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Son adorns yard with 40,000 lights to honor mom’s spirit

Lenny Hafford’s lawn is a Christmas wonderland, filled with statues and ornaments that have more than 40,000 holiday lights attached.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:22 am
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Site of previous parish flooding gets elevated

The St. Charles Parish Public Works Department recently raised by 18 inches the berm levee directly to the south of homes along River Ridge Drive, armoring the area against future flooding.
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December 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm
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Still time to purchase memorial bricks for monument

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has begun construction on a Fallen Hero Memorial that will be placed in front of the new law enforcement complex, but still needs residents to purchase memorial bricks to surround the area.
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December 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm
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Council: Train wait time way too long

The Parish Council will send a letter to all railroad companies that operate in the parish and ask them to cut down on wait times, which some say can last longer than 20 minutes.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:57 am
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Grandfather says family coping with girl’s brutal death

The grandfather of a murdered 15-year-old LaPlace girl says he is pleased with the arrest of a suspect in the case of her death.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:56 am
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After beating cancer, grandma hopes dolls help find cure

St. Rose native Mary Rosalie Palmisano-Lovetro has won her recent battle with breast cancer, but she has not forgotten other women who may be going through the same thing.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:55 am
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School Board renews Lafon’s contract, gives $3,000 bonus

The St. Charles Parish School Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Superintendent Rodney Lafon by 18 months, the maximum allowed.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:54 am
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‘Bomb bottle’ e-mail circulated around parish

Some residents were worried after an e-mail was sent out across the parish concerning home-made bombs.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:47 am
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Teens arrested for bank parking lot robbery

Two Destrehan teens have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the Capital One Bank in Destrehan in October.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am
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Parish racks up $36 million in grants in only 3 years

Securing grant dollars for critical projects and innovative programs has been a major goal of Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration from the start.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am
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School Board says goodbye to 2 long-serving members

Two long-time members of the St. Charles Parish School Board attended their last board meeting this month.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:44 am
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St. Rose fires blamed on arson

Two fires at the same St. Rose convenience store have been called arson by the Louisiana state fire marshal, who is urging those with information about the blazes to come forward.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:43 am
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Santa Claus comes to town

After the annual tree lighting at the West Bank Bridge Park, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Charles, Santa Claus rode in on a fire truck to hear what parish children wanted for Christmas. Read More...
December 17, 2010 at 11:42 am
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Snorting ‘potpourri’ nearly kills Des Allemands teen

A Des Allemands mother says her son is lucky to be alive after he snorted a synthetic chemical that is legally sold to anyone in several convenience stores and smoke shops across the state.
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December 17, 2010 at 11:35 am
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Hahnville man faces 10 years for selling counterfeit jerseys

A Hahnville man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged in a one-count bill of information with trafficking counterfeit goods, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Destrehan man charged with aggravated incest

A 51-year-old Destrehan man has been charged with aggravated incest after authorities say he sexually abused a family member during a seven-year period, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:08 am
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$9M Paul Maillard Road project to be awarded
$9M Paul Maillard Road project to be awarded
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It's been four years in the making, but the Paul Maillard Road Corridor Revitalization Plan will come up for the final approval needed to start work.