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DHS graduate killed in wreck

A 2009 Destrehan High School graduate was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a concrete light pole in New Orleans.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Disabled veterans may get tax credit

After the Parish Council gave it the OK on Monday, voters will decide whether or not disabled veterans will be able to double their homestead exemption to $150,000.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:21 am
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3 decades later, missing ferry bell returns to St. Charles

After more than three decades, the George Prince ferry bell will finally be displayed in St. Charles Parish.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:20 am
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Sheriff: Phone scam targeting senior citizens

Several residents have been contacted through the phone for donations from people claiming to be from the local American Legion Post, but Sheriff Greg Champagne warns that it is a scam.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:19 am
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Hottest obstacle course comes to spillway

Thousands of racers will descend upon the Bonnet Carre Spillway on March 5 and attempt to navigate a 3-mile course filled with obstacles that will have them jumping on junkyard vehicles and leaping over a wall of fire.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:17 am
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Changing bridge cables proves difficult, costly

It took nine years, 19,000 tons of steel, 72 cables comprised of thousands of wires, 700,000 bolts and 3,000 tons of asphalt to bridge the gap between Luling and Destrehan.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Investor group will buy Willowdale Country Club

Stockholders of Willowdale Country Club voted Tuesday night to sell the club’s assets to an investor group made up mainly of people who live in the vicinity of the club.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Raceland man charged with rape of parish juvenile

A 30-year-old Raceland man has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape and indecent behavior with a parish juvenile, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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Street name could be changed to honor late judge

Sugarland Parkway in Luling could be in for a name change if the Parish Council votes for the measure at their Feb. 7 meeting.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:06 pm
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Member of ‘Norco 4’ released on bond

One of the people arrested in connection with the murder of a 78-year-old Norco woman was released last week.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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Railroad reps tell council they will work to reduce crossing wait times

Railroad problems across the parish could be coming to an end thanks to a meeting that the Parish Council held with representatives from Union Pacific Railroad, Canadian National Railroad Police, Kansas City Southern Railway and the Federal Railroad Administration.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:04 pm
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Unique auction raises funds for brain-damaged toddler

A Luling couple has come up with a unique way to raise money to pay for medical treatments for their 2-year-old daughter, who nearly drowned in their backyard pool.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:02 pm
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4 sought after violent Des Allemands robbery

Police are searching for four men believed to be behind the violent robbery of a 20-year-old Paradis man on Sunday night.
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February 03, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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Most don’t survive battle with river, experts say

With a current fueled by melting ice from the north, large debris that have traveled from as far away as Minnesota and freezing cold temperatures, chances of survival are minimal for anyone who falls into the Mighty Mississippi without a life jacket.
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February 03, 2011 at 10:31 am
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Law to legalize fireworks is shot down

An ordinance that would have legalized fireworks in St. Charles Parish was overwhelmingly shot down by council members on Monday.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm
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Searchers recover body in river

With the help of volunteer rescue workers, authorities recovered a body in the Mississippi River, according to Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange, a spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm
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Retired teacher takes abandoned family under her wing
Retired teacher takes abandoned family under her wing
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When the telephone call came to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church from a young woman asking for help to pay her rent, Kerry Hotard quickly recognized her situation was far more desperate.