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Flare incident and unsecured emissions reported at Motiva plant

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An incident resulting in an unsecured release of chemicals and flaring at the Motiva plant in Norco was reported Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.



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May 09, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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HHS will play Saturday at 2 p.m., Destrehan eliminated

The Hahnville baseball team will travel to take on Zachary in the regional round of the Class 5A state playoffs.Read More...
May 04, 2012 at 9:34 am
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2,000-pound sandbags used to stem high tide in Luling

LULING – Public Works crews since Thursday have been busy filling, delivering and placing 2,000-pound sandbags in at least 11 low spots along the ring ditch that surrounds Willowridge subdivision.

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May 04, 2012 at 9:00 am
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Despite rain, more than $90,000 raised during relay

Despite rainy, cold conditions that shaved around five hours off of this year’s event, St. Charles Parish Relay for Life was able to raise $90,698, according to event chair Audrey Raziano.

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May 04, 2012 at 9:00 am
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Assisted living facility will offer 100 activities each month

Ashton Manor, a 60-apartment assisted living and memory care community opening in September, will offer individualized services and activities in a comfortable, home-like setting, according to Luling native David Schonberg of D.C. Schonberg and Associates.

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May 04, 2012 at 8:58 am
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Bill pits local hunters against airboat operators

Legislation that would give St. Charles Parish authority over airboats operating on local waterways is pending in the House after passing the Senate in a 39-0 vote a few weeks ago.

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May 04, 2012 at 8:57 am
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More readers take advantage of library e-books

With the price of e-books on the rise, thousands of St. Charles Parish readers are turning to their local library for help.

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May 04, 2012 at 8:56 am
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Norco biker mangled after running over dog

The work Anne Schexnaydre had put in for the last few years was paying off. She and her husband had lost a combined 200 pounds since beginning a training and diet regimen focused on improving their health.

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May 04, 2012 at 8:55 am
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Second man pleads guilty in connection with church fire

A second New Sarpy man has pleaded guilty in connection with a theft that started a fire and destroyed the River of Life Christian Fellowship Church last October.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm
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Sheriff’s alerts get community involved in fighting crime

Local residents recently got a taste of what St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne’s office can offer when it comes to keeping the community informed about crime in the parish.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm
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New emergency room built to deal with industrial accidents, contamination

The new emergency room at St. Charles Parish Hospital will take into account hazards particular to the area, such as industrial accidents or a chemical release.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm
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Target shooting, local delicacies on tap at Little Red Church Festival

Thousands of people will head to Destrehan next weekend to enjoy soaring fair rides, chow down on crawfish pies and onion mums and show their skills in paint ball target shooting.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm
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Woman pleads guilty in Luling credit card thefts

A 27-year-old Kenner woman who authorities say worked in tandem with another woman to distract a Luling business owner in order to steal credit cards has pleaded guilty to theft.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm
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Police nab suspects in Luling burglaries

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has announced a pair of arrests in the serial burglaries that have taken place throughout the River Parishes and Jefferson Parish.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm
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Lady Tigers on the prowl again

After winning their first state championship last season, the Hahnville softball team will head to Sulphur on Thursday to defend their title.

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April 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm
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Scorpion found in Bayou Gauche

When residents in Bayou Gauche find a strange or unusual insect, they bring it to the home of Gordon Matherne, the town’s resident bug hunter. While Matherne has seen several unique specimens over the years, he experienced a first last week when someone brought him a scorpion.

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April 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm
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Former St. Anthony of Padua church making comeback as landmark
Former St. Anthony of Padua church making comeback as landmark
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The sight of new life in the old St. Anthony of Padua Church in Luling getting new life is a welcome one for Cookie Gomez.