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Teacher accused of molesting student was kicked out of Army

An R.K. Smith physical education teacher who was recently arrested for molesting a student was arrested in 1997 and forced to resign from the Army, according to federal arrest records.

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May 31, 2012 at 8:44 am
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Father charged with making threats on Facebook will avoid jail time

A man who was arrested after allegedly making threats towards School Board members, policemen, firemen and the national guard was ordered to attend a rehabilitation program and will avoid jail time if the process is completed.

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May 31, 2012 at 8:44 am
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Only 2 parish private schools participate in voucher program

Applications have begun rolling into private schools in St. Charles Parish that are participating in the first year of the expanded Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence program. Read More...
May 31, 2012 at 8:43 am
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First murder reported in over a year

Jared C. Mealey, 19, of St. Rose was found shot to death Tuesday night according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. Read More...
May 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm
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Herald-Guide hires editorial intern

Mya LaGrange is the newest summer intern at the St. Charles Herald Guide.

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May 25, 2012 at 9:12 am
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Locals chip in to help young girl with leukemia

Kelly Richards and Tracie Landry first met at Hahnville High School where both graduated in 1995. The two were not married until years later after Tracie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Louisiana State University and Kelly graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Originally from Luling, the couple now live with their children in a community north of Seattle, Wash. due to Kelly’s career as a Navy pilot.

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May 25, 2012 at 9:10 am
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Man police say impersonated cop pleads guilty to lesser charge

A Baton Rouge man who authorities say pretended to be a policeman while assisting a driver with a flat tire in Destrehan was sentenced to 75 days in prison after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disturbing the peace.

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May 25, 2012 at 9:06 am
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Labradors warn diabetics to changes in blood sugar

By Mya LaGrange

Jeremiah Gerlach, 8, has been living with diabetes for the last five years, which means his mother must check his blood sugar range throughout the night to make sure his levels are normal.

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May 25, 2012 at 9:06 am
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School Board limits public comments at end of meeting

The St. Charles Parish School Board voted last week to eliminate a rule that allowed members of the public to freely address the board at the end of each meeting.

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May 25, 2012 at 9:04 am
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Parish psych beds full

Amidst recent cuts in mental healthcare expenditures on the state level and within New Orleans area hospitals, those who work with the mentally ill in St. Charles Parish say there is a definite local effect.

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May 25, 2012 at 9:03 am
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Curfew violators arrested during first night of summer vacation

During the first night of summer vacation, 14 vehicles were burglarized in Destrehan and Montz, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne. Several juveniles were also arrested for violating curfew.
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May 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm
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Parish gets $800,000 grant for sewer rehab

Wastewater collection lines along 26 streets in old Luling and Boutte are set for refurbishment thanks to an $800,000 Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant recently awarded to the parish by the State of Louisiana.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:21 am
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Takeover of Sunset District by parish likely to be on hold

The Sunset Drainage District may be able to save itself from being taken over by the St. Charles Parish Council.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:20 am
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Men plead guilty in connection with theft of prostitute

Two men who police say lured a prostitute to an Ama home in order to rob her were sentenced to six months in prison after both pleaded guilty to amended charges.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:20 am
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Teen curfew will be strictly enforced this summer

A day after 12 cars were burglarized near apartment complexes on Woodland Drive in Boutte last Wednesday, Sheriff Greg Champagne sent out an email alert warning residents about the parish’s curfew law.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:19 am
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Police: Boutte man fires shots at co-worker

A Boutte man was allegedly shot at several times by a co-worker hours after the two got into an argument about money, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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May 17, 2012 at 10:18 am
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School board member questions letter grading of public schools, but not charter schools
School board member questions letter grading of public schools, but not charter schools
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While public schools are subject to performance review and letter grades each year by the Louisiana Education Department, the same is not true for all charter schools — and at least one St. Charles Parish school board member believes it's well past time for that to change.