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Luling levee permit approved

The Army Corps of Engineers finally signed a permit on Friday to construct the Willowridge Phase, or Phase II, of the West Bank hurricane protection levee after years of prep work and consideration by various state and federal agencies.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:29 am
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View, comment on new land use plan online

After two years of information gathering and analysis, a complete draft of St. Charles Parish's new comprehensive land use plan will be made available for public viewing and comment.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:50 am
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Residents clash with parish over Sunset Drainage District

About 50 parishioners butted heads with parish officials on Tuesday night during a town hall meeting about possibly disbanding the board of the Sunset Drainage District.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:49 am
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Nearly half of termite samples are from most aggressive species

‘Tis the season of termites, as swarms of the destructive insects are being spotted flying together near street lamps throughout the parish. And nearly half of the termite samples that are being collected are of the most aggressive species - Formosan.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:48 am
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Teen drowns in Des Allemands

A 14-year-old boy drowned on Sunday while swimming with friends in Lac Des Allemands, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:47 am
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Long-awaited library opens doors in Paradis

Residents in Paradis, Des Allemands and Bayou Gauche finally got the chance to walk into their own library on Monday when a new 6,200-square-foot branch opened on the corner of Audubon and Fonda streets.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:46 am
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1 foreclosure a day filed in St. Charles

From May 2010 to April 2011, almost 450 foreclosures were filed in St. Charles Parish, which equates to more than one foreclosure a day.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:32 am
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8 agencies investigate school finances

In the past three years, the St. Charles Parish school district has been investigated by eight different entities after complaints were filed by individuals regarding the district's accounts payable.

The cost of dealing with all of these investigations is piling up.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:30 am
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Car hit by ‘random’ gunfire on Hwy. 90

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating complaints of random gunfire on Highway 90, which included a vehicle being struck by a bullet.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:29 am
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Man charged with pulling gun, throwing knife

A 56-year-old Des Allemands man was arrested and booked with aggravated assault after authorities say he pointed a shotgun at another man and also tried to throw a knife at him.
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May 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm
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8 juveniles arrested after rash of car burglaries

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has made eight arrests in connection with vehicle burglaries that took place in Mimosa and Destrehan.
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May 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm
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Accused killer still in coma

Alyce Mongrue loved her sister, Ginger Allen. When Allen was killed in September 2010, Mongrue was left with many questions but few answers. Mongrue passed away on Friday before she could receive any of the answers she had been waiting for.
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May 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm
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Animal abuse citations rise

Last year was busy for Animal Control workers and St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies when it came to cracking down on animal cruelty, and this year is shaping up to be even worse.
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May 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm
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Great Flood

The Bonnet Carre Spillway was opened for the tenth time in its 80-year history on Monday and the nutrient-rich Mississippi River water now flowing through the area will provide a boost to nearby wetlands, according to a local environmentalist.
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May 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm
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Pier 90 marina closes

For many fishermen, the best way to get to Lake Cataouatche is to launch at Pier 90 and make the four-mile boat ride along Bayou Verret.
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May 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm
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2 shot to death in Des Allemands

Two people are dead in what police are calling a murder/suicide that took place in Des Allemands on Monday night.
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May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm
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Hahnville native fights to win cancer battle
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Calling herself “a bald-headed fighting ninja,” Hahnville native Meghan Schexnayder is far from kidding when she’s fighting her third round of cancer.