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Chamber wants to fill training gap with thousands of new jobs anticipated

With billions of dollars in projects underway and planned in St. Charles Parish, the River Parishes Chamber of Commerce has initiated efforts to hold a workforce development forum in fall.Read More...
August 05 at 11:00 am
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Teacher fighting through adversity, foot amputation

Kery Singleton was tired of the pain, tired of the risk and tired of the surgeries. Read More...
August 05 at 10:00 am
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Boutte man sentenced on charge of cruelty to juvenile

A Boutte man has been convicted on one count of cruelty to a juvenile after reaching a plea deal.Read More...
August 05 at 9:00 am
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$15M filmmaking project could be back in motion

Glen Smith welcomed efforts to assess the state's movie credit program so much that he's "dusting off" a $15 million production set expansion project on Airline Highway.Read More...
August 05 at 9:00 am
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Community Ed fall lineup will offer new classes

Teaching art courses with St. Charles Parish's Community Education extends far beyond watercolors for Marilloy Galle who has been teaching them so long that her students have also become her friends.Read More...
August 05 at 8:00 am
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Luling man's terminal cancer disappears after chemo, prayer

A 36-year-old husband and father of two, Luling's Christopher Cordaro's life took an unexpected and unwelcome turn in September of last year when he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He was told by doctors that the rare and aggressive illness could be treated, but not cured.Read More...
August 05 at 7:00 am
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Army vet texts 'Bye bye a-holes' shortly before firing on Ashton Plantation home

Armed with a gun, a Molotov cocktail and two cans of gasoline, a Luling man fired nearly 40 rounds at the residence where his estranged wife was staying with her parents around 4 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 2).Read More...
August 05 at 6:09 am
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Pokemon's popularity leads to uptick in 911 calls

When it comes to Pokemon, they say you've "Gotta catch 'em all." Read More...
August 05 at 5:00 am
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Retailers gearing up for rush during weekend’s sales tax holiday

At 12:01 a.m. Friday, retailers are hoping shoppers will take advantage of a 7 percent sales tax holiday in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
August 04 at 3:19 pm
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St. Charles Parish schools rank second highest statewide in LEAP test scores

St. Charles Parish Public Schools students are not only making the grade in the basics, but the system itself ranked second only to Zachary Community Schools in students scoring "mastery" and above On combined English/language arts and math on LEAP Tests.Read More...
August 04 at 1:07 pm
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Luling man charged with 3 counts attempted murder in shooting

A Luling man has been arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder after he shot his father-in-law around 4 a.m. today (Aug. 2), according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
August 02 at 12:22 pm
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Luling man armed with gun, Molotov cocktail arrested after shooting in Ashton Plantation

Armed with a gun, Molotov cocktail and a can of gasoline, a Luling man went to his inlaws’ house around 4 a.m. today (Aug. 2) and shot his father-in-law in a gunfight between the two, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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August 02 at 9:12 am
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St. Charles Parish boasts record graduation rates

St. Charles Parish Schools’ 2014-15 high school graduation rate hit a record high for the parish, as well as followed the state and national trend in rising graduates.Read More...
July 29 at 2:46 pm
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Cuban trade trip may pay off

Port of South Louisiana Director Paul Aucoin announced plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with the National Port Administration of Cuba (NPAC) in October to facilitate trade with the country.Read More...
July 29 at 11:48 am
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French exchange student returns to Paradis family 20 years later

When French exchange student Andre’ Pavone returned to visit his “American family” in Paradis it was about 20 years since his first visit.Read More...
July 29 at 11:46 am
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Arts center hailed as School District’s ‘hub of our core business’

With silver shovels in hand, St. Charles Parish school officials along with family members of the late Rodney R. Lafon broke ground Tuesday for a $28.3 million performing arts center in Luling.Read More...
July 29 at 11:44 am
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Council approves limited  tax hike, will cut budget
Council approves limited tax hike, will cut budget
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Saying the people of St. Charles Parish have been heard “loud and clear” about not raising taxes, Parish President Larry Cochran got council support for an amended property tax rate hike only for levees, road maintenance and recreation.