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Community center ground breaking set for next month

Even though the lowest bid for a new community center in Luling came in $500,000 higher than the estimated cost, St. Charles Parish will move forward with the project.Read More...
November 04, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Destrehan man gets 7 years for vehicular homicide

A 36-year-old Destrehan man was sentenced to seven years in jail, with four years suspended, after crashing into and killing a Raceland man that was standing near his truck on the side of I-310 on New Year’s Day.Read More...
November 04, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Struck, bitten employees account for 41 percent of school comp claims

Workers’ compensation costs have gone down for St. Charles Parish Schools in recent years, but the nature of the claims may surprise some parishioners.Read More...
November 04, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Charges dropped, reduced against men in Luling frog heist

Charges have been reduced against one man and dropped against another who were both arrested in connection with a Luling frog robbery in July.
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November 04, 2011 at 8:58 am
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Go BIG or go HOME

In rivalries, it’s said that you can throw the records of the two teams involved out of the window because something more important than a win or loss is at stake - pride.
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November 04, 2011 at 8:58 am
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Rare parasite preys on man’s liver for 3 years

Three years ago, Destrehan native Randy Butler Jr. was working in Africa when he was bitten by what he believes was an ant or spider. The bug infected Randy with an amoeba – the same parasite that killed one Louisiana man earlier this year. The amoeba wreaked havoc on his body, causing him to need a liver transplant and kidney dialysis.


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November 04, 2011 at 8:54 am
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Deputy arrested, charged with seatbelt ticket forgery

Sheriff Greg Champagne reports the arrest of St. Charles Parish Deputy William S. Marciante, Jr. on various charges related to the forgery of seatbelt citations while working grant funded overtime.

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November 02, 2011 at 11:53 am
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Hahnville beats Ehret, Destrehan falls to Bonnabel

With only seconds left to go in the game and John Ehret seven yards from tying the score, the Hahnville defense held tough and forced an incomplete pass on fourth down to seal the 28-21 Tiger win on Friday night.

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October 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm
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Keep trick-or-treaters safe by checking for sex offenders

Children all across the parish will be dressed up in their scariest outfits on Monday night as they go door-to-door to collect bags of candy. But while the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said Halloween is typically safe, there are still things both parents and kids need to watch out for besides ghouls and goblins.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:39 am
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Schools allow some students to bring personal tech devices to class

From laptops and Promethean Boards to iPods and avatars, St. Charles Parish Schools have technology covered. Now the district is taking their technology program a step further and inviting some select students to bring their own personal devices to school.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Clerk of court, state rep will be decided in November

Almost all of the incumbents will keep their seats after last weekend’s election, but a run-off race will be held to decide the clerk of court and state representative for the 56th District in November.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Mystery, tragedy give plantations haunted history

With Halloween approaching, residents and visitors from outside the parish will make their way to the Destrehan and Ormond plantations, hopeful that they might catch sight of one of the mansions’ supposed ghosts.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:30 am
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750 attend funeral for DHS graduate killed in car wreck

Norco resident Daniel Roussel passed away after sustaining injuries in a car accident last week, but his family is hoping to keep his memory alive through a memorial foundation.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Stage set for levee land acquisition

A consulting firm helping St. Charles Parish secure land for the Luling phase of the West Bank hurricane protection levee expects all land necessary for the levee’s construction to be obtained by January.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:26 am
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Man gets 12 years for attempted murder

A LaPlace man was sentenced to 12 years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder after shooting his then-girlfriend five times in the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Nostalgia reigns at Ama’s unique airport

Hidden down River Road in the community of Ama is a small private airstrip and hangar that a lot of people in St. Charles do not realize exists.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Arc of St. Charles holds Thrift store grand opening
Arc of St. Charles holds Thrift store grand opening
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Last Thursday’s ribbon cutting marked the Arc of St. Charles’ new Cajun Village Thrift Store site, as well as its grand opening.