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Des Allemands flood tubes vandalized

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the vandalism of flood control water tubes along Bayou Des Allemands. The vandalism couldn't have come at a worse time, since the area experienced rising water due to the affect of Hurricane Ike.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
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Bayou Gauche sees the worst of Hurricane Ike

Belinda and Carl Simoneux have always been proud of the fact that their home is built on the highest point of Bayou Gauche island. But as the winds of Hurricane Ike pushed water onshore, the Simoneauxs watched helplessly as the waves covered the roadway and edged closer to the front door of their island home. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
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Recent events highlight need for levee in Willowridge

Itís storm events like Hurricanes Ike and Gustav that remind Willowridge residents that levee protection is still years away and their homes are at risk of flooding. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
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Lawsuit called SLAPP in the face

An attorney representing Gwen Dufrene, a Bayou Gauche resident who was sued by architect Norman Chenevert, has asked the 19th Judicial Court in East Baton Rouge Parish to throw out the lawsuit against his client based on Louisiana's Anti-SLAPP law. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am
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Playground surprise

It ate a cricket and a worm whole and didn't wiggle once. And the staff and children at Four Stars Child Care Center in Paradis just want to know what it is.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:17 am
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Man dies after Highway 90 crash

A Westwego man was killed when his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban ran into a Mack garbage truck at 5 a.m. on Aug. 28.
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September 15, 2008 at 9:16 am
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Drug program targets teens

Gail Roussel, executive director of The Center for Family and Youth Services, says teen runaways, teen violence, and bullying remain high on her list of concerns in St. Charles Parish. And while the center tries to tackle all of those issues, drug abuse is still a top priority for the non-profit organization.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:13 am
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Councilman cleared of charges

A St. Rose Fire Chief and St. Charles Parish Councilman that allowed his mother to live in a FEMA trailer attached to the fire station and use public utilities free of charge for more than two years will not face criminal charges.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Though hundreds line up for food stamps, things run smoothly

Hundreds of residents lined the shoulder of Highway 90 in Boutte on Thursday with fingers crossed in hopes that they would be eligible for the stateís disaster food stamp program.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Businesses eligible for up to $2 million

St. Charles Parish businesses that suffered either economic loss or property damage during Hurricane Gustav may be eligible to receive loans of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Rainy days give golf course the blues

Contrary to what several residents have heard, Willowdale Country Club is not going out of business, but is instead looking at ways to restructure how the club operates in order to get out of financial difficulties.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Fish kill could continue due to oxygen depletion

Drivers passing the Davis Pond siphon on River Road in Ama probably noticed the stench of dead fish due to a large fish kill that is occurring in the area.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Cox cable comes back quickly for many

Many of Cox Cable's St. Charles Parish customers were pleasantly surprised when their TV's and internet were back in action soon after their power was restored. Storm repairs ran smoothly unlike the aftermath of Katrina when many customers went without cable for weeks. Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:10 am
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Businesses bounce back quickly to aid recovery

Because they serve as a lifeline to returning residents, many parish businesses did their best to open up as quickly as possible after Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of the parish without power.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
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Stay informed throughout the storm

Did you know that some businesses and residents never lost power during Gustav? Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
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Where will Hurricane Ike strike?

As Hurricane Gustav starts to diminish, Hurricane Ike is ready to take aim. Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler says it's too early to tell where Ike will make landfall, but his advice to residents is to get prepared.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
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Harry Hurst Cox Inspirational Heroes Award Winner
Harry Hurst Cox Inspirational Heroes Award Winner
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Harry Hurst Middle School named eight-grader Justin Mata as its recipient of the 2016 Cox Inspirational Heroes Award.