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Council overrides St. Pierre veto

The St. Charles Parish Council overrode a veto by Parish President V.J. St. Pierre that would have removed a cap on the pay raises he can give his top appointees.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:20 am
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Grandmother says age doesn’t define those who can adopt

With two children in high school, Betty Bye thought that her time as a parent was nearly up. She was 45 and ready to start the next phase of her life. Then, her daughter got pregnant as a freshman in high school and Bye took over the care of her new granddaughter, Raelyn.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:16 am
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Cancer claims one of parish's best-known Germans

On Nov. 14, a businesswoman who was one of the community's most memorable characters passed away.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:13 am
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Destrehan engineer gets 6-month sentence

Destrehan engineer Ray Davezac will spend six months in a halfway house and pay a $20,000 fine after he pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery by paying $5,000 to a car dealership to benefit former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:11 am
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Ministry makes sure Christmas doesn’t pass by children of inmates

A local church is doing their part to make sure that the children of prisoners across Louisiana will not miss Christmas this year.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:10 am
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Black Friday: Retailers pull out all stops to lure shoppers

Several area retailers are trying to entice local shoppers with huge sales and specials on Black Friday, but most say that their busiest times are in the morning before residents head to larger retailers and in the evenings when they return.
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November 24, 2010 at 11:08 am
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Tigers' season ends with 35-14 loss to STM

Trailing 21-0 at the half, the Hahnville Tigers fought back with a second-half surge that included 14 straight points, but the STM Cougars pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 35-14 victory.

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November 20, 2010 at 1:11 am
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Luling teachers stick up for school

Teachers and School Board members maintain that Luling Elementary offers a quality education, despite the challenges it faces.
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November 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm
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Man charged with ramming ex-girlfriend’s car

A 24-year-old Des Allemands man was arrested after authorities say he followed his ex-girlfriend and rammed the truck he was driving into the back of her car, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:16 am
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Essential items needed for soldiers

Christmas is the time of the year that most people get to spend spreading cheer and reminiscing with family and friends, but for thousands of soldiers overseas, that is not a possibility.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:15 am
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Faithful say they can feel Jesus' presence in chapel

Twenty years ago, a group of Catholics got together and built a chapel on River Road in Ama near St. Mark’s church. This wasn’t just any chapel. It was a perpetual adoration chapel where the Eucharist, which Catholics believe is the body of Christ, is exposed in a Monstrance.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:12 am
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HHS students, faculty mourn tragic loss of athlete, cadet

Hahnville sophomore Matt Scaruffi, who died tragically of a gunshot wound last week, is remembered as a model student who loved football and was respected by all of his teammates.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Bankruptcies continue to rise

The astronomical price of insurance, combined with ever increasing mortgage rates, is having a huge affect on citizens of St. Charles Parish, leading to a large upswing in the amount of bankruptcies in the area.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:03 am
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Suspected killer remains in coma

On Sept. 22, Gary Farrell called the police and told them that he had killed a woman and left her body in a car in the St. Charles Parish Hospital parking lot. He then barricaded himself in his home on Luling Avenue and forced a six-hour standoff with police before allegedly shooting himself in the head.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:02 am
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Willowdale gets offer from local investors

Willowdale Country Club has received an offer from a group of local investors who live in the area to buy the assets of the club for approximately $660,000. The exact amount would be based on the amount owed to the bank by the club at the closing.
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November 19, 2010 at 9:01 am
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Councilwoman urges railroad to cut down on wait times

For Councilwoman Carolyn Schexnaydre, the derailment of eight Canadian National train cars in Destrehan in late October was the final straw for the railroad company.
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November 19, 2010 at 1:14 am
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Commission proposes to realign Hwy. 90 in Boutte
Commission proposes to realign Hwy. 90 in Boutte
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Despite it taking a year to determine the status of the proposed I-310 flyover ramp to address the area’s mounting backup traffic on U.S. Highway 90, the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is seeking approval for an alternative that could save years, cost and possibly lives.