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Luling burglar sentenced to 35 years

A Westwego man who police say was responsible for several burglaries in St. Charles Parish received 35 years in jail after pleading guilty to four counts of burglary.

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August 01, 2012 at 10:48 am
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Facebook prize goes to Des Allemands woman

Cindy Autin, of Des Allemands, was randomly selected from the Herald-Guide’s list of Facebook friends for the month of July and won a Louisiana Sportsman’s decal.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:48 am
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Tax-free free shopping on Aug. 3-4

On Aug. 3-4, 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 27, 2012 at 8:46 am
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School principals will take lead in bullying investigations

This year the Louisiana legislature passed a bill dealing directly with how school systems should handle bullying.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:46 am
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Coyotes continue to make meals of parish pets

Several pets have been reported missing in neighborhoods around the parish and Animal Control Director Angie Robert said coyotes are the likely culprit.
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July 27, 2012 at 8:44 am
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New manager turns focus to improving Fashion’s golf course

When Stacy Francis was a young kid growing up on Hahnville’s Courthouse Lane he was not allowed to play at nearby Fashion Golf & Country Club because of the color of his skin. Instead, he shagged balls for golfers to earn extra pocket change.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:42 am
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Restore Act will provide some funding for West Bank levee

St. Charles Parish stands to receive some funding for the West Bank hurricane protection levee following the signing of the Restore Act earlier this month.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:41 am
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Former Valero director guilty of child porn possession

A former Valero official will serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of pornography involving juveniles and one count of obstruction of justice.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:40 am
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Convicted killer may have sentence reviewed

Carolyn Springman still keeps a box of her murdered son, Jon Springman’s, belongings in the hallway of his childhood home in Metairie. Baseball trophies stick out amongst old report cards, art projects and other assorted papers.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:36 am
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Sheriff says alarm company harrassing residents

Residents across the parish have received constant phone calls informing them that both the FBI and local police have reported an increase of burglaries in the area. But St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says the calls are nothing more than a high-pressure sales pitch for a "free alarm system."

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July 20, 2012 at 8:54 am
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Drastic improvements to East Bank levee make for safer hurricane season

While hurricane season is always a cause for concern for Louisiana residents, those living on the East Bank of St. Charles Parish have been able to breathe a sigh of relief now that they are under protection from a 100-year storm event.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:47 am
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D.A. will review life sentences after Supreme Court ruling

District Attorney Joel Chaisson has begun research into past cases after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that giving mandatory life sentences to juveniles was unconstitutional.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:46 am
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Man charged with vehicular homicide after fatal Norco crash

A Kenner man was arrested for vehicular homicide more than a month after causing a crash that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old man in Norco.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:45 am
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Former clerk employee pleads guilty

A second former employee with the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Courts Office has pleaded guilty in connection with a ticket-fixing scheme.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:44 am
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Record low for Mississippi River affecting local wetlands

As 55 percent of the country has been swept by one of the most severe droughts in the past 50 years, the Mississippi River has been running at a record low.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:44 am
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Brad Pitt movie films at Destrehan Plantation

An upcoming movie starring Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti and Michael Fassbender filmed a scene inside Destrehan Plantation’s Mule Barn last Wednesday.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:43 am
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Destrehan rally comes up short in round two loss to Barbe
Destrehan rally comes up short in round two loss to Barbe
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Destrehan's season came to an end Friday night as a furious rally came up just short of tying its Class 5A second round playoff game with Barbe, which held on for a 22-14 Class 5A playoff victory at DHS to advance to the Class 5A quarterfinals.