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WPA bridge completion delayed

A delay in the completion of a new, wider span of the WPA Road bridge means residents in Bayou Gauche will have to detour past the area for a little longer.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Western Tie-In flooding still concerns officials

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8.3 million levee contract that will connect the West Bank and Vicinity hurricane protection levee into the Mississippi River levee in Ama.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:12 am
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One of area’s oldest families holds on to ‘big’ tradition

In the 1700s, Thomas Becnel set sail from London and headed for the German Coast. When he arrived, he and German Coast native Catherine Brou were married and founded what would become one of the oldest families in St. Charles Parish today.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:10 am
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Hundreds expected at church prayer rally for sick toddler

Hundreds of residents are expected to attend a prayer rally on Sunday for a 2-year-old that has a rare skin disease that causes blisters and sores to form on his skin.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Get out of town fast: Tips to avoid evacuation gridlock

With five Atlantic and Gulf storms named already this year, the 2011 hurricane season is off to a strong start.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Luling man charged with stalking teen

A 40-year-old Luling man has been charged with stalking after authorities say he repeatedly harassed a 16-year-old girl by making lewd comments to her at her workplace.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:05 am
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Accused voyeur wants evidence thrown out

A Luling man charged with video voyeurism and the possession of child pornography has filed a motion to have all evidence in the case suppressed because he says that police obtained it unlawfully.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:04 am
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At least one more full bridge closing expected

Motorists can expect to see workers switch from the northbound to the southbound side of the Hale Boggs Bridge in mid to late August, according to the Department of Transportation and Development.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:21 am
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State makes changes to strict attendance policy

Students who are sick for less than three days no longer have to worry about whether their school will take a doctor’s note.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:20 am
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Expect mosquito numbers to explode in the next week

While the parish is still technically experiencing a drought, some residents may already be getting tired of the near-constant small rainfalls over the past two weeks.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Paradis Library has drawn thousands since opening

For years, residents and library board members agreed that a new library branch was needed to serve the Des Allemands, Paradis and Bayou Gauche area.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:18 am
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Parish receives $6.8 million for West Bank levee

Hurricane protection for the West Bank of St. Charles Parish is getting ever closer to reality with the announcement of $6,751,717 in Statewide Flood Control Program funds going toward the project over a number of years.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Parish unemployment nearly doubles in 3 years

St. Charles Parish boasted the highest weekly wage in the state for the fourth quarter of 2010, but that number does not necessarily mean that the parish’s economy is prospering.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Pay NO taxes on Aug. 5, 6

On Aug. 5-6, St. Charles will be the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Police identify body of Luling bridge jumper

St. Charles Parish authorities say that a body discovered floating in the Mississippi River is that of a man who jumped off of the Hale Boggs Bridge last Wednesday.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:11 am
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3 men sought after shooting, brazen car heist

Police are still searching for a man who shot a woman in the arm after she refused to give up her vehicle in Des Allemands and are now on the lookout for two men who crashed into a car in Destrehan before stealing it.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:10 am
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Crusaders derail Tigers behind suffocating defense
Crusaders derail Tigers behind suffocating defense
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A stingy defensive effort by Brother Martin led to a second straight loss for Hahnville, who fell at home 21-6 to the Crusaders Friday night.