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River predicted to rise to 17 feet, would mean first spillway opening in 3 years

If water levels in the Mississippi River rise to 17 feet on May 17, as predicted by National Weather Service hydrologists, then the Bonnet Carre Spillway could be opened up for the first time since 2008.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Luling man killed in Hwy. 90 collision

A 73-year-old Luling man was killed on Friday after he exited the Pier 90 parking lot and was hit by an SUV on Highway 90, according to state police.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:17 am
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More than half of West Bank parks recently renovated

Renovated and state-of-the-art parks and paths are on the horizon for the West Bank of St. Charles Parish.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:07 am
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1 year after spill, dealers say seafood definitely safe to eat

On the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, local seafood companies are reporting strong sales and clean, healthy catches.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:05 am
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Teens face tough summer job market

The massive budget deficits that are crippling federal, state and local government agencies across the country are expected to have a negative impact on the employment prospects for teenagers this summer, according to a job research firm.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:04 am
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Man arrested in undercover operation gets 25 years

A New Sarpy man who was arrested in an undercover drug operation was sentenced to 25 years in prison last week.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:02 am
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HHS student sparks attention after national welding victory

Luling resident Andrew Zera is getting national attention now that he placed first in the National Associated Builders and Contractors plate welding competition.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:01 am
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Investors purchase Willowdale Country Club

A group of local investors purchased Willowdale Country Club and say they have cleaned it up financially and will give the parish icon a fresh start as Grand Ridge Golf Club.
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April 21, 2011 at 9:59 am
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Luling native plans 725-mile bike ride for tsunami victims

When Luling’s Chad Robin was looking for a big adventure before beginning his summer internship, he settled on a 725-mile bike ride that would take him across three states - despite the fact that he is not an experienced cyclist.
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April 21, 2011 at 9:56 am
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Des Allemands man dies after fall from barge

A Des Allemands man died on Monday after falling into the Mississippi River from a barge he was working on.
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April 21, 2011 at 9:53 am
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Man booked 4 years after spillway shooting

A LaPlace man who authorities believe shot his Des Allemands girlfriend five times at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in 2007 was arrested and booked with attempted first degree murder.
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April 21, 2011 at 9:52 am
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Destrehan Plantation named state’s top attraction

Destrehan Plantation has been awarded a 2010 Travel and Tourism Industry Louey Award for Travel Attraction of the Year after completing several high-profile projects that set them apart from the competition.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Construction begins on new middle school wings

Construction has begun on the two wing expansions that will allow Harry Hurst and J.B. Martin middle schools to expand to include 6th grade.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:31 am
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SCB students collect $6,000 in memorial run

St. Charles Borromeo students in kindergarten through eighth grade recently participated in a Memorial Run/Walk for Jack Iko McGuire. Read More...
April 15, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Tasty Norco food creations in 300 stores

Business is cooking at Edible Enterprises as the only food incubator in the greater New Orleans area enters its second year with 23 tenants whose food is now available in more than 300 stores across the Southeastern United States.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:11 am
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Civic associations still waiting for justice after thefts

Two East Bank civic organizations are still waiting for justice after they say Chris Kennedy stole thousands of dollars from them in 2010.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Mother of key witness in FBI investigation files suit against former St. Charles DA
Mother of key witness in FBI investigation files suit against former St. Charles DA
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Still serving a three-year prison term after pleading guilty to obstructing an FBI investigation into allegedly trading sex for leniency, former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr. now faces a civil lawsuit by the mother of a key witness in the case against him.