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No major damage in library water leak

A water leak under the East Regional Library in Destrehan caused the closure of the building all day on Thursday but did not cause any major damage, according to Head Librarian Mary desBordes.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am
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Sales Tax Holiday shows mixed results

Last weekend’s parishwide sales tax holiday had mixed results for area businesses.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Community reaches out to family after plant explosion

For years, the smiling faces of Warren and Sandra Smith greeted visitors to the German Coast Farmers’ Market, who would come to get their hands on Smith Creamery’s whole, fat-free and chocolate milk, butter and Creole cream cheese.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Decade of diversity is what makes chorus sing

Each month, music can be heard wafting out into the R.K. Smith Middle parking lot as a small group of parishioners comes together to share their love of singing. The 50-person ensemble lifts their voices in harmony and gives a sound to the River Parishes Community Chorus.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Frog heist suspect arrested

Police have arrested a Boutte man they believe pretended to be a Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent in order to coax three teens over to a canal bank before stealing frogs from them.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Police: Man threatens to shoot up courthouse

Photos placed around the parish courthouse ask visitors and personnel to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly told a Kenner doctor that he planned to “take a pistol to the courthouse and shoot up the place.”
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August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Dance club out to cure teen boredom

Tara Phillips was tired of hearing about how her eight children had nothing to do in St. Charles Parish, an area that lacks a mall, movie theater or bowling alley for teens to enjoy.

So she decided to do something about it.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am
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Back in class

Kids are once again donning their backpacks and books for the beginning of a new school year, and a record number are doing so for the first time at Hahnville High School.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Schools will keep tax rate the same

A renewal of the tax rate for the coming year was brought to the School Board table on Wednesday. The renewal will keep the rates at the same level - 56.37 mills - for the third year in a row.
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August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Arc marks 40th year with expanded services

Forty years ago, the St. Charles Women’s Club began a small project to help local families who had members that were mentally or physically disabled.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Woman pleads guilty to cruelty to her children

A St. Rose woman has pled guilty to three counts of cruelty to juveniles after she left her four young children at home alone while she stayed with her boyfriend.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:14 am
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WPA bridge completion delayed

A delay in the completion of a new, wider span of the WPA Road bridge means residents in Bayou Gauche will have to detour past the area for a little longer.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Western Tie-In flooding still concerns officials

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8.3 million levee contract that will connect the West Bank and Vicinity hurricane protection levee into the Mississippi River levee in Ama.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:12 am
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One of area’s oldest families holds on to ‘big’ tradition

In the 1700s, Thomas Becnel set sail from London and headed for the German Coast. When he arrived, he and German Coast native Catherine Brou were married and founded what would become one of the oldest families in St. Charles Parish today.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:10 am
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Hundreds expected at church prayer rally for sick toddler

Hundreds of residents are expected to attend a prayer rally on Sunday for a 2-year-old that has a rare skin disease that causes blisters and sores to form on his skin.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Get out of town fast: Tips to avoid evacuation gridlock

With five Atlantic and Gulf storms named already this year, the 2011 hurricane season is off to a strong start.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Montz residents question industrial growth’s impact on community
Montz residents question industrial growth’s impact on community
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When Shannie Marie Borne saw St. Charles Parish's signs posted in Montz announcing a rezoning request that would clear the way for a gas compressor station in their residential community, she started circulating a petition opposing it.