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Brazen gunmen target St. Rose

A 37-year-old LaPlace man told deputies that he was tied up, had a gun put to his head and saw the trigger get pulled twice before the gunman walked away laughing with $630 and credit cards.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Concert hopes to spread awareness of teen dating violence through music

Teen dating violence is a huge problem across the nation, with some teens even experiencing that abuse every single day. Because this abuse doesn't differentiate between gender or age, the United Way of St. Charles is hoping to spread awareness in a way that all teens understand - through music.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Tackling violence head-on

On a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon, District 1 Councilman Billy Raymond walked through Meadows Drive and talked to residents in the community about various ways to improve the area. Raymond and residents have been concerned ever since a drive-by shooting occurred there two weeks ago.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

Were fire station’s actions criminal?

An investigation into allegations of misuse of funds at the St. Rose Fire Department is over. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says that his office's investigation is complete and the police report was submitted to District Attorney Harry Morel's office three weeks ago.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

‘Mama Lou’ - a Shoney’s staple

Every morning at exactly 4 a.m., Louise Bearden, affectionately called ‘Mama Lou’ by most visitors who come to dine at the Shoney’s in Boutte, comes to work with a smile on her face, ready to wait tables.
July 17, 2008 at 11:10 am

A fisherman’s tale

It’s been a slow year for commercial fishermen on the bayous of St. Charles Parish, and the escalating fuel costs and downtrodden economy aren’t helping.
July 17, 2008 at 10:10 am

Library needs more money

The architect in charge of designing the new East Regional Library, Norman Chenevert, met with the St. Charles Parish Council's Legislative Committee to ask for additional money to complete the building.
July 17, 2008 at 10:09 am

Sheriff’s Office sets ‘high standards’ for graduates

There are very few professions where any single individual can have a dramatic impact on the lives of everyone around them. Thirty St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, who graduated from the police academy last month, will now have that opportunity.
July 17, 2008 at 9:07 am

Check receipts during sales tax holiday

Customers expecting tax relief on Aug. 1 and 2 because of the parish sales tax holiday need to be careful. Some businesses may not have their registers programmed to give the tax credit. Read More...
July 17, 2008 at 9:06 am

Plantation getting face-lift

The oldest documented antebellum home in the lower Mississippi Valley is getting a much deserved face-lift.
Construction workers have labored for nearly six weeks to ensure that St. Charles Parish’s Destrehan Plantation gets a perfect roof renovation.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:55 pm

J & K takes hassle out of back to school shopping

Parents across the parish will soon begin the epic annual journey that is otherwise known as attaining school supplies. And while those very parents will soon run into each other, quite literally, at various supply stores, one local business is taking the hassle out of the search - for free.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm

St. Pierre considers 4-day work week

The escalating cost of fuel has forced local governments around the country into a four-day work week as a way to help both the workers and employers survive the dilapidated economy. Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am

Schools crack down on worker's compensation

An internal review by the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Insurance Office showed that the district may be getting burned by their generous worker’s compensation policy while also overpaying post-retirement benefits.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am

Drive by shooting in Destrehan

Two people were standing in the 300 block of River Oaks when a man exited a passing vehicle and opened fire, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am

Fire stations may merge

Putting out fires all over St. Charles Parish isn’t easy, especially if there aren’t enough firemen to do the job. Consolidating all of the fire stations in the parish would allow for combined budgets, giving a new, singular department the ability to hire paid firemen instead of volunteers. Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Parish waiting for grants to update pumping stations

St. Charles Parish is actively seeking grants to help pay for updates to both the Cousins and Schexnayder Pump Stations. Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 1:35 pm

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Over 6K in St. Charles Parish could get Medicaid under expansion
Over 6K in St. Charles Parish could get Medicaid under expansion
An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 St. Charles Parish residents are projected to qualify for Medicaid under the expanded program by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ newly signed executive order.