 odor complaints so far this year, are literally adding fuel to the fire that the air St. Charles Parish residents breath may be laced with chemicals.

Ordinance gives residents public hearing on video bingo
October 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council voted to approve Councilman Barry Minnich's proposal to prohibit future video bingo establishments from opening in St. Charles Parish without a public hearing.

11-year-old leads police on high-speed chase
October 11, 2007 at 10:54 am
An 11-year-old led State Police on an early-morning, high-speed chase down the interstate in St. Charles Parish last week.

LTC giving local students hands-on welding training
October 11, 2007 at 10:53 am
Students at Hahnville and Destrehan will get some first-hand experience in the field of multi-process welding and industrial maintenance when Lincoln Electric puts on a demo for the students Nov. 5 at the River Parishes Community College.

This young, sweet dog is recovering at the parish animal shelter after being nearly starved to death. The animal was forced to live in a crate and was found covered in his own feces. Animal abuse case highlights parish-wide increase in neglect
October 11, 2007 at 10:50 am
When St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s detectives busted into a Boutte home, they discovered drugs, young children, and a dog that was nearly starved to death.

1,600 people paid to sample some delicious gumbo and jambalaya at the United Way’s sixth annual “Battle for the Paddle.” The event raised more than $14,000 and is one of the United Way’s major fund raisers. Cook-off raises more than $14,000 for United Way
October 11, 2007 at 10:40 am
Despite the rainy weather, more than 1,600 people flocked to the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" to taste some of the best gumbo and jambalaya in South Louisiana.

Norco residents fail to get “eyesore” removed from local park
October 11, 2007 at 10:39 am
Norco families want bathrooms removed from the park on the corner of Fifth Street and Goodhope, because they claim it's an eyesore for the residents living adjacent and directly across from it.

Ama family says Fabre should apologize for misleading brochure
October 11, 2007 at 10:37 am
The Landry family wants Councilman Brian Fabre to apologize for using a photo in his brochures that suggest they are in support of his political campaign.

Though Hahnville held a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, Destrehan was able to battle back to tie the game at the end of regulation. The Wildcats then struck last in the second overtime to claim a 31-24 victory. Both teams must now bounce back from that emo Now What?
October 11, 2007 at 10:27 am
Though Hahnville’s mascot is a tiger, it was Destrehan who most closely resembled LSU last Friday night, as the Wildcats clawed their way back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter defecit to pick up the double-overtime, 31-24 win.

Lifestyles

Santa’s helpers in St. Charles
Santa’s helpers in St. Charles
Beginning in November, the United Way of St. Charles Parish starts taking calls and...
Firefighters plan toy drive in Norco
The Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department plans to hold at toy drive Saturday, Dec....

Montz family loses everything in fire
Montz family loses everything in fire
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Donated toys and clothes are pouring in for a Montz family whose home was destroyed in a fire on Saturday.