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Parish receives $6.8 million for West Bank levee

Hurricane protection for the West Bank of St. Charles Parish is getting ever closer to reality with the announcement of $6,751,717 in Statewide Flood Control Program funds going toward the project over a number of years.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Parish unemployment nearly doubles in 3 years

St. Charles Parish boasted the highest weekly wage in the state for the fourth quarter of 2010, but that number does not necessarily mean that the parish’s economy is prospering.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Pay NO taxes on Aug. 5, 6

On Aug. 5-6, St. Charles will be the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Police identify body of Luling bridge jumper

St. Charles Parish authorities say that a body discovered floating in the Mississippi River is that of a man who jumped off of the Hale Boggs Bridge last Wednesday.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:11 am
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3 men sought after shooting, brazen car heist

Police are still searching for a man who shot a woman in the arm after she refused to give up her vehicle in Des Allemands and are now on the lookout for two men who crashed into a car in Destrehan before stealing it.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:10 am
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Oubre will run for Clerk of Court for 10th time

Elections for Clerk of Court and the Assessor’s Office in October will pit a 30-year incumbent against two local professionals and a parish councilman against a former parish emergency director.
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July 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm
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Shotgun-wielding robbers steal frogs from teens

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a group of men that reportedly approached three teens, pulled out a shotgun and stole two frogs.
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July 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm
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Mud racing track plans to open in St. Rose in Sept.

This September, locals can add mud racing to their Saturday night plans.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:51 am
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Coyote prime suspect in sheriff's missing Siamese cat

In the last year, deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office have trapped at least 24 coyotes across the parish but small animals are still being reported missing in the Willowdale area.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:49 am
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1811 slave revolt will be turned into movie

A filmmaker from New York will soon begin shooting a movie about a little-known slave revolt that took place in St. Charles Parish 200 years ago and will need at least 100 extras from the community.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:48 am
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Spillway Road reopens

Spillway Road has been temporarily repaired, and the path through the Bonnet Carre Spillway opened to traffic at 5 p.m. on Monday.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:46 am
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Court dates set for pair of East Bank murder trials

A pair of East Bank murder trials are scheduled for August, and four St. Charles residents will be judged by juries of their peers.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:45 am
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Police searching river after person apparently jumps off bridge

Police are searching the Mississippi River for a person who apparently jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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July 20, 2011 at 9:46 am
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Train like police at free academy

For the first time ever, residents will get to see what it is like to be a police officer in St. Charles Parish by learning the ins and outs of the department.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Harry Hurst wing delay won’t affect opening date

Construction on a new wing at Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan has been delayed about 100 days while contractors wait for the delivery of steel for the structure.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Luling man charged with raping ex-girlfriend

A Luling man has been arrested after authorities say he forced his way into the home of an ex-girlfriend and raped her before falling asleep in her home.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Sirmon headed to Holy Cross, plays in honor of cousin
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Destrehan High School alumnus Will Sirmon IV appeared to have missed his chance to play college football thanks to an Ill-timed shoulder injury that cost him playing time as a senior.