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After 33 years as D.A., Morel has plenty of highlights, few regrets

Longtime St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel is getting accustomed to his new role as an assistant district attorney after 33 years as the head man.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:14 am
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Parish sewerage rates will increase in August

Beginning in August, St. Charles Parish residents will notice an average increase of approximately $3.08 per month in wastewater fees charged on their monthly water bills.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:14 am
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Former HHS teacher makes movie about Kenner tragedy

A former Hahnville teacher is continuing his streak of highlighting Louisiana’s greatest disasters with a new documentary on the crash of Pan American Flight 759, which killed 153 people in Kenner.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:13 am
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Husband accused of shooting wife, himself

A Norco couple remains in critical condition after a husband reportedly shot his estranged wife in the head with a shotgun before shooting himself in the face.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:07 am
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Husband charged with shooting wife, himself

Police say that a 46-year-old Norco man allegedly shot his wife in the head with a shotgun before shooting himself in the face with the same weapon yesterday.

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June 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm
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West Bank levee funding hits snag, Washington insiders say

The West Bank levee project looks to have hit another snag as Washington insiders representing the parish reveal federal funding is not expected anytime soon.

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June 22, 2012 at 10:54 am
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Father who suffered massive heart attack saved by mother and son

Louise Deist did not know the severity of her 56-year-old husband Henry’s condition when he called her and said he was having trouble breathing.

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June 22, 2012 at 9:25 am
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Summer jobs hard to find for parish teens

By Mya LaGrange

Locally, the most defining factors in a teen’s success in garnering a summer job, whether it be delivering pizzas or manning the cash register, will be promptness and persistence.

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June 22, 2012 at 9:02 am
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Sheriff’s Office visits every home to warn of car break-ins

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has dispatched employees to every home in the parish in order to get the word out about vehicle burglaries.

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June 22, 2012 at 9:01 am
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Schools join lawsuit against voucher program

The St. Charles School Board voted unanimously last week to join at least 14 other school districts in a lawsuit to challenge the state’s expanded student voucher program.

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June 22, 2012 at 9:00 am
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Catfish Festival hopes to lure more visitors in June

For the first time in June, thousands of people will head to Des Allemands to pay tribute to the area’s fishing legacy by enjoying a wide variety of tasty dishes including catfish platters, catfish sauce piquant and catfish po-boys during the Louisiana Catfish Festival.

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June 22, 2012 at 8:57 am
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4 alligators shot dead, dumped at Hahnville boat launch

Four alligators were found shot dead last week at the Highway 3127 boat launch in Hahnville.

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June 22, 2012 at 8:54 am
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Ama woman wins Herald-Guide Facebook contest

Dwan Pitre Veillon, of Ama, was randomly selected from the Herald-Guide’s list of Facebook friends for the month of May and won a Louisiana Sportsman’s T-shirt.Read More...
June 14, 2012 at 10:23 am
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Parish air gets passing grade for second-straight year

Things are looking up for air quality in St. Charles Parish after the area received a ‘C’ grade from the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report for the second-straight year. In many cases a ‘C’ grade may be cause for concern, but after garnering an ‘F’ grade on the report for 15 out of the last 16 years, it is cause for relief in St. Charles.

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June 14, 2012 at 10:07 am
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Police say speed factor in 2 fatal crashes

Two fatal crashes, one in Paradis and another in Norco, are being blamed on high speeds, according to the Louisiana State Police.

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June 14, 2012 at 10:05 am
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Plant loss in Cataouatche not cause for concern, biologist says

Boaters in Lake Cataouatche have noticed that submerged plants in the popular waterway seem to be disappearing, but a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that residents shouldn’t be too concerned.

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June 14, 2012 at 10:05 am
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Destrehan Plantation fest making comeback this weekend
Destrehan Plantation fest making comeback this weekend
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With an additional 8 acres of parking available for this weekend's anticipated 15,000 visitors, the Destrehan Plantation's Fall Festival is back with some new additions.