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Health care summit didn’t accomplish anything

The much-ballyhooed “health care summit” between President Obama and congressional Democrats and Republicans was held last Thursday. Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:28 am
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“I See You”: From Augustine to Avatar

By Christopher West

When Avatar recently became the top grossing movie of all time, I thought I should see what all the hype was about. Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:27 am
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Passenger rail service needed

The main route where Louisiana could use passenger rail service is between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, right through St. Charles Parish. Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:24 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:23 am
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Fatal wreck on Hwy. 90

A 54-year-old Michigan man was killed after his car ran into the back of a dump truck on Highway 90 near the St. Charles Parish line, according to the Louisiana State Police. Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:21 am
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St. Rose man fleeces road home program

A St. Rose man has pled guilty to theft of government funds after defrauding the Louisiana Road Home Program, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:20 am
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Drainage issues highlight sparsely-attended town meeting

Parish Council member Carolyn Schexnaydre sponsored an East Bank town hall meeting at Destrehan High School on March 2.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:19 am
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Schools tackle drainage problem

Mimosa Park Elementary and the Norco Elementary schools will receive much-needed repairs this summer while students are on vacation.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:18 am
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Business fair adds crafts in attempt to lure patrons

The St. Charles Parish Business Fest will have a new look this year with the introduction of arts and crafts vendors.
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March 04, 2010 at 11:16 am
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Grimaldi named Deputy of the Year

A St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputy who jumped into a canal and swam a stranded family back to the highway has been named the 2009 Deputy of the Year.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:14 am
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Crawfish prices still high, but beginning to drop

Cold winter weather put a chill on the crawfish harvest and led to soaring prices at local seafood stores. But on Monday, the price began to drop and many believe the trend will continue.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:12 am
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Crime jumps by 17 percent in 2009 due to thefts, assaults

Due to a large increase in assaults and thefts, crime in St. Charles Parish rose by 17 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:08 am
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Librarian taking hard look at tax

After the controversy over the expansion of the East Regional Library project in 2009, both the St. Charles Parish Council and the Library Board are taking a careful look at the library’s millage renewal, which will be voted on later this year.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:04 am
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New Luling highway studied

The St. Charles Parish Council has asked for a study that will determine the feasibility of constructing a new highway in Luling to connect Highway 90 and River Road.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:02 am
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Police: Kidnapper arrested after ‘massive manhunt’

The alleged kidnapping of a woman by her 28-year-old ex-husband triggered a massive manhunt over the weekend that included closing streets in Des Allemands and calling in a helicopter for aerial support.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 11:01 am
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Destrehan tennis courts complete, team practices at home for first time in year

The Destrehan High School tennis teams got to practice on their home courts for the first time in a year on Feb. 25.
The teams have been practicing at Ormond Country Club while four new tennis courts were being built at DHS over the past year.Read More...
March 04, 2010 at 10:55 am
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Council selects new garbage company
Council selects new garbage company
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Following several discussions aimed at fine tuning St. Charles Parish's anticipated five-year garbage collection contract, the council chose Houma-based Pelican Waste and Debris as the new service provider Monday.