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Knock'em Down

They’ve knocked down old houses, destroyed rusted out trailers, picked up trash and cleared high weeds simply because they want their community to be beautiful again like it was years before.Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
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School Board decides buses too ‘cool’ for school

Young children heading to school next year will find their ride a little more enjoyable after the St. Charles Parish School Board's Transportation Committee went ahead with plans to air-condition nine Head Start buses.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:17 pm
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Family opens snowball stand, youth center

The doors of the parish’s newest concession stand, Four Re’s Delight, opened on July 2, offering residents a wide variety of tasty snowball flavors to help beat the summer heat.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:15 pm
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Former head of schools Rice dies during lung transplant

Former St. Charles Parish Superintendent Dr. Robert Rice, 69, passed away from complications associated with a lung transplant on June 21, but he won't be forgotten by many in the parish. Especially when people recall how he helped calm racial tensions after the murder of Timothy Weber.
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July 02, 2008 at 10:59 am
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Tragedy in Des Allemands

Just 30 short minutes before 29-year-old Pasquinel "Creature Man" Duran died, he was with his family. After all, it was a time for celebration - it was the young fisherman’s birthday.
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July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
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St. Pierre: Parish vehicles costing too much money

Some parish workers will no longer be able to take their government-owned vehicles home with them anymore because it was costing tax payers too much money.
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July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
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Spillway Road should be fixed before school starts

For a majority of the year, the Bonnet Carré Spillway road serves as a pathway to school for 321 students each and every weekday. The opening of the spillway changed all that, and because the road took on extensive damage, the buses that carry those students were forced to use the dangerous Airline Highway after the opening.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
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Deputy saves dog, trains him to search for dead bodies

While they may be known as "man's best friend," St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy Ricky Oubre is quickly becoming theirs.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
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Caldwell: Bunge has right to expand

Residents waiting patiently for word on the Bunge grain elevator decision won't be happy. The state’s attorney general, Buddy Caldwell, recently offered his opinion and said that the grain elevator has the right to expand.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 9:51 am
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Learning disabled students face extra difficulties without diploma

For many graduates from Hahnville and Destrehan, life is full of promise and possibility because those students have a high school diploma in their hands.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:43 pm
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Where are the children?

All of the lights were out and the glass doors to the River Parish YMCA Youth Center on Paul Maillard Road were closed during the day - vacant of activity or children.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm
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Free music cost parents big bucks

Thousands of kids and adults in St. Charles Parish are breaking the law every time they download music using free sites like LimeWire and BearShare.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm
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Government jobs empty

The St. Charles Parish Public Works Department needs 22 workers to help complete parish projects, but no one is applying for the jobs despite the promise of stability and other benefits packages. Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm
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Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’

If indulging in the latest clothes and fashion accessories, like trendy handbags and shoes, is at the top of your to-do list, then look no further than Destrehan’s newest boutique, Runway Clothing, Shoes and Accessories.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm
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Who’s watching who?

The St. Charles Parish government has the authority to view their employee’s email and Internet history because of an agreement those workers signed when they were first hired.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
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Expansion creating sewage headaches

Business construction on the West Bank is stretching the wastewater system’s ability to handle sewage, leading to concerns that a new treatment facility might be needed.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 9:52 am
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New Orleans man accused of raping and kidnapping Norco woman
New Orleans man accused of raping and kidnapping Norco woman
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A New Orleans man accused of kidnapping and raping a Norco woman before allegedly throwing her out of his vehicle on I-10 has been arrested.