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Schools’ hiring process called into question...again

Concerns over the school district’s hiring practices were brought up again during a recent School Board Personnel Committee meeting. This time, several board members questioned Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon’s recommendation to hire a candidate for a router position in the transportation department who happened to be black. The router prepares the bus routes and manages bus driver schedules.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Officer’s past comes back to bite drug operation

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has asked District Attorney Harry Morel to drop pending charges against 60 people arrested in an undercover drug operation last year after an officer involved in the sting lied to authorities about his arrest record.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Gator Fest

Around 45,000 people, and some live alligators, are expected to descend upon St. Charles Parish for the Rotary Club’s 31st annual Alligator Festival.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:46 am
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Traffic delays push Hwy. 90 work to nights

After day construction caused one headache of a traffic jam on Highway 90 last Friday, Barriere Construction has decided to perform a majority of the work on the $5.2 million project at night.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:44 am
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Luling murder suspect shoots himself

Gary Farrel, 52, of Luling Avenue, shot himself after a standoff with police that lasted hours on Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.
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September 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm
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Hahnville, Destrehan both fall

For the second straight year, Lutcher beat Hahnville in a shootout, winning 42-28 to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season.Read More...
September 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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Lane closures on Hwy. 90

One-lane closures will take place on Highway 90 in St. Charles Parish from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the next two weeks.Read More...
September 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm
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50 race in 9.11K to remember fallen

Fifty residents took part in the first annual 9.11K Run-Walk-Bike, which was to remember those that tragically lost their lives nine years ago while also raising food and money for the needy. Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm
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Texting during meeting distracts council, says Hogan

While the council voted against a Paul Hogan resolution that would have banned texting and surfing the Internet during meetings, Hogan said he is not done with the issue.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:34 pm
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Piece of Pentagon will honor Norco native killed on 9/11

On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, taps were played over a memorial dedicated to St. Charles native Lt. Col. Robert J. Hymel at the exact time that the plane had crashed into the Pentagon in 2001, killing Hymel at age 55.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm
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Council could seek garbage proposals

St. Charles Parish Council members will consider requesting proposals for garbage collection after SDT Waste and Debris services made the parish an offer that would save residents around $1.4 million over the next five years.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:26 pm
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Hurst, J.B. Martin wings make room for 6th graders

The long-awaited wing expansions at Harry Hurst and J. B. Martin middle schools will begin construction this October.
The two new buildings will make room at the schools for their first 6th grade classes.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm
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Mother, son battle school bullying nightmare for years

Editor’s note: Because the mother interviewed wished to remain anonymous to protect her child from further bullying, we will call her Jane Smith and we will call her son Trey Smith in this story.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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Council: Give us a turn lane on Barton

The St. Charles Parish Council has asked the state Department of Transportation and Development to install a right turning lane, as well as left turning signals, on Barton Avenue to alleviate congestion.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm
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Mystery surrounds airplane in the bayou

An airplane that crashed in Bayou Des Allemands decades ago has drawn the interest of a local man who has been trying to solve the mystery for nearly a year but has made little headway.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm
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Father wrecks into spillway canal after having seizure

A 29-year-old man had a seizure while driving his family back from a fishing trip at the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Sunday, which caused his vehicle to slide down the east guide levee and sink into a canal, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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St. Charles Parish native accused of shooting deputy gets bond reduction
St. Charles Parish native accused of shooting deputy gets bond reduction
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The trial of John Paul Devillier, charged with attempted first-degree murder of St. Charles Parish Cpl. Burt Hazeltine in April of last year, has been delayed and his bond reduced.