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Bucket Brigade calls refineries unsafe, releases accident report

From 2005 to 2008, ten of the state’s largest refineries, two of which are in St. Charles Parish, reported over 2,000 accidents that resulted in the release of millions of pounds and gallons of pollutants near schools, waterways and neighborhoods, according to a report released by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Drinkers get free ride during holidays

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and Jake’s Towing are making sure residents have no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season. Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Battered woman's life saved

For several years, 22-year-old Cora Shaw was living in a continual nightmare.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Luling swimmer sets national mark

Luke Haley, 12, should have been ecstatic after finishing with the second-fastest time in the country for 12-year-old boys in the 50-yard butterfly. Instead, his coach T.J. Natal said that Luke came out of the pool on Dec. 6 looking a little disappointed.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm


A 24-hour barrage of rain forced the closure of schools, businesses and roads across the parish and also caused the flooding of at least 35 homes on the West Bank.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm

H1N1 vaccine finally arrives, more eligible

From April to mid-November, close to 47 million Americans contracted the H1N1 flu virus, and while the pandemic has receded, another H1N1 wave could occur if vaccination rates slack off, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm

IRS searching for 24 residents who are owed a total of $18,011

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 24 St. Charles Parish taxpayers who are due a total of $18,011 in undelivered refunds.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Loan allows expansion of Hurst, J.B. Martin by adding new wings

The school board called a special meeting on Dec. 14 to consider taking out a $10 million loan to be used for major school improvements.
December 17, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Luling Santa passes the beard test

With a twinkle in his eye and a nose like a cherry - even without the suit Marc Majoria is turning heads these days. The full white beard, growing since January, makes him look suspiciously like an undercover Saint Nick.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Armed intruder killed

A St. Rose man shot and killed an armed intruder who had kicked down the rear door of his residence shortly before 1 a.m. on Dec. 15, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Sheriff: Burglaries may have been solved

A recent string of home burglaries that occurred mostly on the West Bank may have been solved last night, Sheriff Greg Champagne said.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Portion of River Road to close for 16 days

A portion of River Road in Norco between Good Hope Street and Prospect Avenue will be closed for 16 days as workers remove a pipe bridge that has been in place for more than 40 years.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:52 am

More police hit streets to battle holiday crime

For the second straight year, Sheriff Greg Champagne is ordering administrative employees and supervisors to the streets to head off holiday crime.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:51 am

$1 million to fund 4 more miles of paved levee paths

More than $1 million in grants will help fund the construction of four additional miles of paved paths on top of the Mississippi River levees in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:32 am

Sweet music serenades tree lighting

School choirs, hot chocolate, and most importantly, Santa, will all be at the West Bank Bridge Park on Dec. 10 as the parish ushers in the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:22 am

Kidnapping thwarted by daycare workers, parents

A 29-year-old Georgia man was arrested after sneaking into Four Stars Childcare in Paradis and trying to take his 3-year-old daughter even though he is not supposed to have unsupervised contact with her, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 8:58 am

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Destrehan alum signs with NFL’s Raiders
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Former Destrehan High School and LSU star Rickey Jefferson has his chance to make an impact on the NFL level.