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Major changes coming to Airline

Big changes are coming to Airline Highway that should increase safety on the heavily-traveled road.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:48 am
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Lane closures on Hale Boggs Bridge this weekend

The right lanes of the Hale Boggs bridge on Interstate 310 will be closed in both directions starting at 7 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday for movement of construction equipment, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:47 am
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Teachers, emergency responders tested in fake school shooting

Gun shots and explosions rang through the halls of Lakewood Elementary School last Friday as school district staff, Sheriff’s Office employees and high school students enacted a fake school shooting scenario.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:47 am
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DNA evidence halts St. Rose arson case

The St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to prosecute a man authorities believed set his convenience store on fire twice in an attempt to collect a $1 million insurance policy.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:45 am
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Alligator FEST: 25,000 visitors expected

Around 25,000 people are expected to descend upon St. Charles Parish for the Rotary Club’s 32nd annual Alligator Festival. Greeting them at the West Bank Bridge Park will be 40 crafts vendors, numerous festival rides, a wide-variety of music, famous south Louisiana delicacies and even baby alligators.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Generous donation paves way for new EOC

St. Charles Parish will go out for bids on a new emergency operations center this fall after Dow Chemical donated $870,000 towards construction of the building.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Luling man gets 7 years for child porn

A Luling man charged with seven counts of pornography with juveniles pleaded guilty last week.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:39 am
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DHS student cured of fatal diseases

Madison Tully is living a typical teenage life. The 17-year-old is a senior at Destrehan High School and looks forward to going to beauty school next year. But just one year ago, Madison was fighting for her life against two rare and life-threatening diseases.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Destrehan falls in overtime, Hahnville loses to Lutcher

Though Destrehan rallied to tie Edna Karr at 21-21 with only 15 seconds left in regulation, the Wildcats lost in overtime, 29-27, after they failed to make a two-point conversion to extend the contest.

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September 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm
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FREE DIRT: Spillway silt available for the taking

Water was not the only thing rushing into the Bonnet Carre Spillway during the full opening this summer. The spillway has loads of sand and silt that it's trying to get rid of.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:36 am
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FBI agent helps Army buddies reunite after 50 years

Norco’s Willy Johnson traveled across the country last month to reunite with a man he had not seen in 60 years. John “Pete” Phelps was more than just Johnson's war buddy - they shared one of the most dangerous jobs of the Korean War and both lived to tell the tale.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Harry Hurst wing playing catch-up after major setback

While three major renovation projects for St. Charles schools are nearing completion this month, the wing addition at Harry Hurst Middle is still playing catch-up after a major setback this summer.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Man will be deported after indecent contact with young girl

A 27-year-old illegal immigrant will be deported after authorities say he had indecent contact with a 13-year-old girl who lives in St. Charles Parish.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Woman pleads guilty in connection with St. Rose death

A Hahnville woman pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to manslaughter in connection with the death of a disabled St. Rose woman who was unable to escape a fire set at her home.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Parish seeks builder for Luling community center

St. Charles Parish has gone out for bids on a new community center to be built next to the Sheriff’s Office complex on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Man found guilty of attempted murder in attack on deputy

A LaPlace man was convicted of attempted first degree murder of a peace officer after authorities say he and his pit bull attacked a deputy during a traffic stop last year.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Construction begins on I-310 project
Construction begins on I-310 project
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Massana Construction has started work on a $609,155 project to install about three miles of median cable barriers along Interstate 310 in Luling.