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Spillway visitors double since ‘05

Since Hurricane Katrina, the number of visitors to the Bonnet Carre Spillway has doubled due to the amount of recreational activities that the nearly 8,000-acre floodway offers. Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Fire scorches Wetland Watchers Park

A fire that most likely started from a lit cigarette burned a couple acres of wetlands and came close to bringing down a new outdoor classroom and boardwalk at Wetland Watchers Park in Norco on Monday evening.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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Police: Gun pulled at T-ball practice

An 18-year-old Destrehan man was arrested after waving a shotgun in the air near a T-ball practice, which sent parents and children scurrying from the area, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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District shoots for large screens in every classroom

By the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, most classrooms in St. Charles Parish will have a large-screen device, whether it is an LCD projector, a flat panel monitor or a Promethean Board.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:13 am
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Architect for community center back on agenda

Councilman Shelley Tastet said that he expects the council to unanimously approve the hiring of Sizeler, Thompson, Brown Architects to design a new community center when they meet on April 19.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:12 am
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CEO hopes healthcare bill reduces ER visits

As certain aspects of the new healthcare legislation take affect, local healthcare and insurance providers are considering what it could mean for St. Charles Parish.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:11 am
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Destrehan man gets 18 years for vehicular homicide

A multiple DWI offender from Destrehan received 18 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an August crash on Airline that led to the death of a 30-year-old woman.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:09 am
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Legislator wants slot limit on Cataouatche bass

By Todd Mason

As predicted, the opening of the Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion early last decade has led to a bass-fishing boom in the marshes of St. Charles Parish.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:09 am
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42 homes evacuated in Norco

Three people, including one on-site plant worker, sought medical care for eye irritation Tuesday after a chemical leak at Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:05 am
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Parish lands $20 million in grants in two years

In a little over two years, St. Charles Parish has secured more than $20 million in grants, which will help fund parish projects like a new community center and paved paths on the levees while also allowing for numerous drainage improvements throughout the area.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Residents evacuated, roads closed due to Norco chemical leak

NORCO – River Road has been closed between Washington Street and the Bonnet Carre Spillway on the East Bank due to an incident at a Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 13, 2010 at 8:39 am
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Corps insists tie-in won’t flood parish

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers told a parish Hurricane Protection Projects Committee that the Western Tie-In now under construction would have little impact on the area.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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Neighbors complain, council rezones

Planning and Zoning Commission member Neal Clulee can rezone nine acres of land on Highway 90 from wetlands and residential to highway commercial after the St. Charles Parish Council approved the move on Monday.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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New library set to open doors by end of month

The library system plans to open the doors to the new, 39,655-square-foot East Regional Library on April 26, according to head librarian Mary desBordes.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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Arrest made in rash of business burglaries

After an extensive investigation, the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office believes it has found the man responsible for the burglaries of four businesses in St. Charles Parish during January and February, including Hartman’s True Value, a bar, a restaurant and a check cashing location.
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April 08, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests

•Eric J. Gros, 28, of 115 Dixie Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on March 25 and charged with worthless checks over $500.
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April 08, 2010 at 1:30 pm
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Bayer announces $66B takeover of Monsanto
Bayer announces $66B takeover of Monsanto
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With the two giants of industry standing alongside each other, Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant jointly announced Bayer's $66 billion takeover of Monsanto today (Sept. 14).