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‘Sweat equity’ goes long way towards home ownership

Last week, Tanisha Love cut the red ribbon to her new home, making her a proud first-time homeowner. But there’s something particularly special about this homeowner - she’s been one of the main participants building her own home for the last five months. Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Dow odor could linger for several more days

The odor of ethyl acrylate could continue to linger in the parish for several more days as Dow continues work to contain the vapors, Dow spokesman Tommy Faucheux said.Read More...
July 09, 2009 at 4:46 pm
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Councilman wants to put stop to 25-year-old law

After resurrecting, and then removing a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather, Councilman Shelley Tastet is hoping to put the matter to rest for good by introducing legislation to delete a 25-year-old ordinance.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Woman dies in Killona accident

A car-truck wreck early Saturday morning claimed the life of a 75-year-old Killona woman, according to the Louisiana State Police.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Teens survive plunge into murky Airline canal

Teresa Bowers and Sharon Torres both knew something wasn’t right.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Radiation-detecting super machine hits parish streets

While a vehicle that can detect explosive chemicals, continue driving after having its tires shot out and survive an onslaught of bullets may seem like something out of a “Batman” movie, it has become a reality for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Arrests made in thousand dollar St. Rose drug heist

Two New Orleans men, who allegedly stole thousands of dollars of pharmaceutical drugs ranging from pain medication to Viagra from a St. Rose warehouse, have been arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Parish will tweet in emergencies

Twittering, which allows users to share a constant stream of information over the Internet, has changed the way many people first hear about news that ranges from celebrity gossip to the ongoing protests in Iran.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Brothers charged in Norco theft ring, targeted lawn equipment

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for the owners of lawn equipment that may have been stolen on the East Bank over the past three months.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Number of animals brought into shelter steadily rising

Taking care of 170 animals, including cats, dogs and even a snake, can be a difficult chore for anyone to handle, but workers at St. Charles Parish Animal Control are trying to do the best they can with what they have - even though one of those tasks would rather be avoided.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Bats suck life out of Monsanto Park party

Several park visitors’ recent encounter with swarming bats at Luling’s Monsanto Park has residents weary of visiting the recreational area, but experts say that the occurrence is quite normal.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Truck crashes through cemetery, destroys graves

It’s known in Des Allemands as “dead man’s curve,” but wrecks there haven’t just taken the lives of drivers - they have also disturbed the peace of the dead.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Report: Wal-Mart employee steals 'her money' back

A Wal-Mart cashier was arrested for giving her husband a discount of $91, and allegedly told managers that she did so because the company owed her money for breaking a watch she had brought in to have repaired.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Motiva bike club puts pedal to metal, rides 150 miles for MS

By Joe Paul

For nearly three years, a group of employees at the Shell/Motiva Refinery in Norco has been putting the pedal to the metal to help fund multiple sclerosis research.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Despite economy, number of home occupations fall

Economic ups and downs may seem like just the motivation a person needs to start their own company and work from home. After all, they’d save money on gas, eating-out expenses and an array of other commuter costs.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:35 am
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Health center gears up to provide service to Norco

Medical care will roll into Norco on July 6, with a mobile unit providing pediatric and primary adult care services until a modular building is ready in August.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:33 am
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$1M bond set for Kenner man accused of killing 16-year-old
$1M bond set for Kenner man accused of killing 16-year-old
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Bond for the Kenner man arrested and charged with second-degree murder of 16-year-old Jorion White and tossing her body in a drainage canal in St. Rose last week has been set at $1 million.