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Jobs safe at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Ochsner official says Jobs safe at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Ochsner official says
September 19, 2014 at 9:32 am
Despite the fallout of massive layoffs at River Parishes Hospital announced in conjunction with Ochsner Health System’s purchase of the facility, an Ochsner spokesman has said St. Charles Parish Hospital employees should not fear for their jobs.

Fertilizer company applies for permits for $1.2 billion Killona plant Fertilizer company applies for permits for $1.2 billion Killona plant
September 19, 2014 at 9:31 am
Officials with a fertilizer company planning to build a $1.2 billion plant in Killona recently visited with parish leaders and said they are on track to finalize the deal within a year.

The DOTD has hired a subcontractor to install a median and turning lanes along the portion of Highway 90 running from Paul Maillard Road to Wal-Mart. 
Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
September 19, 2014 at 9:25 am
Business owners and St. Charles Parish Council members have expressed concern over a comprehensive construction program currently underway on Highway 90 that will change the way the busy roadway functions.

Krewe of Zeus will hold public meeting about planned Ormond parade Krewe of Zeus will hold public meeting about planned Ormond parade
September 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm
The Krewe of Zeus will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30 to gather community input on their plans to parade through Ormond subdivision.

Highway 90 between Barton Ave., Paul Maillard will have alternating lane closures
September 12, 2014 at 11:06 am
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 90 will have alternating lane closures between Barton Avenue and Paul Maillard Road, starting Sept. 14.

St. Charles Parish Courthouse visitors will have bags X-rayed
September 12, 2014 at 11:00 am
Starting Monday, visitors to the St. Charles Parish Courthouse will have to access a single entrance where they will be screened by a metal detector and have personal baggage X-rayed.

Kip Benoit poses with an alligator he recently killed. TV series starring Boutte outdoorsman is canceled
September 12, 2014 at 10:59 am
After only one season, Boutte-resident Kip Benoit’s reality TV series about hunting and living off the land has been canceled.

This large tree in Rathborne Park fell last week onto bleachers and a fence near the baseball field. 30 hazardous trees removed from popular Luling park
September 12, 2014 at 10:57 am
Luling’s Rathborne Park remains closed until Saturday, Sept. 13 while St. Charles Parish removes 30 trees in the area that are considered a safety hazard.

St. Charles Parish schools struggle to fill high-paying bus driver positions St. Charles Parish schools struggle to fill high-paying bus driver positions
September 12, 2014 at 10:55 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools is facing continued struggles in getting replacement bus drivers to sign on with the school system.

90-year-old Hahnville business shutting doors 90-year-old Hahnville business shutting doors
September 12, 2014 at 10:53 am
After nearly 90 years in business, during which time only one family has owned and operated it, Madere’s Garage in Hahnville is closing.

Lt. General Russel Honore Retired Army general threatens parish protest
September 12, 2014 at 10:51 am
Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honoré is front and center in the brewing discussion over how to handle toxic emissions he says were released throughout the month of June from the IMTT facility in St. Rose.

Destrehan man accused of stabbing girlfriend to death pleads not guilty by reason of insanity Destrehan man accused of stabbing girlfriend to death pleads not guilty by reason of insanity
September 11, 2014 at 2:23 pm
Destrehan resident Bruce Bourgeois Jr., who is accused of stabbing his live-in girlfriend to death before severely injuring her mother, has been indicted by a grand jury on three charges in connection with the case.

Jennifer Englade Drunk driver pleads guilty to causing crash that killed 3
September 05, 2014 at 10:57 am
A LaPlace woman who was nearly twice over the legal alcohol limit when she caused a crash that killed three people faces up to 100 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the wreck.

Damaged playground equipment draws ire of Des Allemands parents
September 05, 2014 at 10:12 am
Parents bringing their students to Des Allemands Elementary got an unwelcome surprise when they noticed that a jungle gym in the school’s playground had been marked off with caution tape.

The grant is designed to cover the expenses for work-based training, customized training and apprenticeships and will pay anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of an employee’s salary during training depending how long that training takes place. 
$400,000 grant will help locals get free on-the-job training in high-demand fields
September 05, 2014 at 10:11 am
St. Charles Parish job seekers with little to no work experience will get a lift after a $400,000 grant was provided to the River Parishes office of the Louisiana Workforce Commission for on-the-job training.

The pieces belong to Dyno Nobel who is currently constructing an $850 billion ammonia plant on the 800-acre campus of Cornerstone Chemical Company. Strange modular units stored at Pier 90 are part of $850 million plant
September 05, 2014 at 10:09 am
Motorists traveling along Highway 90 last week noticed a strange site in the parking lot of Pier 90 where a number of very large metal modular units were being stored.

Lois Mitchell (left) sits among other nurses who were fired on Sept. 1. Ochsner reconsiders termination of 12 St. Charles hospital nurses
September 05, 2014 at 9:55 am
Only a week after Ochsner Health System officials made a blindsiding announcement that they would terminate 21 nurses after taking over management of St. Charles Parish Hospital, 12 of those employees have been invited to stay.

Muralist Hans Geist (left) spent a year painting scenes for a mural that will display 300 years of parish history in Destrehan. 100-foot-long mural nearly complete on River Road
September 05, 2014 at 9:53 am
After eight years in the making, an expansive mural depicting 300 years of settlement in St. Charles Parish is nearing completion in an unlikely spot.

St. Charles Women’s Club raise $5,000 at charity auction
St. Charles Women’s Club raise $5,000 at charity auction
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The St. Charles Women’s Club raised over $5,000 as part of its annual autumn auction for Charity.