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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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Health center will provide an array of new services to East Bank patients

A 28,000 square-foot facility in Norco that will provide healthcare, dentistry, adult day care and behavioral services will have its grand opening on Friday, June 22.

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June 14, 2012 at 10:01 am
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From Senate president to D.A.

The St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s office is in a period of transition.

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June 14, 2012 at 9:59 am
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2 teens arrested in connection with St. Rose murder

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with the murder of 19-year-old Jared Mealey, who was shot several times while sitting in his car in St. Rose on May 29.

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June 14, 2012 at 9:58 am
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Police: Starved horse busts out of Boutte backyard

An emaciated horse that appears to have escaped from a Boutte residence with the help of vandals has been seized from owner Yolanda Breaux by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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June 14, 2012 at 9:58 am
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Sheriff's Office canvasses parish to warn of auto burglaries

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 14, 2012 at 9:19 am
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Father of murdered teen speaks out

A 16-year-old boy who is the prime suspect in the murder of 19-year-old Jared Mealey turned himself in to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office last night.

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June 07, 2012 at 9:26 am
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Church will give away $1,000 in gas on Sunday

King Jesus Ministries will be giving away free gas on Sunday, June 10 immediately following their 10:30 a.m. worship service at the Shell station next to the Herald-Guide office in Boutte.

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June 07, 2012 at 9:25 am
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Controversial State Police ticket program suspended in parish
Controversial State Police ticket program suspended in parish
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St. Charles Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson II said he hopes "a few bad apples" don't jeopardize a program that he believes has made area highways safer.