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River Road closure could last 45 days

If the Army Corps of Engineers decides to elevate River Road on the east side of the Davis Pond Diversion in Ama, it could cause the road to be closed for 45 days, according to Renè Pochè, with the Corps’ public affairs office.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 8:55 am
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Fatima statue visits Norco to spread historic message

In 1917, three children in Fatima, Portugal, saw a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She came to the children six times that year, giving admonitions, requests and warnings.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:13 pm
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Parish down to ‘Plan C’ for $2 million Luling boat launch

St. Charles Parish has moved on to "Plan C" in regards to a new, $2 million boat launch in Luling between the Davis Pond Diversion and Pier 90, according to Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm
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Third arrest made in business burglaries

Another arrest has been made in the burglaries of four St. Charles Parish businesses in January and February.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm
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Oil spoiling some, but not all, summer vacation plans

The oil spill may mess up some parishioners’ vacation plans, but others are heading far out of town. Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm
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Tie-in work could force closure of River Road

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering elevating River Road on the east side of the Davis Pond Diversion as part of the Western Tie-In levee project. While elevating the road would protect Ama from storm surge, it could also force the closure of River Road for an undetermined amount of time.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm
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Untested dispersant makes fishing closures necessary

While many anglers have expressed frustration with a seemingly helter-skelter string of fishing closures and reopenings following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries head Robert Barham said there is method to the madness.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm
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Texas thriller filming in Norco

Movie cameras will be rolling in Norco on May 28, June 1 and June 2 for the feature film "The Fields," which stars Sam Worthington of "Avatar" fame.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm
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Rain doesn’t dampen Relay For Life

Relay For Life went on despite the Saturday night downpour and $83,248 was raised at the event, according to chairman Audrey Raziano.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:41 am
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School meal prices to increase next year

What started in 2009 as a plan to raise the cost of school meals will now be a reality for the 2010-2011 school year.
Starting in August, the price range for school lunches and breakfasts in elementary, middle and high schools will go from $1.25-$2.45 to $1.35-$2.65.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:40 am
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Authorities step up patrols of parish railroad crossings

Louisiana State Troopers joined forces with law enforcement agencies throughout southeast Louisiana in an effort to educate residents about railroad safety.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:35 am
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Parish will pick up lunch tab for children, teens this summer

Once again, St. Charles Parish is shelling out the dough to make sure children and teens 18 years and under receive a free, piping-hot meal for lunch during the summer.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:33 am
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Davis Pond opened to full capacity to combat oil spill

The Davis Pond diversion was opened to full capacity last week in an attempt to minimize the impact of oil on the marshes and estuaries in the northern Barataria Basin, but there is still no plan to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:32 am
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Pedestrian run over in Des Allemands

A 62-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a dump truck while trying to cross Highway 90 in Des Allemands, according to the Louisiana State Police.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:32 am
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From HHS student to principal, long journey ends for Gonzales

It is the end of an era for the St. Charles Parish school system.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:31 am
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Ball fields, indoor gym part of $3.1 million plan to upgrade Montz park

The St. Charles Parish Council has hired an engineering firm to make improvements to Montz park that will initially include ball fields with covered dugouts.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:29 am
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Sheriff readies for 6th term, touts lower crime, police complex as legacy
Sheriff readies for 6th term, touts lower crime, police complex as legacy
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As Greg Champagne prepares to be sworn in to his sixth consecutive term as St. Charles Parish Sheriff on June 21, he has no plans to call it quits anytime soon — even if, interestingly, he didn’t aspire to take that role as a young man at all.