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Authement asks council for input on chairman duties

After a resolution seeking his removal as council chairman was pulled from the agenda, Terry Authement said he has sent an e-mail to all council members seeking input about their concerns.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Pair of garbage companies make parish unique offer

Two garbage companies told St. Charles Parish Council members that they would not only sign a service contract at the end of Tuesday’s Contract/Finance and Administrative Committee meeting, but would hold to that rate two years from now.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Waterford 3 beefs up security

Residents driving near Waterford 3 in Killona have noticed some major changes at the nuclear plant, including a mile-long concrete wall around the perimeter of the plant that is designed to keep both unauthorized people and vehicles away from the facility.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A Harvey man who pled guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular negligent injuring after striking a vehicle and sending it into a Hahnville High School bus has a criminal history of both drug distribution and driving while intoxicated, according to court documents.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 1:05 pm
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Questions abound about body found in St. Rose

St. Charles Parish authorities are still trying to piece together a mystery surrounding a dead body that was discovered on St. Rose Avenue.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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Councilman on a mission

For the past year, Councilman Shelley Tastet has been the main cog in a program that has led to the destruction of 24 abandoned homes and trailers, many of which have been used as crack houses.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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Schools want out of new diploma program

After eight months of debate, a bill that offers public high school students an alternative to a traditional diploma won final legislative approval, but St. Charles Parish Public School officials are putting the brakes on this new law.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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West Nile virus found in Destrehan mosquito sample

A mosquito sample from Destrehan tested positive for the West Nile virus and parish residents are urged to protect themselves against bites by wearing light-colored clothing and long sleeves and pants.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Parish DA inducted into justice hall of fame

St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel, who has served in his post for 31 years, was recently inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame.
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August 10, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Sheriff turns builder over to attorney general

Construction on a new 39,000 square-foot law enforcement complex should begin this month after Sheriff Greg Champagne signed a contract with Aegis Construction Company, who submitted the second-lowest bid for the project.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Airline Drive now open after truck fire

Firefighters took on a truck fire early Wednesday that closed Airline Drive near Almedia Road. The road was reopened an hour later, but closed again at around 5 p.m. so that workers could clean up oil that had spilled from the truck.Read More...
August 06, 2009 at 8:46 am
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Airline Highway near Almedia Road closed

The St. Charles Parish EOC reports that Airline Highway near Almedia Road in St. Rose is closed entirely due to a vehicle fire.Read More...
August 05, 2009 at 9:43 am
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Future of crime fighting

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has chosen a builder for their new 39,000 square-foot law enforcement complex, Sheriff Greg Champagne said. Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 10:55 am
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Tax holiday a boon to businesses

Furniture, school supplies, hurricane protection items and even alcohol and tobacco products are just a few of the many items that will be available tax free next weekend after the Parish Council, the School Board and the state suspended their sales taxes.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 10:54 am
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50 set to sue Dow

Fifty residents that say they were exposed to ethyl acrylate fumes after a leak at Dow have retained the legal services of New Orleans attorney Frank D’Amico, Jr. Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 10:54 am
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Arrest, seizure of getaway car appear to stop rash of break-ins

Nine vehicles in the Willowdale, Willowridge and Lakewood Drive area were broken into last weekend, which continued a string of car burglaries that began in May but increased in June and July.Read More...
August 03, 2009 at 10:54 am
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Sheriff says DOTD traffic plan will worsen bridge congestion
Sheriff says DOTD traffic plan will worsen bridge congestion
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With road upgrade work on the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge to begin Sunday, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne chastised the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) for excluding local agencies from providing input in a traffic re-routing plan that could cause substantial additional traffic congestion.