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No injuries reported in train/truck collision

A truck was clipped by a train on Barton Avenue off of Highway 90 Tuesday evening, snarling traffic for many who use Barton as a connection between Highway 90 and River Road.Read More...
January 27, 2012 at 9:41 am
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Woman charged with stealing credit cards from businesses

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Kenner woman they believe stole credit cards from businesses in St. Charles and Jefferson parishes and then used the cards to make purchases.

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January 27, 2012 at 9:39 am
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School Board members butt heads over travel expenses

During a Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, St. Charles School Board members butted heads regarding the district’s travel policy - or lack thereof.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm
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Fire at Waterford not responsible for power loss

An oil fire on the grounds of the Waterford 1 and 2 power plants was extinguished on Sunday, according to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm
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Sheriff’s vessel will aid in body recovery

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office unveiled the latest tool in the department’s arsenal in maritime security and safety – a 27-foot boat that can be used for search and rescue in the mighty Mississippi.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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Parish street signs continue to disappear

Vandals continue to target street signs in St. Charles Parish, with five more signs reported stolen in Hahnville and Destrehan.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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Test for first responders is the bomb

Emergency officials and responders from St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes came together on Thursday, Jan. 12 to test their skills in disarming bombs.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm
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State will not prosecute man in alleged rape

The state will not pursue charges against a Hahnville man who was accused of raping a woman after offering her a ride home more than two years ago, according to court documents.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm
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Portion of Willowdale Boulevard to close for six-week culvert project

Starting Jan. 30, Willowdale Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Michael Drive and Cottage Drive for six weeks while improvements are made to a culvert, according to St. Charles Parish officials.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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Baby Tripp leaves legacy

A small child that brought people all over the world together in prayer has passed away.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm
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Drug bust leads to arrest of suspected hit and run driver

A 29-year-old Boutte man who was wanted for aggravated battery, simple assault and a hit and run was arrested last week after authorities say they executed a search warrant at his home and found drugs and a loaded gun.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm
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Hale Boggs closed for weekend

The Hale Boggs Bridge will close completely in both directions from 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 until 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16. The closure is needed to allow large cranes to move equipment on top of the pier on the East Bank side of the bridge to the pier on the West Bank side.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:11 am
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Construction will take bike path from New Sarpy to Spillway

Walkers, bikers and joggers will soon be able to travel from New Sarpy to the Bonnet Carre Spillway on a new paved path after the council approved two construction contracts for the East Bank Multi-Use Mississippi Levee path.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:03 am
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Charges, pictures of every inmate go online

Visitors on the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office website will now be able to see the faces that go with the names of every inmate incarcerated at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center. New features on the website’s jail roster will also allow viewers to see the inmates’ charges.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:02 am
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Student-created website gives interactive parish history lesson

Parishioners will soon be able to browse through centuries of parish history with the click of a button. The St. Charles Museum and Historical Association has partnered with the Satellite Center to create a new website to preserve information for the next generation.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:02 am
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Monsanto will build nests on plant site to attract eagles

With bald eagles now becoming a common sight in St. Charles Parish a wildlife committee at Luling’s Monsanto plant is trying to attract the formerly extinct birds to the site.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:01 am
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When Renada Simmons of Luling came to the table at the St. John Parish Public Library, she was handed a bag with contents so important to her family that she was willing to drive to LaPlace to get it.