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More computers, kid space on horizon as library nears completion

The size of the new East Bank Regional Library has been a lighting rod of controversy recently, but there is no debating the fact that the building will be a huge addition to the parish’s library system.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 9:09 am
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St. Rose couple claims they were scammed by contractor

A St. Rose couple who thought they were paying for renovations for their home instead found themselves out of $3,000 after the contractor they gave a down payment to last month disappeared.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Missing 92-year-old found in woods

A 92-year-old St. Rose man who went missing from his home on Sept. 15 has been located alive and well.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Hahnville comes up short in double-overtime, Destrehan falls to Karr

Hahnville and Destrehan both suffered defeats on Friday night, with the Wildcats falling 38-24 to Karr and the Tigers coming up short 42-34 in a double-overtime thriller with Lutcher.Read More...
September 18, 2009 at 9:44 am
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Cataouatche: Top-notch boat launch in the works

On Sept. 21, the St. Charles Parish Council will consider hiring an engineer to design a $2 million boat launch in Luling between the Davis Pond Diversion and Pier 90. Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Councilman says he’s not trying to stop construction of library

St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan wants an investigation into what he says was a lack of approval by the Library Board of Control to increase the square footage of the East Bank Regional Library from 33,587 to 39,655 prior to the project going out for bid.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Resurrecting a Ghost

On May 30, 1944, ace pilot and Ida native Capt. Fletcher E. Adams was shot down in German territory and tortured and murdered by German civilians.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Ammo coming back in stock

A nationwide ammo shortage that resulted from a run on guns by consumers since the election of President Barack Obama seems to be letting up as suppliers catch up with the increased demand - at least for one local dealer.
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September 14, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Program aims to deliver monthly books to children

Every child in St. Charles Parish from birth to five years old can receive a book in the mail every month if they sign up for a new United Way program that is scheduled to begin in October.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:51 am
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New Boutte restaurant mixes food with antiques

Standing behind the front end of a ‘54 GMC serving locals “momma’s favorites” is where you’ll find Christina Reed each day.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:50 am
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130 students opt out of Obama’s school speech

President Barack Obama steered clear of politics in a pep talk to students Tuesday that sparked controversy locally, leading St. Charles Parish parents to online forums to voice their concerns regarding the address.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:48 am
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Hahnville rolls, Destrehan streak ends

The Hahnville Tigers cruised to another monster win on Friday, while the Destrehan Wildcats saw their 30-game win streak snapped with a 31-21 loss to Thibodaux.Read More...
September 11, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Car dealers are saving clunkers

Nearly 700,000 vehicles were traded in as part of the government’s $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program, but in the surrounding area, many of those clunkers are still sitting at dealerships, according to Clint Jacob, from Boutte-based Jake’s Towing.Read More...
September 08, 2009 at 12:50 pm
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Young adults missing from planning study

Although the results of St. Charles Parish’s Community Vision Forums won’t be tallied for another week, officials can say that there’s one age group they’re still trying to reach.Read More...
September 08, 2009 at 10:12 am
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Man that led officers on high-speed chase gets 18 years

A New Orleans man that led police on a high-speed chase in St. Charles Parish before more than 4,000 ecstasy tabs were found in his home was sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.Read More...
September 08, 2009 at 10:09 am
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Man arrested for fondling himself in parking lot

A 22-year-old man was arrested for fondling himself in front of a 16-year-old girl in the parking lot of Winn-Dixie after her mother went inside the store to buy bread.Read More...
September 08, 2009 at 10:07 am
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Future of hospital board chair uncertain after arrest
Future of hospital board chair uncertain after arrest
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John J. Landry III’s future as chairman of the St. Charles Parish Hospital Board is uncertain after he was arrested and charged with conspiring to file or filing falsified public records in connection with former District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.’s federal case.