|Parish to put properties up for sale
June 14, 2006 at 10:54 am
Pending parish council approval, St. Charles Parish government will put hundreds of properties up for auction. On Monday, June 19, the council will consider an ordinance to allow the parish to execute an auction with Gilmore Auction & Realty Company of adjudicated properties.
|Naked and exposed
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Along the parish's southern flank, most of the west bank section is without any significant hurricane levee; this is a fact of life that west bank parish residents have grown accustomed to.
|Vitter comes to St. Charles
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced satellite office hours for St. Charles Parish residents. Vitter uses satellite offices around the state to make it easier for his constituents to find help in dealing with the federal government. This month, satellite office hours will be Monday, June 19 in Hahnville.
|Summer reading programs kick off at parish libraries
June 07, 2006 at 3:20 pm
Starting June 5, children can register for the annual summer reading program at any library branch in St. Charles Parish.
The theme for this year's program is "Paw to Read" and the program is full of exciting activities for youngsters of all ages.
|Dow awards more than $12,000 to local schools
June 07, 2006 at 2:49 pm
The recipients of the 2006 Dow Educational Enhancement Grants were invited to attend a grant reception at the St. Charles Operations Site recently. Dow awarded $12,725 to teachers from seven schools in St. Charles Parish. "We are proud to be able to support teachers in our local community," St. Charles Operations Site Leader Nawzer Parakh said.
|Indian burial grounds and traffic woes surface at council
June 07, 2006 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish's exceptional growth in size and industry have dominated the parish council agenda. This past Monday things were no different.
|Children of the storm
June 07, 2006 at 2:47 pm
In a post-Katrina Louisiana, according to child welfare officials, there has been a rise in clientele in need of services to deal with stress or poor living conditions.
Local advocate, Gail Roussel, Executive Director of The Center of Family and Youth Services in St. Charles Parish, stated, "We have seen a dramatic increase in clients as a result of Hurricane Katrina, especially in relationship to substance abuse and domestic violence."
|Catholic Charities taps Frady to head local operations
June 07, 2006 at 2:44 pm
Phil Frady has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, developing improved productivity of organizations.
|Paradis man charged with attempted arson
June 07, 2006 at 2:31 pm
Enraged from an altercation with his girlfriend, a Paradis man poured gasoline on his living room floor. The assailant then allegedly used a cigarette lighter to spark a small fire.
|Insurance concerns huge issue for bankers
June 07, 2006 at 2:08 pm
BATON ROUGE -- More than 40 bankers descended on the State Capitol last month, awaiting meetings with agency heads and filling the hallways with pinstriped power suits and scrolling through BlackBerries while sitting in committee rooms.
|Thieves strike vehicles in Willowdale Subdivision
May 31, 2006 at 2:57 pm
Residents in Willowdale Subdivision received automated messages from Sheriff Greg Champagne via phone calls after thieves struck vehicles in Willowdale Subdivision, resulting in several items reported stolen by residents.
|Practicing for the big one
May 31, 2006 at 2:52 pm
"Listen up people, at 10:15 a.m., Waterford 3 has called a site emergency. I repeat, a site emergency," said Tab Troxler.
The problem with the giant nuclear facility was a plane had flown into the nuclear reactor.
Thankfully, it was only a drill.
|Investigation of Valero explosion complete
May 31, 2006 at 2:50 pm
Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board completed their two-day assessment of the May 20 fire at the Valero St. Charles refinery and returned Tuesday to Washington, D.C. No further CSB investigation of the incident is planned.
|Seniors often target of con-artist
May 31, 2006 at 2:47 pm
Studies show that fraudulent telemarketers direct 56 to 80 percent of their calls to senior citizens, the fastest-growing segment of America's population. Because senior citizens are a prime target for con artists and thieves, Sheriff Greg Champagne joined the National Crime Prevention Council in helping seniors resist home improvement scams and telemarketing fraud.
|Gas truck driver robbed at gun point
May 31, 2006 at 2:46 pm
A LaPlace man was robbed at gun point while he attempted to deliver diesel fuel to a business location at Campus Dr., Plantation Business Park in Destrehan.
|I-49 pushes on post-Katrina
May 31, 2006 at 2:37 pm
Even with two major storms, the construction of I-49 South is continuing, although it is still in the planning stage. With a connection between Raceland and the Westbank Expressway in the New Orleans metro area, the proposed highway will irrevocably alter the St. Charles Parish. The corridor will create major economic potential.
|Parish overhauls hurricane communications
May 31, 2006 at 2:36 pm
With the trials and tribulations of Katrina and Rita still fresh on the minds of parish residents, hurricane season officially arrives today. While St. Charles Parish by and large missed the brunt of two major storms last year, the parish has initiated a series of changes from lessons learned in the last storm season.
|St. Rose man charged with attempted first-degree murder
May 31, 2006 at 2:16 pm
A St. Rose man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot a River Ridge man in the head during a drug transaction gone horribly wrong.
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Destrehan resident Bruce Bourgeois Jr., who is accused of stabbing his live-in girlfriend to death before severely injuring her mother, has been indicted by a grand jury on three charges in connection with the case.