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Queens chow down on catfish during eating contest

More than 35 pageant queens from across Louisiana competed last weekend to be named the fastest catfish eater.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:43 am
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Spillway Classic known for obstacles, wet and dirty fun

Two thousand adrenaline junkies are preparing to get wet and dirty during the 23rd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run, which begins at 8 a.m. on July 18 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:41 am
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Number of days students can miss school slashed

Changes in the state attendance and drop-out policies have St. Charles Parish Public Schools administrators worried.
The new legislation allows students to miss almost half the amount of days that they were previously allowed to miss. In high school, students will only be allowed to miss five days per class. They were previously allowed eight days per course. Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:36 am
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Lack of School Board candidates means easy 'elections' for most

Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board ended last week and there are four new names in the running.
One of them, Art Aucoin, has already won the seat for District 7 because he is running unopposed.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:35 am
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Scam forces bank to block all ATM

Customers of First National Bank USA were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme that tricked them into giving an automated calling service their account information.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:33 am
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Scam forces bank to put hold on all ATM withdrawals

First National Bank USA has put a hold on all ATM withdrawals by its customers after several residents were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 2:44 pm
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Parish facing rising costs in road construction

Local roads in St. Charles Parish are being revamped yearly based on the parish’s systematic Road Maintenance Program.
The current work contract consists of 33 roads, or about 12-and-a-half miles. Major roads being repaired include Fifth Street in Norco, Carolyn Drive in New Sarpy and Davis Drive in Luling.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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St. Rose company sends machines to capture Gulf oil

A disaster recovery firm in St. Rose has joined with a Florida company to deploy unique machines that have the ability to separate oil from water without the use of chemicals.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:28 am
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Des Allemands writer’s book leads to museum

Des Allemands writer Joey Maddox has been busy.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Is end of popular tax credit causing home sales to plummet?

With the official end of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, some say the local real estate market has seen a drop in sales while others think the credit never made much of a difference.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:25 am
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With a little ‘sweat equity,’ 19 families build own dream homes

Since 2007, 19 families in St. Charles Parish have taken advantage of a Family Resources of New Orleans program that allows them to build their own homes and qualify for a subsidized loan that leaves them paying only $400 to $500 a month.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:24 am
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Man charged with breaking into motel, beating manager

A 45-year-old Luling man allegedly snuck into a bathroom window at Breaux’s Motel and assaulted a female manager with a bicycle handlebar, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:22 am
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Catfish Fest raffles off Lombardi replica

Excitement is rising around St. Charles Parish as the 36th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival, which will be held at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands from July 9-11, nears.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:21 am
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9-year-old tells police she was molested at park

A 9-year-old girl said she was molested by a 53-year-old convicted sex offender while playing at Monsanto Park, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:19 am
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Football coach to serve as new safety czar of schools

In an effort to make St. Charles Parish schools as safe as possible, the School Board recently decided to create a safety coordinator position for the district.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:56 am
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Council members trade barbs through the mail

After trading barbs at a recent council meeting, council members Dennis Nuss and Paul Hogan have continued doing so through the mail.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:46 am
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One dead, one airlifted to burn unit from today's fiery collision in Luling
One dead, one airlifted to burn unit from today's fiery collision in Luling
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In a fiery wreck involving two trucks this morning in Luling, one man is dead and another has been taken to a burn unit in Baton Rouge.