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Biologists search spillway for ‘relic of dinosaur age’

Biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have spent the last two weeks scouring the receding water of the Bonnet Carre Spillway for an endangered species of fish that is considered to be a relic of the dinosaur era.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Gator attacks Destrehan man fishing in spillway

A Destrehan man was attacked by a 4-foot alligator in the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Sunday, but he only suffered minor injuries.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Extravagant fireworks show to light up sky

For more than two decades, parish residents have made an annual trek to the West Bank Bridge Park during the Fourth of July weekend for an evening filled with music, food, fun, and most importantly, a fireworks show that lasts between 20 to 30 minutes.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Investors set July opening date for Grand Ridge club

Though investors had hoped to have Grand Ridge Golf Club in Willowdale up and running on June 1, the grand opening celebration will now kick off with a tournament on July 30.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Path cleared for Ashton assisted living center

Construction will finally begin this September on an assisted living center that has been in the works for seven years.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Fast TRACK to Harvard

When he was only 9 years old, Jarvis Harris made a name for himself in track and field by winning the gold medal in the long jump at the Southern AAU Junior Olympics Regional Track Meet.
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June 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm
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Dont be alarmed: IMTT holding training drill Saturday

East Bank residents shouldn’t get alarmed if they see smoke rising from the IMTT building in St. Rose.

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June 24, 2011 at 11:36 am
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‘Fishing with dad’ wins grand prize

With more than 500 votes, Wendy Petit's Father's Day photo is the winner of a $50 gift certificate to Outdoor Express.
The photo is of her husband, Craig Petit, and their son, Brenon, 3.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:02 am
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Former deputy, wife plead guilty to conspiracy

A former St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office lieutenant and his wife pled guilty to charges that they filed false federal tax returns using the names of inmates to collect more than $800,000, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Steals, deals up for grabs at sheriff's auction

Residents searching for a used car or office equipment will get the chance to buy both for cheap when the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office holds their annual auction this Saturday.
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June 24, 2011 at 8:56 am
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Crawfishing explodes in spillway as water subsides

Thousands of fishermen threw out their nets and traps in the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Monday and Tuesday, pulling in hundreds of crawfish each.
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June 24, 2011 at 8:54 am
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14-year-old booked on child pornography charges

A 14-year-old St. Rose boy was arrested after authorities say he downloaded several pornographic images of young girls.
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June 24, 2011 at 8:51 am
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Downpour means outpour of mosquitoes

Drought conditions have kept local mosquito populations at bay for the past few months, but Steve Pavlovich said that will change as soon as the parish has a long, hard rain.
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June 24, 2011 at 8:50 am
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11-year-old carjacked on 4-wheeler

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they say pushed an 11-year-old boy off of a four-wheeler before stealing it.
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June 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm
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4 arrests made in armed robbery

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has made four arrests in connection with the armed robbery of Circle K in Boutte.
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June 17, 2011 at 10:58 am
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Senior discount cable program gets start in St. Charles

St. Charles is the first parish in the state where Cox Communications will offer discounts to low-income seniors on their basic cable service.
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June 17, 2011 at 10:55 am
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Parish president had 3 different painkillers in blood sample, but no alcohol
Parish president had 3 different painkillers in blood sample, but no alcohol
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Three prescription painkillers were found in St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran's blood samples that were taken from his Sept. 2 arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated.