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‘Throw me something soldier'

With a month left until Mardi Gras, many residents are already buying throws, registering to ride in parades or looking over this year’s routes. And because this is such an exciting time to live in Louisiana, many soldiers overseas become homesick in February.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm
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Change in law makes it illegal to block any drainage

The St. Charles Parish Council voted unanimously on Monday to amend an ordinance that makes it illegal to block any drainage infrastructure in the parish.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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Paramedics get state-of-the-art, hurricane-ready safe house

After six months of renovations, the East Bank now has its first state-of-the-art, permanent Emergency Medical Services station.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm
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Fire devastates 2 families

Two Luling families lost almost all of their personal belongings after a fire tore through the rental home that they have lived in for the last two years.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 8:56 am
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Shootout at Hahnville complex

Four men have been arrested in connection with a shootout that left a 20-year-old Killona man in critical condition.
Davin Washington, 20, was shot in the head, leg and buttocks area shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the parking lot of the Richard Smith public housing complex at 200 Sunset Court. Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 8:56 am
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Son honored with blood drive

Wayne P. Champagne was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia just two weeks after his 20th birthday. Three months later, he passed away.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 8:56 am
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Hi-tech hospital Web site provides video, info on critical health procedures

A new Web site launched by River Parishes Hospital will give consumers immediate access to information about the hospital’s services and medical staff, interactive health tools, educational videos and animations. Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm
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Monthly recycling drop offs scheduled

St. Charles Parish residents will be able to turn in recyclable materials during monthly drop-off events through the end of 2010. Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm
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Christmas trees to begin second life as wetlands aid

Christmas trees from around the parish, which were nestled inside homes and decorated with lights a couple of weeks ago, will soon move on to another purpose - stopping erosion of the state's wetlands.Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm
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Contest entry leads to new hat

Jenny Myers-Lind’s photograph entitled “Sadie’s New Hat” has won the Herald-Guide’s 2009 Camera Shootout.Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 11:56 am
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Young father found dead on Hwy. 90

A Lockport couple was arrested on Jan. 2 after admitting they struck a Paradis man with their vehicle during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day and then fled the scene, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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January 13, 2010 at 8:57 am
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Wetlands award named for Cambre

Milton Cambre was recently named the first recipient of the “Spirit of the Wetlands” award. Cambre, 74, has been an advocate of conserving and restoring the LaBranche Wetlands for over 40 years.
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January 13, 2010 at 8:57 am
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Police: Robber forces friend to serve as getaway driver

Dervol J. Zeno, 28, of 533 Fife St. in LaPlace, was arrested on Dec. 22 for reportedly robbing the Valero Corner Market in Destrehan and then forcing a friend to drive him home at gun point.Read More...
January 06, 2010 at 2:28 pm
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Simple act of clearing ditches proved major in 2009

It was a busy year for St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the rest of his administration, and while many notable accomplishments were achieved in 2009, the most important may have been the simple act of cleaning ditches.Read More...
January 06, 2010 at 12:22 pm
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Second man arrested in break-in that led to death

St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested a St. Rose man for taking part in an attempted burglary that led to another suspect being killed by the homeowner.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:39 pm
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Corps clearing land on Hwy. 90 for western levee

Many residents driving on Highway 90 near the Davis Pond Diversion think that the parish is already clearing land for a new boat launch. While Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his administration are working on securing land for that project, the actual clearing is being done by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Western Tie-in.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:38 pm
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Lakewood student-teacher offers lesson on government
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Lakewood Elementary student-teacher Lydia Chiasson at work.