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For 20 years, Luling breakfast club 'solving the world's problems'

On any given morning, you can find Luling’s Dean Church at Dot’s Diner enjoying a warm cup of coffee. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Hahnville advances to state semi-finals

The Hahnville Tigers boys basketball team defeated East Ascension 63-46 on Friday night to advance to the semi-finals.Read More...
March 07, 2009 at 3:36 pm
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St. Charles joins group of StormReady communities

NOAA National Weather Service officials have recognized St. Charles Parish as a StormReady community. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:20 pm
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Dow site leader since 2004 stepping down in March

Hahnville, LA - The Dow Chemical Company announced Wednesday that Steve Milligan will become the new Site Leader for its St. Charles Operations site in Hahnville. He will replace Nawzer Parakh, who has served in that position since 2004.
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March 04, 2009 at 12:14 pm
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Destrehan gift, wine store ‘lets the good times roll’

Sandra Kinler first opened her gift and wine boutique, Bon Ton Roula, in Destrehan nearly a year ago and credits her love of people for keeping her doors open day after day.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:08 pm
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All-dirt infields at bridge parks take fields in ‘new direction’

During the offseason of baseball and softball, the parish’s many parks underwent various infrastructure upgrades that included the addition of a T-ball field to Dow Field and a new parking lot in Killona.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:06 pm
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Snazzy media guide highlights ‘09 Wildcats

When Destrehan baseball fans get their hands on this year's media guide, they may get the feeling that they are looking at a program designed for a college squad. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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Council OKs land donation, clears way for crime-fighting complex

The St. Charles Parish Council has agreed to donate 7.74 acres of land to the sheriff’s office, a move that Sheriff Greg Champagne said will allow him to consolidate his enforcement operations and bring more efficiency to the department’s crime-fighting ability.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:01 pm
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After 6 year absence, priest returns to Norco

Parishioners at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco are welcoming back a familiar face - Father Terry Becnel.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:52 am
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Lights, Camera, Action

Once again, St. Charles Parish has found itself in front of the camera. But this time the “Parish of Plenty” serves as the backdrop for a short student film called “Acting Your Age.”Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Child’s death still haunts East Bank mother

It has been a little more than a year since the death of her 4-year-old daughter, but Melissa Champagne still feels like the tragic event occurred yesterday.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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$1.7 billion Entergy project hits another snag

Entergy’s plan to build a new electricity generator fueled by petroleum coke at its Little Gypsy facility in Montz hit another snag in February after a joint report by the Alliance for Affordable Energy and the Sierra Club said that plans to convert the plant would leave customers with higher bills.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Parish winning war against code enforcement violators

The St. Charles Parish Planning and Zoning Department isn't fooling around when it comes to cleaning up communities in the area.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Peak in strawberry season bodes well for the body

Not only do Louisiana strawberries taste good, they’re good for you. And the season’s peak is right around the corner.
Laurie Acosta, a dietician at St. Charles Parish Hospital, says that strawberries are low in calories and are packed with the nutrients your body needs.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:41 am
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IRS warns local residents against tax e-mail scam

The Internal Revenue Service wants local residents to know there may be a scam waiting in their e-mail inbox that looks official but could be dangerous to both the person and their computer.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Community feedback sought for March planning meetings

Next month, St. Charles Parish will hold public interviews for consultant teams vying for the opportunity to lead the parish’s comprehensive planning effort. Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 10:39 am
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Former St. Charles DA sentenced to 3 years in federal prison
Former St. Charles DA sentenced to 3 years in federal prison
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Former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr. was sentenced to three years in federal prison today (Aug. 17) after pleading guilty in April to obstruction of justice in connection with an FBI investigation into his allegedly trading leniency for sex.