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$105 million of schools’ budget goes towards salaries, benefits

The St. Charles Parish School Board unanimously approved a $156-million budget for the 2012 fiscal year, which began on July 1.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Expect delays on Hale Boggs Bridge this weekend

Both the northbound and southbound right lanes and shoulders on the Hale Boggs Bridge will experience closures beginning at 7 p.m. today, July 8, and continuing through 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 for placement of concrete barriers.Read More...
July 08, 2011 at 10:14 am
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I-310: Police arrest man for shooting gun

A 23-year-old Houma man allegedly caught a case of road rage on I-310, shooting a gun in the air multiple times after becoming upset with another driver, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:51 am
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‘Bayou Boys’ honored 50 years later

As part of the Louisiana Catfish Festival, a football team that captured the hearts of the Des Allemands community in 1961 will be honored with a special trophy.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Destrehan tax preparers accused of $2.2 million fraud

The Justice Department is suing to keep two Destrehan women from preparing federal tax returns after they say the two claimed bogus refunds that could total as much as $2.2 million.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Recycling program a big hit

Because of increased demand, St. Charles Parish has added yet another permanent recycling bin in Luling in order take pressure off two other bins that are constantly stuffed with recyclables.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Lung cancer symptoms can be hard to detect

In the United States, one in ever 16 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Stacey Dantin, 48, of Des Allemands joined that statistic in April, and now she and her family are fighting for her life with everything they have.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:17 am
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River destroys Spillway Road

The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has left Spillway Road in bad shape and with more damage than the road suffered in 2008, according to Renee Simpson, St. Charles Parish spokeswoman.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:12 am
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Schools adapt to tech explosion

Starting this fall, the rules about technology will change for some St. Charles Parish students.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:11 am
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Music, fun & Catfish

Each July, thousands of people head to Des Allemands to pay tribute to the area's fishing legacy by enjoying a wide-variety of dishes including catfish platters, catfish sauce piquant and catfish po-boys during the Louisiana Catfish Festival.
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July 08, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Boutte man charged with kidnapping woman, 3-year-old

A Boutte man has been charged with simple kidnapping after police say he grabbed a woman and her child and forced them into his car.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Recent rains not enough to hatch mosquito eggs

Mosquito populations are not expected to increase due to recent small rains in St. Charles Parish.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:39 am
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Driver’s ed brings out worst in licensed drivers

With the summer months upon us, hundreds of teenage drivers will be hitting the road for the first time during driver's education courses.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:37 am
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Construction underway on $200 million plant

Construction on a $200 million hydrogen plant in Luling is underway and a pipeline, which will deliver the hydrogen throughout the area, is scheduled to begin construction in July.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Biologists search spillway for ‘relic of dinosaur age’

Biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have spent the last two weeks scouring the receding water of the Bonnet Carre Spillway for an endangered species of fish that is considered to be a relic of the dinosaur era.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Gator attacks Destrehan man fishing in spillway

A Destrehan man was attacked by a 4-foot alligator in the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Sunday, but he only suffered minor injuries.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Parish preparing for potential tropical storm
Parish preparing for potential tropical storm
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St. Charles Parish has issued an alert announcing it is opening sandbagging stations tomorrow (Tuesday) as it goes into storm preparation mode for a tropical storm potentially headed for Louisiana.