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Plantation to give tours from slave’s point of view

Most Louisiana plantation tours focus on the day-to-day lives of the land owners, leaving out much information about the slaves, Germans and Native Americans that made up the area’s culture. But Destrehan Plantation and the River Road Historical Society want to shine a light on these groups through a new tour entitled "Unheard Voices of the German Coast."

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February 17, 2012 at 9:54 am
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Sheriff warns residents to be wary of check scam

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports about an old scam which involves residents getting a valid-looking check in the mail made out to them, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

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February 17, 2012 at 9:54 am
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Historic Spillway cemeteries contain bodies of Civil War veterans, Corps officials say

Human remains that were disturbed in two African American cemeteries in the Bonnet Carre Spillway will be laid to rest later this year and the area will be renovated.

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February 17, 2012 at 9:53 am
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Tiger marching band will lead 8 floats in Des Allemands parade

With more than 50 years of history, the Krewe of Des Allemands parade will roll for another year down its familiar route.

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February 17, 2012 at 9:52 am
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4 teens charged with beating, robbery of Luling man

Four teens have been arrested and charged with armed robbery after authorities say they beat a Luling man before stealing money from his wallet.

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February 17, 2012 at 9:49 am
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3,600 Florida bass stocked in Cataouatche

Though the new year is a little more than a month old, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has already stocked Lake Cataouatche with 3,600 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings.

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February 17, 2012 at 9:49 am
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DOTD: I-310 lane closures next week

The Department of Transportation and Development announced Thursday that there will be single lane closures in I-310 every day next week.Read More...
February 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm
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Trio of projects set to improve West Bank drainage

A trio of drainage projects now underway – including pump station and culvert upgrades – are set to improve drainage in the towns of Boutte, Luling and Bayou Gauche.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:32 am
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Luling woman charged with doctor shopping at 16 medical centers

A 30-year-old Luling woman has been arrested after police say she visited 16 different medical offices and received the same prescription from multiple doctors.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:31 am
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Humane Society gala celebrates opening of animal shelter

The St. Charles Humane Society recently celebrated a milestone with donors and friends. The organization hosted an event in Luling to highlight the upcoming opening of the new St. Charles Animal Shelter next month.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:30 am
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Hospital chef selected as one of state’s best

Chef Blaine Guillot, who cooks up culinary creations like seafood-stuffed peppers and crawfish enchiladas for the crowd at the St. Charles Parish Hospital café, has been named one of the top chefs in the state.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:30 am
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Week of near freezing temps needed to prevent spring mosquito explosion

Though mosquitoes are far less active in the winter than they are during the rest of the year, the unseasonably warm weather now could provide a big boost to the mosquito population late next month.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:28 am
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Worldguy passes through parish on 2,000-mile trek

Erik Bendl has walked more than 2,000 miles dragging a giant globe for the cause of diabetes awareness, and a few miles of his trek were through St. Charles Parish last weekend.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:27 am
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Start times changing for elementary, middle schools

Beginning in August, elementary and middle school students in St. Charles will start and end the school day at new times.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:23 am
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Committee looks at modifying fireworks ban

At a legislative committee meeting Tuesday night, St. Charles Parish Council members discussed an ordinance that would allow fireworks to be shot on certain days inside the parish but would continue to ban their sale.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:20 am
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Northbound lanes of Hale Boggs will close for 82 hours

The northbound lanes of the Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed from Friday at 7 p.m. until Tuesday at 5 a.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:18 am
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