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Brothers charged in Norco theft ring, targeted lawn equipment

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for the owners of lawn equipment that may have been stolen on the East Bank over the past three months.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Number of animals brought into shelter steadily rising

Taking care of 170 animals, including cats, dogs and even a snake, can be a difficult chore for anyone to handle, but workers at St. Charles Parish Animal Control are trying to do the best they can with what they have - even though one of those tasks would rather be avoided.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Bats suck life out of Monsanto Park party

Several park visitors’ recent encounter with swarming bats at Luling’s Monsanto Park has residents weary of visiting the recreational area, but experts say that the occurrence is quite normal.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Truck crashes through cemetery, destroys graves

It’s known in Des Allemands as “dead man’s curve,” but wrecks there haven’t just taken the lives of drivers - they have also disturbed the peace of the dead.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Report: Wal-Mart employee steals 'her money' back

A Wal-Mart cashier was arrested for giving her husband a discount of $91, and allegedly told managers that she did so because the company owed her money for breaking a watch she had brought in to have repaired.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Motiva bike club puts pedal to metal, rides 150 miles for MS

By Joe Paul

For nearly three years, a group of employees at the Shell/Motiva Refinery in Norco has been putting the pedal to the metal to help fund multiple sclerosis research.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Despite economy, number of home occupations fall

Economic ups and downs may seem like just the motivation a person needs to start their own company and work from home. After all, they’d save money on gas, eating-out expenses and an array of other commuter costs.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:35 am
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Health center gears up to provide service to Norco

Medical care will roll into Norco on July 6, with a mobile unit providing pediatric and primary adult care services until a modular building is ready in August.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:33 am
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Councilman wants more attention brought to U.S. 90

After a number of requests to the state have failed to elicit much response, Council President Terry Authement wants to initiate a task force to draw attention to the many problems motorists encounter while driving on U.S. 90.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:32 am
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Man hits 5 cars while fleeing from cops

A 26-year-old New Orleans man led state troopers and sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase from Paradis to Destrehan, sideswiping five vehicles in the process, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:14 am
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River Road vandal arrested

A 23-year-old Luling man was arrested last week and charged with layering several local businesses on River Road with graffiti, even coming back to hit some of the businesses again after they had covered it up, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Explosion of strip malls keep shoppers in parish

If the number of strip malls being constructed around St. Charles Parish is any indication of good commerce, then it would be safe to say business is booming in the “Parish of Plenty.” Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Cats’ lives running out after getting tossed out on I-310

For the past two weeks, Jamie Scaffidi has made several grisly discoveries while driving on I-310 - dead cats on the side of the road. And the only way those cats could have gotten on the interstate is by being thrown or dropped out of vehicles, according to Animal Control Director Angie Robert.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:11 am
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United Way’s new board members bring experience

LULING- The United Way of St. Charles has added three new members to its board of directors in 2009. The new members are Loyd Bourgeois, Jr., Federico Martinez, Jr. and Timothy Marcel. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Parish yearly report coming to mailbox near you

Earlier in the year, the parish compiled interesting facts and information about St. Charles in order to “sell” the area to representatives in Washington, D.C. Now, they are taking a similar approach when it comes to residents.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Officer shoots dog

A 78-year-old Luling woman said that she was forced into her home by a neighbor’s loose dog, which led to the 2-year-old pit-bull mixed breed getting shot in the face by a St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputy. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:54 am
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