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Long delays at Ashton, Barton crossings frustrate drivers

It’s something that almost every resident in the parish has experienced at one time or another - being stuck at a railroad crossing as a train lumbers past or even stops completely. The wait can be enough to make most drivers want to scream.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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Study shows parish where water flows in Destrehan area

Destrehan - Over the last few months, Luis Martinez has had to explain himself to more than a few curious residents who’ve watched him crawl around drainage ditches and poke his head into manhole covers. Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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What you need to know about vaccines

Do U.S. flu vaccines use adjuvants?
No, at least not in the initial doses.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Study: Half of swine flu patients otherwise healthy

The largest U.S. analysis of hospitalized adult swine flu patients has found almost half were healthy people who did not have asthma or any other chronic illnesses before they got sick.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Hahnville destroys Destrehan 48-10

The Hahnville Tigers didn’t just end Destrehan’s four-game win streak, they threw the streak to the ground and stomped all over it.Read More...
October 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm
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Pregnant woman out of 6-week coma

After spending six weeks in an induced, paralyzing coma, Kristy Dufrene-McCully and her unborn baby are finally home.
The 25-year-old expectant mother, who suffered from a life-threatening respiratory disease called acute respiratory distress syndrome in late June, has lived in a coma for nearly two months on a respirator to give her lungs time to heal.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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2 more arrested in assault on 17-year-old

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has made two more arrests in the case of a 17-year-old Destrehan teen who was punched to the ground and suffered skull and facial fractures as a result.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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Speed Racer

Nine-year-old Hunter Harmon likes to go fast, and it's that need for speed that has catapulted the Luling native to 16 BMX wins in two years, including last weekend’s first-place finish in the Redline Cup Central championship in Missouri.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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Champagne chosen for court security task force

Hahnville - St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has been selected to serve on a task force that is charged with improving security in the Louisiana district courts and courthouses.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Authorities look into shooting death in Luling

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call on Oct. 3 from a person claiming that a 41-year-old Vacherie man had shot himself while visiting Lancelot Apartments in Luling.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:53 am
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Dedication comes 33 years after ferry disaster

A monument to the 77 victims and 18 survivors of the worst ferry disaster in American history will be dedicated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the East Bank Bridge Park.
The ceremony will be open to the public.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:52 am
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118 vehicle burglaries from May through September

From May until September, there were 118 vehicle burglaries in St. Charles Parish, and while those crimes tend to peak in the summer, Sheriff Greg Champagne said that residents should still lock their vehicles and remove all valuables.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Hahnville, Destrehan pick up district wins

Hahnville and Destrehan both got off to slow starts in their first district contests of the year, but in the second half, each picked up enough speed to move to 1-0 in district play.Read More...
October 09, 2009 at 10:37 pm
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East Ascension’s stable of running backs could pose problem for Tigers

The Hahnville Tigers cruised to another big win last weekend, using a balanced offensive attack and five takeaways by their defense to run away with a 42-7 victory over Vanderbilt Catholic.Read More...
October 08, 2009 at 2:24 pm
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Woman robbed leaving festival

On Saturday, Sept. 26, a Luling woman was robbed at knife-point on River Road as she was leaving the Alligator Festival at around 7 p.m.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 2:26 pm
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Lack of hurricanes allowing parish to better prepare for one

A little over a year ago, St. Charles Parish was reeling from the effect of back-to-back hurricanes, but so far, the area has been able to dodge any serious storms. Because of that, the parish has been able to prepare better for future hurricanes, while putting into effect lessons learned from Gustav and Ike.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 2:25 pm
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Schools’ LEAP test scores rank second  in state
Schools’ LEAP test scores rank second in state
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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 the percentage of tests that students scored “mastery and above” on combined English/language arts and math LEAP Tests.