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•Robert J. Thomassie, 32, of 616 Kinler St. in Luling, was arrested on Dec. 31 and charged with D.W.I., improper control of vehicle, no MVI sticker, and needed renewal of registration.

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January 14, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Circle K robber still on the loose

Sheriff Greg Champagne wants residents to be on the look-out for a suspect in an armed robbery on Thursday, Jan. 6.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:38 am
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6-month culvert project will impact Ormond traffic

The installation of new culverts underneath Ormond Boulevard will necessitate temporary lane switching for motorists for the duration of the project, set to begin in early February and end in late July.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Owner charged with setting store on fire...twice

The owner of a St. Rose convenience store was arrested after authorities say he set fire to his store twice in order to collect a $1 million insurance policy.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:37 am
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Still no sign of man who jumped into river

There is still no sign of a man who authorities say jumped into the Mississippi River to avoid capture after a deputy chased him through a business area and to a river pier.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Community bands together to help young stroke victim

Community members from both sides of the river banded together to keep one local family on their feet after a devastating blow.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Parish slaves had to fight for own freedom, author says

The author who helped re-publicize the largest slave revolt in the history of the United States learned some little-known facts about St. Charles Parish while researching a book about the uprising.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Hwy. 90 robber chased off with machete

A 56-year-old employee of Affordable Used Cars in Boutte chased off a would-be robber with a machete, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:30 am
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Schools allow students to 'pay back' missed days

The St. Charles Parish school system is giving high school students a break from the strict attendance policies put in place statewide last August with a new attendance recovery program.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:29 am
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‘Bath salts’ that nearly killed local teen taken off shelves

A synthetic drug that nearly killed a Des Allemands teen last month has been banned by Gov. Bobby Jindal in an emergency rule. The rule makes it illegal to sell, use, buy or manufacture the chemicals used in fake bath salts.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Police: Armed robber on the loose

Sheriff Greg Champagne wants residents to be on the look-out for a suspect in an armed robbery on Thursday, Jan. 6.Read More...
January 07, 2011 at 12:12 pm
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Jindal bases future on the youth

Gov. Bobby Jindal gave an enlightened talk at Destrehan Library last Thursday as part of a statewide “Building a Better Louisiana for Our Children” tour. It’s main focus was on the future of the state and how it rests with our younger people.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Schools will beef up security measures, ID ever visitor

In his first big move as Coordinator of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for the school district, Stephen Robicheaux presented a plan to the School Board that will unify the procedures for visitors in all parish schools.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Convicted sex offender charged with molesting 6-year-old girl

A 24-year-old Boutte man who is a convicted sex offender was arrested and charged with molesting a 6-year-old girl, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:34 am
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Largest slave revolt revisited on 200-year anniversary

Two hundred years ago, a group of Louisiana slaves led the largest organized rebellion of enslaved people on American soil.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:34 am
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History buffs tell how Des Allemands’ Black Prince Island got its name

A Des Allemands native who plans on writing a history of the area said he discovered the true meaning behind Black Prince Island during his research.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Bargain hunters will get a unique opportunity to shop at the first Old Luling Yard/Garage Sale on Aug. 5.