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Train like police at free academy

For the first time ever, residents will get to see what it is like to be a police officer in St. Charles Parish by learning the ins and outs of the department.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Harry Hurst wing delay won’t affect opening date

Construction on a new wing at Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan has been delayed about 100 days while contractors wait for the delivery of steel for the structure.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Luling man charged with raping ex-girlfriend

A Luling man has been arrested after authorities say he forced his way into the home of an ex-girlfriend and raped her before falling asleep in her home.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Coach of ‘Bayou Boys’ passes away days before honor

When a small football team from Des Allemands, who captured the heart of their community 50 years ago, was honored during the Louisiana Catfish Festival there was one notable absence.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Bonnet, Carre saved from spillway flooding, but looking for home

A Des Allemands woman is hoping for a new life for two kittens she found when the Bonnet Carre Spillway was flooded in May.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Locals vie for state seats

Voters still have a few months to register to vote in the October elections this year, but candidates are already announcing their intentions to represent the St. Charles area in state government.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:17 am
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$105 million of schools’ budget goes towards salaries, benefits

The St. Charles Parish School Board unanimously approved a $156-million budget for the 2012 fiscal year, which began on July 1.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Expect delays on Hale Boggs Bridge this weekend

Both the northbound and southbound right lanes and shoulders on the Hale Boggs Bridge will experience closures beginning at 7 p.m. today, July 8, and continuing through 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 for placement of concrete barriers.Read More...
July 08, 2011 at 10:14 am
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I-310: Police arrest man for shooting gun

A 23-year-old Houma man allegedly caught a case of road rage on I-310, shooting a gun in the air multiple times after becoming upset with another driver, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:51 am
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‘Bayou Boys’ honored 50 years later

As part of the Louisiana Catfish Festival, a football team that captured the hearts of the Des Allemands community in 1961 will be honored with a special trophy.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Destrehan tax preparers accused of $2.2 million fraud

The Justice Department is suing to keep two Destrehan women from preparing federal tax returns after they say the two claimed bogus refunds that could total as much as $2.2 million.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Recycling program a big hit

Because of increased demand, St. Charles Parish has added yet another permanent recycling bin in Luling in order take pressure off two other bins that are constantly stuffed with recyclables.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Lung cancer symptoms can be hard to detect

In the United States, one in ever 16 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Stacey Dantin, 48, of Des Allemands joined that statistic in April, and now she and her family are fighting for her life with everything they have.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:17 am
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River destroys Spillway Road

The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has left Spillway Road in bad shape and with more damage than the road suffered in 2008, according to Renee Simpson, St. Charles Parish spokeswoman.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:12 am
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Schools adapt to tech explosion

Starting this fall, the rules about technology will change for some St. Charles Parish students.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:11 am
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Music, fun & Catfish

Each July, thousands of people head to Des Allemands to pay tribute to the area's fishing legacy by enjoying a wide-variety of dishes including catfish platters, catfish sauce piquant and catfish po-boys during the Louisiana Catfish Festival.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Arts Awareness Fest showcasing student talent Saturday
Arts Awareness Fest showcasing student talent Saturday
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Rodney Lafon’s legacy includes serving as St. Charles Parish Schools superintendent for 18 years, but it also certainly reflects his efforts to bring the system to the forefront of arts education.