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Fire at Waterford not responsible for power loss

An oil fire on the grounds of the Waterford 1 and 2 power plants was extinguished on Sunday, according to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm
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Sheriff’s vessel will aid in body recovery

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office unveiled the latest tool in the department’s arsenal in maritime security and safety – a 27-foot boat that can be used for search and rescue in the mighty Mississippi.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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Parish street signs continue to disappear

Vandals continue to target street signs in St. Charles Parish, with five more signs reported stolen in Hahnville and Destrehan.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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Test for first responders is the bomb

Emergency officials and responders from St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes came together on Thursday, Jan. 12 to test their skills in disarming bombs.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm
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State will not prosecute man in alleged rape

The state will not pursue charges against a Hahnville man who was accused of raping a woman after offering her a ride home more than two years ago, according to court documents.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm
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Portion of Willowdale Boulevard to close for six-week culvert project

Starting Jan. 30, Willowdale Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Michael Drive and Cottage Drive for six weeks while improvements are made to a culvert, according to St. Charles Parish officials.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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Baby Tripp leaves legacy

A small child that brought people all over the world together in prayer has passed away.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm
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Drug bust leads to arrest of suspected hit and run driver

A 29-year-old Boutte man who was wanted for aggravated battery, simple assault and a hit and run was arrested last week after authorities say they executed a search warrant at his home and found drugs and a loaded gun.

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January 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm
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Hale Boggs closed for weekend

The Hale Boggs Bridge will close completely in both directions from 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 until 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16. The closure is needed to allow large cranes to move equipment on top of the pier on the East Bank side of the bridge to the pier on the West Bank side.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:11 am
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Construction will take bike path from New Sarpy to Spillway

Walkers, bikers and joggers will soon be able to travel from New Sarpy to the Bonnet Carre Spillway on a new paved path after the council approved two construction contracts for the East Bank Multi-Use Mississippi Levee path.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:03 am
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Charges, pictures of every inmate go online

Visitors on the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office website will now be able to see the faces that go with the names of every inmate incarcerated at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center. New features on the website’s jail roster will also allow viewers to see the inmates’ charges.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:02 am
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Student-created website gives interactive parish history lesson

Parishioners will soon be able to browse through centuries of parish history with the click of a button. The St. Charles Museum and Historical Association has partnered with the Satellite Center to create a new website to preserve information for the next generation.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:02 am
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Monsanto will build nests on plant site to attract eagles

With bald eagles now becoming a common sight in St. Charles Parish a wildlife committee at Luling’s Monsanto plant is trying to attract the formerly extinct birds to the site.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 10:01 am
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Hospital seeks voters’ OK to build new medical center, clinic

St. Charles Parish Hospital wants to borrow $15 million to build a new outpatient medical center, a state-of-the-art cardiac catheter lab and an East Bank-based after-hours care center, but voters will have the final say so on April 21.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 9:59 am
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Outgoing secretary takes parting shot at council members

After more than 10 years as the secretary for the St. Charles Parish Council, Barbara Jacob-Tucker was released from her position at the council’s organizational meeting on Monday.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 9:58 am
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Friends SOAR to contest win

Brandi Chilton and Emily Gueho, both of Destrehan, are really jumping for joy now that their photo "This is fun!" has won the $500 grand prize in the Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout contest.Read More...
January 13, 2012 at 9:58 am
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Retired teacher takes abandoned family under her wing
Retired teacher takes abandoned family under her wing
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When the telephone call came to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church from a young woman asking for help to pay her rent, Kerry Hotard quickly recognized her situation was far more desperate.