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Luling Santa passes the beard test

With a twinkle in his eye and a nose like a cherry - even without the suit Marc Majoria is turning heads these days. The full white beard, growing since January, makes him look suspiciously like an undercover Saint Nick.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm
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Armed intruder killed

A St. Rose man shot and killed an armed intruder who had kicked down the rear door of his residence shortly before 1 a.m. on Dec. 15, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm
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Sheriff: Burglaries may have been solved

A recent string of home burglaries that occurred mostly on the West Bank may have been solved last night, Sheriff Greg Champagne said.Read More...
December 17, 2009 at 12:06 pm
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Portion of River Road to close for 16 days

A portion of River Road in Norco between Good Hope Street and Prospect Avenue will be closed for 16 days as workers remove a pipe bridge that has been in place for more than 40 years.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:52 am
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More police hit streets to battle holiday crime

For the second straight year, Sheriff Greg Champagne is ordering administrative employees and supervisors to the streets to head off holiday crime.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:51 am
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$1 million to fund 4 more miles of paved levee paths

More than $1 million in grants will help fund the construction of four additional miles of paved paths on top of the Mississippi River levees in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:32 am
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Sweet music serenades tree lighting

School choirs, hot chocolate, and most importantly, Santa, will all be at the West Bank Bridge Park on Dec. 10 as the parish ushers in the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Kidnapping thwarted by daycare workers, parents

A 29-year-old Georgia man was arrested after sneaking into Four Stars Childcare in Paradis and trying to take his 3-year-old daughter even though he is not supposed to have unsupervised contact with her, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Students asked to keep principal’s legacy alive

St. Charles Parish Public Schools celebrated the life of a beloved principal, co-worker and friend on Friday, Dec. 4.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Ten stores busted in undercover operation

In a tobacco and alcohol sting operation by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office last week, 10 store clerks were caught selling alcohol, tobacco or both to minors. Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Boutte man charged with making child porn with daughter

A 33-year-old Boutte man was arrested last week for possessing child pornography that involved himself and his daughter, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
December 09, 2009 at 10:52 am
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Local stores see sales spike on Black Friday

Several area retailers reported strong sales on Black Friday, with some saying that the annual kick off to the holiday shopping season was the busiest one they have had in years.Read More...
December 09, 2009 at 10:51 am
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R.K. Smith principal loses battle with cancer

R.K. Smith Middle School Principal Nicole Colleen LeBeauf, 41, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, Nov. 29. LeBeauf was an educator for 15 years and she had a true passion for teaching children, her co-workers and friends said.Read More...
December 09, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Santa and his helpers decorate neighbors’ homes

Residents in need of a little holiday cheer will be well served to drive down Birch Street this Christmas season. Read More...
December 09, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Keeping father’s legacy alive drives grocer brothers

On any given day, customers in Majoria’s Supermarket are likely to see one or more of the store’s four owners - all brothers - chatting up patrons on topics ranging from Saints football to the goings on in the parish.Read More...
December 09, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Waterford 3 in latter stages of outage

Waterford 3 is getting ready to begin producing power again after a shutdown to refuel and refurbish the plant. Read More...
December 02, 2009 at 10:46 am
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68-year-old charged with manslaughter after Destrehan shooting
68-year-old charged with manslaughter after Destrehan shooting
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Donald Daughdrill, 68, was arrested Thursday night and charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of 25-year-old Weston Keller in Destrehan.