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East Bank not a political hurdle for St. Pierre
April 23, 2008 at 10:51 am
Though V.J. St. Pierre is the first parish president from the East Bank, the war veteran doesn't believe that he faced any extra hurdles because he came from that side of the river.

Schools cut out the junk
April 23, 2008 at 8:24 am
Parents will begin staggering through local stores in the next couple months in search of those ever elusive school supplies. But when they begin that trek through the store, they need to make sure to avoid the junk food aisle.

Check snafu
April 23, 2008 at 8:24 am
A check registry showing exactly what the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department did with their money last year has been modified, with several names on the report lined through with a permanent black marker.

Des Allemands man grows monster crawfish Des Allemands man grows monster crawfish
April 23, 2008 at 8:24 am
A Des Allemands businessman has taken crawfish farming to a higher level, and this year it's paying off. He's growing giant crawfish the likes of which have never been grown locally.

Spillway wildlife may move into neighborhoods Spillway wildlife may move into neighborhoods
April 23, 2008 at 8:23 am
Those living near the Bonnet Carré Spillway might see a stream of animals headed their way as spillway wildlife flee the newly flooded areas.

Destrehan software guru survives helicopter crash Destrehan software guru survives helicopter crash
April 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm
Destrehan native Jack Cali didn’t think twice when he traded racing Corvettes around a Nevada speedway for a helicopter-style view of the western United States.

Death of 8-year-old child highlights abuse prevention Death of 8-year-old child highlights abuse prevention
April 16, 2008 at 2:48 pm
Keep telling and telling and telling until somebody listens.

Government could soon have power to ban nicotine
April 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Landmark legislation making its way to the House floor would shift responsibility of regulating tobacco products to the Food and Drug Administration, which will likely lead to bigger warning labels and the removal of dangerous additives in cigarettes.

Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Carolyn Schexnaydre, councilwoman-at-large from the East Bank, has been embroiled in a lot of controversy lately because of a resolution she wrote urging an investigation to clear Councilman and St. Rose Fire Chief Larry Cochran, along with his department.

Museum moving into Destrehan Plantation
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Destrehan Plantation's Caire House will soon be the home to a unique museum that plans to interpret the historical integrity of St. Charles Parish for present and future generations.

Students get the chance to become ‘satellite’ film stars
April 16, 2008 at 2:16 pm
Enterprising students from both Hahnville and Destrehan will get the chance to show-off their own films at the Satellite Center's third annual Video and Animation Festival.

Monsanto expansion creates 380 new jobs
April 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Monsanto will make an investment of up to $196 million over the next 18 months at its glyphosate manufacturing facility in Luling, a move that will lead to the hiring of close to 400 people.

Montz wants their kids back from Norco Montz wants their kids back from Norco
April 16, 2008 at 10:50 am
Montz residents are forming a new civic association and plans are underway to create a separate booster club for the children who live in that community.

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.

Des Allemands mother: ‘I’m glad he’s off the street’
Des Allemands mother: ‘I’m glad he’s off the street’
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With this week’s arrest of a New Orleans East man, Jolene Dufrene may have gotten the answers she sought about her daughter’s murder.

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