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Student participation rises due to new attendance policy

Since new attendance requirements were implemented in Louisiana last August, attendance in St. Charles Parish public schools has consistently risen each quarter.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:37 am
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Parish pays it forward to Smithville tornado victims

After tornadoes ripped through the south in April, leaving total destruction in parts of Mississippi and Alabama, several St. Charles Parish businesses and residents stepped up to help.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Luling father recovering after receiving double lung transplant

Luling’s Michael Diaz Jr. has dedicated his life to helping others, serving as a United States Marine, protecting the country in the Army National Guard and keeping local streets safe as both a state trooper and police officer.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:34 am
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Real estate market sees increase in buyers

With the future of the local real estate market still uncertain, local realtors say that buyers and sellers should move sooner rather than later.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Brave teen remembered for breaking color barrier

Former Hahnville High School student-athlete Don Raymond accomplished many firsts in his short life. Not only was the trailblazer the first black athlete to play a sport at Hahnville, he was also the first black four-sport letterman in the state’s history and was the first black player named to Louisiana’s All-State football team.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:31 am
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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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Handicapped man beaten to death by his own cane
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Rodney Naquin Jr. was sentenced to 29 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a count of manslaughter connected with the 2015 death of Jassen Robert of Ama, in which authorities say Naquin stabbed the disabled man 17 times as he burglarized his home.