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Barge owner a no-show at Destrehan town hall meeting

District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto says she plans to ask for the cooperation of Magnolia Fleet Barge Company co-owner David Weidner in answering the questions and concerns of the Destrehan community. Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Operation Clean Sweep begins

The waterways of St. Charles Parish will finally be rid of hurricane debris. That's because FEMA has partnered with the Louisiana Coast Guard to do one final sweep and make sure the rivers and bayous are free of Hurricane Rita and Katrina remnants that could pose a safety hazard. Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Mississippi River bike trail to extend to Apple Street

Cyclist, roller skaters and joggers who have enjoyed the use of the bicycle path in Destrehan will reap the benefit of an extended trail. Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm
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Self-taught photographer opens full-service studio

Becoming a photographer has always been a dream for Luling's Melissa Perret. With the help and inspiration of her fiancee, Brennen Friloux, and the opening of their photography business - These Are The Moments Photography - that dream has finally come true. Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm
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Chaisson secures $1 million for Airline Highway barrier

For years, residents struggled to understand why some type of barrier was not put in place along Airline Highway to prevent the numerous fatalities that have occurred there. Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
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Rape victim speaks out

A local woman that was allegedly beaten and raped by her husband says that she went through a similar ordeal a little over a month before, and the combination of both attacks has left her depressed and unable to work.Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
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Not all businesses take off sales tax

The sales tax holiday came and went in the parish, providing a much-needed boost for some local businesses while leaving others with only a slight increase in sales.Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
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Citizens against tax increase

Rolling up the school district's state constitutional tax from 4.01 mills to 4.1 mills would give the schools $84,000, while only costing residents anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, according to Jim Melohn, the school systems comptroller.Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
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Entergy wants customers to pony up for plant expansion

The hot and sticky summer weather won't be going away anytime soon, and neither will those high energy bills that most residents have been complaining about. Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
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Ethics board didn’t clear Lambert

Councilman Marcus Lambert, who was recently hired by the TransLoad America, Inc. landfill in Killona, did not seek a formal written opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics before he accepted his sales job this summer.Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
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Vandals attack family's dream home

A Hahnville family’s dream home was vandalized on July 31, the night before the husband, wife and young child were set to move in.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:45 pm
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Library architect sues activist

The architect responsible for designing what will be the new East Bank Regional Library has filed a lawsuit against long-time community activist and Bayou Gauche resident Gwen Dufrene for defamation of character. Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:23 am
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Parish cancels Shread contract

Back in February, the parish hired an engineering firm to examine all of its contracts to determine if those that received them were the most qualified. Five months later, that audit has led to a cancelled contract.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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Bus system to roll by October

A bus transit system that will pick up residents at their homes and transport them to destinations across the parish and into Kenner should be up and running by October, according to River Parishes Transit Authority Chairman Brent Petit.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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Council feud

Councilwoman-at-large Carolyn Schexnaydre says that she’s received complaints from residents that District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto doesn’t return emails or respond to the phone calls of those living in her district.
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August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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West Nile virus found in Willowdale, Red Church

Mosquito monitoring continues to expose an active presence of the West Nile virus in St. Charles Parish - despite increased spraying.
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August 06, 2008 at 9:21 am
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Bonnet Carre' Spillway fire contained, train trestles still on fire
Bonnet Carre' Spillway fire contained, train trestles still on fire
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A fire started this morning (Feb. 13) that set one or more train trestles ablaze over the Bonnet Carre' Spillway has been contained by the multiple agencies that responded to the scene.