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Alligator FEST: 25,000 visitors expected

Around 25,000 people are expected to descend upon St. Charles Parish for the Rotary Club’s 32nd annual Alligator Festival. Greeting them at the West Bank Bridge Park will be 40 crafts vendors, numerous festival rides, a wide-variety of music, famous south Louisiana delicacies and even baby alligators.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Generous donation paves way for new EOC

St. Charles Parish will go out for bids on a new emergency operations center this fall after Dow Chemical donated $870,000 towards construction of the building.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Luling man gets 7 years for child porn

A Luling man charged with seven counts of pornography with juveniles pleaded guilty last week.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:39 am
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DHS student cured of fatal diseases

Madison Tully is living a typical teenage life. The 17-year-old is a senior at Destrehan High School and looks forward to going to beauty school next year. But just one year ago, Madison was fighting for her life against two rare and life-threatening diseases.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Destrehan falls in overtime, Hahnville loses to Lutcher

Though Destrehan rallied to tie Edna Karr at 21-21 with only 15 seconds left in regulation, the Wildcats lost in overtime, 29-27, after they failed to make a two-point conversion to extend the contest.

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September 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm
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FREE DIRT: Spillway silt available for the taking

Water was not the only thing rushing into the Bonnet Carre Spillway during the full opening this summer. The spillway has loads of sand and silt that it's trying to get rid of.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:36 am
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FBI agent helps Army buddies reunite after 50 years

Norco’s Willy Johnson traveled across the country last month to reunite with a man he had not seen in 60 years. John “Pete” Phelps was more than just Johnson's war buddy - they shared one of the most dangerous jobs of the Korean War and both lived to tell the tale.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Harry Hurst wing playing catch-up after major setback

While three major renovation projects for St. Charles schools are nearing completion this month, the wing addition at Harry Hurst Middle is still playing catch-up after a major setback this summer.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Man will be deported after indecent contact with young girl

A 27-year-old illegal immigrant will be deported after authorities say he had indecent contact with a 13-year-old girl who lives in St. Charles Parish.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Woman pleads guilty in connection with St. Rose death

A Hahnville woman pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to manslaughter in connection with the death of a disabled St. Rose woman who was unable to escape a fire set at her home.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Parish seeks builder for Luling community center

St. Charles Parish has gone out for bids on a new community center to be built next to the Sheriff’s Office complex on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Man found guilty of attempted murder in attack on deputy

A LaPlace man was convicted of attempted first degree murder of a peace officer after authorities say he and his pit bull attacked a deputy during a traffic stop last year.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:22 am
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St. Rose business in top 3 for fastest growth

When Kurt Degueyter started Bottom Line Equipment in 2005 just after Hurricane Katrina, he didn't realize that he was on the fast-track to success.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Credit card thieves target businesses

Two business owners in St. Charles Parish say that a pair of women worked in tandem to distract them while stealing credit cards from their purses. In one of those thefts, the women used the credit cards to go on a $2,500 shopping spree.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:11 am
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Daniel Deese sentenced to 40 years in prison

Sixteen-year-old Daniel Deese pled guilty to manslaughter in August and was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 years in prison - the maximum sentence.Read More...
September 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm
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September 09, 2011 at 9:08 am
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After 32 years, Vince's Auto Parts owner says he's retiring, store is closing
After 32 years, Vince's Auto Parts owner says he's retiring, store is closing
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As Mervin Autin walked through the rooms that were Vince's Auto Parts for 32 years, he pointed to each area where once shelves stood and recounted precisely where each part was on them.