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Bridge jumper had terminal illness

A disabled man who jumped to his death off the Hale Boggs Bridge last Friday told a deputy that he had a terminal illness and didn’t want to live with the pain.

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October 04, 2012 at 8:48 am
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101 teams offer taste test of special jambalaya, gumbo recipes

The annual culinary battle, sponsored by the United Way of St. Charles, gets underway at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4. When patrons are finally allowed inside the gates, members of participating teams will do everything they can to entice visitors to their booths to try their special recipes. Because while a panel of judges will pick some of the winners, everyone is gunning for the People’s Choice award.

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October 04, 2012 at 8:44 am
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Despite lawsuit, parish says levee coming in ‘13

St. Charles Parish officials are confident that construction on the Willowridge portion of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee will begin next year despite a lingering lawsuit that keeps them from accessing part of the land where the levee will be built.Read More...
October 04, 2012 at 8:43 am
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Second person within a week leaps from Luling Bridge

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that around 9:34 a.m. this morning someone was seen jumping off the Hale Boggs Bridge. Read More...
October 03, 2012 at 12:43 pm
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St. Mark Church offers holy hour every night thoughout October

Father Antone of St. Mark Church in Ama is holding a nightly holy hour from 6:30-7:30 p.m. throughout the month of October. Jesus is exposed in the Eucharist and the faithful gather with Mary, the Mother of God, to pray, love and adore Him.

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October 01, 2012 at 9:01 am
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Hahnville falls to McDonogh 35, 29-21

Hahnville’s quest for their first win of the season will have to wait at least one more week as the Tigers fall to McDonogh 35 29-21.
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September 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm
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Disabled man dies in jump off of Luling bridge

A disabled man died after he jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling this morning just before 10 a.m.
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September 28, 2012 at 11:19 am
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Arrests

•Michael J. Roussel Jr., 30, of 199 E. 12th St. in Hahnville, was arrested on Aug. 31 and charged with possession of Hydrocodone, improper turn signal, expired tag and open container.

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September 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm
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$1.2 billion Valero project will be complete this year

Construction on a $1.25 billion hydrocracker at Valero’s St. Charles refinery in Norco will be completed by the end of the year, according to an earnings statement released by the company.

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September 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm
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School voucher program has little effect on parish

A total of 27 students from St. Charles Parish have received tuition for private schools under the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP).Read More...
September 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm
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Police searching for man seen taking pictures of children at Norco school

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a man who was seen taking photos of children at Norco Elementary during recess last week.

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September 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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Parish’s Homeland Security director resigns

Following a major undertaking in preparing the parish for Hurricane Isaac and dealing with recovery in its aftermath, Scott Whelchel, the director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Charles, is resigning.

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September 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm
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Man gets 3 years in jail after fatal Norco crash

A Kenner man who police say was over the legal limit for alcohol will serve three years in jail after pleading no contest to a Norco vehicular homicide.

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September 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm
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Get your groove on at ALLIGATOR FEST

More than 30,000 people are expected to descend upon Luling for the Rotary Club’s 33rd annual Alligator Festival to browse crafts from more than 30 vendors, listen to a wide variety of music and chow down on famous south Louisiana delicacies.

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September 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm
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Isaac’s wrath mirrors Katrina for DHS trainer

For the second time in seven years, Destrehan High School athletic trainer George McGovern is left looking for a new residence after a hurricane destroyed his home.

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September 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm
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700-pound alligator caught

By Bobby Cleveland
Mississippi Sportsman

It broke a trolling motor.
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September 26, 2012 at 10:53 am
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'Escape Artist' will be filmed in St. Charles Parish
'Escape Artist' will be filmed in St. Charles Parish
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When filming for the movie, "Escape Artist," begins in spring of next year, the cameras are coming to St. Charles Parish.