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Local woman wins $650,000 in lottery

Des Allemands resident Sylvia Rome couldn't believe her eyes when she saw the numbers 01-16-18-29-32-35.Read More...
October 25 at 6:22 am
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Bayou Gauche man captures fugitive, holds him at gunpoint

When Casey LeBlanc saw a man suspected of running from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office about 200 yards ahead looking at him, he told him to stay put and kept his hand on a loaded shotgun.Read More...
October 25 at 6:18 am
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Des Allemands vet recalls surviving German mortars and a train wreck

George Champagne recalled heading to Le Havre, France, on a trip that stretched out many days longer than usual.Read More...
October 25 at 5:35 am
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DHS freshman makes history as school's first female football player

When Destrehan High School freshman Merritt Tompkins was scheduling classes, a classmate noted he had never seen a female take part in the football-centered P.E. class. Read More...
October 25 at 5:31 am
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Destrehan native chronicles mother's death, turns diary into book

Described as "her only source of peace," Princess Vinnett was only 10 years old when she chronicled the experience of losing her mother to breast cancer.Read More...
October 24 at 5:25 am
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Cat activists show claws after colony removed

A group of angry "community cat" activists challenged the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter's recent removal of a cat colony in Destrehan.Read More...
October 24 at 3:29 am
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Boutte crash claims life of 39-year-old pedestrian

A fatal crash in Boutte Wednesday night claimed the life of a 39-year-old pedestrian, according to state police. Read More...
October 19 at 9:49 am
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Man convicted of child porn hangs himself in jail cell

A man convicted of producing child pornography and coercing minors for sex hung himself with the cord from a laundry bag in Nelson Coleman Correctional Center.
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October 18 at 6:00 pm
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Parish president had 3 different painkillers in blood sample, but no alcohol

Three prescription painkillers were found in St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran's blood samples that were taken from his Sept. 2 arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
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October 18 at 2:07 pm
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Hospital expands cardiology program

Ochsner Health System and St. Charles Parish Hospital have announced plans to expand the hospital's cardiology program in 2018.Read More...
October 18 at 7:33 am
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1-year-old with diseased kidneys fights for life, may need transplant

For Karen Bellow of Destrehan, January cannot come soon enough.Read More...
October 18 at 6:29 am
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Slain Lafayette officer mourned by his Destrehan family

In the days unfolding since her brother's death in the line of duty in Lafayette, Mandy Middlebrook-Lovett is in disbelief over all the good he did as a police officer.Read More...
October 18 at 6:25 am
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Vial retires after nearly 60 years of practicing law

Leon "Sonny" Vial III had served four years as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot when he decided it was time for a career move.Read More...
October 18 at 5:36 am
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13 members chosen for West Bank boat launch citizens committee

The much anticipated West Bank Boat Launch Citizens Advisory Committee has been named.Read More...
October 18 at 5:32 am
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Construction begins on I-310 project

Massana Construction has started work on a $609,155 project to install about three miles of median cable barriers along Interstate 310 in Luling.Read More...
October 18 at 5:00 am
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Man found guilty of killing 16-year-old, dumping body in St. Rose

Daniel Beckley, the Kenner man arrested last year on the charge of murdering 16-year-old Jorion White and leaving her body in St. Rose, was found guilty of second degree murder and obstruction of justice Friday. Read More...
October 13 at 3:27 pm
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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.