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Teen first in world cured by experimental operation

Madison Tully, a 16-year-old from Destrehan who had two life-threatening illnesses, is the first person in the world to be cured of both sickle cell anemia and lupus with a bone marrow transplant.Read More...
December 29, 2010 at 12:33 pm
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Teens to be tried as adults in Norco murder

Two 16 year olds arrested in connection with the murder of 77-year-old Mary Nancy Arico will be tried as adults, according to the St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office.
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December 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm
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Police offering free rides to holiday partygoers

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is making sure residents have no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:31 am
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Third teen charged in robbery

A third Destrehan teen has been arrested in connection with a robbery that took place in the parking lot of Capital One Bank in October.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:30 am
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Patrols stepped up, sheriff warns residents to be vigilant

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is warning residents to be vigilant this holiday season to protect their homes from becoming the target of burglars.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:29 am
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Nigerian romance scam has parish ties

Lynda Fullem thought she had found true love when she met Jimmy Kenneth on Match.com. Kenneth said he was from St. Charles Parish, was a 45-year-old widowed single father and owned his own construction business.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:28 am
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New garbage contract will save $2 a month on water bills

In the end, the vote was unanimous.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:26 am
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Miss. man found guilty in St. Rose shooting

A Mississippi man was found guilty on two counts of attempted second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred in St. Rose in June.
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December 22, 2010 at 10:25 am
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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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Business News: Thorson specializes in pediatric dentistry
Business News: Thorson specializes in pediatric dentistry
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When Dr. Elizabeth Thorson planted roots in Destrehan for her practice, Thorson Dentistry for Kids, she established the first dental office specializing in pediatrics in St. Charles Parish, and it remains the only one in all of the River Parishes.