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Over 6K in St. Charles Parish could get Medicaid under expansion

An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 St. Charles Parish residents are projected to qualify for Medicaid under the expanded program by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ newly signed executive order.Read More...
February 05 at 5:49 pm
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Sunset Levee District upgrade moving parish closer to controlling flood insurance costs

In the latest upgrade to St. Charles Parish’s flood protection, the addition of two pumps to the Sunset Pump Station brings to nearly $2 million invested at the location and could bring residents closer to getting FEMA certification for the locally built levees.Read More...
February 05 at 5:47 pm
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Norco man gets 10 years for drug dealing

A 17-year-old Norco male who was arrested in September for allegedly illegally discharging a firearm and causing aggravated criminal damage to property was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison.Read More...
February 05 at 5:39 pm
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Temporary West Regional Library OK’d by Council

Following an extensive discussion over lease terms, the St. Charles Parish Council approved an amended agreement for a temporary location for the West Regional Library.Read More...
February 05 at 5:32 pm
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Sheriff pleased with parish’s latest crime rates

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne believes his office and staff are doing something right — and the numbers back him up.Read More...
February 05 at 5:24 pm
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$826M airport expansion promises economic growth

St. Charles Parish is poised to capture some of the growth anticipated with the $826 million North Terminal complex under construction at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.Read More...
February 05 at 5:15 pm
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Destrehan food pantry participants give back by feeding others

Those who volunteer with the St. Charles United Methodist Church Food Pantry in Destrehan have made quite the impact on their community, especially over the past few years. Read More...
February 05 at 5:08 pm
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Hale Boggs is a ‘test bridge’ for surfacing

Resurfacing the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge deck isn’t just a $24.5 million upgrade, it’s the result of a 15 year experiment that determined a concrete overlay would provide much longer surface life than asphalt.Read More...
February 05 at 4:54 pm
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Fallen Heroes memorial expanding with more statues, benches

While law enforcement has been criticized nationally, St. Charles Parish has rallied behind its four officers who died in the line of duty, as well as support Officer Burt Hazeltine who survived multiple gunshots at a school crossing in Paradis in April.Read More...
February 05 at 9:52 am
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Police chase causes school lock down

An attempted traffic stop by Louisiana State Police on I-310 turned into a police chase and school lockdown at about 10:43 a.m. today (Feb. 4).
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February 04 at 1:28 pm
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Fugitive arrested, accused of stealing from Catfish Festival

The Des Allemands man accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the 2014 Louisiana Catfish Festival and fleeing police has been arrested and charged with theft and writing worthless checks.
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February 04 at 11:25 am
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New Orleans man accused of raping and kidnapping Norco woman

A New Orleans man accused of kidnapping and raping a Norco woman before allegedly throwing her out of his vehicle on I-10 has been arrested.
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February 02 at 2:57 pm
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DHS teacher-student sex cases are part of national ‘epidemic,’ expert says

Multiple teacher-student sex cases at Destrehan High School could be a “culture problem,” but these cases are more likely part of a national epidemic, according to a national expert.Read More...
January 29 at 3:13 pm
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HHS academic coach helps athletes step up game in class

When Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio sought help for a talented player struggling academically a year ago, he had a good idea of where to turn.Read More...
January 29 at 2:53 pm
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Serving up success at Rye Canteen

After years of running businesses for others, Barrett Roberts decided to give up sitting behind a desk and do something he’s always wanted to do – open his own restaurant.Read More...
January 29 at 2:32 pm
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Cochran keeps most of previous staff intact

Calling it “an honor” to announce executive staff and department heads, new St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran is laying the groundwork for his first administration.Read More...
January 29 at 2:29 pm
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Police chase causes school lock down
Police chase causes school lock down
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An attempted traffic stop by Louisiana State Police on I-310 turned into a police chase and school lockdown at about 10:43 a.m. today (Feb. 4).