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Won't you be my neighbor? Won't you be my neighbor?
August 10, 2006 at 11:45 am
The parish's Special Projects Committee met on Aug. 2 at the council chambers in Hahnville to continue discussion on an ordinance that, if approved, would allow for the development of patio homes in St. Charles Parish.

Crime in St. Charles rise in second quarter
August 10, 2006 at 11:43 am
Sheriff Greg Champagne of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reports that crime in St. Charles Parish rose by 2.4 percent in the second quarter of 2006 when compared to the same period last year. However, crime fell by .2 percent in the first half of 2006 when compared to the first six months of 2005.

Vehicle theft sweeps through Willowdale subdivision Vehicle theft sweeps through Willowdale subdivision
August 02, 2006 at 10:59 am
Several vehicles in the Willowdale subdivision, Luling, were reported burglarized to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office on July 25.

Outsiders come to parish to score prescription drugs Outsiders come to parish to score prescription drugs
August 02, 2006 at 10:56 am
Two subjects residing outside of St. Charles Parish have been arrested after attempting to obtain prescription drugs with fraudulent prescriptions.

Destrehan residents attended a town hall meeting on July 26 that zeroed in on railroad operations at a nearby switchyard. Shake, rattle and roll
August 02, 2006 at 10:48 am
On July 26, at Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan, parish councilman Clayton "Snookie" Faucheux hosted a town hall meeting for concerned citizens that centered on a history of complaints regarding the railroad switching procedures at the local Canadian National Railway switchyard.

Sheriff warns of recent thefts Sheriff warns of recent thefts
July 28, 2006 at 2:48 pm
Several vehicles were broken into in the Willowdale area Tuesday night. Most of the vehicles were left unlocked and contained valuable items.

Council approves property purchase Council approves property purchase
July 28, 2006 at 10:10 am
On Monday, the St, Charles Parish council unanimously passed an ordinance to approve and authorize the execution of an act of sale for the purchase of a 35,000-square-foot lot adjacent to the offices of the Department of Planning and Zoning.

Dennis Hugle,Jr., 30, New Orleans New Orleans man charged with aggravated assault
July 27, 2006 at 1:58 pm
On July 17, Dennis Hugle Jr., 30, of 2420 Spain St., New Orleans, was arrested on a warrant issued by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office and charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and simple battery.

Dorian Kennedy, Luling Luling man charged with cruelty to animals
July 27, 2006 at 1:55 pm
A Luling man was arrested July 15 after St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Deputies observed the man's pit-bull chained to a doorknob with no food or water in temperatures above 90 degrees.

John Fuoco, 35, Destrehan Destrehan resident charged with obsenity
July 27, 2006 at 1:52 pm
A Destrehan man, John Fuoco, 35, of 26 Brandon Hall Dr., Destrehan, was arrested July 19 and charged with obsenity.

Sheriff Champagne to serve as president of Tarpon Rodeo Sheriff Champagne to serve as president of Tarpon Rodeo
July 27, 2006 at 1:50 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne will serve as the 2006 President of the Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo.

Sales tax holiday this weekend
July 27, 2006 at 1:48 pm
St. Charles Parish Schools and the St. Charles Parish Council will enact a sales tax holiday this weekend as a way of thanking the residents of the parish for their commitment to the parish and public schooling in the area.

Four arrested in drug bust Four arrested in drug bust
July 20, 2006 at 1:21 pm
On July 10, St. Charles Parish officers arrested four individuals on drug related charges after a search warrant was conducted at 111 Aqueduct Dr., in Montz.

Making progress towards reimportation of prescription drugs Making progress towards reimportation of prescription drugs
July 19, 2006 at 1:05 pm
One of my top priorities when I came to the U.S. Senate in 2004 was to help lower the cost of prescription medications. As I hold town hall meetings across the state, many seniors recount stories of their struggles to afford the high price of prescription medications in our country.

Valero appoints new VP Valero appoints new VP
July 19, 2006 at 1:04 pm
St. Charles Parish- Valero Energy Corporation announced this week that Ralph Phillip has been named vice president and general manager of the company's St. Charles refinery. Former plant manager Gary Simmons has relocated to Valero's corporate headquarters in San Antonio to serve as vice president of planning and economics.

July best month to fertilize lawns July best month to fertilize lawns
July 19, 2006 at 1:03 pm
Late July is the optimum time to make that final application of nitrogen fertilizer to the lawn. Since nitrogen typically lasts 8 to 10 weeks in the soil, this would allow enough time for depletion of the nitrogen before the arrival of cooler temperatures in the fall.

St. Charles Council forms new board for children St. Charles Council forms new board for children
July 19, 2006 at 12:54 pm
St. Charles Parish Council has created the St. Charles Parish Children and Youth Planning Board in accordance with LRS 46:1941.5 which mandates the creation of said Board and its makeup.

National Night Out Against Crime National Night Out Against Crime
July 19, 2006 at 12:52 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, neighborhoods throughout St. Charles Parish are invited by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 23rd Annual Night Out Against Crime/Drug prevention event.

Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
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Business owners and St. Charles Parish Council members have expressed concern over a comprehensive construction program currently underway on Highway 90 that will change the way the busy roadway functions.