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Parish racks up $36 million in grants in only 3 years

Securing grant dollars for critical projects and innovative programs has been a major goal of Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration from the start.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am
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School Board says goodbye to 2 long-serving members

Two long-time members of the St. Charles Parish School Board attended their last board meeting this month.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:44 am
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St. Rose fires blamed on arson

Two fires at the same St. Rose convenience store have been called arson by the Louisiana state fire marshal, who is urging those with information about the blazes to come forward.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:43 am
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Santa Claus comes to town

After the annual tree lighting at the West Bank Bridge Park, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Charles, Santa Claus rode in on a fire truck to hear what parish children wanted for Christmas. Read More...
December 17, 2010 at 11:42 am
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Snorting ‘potpourri’ nearly kills Des Allemands teen

A Des Allemands mother says her son is lucky to be alive after he snorted a synthetic chemical that is legally sold to anyone in several convenience stores and smoke shops across the state.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:35 am
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Hahnville man faces 10 years for selling counterfeit jerseys

A Hahnville man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged in a one-count bill of information with trafficking counterfeit goods, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Destrehan man charged with aggravated incest

A 51-year-old Destrehan man has been charged with aggravated incest after authorities say he sexually abused a family member during a seven-year period, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:08 am
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Luling sex offender charged with sexual battery

A Luling man with a criminal record as a sex offender has been arrested on new charges after a teenage boy said that he molested him, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
December 10, 2010 at 9:08 am
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Parish, businesses and neighbors step up support for returning soldiers

St. Charles Parish, numerous residents and businesses have answered a local military wife’s plea and have all signed on to show support for seven parish soldiers that will return home for Christmas.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:06 am
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Council will vote on garbage proposal at next meeting

While some council members want to gauge the public’s interest in recycling before awarding a new garbage contract, others want to go ahead and award the contract without including the green option.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:05 am
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Baby with rare skin disease beating the odds

Courtney and Randy Roth have beaten the odds for over a year in keeping their infant son, Tripp, alive. Tripp was born in May 2009 with a rare skin disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa, or JEB. The condition causes blisters and sores to form on Tripp’s skin anywhere that friction occurs, which means that he cannot play, crawl or even have his diaper changed without irritating his skin.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:04 am
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Spread Christmas cheer: Lend helping hand to seniors

The “season of giving” is in full swing and there are already plenty of ways that parishioners can give back to the community this year.

While celebrating, remember that many older residents may be spending the holidays alone.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:03 am
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Man robs St. Rose store at gunpoint

A St. Rose convenience store was robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning, and police are still searching for the robber.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:01 am
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Community responds to brutal murder with candlelight vigil

Residents from Norco and the surrounding area gathered at the home of Mary Nancy Arico last weekend.Read More...
December 10, 2010 at 8:55 am
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‘Political patriarch’ passes away

Generous parish benefactor and well-known judge Edward A. Dufresne Jr. passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, according to family members.
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December 10, 2010 at 8:54 am
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Destrehan native helps turn science fiction into reality

A physics professor, who grew up in Destrehan, was part of a group of scientists that made a huge breakthrough that could eventually unlock some of the universe’s best-kept secrets.
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December 10, 2010 at 8:47 am
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Tigers wrap up spring, retooling on both sides of ball
Tigers wrap up spring, retooling on both sides of ball
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Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio expressed some guarded optimism after his Tigers wrapped up their 10 day spring practice session with a scrimmage at D’Iberville (Miss.) last Friday night.