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Library renovation completion could be delayed to Jan. 14

With added repairs needed to the roof and windows, the St. Charles Parish Library board asking the St. Charles Parish Council for a change order and contract extension on the West Regional Library renovation project.Read More...
August 12 at 1:44 pm
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New HHS principal: 'It's good to be home'

Laura Abbey admits she's still getting used to the feeling of sitting in her principal's chair, looking out of the "fish bowl" in the middle of Hahnville High School and at the teachers and students relying on her to lead them.
But while she admits that thought is a bit nerve-wracking, the new Hahnville principal wouldn't trade her position.Read More...
August 12 at 1:42 pm
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Montz woman charged with attempted murder

A domestic dispute at a Montz residence escalated to an argument and a stabbing with a pocket knife on Saturday.
Shortly after the altercation, Jessica Prater, 27, of 570 Evangeline Road in Montz, was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing her domestic partner, Kyle Landry, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. Read More...
August 12 at 1:36 pm
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Parish payroll detailed

While most "carry over" administrative employees maintained level salaries in Parish President Larry Cochran's administration, many new hires started with level or lower pay and some with combined duties.
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August 12 at 12:58 pm
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Schools’ LEAP test scores rank second in state

St. Charles Parish Public Schools students are not only making the grade in the basics, but the system itself ranked second only to Zachary Community Schools in the percentage of tests that students scored “mastery and above” on combined English/language arts and math LEAP Tests. Read More...
August 12 at 12:53 pm
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Nyjha

This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Nyjha the cat.Read More...
August 12 at 9:33 am
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Sacred Heart Queen

Lynleigh Angellé Landry of Norco was crowned the 58th Miss St. Charles Parish Festival Queen and won the people’s choice award at the annual St. Charles Parish Festival pageant held Aug. 6 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Norco.Read More...
August 12 at 9:27 am
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‘Gym family’ gets fit & gives

What started as an early walk with “gym friends” at Anytime Fitness Club in Destrehan soon evolved into an exercise of love for Vickie Cain.Read More...
August 12 at 9:22 am
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Fishing for Frankie set for 8th run of tourney

Eight years ago, a fishing tournament was established to help Luling’s Frankie Champagne during his battle with cancer. Champagne has since passed — the same cannot be said of his name, his memory and the things he stood for.Read More...
August 12 at 9:18 am
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Summer play encourages coach as ‘Cats aim to bounce back

Todd Bourg didn’t quite know what to expect when the coach took his Destrehan basketball team to play some live summer ball, given how many new faces would be in his rotation. Read More...
August 12 at 9:13 am
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Early season schedule to again test Hahnville on gridiron

For the first time in three off-seasons with his team, coach Nick Saltaformaggio's Hahnville Tigers will retain both their offense and defensive systems from the prior season. From that standpoint, the coach believes his team is in better position to hit the ground running in September - in theory. Read More...
August 12 at 9:11 am
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Parish president declares state of emergency as precaution

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran has declared a state of emergency in response to the heavy rainfall as a precautionary measure with further rainfall anticipated this week.
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August 11 at 3:02 pm
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Parish announces sandbag sites, road closures and areas with high water

St. Charles Parish officials have announced sandbag locations, as well as road closures and high water locations as water rises with ongoing heavy rain.Read More...
August 11 at 11:03 am
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Oubre Memorial Blood Drive Aug. 6

Luling American Legion Post 131 will host a Charlie Oubre Memorial Blood Drive with Ochsner Blood Bank 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall, 103 Milling Ave., Luling. All donors will receive a Blood Bank T-shirt and a meal. Eat healthy prior to the donation and bring a photo ID. Individuals taking medication for high blood pressure or cholesterol can donate.Read More...
August 06 at 11:10 am
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HHS orientation

Boutte – Hahnville High School will be offering “Tiger Kick-Off 2016” as an opportunity to all incoming freshmen. It is a half-day orientation day for incoming ninth graders that is led by the Hahnville High School students and staff. Saturday, Orientation will be held Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Hahnville High School, 200 Tiger Drive, Boutte, (Enter: Student Entrance across from gym). Registration is 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Transportation should arrived at noon in the school parking lot. Dress is casual.Read More...
August 06 at 9:52 am
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Stem Gems Mentoring Project

St. Rose – A Stem Gems Mentoring Project will feature NASA MarsOne Ambassador Alyssa Carson 9 .m. to noon Aug. 6 at Crescent City Dentistry, 10964 River Road. Carson is a ninth-grade teacher at Baton Rouge International School who became the first person to complete the NASA Passport Program in 2013. Ticket price is $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/stem-gems-staturday-featuring-alyssa-carson-tickets-26353034636. Proceeds go to the Stem Gems project and the Alyssa Carson Foundation. RSVP required by July 23.Read More...
August 06 at 9:34 am
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Ambulance triggers multi-vehicle wreck that kills LaPlace woman
Ambulance triggers multi-vehicle wreck that kills LaPlace woman
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A Luling man was driving a St. Charles Parish Hospital ambulance Monday on an emergency call when the vehicle apparently drifted onto the left lane of Airline Highway and triggered a multi-vehicle accident involving a fatality.