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384 tickets issued to dump truck drivers

Since October 2010, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies have issued 384 tickets to dump truck drivers hauling dirt through the area.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Police: Man busts into home, beats 37-year-old

A 48-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested after authorities say he broke into the Norco home of his ex-girlfriend and assaulted another man in the residence.
Wendell Bailey, of 1112 St. Clair Loop, was charged with aggravated burglary and second degree battery.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:30 am
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Officials look at Ama highway to take pressure off Barton

It is still more than three years away, but the chances appear good for a new highway that would connect Highway 90 and River Road in Ama, according to the Regional Planning Commission.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Parish gets facelift with unveiling of sheriff's complex, DMV

St. Charles Parish received a facelift last week with the official unveiling of the new Sheriff’s Office complex and the ribbon cutting of a stand-alone Department of Motor Vehicles.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:28 am
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2 indicted in St. Rose murder

Two Hahnville residents have been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the arson death of an 88-year-old St. Rose woman.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Secretary charged with theft of $147,000 from Lions Club

A 54-year-old Des Allemands woman was arrested after investigators say she stole $147,000 from the Luling/Boutte Lions Club while working as the organization’s secretary.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Schools: Not hiding accounts payable info

At recent School Board meetings, some residents have voiced concerns with how the district is making accounts payable information available to the public.
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April 01, 2011 at 1:38 pm
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Crawfish splishin’ and splashin’ as spillway floods

With water levels in the Mississippi River rising every day, prime crawfishing time will be coming soon to the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Police: Man rams ex-girlfriend’s car off road, steals radio

A 27-year-old Edgard man was arrested after authorities say he rammed his car into his ex-girlfriend's vehicle, forced her off the road and then stole her radio.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:12 am
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Big snake killed in St. Rose wasn’t python, expert says

When parish workers were surveying water depths in the Parish Line Canal, they killed a 6-foot-long snake that they believed was a python. But according to Jeff Boundy, with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, it was actually a diamond-backed water snake.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:11 am
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Homeless kittens, puppies at shelter need 'foster parents'

Spring is in the air at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter and more and more baby animals are rolling in.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:10 am
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Parish looks at disbanding Sunset Drainage District board

The St. Charles Parish administration is considering the possibility of disbanding the Board of Commissioners for the Sunset Drainage District and giving the Parish Council governing authority over the district.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:08 am
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Boutte man stabbed in neck

A Boutte man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed another man in the back of the neck last week, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:07 am
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1,500 expected in largest race over Mississippi River

Over the years, the United Way of St. Charles’ annual bridge run has become the largest race over the Mississippi River in the country, and around 1,500 people are expected to descend upon St. Charles for the breathtaking view that the Hale Boggs Bridge provides.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Waterford built to withstand worst-case scenario

The recent troubles with the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have left local residents wondering if the same catastrophe could strike Entergy’s Waterford 3 plant in Killona.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:02 am
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Citizen of the Year: Pat O’Malley

St. Charles Rotary Club paid tribute to the members’ selection of citizen of the year and young persons of the year at a dinner Thursday, March 17 at the Satellite Center in Luling.
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March 25, 2011 at 9:37 am
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