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Controversial therapy gives cancer-stricken grandpa hope

In January, Jack Spurlock was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and was told he would live for only a few short months. His family felt helpless and he could only sit at home, waiting to die.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:25 am
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38 on waiting list for 60-room Ashton Manor

Officials finally broke ground on an assisted living center that has been in the works for several years. The center, which will be called Ashton Manor, will be built in Lulingís Ashton Plantation on six acres of land owned by St. Charles Parish Hospital.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
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2011: Gamblers lose $10 million to machines

Despite the state of the economy, residents in St. Charles Parish are still spending plenty of money on video gaming with $29.7 million going into the roughly 324 machines in the area in a 12-month period, according to statistics from the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:21 am
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Rocket show will light up sky on Sunday

Rockets will be launching hundreds of feet into the air over the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Sunday. Cadets with the Civil Air Patrol, the volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, will set off rockets that they built themselves.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:15 am
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ESJ stuns Hahnville, Destrehan falls in overtime

For three quarters, the Hahnville Tigers dominated East St. John at the line of scrimmage as they built up a 21-7 lead. But the Wildcats stormed back in the fourth with three unanswered touchdowns to pull out a 27-21 win that stunned the Tigers.

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October 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm
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District ranks 12th in school performance

District and school performance scores were released last week and St. Charles ranked No. 12 out of 70 districts in the state.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Council will talk about boat launch plans at meeting

The St. Charles Parish Council will discuss plans for two West Bank boat launches at a committee meeting on Tuesday just in time for budget hearings at the end of the month.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:08 am
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Tempers flare at School Board over $2.1 million employee payment

Tempers flared last Wednesday at a St. Charles Parish School Board meeting in which the board approved a one-time payment of $1,000 to all full-time employees and $500 to all part-time employees. The payment will go out in the Nov. 20 payroll checks and will cost the district $2.1 million.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Security camera helps police nab burglary ring

Surveillance equipment can be a powerful tool in law enforcementís fight against crime.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:05 am
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Charges dismissed in hospital sex battery case

All charges have been dropped against a Marrero man who was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a psychiatric patient at St. Charles Parish Hospital, according to court records.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:03 am
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Dow will restart $250 million project, hire hundreds of workers

A Dow plant that was shut down in 2009 will be reopened by the end of 2012. The $250 million project will result in more than 50 permanent jobs and hundreds of construction jobs for the parish.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:02 am
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Industry takes top awards at cook-off

Even though the competition was stiff, with 103 teams showing up to cook jambalaya or gumbo, industry representatives won top honors in three of the four events at the 10th annual Battle for the Paddle last week.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Investigators not sure what caused Boutte blaze

Investigators with the Luling Volunteer Fire Department have been unable to identify the cause of a Boutte fire that destroyed the family home of LSU sophomore running back Alfred Blue.
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October 14, 2011 at 8:55 am
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Rathborne says Luling levee permit unlawful

Rathborne Land Co. L.L.C. and Willowridge Estates L.L.C. have filed a petition against the federal government because they say a permit issued to St. Charles Parish for construction of the West Bank hurricane protection levee is unlawful.
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October 14, 2011 at 8:53 am
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Tigers knock out Bruins, Wildcats fall in overtime

Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin was hopeful that his squad would peak in time for district play. For 80 percent of the game, he got what he wanted.

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October 07, 2011 at 10:46 pm
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Valero begins construction of $330 million renewable diesel plant in Norco

Construction on a $330 million renewable diesel plant at the Valero Norco refinery has begun and the facility should be completed and operating by the end of 2012.
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October 07, 2011 at 4:27 pm
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Running Series finds foothold, strong turnout in St. Charles Parish
Running Series finds foothold, strong turnout in St. Charles Parish
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Children ran around, burned off calories and perhaps began establishing some lifelong healthy habits at the Healthy Kids Running Series kickoff event at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling, and results already indicate the event has become a hit.