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Woman gets 30 years for killing newborn

A New Sarpy woman was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Thursday for killing her newborn baby, and a Luling doctor was given one year in jail for attempted possession of child pornography after his probation appeal backfired.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm
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Norco state rep ‘disappointed’ with fate of smoking bill

Smoking in bars, truck stops and casinos will continue to be a Louisiana tradition after legislation introduced by state Rep. Gary Smith prohibiting the act was overwhelmingly struck down by the house.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm
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Resident threatens to sue, Parish resurrects stop sign

A Willowdale resident threatened to sue the parish over the lack of a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather, leading Councilman Shelley Tastet to have signs installed temporarily.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Schools consider one-stop health clinics

The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee passed House Bill 889 on June 8, putting the St. Charles Community Health Center one step closer to its dream of providing the parish with school-based wellness centers.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Alert system paying off for sheriff

When a serious crime or unusual incident occurs in St. Charles Parish, thousands of residents know about it in a matter of minutes because of Sheriff Greg Champagne’s e-mail alert system. But what many residents don’t know is that Champagne pays for the service out of his own pocket.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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‘Master Plan’ to show parish where there is room to grow

The parish’s first comprehensive planning effort in almost 20 years will get underway on June 15 and residents will be called upon to be a huge part of that process, which could be completed in as little as a year.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Council members use own Web sites to connect with residents

Parish residents interested in the goings on in their district and the legislation introduced by their councilman or woman can now get all that information in one place - the council members individual Web sites.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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Norco food incubator gets cooking

The parish’s first commercial kitchen and food production incubator, Edible Enterprises, is now open for business.
The facility was scheduled to open its doors in Norco in mid-May, but that opening date was pushed back until June due to some minor building repairs. The repairs were completed early this week and now the stage is set for Edible Enterprises to get cooking.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 12:18 pm
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After tragedy, Montz grandma remembered as kind, caring

Montz resident Dorothy Richard, 65, who died on May 22 after her vehicle became submerged in the murky canal off of Airline Highway, is remembered as a caring woman who only wanted the best for her family and community.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Domino’s says ‘no’ to Carriage Lane

Domino’s Pizza in Destrehan will no longer deliver food to Carriage Lane after an assistant manager at the store was robbed at gunpoint last month.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Civil War train info rolling in

The search to prove or disprove the rumor that a Civil War train is covered by 100 years of muck in Bayou Des Allemands has spawned a wave of residents who all claim that they know the truth.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Youth ministry fights back against abortion, violence

A local youth ministry is taking a stance against abortion, and speaking out against violent anti-abortion protests, with a one-two punch through their “KOA: Knock Out Abortion” mission.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Destrehan disabilities camp offers summer fun through education

Special needs children and those with disabilities can have an educational and rewarding summer experience this year thanks to Caring Strategies’ “Let’s ALL Play” program.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Club wants to open branch on East Bank

The Hahnville, Luling/Boutte and Norco Lions Clubs have raised a lot of money over the years for special needs children and the visually challenged, but supporters hope that a new branch in Destrehan will help the community even more.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:07 am
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No concrete opening date for Spillway Road

A seasonal rise in the Mississippi River forced the Spillway Road in the Bonnet Carre Spillway to close on May 13, and the parish has no set date on when the road will be reopened.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Satellite Center high-tech, but has trouble filling some classes

School district representatives, superintendents and lawmakers from across the state have flocked to the Satellite Center over the years to take in the state-of-the-art facility in the hopes of one day creating something just as impressive in their own areas. Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 12:37 pm
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Norco man charged with raping 14-year-old
Norco man charged with raping 14-year-old
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A man accused of serving alcohol to and then raping a 14-year-old minor was booked into prison in St. Charles Parish last week.