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Toddler with rare skin disease still beating the odds

Two years ago, doctors told Courtney and Randy Roth that their newborn son, Tripp, would not live to see his first birthday. Now Tripp is approaching his second birthday on May 14 and he and his family are still fighting.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Schedules changing at middle schools

Most St. Charles Parish middle school students can say good-bye to their current schedules next year. Starting this fall, all parish middle schools will have six, 60-minute periods each day.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Increased hospital tax, veteran homestead exemption in voters' hands

Parishioners heading to the polls on Saturday will decide whether or not to approve an increase in taxes for St. Charles Parish Hospital and if disabled veterans can double their homestead exemptions.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:21 am
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River predicted to rise to 17 feet, would mean first spillway opening in 3 years

If water levels in the Mississippi River rise to 17 feet on May 17, as predicted by National Weather Service hydrologists, then the Bonnet Carre Spillway could be opened up for the first time since 2008.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Luling man killed in Hwy. 90 collision

A 73-year-old Luling man was killed on Friday after he exited the Pier 90 parking lot and was hit by an SUV on Highway 90, according to state police.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:17 am
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More than half of West Bank parks recently renovated

Renovated and state-of-the-art parks and paths are on the horizon for the West Bank of St. Charles Parish.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:07 am
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1 year after spill, dealers say seafood definitely safe to eat

On the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, local seafood companies are reporting strong sales and clean, healthy catches.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:05 am
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Teens face tough summer job market

The massive budget deficits that are crippling federal, state and local government agencies across the country are expected to have a negative impact on the employment prospects for teenagers this summer, according to a job research firm.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:04 am
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Man arrested in undercover operation gets 25 years

A New Sarpy man who was arrested in an undercover drug operation was sentenced to 25 years in prison last week.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:02 am
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HHS student sparks attention after national welding victory

Luling resident Andrew Zera is getting national attention now that he placed first in the National Associated Builders and Contractors plate welding competition.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:01 am
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Investors purchase Willowdale Country Club

A group of local investors purchased Willowdale Country Club and say they have cleaned it up financially and will give the parish icon a fresh start as Grand Ridge Golf Club.
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April 21, 2011 at 9:59 am
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Luling native plans 725-mile bike ride for tsunami victims

When Luling’s Chad Robin was looking for a big adventure before beginning his summer internship, he settled on a 725-mile bike ride that would take him across three states - despite the fact that he is not an experienced cyclist.
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April 21, 2011 at 9:56 am
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Des Allemands man dies after fall from barge

A Des Allemands man died on Monday after falling into the Mississippi River from a barge he was working on.
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April 21, 2011 at 9:53 am
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Man booked 4 years after spillway shooting

A LaPlace man who authorities believe shot his Des Allemands girlfriend five times at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in 2007 was arrested and booked with attempted first degree murder.
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April 21, 2011 at 9:52 am
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Destrehan Plantation named state’s top attraction

Destrehan Plantation has been awarded a 2010 Travel and Tourism Industry Louey Award for Travel Attraction of the Year after completing several high-profile projects that set them apart from the competition.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Construction begins on new middle school wings

Construction has begun on the two wing expansions that will allow Harry Hurst and J.B. Martin middle schools to expand to include 6th grade.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Sales tax holiday expected to draw shoppers
Sales tax holiday expected to draw shoppers
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This weekend represents an opportune time for St. Charles Parish shoppers to save some money — and in some cases, quite a bit of it.