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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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Hahnville destroys Destrehan 48-10

The Hahnville Tigers didn’t just end Destrehan’s four-game win streak, they threw the streak to the ground and stomped all over it.Read More...
October 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm
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Pregnant woman out of 6-week coma

After spending six weeks in an induced, paralyzing coma, Kristy Dufrene-McCully and her unborn baby are finally home.
The 25-year-old expectant mother, who suffered from a life-threatening respiratory disease called acute respiratory distress syndrome in late June, has lived in a coma for nearly two months on a respirator to give her lungs time to heal.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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2 more arrested in assault on 17-year-old

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has made two more arrests in the case of a 17-year-old Destrehan teen who was punched to the ground and suffered skull and facial fractures as a result.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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Speed Racer

Nine-year-old Hunter Harmon likes to go fast, and it's that need for speed that has catapulted the Luling native to 16 BMX wins in two years, including last weekend’s first-place finish in the Redline Cup Central championship in Missouri.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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Champagne chosen for court security task force

Hahnville - St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has been selected to serve on a task force that is charged with improving security in the Louisiana district courts and courthouses.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Authorities look into shooting death in Luling

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call on Oct. 3 from a person claiming that a 41-year-old Vacherie man had shot himself while visiting Lancelot Apartments in Luling.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:53 am
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Dedication comes 33 years after ferry disaster

A monument to the 77 victims and 18 survivors of the worst ferry disaster in American history will be dedicated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the East Bank Bridge Park.
The ceremony will be open to the public.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Council approves limited  tax hike, will cut budget
Council approves limited tax hike, will cut budget
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Saying the people of St. Charles Parish have been heard “loud and clear” about not raising taxes, Parish President Larry Cochran got council support for an amended property tax rate hike only for levees, road maintenance and recreation.