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$1.2M to repair Spillway Road

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund 75 percent of the estimated $1.2 million cost to repair Spillway Road, which was badly damaged when the Bonnet Carre Spillway was opened for 42 days this summer.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:17 am
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Luling man pleads guilty to creating meth lab

A Luling man, who was arrested after police say they found six methamphetamine labs inside a vacant Ellington Avenue business he owned, pled guilty last week but will likely avoid jail time.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Woman must pay thousands after running over teens

A Luling driver who ran over three teens last year while allegedly texting on her phone will avoid jail time but will have to pay thousands of dollars in damages after pleading guilty to three counts of negligent injuring, according to court documents.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Morel will retire after 33 years as DA

St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr. will retire from office on May 31 of next year after almost 33 years of service.
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September 02, 2011 at 9:11 am
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Body of bridge jumper found in Norco

A body was found floating in the Mississippi River near Valero this morning at 8:19 a.m. After an autopsy, the body has been identified as Kylan Laurent, the man who jumped off the Veterans Memorial Bridge more than a week ago.

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August 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm
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Parish employee charged with theft from clerk’s office

An employee in the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s office was arrested last week and charged with stealing more than $600 and falsifying records, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:03 am
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More teachers leave LES

Luling Elementary had more than three times as many certificated employees leave the school last year than any other elementary school in the district.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:02 am
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Former councilman seeks state rep post

A second East Bank resident has joined the race for the soon-to-be-vacant District 56 seat in the Louisiana State House of Representatives.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Help on the way for ailing grandmother, grandkids

Employees from International Matex Tank Terminals in St. Rose will be donning gloves and tool belts this Friday to help out an ailing caretaker.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:59 am
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When bugs attack

Two Luling mothers have discovered just how dangerous insect bites can be, with one ending up in the hospital after a mosquito bite and the other dealing with a swollen face after a battle with a deer fly.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:58 am
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Armed men invade home

A 23-year-old Norco woman was forced into her home at gunpoint and tied up with an electrical cord while two men went through her belongings, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:54 am
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Major thriller films at hospital

“Parker,” a movie featuring action star Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez filmed inside St. Charles Parish Hospital for nearly 14 hours last Monday.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:53 am
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Teen pleads guilty in Norco murder

Daniel Deese, 16, entered a guilty plea for manslaughter on Monday in the November killing of 78-year-old Mary Nancy Arico, of Norco.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:52 am
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Man gets 40 years in St. Rose death

Toby Beasley of Hahnville pled guilty on Tuesday to manslaughter in connection to an arson in St. Rose that killed 88-year-old Ophelia Shepard, who was a double amputee and could not escape the fire. Beasley, 32, was originally charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:51 am
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Murder cases end in manslaughter pleas

Two parishioners charged with murder, Daniel Deese and Toby Beasley, pled guilty to manslaughter this week.

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August 23, 2011 at 11:57 am
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Second frog heist suspect arrested

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has made a second arrest in connection with an incident where three teens were robbed of two frogs.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:47 am
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Muffins with Moms and Donuts with Dads at NES
Muffins with Moms and Donuts with Dads at NES
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Norco Elementary School held its first Muffins with Moms and Donuts with Dads on Sept. 22.