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Nursing home head takes on theft, care Nursing home head takes on theft, care
April 16, 2008 at 10:44 am
The Luling Living Center, a nursing home that provides care to elderly and disenfranchised residents in the community, has been plagued with complaints and a bad reputation for years. But new owners are trying to change the center's image.

Ama levee on the way Ama levee on the way
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Residents living in Ama could be next in line to get levee protection on the West Bank. That's because St. Charles Parish has been working with the Jefferson Parish Levee District on three possible alignment scenarios.

Open Wide
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Todd Masson
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway on April 11 and 12, unleashing 67,000 cubic feet per second of river water and raising the ire of some environmentalists.

St. Pierre says new library good for the East Bank
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Led by the proposed 39,000-square-foot East Bank facility and plans for a new library in Des Allemands, the library system in the parish is currently undergoing a huge transformation.

Improving the wetlands one student at a time
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Barry Guillot's hands have just been pricked by an albino hedgehog.

Spillway to open today Spillway to open today
April 10, 2008 at 9:26 am
Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley is prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday, April 11 at noon for the first time in 11 years.

Dangerous man caught in Destrehan
April 09, 2008 at 4:32 pm
A man that was wanted by Crimestoppers for two counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated burglary in Jefferson Parish was arrested in Destrehan on April 6.

Residents do their part to help parish attract businesses
April 09, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Many St. Charles Parish residents may have been surprised when they were stopped after coming out of local businesses last weekend and asked questions about their work history and current skills.

Famous writer headed to parish
April 09, 2008 at 4:30 pm
The St. Charles Parish School System is showing their appreciation for their employees in a big way by bringing in Erin Gruwell, who was portrayed in the movie “Freedom Writers,” as a guest speaker.

Childhood friends take over historic restaurant
April 09, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Most childhood friendships dry up as the years drag on as fast as a puddle of rain water in the red-hot southern Louisiana heat.

Students get hosed at fire safety training class Students get hosed at fire safety training class
April 09, 2008 at 12:56 pm
Dennis Robbins instructed his students to take their time, move forward and keep it steady as they balanced a fire hose and shot water at a bucket suspended in mid-air during a hose safety training class at Hahnville High School.

Parents need to prepare now for rising tuition Parents need to prepare now for rising tuition
April 09, 2008 at 9:34 am
St. Charles Parish high school seniors are graduating and planning for their futures. but the cost of college tuition is steadily increasing.

Spillway Evacuated Spillway Evacuated
April 09, 2008 at 9:23 am
The opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway might be a minor inconvenience to those that regularly take advantage of all the site has to offer, but it will prove to be a boon for the vegetation and fish that call the spillway home.

Taxes on the rise
April 09, 2008 at 9:23 am
Property taxes will increase for homeowners and business owners in St. Charles Parish again this year.

Deacons want preacher kept out Deacons want preacher kept out
April 09, 2008 at 9:23 am
Deacons of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama have retained an attorney to ensure that Reverend DeVairre B. Mollaire doesn't attempt to come back to the church as pastor again.

New Des Allemands park on hold
April 09, 2008 at 9:23 am
A plan for a new park in Des Allemands got put on hold after questions arose over whether or not a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit would be required for the additional property.

East Bank water plant corroding, new tanks must be built to fix it East Bank water plant corroding, new tanks must be built to fix it
April 09, 2008 at 9:22 am
An under-river pipe crossing currently under construction will help alleviate concerns about water infrastructure failure on the East Bank, says Department of Waterworks Director Robert Brou.

Dangerous fugitive captured in Destrehan
April 04, 2008 at 1:11 pm
A man that was wanted by Crimestoppers for two counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated burglary in Jefferson Parish was arrested in Destrehan yesterday.

Sports

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Bonnet Carre’ Spillway overflows
Bonnet Carre’ Spillway overflows
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With the Mississippi River flush with the high waters of the Red River and heavy northern rains, Bonnet Carre’ Spillway Road was quickly flooded and closed.