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Man charged with raping young girl, battery of 21-year-old

A 66-year-old Boutte man has been arrested and charged with the aggravated rape and sexual battery of a juvenile as well as the sexual battery and intimidation of a 21-year-old woman, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:35 am
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Montz Park gets facelift as first round of improvements begin

Montz Park is set for its first phase of improvements, which will include constructing a multi-use field, redoing the basketball courts, building pavilions, installing fencing and adding parking.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:28 am
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St. Pierre recovering after heart surgery

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr., 66, successfully underwent heart surgery Tuesday morning to replace an aortic valve.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:27 am
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Crawfish rebound after rough start

Crawfish season got off to a slow start, but is now starting to pick up according to local seafood dealers.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:27 am
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Woman charged with attacking co-worker at home

A 33-year-old St. Rose woman was arrested after authorities say she showed up to a co-workers home with a group of people and began attacking the woman both inside and outside of her residence.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:26 am
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Parish Web site gets high marks in transparency

A national non-profit organization that promotes open government has recognized St. Charles Parish’s website as one of 112 government sites nationwide to exceed rigorous transparency standards.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:26 am
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Former classmates rally around cancer victim defying the odds

After being diagnosed with stage-three pancreatic cancer almost two years ago, Darlene DeHarde is defying the odds and continuing to live, fight and beat the disease.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:26 am
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Specially-trained deputy targets drunk, drugged drivers

Years ago, Lt. George Breedy’s cousin was killed by a drunk driver. Now, Breedy is among the state leaders in DWI arrests and has helped the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office institute a policy that uses warrants to force suspected drunk or drugged drivers into giving blood or urine to determine intoxication.
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March 18, 2011 at 9:59 am
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Pumping station upgrades improving West Bank drainage

Work on a trio of pumping stations on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish is improving drainage in three of the parish’s most populous towns.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Norco murder case put on hold pending sanity hearing of two teens

The case of two Norco teenagers who are charged with murdering an elderly woman has been put on hold and the two will be held without bond while the courts await the outcome of a sanity hearing in juvenile court.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Parish: ATV riders break through pump station gates

Parish officials are asking residents in New Sarpy and Destrehan to be watchful of ATV riders in the area of the Schexnaydre and New Sarpy pumping stations after three recent incidences of vandalism.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Churches offer extra services, add more Masses for lent

Christians throughout St. Charles parish will have plenty of opportunities to worship in the weeks leading up to Easter, no matter what their denomination.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Worker dies after Valero accident

One person was killed and another was injured when an accident occurred at the Valero St. Charles Refinery on Sunday, March 6.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Visitors can play games, win prizes at Biz Fest

Families looking for a fun way to get over the Mardi Gras hangover need to look no further than the Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles, which is breaking with tradition this year by having a game show, a putt-putt golf course, Zumba classes and taekwondo demonstrations.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Family says demon has haunted them for 4 years, gets exorcism

A Des Allemands woman said she is finally rid of a demon that has haunted her family for the last four years.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Krewe of Lul officially canceled

For the first time in 34 years organizers were forced to pull the plug on the Krewe of Lul parade due to severe weather that hit the area on Saturday.

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March 10, 2011 at 8:50 am
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Marilyn Richoux's love for the past helped set St. Charles Parish's future
Marilyn Richoux's love for the past helped set St. Charles Parish's future
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Although Marilyn Richoux has been recognized for her many accomplishments in St. Charles Parish, she readily explains they were only made possible with the help of people equally passionate about preservation.