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Lightning strike cripples health center

The St. Charles Community Health Center is hoping that lightning doesn’t strike twice after a thunderstorm last week crippled operations and forced the center to re-route calls to Kenner.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Could Jefferson West Bank levee flood St. Charles?

While St. Charles Parish inches closer to receiving a permit to start Phase II of the West Bank Hurricane Protection levee, there are concerns that it won't be finished fast enough to offset potential problems caused by the Western Tie-in.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Meeting ‘King of Pop’ leaves lasting impression on St. Rose man

It was the year 1973. Page after page of high-end fashion magazines printed glossy images of young, hip models sporting bell-bottom jeans and clog heels. The Dodge Charger was one of the largest and most popular muscle cars to hit the streets, and the Jackson 5 - lead by then child star Michael Jackson - were topping the charts on radio stations across the country.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Guide starts online biz directory

A new, free online directory designed specifically for St. Charles Parish residents makes it much easier to find area businesses than flipping through the yellow pages.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Dow vapor sends at least 30 to hospital

When Pam Butler awoke in her River Park apartment at 5:45 a.m. on June 7, she was greeted with a headache and dizziness.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am
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3-way stop sign down for the count

The debate over the legality of a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather is over for good after the Parish Council decided to delete a 1984 ordinance that called for the sign’s installation.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 8:57 am
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‘Sweat equity’ goes long way towards home ownership

Last week, Tanisha Love cut the red ribbon to her new home, making her a proud first-time homeowner. But there’s something particularly special about this homeowner - she’s been one of the main participants building her own home for the last five months. Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Dow odor could linger for several more days

The odor of ethyl acrylate could continue to linger in the parish for several more days as Dow continues work to contain the vapors, Dow spokesman Tommy Faucheux said.Read More...
July 09, 2009 at 4:46 pm
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Councilman wants to put stop to 25-year-old law

After resurrecting, and then removing a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather, Councilman Shelley Tastet is hoping to put the matter to rest for good by introducing legislation to delete a 25-year-old ordinance.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Woman dies in Killona accident

A car-truck wreck early Saturday morning claimed the life of a 75-year-old Killona woman, according to the Louisiana State Police.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Teens survive plunge into murky Airline canal

Teresa Bowers and Sharon Torres both knew something wasn’t right.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Radiation-detecting super machine hits parish streets

While a vehicle that can detect explosive chemicals, continue driving after having its tires shot out and survive an onslaught of bullets may seem like something out of a “Batman” movie, it has become a reality for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Arrests made in thousand dollar St. Rose drug heist

Two New Orleans men, who allegedly stole thousands of dollars of pharmaceutical drugs ranging from pain medication to Viagra from a St. Rose warehouse, have been arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Parish will tweet in emergencies

Twittering, which allows users to share a constant stream of information over the Internet, has changed the way many people first hear about news that ranges from celebrity gossip to the ongoing protests in Iran.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Brothers charged in Norco theft ring, targeted lawn equipment

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for the owners of lawn equipment that may have been stolen on the East Bank over the past three months.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Number of animals brought into shelter steadily rising

Taking care of 170 animals, including cats, dogs and even a snake, can be a difficult chore for anyone to handle, but workers at St. Charles Parish Animal Control are trying to do the best they can with what they have - even though one of those tasks would rather be avoided.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Snakes, coyotes and squirrels … Oh, my
Snakes, coyotes and squirrels … Oh, my
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It shouldn’t be any surprise that poisonous snakes top the list of nuisance animals in St. Charles Parish where water is nearly everywhere - and so are they.