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While visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, WWII veterans watch the changing of the guard before laying a wreath. Parish WWII veterans being recruited for special trip
August 27, 2008 at 8:55 am
St. Charles Parish’s World War II veterans are being recruited to take a trip they'll never forget. Louisiana Honor Air wants to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to view the World War II Monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Two Arc of St. Charles volunteers help load up the racks of Cajun Village, a thrift store that will be run with help from disabled residents. Thrift store relies on the help of disabled residents
August 20, 2008 at 5:21 pm
With the help of several disabled citizens, a new business venture has opened its doors in St. Charles Parish.
The thrift store, Cajun Village, started out as a simple vision that the executive director and a few earnest volunteers have made into a reality.

Minor league football could be headed our way
August 20, 2008 at 10:59 am
When minor league football coach Ken Austin looks down the 100-yard stretch of a football field he sees more than just the blueprint for a game.

Change in minimum wage has minimum impact
August 20, 2008 at 10:58 am
Though the federal minimum wage recently rose by 70 cents, only 2 percent of the nation's workforce experienced a pay increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dog-saving Lieutenant graduates from FBI academy Dog-saving Lieutenant graduates from FBI academy
August 20, 2008 at 10:56 am
Lt. Ricky Oubre, who is known for saving dogs from animal shelters throughout the southeastern part of the state and training them for police work, graduated from the FBI National Academy Program.

Parish levee projects receive funds
August 20, 2008 at 9:32 am
The Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority agreed to use a $300 million surplus in its 2007 budget to provide funding for several coastal restoration and hurricane levee protection projects. Two of those projects will affect St. Charles Parish.

The amount of time the project had to be advertised for bid, along with a second rise in water levels, has delayed repairs to the Spillway Road. Spillway Road repairs behind schedule
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
Buses full of school children are being forced to use the dangerous Airline Highway because the Spillway Road is still closed, though the parish will soon begin work to repair it.

David Weidner, co-owner of Magnolia Fleet Barge Company, did not attend a town hall meeting about his company’s barge expansion. Because of that, residents left the meeting with their questions still unanswered. Barge owner a no-show at Destrehan town hall meeting
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto says she plans to ask for the cooperation of Magnolia Fleet Barge Company co-owner David Weidner in answering the questions and concerns of the Destrehan community.

FEMA and the Coast Guard will make a final sweep of the parish’s waterways to cleanup debris like limbs or objects underwater. Operation Clean Sweep begins
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
The waterways of St. Charles Parish will finally be rid of hurricane debris. That's because FEMA has partnered with the Louisiana Coast Guard to do one final sweep and make sure the rivers and bayous are free of Hurricane Rita and Katrina remnants that could pose a safety hazard.

Joggers, walkers and cyclist will soon be able to take the Mississippi River bike trail all the way to New Sarpy and Norco - thanks to the extension of the trail. Mississippi River bike trail to extend to Apple Street
August 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm
Cyclist, roller skaters and joggers who have enjoyed the use of the bicycle path in Destrehan will reap the benefit of an extended trail.

Self-taught photographer opens full-service studio Self-taught photographer opens full-service studio
August 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm
Becoming a photographer has always been a dream for Luling's Melissa Perret. With the help and inspiration of her fiancee, Brennen Friloux, and the opening of their photography business - These Are The Moments Photography - that dream has finally come true.

The wait for some kind of barrier to prevent accidents along the deadly stretch of Airline Highway might be over. Senate President Joel Chaisson II recently got $1 million to use towards the construction of a barrier. Louisiana Chaisson secures $1 million for Airline Highway barrier
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
For years, residents struggled to understand why some type of barrier was not put in place along Airline Highway to prevent the numerous fatalities that have occurred there.

Rape victim speaks out Rape victim speaks out
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
A local woman that was allegedly beaten and raped by her husband says that she went through a similar ordeal a little over a month before, and the combination of both attacks has left her depressed and unable to work.

Not all businesses take off sales tax
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
The sales tax holiday came and went in the parish, providing a much-needed boost for some local businesses while leaving others with only a slight increase in sales.

Citizens against tax increase
August 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
Rolling up the school district's state constitutional tax from 4.01 mills to 4.1 mills would give the schools $84,000, while only costing residents anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, according to Jim Melohn, the school systems comptroller.

Entergy says that paying for the expansion now will benefit customers in the long-run. Entergy wants customers to pony up for plant expansion
August 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
The hot and sticky summer weather won't be going away anytime soon, and neither will those high energy bills that most residents have been complaining about.

Councilman Marcus Lambert said the state’s Board of Ethics cleared him to work at the TransLoad America landfill. However, the board says that’s not the case. Ethics board didn’t clear Lambert
August 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
Councilman Marcus Lambert, who was recently hired by the TransLoad America, Inc. landfill in Killona, did not seek a formal written opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics before he accepted his sales job this summer.

The Lorios were all set to move into their brand new home, but discovered that it had been vandalized the night before the big move. Not only were the windows, columns and garage all spray-painted on, but the family’s driveway was also vandalized. A porti Vandals attack family's dream home
August 06, 2008 at 1:45 pm
A Hahnville family’s dream home was vandalized on July 31, the night before the husband, wife and young child were set to move in.

Animal rescues find home at pony farm in St. Rose
Animal rescues find home at pony farm in St. Rose
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Molly the pony is a Sea Biscuit kind of story that offers the hope that anyone can triumph over impossible odds with sheer determination and loving friends.

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