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$22 million for West Bank levee included in proposed budget

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has released his proposed budget for 2013, which includes $22.6 million set aside for the construction of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee.

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October 29, 2012 at 8:56 am
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High school students worried about job market

By Alissa Cavaretta

These past few weeks have been filled with presidential debates, with each candidate telling the citizens of the United States that they will create more jobs if they are elected. When May rolls around, Destrehan and Hahnville students will truly begin their adult lives, and some may be joining the military, entering the work force, attending a vocational school or planning on graduating from college.

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October 28, 2012 at 10:35 am
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Process tech program places 88 percent of graduates in high-paying jobs

Though the state of the economy has caused panic about available jobs, process technology courses offered by technical colleges in Louisiana have an 88 percent success rate at finding those students work after they graduate.Read More...
October 28, 2012 at 9:51 am
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Dump truck garbage litters parish roadways, damages cars

Along the westbound portion of Highway 90 near the parish line between St. Charles and Jefferson, prisoners from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center pick up roadside trash. Read More...
October 27, 2012 at 9:45 am
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Jury takes 13 minutes to find man guilty of dealing cocaine

A St. Charles Parish jury needed only 13 minutes to find a St. Rose man guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine on Monday.

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October 26, 2012 at 9:55 am
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Scores soar at HHS, DHS

St. Charles Parish’s high schools have joined the elite schools in the state after a jump in performance scores led to an ‘A’ rating for both Hahnville and Destrehan.

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October 26, 2012 at 9:41 am
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Motiva slapped with $500,000 fine

The Motiva refineries in Norco and Convent have agreed to a tentative settlement with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for hundreds of violations of the Clean Air Act.

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October 26, 2012 at 8:00 am
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Gamblers spend $28.5 million

Gamblers in St. Charles Parish continue to dump loads of money on video poker, with nearly $30 million spent on the machines in the last year.

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October 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm
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Despite record-low flu season last year, officials urging shots

Despite a mild flu season last year that set a record for the lowest and shortest peak for influenza-like illness, officials are urging residents to get flu shots this year.

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October 22, 2012 at 8:31 am
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Norco chips in to help teen hit by car while riding her bike

It was in the last few days of August when Todd Robicheaux’s wife Sarah got a phone call from the emergency room at a nearby hospital. Robicheaux thought a friend was playing a joke on them.

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October 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm
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Destrehan Popeye’s employee robbed while emptying garbage

A 30-year-old Popeye’s employee in Destrehan was robbed on Saturday night while emptying the garbage cans outside the business, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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October 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm
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Who wears short skirts? Not HHS students

By Alissa Cavaretta

Hahnville High School’s homecoming dance is scheduled for this Saturday and some female students have said that they will not be attending this year’s festivities because of the new dress code policy.Read More...
October 20, 2012 at 8:00 am
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Public defender’s office relies on speeding tickets for funding

St. Charles Parish’s Public Defender’s Office is one of only few such offices in the state that does not receive state funding and relies solely on money collected from court costs associated with traffic tickets.

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October 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm
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St. Rose man pleads guilty after receiving nude pics of young girl

A 37-year-old St. Rose man who reportedly admitted to asking for and receiving nude pictures of a 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to an amended charge of cruelty to a juvenile.

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October 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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Caretaker pleads guilty to stealing thousands from elderly patient

A St. Rose caregiver has pleaded guilty to stealing checks from an elderly woman under her care and cashing them for nearly $3,500.

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October 19, 2012 at 8:30 am
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Chilling details emerge from double shooting

Chilling details have emerged from an attempted murder/suicide in Norco that was witnessed by the couple’s teenage daughter.

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October 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm
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Norco woman says her rare blood  disorder won’t stop her being a firefighter
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Despite being diagnosed with two life-threatening conditions, Ashley Haydel is a volunteer with the Norco Volunteer Fire Department.