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Faulty relays lead to NRC inspection at Waterford 3

On June 22, a faulty electrical relay at Waterford 3 gave operators problems starting a high-pressure safety injection pump that is used to supply cooling water to the plant's reactor core in case of an accident.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 9:19 am
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West Bank multi-use path finally a reality

The St. Charles Parish Council authorized the state to execute a construction contract for the main section of the West Bank multi-use path - a 6.2-mile-long project that will create a paved path for walkers, joggers and bike riders to enjoy the Mississippi River.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Two swine flu cases confirmed in Destrehan

Two students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan were confirmed to have the swine flu on Monday, said Sarah Comiskey of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.Read More...
August 19, 2009 at 1:43 pm
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Schools: ID colors have been based on GPA for years

The beginning of the new school year has spawned discussion among some high school parents about how the color of school IDs is based on GPA averages.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm
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Where is our parish headed?

St. Charles Parish officials want to know: What would make life better for you? What is missing in your community? What do like about the parish? What would you like to keep here forever?Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Woman stabbed in neck at St. Rose party

A Memphis, Tenn. woman has been arrested for attempted murder after stabbing another woman in the neck at a St. Rose party, which caused a minor loss of sensation to the right side of the victim’s body.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Hale Boggs repair work to slow down bridge traffic for over a year

Starting Sept. 12, residents crossing the Hale Boggs Bridge will be met with a slower speed limit and possible lane closures as the state begins work to replace all of the bridge's cables. Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Fighting for 2 lives

For nearly a month, Des Allemands resident Kristy Dufrene-McCully has been in an induced, paralyzing coma as a result of a respiratory disease. With doctors giving her less than a 50 percent chance of survival, the 25-year-old is fighting for both her and her baby’s life.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Authement asks council for input on chairman duties

After a resolution seeking his removal as council chairman was pulled from the agenda, Terry Authement said he has sent an e-mail to all council members seeking input about their concerns.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Pair of garbage companies make parish unique offer

Two garbage companies told St. Charles Parish Council members that they would not only sign a service contract at the end of Tuesday’s Contract/Finance and Administrative Committee meeting, but would hold to that rate two years from now.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Waterford 3 beefs up security

Residents driving near Waterford 3 in Killona have noticed some major changes at the nuclear plant, including a mile-long concrete wall around the perimeter of the plant that is designed to keep both unauthorized people and vehicles away from the facility.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A Harvey man who pled guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular negligent injuring after striking a vehicle and sending it into a Hahnville High School bus has a criminal history of both drug distribution and driving while intoxicated, according to court documents.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 1:05 pm
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Questions abound about body found in St. Rose

St. Charles Parish authorities are still trying to piece together a mystery surrounding a dead body that was discovered on St. Rose Avenue.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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Councilman on a mission

For the past year, Councilman Shelley Tastet has been the main cog in a program that has led to the destruction of 24 abandoned homes and trailers, many of which have been used as crack houses.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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Schools want out of new diploma program

After eight months of debate, a bill that offers public high school students an alternative to a traditional diploma won final legislative approval, but St. Charles Parish Public School officials are putting the brakes on this new law.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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West Nile virus found in Destrehan mosquito sample

A mosquito sample from Destrehan tested positive for the West Nile virus and parish residents are urged to protect themselves against bites by wearing light-colored clothing and long sleeves and pants.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Former St. Charles Parish DA headed to prison
Former St. Charles Parish DA headed to prison
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"I am no longer keeping your secrets. I am no longer going to be one of your victims."