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Curfew violators arrested during first night of summer vacation

During the first night of summer vacation, 14 vehicles were burglarized in Destrehan and Montz, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne. Several juveniles were also arrested for violating curfew.
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May 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm
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Parish gets $800,000 grant for sewer rehab

Wastewater collection lines along 26 streets in old Luling and Boutte are set for refurbishment thanks to an $800,000 Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant recently awarded to the parish by the State of Louisiana.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:21 am
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Takeover of Sunset District by parish likely to be on hold

The Sunset Drainage District may be able to save itself from being taken over by the St. Charles Parish Council.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:20 am
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Men plead guilty in connection with theft of prostitute

Two men who police say lured a prostitute to an Ama home in order to rob her were sentenced to six months in prison after both pleaded guilty to amended charges.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:20 am
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Teen curfew will be strictly enforced this summer

A day after 12 cars were burglarized near apartment complexes on Woodland Drive in Boutte last Wednesday, Sheriff Greg Champagne sent out an email alert warning residents about the parish’s curfew law.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:19 am
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Police: Boutte man fires shots at co-worker

A Boutte man was allegedly shot at several times by a co-worker hours after the two got into an argument about money, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:18 am
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Kids will get down, dirty at Swamp School

Reality shows that take place in the picturesque swamps of Louisiana are a national craze and St. Charles Parish will try to offer that same sense of adventure to children in the area this summer.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:17 am
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Herald-Guide offers monthly prizes in facebook contest

The St. Charles Herald-Guide will hold a random drawing every month and award a prize to someone who is a fan of the newspaper’s page on Facebook. The page can be found by going to www.facebook.com/heraldguide.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:16 am
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HHS grad wins $10,000 on national TV show

Though Bayou Gauche native Abby Thibodaux is only 21 years old, she has already scratched off one of the biggest items on her bucket list – appearing on CMT’s "The Singing Bee."

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May 17, 2012 at 10:15 am
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Flare incident at Shell raises questions

Intense flaring and plumes of smoke that occurred over a two-day period at Shell Chemical at the Motiva Enterprises facility in Norco last week have been blamed on a storm that resulted in a mechanical breakdown.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:13 am
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12 auto burglaries reported in Boutte

Nearly 12 cars were burglarized near apartment complexes on Woodland Drive in Boutte early Thursday, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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May 11, 2012 at 9:21 am
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Council asks state to prevent U-turns on portion of U.S. 90

The St. Charles Parish Council is urging the state to install "No U-Turn" signs along Highway 90 in Luling between Barton Avenue and Coronado Drive.

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May 10, 2012 at 10:04 am
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Teachers voice concern with state education changes

A room full of St. Charles Parish Public Schools teachers and school administrators waited in the Professional Learning Center in Luling last Wednesday. The crowd had been notified upon arrival that State Superintendent John White was delayed by a lightning storm battering Interstate 10 east of Baton Rouge. The room buzzed with conversation as the wait continued. The local educators were anticipating a talk from White on sweeping changes to the state’s education system that were signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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May 10, 2012 at 10:03 am
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Sightings of rare brown widow spiders on the rise across state

Reports of deadly brown widow spiders are coming in from across the state and the arachnids are likely in the area, St. Charles Parish County Agent Renč Schmit said.

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May 10, 2012 at 10:02 am
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Warm winter triggers termites to swarm earlier than usual

While warm winter weather caused termites to swarm earlier than usual, residents shouldn’t worry that home infestations will increase drastically this summer, according to St. Charles Parish County Agent Renč Schmit.

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May 10, 2012 at 10:02 am
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Planning commish did not violate ethics law, judges say

The state’s Ethics Adjudicatory Board has ruled that a member of the St. Charles Parish Planning and Zoning Commission and his wife did not violate ethics law when they applied for and received a zoning change for property they own on Highway 90 in Luling.

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May 10, 2012 at 10:00 am
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This weekend's festival will feature Cajun fiddler Amanda Shaw
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Anticipating a crowd of nearly 25,000 people, this weekend’s Alligator Festival will feature South Louisiana delicacies, crafts and a rocking entertainment lineup featuring Louisiana’s sweetheart Amanda Shaw.