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Could discovery change understanding of universe?

A physics professor who grew up in Destrehan and was part of a group that made a huge scientific breakthrough last year, is now closer to unlocking a mystery that could change the basic understanding of the universe.
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June 17, 2011 at 10:38 am
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Copper thieves target homes, businesses and restaurants

Copper theft in St. Charles Parish is an ongoing chronic problem that residents need to watch out for, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:34 am
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Woman doctor-shopped in 2 states, police say

Police have arrested a Des Allemands woman they say traveled to doctors in Louisiana and Texas to have multiple prescriptions filled and would then sell some of the drugs.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Kiddies search for piggies at local businesses

Have you been seeing pigs around the parish?
St. Charles Parish libraries have hidden 18 pigs - mascots for their young summer reading program - in local businesses to promote reading in the parish. Kids who find the mascots can bring them to any library branch for a prize.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Police on lookout for man who made lewd gestures

A woman shopping at Winn-Dixie in Destrehan told police that a man parked behind her and began making lewd and obscene comments.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Former paperboy living sweet life running sugar cane mill in Costa Rica

Brian Campbell’s life is all about sugar. The Luling native spends his days managing more than 20,000 acres of sugar cane, but he’s doing it far from home.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:16 am
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New animal shelter gets builder

St. Charles Parish Animal Control workers will soon say goodbye to the building that has housed stray cats and dogs in the parish for nearly 30 years.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:14 am
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$510 million Waterford project delayed until ‘12

A $510 million project that called for the replacement of both steam generators and the pressure head at Waterford 3 this year has been delayed until the fall of 2012, according to Entergy spokesman Carl Rhode.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Spending bill would limit state funding to schools

A spending plan for public schools is advancing through the Louisiana legislature that would keep state funding per student for public schools at the same amount for the third year in a row. The almost $3.4 billion plan, called the Minimum Foundation Program, would not provide the 2.75 percent increase that schools used to get annually to cover rising health and retirement costs.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:12 am
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Record percentage of 8th graders advance to high school

With the end of another school year comes the state testing results for St. Charles public schools, and on the whole, parish schools did better on iLEAP, LEAP and GEE tests across the board with a record number of eighth graders advancing to high school.
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June 02, 2011 at 3:06 pm
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Parish picks up summer lunch tab for children, teens

Once again, St. Charles Parish is shelling out the dough to make sure children and teens under the age of 18 receive a free, piping-hot meal for lunch during the summer.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:51 pm
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Police still searching for alleged credit card thief

Authorities are still searching for a woman they believe used a duplicated credit card at two Wal-Marts to charge more than $1,000 of merchandise.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:50 pm
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Plantation will show off new attractions during Family Day

For the first time ever, Destrehan Plantation will host Family Day, billed as a way for residents to take a look at all the plantation has to offer for a low price while participating in free horse rides, games and giveaways.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:49 pm
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Grandma tried to cover up dog attack, police say

A grandmother has been booked with second degree cruelty to a juvenile after authorities say she failed to seek treatment for her handicapped granddaughter, who had been attacked by a dog.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:46 pm
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4 children left alone overnight placed with child services

A St. Rose woman was arrested last week after she allegedly left her four young children at home alone overnight.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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Realtors lobby against new home taxes

Lawmakers and realtors across the state are taking preemptive action to stop the implementation of new taxation on real estate sales.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:43 pm
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Norco woman giving back after surviving serious car accident
Norco woman giving back after surviving serious car accident
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As soon as Amanda Thomas could walk again from a serious car accident, she went to the Matthew 24:35 Food Pantry to help feed her family.