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Former paperboy living sweet life running sugar cane mill in Costa Rica

Brian Campbell’s life is all about sugar. The Luling native spends his days managing more than 20,000 acres of sugar cane, but he’s doing it far from home.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:16 am
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New animal shelter gets builder

St. Charles Parish Animal Control workers will soon say goodbye to the building that has housed stray cats and dogs in the parish for nearly 30 years.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:14 am
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$510 million Waterford project delayed until ‘12

A $510 million project that called for the replacement of both steam generators and the pressure head at Waterford 3 this year has been delayed until the fall of 2012, according to Entergy spokesman Carl Rhode.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Spending bill would limit state funding to schools

A spending plan for public schools is advancing through the Louisiana legislature that would keep state funding per student for public schools at the same amount for the third year in a row. The almost $3.4 billion plan, called the Minimum Foundation Program, would not provide the 2.75 percent increase that schools used to get annually to cover rising health and retirement costs.
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June 10, 2011 at 9:12 am
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Record percentage of 8th graders advance to high school

With the end of another school year comes the state testing results for St. Charles public schools, and on the whole, parish schools did better on iLEAP, LEAP and GEE tests across the board with a record number of eighth graders advancing to high school.
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June 02, 2011 at 3:06 pm
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Parish picks up summer lunch tab for children, teens

Once again, St. Charles Parish is shelling out the dough to make sure children and teens under the age of 18 receive a free, piping-hot meal for lunch during the summer.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:51 pm
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Police still searching for alleged credit card thief

Authorities are still searching for a woman they believe used a duplicated credit card at two Wal-Marts to charge more than $1,000 of merchandise.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:50 pm
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Plantation will show off new attractions during Family Day

For the first time ever, Destrehan Plantation will host Family Day, billed as a way for residents to take a look at all the plantation has to offer for a low price while participating in free horse rides, games and giveaways.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:49 pm
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Grandma tried to cover up dog attack, police say

A grandmother has been booked with second degree cruelty to a juvenile after authorities say she failed to seek treatment for her handicapped granddaughter, who had been attacked by a dog.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:46 pm
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4 children left alone overnight placed with child services

A St. Rose woman was arrested last week after she allegedly left her four young children at home alone overnight.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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Realtors lobby against new home taxes

Lawmakers and realtors across the state are taking preemptive action to stop the implementation of new taxation on real estate sales.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:43 pm
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Workout warrior battles back from deadly bacteria

Four months ago, Bentley Louviere was as healthy as a man could be. He exercised regularly, ate right and took great care of his body.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:32 pm
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Landrieu alarmed by levee gaps

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu visited St. Charles Parish last week to tour the West Bank hurricane protection levee system and said that the gaps in levee protection that leave 30,000 people at risk were alarming.
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June 02, 2011 at 2:30 pm
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Police: St. Rose victim hit with brick, robbed while walking home

A 34-year-old St. Rose man is in jail after police say he allegedly hit another man in the back of the head with a brick, beat the man in the face and then fled the scene with the victim's money and keys.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:39 am
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Alleged Luling voyeur booked on child pornography charges

A Luling man arrested earlier this month after authorities say he took lewd photographs of children has been booked with additional charges of child pornography.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:39 am
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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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Montz residents question industrial growth’s impact on community
Montz residents question industrial growth’s impact on community
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When Shannie Marie Borne saw St. Charles Parish's signs posted in Montz announcing a rezoning request that would clear the way for a gas compressor station in their residential community, she started circulating a petition opposing it.