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Candidates to air out issues during forum

Eleven candidates for public office have been invited to speak in a public forum that will be held at Hahnville High School on Oct. 4.
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September 30, 2011 at 9:56 am
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Former lieutenant, wife get jail time for tax scam

A former St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office lieutenant and his wife both received jail time after pleading guilty to charges that they filed false federal tax returns using the names of inmates to collect more than $800,000, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office.
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September 30, 2011 at 9:55 am
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Police seek Kenner woman in credit card thefts

Police are searching for a Kenner woman they believe stole credit cards from businesses in St. Charles and Jefferson parishes and then used the stolen cards to make purchases.
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September 30, 2011 at 9:54 am
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St. Aug beats Hahnville, Destrehan loses to West Jeff

Turnovers and penalties were the downfall of the Hahnville Tigers Friday night as the St. Augustine Purple Knights pulled ahead in the second half of the game to take a 40-21 victory.

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September 23, 2011 at 10:51 pm
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H1N1 flu not major threat this year, experts say

While nearly 100 percent of all influenza diagnoses last year were the H1N1 virus, there is no indication that the same problem should occur this year in St. Charles Parish, according to Julia Bodden with the St. Charles Community Health Center.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:49 am
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Major changes coming to Airline

Big changes are coming to Airline Highway that should increase safety on the heavily-traveled road.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:48 am
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Lane closures on Hale Boggs Bridge this weekend

The right lanes of the Hale Boggs bridge on Interstate 310 will be closed in both directions starting at 7 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday for movement of construction equipment, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:47 am
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Teachers, emergency responders tested in fake school shooting

Gun shots and explosions rang through the halls of Lakewood Elementary School last Friday as school district staff, Sheriff’s Office employees and high school students enacted a fake school shooting scenario.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:47 am
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DNA evidence halts St. Rose arson case

The St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to prosecute a man authorities believed set his convenience store on fire twice in an attempt to collect a $1 million insurance policy.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:45 am
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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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It was "with a small beginning and lots of faith" when Chester Wenger started the Des Allemands Mennonite Church in 1918 and it's still running on faith 80 years later.