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Gumbusia Fish, (Gambusia affinis), are used to control mosquito population and malaria.  While only a small guppy-sized fish, it has a voracious appetite, eating hundreds of mosquitoes a day. Pesky predator takes a bite out
May 03, 2006 at 10:42 am
St. Charles Mosquito Control Inc. is busy getting the parish ready for another summer of those annoying pests, mosquitoes.

Ormond vandals caught Ormond vandals caught
April 26, 2006 at 11:55 am
Last week, two 16 year-old juveniles were arrested and charged 17 counts of criminal damage to property. According to police reports, the individuals are responsible, in part, for the spate of vandalism that took place in Ormond Subdivision during March.

Mobile Medical Unit gets grant to continue work
April 26, 2006 at 11:35 am
The Foundation of the Mid South has awarded St. Charles Community Health Center a $50,000 Bridge Grant from the Foundation’s Hurricane Recovery and Restoration Fund in order to continue SCCHC's mobile medical unit presence in south Louisiana.


Everett Alleman, 58, Destrehan Destrehan man charged with insurance fraud
April 26, 2006 at 11:27 am
In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, crimes such as insurance fraud are receiving national priority and attention and the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit is maintaining a zero tolerance approach to its investigations.

FEMA advises west bank to raise new homes FEMA advises west bank to raise new homes
April 26, 2006 at 11:22 am
New flood height advisories released by Federal Emergency Management Agency -- if adopted by St. Charles Parish -- will drastically affect the building of new homes in certain areas on the west bank. Most areas in the lower portion of St. Charles Parish will no longer be inside Zone-X.

(Clockwise) Kevin Cavalier, 19, Bayou Gauche, and Michael Wrens, 36, Houma, Jeffery Lecourt, 26, LaPlace, and Toria Smith, 20, Metairie were arrest for attempting to purchase a 1000 units of Ecstasy. $50,000 in Ecstasy seized in drug busts
April 26, 2006 at 11:20 am
In two separate incidents, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office -- in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency and other area parish police departments -- arrested four individuals attempting to traffic Ecstasy through the parish.

Russel Roberts, ama, shows his wilted tomato plants on his vegetable farm. A lack of soil moisture has been a major concern for him and other farmers in the parish. With the lack of rain, Roberts is forced to irrigate his crops on a daily basis. April showers?
April 26, 2006 at 11:16 am
Wednesday’s substantial rain may have staved off a critical drought in parish. However, the driest spring in decades could cause major losses for ranchers and farmers if more rain doesn’t come soon, according to County Agent Renee’ Schmit.

Dow Employees Brian Green and Percy Gasery visit with a neighbor, Bonita Spenter, during Dow's annual Door-to-Door event held recently near the Dow St. Charles facility. Dow employees go door to door
April 26, 2006 at 11:12 am
More than 50 Dow employee volunteers from the St. Charles Operations facility recently spent the afternoon visiting neighbors in the Killona community and in areas of Hahnville during Dow's Door-to-Door Day.

FEMA approves private property debris removal
April 26, 2006 at 11:11 am
Parish President Albert D. Laque has announced that residents of St. Charles parish who still need help with removing hurricane-debris from their private property have until May 31 to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Assessor issues interesting as usual this session Assessor issues interesting as usual this session
April 26, 2006 at 10:49 am
BATON ROUGE -- From the looks of it, the legislation was one of those no-brainers, a local bill that lawmakers historically give the nod to out of courtesy and have no need to question. But for some reason, Rep. Jeff Arnold was the only legislator in the 105-member House to vote against creating the "Old Metairie Road Business and Cultural District."

Researchers say that folic acid has many health benefits and that adding a healthy dose of strawberries to your diet can help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Louisiana sweet treats in season
April 19, 2006 at 12:02 pm
"This year was a very successful crop," says Rene' Schmit, County Agent for St. Charles Parish, and April is an especially good time of year to enjoy Louisiana strawberries.

The Bayou Trepagnier Pump is St. Charles Parish’s lone line of defense along the lakefront; it was funded by the Pontchartrain Levee District, St. Charles Parish and Shell/Motiva. Levee district hopes to add 3 pumps
April 19, 2006 at 11:56 am
In the never ending battle the parish faces against the forces of Mother Nature, the Pontchartrain Levee District is projecting a need to add to 3 pumps to the hurricane levee along the shores of the lake.

Home Occupation Permits skyrocket post-Katrina Home Occupation Permits skyrocket post-Katrina
April 19, 2006 at 11:52 am
Since Hurricane Katrina, Home Occupation Permits for St. Charles Parish continue to be authorized at an unprecedented rate. As almost three to four permits are approved at each parish council meeting, the explosion of the permits is another indicator of the parish's burgeoning growth.

The price of going up The price of going up
April 19, 2006 at 11:49 am
Even though few homes were destroyed locally from Hurricane Katrina, the advisory base flood elevation released by FEMA last week could potentially shakeup the construction of new homes in St. Charles Parish along the east bank.

Rebun Vega, 31, Paradis Local man charged with attemped murder
April 19, 2006 at 11:42 am
Rebun Vega, 31, Paradis, was arrested and charged with second degree attempted murder following an altercation with an unnamed adult male and his wife.

Open door policy Open door policy
April 19, 2006 at 11:40 am
BATON ROUGE -- It is widely known as “sunshine,” that willingness by government to open up its books and meetings and operations to the general public.

Water upgrade could tax industry
April 12, 2006 at 11:12 am
With water on the east bank still at a critical mass, the parish council is looking for ways to finance the multi-million upgrade to the east bank facilities. While there is almost uniform agreement that the east bank water capacity must be improved, how to pay for the project remains open for debate.

Vitter speaks to area leaders Vitter speaks to area leaders
April 12, 2006 at 11:11 am
Monday morning, U.S. Senator David Vitter addressed the River Region Chamber of Commerce at the LaPlace Quality Inn. In a room brimming with local business, industry and political leaders, Vitter's speech dealt with the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and economic challenges to the River Parishes.

Lifestyles

Des Allemands holds service for fallen soldiers
Des Allemands holds service for fallen soldiers
On Nov. 11, 2014, a memorial service for Fallen Soldiers was held at the monument...
Harry Hurst Choir Concert
Harry Hurst Choir Concert
The St. Charles Parish Public Schools recently held their Parish Honor Choir Concert....

Destrehan man accused of raping 2 young girls
Destrehan man accused of raping 2 young girls
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A 54-year-old Destrehan man was arrested after he was accused of raping two young girls - one of whom was related to him and another who was a family friend.