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Council members differ on ethics decision

On Jan. 28, the state Board of Ethics confirmed an earlier advisory opinion that said that St. Charles Parish Councilman Marcus Lambert must either resign from his sales director job at Transload America or give up his council seat to avoid a conflict of interest.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Dump trucks spilling trash on way to Jefferson Parish landfill

The “No littering,” and “$3,000 fine” signs that ornament Highway 90 near Jefferson Parish’s landfills appear to go unnoticed, or at least unenforced, allowing the littered shoulders to remain trashed a little longer.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:14 am
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3.9 percent fall in crime leads to lowest number in over 12 years

Thanks to a roving task force and the fact that administrative officers hit the streets to assist patrol units in December, crime in St. Charles Parish fell by 3.9 percent in 2008, with the lowest number of crimes reported in over 12 years.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:13 am
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Down economy forces Valero to delay $1.4 billion project

Valero’s $1.4 billion expansion of its St. Charles Parish refinery has been pushed back by two years due to the downtrodden economy, with construction set to begin in 2011.
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February 05, 2009 at 10:04 am
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Shell, United Steelworkers agree to contract

The possibility of union workers at local refineries going on strike was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon after the United Steelworkers Union and Shell Oil Co. agreed to a basic contract for U.S. refineries, averting a possible nationwide strike by 30,000 workers.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:28 am
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Crawfish numbers down

Almost immediately after the holidays, south Louisiana consumers start thinking about crawfish. Crawfish boils aren’t uncommon the first warm weekend of the year.
But according to an LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, early harvests are down this year, making crawfish a little harder to come by. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:26 am
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HHS senior gets kids off bus after crash

Three weeks ago, bus 410 was hit head-on while going eastbound on Highway 90 by an SUV shoved over the median by a drunk driver, according to authorities. But because of one quick-thinking student and the school’s resource officer, none of the students or bus driver Earl “Pie” Tastet were seriously injured.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:05 am
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Hospital partnership good for the heart

St. Charles Parish Hospital’s decision to partner with Ochsner is paying dividends for local parish residents with cardiac problems now that two Ochsner interventional cardiologist will help expand diagnostic services in the area.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:05 am
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Dow cuts workforce by nearly 10 percent

Dow St. Charles has laid off nearly 10 percent of its 1,100 employees in response to Dow Chemical’s decision to cut 5,000 jobs worldwide.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:04 am
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Jake’s Towing finds work for homeless vehicles as monster truck obstacles

While thousands of spectators were watching the Grave Digger grind over obstacles on the Superdome floor last Saturday, workers from Jake’s Towing in St. Charles Parish were keeping a look out on the vehicles below.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:04 am
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VFW scam preys on patriotic residents

A scam artist is trying to use the local VFW group as a way to trick patriotic parish residents into giving out personal information and making “donations” so that care packages can be delivered to soldiers overseas and to veterans living in the area.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Councilman doesn’t want prying eyes viewing e-mail

The servers of the Parish Council and the parish administration have been combined, a move that will save the government $20,000, according to Information Technology Director Kendall Stall.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Monument still sought for Luling Ferry Disaster victims

Filmmaker Royd Anderson is on a crusade to get a memorial in St. Charles Parish where the worst ferry accident in U.S. history took place.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Change in parade route allows more people to view

The line-up and staging area for the Krewe of Lul parade will no longer be within the Angus Drive and Sugarhouse Road route as it has been in past years.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 9:05 am
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IRS adds new credits, filing options

With the tax filing deadline only four months away, the Internal Revenue Service has announced a number of new steps that are supposed to help financially distressed taxpayers get the most out of their refunds and speed up payments.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:08 am
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Park underway despite community opposition

A plan for a new ballpark in Des Allemands is finally coming to fruition after its location and other obstacles caused controversy for nearly four years.Read More...
January 21, 2009 at 11:07 am
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Ava
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Ava
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This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Ava the dog.