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St. Charles Parish native accused of shooting deputy gets bond reduction

The trial of John Paul Devillier, charged with attempted first-degree murder of St. Charles Parish Cpl. Burt Hazeltine in April of last year, has been delayed and his bond reduced.Read More...
July 22 at 12:26 pm
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Sheriff’s Reports (July 21)

Arrests

• Tyler Herring, 23, of 4520 Williams Blvd. in Kenner, was arrested July 9 and charged with DWI and reckless operation.
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July 22 at 11:56 am
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River Parishes unity sought in emergencies

Aimed at unifying River Parishes on addressing catastrophes, St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran said surviving Hurricane Katrina became a lesson on why it was important to unify forces.Read More...
July 22 at 11:47 am
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Council awards $2.8M DA annex construction bid

The St. Charles Parish Council awarded the contract to build the District Attorney Annex to Boasso Construction of Meraux. Read More...
July 22 at 11:45 am
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Volunteer has greeted newcomers to St. Charles Parish for 20 years

When word reached Dolores Faucheux that the St. Charles Parish Council was issuing a proclamation honoring her 20 years of volunteering at the tourist center, she replied, “I really didn’t want that.”Read More...
July 22 at 11:43 am
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Norco health clinic expands child care

In the exam room at the St. Charles Community Health Center in Norco, Nurse Practitioner Michelle Babin calms Chloe Hebert, who is adjusting to her first visit there.Read More...
July 22 at 11:41 am
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Snakes, coyotes and squirrels … Oh, my

It shouldn’t be any surprise that poisonous snakes top the list of nuisance animals in St. Charles Parish where water is nearly everywhere - and so are they.Read More...
July 22 at 11:38 am
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While Louisiana loses coastline, St. Charles gained 9 acres

While the Louisiana coast is losing an alarming 16 square miles of land a year to the Gulf of Mexico, St. Charles Parish’s shoreline has grown by 9 acres.Read More...
July 22 at 11:36 am
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New camp gives disabled teens real-time work experience

When students of the Arc of St. Charles came ready to work Monday at Frank's Supermarket in Des Allemands, Manager Scott Guidry was glad to see them.Read More...
July 22 at 11:33 am
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Reading program helps shy animals find forever homes

It isn’t always easy to be an animal and an introvert.
For many potential pets at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter, it can take a while for the right loving family to come along and provide a home.Read More...
July 22 at 11:21 am
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Teachers give up sick days for colleague who suffered stroke

Christi Fraychineaud's fellow teachers at St. Rose Elementary School are trying to find ways to help her in any way they can. Read More...
July 22 at 11:12 am
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Sheriff appreciative of community's show of support

In light of recent police shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas, as well as a heated debate being waged nationally over cases of alleged police brutality, to be a law enforcement officer in these times is that much more stressful a duty.Read More...
July 22 at 11:10 am
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St. Charles Parish Council to consider tax increase

Without a tax increase, St. Charles Parish Council could be dealing with a projected $550,000 budget shortfall next year.Read More...
July 22 at 11:07 am
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Former teacher who confessed to sex with teen accuses him of blackmail

Former Destrehan High School teacher Shelley Dufresne, who pleaded guilty to having sexual relations with a male student in 2014, has accused this same student of bragging about those relations on social media and attempting to blackmail her in return for preferential treatment and better grades. Read More...
July 22 at 11:00 am
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Longtime clerk of court dies

Longtime St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court Charles Oubre passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 86. Read More...
July 21 at 2:13 pm
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Man charged with threatening police through social media

An Edgard man accused of making threatening comments to police officers through social media was arrested this week.Read More...
July 20 at 10:40 am
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55% of residential property owners will see an increase on tax bill
55% of residential property owners will see an increase on tax bill
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Slightly more than half of St. Charles Parish residents are expected to see an increase in their projected property tax bill this year.