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Corps asks to open spillway

With water levels in the Mississippi River expected to rise to 17 feet this month, the Army Corps of Engineers has officially made a request to the Mississippi River Commission that the Bonnet Carre Spillway be opened no earlier than May 9, according to Chris Brantley, project manager at the spillway.
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May 05, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Hahnville's season ends with 8-0 loss to Ehret

The Hahnville Tigers were eliminated from the Class 5A state baseball playoffs after falling 8-0 to John Ehret on Wednesday.

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May 05, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Hahnville blasts STM 8-0, heading to semis

The Hahnville Lady Tigers blew past STM on Friday, knocking off the defending champions 8-0 to reach the semifinals.

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April 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm
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Red Church fest expected to draw thousands

Thousands of people will head to Destrehan this weekend to enjoy soaring fair rides, chow down on crawfish pies and onion mums and show their skills in target shooting or putt putt golf.
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April 29, 2011 at 10:43 am
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New culverts increasing water flow in Bayou Gauche

BAYOU GAUCHE - Two new in-house culvert installations are upgrading water flow down the No. 10 Canal in anticipation of a larger set of replacements expected to begin later this year.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:29 am
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St. Marks holds special Divine Mercy Sunday celebration

In the 1930’s Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, and among the messages asked that a Feast Day be established in the Church the Sunday after Easter in honor of His Divine Mercy.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Drainage project could cause delays in Ormond

A four-month long project to improve drainage under Ormond Boulevard got underway last week and could cause traffic delays until its scheduled completion in July.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Des Allemands man booked with attempted second degree murder

A 55-year-old Des Allemands man has been arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder after authorities say that he shot at a man with a 12-gauge shotgun after an argument.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:26 am
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Toddler with rare skin disease still beating the odds

Two years ago, doctors told Courtney and Randy Roth that their newborn son, Tripp, would not live to see his first birthday. Now Tripp is approaching his second birthday on May 14 and he and his family are still fighting.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Schedules changing at middle schools

Most St. Charles Parish middle school students can say good-bye to their current schedules next year. Starting this fall, all parish middle schools will have six, 60-minute periods each day.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Increased hospital tax, veteran homestead exemption in voters' hands

Parishioners heading to the polls on Saturday will decide whether or not to approve an increase in taxes for St. Charles Parish Hospital and if disabled veterans can double their homestead exemptions.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:21 am
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River predicted to rise to 17 feet, would mean first spillway opening in 3 years

If water levels in the Mississippi River rise to 17 feet on May 17, as predicted by National Weather Service hydrologists, then the Bonnet Carre Spillway could be opened up for the first time since 2008.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Luling man killed in Hwy. 90 collision

A 73-year-old Luling man was killed on Friday after he exited the Pier 90 parking lot and was hit by an SUV on Highway 90, according to state police.
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April 29, 2011 at 9:17 am
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More than half of West Bank parks recently renovated

Renovated and state-of-the-art parks and paths are on the horizon for the West Bank of St. Charles Parish.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:07 am
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1 year after spill, dealers say seafood definitely safe to eat

On the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, local seafood companies are reporting strong sales and clean, healthy catches.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:05 am
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Teens face tough summer job market

The massive budget deficits that are crippling federal, state and local government agencies across the country are expected to have a negative impact on the employment prospects for teenagers this summer, according to a job research firm.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:04 am
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Parish president proposes $101M budget for 2018
Parish president proposes $101M budget for 2018
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Saying the administration has been kept on a path of "sustainability," Parish President Larry Cochran has proposed a $101 million budget for 2018.