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Law change will cost hospital millions

Only a few days after the United State Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, funding that would reimburse Louisiana’s charity and rural hospitals for uncompensated care was stripped from a transportation bill that passed through Congress.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:56 am
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Arrest made in connection with Zydeco's armed robbery

Authorities have arrested a 25-year-old Luling man in connection with the armed robbery of two women outside of Zydeco’s II in Boutte, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:55 am
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Soap Doggy-Dog: Car wash goes to the dogs

Drivers taking their vehicles in for a quick wash in Destrehan might be surprised to see families with dogs trailing them into the facility on Longview Drive. But Edmond Tassin, who owns the car wash, sees dollar signs.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:53 am
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Confessed killer out of coma, but won't stand trial for crime

A Luling man who shot himself after confessing to killing a friend has been released to a care facility after coming out of a coma.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:51 am
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Councilman troubled by high water in Willowridge

Councilman Shelly Tastet said the sole reason he first ran for a seat on the St. Charles Parish Council five years ago was to progress the West Bank levee project.

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July 03, 2012 at 1:12 pm
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Truck crashes into rogue bull in Des Allemands

Two men who were traveling in a Toyota truck down WPA Road in Des Allemands ran into a bull that had escaped from an electric fence early Monday morning.

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July 03, 2012 at 1:09 pm
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Golf focus has turned tide at former country club

When Willowdale Country Club closed in November 2011, it seemed destined to share the same fate of other golf courses around the country that disappeared as the economy took a major hit.

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July 03, 2012 at 1:05 pm
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Clerk of Court says employee scandal contributed to election loss

Former Clerk of Court Charlie Oubre sat at a lunch table in the inner confines of the Clerk of Court’s office on the lower level of the St. Charles Parish courthouse. He had two days left as the Clerk of Court, a position he held for the past 33 years.

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July 03, 2012 at 9:02 am
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Police: Naked man takes towel for walk in Luling

A 40-year-old Arkansas man, who police say was intoxicated, was seen walking around in Luling near River Road wearing only a towel, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:21 am
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Animal cruelty charges to stick in escaped horse saga

An emaciated horse that escaped from the yard of Yolanda Breaux’s residence on Sharon Avenue in Boutte two weeks ago is still in the custody of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:19 am
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Topcats headline parish fireworks show

For more than two decades, parish residents have made an annual trek to the West Bank Bridge Park during the Fourth of July week for an evening filled with music, food, fun and, most importantly, a fireworks show that is expected to last 20 minutes.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:18 am
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Teen murder suspects blame each other for St. Rose killing

Two St. Charles Parish residents being held for the May 29 murder of Jared Mealey in St. Rose have each said the other did the shooting.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:17 am
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Man charged with vehicular homicide after Paradis wreck

A New Iberia man who was involved in a fatal crash on Highway 90 in Paradis has been booked with vehicular homicide.

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June 29, 2012 at 9:15 am
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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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Killona woman's new hobby becomes sleeping mats for homeless
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Claudia Washington of Killona was looking for a new hobby to enjoy. She's found it, and through that, also a way to lend a helping hand to those in need.