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Parish, businesses and neighbors step up support for returning soldiers

St. Charles Parish, numerous residents and businesses have answered a local military wife’s plea and have all signed on to show support for seven parish soldiers that will return home for Christmas.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:06 am
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Council will vote on garbage proposal at next meeting

While some council members want to gauge the public’s interest in recycling before awarding a new garbage contract, others want to go ahead and award the contract without including the green option.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:05 am
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Baby with rare skin disease beating the odds

Courtney and Randy Roth have beaten the odds for over a year in keeping their infant son, Tripp, alive. Tripp was born in May 2009 with a rare skin disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa, or JEB. The condition causes blisters and sores to form on Tripp’s skin anywhere that friction occurs, which means that he cannot play, crawl or even have his diaper changed without irritating his skin.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:04 am
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Spread Christmas cheer: Lend helping hand to seniors

The “season of giving” is in full swing and there are already plenty of ways that parishioners can give back to the community this year.

While celebrating, remember that many older residents may be spending the holidays alone.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:03 am
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Man robs St. Rose store at gunpoint

A St. Rose convenience store was robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning, and police are still searching for the robber.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:01 am
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Community responds to brutal murder with candlelight vigil

Residents from Norco and the surrounding area gathered at the home of Mary Nancy Arico last weekend.Read More...
December 10, 2010 at 8:55 am
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‘Political patriarch’ passes away

Generous parish benefactor and well-known judge Edward A. Dufresne Jr. passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, according to family members.
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December 10, 2010 at 8:54 am
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Destrehan native helps turn science fiction into reality

A physics professor, who grew up in Destrehan, was part of a group of scientists that made a huge breakthrough that could eventually unlock some of the universe’s best-kept secrets.
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December 10, 2010 at 8:47 am
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Keep up with Parish Council with online updates

By Renee Simpson
The parish Public Information Office and Council Office are making it easier to keep up with the actions of the St. Charles Parish Council with online updates before and after each meeting.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:22 am
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Town hall meetings to gauge interest in recycling

St. Charles Parish Council members will hold two town hall meetings to seek input on whether or not residents want curbside recycling brought back to the parish.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:19 am
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Pictorial history books flying off the shelves

A pictorial history of St. Charles Parish that spans more than 300 years has become a hot item as Christmas approaches.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:18 am
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Man killed in I-310 wreck

A 30-year-old Slidell man was killed after his vehicle collided with a billboard on I-310 south near LA 3127, according to Louisiana State Police.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:17 am
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Holiday pet adoption helps owner cope with cancer

When the holiday season rolled around last year, something was missing in Renee Simoneaux’s life. After going through a bitter divorce, and finally finding her prince charming and settling down, she still felt like she needed something more in her life.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:16 am
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Boat parade launches at earliest date ever

Parishioners can kick off their holiday celebrations earlier than ever during this year’s Christmas on the Bayou Boat Parade.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:14 am
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Santa, Mrs. Claus big draws to Norco Christmas Parade

The Christmas season will begin in the River Parishes on Sunday, Dec. 5 as the Norco Christmas Parade, complete with a float carrying both Santa and Mrs. Claus, rolls through the area.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:08 am
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Rising standards may leave some schools in dust

Since 1999, the number of schools in Louisiana that are considered academically unacceptable has risen considerably. But the reason is not necessarily that schools are becoming less successful.
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December 03, 2010 at 9:06 am
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Gunman on the run after robbing Popeyes
Gunman on the run after robbing Popeyes
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on U.S. Highway 90 in Boutte.