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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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Hospital seeks voters’ OK to build new medical center, clinic

St. Charles Parish Hospital wants to borrow $15 million to build a new outpatient medical center, a state-of-the-art cardiac catheter lab and an East Bank-based after-hours care center, but voters will have the final say so on April 21.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 9:59 am
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Outgoing secretary takes parting shot at council members

After more than 10 years as the secretary for the St. Charles Parish Council, Barbara Jacob-Tucker was released from her position at the council’s organizational meeting on Monday.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 9:58 am
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Friends SOAR to contest win

Brandi Chilton and Emily Gueho, both of Destrehan, are really jumping for joy now that their photo "This is fun!" has won the $500 grand prize in the Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout contest.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 9:58 am
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Bayou Gauche couples say goodbye to money woes with these tips

Finding financial peace can be hard, especially on a tight budget in the current economy. But local families are seeing a light at the end of the debt tunnel for the new year thanks to financial planning classes and advice.Read More...
January 06, 2012 at 10:50 am
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Norco woman killed in Hwy. 90 crash

A 52-year-old Norco woman was killed after her car drifted off of Highway 90 in Boutte and hit a tree, according to the Louisiana State Police.Read More...
January 06, 2012 at 10:49 am
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Police: St. Rose man wrestles gun from armed invader, shoots 2

Two men were hospitalized last week when a group allegedly attempting to rob a St. Rose home was bested by the homeowner. Police say that four subjects entered a home on E. Club Drive looking for money at 11:25 p.m. The homeowner, Christopher Nunnery, 21, was able to wrestle the gun away from one of the subjects and fired shots at the intruders, according to the police report.
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January 06, 2012 at 10:49 am
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Report: Former clerk employee known as ticket fixer

A former employee of the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s Office who was arrested and booked with 23 counts of theft was known as someone who could "take care" of traffic tickets for others, according to court documents.Read More...
January 06, 2012 at 10:48 am
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Your votes decide $500 photo contest winner

For months, hundreds of photos have gone head-to-head in online voting to determine the best picture of the year in the Herald-Guide’s photo contest.

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January 06, 2012 at 10:47 am
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Ruling reasserts school board’s role in hiring, firing teachers

The Jindal administration’s sweeping education overhaul took another blow last week when a section of a bill dealing with the hiring and firing of school employees was ruled unconstitutional.

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January 03, 2012 at 9:53 am
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Scam targets local real estate market

Some advertisements online for St. Charles homes for lease at an extremely good price may seem too good to be true – and they are. Read More...
December 29, 2011 at 10:30 am
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Destrehan Plantation tells the whole story of slavery at the antebellum home
Destrehan Plantation tells the whole story of slavery at the antebellum home
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Standing in stately grandeur draped by ancient oaks, Destrehan Plantation is one of the great River Road mansions telling its whole story to visitors including its own chapter with slavery.