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Expert says levee could push water into parish

While the Western Tie-In levee project is scheduled to be complete early next year, a retired surge specialist agrees with parish officials that it may put the parish at risk for flooding.
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September 09, 2011 at 8:53 am
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Councilman throws hat into race for Parish President

Qualifying for the October 22 election has ended and most races will have opposition against the incumbents.

While many new names have been tossed into the mix, voters will also recognize many people on the ballot, including current Councilman Billy Raymond who is running for Parish President against V.J. St. Pierre.

See below for a complete list of qualifying candidates from the Secretary of State.
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September 08, 2011 at 11:08 pm
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Destrehan football game postponed

Tonight's Destrehan High School football game against South LaFourche has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m.Read More...
September 02, 2011 at 1:19 pm
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HHS track causing a sticky situation

School officials are seeking a legal opinion because of the massive deterioration of the Hahnville High School track after only seven years of use. The track can no longer be used for meets because of the degraded surface structure.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:20 am
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Schools more descriptive with accounts payable info

After months of work, St. Charles Parish Public Schools were able to revise their accounts payable to include more descriptive information on each expense every month.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Vandals shoot up pump station, slash tires

Authorities are searching for vandals, who in separate incidents, fired gunshots at the Kellogg pump station in Luling and slashed tires on Woodland Drive in Boutte.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:18 am
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$1.2M to repair Spillway Road

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund 75 percent of the estimated $1.2 million cost to repair Spillway Road, which was badly damaged when the Bonnet Carre Spillway was opened for 42 days this summer.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:17 am
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Luling man pleads guilty to creating meth lab

A Luling man, who was arrested after police say they found six methamphetamine labs inside a vacant Ellington Avenue business he owned, pled guilty last week but will likely avoid jail time.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Woman must pay thousands after running over teens

A Luling driver who ran over three teens last year while allegedly texting on her phone will avoid jail time but will have to pay thousands of dollars in damages after pleading guilty to three counts of negligent injuring, according to court documents.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Morel will retire after 33 years as DA

St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr. will retire from office on May 31 of next year after almost 33 years of service.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:11 am
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Body of bridge jumper found in Norco

A body was found floating in the Mississippi River near Valero this morning at 8:19 a.m. After an autopsy, the body has been identified as Kylan Laurent, the man who jumped off the Veterans Memorial Bridge more than a week ago.

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August 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm
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Parish employee charged with theft from clerk’s office

An employee in the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s office was arrested last week and charged with stealing more than $600 and falsifying records, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:03 am
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More teachers leave LES

Luling Elementary had more than three times as many certificated employees leave the school last year than any other elementary school in the district.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:02 am
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Former councilman seeks state rep post

A second East Bank resident has joined the race for the soon-to-be-vacant District 56 seat in the Louisiana State House of Representatives.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Help on the way for ailing grandmother, grandkids

Employees from International Matex Tank Terminals in St. Rose will be donning gloves and tool belts this Friday to help out an ailing caretaker.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:59 am
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When bugs attack

Two Luling mothers have discovered just how dangerous insect bites can be, with one ending up in the hospital after a mosquito bite and the other dealing with a swollen face after a battle with a deer fly.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:58 am
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Cancer awareness activist says early diagnosis saved her life
Cancer awareness activist says early diagnosis saved her life
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Knowing that breast cancer runs in her family, Anedra Coleman started earlier than most with taking the tests for early detection of the disease.