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Board members discuss whether year-round schooling would increase scores

With a new rating system going into effect and the state raising the bar for public school performance, St. Charles Parish decided last week to research year-round schools in the hopes that it would bring up performance scores and keep kids learning all year long. School Board member John Smith brought up year-round school during a Jan. 18 committee meeting as something the school district needs to start looking into.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm
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New school rating system called misleading

Children in St. Charles Parish will no longer be attending two and three star schools this fall. Their schools will be rated as B, C and D schools by the state starting in October.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm
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Valero plans to sink $1.5 billion into Norco refinery

After receiving federal backing in the form of a $241 million loan guarantee, Valero will move forward with plans to build a renewable diesel plant at their Norco refinery.Read More...
January 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm
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Teacher’s death second tragedy to strike R.K. Smith faculty

R.K. Smith Middle School faculty and students are mourning their second loss in less than two years as a teacher was killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Jan. 13.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:41 am
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Crime decreases by 5.8 percent in 2010

Lower numbers of rapes, assaults, burglaries and thefts led to a 5.8 percent decrease in St. Charles Parish crime in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to FBI crime statistics.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Arrest made in Circle K robbery

A 32-year-old Eunice man was arrested after authorities say he robbed the Boutte Circle K on Jan. 6.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:20 am
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Police: Mother left child outside in cold for 3 hours

A 38-year-old Destrehan mother was charged with cruelty to a juvenile after authorities say her 5-year-old daughter was locked out of the house for more than three hours.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Council to decide on overturning fireworks ban

The St. Charles Parish Council will vote on whether or not to allow both the sale and popping of fireworks inside parish limits at their Jan. 24 meeting.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:18 am
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Hundreds rally around life, legacy of MLK

Around 150 parish residents marched on River Road from the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling to the Eual J. Landry Alternative Program Center in Hahnville to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Luling man spends Christmas with deployed son...on Navy submarine

A Luling man got the chance of a lifetime to spend Christmas with his son who is in the Navy - while his son was deployed.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Stars descend on parish for thriller

Several locations in St. Charles Parish will serve as the setting of a noir thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Luke Wilson.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:05 am
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2 clerks charged with illegally selling 'bath salts'

Two employees of Birdie’s Food and Fuel, which is located on Paul Maillard Road, were arrested after authorities say they continued to sell “bath salts” after they were outlawed in an emergency rule by Gov. Bobby Jindal earlier this month.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Police: Husband shot wife then turned gun on himself

A St. Charles Parish teacher was killed in an apparent murder-suicide last night, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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January 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm
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Lane closure on Hwy. 90 causes delays

A right lane closure on eastbound Highway 90 in Boutte has traffic quickly backing up.Read More...
January 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests

•Robert J. Thomassie, 32, of 616 Kinler St. in Luling, was arrested on Dec. 31 and charged with D.W.I., improper control of vehicle, no MVI sticker, and needed renewal of registration.

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January 14, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Circle K robber still on the loose

Sheriff Greg Champagne wants residents to be on the look-out for a suspect in an armed robbery on Thursday, Jan. 6.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Destrehan hits from deep, beats Hahnville
Destrehan hits from deep, beats Hahnville
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Though Hahnville is known for taking and making plenty of threes, on Tuesday night, Destrehan used that weapon to fell their archrival as the Wildcats were red hot from the outside — and the Tigers just as cold.