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Now time to prepare for termite season

Termite season is upon St. Charles Parish and now is the time for residents to be on the look-out for infestations.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:52 am
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Transit system off to speedy start

The new River Parishes transit system got off to a quick start in its first year, delivering 13,331 one way trips to residents in St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:51 am
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Gretna officer booked with false imprisonment

A Luling man who served as a reserve Gretna police officer was arrested after pulling over a woman he believed was following him in regards to a child custody case and telling her to stay away, according to authorities.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:30 am
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Principal perseveres after losing hands, legs

Most people don’t even notice that there is something different about Merlyna Adams. Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:29 am
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Parish auctions off vehicles, equipment

Cars, trucks, lawn mowers, computers and heavy equipment like excavators and tractors will be auctioned off on May 1 by St. Charles Parish. Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:27 am
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Actress discovered while shopping at Dollar Tree

Charlene Jacobs never thought she would be an actress.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:24 am
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‘Skype for doctors’ helps treat strokes from miles away

Thanks to advancements in technology, stroke patients at St. Charles Parish Hospital can now be seen, and treated, by a neurologist with a click of the keyboard.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:22 am
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Schools: No racism in suspensions

Despite a recent study that says St. Charles Parish schools are 2.6 times more likely to suspend African American students than their Caucasian counterparts, the schools say that race is never a factor in deciding whether a student is suspended.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:20 am
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Man charged with killing neighbor, pistol-whipping wife

A 59-year-old New Sarpy man who believed his wife was having an affair with a neighbor killed the man last week by shooting him three times, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:19 am
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Work underway on Destrehan pump station

An $18.8 million pump station that will help drain water from Prospect Avenue in Norco to Interstate 310 in St. Rose is now under construction and should be completed by September 2011, according to Steve Wilson, president of the Pontchartrain Levee District.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm
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Builder picked for $1.2 million Paradis Library

The St. Charles Parish Council authorized a contract with Lamar Contractors for construction of a new Paradis library.
The library will be constructed on 1.18 acres of land that formerly housed the old Paradis Elementary School. The building will be 6,374 square feet and will cost a little over $1.2 million to complete.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm
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73-year-old Grandma arrested for drugs in home

A 73-year-old Des Allemands woman and her 20-year-old grandson were arrested after nearly $10,000 worth of drugs were found inside their home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
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6th grader fights to keep use of arm

When Jacob Andrews, 12, first started complaining of arm pain in August 2009, his grandparents thought that he was just trying to get out of doing homework.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Secret sauce recipes make money in Norco

Destrehan resident Rosario D’Amico never imagined he would be in the food business. Until 2008, D’Amico was a hotel manager in Baton Rouge. When the economy started to dip, he was laid off. Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Spillway visitors double since ‘05

Since Hurricane Katrina, the number of visitors to the Bonnet Carre Spillway has doubled due to the amount of recreational activities that the nearly 8,000-acre floodway offers. Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Fire scorches Wetland Watchers Park

A fire that most likely started from a lit cigarette burned a couple acres of wetlands and came close to bringing down a new outdoor classroom and boardwalk at Wetland Watchers Park in Norco on Monday evening.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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ITT shutdown drives student to suicide hotline
ITT shutdown drives student to suicide hotline
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ITT Technical Institute's closing had student Zina Richards calling the VA suicide hotline when she learned it put her back to square one with her bachelor's degree.