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Builder picked for $1.2 million Paradis Library

The St. Charles Parish Council authorized a contract with Lamar Contractors for construction of a new Paradis library.
The library will be constructed on 1.18 acres of land that formerly housed the old Paradis Elementary School. The building will be 6,374 square feet and will cost a little over $1.2 million to complete.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm
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73-year-old Grandma arrested for drugs in home

A 73-year-old Des Allemands woman and her 20-year-old grandson were arrested after nearly $10,000 worth of drugs were found inside their home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
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6th grader fights to keep use of arm

When Jacob Andrews, 12, first started complaining of arm pain in August 2009, his grandparents thought that he was just trying to get out of doing homework.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Secret sauce recipes make money in Norco

Destrehan resident Rosario D’Amico never imagined he would be in the food business. Until 2008, D’Amico was a hotel manager in Baton Rouge. When the economy started to dip, he was laid off. Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Spillway visitors double since ‘05

Since Hurricane Katrina, the number of visitors to the Bonnet Carre Spillway has doubled due to the amount of recreational activities that the nearly 8,000-acre floodway offers. Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Fire scorches Wetland Watchers Park

A fire that most likely started from a lit cigarette burned a couple acres of wetlands and came close to bringing down a new outdoor classroom and boardwalk at Wetland Watchers Park in Norco on Monday evening.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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Police: Gun pulled at T-ball practice

An 18-year-old Destrehan man was arrested after waving a shotgun in the air near a T-ball practice, which sent parents and children scurrying from the area, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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District shoots for large screens in every classroom

By the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, most classrooms in St. Charles Parish will have a large-screen device, whether it is an LCD projector, a flat panel monitor or a Promethean Board.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:13 am
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Architect for community center back on agenda

Councilman Shelley Tastet said that he expects the council to unanimously approve the hiring of Sizeler, Thompson, Brown Architects to design a new community center when they meet on April 19.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:12 am
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CEO hopes healthcare bill reduces ER visits

As certain aspects of the new healthcare legislation take affect, local healthcare and insurance providers are considering what it could mean for St. Charles Parish.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:11 am
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Destrehan man gets 18 years for vehicular homicide

A multiple DWI offender from Destrehan received 18 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an August crash on Airline that led to the death of a 30-year-old woman.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:09 am
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Legislator wants slot limit on Cataouatche bass

By Todd Mason

As predicted, the opening of the Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion early last decade has led to a bass-fishing boom in the marshes of St. Charles Parish.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:09 am
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42 homes evacuated in Norco

Three people, including one on-site plant worker, sought medical care for eye irritation Tuesday after a chemical leak at Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:05 am
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Parish lands $20 million in grants in two years

In a little over two years, St. Charles Parish has secured more than $20 million in grants, which will help fund parish projects like a new community center and paved paths on the levees while also allowing for numerous drainage improvements throughout the area.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Residents evacuated, roads closed due to Norco chemical leak

NORCO – River Road has been closed between Washington Street and the Bonnet Carre Spillway on the East Bank due to an incident at a Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 13, 2010 at 8:39 am
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Corps insists tie-in won’t flood parish

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers told a parish Hurricane Protection Projects Committee that the Western Tie-In now under construction would have little impact on the area.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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Council selects new garbage company
Council selects new garbage company
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Following several discussions aimed at fine tuning St. Charles Parish's anticipated five-year garbage collection contract, the council chose Houma-based Pelican Waste and Debris as the new service provider Monday.