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Destrehan robberies could be connected
February 20, 2008 at 10:00 am
A 29-year-old St. Rose man, who was arrested for robbing the Express Cleaners on Jan. 17, could have taken part in a pair of similar crimes that took place in Destrehan during that same week.

Council seeks local residents to help award huge contracts
February 20, 2008 at 9:18 am
A plan to change the structure of a board that helps the council decide which firm is the best company to win million dollar parish contracts received approval from the council at its legislative committee meeting Monday night.

Fire set at HHS
February 20, 2008 at 9:18 am
A fire set in the boy's bathroom in a building at Hahnville High School forced the administration to evacuate more than 1,200 students. The fire started in what students and faculty refer to as the ‘purple building.'

Baloney cleared of most charges Baloney cleared of most charges
February 20, 2008 at 9:18 am
A man charged with snatching someone's purse at the CVS Pharmacy in Boutte and then entering the FEMA trailer of a man and assaulting him just days before the purse snatching incident had all charges dismissed, except for one - battery of a police officer.

CWS owes parish big
February 20, 2008 at 9:18 am
St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan is upset with the way Coastal Waste Services is treating its customers, and he's not going to take it anymore.

Woman shares her abuse experience with area teens Woman shares her abuse experience with area teens
February 13, 2008 at 4:26 pm
Alicia Kozak, Ameri-Corps Vista representative for the United Way of St. Charles Parish, teaches teen girls and guys how to identify the signs that they're in an abusive relationship.

Rep. Smith helping Jindal with state ethics reform
February 13, 2008 at 4:21 pm
Ethics reform is a promise that Governor Bobby Jindal made to everyone in the state during his election campaign.

St. Pierre didn’t want committee meetings on TV St. Pierre didn’t want committee meetings on TV
February 13, 2008 at 4:12 pm
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre says he's responsible for the ordinance requesting that committee meetings no longer be televised on Cox Channel 6.

Destrehan scene of yet another robbery
February 13, 2008 at 11:52 am
Destrehan was the scene of another robbery last week, as two black males entered the Shell gas station and made off with money from the cash register.

Deputy Kenneth Delaune risked his life to save a suicidal woman. He was named the 2007 Deputy of the Year. Hanging off bridge all in a days work for deputy
February 13, 2008 at 11:49 am
When Deputy Kenneth Delaune risked his own life to keep a woman from jumping off of the Hale Boggs Bridge, it wasn't the skyscraper-like height that worried him, but the potential tumble into the Mississippi.

Amatrol, which is an industry leader in skill-based, technical learning, will provide equipment that will be used during the courses. Shown here are two pieces of such equipment that the students got to work on during a recent recruitment event for the cl SCP schools first in state to offer engineering design courses to their students
February 13, 2008 at 11:46 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools continues to blaze a new trail in Louisiana by becoming the first school district in the state to offer engineering design courses.

Planning and zoning vows to clean streets Planning and zoning vows to clean streets
February 13, 2008 at 10:09 am
For years, residents living on Luling's Paul Fredrick Street have been forced to deal with the unsightly buildings and bountiful trash that are combining to decrease the property value of their homes.

The “Help is Here Express” bus tour travels around the country to help uninsured residents find cheap medicines. Drug bus headed to Boutte to help residents find low cost medicines
February 13, 2008 at 10:09 am
A prescription assistance program that has helped five million individuals who are uninsured or lack adequate healthcare coverage find medicines for free or nearly free is coming to Boutte.

Bankruptcy on the rise in parish
February 13, 2008 at 10:08 am
The astronomical price of insurance, combined with ever increasing mortgage rates, is having a huge effect on citizens of St. Charles Parish, leading to large upswing in the amount of bankruptcies in the area.

Dangerous chemicals could leak out of Dow
February 13, 2008 at 10:08 am
Dow St. Charles Operations has been working to repair a damaged safety flare connected to one of its units and all non-essential personnel have been asked to stay home until further notice. Flyers were distributed to residents living near the plant about possible side effects they could experience, and LA 3142 was temporarily closed, but has since reopened.

Another robbery in Destrehan
February 08, 2008 at 10:18 am
Destrehan was the scene of another robbery on Feb. 7, as two black males entered the Shell gas station and made off with money from the cash register.

Committee members, taxes to be voted on Feb. 9
February 07, 2008 at 2:56 pm
Elections for St. Charles Parish Democratic and Republican Committee members will be held Feb. 9. Selected members will keep their posts from 2008 through 2011.

Gas leak almost kills Mimosa family
February 06, 2008 at 4:57 pm
As a Mimosa family slept on a chilly night, fumes from their gas heater exposed them to lethal carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can kill a person as they sleep.

$1B Monsanto expansion could lead to 95 permanent jobs
$1B Monsanto expansion could lead to 95 permanent jobs
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If the Monsanto board approves the move in January, the company’s Luling site will get a $1 billion upgrade to make the herbicide, dicamba.

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