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Two men steal pumps from barge, make getaway in taxicab
January 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm
Two men that allegedly stole a pump from a St. Rose barge company were caught on tape leaving in what a witness describes as a taxicab.

Planning and zoning hopes to refine web access for parish residents
January 23, 2008 at 5:00 pm
St. Charles Parish residents concerned about zoning can access some information on the GIS system upgraded last year by the parish, but there is still a ways to go before they can access actual planning features on the website.

Attempted murderer gets 20 years, burglars get 10
January 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm
A 21-year-old St. Rose resident, who was arrested for shooting a man in the neck on Dec. 4, received a 20-year sentence after pleading guilty to attempted second degree murder.

Video cameras captured the robber at the scene of the Express Cleaners robbery and getting into this car afterward. Sheriff’s department steps up patrols after crime spree
January 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm
Three armed business robberies over the past week have led St. Charles Parish sheriff's officials to increase their presence in the Destrehan area and warn residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Nurse Coordinator Darla Rebowe holds up a newspaper clipping that tells the story of a young football player whose life could have been saved if the school had an AED. The school district has an AED in every school and 35 overall. School system gears up to take down cardiac arrest
January 23, 2008 at 12:36 pm
The St. Charles Parish Public School System is going into battle with cardiac arrest with a stacked deck by becoming the first of its kind in the state to install automated external defibrillators in every school in the parish.

New appointees paid less
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre may have restructured his administration, but he didn't have to change his budget to accommodate the salaries he's paying the new employees.

Pump pushed back
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Opening the Magnolia Ridge pump station back up to bidding will result in at least a six month delay to the project, pushing the completion date from June or July of this year to the end of 2009.

Local businesses offered free training, consulting
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Owning a small business can be a difficult task for anyone to handle.

California love California love
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Lakewood Elementary cooked up Louisiana's best gumbo to feed students from the University of Berkley in Califorina who took a break to eat a hardy meal in Luling after a long day of rebuilding homes in New Orleans.

Rash of armed robberies cause deputies to increase patrols in Destrehan
January 18, 2008 at 11:33 am
Three armed business robberies over the past four days have led St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies to increase their presence in the Destrehan area.

Landrieu promises levee funding for River Parishes
January 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Senator Mary Landrieu plans to unite the River Parishes by making sure they get the funding they need to complete levee projects.

Voters who haven’t picked party will miss out on presidential primary
January 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
St. Charles Parish residents that failed to update their voter's registration card by choosing a political party in January won't be able to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary on Feb. 9. That primary decides the front-runners for president.

School system to begin offering engineering courses
January 16, 2008 at 1:46 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools is offering engineering courses for senior high school students at the Satellite Center beginning next year.

LTC opening new facility, nursing center
January 16, 2008 at 1:45 pm
The Louisiana Technical College branch in Jefferson will soon open a state-of-the-art manufacturing center this spring that will feature more than $600,000 in new equipment.

Kathy and Jack Fisher, with their daughter Julia Fisher-Perrier, are constantly on the look out for new furniture trends in order to keep Great Southern Furniture one of the top choices for not only parish residents, but for anyone in the greater New Orle Ability to change with parish keeps Great Southern on top
January 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm
From a rural parish with a population of only 12,321 to a fast growing suburban sanctuary with over 55,000 residents, St. Charles Parish has undergone a huge transition over the last 60 years.

First-time homeowners receive help from state
January 16, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Louisiana residents looking to purchase their first home will receive extra help from the state by way of a mortgage program that assists those without the money for a minimum down payment or closing costs.

V.J. St. Pierre gives his first speech as parish president at the inauguration ceremony. Dawning of a new era in parish as St. Pierre, nine others sworn into office
January 16, 2008 at 9:24 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, along with nine other councilmen and women, can officially drop the "elect" from their title after they were sworn in at an inauguration ceremony in front of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse on Jan. 13.

Parish jobs mean big money
January 16, 2008 at 9:24 am
A majority of the St. Charles Parish employees that survived the recent governmental transition rake in the big bucks, with many of their salaries topping out at over $60,000 a year.

HBO sniper series films in St. Charles
HBO sniper series films in St. Charles
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HBO is back in St. Charles Parish filming an eight-part series called “Quarry” that will premiere next year.