|eBay squaring off in legislative dot-com battle
May 31, 2006 at 2:15 pm
BATON ROUGE -- There are business and industry folks up at the Capitol, as well as lobbyists for health care and video poker. But very rarely do you ever see eBay’s people, as they might be called, looking out for the interests of the popular auction website.
|Fatal crash mars holiday weekend
May 31, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Friday evening, as the Memorial Day weekend was beginning, a 3 vehicle fatality occurred on U.S. 90 in Luling.
According to Louisiana State Police reports, a preliminary investigation revealed that 1995 Dodge Dakota pick-up driven by Arvin Popham, 37, Avondale, was traveling westbound on U.S. 90, when he, for reasons unknown, lost control.
|Call to duty
May 24, 2006 at 12:27 pm
Each year millions gather on Memorial Day, barbequing and pitching horseshoes all across America. While most pass the time with ease and carefree delight, very few actually know what the holiday represents.
|New subdivision vetoed by Laque
May 24, 2006 at 12:25 pm
In a rare move, Parish President Albert Laque vetoed an ordinance to approve a five home subdivision in an area designated wetlands along Highway 90, citing a propensity for flooding.
|A big boom at Valero
May 24, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Local residents were startled when an explosion at the 1,000 acre Valero St. Charles Refinery shook up homes for miles Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. The fire and explosion shot into the air from a unit that is used to produce diesel fuel causing flames to shoot more than 100 feet.
|Four new principals appointed
May 24, 2006 at 12:17 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board announced the names of several teachers and staff that have received new appointments for the 2006-2007 school year.
|Loud music sprouts surprise
May 24, 2006 at 12:16 pm
During a traffic stop by a St. Charles Parish Sheriff's deputy, Gary Eugene, Jr., 25, was arrested for growing marijuana and driving with a suspended license.
|Have the right answers before storm; take ‘Hurricane Quiz’ now
May 24, 2006 at 12:12 pm
This game of 20 questions can help you determine whether you and your family will be prepared if a hurricane comes your way, according to LSU AgCenter experts.
|Dow to expand Hahnville plant
May 24, 2006 at 12:09 pm
The Dow Chemical Company has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Carbide Corporation, will invest in new ethyleneamine capacity at the St. Charles Operations site in Hahnville, La., by expanding an existing production plant and building a new production plant.
|Sheriff’s Office purchases 13 new patrol units
May 24, 2006 at 12:07 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s department recently purchased 13 new patrol interceptors for its officers through a government program.
|School athletic facilities to get overhaul
May 24, 2006 at 12:06 pm
After evaluation by Sizeler Architects identifying problems with athletic facilities at elementary, middle, and high schools, St. Charles Parish Schools recently approved a measure to improve athletic facilities at several school sites in the parish.
|Tough on crime?
May 24, 2006 at 12:03 pm
BATON ROUGE -- The stars must have been perfectly aligned in 2001 when every imaginable party involved with the criminal justice process in the Legislature sat down at the same table.
|Willowdale Peeper: the bane of residents
May 24, 2006 at 11:45 am
It's not so easy to catch a Peeping Tom, as concerned residents of Willowdale, Willowridge and Davis Plantation are finding out.
|Heavy users to feel the pinch at the tap
May 17, 2006 at 2:15 pm
After months of debate, hand-wringing and dire warnings, the parish council approved a water rate increase that will substantially tax heavy users.
By a vote of 8-1, the council passed a $25 million upgrade to water system on the east and west bank. Councilman Ganesier "Ram" Ramchandran was the lone hold out against the measure.
|Herald-Guide wins Newspaper of the Year
May 17, 2006 at 1:56 pm
Louisiana Press Association held its annual banquet honoring the best newspapers throughout the state this past weekend in Baton Rouge.
In Division 6, The St. Charles Herald-Guide won Newspaper of the Year, based on the number of points earned in the Better Newspaper Editorial Competition and the Better Advertising Competition for 2005.
|Parish readies for another hurricane season
May 17, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Last week construction began on preparing the east bank levee for another round of hurricanes. With low spots due to the levee sinking, the Pontchartrain Levee District and the Army Corps of Engineers began the first round of repairs.
|Parish schools announce LEAP test scores
May 17, 2006 at 1:50 pm
At a press conference on May 15, St. Charles Parish School Board officials were delighted to announce that the results from the parish's annual LEAP testing showed an improvement over last year's scores.
May 17, 2006 at 1:46 pm
In the deserts of Iraq, American soldiers bare the face of true bravery. The work they do, sometimes, represents a side of the Iraqi conflict that most never see. They are the faces standing behind you in line at the grocery store. They are the faces sitting next to you at the little league game. They are the faces that at first glance appear to blend in with the rest of the world. Although sometimes unknown, they are the true American heroes.
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• Fallen officers honored at Blue Mass
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Burglars strike 7 Luling homes during daytime - 1845 views
Brazen burglars have broken into seven Luling homes in less than two weeks, making off with electronics and jewelry during the daytime heists.
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