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What about the kids?

Some families living near the East Regional Library can't afford Internet services, and many don't even own computers. Because of that, some of the parish's youngest residents have come to rely on the public library to get important classwork done.
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May 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
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Nuss: Council not breaking the law

Residents concerned over whether or not the council has violated the Sunshine Law, which are rules that assure public access to government meetings, can relax. Council Chairman Dennis Nuss says that the council has not met in groups of five, which would be considered a violation and an illegal meeting because a majority of the council members would be present.
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May 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
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First-quarter crime totals drop to lowest level in more than 12 years

So far, so good for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

During the first quarter of 2008, crime fell by 2.38 percent when compared to the same period in 2007.That was a reduction from 474 total crimes to 463 and is the lowest first quarter total in more than 12 years.Read More...
May 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
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Rain, Rain, Go Away

The wrath of Mother Nature descended upon St. Charles Parish last night as heavy downpours caused widespread street flooding throughout the area.Read More...
May 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm
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Sheriff’s camp looking for a few good kids

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has openings for its Operation First Class Sheriff's Camp for boys ages 12 through 16. The camp, which features activities like archery, rifle range shooting, gun safety, swimming, team building and leadership building, is scheduled for July 6 through July 11.
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May 21, 2008 at 6:31 pm
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Schools honor Week of the Young Child

Banners created by children from the east bank of St. Charles Parish went on display at the New Sarpy, St. Rose and Destrehan libraries in May to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 6:29 pm
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State to offer hurricane items tax-free on May 24-25

Louisiana residents can purchase needed items free of sales tax as they prepare for the 2008 hurricane season. Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:30 pm
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Police track, arrest mom and pop burglar in Florida

The long arm of the law finally caught up to Metairie resident and suspected burglar Nicholas P. Banta.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:29 pm
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Men on ATVs lead police on high-speed chase through traffic

Two men traveling on a pair ATVs led sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase through River Road traffic, reaching speeds of 80 mph as they evaded officers.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:28 pm
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Parents cashing in on children’s clothes

If you can barely close the door on your children’s closets because it’s stuffed to the max with clothes they have grown out of, then making a stop at Luling’s Hopscotch Consignment shop could be well worth it.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:27 pm
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Bids too high for DHS improvement project

Destrehan High School may have to scrap plans for a covered basketball court after the lowest bid for the school's athletic facility relocation and improvement project came in at close to 30 percent above budget.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm
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Troxler: levee won’t assure protection

The west bank of St. Charles Parish has no levee protection and the east bank needs to be elevated to the proper height before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes the parish in their 100-year flood plan.
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May 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm
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Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board

A former parish president showed up at Monday night’s council meeting to protest an attempt to restructure the Quality Based Selection Board, a panel made up of university professors that decides what engineering firms get contracts for parish projects.
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May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
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HHS freshman copes after gunshot to the head

When 16-year-old Jances Simmons, a Hahnville High School freshman, went to a party on May 9 with a group of friends, he never imagined that a few hours later he'd be rushed to the hospital facing surgery.
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May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
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2 men arrested in connection with shooting

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department has made a pair of arrests in connection with a shooting that left a 16-year-old Hahnville student with a gunshot wound to the head.
Sheriff's deputies arrested John B. Lumar, 18, on May 12 and Joshua D. Taylor, 18, two days later. Both men are charged with attempted murder.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
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Summer camps expanded to include the west bank

The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department has found the solution for those working families and their children on the west bank this summer by adding two additional camp sites at Luling Elementary and Eual Landry Middle School.
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May 14, 2008 at 5:32 pm
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Destrehan senior makes history as parish's first state Student of the Year
Destrehan senior makes history as parish's first state Student of the Year
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Even days later, Destrehan High School's Cole Grieshop shook his head in disbelief.