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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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Family of slain teen scours St. Rose for murder weapon

Family and friends of slain teen Jared Mealey walked the streets of Preston Hollow and old St. Rose on Saturday afternoon passing out 500 flyers offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the gun used in Mealey’s murder.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:41 am
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School district approves $127 million budget

St. Charles Parish Public Schools are anticipating a $1.9 million increase in the school system’s 2013 budget over 2012.

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July 13, 2012 at 9:01 am
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Caregiver charged with forging $3,500 in checks from elderly woman

A St. Rose woman was arrested for allegedly stealing checks from an elderly woman and cashing them.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:59 am
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New Clerk of Court says he will keep close watch on staff

Lance Marino began his new job last week as the parish’s Clerk of Court, and said he will keep close watch on his staff to avoid any improprieties.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:58 am
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Law change will cost hospital millions

Only a few days after the United State Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, funding that would reimburse Louisiana’s charity and rural hospitals for uncompensated care was stripped from a transportation bill that passed through Congress.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:56 am
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Arrest made in connection with Zydeco's armed robbery

Authorities have arrested a 25-year-old Luling man in connection with the armed robbery of two women outside of Zydeco’s II in Boutte, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:55 am
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Soap Doggy-Dog: Car wash goes to the dogs

Drivers taking their vehicles in for a quick wash in Destrehan might be surprised to see families with dogs trailing them into the facility on Longview Drive. But Edmond Tassin, who owns the car wash, sees dollar signs.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:53 am
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Confessed killer out of coma, but won't stand trial for crime

A Luling man who shot himself after confessing to killing a friend has been released to a care facility after coming out of a coma.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:51 am
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Councilman troubled by high water in Willowridge

Councilman Shelly Tastet said the sole reason he first ran for a seat on the St. Charles Parish Council five years ago was to progress the West Bank levee project.

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July 03, 2012 at 1:12 pm
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Truck crashes into rogue bull in Des Allemands

Two men who were traveling in a Toyota truck down WPA Road in Des Allemands ran into a bull that had escaped from an electric fence early Monday morning.

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July 03, 2012 at 1:09 pm
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Golf focus has turned tide at former country club

When Willowdale Country Club closed in November 2011, it seemed destined to share the same fate of other golf courses around the country that disappeared as the economy took a major hit.

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July 03, 2012 at 1:05 pm
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Boutte man accused of impersonating NOPD using homemade outfit
Boutte man accused of impersonating NOPD using homemade outfit
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A Boutte man accused of impersonating a police officer as he went door to door asking for money was arrested last week and charged with false impersonation of a peace officer.