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Lul’s longest reigning king and queen ... thanks to rain

When Bill and Edie Sirmon were announced among the former kings and queens at the Krewe of Lul ball, it was as “the longest reigning king and queen” in the event’s long history. Read More...
February 24 at 8:00 am
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Sheriff’s Office, parish help make parades roll

While Mardi Gras is a tradition like no other, the fact that the festivities date back for years doesn’t mean anything flies on autopilot — when talking about such large gatherings, much preparation is necessary behind the scenes to make everything run smoothly. Read More...
February 23 at 2:42 pm
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Lul’s scrolls relive Luling’s history

They were a momento tossed to adoring crowds by kings and queens, but over the 40 years what appeared to be scraps of paper ended up chronicling the very town of Luling itself.Read More...
February 23 at 2:16 pm
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Sisters ready to ride as Krewe of Des Allemands’ grand marshals

Sisters Beatrice Barbier and Sandra Yokum say they’re ready to ride.Read More...
February 23 at 2:14 pm
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Lul grand marshal continues family tradition

Dorothy St. Amant Dufresne considers the Krewe of Lul parade a tradition for her hometown, and more so as an honor for herself serving as its grand marshal.Read More...
February 23 at 2:10 pm
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Krewe of Des Allemands royalty loaded with specialty throws for parade

When Roy and Betty Hogan ride this weekend in their reign as king and queen of the Krewe of Des Allemands, they might have their work cut out for them — it could be difficult for the couple to get throws to all of their family, friends and acquaintances in attendance.Read More...
February 23 at 2:06 pm
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Lul royalty ready to rule in krewe’s 40th anniversary

George and Lonnine Adamietz are excited about celebrating a special year for the Krewe of Lul, especially as its royalty.Read More...
February 23 at 2:02 pm
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Krewe of Lul: The man who started it all

After riding in the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, Vernon Higgins decided it was time to turn talk into action about forming their own parade in Luling.Read More...
February 23 at 1:59 pm
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Krewe of Des Allemands rolls Sunday with 10 floats

For the 62nd year, the Krewe of Des Allemands is set to roll Sunday (Feb. 26) before what organizers believe will be another strong crowd of revelers.Read More...
February 23 at 1:57 pm
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Krewe of Lul rolling with 23 floats Saturday in Luling

Marking its 40th year of revelry in Luling, the Krewe of Lul will roll with 62 units and 23 floats this Mardi Gras season.Read More...
February 23 at 1:54 pm
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La. Hwy. 631 closed in Paradis to remove truck in ditch

Louisiana Highway 631 is closed between Highway 306 and Highway 635 in Hahnville while St. Charles Parish officials remove a truck that is partially in a ditch. Read More...
February 23 at 9:22 am
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Luling man who allegedly killed Metairie man for $80 cash charged by grand jury

Jerel Anthony Smith of Luling, accused of brutally shooting a Metairie man four times in the head for $80 cash, has been charged with second-degree murder and armed robbery by a St. Charles Parish grand jury.
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February 22 at 1:39 pm
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Officials finally able to recover body of man killed in pipeline explosion

The worker missing after the Phillips 66 pipeline explosion in Paradis last Thursday is deceased and his body recovered from the scene, confirmed Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey Tuesday. Read More...
February 17 at 1:55 pm
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Luling man sought by police, allegedly fired handgun in Paul Fredrick St. altercation

A Luling man accused of firing a handgun from his vehicle during an altercation at a local business is being sought by police.Read More...
February 17 at 11:25 am
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Harry Hurst student wins parish’s chemist challenge

Mitchell Otillio knows his stuff when it comes to science. Read More...
February 17 at 9:14 am
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Trapper John the Hog Man claimed he ate a coyote, but it was a jab at critics

“They’re delicious,” an angry Trapper John the Hog Man said of claiming he recently ate a coyote.Read More...
February 17 at 9:11 am
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Parish focusing on flood insurance rates
Parish focusing on flood insurance rates
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With flood insurance rates due to expire in June, St. Charles Parish officials are working with the area’s Congressional delegation and toward finding discounts that can buffer residents from a major premium hit.