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Specially-trained deputy targets drunk, drugged drivers

Years ago, Lt. George Breedy’s cousin was killed by a drunk driver. Now, Breedy is among the state leaders in DWI arrests and has helped the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office institute a policy that uses warrants to force suspected drunk or drugged drivers into giving blood or urine to determine intoxication.
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March 18, 2011 at 9:59 am
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Pumping station upgrades improving West Bank drainage

Work on a trio of pumping stations on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish is improving drainage in three of the parish’s most populous towns.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Norco murder case put on hold pending sanity hearing of two teens

The case of two Norco teenagers who are charged with murdering an elderly woman has been put on hold and the two will be held without bond while the courts await the outcome of a sanity hearing in juvenile court.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Parish: ATV riders break through pump station gates

Parish officials are asking residents in New Sarpy and Destrehan to be watchful of ATV riders in the area of the Schexnaydre and New Sarpy pumping stations after three recent incidences of vandalism.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Churches offer extra services, add more Masses for lent

Christians throughout St. Charles parish will have plenty of opportunities to worship in the weeks leading up to Easter, no matter what their denomination.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Worker dies after Valero accident

One person was killed and another was injured when an accident occurred at the Valero St. Charles Refinery on Sunday, March 6.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Visitors can play games, win prizes at Biz Fest

Families looking for a fun way to get over the Mardi Gras hangover need to look no further than the Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles, which is breaking with tradition this year by having a game show, a putt-putt golf course, Zumba classes and taekwondo demonstrations.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Family says demon has haunted them for 4 years, gets exorcism

A Des Allemands woman said she is finally rid of a demon that has haunted her family for the last four years.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Krewe of Lul officially canceled

For the first time in 34 years organizers were forced to pull the plug on the Krewe of Lul parade due to severe weather that hit the area on Saturday.

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March 10, 2011 at 8:50 am
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Schools’ accounts payable will no longer run in paper

St. Charles Parish Schools went paperless last week in time for the Feb. 23 School Board meeting, and will now run all accounts payable and other information online.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:18 am
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Full bridge closure scheduled for back-to-back weekends

The Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed for two weekends later this month as work continues on a $32 million cable replacement project.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:16 am
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New system helps police locate stolen bikes, ATVs

Because they are routinely the target of theft, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has initiated an online registration program for all bicycles, ATVs and golf carts.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:15 am
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School insurance rises by $1.7M after high number of claims

Since 1988, the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ health insurance costs have gone up by over 650 percent. And this year is no exception, with the School Board voting last week to renew its health insurance plan with Humana at an increase of about $1.7 million.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:15 am
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More charges filed in St. Rose murder

Additional charges have been brought against two people arrested in connection with the violent murder of a disabled 88-year-old St. Rose woman.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Wagon floats, crazy costumes greet parents at school parades

Adults will not be the only ones celebrating Carnival this week. Schools across the parish will be hosting their own Mardi Gras parades on Friday, March 4, that the community can support.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Flu season heats up as weather warms

The flu season is still in full-swing despite warm spring temperatures rolling into the area.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Once injured dog  is now child  ‘therapist’ at the courthouse
Once injured dog is now child ‘therapist’ at the courthouse
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It wasn't that long ago that Shadow the dog could not stand at all, recovering from severe injuries after being hit by a car.