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Victim often lent helping hand to suspected killer

Gary Farrell of Luling shot and killed Ginger Mongrue Allen before calling police dispatchers to report the crime on Sept. 22 and causing a six-hour standoff that ended when he allegedly shot himself in the head, authorities said.Read More...
September 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm
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Former DHS teacher back in jail

A former Destrehan High School band teacher that was accused of sleeping with a student in 2008 is back in jail after Judge M. Lauren Lemmon revoked his probation due to a recent arrest for breaking into a woman’s home.Read More...
September 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm
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Hahnville cancels football game after death of Vandebilt Catholic students

Hahnville High School’s Friday football game has been cancelled after four students from Vandebilt Catholic, who was to serve as the Tigers’ homecoming opponent, were killed in an automobile accident.Read More...
September 27, 2010 at 10:32 am
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Hahnville beats Walker, Destrehan over Ehret

It may have been hot and humid at Tiger Stadium on Friday night, but there was a “Whiteout” on the field as Hahnville running back Ahmad White rushed for over 200 yards and four touchdowns in the Tiger’s 28-14 victory over O. Perry Walker.
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September 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm
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Brothers solve mystery airplane crash

Noland and Roland Breaux know exactly how a plane crashed into Airplane Canal in Bayou Des Allemands because the aircraft nearly knocked one of them over more than 50 years ago.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm
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Destrehan Plantation unveils rare portrait of namesake

Destrehan Plantation was the site of the recent unveiling of an original portrait of Jean Noel Destrehan, added to the collection of art of the River Road Historical Society.
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September 24, 2010 at 9:22 am
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Destrehan mother pleads no contest to murdering children

A Destrehan native has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences after pleading no contest to two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of her two children.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:59 am
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Willowdale club struggling, but doesn’t plan to close

A letter sent out to Willowdale Country Club members this month had some people convinced that the club would be closing on Sept. 19.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:58 am
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Fire destroys warehouse, home

It has been two weeks since Garrett and Monica Monti lost their Luling home to fire, but the couple is still overwhelmed by the donations they have received from neighbors and friends that have helped them get their lives back in order.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:55 am
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Coyotes targeting small pets in Willowdale

Once again it appears that coyotes are targeting family pets in Willowdale, with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office recently discovering two cats that have been killed by wild animals.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:53 am
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Schools’ hiring process called into question...again

Concerns over the school district’s hiring practices were brought up again during a recent School Board Personnel Committee meeting. This time, several board members questioned Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon’s recommendation to hire a candidate for a router position in the transportation department who happened to be black. The router prepares the bus routes and manages bus driver schedules.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:51 am
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Officer’s past comes back to bite drug operation

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has asked District Attorney Harry Morel to drop pending charges against 60 people arrested in an undercover drug operation last year after an officer involved in the sting lied to authorities about his arrest record.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:49 am
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Gator Fest

Around 45,000 people, and some live alligators, are expected to descend upon St. Charles Parish for the Rotary Club’s 31st annual Alligator Festival.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:46 am
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Traffic delays push Hwy. 90 work to nights

After day construction caused one headache of a traffic jam on Highway 90 last Friday, Barriere Construction has decided to perform a majority of the work on the $5.2 million project at night.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 8:44 am
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Luling murder suspect shoots himself

Gary Farrel, 52, of Luling Avenue, shot himself after a standoff with police that lasted hours on Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.
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September 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm
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Hahnville, Destrehan both fall

For the second straight year, Lutcher beat Hahnville in a shootout, winning 42-28 to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season.Read More...
September 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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Burger King employee threatens co-worker  with shotgun
Burger King employee threatens co-worker with shotgun
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Herschel Hill of Boutte was recently sentenced to six months in prison stemming from an incident in which the then-employee of the Destrehan Burger King threatened a co-worker with a shotgun during an argument at the restaurant.