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Destrehan Plantation tells the whole story of slavery at the antebellum home

Standing in stately grandeur draped by ancient oaks, Destrehan Plantation is one of the great River Road mansions telling its whole story to visitors including its own chapter with slavery.Read More...
August 16 at 7:53 am
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Destrehan speed knitter starts worldwide contest for Doctors without Borders

Sarah Bordelon never expected this. Read More...
August 16 at 7:49 am
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Wonder kid sparks effort to remove invasive hyacinths

When Grace Rawls learned hyacinths were not good for wetlands as a junior keeper at the Audubon Zoo, this 13-year-old wonder kid jumped to action.Read More...
August 16 at 6:52 am
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How a Destrehan businessman found a way to 'Kidnap' Halle Berry

While superstar Halle Berry was promoting the action thriller film "Kidnap" in New York, Todd Trosclair and Joey Tufaro have been celebrating what their anticipated first big hit will do for their independent film company in LaPlace and Metairie.Read More...
August 16 at 6:46 am
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Paul Maillard revitalization moving ahead with Monsanto

The Paul Maillard Road Corridor Revitalization project got Council approval, and St. Charles Parish has announced that Monsanto has become a strong partner in helping make it happen.Read More...
August 16 at 6:35 am
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85% of motorists drove over limit on I-310, study says

The newly posted 70 mph speed limit on the elevated portions of Interstate 310 in St. Charles Parish marks a statewide trend aligning motorists' apparent need for speed, but it's also considered safer.Read More...
August 16 at 5:45 am
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Sheriff seeking information on missing man's whereabouts

Sheriff Greg Champagne is asking for public assistance in locating Melvin Greely Jr. Read More...
August 10 at 8:05 pm
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Sheriff's Report - Aug. 3, 2017

Arrests

• Preston Payne, 23, of 14368 Moore Ave. in Walker, was arrested July 19 and charged with principal to armed robbery.
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August 09 at 1:47 pm
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Parish postpones $525K site purchase for P&Z relocation

Although the St. Charles Parish government had advertised its intent to buy a 5.6-acre site in Hahnville to expand government services, the move was reversed at Monday’s council meeting.Read More...
August 09 at 1:36 pm
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Sheriff: Teen curfew violators will be detained

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne announced this week that his office will be increasing the number of deputies deployed to enforce the parish’s curfew law, noting violators will be brought in and detained. Read More...
August 09 at 1:30 pm
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American Legion Post 509 seeks new blood, input to grow the post and use 49 acres

The old, impressive stones of the American Legion Post 509 hall reflect its long standing in Ama, but its members worry without new blood and input its future, as well as 49 acres of land it owns, is uncertain.Read More...
August 09 at 11:02 am
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The United States needed a new coat of paint

The United States of America sprawls wide over the Sacred Heart of Jesus School parking lot freshly repainted because a Norco Boy Scout decided he wanted to give back to his former elementary school.Read More...
August 09 at 10:23 am
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St. Rose singer auditions for unique WWII act

When Haley Taylor learned she wasn't chosen for the equivalent of what she called "American Idol 1940s style" with the National WWII Museum, it was okay because what she learned already had her planning for next year's competition.Read More...
August 09 at 10:11 am
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Mennonites keeping faith in the bayou country

It was "with a small beginning and lots of faith" when Chester Wenger started the Des Allemands Mennonite Church in 1918 and it's still running on faith 80 years later.Read More...
August 09 at 10:08 am
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Council sends Entergy back to drawing board

The St. Charles Parish Council "postponed indefinitely" Gulf South Pipeline's gas compressor station that would be a part of Entergy's $869 million St. Charles Power station in Montz.Read More...
August 09 at 10:06 am
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FBI seeking fugitive with connections to Destrehan, Laplace

Dillon Arnez Davis is wanted in connection with the Aug. 2 robbery of Chase Bank at 3540 Williams Blvd., Kenner.Read More...
August 06 at 4:47 pm
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