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Lobbying firm sets priorities

Two days after the St. Charles Parish Council approved the hiring of Eglé and Associates by a slim 5-4 vote, the lobbying firm began its representation of the parish in Washington, D.C.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Knife-wielding man allegedly breaks into New Sarpy home

New Sarpy resident Clifton Blue, 33, was arrested on Feb. 12 and charged with attempted armed robbery and simple burglary after he allegedly tried to break into a residence located at 540 W. Lawson St.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Teacher hopes photos can help save old Luling church

With the fate of the old Luling church still undecided, one local teacher hopes to use photos of the historic landmark to raise money for the buildings restoration.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Parish forms committee to spread census awareness

Because the 2010 census will determine just how much government money St. Charles Parish will receive in the future, the parish is calling on representatives from education, media, business and the community to serve on a committee to help raise awareness.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm
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‘Trash Bash’ calls on volunteers to clean up their communities

The parish may still be uncertain over whether or not to bring back curbside recycling, but until that decision is reached, they plan to use volunteers to take out the trash one piece at a time.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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St. Pierre wants retired plant workers to fill foremen posts

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre might turn to a relatively untapped market when it comes to filling vacant public works' foremen positions this year - retired plant workers.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm
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Revised flood maps would have raised rates for over 60 percent of west bank

While the St. Charles Parish Council decided against adopting new FEMA flood maps, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre says that it’s still important for the public to view them to understand the importance of flood insurance.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm
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Domino’s driver still in coma

Destrehan resident Dennis Mahler couldn’t have predicted that an ordinary evening on his pizza delivery route would ultimately leave him bound to a hospital bed for 41 days and counting.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Council members differ on ethics decision

On Jan. 28, the state Board of Ethics confirmed an earlier advisory opinion that said that St. Charles Parish Councilman Marcus Lambert must either resign from his sales director job at Transload America or give up his council seat to avoid a conflict of interest.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Dump trucks spilling trash on way to Jefferson Parish landfill

The “No littering,” and “$3,000 fine” signs that ornament Highway 90 near Jefferson Parish’s landfills appear to go unnoticed, or at least unenforced, allowing the littered shoulders to remain trashed a little longer.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:14 am
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3.9 percent fall in crime leads to lowest number in over 12 years

Thanks to a roving task force and the fact that administrative officers hit the streets to assist patrol units in December, crime in St. Charles Parish fell by 3.9 percent in 2008, with the lowest number of crimes reported in over 12 years.Read More...
February 11, 2009 at 9:13 am
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Down economy forces Valero to delay $1.4 billion project

Valero’s $1.4 billion expansion of its St. Charles Parish refinery has been pushed back by two years due to the downtrodden economy, with construction set to begin in 2011.
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February 05, 2009 at 10:04 am
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Shell, United Steelworkers agree to contract

The possibility of union workers at local refineries going on strike was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon after the United Steelworkers Union and Shell Oil Co. agreed to a basic contract for U.S. refineries, averting a possible nationwide strike by 30,000 workers.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:28 am
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Crawfish numbers down

Almost immediately after the holidays, south Louisiana consumers start thinking about crawfish. Crawfish boils aren’t uncommon the first warm weekend of the year.
But according to an LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, early harvests are down this year, making crawfish a little harder to come by. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:26 am
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HHS senior gets kids off bus after crash

Three weeks ago, bus 410 was hit head-on while going eastbound on Highway 90 by an SUV shoved over the median by a drunk driver, according to authorities. But because of one quick-thinking student and the school’s resource officer, none of the students or bus driver Earl “Pie” Tastet were seriously injured.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:05 am
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Hospital partnership good for the heart

St. Charles Parish Hospital’s decision to partner with Ochsner is paying dividends for local parish residents with cardiac problems now that two Ochsner interventional cardiologist will help expand diagnostic services in the area.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:05 am
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Montz woman charged with  attempted  murder
Montz woman charged with attempted murder
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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.