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Survivor of Arkansas flood recalls nightmare

At 2:30 a.m. on June 11, Luling residents Pat and Tainia O’Malley awoke to a nightmare.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:20 am
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Non-profit will relocate homeless to Hahnville

A non-profit organization has proposed relocating about 30 homeless people who are veterans, disabled, elderly or mentally ill from New Orleans and the surrounding area to Hahnville this summer due to the hot weather conditions and the prediction of an active hurricane season.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:18 am
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Commercial kitchen adds tasty sauces to East Bank market

Local entrepreneurs, who have been toiling away in Norco to produce sauces, tea, pasta and pepper jelly, will begin offering their food products for sale at the East Bank German Coast Farmers’ Market. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:01 am
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River Road to remain open during levee work

The Army Corps of Engineers will keep River Road in Ama open during construction of the Western Tie-In.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:59 am
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Free health screenings kick off summer

The United Way of St. Charles and the St. Charles Community Health Center are teaming up this weekend to host a summer kick-off event for the Success By 6 program.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:58 am
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Shell gas leak shuts Airline for more than an hour

A pipeline leak at the Shell/Motiva complex in Norco on Tuesday morning forced the closure of Airline Highway for over an hour between Prospect Avenue and Apple Street.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:57 am
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Seafood dealers worried about life after crawfish season

For the last few months, Blandon Zeringue, of Zeringue’s Seafood, has kept his eyes glued to the television screen as he watches BP’s ongoing efforts to cap the Gulf oil leak.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:56 am
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Storm could push oil-filled water into West Bank homes

With the start of hurricane season and the current oil crisis in the Gulf, parish Emergency Operations Center Director Scott Whelchel has been busy. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:54 am
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Hahnville artist’s unique creations found in White House, museums

Lorraine Gendron knows what it’s like to be a well-known artist.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:53 am
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Library proposes tax reduction

In October, voters will get a chance to renew the St. Charles Parish Library System’s millage at 4.5 mills, which would result in a drop in revenue of $1 million in 2012, according to Library Director Mary desBordes.
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June 11, 2010 at 8:50 am
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Council calls for lower speed limit on bridge

After three serious wrecks on the Hale Boggs Bridge, two of which were fatalities, the parish council has asked the state Department of Transportation and Development to lower the speed limit from 70 to 60 miles per hour.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Entergy declares cold war on Waterford during summer

Residents around the parish aren’t the only ones who feel the heat of those hot summer months. The higher temperatures also mean Entergy and employees of Waterford 3 must enact a Summer Reliability Plan that includes installing temporary air conditioning units to cool sensitive equipment and using divers to clean the intake structure on the Mississippi River.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:07 am
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Police draw first blood over holiday

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will now seek search warrants to draw blood from arrested suspects who refuse to take breath tests in an attempt to strengthen drunk driving cases in court.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:05 am
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Red Cross trains businesses to mobilize for disaster

The American Red Cross has launched a new program that enables them to recruit and train volunteers from local companies and organizations so that they can be mobilized quickly in any disaster.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:03 am
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Shrimper lucky to be alive after twister sinks boat

A 74-year-old Ama shrimper was motoring his 27-foot Lafitte skiff to Pier 90 from Grand Isle when a tornado tore apart and sunk his shrimping boat and left him dangling in the water for 30 minutes.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:02 am
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J.B. Martin, New Sarpy lead way in test scores

Another school year is over in St. Charles Parish and that means that LEAP, iLEAP and GEE state testing scores are in.
As far as test scores are concerned, it’s been another good year in the parish with 75 percent of students scoring at basic level or above - the same as 2009.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:00 am
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Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
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Recalling how 2-year-old Kevin J. "Bubba" Cortez III loved being by the bayou and on the boat with his papa, his parents wept as they emphasized how much they didn't want others to lose a child the way they did.