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Program offers students free lunch during vacation

United Way of St. Charles, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Charles Parish Public Schools, introduced the Lagniappe Backpack Program to provide meals for 150 school children during weekends and school vacations.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:53 am
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Tigers get by St. Amant, Destrehan over East Ascension

Hahnville had a close call against St. Amant, but came through when it counted to pick up a 35-21 win and a share of the 6-5A district championship. Meanwhile, Destrehan was able to get back into the win column with a 22-10 win over East Ascension.Read More...
October 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm
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Hale Boggs Bridge to close on Saturday, Sunday

The Department of Transportation and Development will close the Hale Boggs Bridge in both directions on Saturday and Sunday.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm
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Hogan renews call for library investigation

Councilman Paul Hogan says that Library Board President Carolyn Tregre has refused to meet with him to discuss his concern that the East Regional Library’s increase in square footage from 33,587 to 39,655 was never approved by the board.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Unemployment rises, should stabilize soon

From March until August, the parish’s unemployment rate has increased from 4.7 percent to 7 percent, mainly due to losses in construction and manufacturing, Economic Development Director Corey Faucheux said.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Pieces of the past highlight ancient history of Paradis

For at least 600 years, southeastern Louisiana Indians occupied a 32-acre site in St. Charles Parish, complete with five burial mounds. Now, Brandt Dufrene, who serves as president of First National Bank USA, wants the parish’s help in making the area a part of the Jean Lafitte National Park.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Door-to-door surveys for sewer rehab

Residents in the Luling area that have answered door-to-door surveys are helping St. Charles Parish in its quest to apply for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant that would be used to rehabilitate the sewer system.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Doctors find clues to why H1N1 is hitting younger generation hardest

The great majority of people who have caught the swine flu have recovered quickly, with nothing more than a few days of missed work or school to show for it. But the mystery of H1N1 is that unlike the seasonal flu, which can cause complications in the elderly or very young, H1N1 is hitting children and young adults the hardest.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Local ‘House Hunters' needed for reality TV show

Cable television’s popular home and garden network, HGTV, could be headed to St. Charles Parish in search of homebuyers to feature in their No. 1 ranked series “House Hunters.”Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:50 am
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Hahnville dominates Dutchtown, Destrehan falls to ESJ

The Hahnville Tigers clawed their way to another huge victory, knocking out Dutchtown 41-7. Meanwhile, the Destrehan Wildcats had another tough night, falling to East St. John 41-9.Read More...
October 23, 2009 at 11:23 pm
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Parish’s fire, road, health tax renewals pass

Voters decided to renew property taxes that will support the St. Charles Community Health Center, the fire departments and road construction.Read More...
October 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Arrests made in ‘07 kidnapping

Two Kenner men have been arrested on a kidnapping charge that stemmed from a 2007 incident where they allegedly pulled a 14-year-old Norco girl into their car and tried to remove her clothes.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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Long delays at Ashton, Barton crossings frustrate drivers

It’s something that almost every resident in the parish has experienced at one time or another - being stuck at a railroad crossing as a train lumbers past or even stops completely. The wait can be enough to make most drivers want to scream.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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Study shows parish where water flows in Destrehan area

Destrehan - Over the last few months, Luis Martinez has had to explain himself to more than a few curious residents who’ve watched him crawl around drainage ditches and poke his head into manhole covers. Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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What you need to know about vaccines

Do U.S. flu vaccines use adjuvants?
No, at least not in the initial doses.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Study: Half of swine flu patients otherwise healthy

The largest U.S. analysis of hospitalized adult swine flu patients has found almost half were healthy people who did not have asthma or any other chronic illnesses before they got sick.Read More...
October 19, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Monsanto expansion will create 2,100 jobs
Monsanto expansion will create 2,100 jobs
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Calling it a “unique opportunity” for Monsanto Co., engineering work for the company’s near $1 billion expansion of its Luling manufacturing site will begin in August.