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Denise Brodsky, Executive Director, United Way of St. Charles (center) poses with St. Charles Parish leaders holding the generous donation from Bunge North America. United Way of St. Charles gets $50,000 grant
May 03, 2006 at 12:09 pm
Bunge North America has awarded the United Way of St. Charles a $50,000 Grant to continue the local United Way’s support of Hurricane Katrina relief and recovery efforts.

River Region Chamber Chairman Blaise Gravois, St. James Parish President Dale Hymel, St. John the Baptist Parish President Nickie Monica and St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque spoke during a luncheon at Destrehan Plantation. Laque delivers State of the Parish address
May 03, 2006 at 12:03 pm
Speaking in front of a host of business professionals and executives from the River Parishes, St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque delivered a speech outlining the conditions of the parish to the River Region Chamber of Commerce during a well-attended luncheon last week at Destrehan Plantation.

6 years of living dangerously 6 years of living dangerously
May 03, 2006 at 12:02 pm
The most pressing issue that St. Charles Parish faces is the lack of hurricane protection, especially on the west bank where most homes and business are vulnerable to storm inundation.

Fugitive sweep nabs 32 Fugitive sweep nabs 32
May 03, 2006 at 11:57 am
During a weeklong nationwide fugitive roundup, St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 32 wanted individuals during a spree police officials designed to capture at-large individuals locally and nationally.

Dow St. Charles Operations announce the opening of a new latex plant, one of the most modern in the world. Dow celebrates new facility
May 03, 2006 at 11:55 am
Numerous state and local officials attended a colorful and unique ceremony at Dow St. Charles Operations on April 28 to celebrate the start-up of Dow's new state-of-the-art latex facility.

Blanco only a speedbump on the road to more gambling, says lobbyist Blanco only a speedbump on the road to more gambling, says lobbyist
May 03, 2006 at 11:53 am
BATON ROUGE -- Rep. Ernest Wooten has his name attached to a set of bills that increase the number of video poker machines in truck-stop casinos and ups the maximum bet players can stick into the one-armed bandits.

Deron Downing, 22, Destrehan High speed chase lands local man in jail
May 03, 2006 at 10:49 am
A high speed police chase on the evening of April 24, resulted in the arrest of Destrehan resident, Daron Downing, 22. As a result, he was charged with numerous crimes by the St. Charles Seriff’s Office.

Gumbusia Fish, (Gambusia affinis), are used to control mosquito population and malaria.  While only a small guppy-sized fish, it has a voracious appetite, eating hundreds of mosquitoes a day. Pesky predator takes a bite out
May 03, 2006 at 10:42 am
St. Charles Mosquito Control Inc. is busy getting the parish ready for another summer of those annoying pests, mosquitoes.

Ormond vandals caught Ormond vandals caught
April 26, 2006 at 11:55 am
Last week, two 16 year-old juveniles were arrested and charged 17 counts of criminal damage to property. According to police reports, the individuals are responsible, in part, for the spate of vandalism that took place in Ormond Subdivision during March.

Mobile Medical Unit gets grant to continue work
April 26, 2006 at 11:35 am
The Foundation of the Mid South has awarded St. Charles Community Health Center a $50,000 Bridge Grant from the Foundation’s Hurricane Recovery and Restoration Fund in order to continue SCCHC's mobile medical unit presence in south Louisiana.


Everett Alleman, 58, Destrehan Destrehan man charged with insurance fraud
April 26, 2006 at 11:27 am
In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, crimes such as insurance fraud are receiving national priority and attention and the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit is maintaining a zero tolerance approach to its investigations.

FEMA advises west bank to raise new homes FEMA advises west bank to raise new homes
April 26, 2006 at 11:22 am
New flood height advisories released by Federal Emergency Management Agency -- if adopted by St. Charles Parish -- will drastically affect the building of new homes in certain areas on the west bank. Most areas in the lower portion of St. Charles Parish will no longer be inside Zone-X.

(Clockwise) Kevin Cavalier, 19, Bayou Gauche, and Michael Wrens, 36, Houma, Jeffery Lecourt, 26, LaPlace, and Toria Smith, 20, Metairie were arrest for attempting to purchase a 1000 units of Ecstasy. $50,000 in Ecstasy seized in drug busts
April 26, 2006 at 11:20 am
In two separate incidents, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office -- in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency and other area parish police departments -- arrested four individuals attempting to traffic Ecstasy through the parish.

Russel Roberts, ama, shows his wilted tomato plants on his vegetable farm. A lack of soil moisture has been a major concern for him and other farmers in the parish. With the lack of rain, Roberts is forced to irrigate his crops on a daily basis. April showers?
April 26, 2006 at 11:16 am
Wednesday’s substantial rain may have staved off a critical drought in parish. However, the driest spring in decades could cause major losses for ranchers and farmers if more rain doesn’t come soon, according to County Agent Renee’ Schmit.

Dow Employees Brian Green and Percy Gasery visit with a neighbor, Bonita Spenter, during Dow's annual Door-to-Door event held recently near the Dow St. Charles facility. Dow employees go door to door
April 26, 2006 at 11:12 am
More than 50 Dow employee volunteers from the St. Charles Operations facility recently spent the afternoon visiting neighbors in the Killona community and in areas of Hahnville during Dow's Door-to-Door Day.

FEMA approves private property debris removal
April 26, 2006 at 11:11 am
Parish President Albert D. Laque has announced that residents of St. Charles parish who still need help with removing hurricane-debris from their private property have until May 31 to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Assessor issues interesting as usual this session Assessor issues interesting as usual this session
April 26, 2006 at 10:49 am
BATON ROUGE -- From the looks of it, the legislation was one of those no-brainers, a local bill that lawmakers historically give the nod to out of courtesy and have no need to question. But for some reason, Rep. Jeff Arnold was the only legislator in the 105-member House to vote against creating the "Old Metairie Road Business and Cultural District."

Researchers say that folic acid has many health benefits and that adding a healthy dose of strawberries to your diet can help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Louisiana sweet treats in season
April 19, 2006 at 12:02 pm
"This year was a very successful crop," says Rene' Schmit, County Agent for St. Charles Parish, and April is an especially good time of year to enjoy Louisiana strawberries.

Former HHS star scoresTD in NFL debut
Former HHS star scoresTD in NFL debut
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How about the opening NFL game in the career of former Hahnville High School and LSU running back Alfred Blue?