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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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Serious bridge accident blamed on dump truck

Both southbound lanes of the Hale Boggs Bridge were closed on Monday for almost an hour after an SUV ran into the back of a dump truck, according to state police.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:30 am
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Armed invaders tie up victims, ransack house

A Destrehan woman and her daughter were tied up and held at gunpoint Monday morning when a group of men robbed their home on Murray Hill Drive, according to police.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Destrehan man arrested in fatal New Year’s crash

A 36-year-old Destrehan man was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after authorities say he ran into and killed a Raceland man that was standing near his crashed pick-up truck on the side of I-310.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Destrehan home invaders at large

A Destrehan woman and her daughter were tied up and held at gunpoint Monday morning when a group of men robbed their home on Murray Hill Drive, according to police.
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January 03, 2011 at 4:32 pm
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Watch out for drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve, sheriff warns

In 2009, there were 10,839 people killed in the U.S. due to alcohol impaired driving. And with many people celebrating the New Year this weekend, Sheriff Greg Champagne is warning residents to be on the lookout.
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December 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm
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Schools expect revenue drop in '11

St. Charles Parish School Board members said they may slow down spending in the next couple of years after being told that a drop in tax revenues will decrease the 2011 budget.
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December 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm
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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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When a bench becomes a place of safety and comfort
When a bench becomes a place of safety and comfort
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Henry Cologne and his carpentry students had no problem accepting the challenge of making benches as a safe place for students to seek a haven from being bullied or just loneliness.