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La. Delegation presses NOAA for fisheries money also pushes for removal of debris in fishing grounds
July 12, 2007 at 8:50 am
WASHINGTON -- United States Senators Mary Landrieu, and David Vitter and the entire Louisiana delegation asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to fairly distribute the $85 million for the Gulf Coast fishing and shrimping communities appropriated in the recently-passed Emergency Supplemental bill.

Here’s how to keep your pet safe during a hurricane evacuation
July 12, 2007 at 8:36 am
Former St. Charles Parish animal shelter director, LeeAnne Matherne, knows the importance of animal safety during hurricane season.

How to prepare your boat for a hurricane
July 12, 2007 at 8:34 am
With today's modern communication net to warn them, people have a better chance to reach safety before a hurricane hits their area. Even so, you may have little more than 24 hours advance notice to get your boat secured against the storm's full force.

Bishop Otis Kenner, pastor of Faith, Praise, and Deliverance Temple in New Sarpy started a drug recovery out reach ministry for residents struggling with addiction. New Sarpy drug rehab program saving lives through ministry
July 12, 2007 at 8:28 am
NEW SARPY - Bishop Otis Kenner, plans to expand his church to accommodate hundreds of drug addicted St. Charles Parish residents but needs $350,000 to complete the work.

In the News
July 12, 2007 at 8:20 am
St. Charles Parish Council will fill the vacancy of Registrar of Voters at its July 23 meeting.

Schools consider using video surveillance
July 12, 2007 at 8:19 am
St. Charles Parish Schools could soon be equipping all campuses and essential offices with video camera surveillance that could be monitored over the internet.

Alex and Katie Troxler miss husband and father Joey very much. He is currently stationed in North Carolina. He will be leaving for Iraq in October. Ama Marine Corps wife volunteers to cope with husband’s deployment to Iraq
July 12, 2007 at 8:14 am
AMA- When Kattie Troxler, 22, of Ama and her one-year-old son Alex found out her husband Joey would be leaving for Iraq in October, the family immediately became part of a support group for marine wives and their children at the Belle Chase Naval Airbase.

Well-equipped burglars target area food stores
July 12, 2007 at 8:10 am
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office is monitoring small businesses in the area very closely due to 5 sophisticated burglaries of local food stores on the east and west banks of the parish, resulted in missing safes and some.

Luling couple fights to save 19-yr-old bingo hall
July 12, 2007 at 8:08 am
LULING - John and Juanita Landry, owners of the St. Charles Bingo Hall in Boutte believe that a public hearing should be held before a second bingo hall, Bingo Palace, featuring video bingo machines opens in 60 days. “When I opened my business in the 80’s I had to go through two public hearings, have surveys drawn up to make sure I had adequate parking and basically had to follow every step to the letter,” Landry told the Herald-Guide.

Ama RV park owner cited with violations Ama RV park owner cited with violations
July 05, 2007 at 9:15 am
The Ama Recreational Vehicle trailer park owned by Des Allemands resident and State Trooper Ritchie Stanley, could be shut down after 30 days if he doesn’t comply with the parish requirements and guidelines.

Judge rules shrimpers must do their part to help red snapper recover
July 05, 2007 at 9:00 am
The most significant bycatch reduction measures ever imposed on the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fleet were announced last month, paving the way for a steady recovery of Gulf red snapper stocks.

FEMA trailers staying close to St. Charles just in case, officials say FEMA trailers staying close to St. Charles just in case, officials say
July 05, 2007 at 8:58 am
Just across the St. Charles parish line a white sea of FEMA trailers appeared about a month ago along Highway 90 in Lafourche parish where they are currently being reconditioned and sent back into the FEMA system to help someone when the next disaster happens.

Coastal Restoration gets $14 million boost
July 05, 2007 at 8:52 am
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that $14 million in federal funding for the Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration project was included in the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which passed out of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.

Lake Pontchartrain
July 05, 2007 at 8:51 am
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that $778,000 in federal funding for a West Shore-Lake Pontchartrain feasibility study was included in the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which passed out of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.

School board decides not to pursue illegal aliens
July 05, 2007 at 8:50 am
St. Charles School Board members have been weighing the option recently of whether to audit local contractors they employ to determine if all of their workers belong in this country legally and have decided against it.

Feral hogs gaining ground in Louisiana
July 05, 2007 at 8:48 am
By EMILE P. LeBLANC

DMAP Coordinator

Marty Muller, parish council candidate. Muller announces candidacy for District 1 councilman’s race
July 05, 2007 at 8:39 am
Marty A. Muller, 38, a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish will run for the District 1 councilman position currently held by Desmond Hilaire, in the October 20 race.

Council votes down Killona landfill expansion
July 05, 2007 at 8:37 am
St. Charles Parish council members voted against expanding a landfill in Killona at their July 2 meeting.

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Parish wants new property tax to fund levee construction
Parish wants new property tax to fund levee construction
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Rather than rely on “hopes and prayers” to find funding for the West Bank hurricane protection levee, the St. Charles Parish administration is proposing a 4-mill property tax that would allow residents to pay for the project.