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Burglars strike in Luling during Thanksgiving holiday

Four homes in Luling’s Mimosa Park neighborhood were burglarized during the Thanksgiving weekend while the homeowners were out of town, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

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December 02, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Nuclear plant workers exposed to unplanned radiation

Workers at Entergy’s Waterford 3 nuclear power plant were exposed to unplanned doses of radiation during a 2009 refueling outage, according to a final determination issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week.

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December 02, 2011 at 9:26 am
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New emergency room will open early next year

A new emergency department at St. Charles Parish Hospital should be usable by early March of next year if construction continues as planned.

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November 23, 2011 at 11:11 am
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$81,000 raised for Boutte family who lost home in fire

Approximately $81,000 in donations has been raised to help LSU running back Alfred Blue and his family after a fire destroyed their home in September, according to LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette.

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November 23, 2011 at 10:28 am
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Marino elected Clerk of Court

St. Charles will have a new clerk of court next year after run-off elections were held last weekend.

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November 23, 2011 at 10:27 am
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Valero official faces child porn charges

The director of human resources and public affairs for Valero St. Charles Refinery was arrested after authorities say they discovered child pornography on his home computer during an undercover investigation.

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November 23, 2011 at 10:26 am
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Former Lions Club secretary guilty of stealing $147,000

Allemands woman pleaded guilty to stealing $147,000 from the Luling/Boutte Lions Club while working as the organization’s secretary.
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November 23, 2011 at 10:25 am
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Community bands together to feed 200 for Thanksgiving

Four community organizations have come together to make sure that nearly 200 parish residents will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal.

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November 23, 2011 at 10:24 am
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Season retail jobs hard to find in St. Charles

Getting temporary work during the holidays is a great way to earn some extra spending money, but seasonal jobs are few and far between in St. Charles this year.

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November 18, 2011 at 10:53 am
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Parish launches iPhone app to lure businesses

St. Charles Parish visitors and potential business investors are now able to access parish information with the tap of a finger with the release of the new iSCP application for iPhone.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:56 am
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Des Allemands couple charged with burglary of gun, prescription drugs

Two Des Allemands residents have been arrested after authorities say they stole several prescription medications and a gun from a neighbor and then refused to open their door to deputies.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:56 am
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Western Tie-in to tie up Hwy. 90 traffic for 5 months

Already faced with increased dump truck traffic on Highway 90, residents traveling on the highway will be forced through single-lane detours on both sides of the road for around five months early next year, according to Corps of Engineers spokesman Jeff Williams.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:48 am
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Despite rumors, Shriners’ soccer fields not for sale

Local soccer players are very familiar with the large lot next to the Jerusalem Shrine Center in Destrehan that has been used for youth sports programs for more than 15 years.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:47 am
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Final bike path phase links St. Charles with Jefferson, St. John

Eight years after the first phase started construction, a final phase of the East Bank Multi-Use Mississippi Levee Path in St. Charles is set to link Jefferson and St. John the Baptist parishes.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:45 am
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Pier 90 launch forced to close during remainder of duck season

Pier 90’s boat launch has been forced to close during the remainder of duck season due to ongoing work on the Western Tie-In, which is designed to connect hurricane protection levees in West Jefferson with the Mississippi River levees in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:44 am
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Voters will decide next clerk of court, state rep Saturday

After the October elections left numerous local seats undecided, a run-off election this Saturday will determine the next St. Charles clerk of court, state representatives for Districts 56 and 57, state senator for District 2 and BESE member for District 2.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Mississippi River expected to crest at 16.5 feet,  but not enough to force opening of spillway
Mississippi River expected to crest at 16.5 feet, but not enough to force opening of spillway
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Heavy rains from the North and Midwest are expected to make the Mississippi River crest at 16.5 feet by May 28, just narrowly missing the “trigger” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers relies on to open the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway.