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Oil spills from drilling no problem to Louisiana

While politicos volley back and forth on the good and the bad of offshore drilling in the United States, Louisiana had its worst oil spill in many a decade. And it wasn’t from drilling on or offshore. It was from a tanker barge hit by a boat while transporting oil along the Mississippi River in New Orleans.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:49 pm
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One woman battle

Pending litigation, questions over money and a library closure that some East Bank residents never saw coming, marks the start of a battle for one St. Charles Parish resident. Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:48 pm
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Christopher Mason, 31, of 367 Sharon St. in Boutte was arrested on July 28 on a warrant and charged with issuing worthless checks.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:46 pm
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50 years of glitz and glamour

The 50th annual St. Charles Parish Festival crowned their winners in an evening ceremony at Destrehan High School on Saturday, Aug. 2 with Ariel Morris of Destrehan taking home the title of Teen Queen and Luling’s Chelsea Troxler crowed as Miss Queen.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:46 pm
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Vandals attack family's dream home

A Hahnville family’s dream home was vandalized on July 31, the night before the husband, wife and young child were set to move in.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:45 pm
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Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald

It was 9 a.m. on July 30 when I bumped into Jerome Laque at the supermarket. We exchanged our hellos and He asked me why I wasn’t fishing.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 12:07 pm
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Library architect sues activist

The architect responsible for designing what will be the new East Bank Regional Library has filed a lawsuit against long-time community activist and Bayou Gauche resident Gwen Dufrene for defamation of character. Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:23 am
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Parish cancels Shread contract

Back in February, the parish hired an engineering firm to examine all of its contracts to determine if those that received them were the most qualified. Five months later, that audit has led to a cancelled contract.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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Bus system to roll by October

A bus transit system that will pick up residents at their homes and transport them to destinations across the parish and into Kenner should be up and running by October, according to River Parishes Transit Authority Chairman Brent Petit.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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Council feud

Councilwoman-at-large Carolyn Schexnaydre says that she’s received complaints from residents that District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto doesn’t return emails or respond to the phone calls of those living in her district.
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August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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West Nile virus found in Willowdale, Red Church

Mosquito monitoring continues to expose an active presence of the West Nile virus in St. Charles Parish - despite increased spraying.
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August 06, 2008 at 9:21 am
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Subject Wanted on Kidnapping Charges

Sheriff Champagne reports that the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Lionel E. Raymond b/m 7/25/08 (A.K.A. “Loc”). Raymond is approximately 6”01 and weighs approximately 250 lbs. Read More...
August 05, 2008 at 9:33 am
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Traveling art exhibit at libraries

The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display from Aug. 4 through 18.Read More...
August 04, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Emergency shelter and food program

EAST BANK - Beginning Aug. 4, emergency food and shelter federal funds are available for East Bank residents of St. Charles Parish to assist in paying utility bills, mortgage or rent assistance.

Residents who applied for assistance in 2007 are not eligible for 2008 help.

Eligible residents meeting the following criteria may qualify: 1. Must be facing an emergency crisis, such as loss of income due to illness, reduction of work hours, etc. and 2. Must be a resident of St. Charles.

All residents qualifying for utility assistance must provided their current bill and disconnect notice.
All residents qualifying for mortgage or rent assistance must provide past due, foreclosure or an eviction notice.
Residents meeting these guidelines may call the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services at 985-764-7944 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 04, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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Kids fishing rodeo in St. James

ST. JAMES - Summer may be coming to a close, but there is still time to use those fishing poles.

The St. James Boat Club will hold their "Annual Jr. Choupique Rodeo" on Aug. 3, 2008, on the Blind River Point Area and Boat Launch Areas. All participants, both male and female, up to 15 years old in the fishing rodeo are asked to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

The fishing times start at 8 a.m. and end at noon. The fishing time has changed, but the registration fee is still 25 cents, so please be sure to get registered before fishing. Fishing is restricted to the banks of the Blind River Point and Boat Launch Areas. Awards will be given at close of rodeo. Refreshments will be sold at the Point Area.
For more information, call Craig Calcagno at 225-206-2476.
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August 03, 2008 at 12:28 pm
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Traveling art exhibit at libraries

The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display from Aug. 4 through 18.
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August 02, 2008 at 1:22 pm
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Rescue dogs track down missing  autistic boy
Rescue dogs track down missing autistic boy
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Joshua Magee of Hahnville and his new best friend Yellow the dog have both required a form of rescue. But the friendship the two have formed may ensure that neither will need it again.