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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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Renovated East Bank parks offer plenty of reasons to enjoy spring

In the last few years, East Bank parks have been renovated and polished to provide a multitude of recreational possibilities for parishioners.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:08 am
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Luling woman gets nearly 4 years for theft of $1.1 million

Former Luling businesswoman Charlotte Troxler, who pled guilty to the theft of $1.1 million from two car dealerships and Saints owner Tom Benson, was sentenced to 46 months in prison.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Teen pleads not guilty in Norco murder case

A Norco teen who authorities believe destroyed evidence after the murder of 77-year-old Mary Nancy Arico pled not guilty to accessory after the fact to first degree murder and obstruction of justice.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:03 am
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1 year after spill, families clamor for beach vacations

Last year, some locals had to change their summer plans after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill soiled popular Gulf beaches in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. Just one year later, beach authorities are now reporting the all-clear for summer visitors to return to the pristine coast.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Police search for suspicious driver in Destrehan

Police are searching for a man who allegedly followed a 12-year-old boy and a teenager in Destrehan and inappropriately touched one of them while wrestling.
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April 15, 2011 at 8:58 am
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Boutte sex-crime suspect shot himself, police say

A Boutte man who was accused of raping a young girl and sexually battering a 21-year-old woman shot himself as police moved in to make an arrest after a third victim came forward, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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April 15, 2011 at 8:57 am
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Council approves 2 cross-river districts

In an almost unanimous vote on Monday, the St. Charles Parish Council approved an ordinance to reapportion the district boundaries of the parish.
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April 08, 2011 at 10:20 am
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Parish focusing on flood insurance rates
Parish focusing on flood insurance rates
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With flood insurance rates due to expire in June, St. Charles Parish officials are working with the area’s Congressional delegation and toward finding discounts that can buffer residents from a major premium hit.