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Child’s death still haunts East Bank mother

It has been a little more than a year since the death of her 4-year-old daughter, but Melissa Champagne still feels like the tragic event occurred yesterday.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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$1.7 billion Entergy project hits another snag

Entergy’s plan to build a new electricity generator fueled by petroleum coke at its Little Gypsy facility in Montz hit another snag in February after a joint report by the Alliance for Affordable Energy and the Sierra Club said that plans to convert the plant would leave customers with higher bills.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Parish winning war against code enforcement violators

The St. Charles Parish Planning and Zoning Department isn't fooling around when it comes to cleaning up communities in the area.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Peak in strawberry season bodes well for the body

Not only do Louisiana strawberries taste good, they’re good for you. And the season’s peak is right around the corner.
Laurie Acosta, a dietician at St. Charles Parish Hospital, says that strawberries are low in calories and are packed with the nutrients your body needs.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:41 am
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IRS warns local residents against tax e-mail scam

The Internal Revenue Service wants local residents to know there may be a scam waiting in their e-mail inbox that looks official but could be dangerous to both the person and their computer.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Community feedback sought for March planning meetings

Next month, St. Charles Parish will hold public interviews for consultant teams vying for the opportunity to lead the parish’s comprehensive planning effort. Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:39 am
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New Sarpy man turns Metairie Mardi Gras hero

Parade goers during Mardi Gras are used to looking out for flying beads and trinkets, but they usually don’t have to keep their eyes peeled for flying vehicles.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Hazardous sink hole draws residents' ire

When a problem occurs in the parish, it can be a difficult enough situation to solve. But if that problem happens to occur on state-owned land inside the parish, the situation can become extremely complicated.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Neighborhood tips lead to arrests in booster club trashing

Tips from neighborhood residents led to the arrest this week of three suspects, including a 12-year-old, who St. Charles Parish Sheriff's investigators say burglarized the Norco Booster Club concession stand twice and then trashed it. Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 9:29 am
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Peanut butter collection to go on despite salmonella scare

The recent salmonella outbreak won’t put the brakes on a St. Charles Parish Mardi Gras tradition - the collection of jars of peanut butter.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:02 am
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Fundraiser almost shut down because of lack of permit

When planning a fundraiser, the check list of things to do can take on a life of its own, especially if you don’t have your permits in order. Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:01 am
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Lobbying firm sets priorities

Two days after the St. Charles Parish Council approved the hiring of Eglé and Associates by a slim 5-4 vote, the lobbying firm began its representation of the parish in Washington, D.C.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Knife-wielding man allegedly breaks into New Sarpy home

New Sarpy resident Clifton Blue, 33, was arrested on Feb. 12 and charged with attempted armed robbery and simple burglary after he allegedly tried to break into a residence located at 540 W. Lawson St.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Teacher hopes photos can help save old Luling church

With the fate of the old Luling church still undecided, one local teacher hopes to use photos of the historic landmark to raise money for the buildings restoration.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Parish forms committee to spread census awareness

Because the 2010 census will determine just how much government money St. Charles Parish will receive in the future, the parish is calling on representatives from education, media, business and the community to serve on a committee to help raise awareness.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm
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‘Trash Bash’ calls on volunteers to clean up their communities

The parish may still be uncertain over whether or not to bring back curbside recycling, but until that decision is reached, they plan to use volunteers to take out the trash one piece at a time.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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New Sarpy man who allegedly took son is in custody
New Sarpy man who allegedly took son is in custody
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A New Sarpy man sought in connection with allegedly taking his son in March from his mother’s residence in Texas has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals.