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Homeless couple arrested in drug sting

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a homeless couple, who have been on the run since 2007, in connection with the department’s 11-month narcotics investigation, “Operation Sleigh Ride.”Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:40 am
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Valero expansion still on schedule

Valero’s $1.4 billion expansion of its St. Charles Parish refinery is moving ahead on schedule despite the downtrodden economy and the low price of oil.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:40 am
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Bank scam hits parish

Some residents in St. Charles Parish have been the target of an elaborate e-mail scam that tries to fool customers of Capitol One Bank into giving out their account information.
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January 07, 2009 at 9:39 am
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Destrehan entrepreneur will bring grocery store to doorstep

Destrehan entrepreneur Lisa Wallace is one step closer to making the sometimes-daunting task of grocery shopping easier for local residents.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:39 am
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With holidays over, Christmas trees begin trek to wetlands

Christmas trees from around the parish, which were nestled inside homes and decorated with lights a couple of weeks ago, will soon move on to another purpose - stopping erosion of the state’s wetlands.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:38 am
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Christmas New Orleans’ style

One of New Orleans’ newest traditions, and one of the most colorful, is the annual “Miracle on Fulton Street.”
Among the displays and attractions visitors can expect to see during the month-long event include the following:

- Two winter wonderland tunnels, complete with Santa and his reindeer

- A giant gingerbread house

- “Faux Snow” falling every hour on the hour, starting at noon

- Live entertainment with top local performers on weekends

- Holiday-themed dining at nearby participating restaurants

- Santa’s Shop, selling official “Miracle on Fulton Street”
merchandise, including commemorative ornaments, apparel, bells, coffee mugs and more

Holiday drinks including Cajun egg nog, hot cocoa and hot toddies will also be on sale. Santa will be available for photos on Fulton Square. Read More...
December 31, 2008 at 11:46 am
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HHS softball hosts Christmas camp

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School softball team will host their “Softball with Santa” camp for girls, ages 7 to 13, Dec. 29 through Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the HHS softball complex.

The camp will cover pitching, hitting, infield and outfield fundamentals, game strategies and actual game time activities.

Campers will receive a camp shirt that can be worn to any Hahnville softball home game and entry fee will be $1. All skill levels are welcome. Parents are encouraged to participate the final day of camp for Game Day. The cost of the camp is $50 if pre-registered by Dec. 22. The cost is $60 the day of the camp.

Please make checks payable to Hahnville Softball Dugout Club and mail it along with your child’s Name, Age, Shirt Size, Parent Contact Information and medical conditions of camper (if any) to: Hahnville High School, 200 Tiger Drive, Boutte, LA 70039, Attn: George Bode, Softball Coach.

For further information you may contact Coach Bode at 985-758-7537 or 985-331-9719.
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December 31, 2008 at 11:22 am
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Missed it by that much …

It’s a line from the old television show ‘Get Smart,’ but the Don Adams remark about missing it by inches applies to the 2008 New Orleans Saints season and just how close quarterback Drew Brees came to breaking Dan Marino’s single season passing mark.Read More...
December 31, 2008 at 10:21 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Latanya C. Lewis, 32, of 163 Mott St. in Des Allemands was arrested on Dec. 19 and charged with false imprisonment, principal to second degree battery and simple battery.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:33 pm
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Anatomy of a deficit

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met on December 15 to do its constitutionally required task of giving the official estimate for state revenues for both the current budget and the one for the fiscal year beginning next July.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm
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Work to replace plans, studies in coastal restoration

Hopefully this new year will be a happy one for folks in south Louisiana where we are faced with the washing away of our land into the Gulf of Mexico unless restoration gets a big boost in the months ahead. And it appears at this point that we will get it.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Parish on top of things in 2008

The year 2008 was a very interesting one. From a pair of hurricanes, to snow, to the Destrehan Wildcats winning their second straight state championship, a lot went on last year in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm
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St. Pierre calls infrastructure progress ‘beyond my expectations’

From the improvement of pumps to the cleaning of miles of drainage canals, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has been pleased with what St. Charles was able to accomplish in 2008, calling the infrastructure progress “beyond my expectations.” Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 9:29 am
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Hospital ER overcrowded, new building sought

St. Charles Parish Hospital is hoping that voters will OK the care provider’s proposal to borrow $11.5 million to refinance existing bonds and construct a new building to house an expanded emergency room.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 9:28 am
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Chris Westcott to instruct camp

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host its first annual STC Big League Dreams Christmas Baseball Camp for boys ages 6 to 14 on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30.

The camp will be held at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $75 per player in advance, $100 if you register the day of the event.

Chicago Cubs’ Chad Gaudin and professional baseball instructor Chris Westcott will be on hand at the camp.
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December 29, 2008 at 8:58 am
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Making HISTORY

Normally when I have talked about the New Orleans Saints being part of NFL history it has been because of something on the negative side for our guys in the black and gold.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 12:37 pm
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Diamond Green starts $190M expansion in Norco
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Based on “solid execution and strong earnings,” the $190 million expansion of the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) facility in Norco is back in motion again.