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Lightning blows out windows of Luling home

The recent thunderstorms have provided some much-needed relief to Louisiana soil, but they can also be dangerous. No one knows that better than the Landeche family, who had lightning strike their large oak tree and travel into their house, where it blew out the front windows, burst the water heater and ruined all of their appliances.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Cook up a new hobby

With more than 180 classes from cupcakes and Cajun cooking to finances and photography, the Community Education program has something for everyone. And with about 1,500 people attending the classes each semester, participants are sure to make some new friends.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Minority teachers hard to find, schools say

Finding minority educators for St. Charles Parish has been a challenge to the school district, even though the parish has a higher percentage of minorities than the national average.Read More...
August 19, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Is Hitler’s horse buried in St. Rose?

In the late 1940s, a local doctor, C. Walter Mattingly, bought a prized race horse from Germany. The horse was a chestnut thoroughbred stallion named Nordlicht and it lived on LaBranche Plantation in St. Rose until its death in 1968.Read More...
August 19, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Heartthrobs film in Bayou Gauche

Bayou Gauche is quickly becoming a Hollywood hotspot.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:24 am
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No major damage in library water leak

A water leak under the East Regional Library in Destrehan caused the closure of the building all day on Thursday but did not cause any major damage, according to Head Librarian Mary desBordes.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am
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Sales Tax Holiday shows mixed results

Last weekend’s parishwide sales tax holiday had mixed results for area businesses.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Community reaches out to family after plant explosion

For years, the smiling faces of Warren and Sandra Smith greeted visitors to the German Coast Farmers’ Market, who would come to get their hands on Smith Creamery’s whole, fat-free and chocolate milk, butter and Creole cream cheese.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Decade of diversity is what makes chorus sing

Each month, music can be heard wafting out into the R.K. Smith Middle parking lot as a small group of parishioners comes together to share their love of singing. The 50-person ensemble lifts their voices in harmony and gives a sound to the River Parishes Community Chorus.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Frog heist suspect arrested

Police have arrested a Boutte man they believe pretended to be a Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent in order to coax three teens over to a canal bank before stealing frogs from them.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Police: Man threatens to shoot up courthouse

Photos placed around the parish courthouse ask visitors and personnel to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly told a Kenner doctor that he planned to “take a pistol to the courthouse and shoot up the place.”
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August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Dance club out to cure teen boredom

Tara Phillips was tired of hearing about how her eight children had nothing to do in St. Charles Parish, an area that lacks a mall, movie theater or bowling alley for teens to enjoy.

So she decided to do something about it.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am
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Back in class

Kids are once again donning their backpacks and books for the beginning of a new school year, and a record number are doing so for the first time at Hahnville High School.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Schools will keep tax rate the same

A renewal of the tax rate for the coming year was brought to the School Board table on Wednesday. The renewal will keep the rates at the same level - 56.37 mills - for the third year in a row.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Arc marks 40th year with expanded services

Forty years ago, the St. Charles Women’s Club began a small project to help local families who had members that were mentally or physically disabled.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Woman pleads guilty to cruelty to her children

A St. Rose woman has pled guilty to three counts of cruelty to juveniles after she left her four young children at home alone while she stayed with her boyfriend.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Missing Phillips 66 employee believed to be dead, search still ongoing
Missing Phillips 66 employee believed to be dead, search still ongoing
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Officials believe that the worker missing after the Phillips 66 pipeline explosion in Paradis Thursday is deceased, based on information gathered thus far in their investigation.