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Coyotes continue to make meals of parish pets

Several pets have been reported missing in neighborhoods around the parish and Animal Control Director Angie Robert said coyotes are the likely culprit.
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July 27, 2012 at 8:44 am
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New manager turns focus to improving Fashion’s golf course

When Stacy Francis was a young kid growing up on Hahnville’s Courthouse Lane he was not allowed to play at nearby Fashion Golf & Country Club because of the color of his skin. Instead, he shagged balls for golfers to earn extra pocket change.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:42 am
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Restore Act will provide some funding for West Bank levee

St. Charles Parish stands to receive some funding for the West Bank hurricane protection levee following the signing of the Restore Act earlier this month.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:41 am
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Former Valero director guilty of child porn possession

A former Valero official will serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of pornography involving juveniles and one count of obstruction of justice.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:40 am
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Convicted killer may have sentence reviewed

Carolyn Springman still keeps a box of her murdered son, Jon Springman’s, belongings in the hallway of his childhood home in Metairie. Baseball trophies stick out amongst old report cards, art projects and other assorted papers.

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July 27, 2012 at 8:36 am
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Sheriff says alarm company harrassing residents

Residents across the parish have received constant phone calls informing them that both the FBI and local police have reported an increase of burglaries in the area. But St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says the calls are nothing more than a high-pressure sales pitch for a "free alarm system."

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July 20, 2012 at 8:54 am
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Drastic improvements to East Bank levee make for safer hurricane season

While hurricane season is always a cause for concern for Louisiana residents, those living on the East Bank of St. Charles Parish have been able to breathe a sigh of relief now that they are under protection from a 100-year storm event.

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July 20, 2012 at 8:47 am
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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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Man charged with attempted murder
Man charged with attempted murder
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A man faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder after allegedly attacking his friend with a knife at a St. Rose gas station, resulting in the victim being transported to a hospital for critical care.