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Couple growing marijuana plants in bedroom closet, police say

A Boutte couple was arrested after deputies received a tip that they were growing marijuana plants inside their home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:38 am
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Committee discusses repealing fireworks ban

The St. Charles Parish Legislative Committee on Tuesday discussed an ordinance by Councilman Paul Hogan that would allow both the sale and popping of fireworks in the parish. Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:37 am
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Economic outlook ‘stable’ in 2010

The economy in St. Charles Parish probably won’t be seeing many changes this year, according to Corey Faucheux, director of economic development and tourism for the parish.
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January 21, 2010 at 11:36 am
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The March

Hundreds of parish residents walked from the West Bank Bridge Park to the parish courthouse in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:35 am
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No set opening date for library

Residents will have to wait a little longer before they can step inside the new East Bank Regional Library.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:31 am
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Thousands of crosses mark Roe vs. Wade

Like many religious institutions in the country, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan is protesting on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:29 am
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Portal gives parents 24/7 access to all grades

By the middle of March, every single parent of a public school student in the parish will be able to check their child’s grades from the comfort of their own living rooms at any time.Read More...
January 21, 2010 at 11:24 am
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Terrorism threat may cut air travel

The threat of terrorism aboard airliners could affect the future of the air travel industry. After all, one thinks twice about the inconvenience of going through searches for weapons and, most of all, the possibility of getting blown up in mid-air.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm
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By-products to help greening efforts

Not long ago when travelling on U. S. 90, we would see mountains of bagasse piled high outside the sugar refinery in Raceland going to waste. Now, we hear that bagasse could play a future in our greening of America by providing an important ingredient for biofuel.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Jerod J. Joseph, 27, of 1326 Luling Estates in Luling, was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and harassing phone calls. Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm
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Behind-the-scenes look at EOC, pumping stations

St. Charles Parish government will provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of vital parish infrastructure, including pumping stations and the Emergency Operations Center during its second “Info Tour.”Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm
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‘Throw me something soldier'

With a month left until Mardi Gras, many residents are already buying throws, registering to ride in parades or looking over this year’s routes. And because this is such an exciting time to live in Louisiana, many soldiers overseas become homesick in February.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm
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Change in law makes it illegal to block any drainage

The St. Charles Parish Council voted unanimously on Monday to amend an ordinance that makes it illegal to block any drainage infrastructure in the parish.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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Paramedics get state-of-the-art, hurricane-ready safe house

After six months of renovations, the East Bank now has its first state-of-the-art, permanent Emergency Medical Services station.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm
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Fire devastates 2 families

Two Luling families lost almost all of their personal belongings after a fire tore through the rental home that they have lived in for the last two years.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 8:56 am
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Shootout at Hahnville complex

Four men have been arrested in connection with a shootout that left a 20-year-old Killona man in critical condition.
Davin Washington, 20, was shot in the head, leg and buttocks area shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the parking lot of the Richard Smith public housing complex at 200 Sunset Court. Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 8:56 am
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Chamber discusses flood insurance  with Congressional delegation at Fly-In
Chamber discusses flood insurance with Congressional delegation at Fly-In
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On top of mounting worry that Congress could substantially increase flood insurance rates again next year also comes the fear that private insurers getting into the business will cause them to rise even more.