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Crawfish prices still high, but beginning to drop

Cold winter weather put a chill on the crawfish harvest and led to soaring prices at local seafood stores. But on Monday, the price began to drop and many believe the trend will continue.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:12 am
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Crime jumps by 17 percent in 2009 due to thefts, assaults

Due to a large increase in assaults and thefts, crime in St. Charles Parish rose by 17 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:08 am
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Librarian taking hard look at tax

After the controversy over the expansion of the East Regional Library project in 2009, both the St. Charles Parish Council and the Library Board are taking a careful look at the library’s millage renewal, which will be voted on later this year.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:04 am
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New Luling highway studied

The St. Charles Parish Council has asked for a study that will determine the feasibility of constructing a new highway in Luling to connect Highway 90 and River Road.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:02 am
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Police: Kidnapper arrested after ‘massive manhunt’

The alleged kidnapping of a woman by her 28-year-old ex-husband triggered a massive manhunt over the weekend that included closing streets in Des Allemands and calling in a helicopter for aerial support.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:01 am
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More Florida bass stocked in Cataouatche

Over the past three months, nearly 9,000 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings, all between 4 to 6 inches in length, have been stocked into Lake Cataouatche.Read More...
March 03, 2010 at 2:26 pm
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Churches offer parishioners ample chances to get into spirit of Lent

With Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17, the Lenten season began for churches across the world. Local churches are doing their part to provide opportunities for parishioners to return to their Baptismal promises and get into the spirit of Lent.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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Trash Bash program gets $10,000 grant

ST. CHARLES PARISH - A $10,000 grant through the Keep Louisiana Beautiful 2010 Community Grant Program is helping fund the upcoming Trash Bash Great American Cleanup Event on March 27. The public is invited.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 11:58 am
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Town hall meetings offer discussion of past, glimpse of future

St. Charles Parish Council members Carolyn Schexnaydre and Terry Authement will each host a town hall meeting that will allow residents to participate in a discussion on current, past and future projects.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 11:57 am
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Man arrested for rape of family members in the 80s

A 55-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested last week and extradited to St. Charles Parish after authorities learned that he allegedly raped two family members during the 1980s.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 11:55 am
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Schools discuss buying vacant Shoney's building

The School Board is exploring its options before committing to purchasing the piece of land in front of Hahnville High School where a Shoney’s currently stands.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 11:53 am
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Luling kids say man tried to lure them into car

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate two suspicious incidents on Mardi Gras that mirrored attempted kidnappings.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 8:54 am
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St. Charles 10th healthiest parish in state

St. Charles Parish was named as the tenth healthiest parish in Louisiana, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 8:54 am
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Recycling family gets down, dirty for Mother Nature

Brett and Yvonne Matherne in Luling go above and beyond to recycle and reuse.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 8:54 am
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School system will ask parish to take old Luling church off their hands

St. Charles Parish Public Schools will contact the parish to see if they have any interest in buying and preserving the former St. Anthony of Padua Church.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 8:53 am
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Water systems get needed upgrades

The St. Charles Parish Council recently approved contracts with three firms to cover engineering for projects set to improve the parish’s ability to clarify, store and distribute water.Read More...
February 17, 2010 at 11:51 am
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Special needs couple overcome 14 years of obstacles to wed
Special needs couple overcome 14 years of obstacles to wed
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Craig Blackburn and Heather Hancock have had myriad obstacles and a lot of distance to overcome to make their relationship work. Despite that, in so many ways, the couple couldn’t be closer.