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FREE DIRT: Spillway silt available for the taking

Water was not the only thing rushing into the Bonnet Carre Spillway during the full opening this summer. The spillway has loads of sand and silt that it's trying to get rid of.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:36 am
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FBI agent helps Army buddies reunite after 50 years

Norco’s Willy Johnson traveled across the country last month to reunite with a man he had not seen in 60 years. John “Pete” Phelps was more than just Johnson's war buddy - they shared one of the most dangerous jobs of the Korean War and both lived to tell the tale.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Harry Hurst wing playing catch-up after major setback

While three major renovation projects for St. Charles schools are nearing completion this month, the wing addition at Harry Hurst Middle is still playing catch-up after a major setback this summer.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Man will be deported after indecent contact with young girl

A 27-year-old illegal immigrant will be deported after authorities say he had indecent contact with a 13-year-old girl who lives in St. Charles Parish.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Woman pleads guilty in connection with St. Rose death

A Hahnville woman pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to manslaughter in connection with the death of a disabled St. Rose woman who was unable to escape a fire set at her home.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Parish seeks builder for Luling community center

St. Charles Parish has gone out for bids on a new community center to be built next to the Sheriff’s Office complex on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Man found guilty of attempted murder in attack on deputy

A LaPlace man was convicted of attempted first degree murder of a peace officer after authorities say he and his pit bull attacked a deputy during a traffic stop last year.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:22 am
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St. Rose business in top 3 for fastest growth

When Kurt Degueyter started Bottom Line Equipment in 2005 just after Hurricane Katrina, he didn't realize that he was on the fast-track to success.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Credit card thieves target businesses

Two business owners in St. Charles Parish say that a pair of women worked in tandem to distract them while stealing credit cards from their purses. In one of those thefts, the women used the credit cards to go on a $2,500 shopping spree.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:11 am
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Daniel Deese sentenced to 40 years in prison

Sixteen-year-old Daniel Deese pled guilty to manslaughter in August and was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 years in prison - the maximum sentence.Read More...
September 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm
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Sheriff's Reports

Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.Read More...
September 09, 2011 at 9:08 am
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Council delays decision on new Des Allemands boat launch

The St. Charles Parish Council postponed a decision on whether or not to seek a grant for a new boat launch in Des Allemands due to concerns over the 2012 budget. While the move doesn't kill the project, it does delay it for at least a year.
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September 09, 2011 at 9:08 am
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Being dead isn’t excuse when it comes to parish grass ordinance

Alleged murderer Gary Farrell has been in a coma for more than a year, but that doesn't mean his lawn can be neglected.
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September 09, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Courthouse must upgrade security, officials say

Now that the department of motor vehicles has been moved out of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse to a stand-alone facility across the street, parish officials agree that it’s time to enhance security at the government headquarters.
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September 09, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Lee causes minimal damage, flooding in St. Charles

Tropical Storm Lee caused 200 power outages, partial flooding of two Norco homes and led to high water on 31 parish streets over the weekend, according to statistics released by St. Charles Parish.
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September 09, 2011 at 9:03 am
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Rahman Ali tours parish with brother’s biggest fan

Several St. Charles Parish residents gathered together last week in Hahnville for a “Fight Night,” where they watched footage of boxing great Muhammad Ali destroy opponents. But out of the 50 people gathered together in front of the TV, one had a larger than life presence - Ali’s brother Rahman.
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September 09, 2011 at 8:58 am
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St. Rose man at center of 2015 drug bust sentenced
St. Rose man at center of 2015 drug bust sentenced
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A St. Rose man from whose residence police reportedly seized 78 pounds of marijuana, 19 firearms and more than $36,000 in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.