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Entergy cancelling Little Gypsy conversion project

Entergy has decided against converting the Little Gypsy power plant in Montz from natural gas to petroleum coke and coal and has asked the Louisiana Public Service Commission to approve their decision.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 10:00 am
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Driver pays in cash instead of jail time for negligent

A Des Allemands man, who reportedly told a police officer that he had been drinking after he hit a pedestrian, pled guilty to negligent homicide and must pay the victim’s family $75,000 in restitution and perform 1,000 hours of community service.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:57 am
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Disturbed man keeps police busy on Halloween

A 26-year-old Destrehan man, who sat naked upon his apartment roof while screaming obscenities and ranting about God and the CIA, kept members of the parish’s Special Response Team and other officers busy for most of Halloween.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Council kills 3 Hogan ordinances while he was on family vacation

On Monday, the St. Charles Parish Council killed three proposed ordinances, all of which were introduced by Councilman Paul Hogan.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:01 am
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St. Pierre declares state of emergency

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. has declared a state of emergency this morning as a precaution in advance of possible inclement weather from Tropical Storm Ida. Read More...
November 09, 2009 at 9:32 am
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Hahnville locks up district title with impressive win

The Hahnville Tigers won their first outright district title since 2004 in impressive fashion by dominating East St. John on both sides of the ball for a 41-21 win. Meanwhile, Destrehan won in a 34-33 thriller to lock up a playoff spot.Read More...
November 06, 2009 at 7:59 am
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Students charged with HHS arson

Two Hahnville High School students, one of whom was overheard saying he wanted to blow up the school, were arrested last week for allegedly starting a fire in a trash can inside a boy’s restroom, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Haunted History?

With Halloween approaching, residents and visitors from outside the parish will make their way to the Destrehan Plantation, hopeful that they might catch sight of one of the mansion’s supposed ghosts. And while the Ormond Plantation doesn’t allow tours, its history has plenty of tragedy and mystery.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Parish lawyers still reviewing pair of Davezac contracts

The St. Charles Parish legal department is still reviewing two contracts with a Destrehan-based firm that has reported ties to the recent bribery case of former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard. Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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Parish grants show push towards green practices

A list of over $9.5 million in grant funding acquired by St. Charles Parish thus far in 2009 reveals a further push toward energy efficiency, safety and green practices.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 10:10 am
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Program offers students free lunch during vacation

United Way of St. Charles, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Charles Parish Public Schools, introduced the Lagniappe Backpack Program to provide meals for 150 school children during weekends and school vacations.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:53 am
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Tigers get by St. Amant, Destrehan over East Ascension

Hahnville had a close call against St. Amant, but came through when it counted to pick up a 35-21 win and a share of the 6-5A district championship. Meanwhile, Destrehan was able to get back into the win column with a 22-10 win over East Ascension.Read More...
October 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm
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Hale Boggs Bridge to close on Saturday, Sunday

The Department of Transportation and Development will close the Hale Boggs Bridge in both directions on Saturday and Sunday.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm
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Hogan renews call for library investigation

Councilman Paul Hogan says that Library Board President Carolyn Tregre has refused to meet with him to discuss his concern that the East Regional Library’s increase in square footage from 33,587 to 39,655 was never approved by the board.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Unemployment rises, should stabilize soon

From March until August, the parish’s unemployment rate has increased from 4.7 percent to 7 percent, mainly due to losses in construction and manufacturing, Economic Development Director Corey Faucheux said.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Pieces of the past highlight ancient history of Paradis

For at least 600 years, southeastern Louisiana Indians occupied a 32-acre site in St. Charles Parish, complete with five burial mounds. Now, Brandt Dufrene, who serves as president of First National Bank USA, wants the parish’s help in making the area a part of the Jean Lafitte National Park.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Animals that escaped historic flood find homes in St. Charles
Animals that escaped historic flood find homes in St. Charles
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At Brook Kornegay’s house in Luling, watching vivacious kittens pouncing and playing would never give away the story that they had just been rescued from Louisiana’s historic flood.