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Board wants to sell church, but doesn’t want its legacy lost

With nearly six months of discussion behind them, St. Charles Parish School Board members have come to an unofficial agreement regarding the future of the original St. Anthony of Padua Church in Luling - sell it.Read More...
April 27, 2009 at 9:06 am
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U.S. marshals apprehend men wanted for attempted murder

Two Luling neighbors, who were wanted in connection with a Dec. 24 shooting that left three people with gunshot wounds, have been apprehended by U.S. marshals in Atlanta.Read More...
April 27, 2009 at 8:50 am
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Ex-bandmates team up to find missing ferry bell

The search for the George Prince ferry bell, which spanned almost three years, is now over.Read More...
April 27, 2009 at 8:49 am
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Turning left risky business on Hwy. 90

The opening of a McDonald’s in Paradis has highlighted the need for something to be done on Highway 90 to prevent deadly accidents from occurring in the area.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 10:51 am
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Search is on for lost ferry bell

After several meetings, it looks like St. Charles Parish may finally get a monument to commemorate those that lost their lives in the Luling/Destrehan Ferry Disaster. However, committee members are searching for one lost piece of the puzzle that would make the monument really stand out - the George Prince ferry bell.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 10:51 am
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Father, military sons together for first time

Easter weekend was extra special for Des Allemands’ Michael Burton. After all, it was the first time in his life that he was able to celebrate the holiday with his two sons.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 10:51 am
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Paradis man on crusade to clear dangerous crossing

Every morning when Paradis resident Colin Breaux heads to work, he glances across the street at the railroad crossing at Cajun Paradise road and figures it’s only a matter of time before a dangerous accident occurs.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:55 am
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Assault on teacher called rare incident

An 18-year-old Hahnville High School student was arrested recently at the school and booked with battery after twisting his teacher’s wrist as she confiscated his cell phone, authorities say. Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:06 am
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High school students grill panel of parish leaders

Levees, the economy, drugs and teenage speeding were all on the minds of students from Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools, who posed some tough questions to a panel of public officials and other local representatives.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:00 am
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4-car wreck leads to death of 27-year-old Destrehan man

A 27-year-old Destrehan man, Rafael Rangel, died April 3 after his 1990 Toyota Corolla was involved in a four-car accident on Highway 90 in Jefferson Parish.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:38 am
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An Easter reflection on sin and mercy

By Christopher West

I thought it would be fitting during this Easter to reflect on a really bad three-letter word that rarely gets mentioned anymore: sin. We needn’t fear this word so long as we never talk about it, think about it, or otherwise acknowledge it outside the context of its five-letter antidote: mercy.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:37 am
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Tax credit that paid $12.2M to parish residents in '08 often goes unclaimed

More than 4,900 low-to-moderate-income workers in St. Charles Parish pocketed over $12.2 million last year at tax time thanks to a credit that often goes unclaimed.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:33 am
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Hwy. 90 location sparks renewed interest in market

Since moving to its new location on Highway 90, the West Bank Farmers’ Market has taken off, with about 600 people making their way to the market weekly to buy fresh produce, seafood and other items.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:32 am
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No charges filed yet in Domino’s driver's death

Destrehan resident Dennis Mahler died last month due to injuries sustained from a car accident in early January, and charges have yet to be filed against the woman who authorities say caused the wreck.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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‘Armed, dangerous’ men on run from Sheriff's Office

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for two Luling neighbors in connection with a Dec. 24 shooting that left three people, including a mother and her child, with gunshot wounds.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Carrying the Cross

On Palm Sunday, a newly repaired statue of Jesus Christ was resurrected on a fiberglass cross, and for the first time in nearly four years it stood once again in the St. Gertrude Catholic Church Cemetery for all parishioners to see.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Retired St. Charles deputy uses service dogs to help veterans
Retired St. Charles deputy uses service dogs to help veterans
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When Ricky Oubre retired from his 30 year career with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office - 20 of them spent as a dog trainer - he felt the need to continue lending a helping hand.