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Trio of projects set to improve West Bank drainage

A trio of drainage projects now underway – including pump station and culvert upgrades – are set to improve drainage in the towns of Boutte, Luling and Bayou Gauche.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:32 am
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Luling woman charged with doctor shopping at 16 medical centers

A 30-year-old Luling woman has been arrested after police say she visited 16 different medical offices and received the same prescription from multiple doctors.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:31 am
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Humane Society gala celebrates opening of animal shelter

The St. Charles Humane Society recently celebrated a milestone with donors and friends. The organization hosted an event in Luling to highlight the upcoming opening of the new St. Charles Animal Shelter next month.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:30 am
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Hospital chef selected as one of state’s best

Chef Blaine Guillot, who cooks up culinary creations like seafood-stuffed peppers and crawfish enchiladas for the crowd at the St. Charles Parish Hospital café, has been named one of the top chefs in the state.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:30 am
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Week of near freezing temps needed to prevent spring mosquito explosion

Though mosquitoes are far less active in the winter than they are during the rest of the year, the unseasonably warm weather now could provide a big boost to the mosquito population late next month.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:28 am
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Worldguy passes through parish on 2,000-mile trek

Erik Bendl has walked more than 2,000 miles dragging a giant globe for the cause of diabetes awareness, and a few miles of his trek were through St. Charles Parish last weekend.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:27 am
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Start times changing for elementary, middle schools

Beginning in August, elementary and middle school students in St. Charles will start and end the school day at new times.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:23 am
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Committee looks at modifying fireworks ban

At a legislative committee meeting Tuesday night, St. Charles Parish Council members discussed an ordinance that would allow fireworks to be shot on certain days inside the parish but would continue to ban their sale.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:20 am
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Northbound lanes of Hale Boggs will close for 82 hours

The northbound lanes of the Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed from Friday at 7 p.m. until Tuesday at 5 a.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:18 am
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Sheriff’s Office christens new fleet facility

A new, 6,000 square-foot automobile maintenance facility will be used by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for routine maintenance and repairs on the more than 200 vehicles that make up the department’s fleet.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:35 am
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Corps seeks input for historic cemetery plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to seek input on the best way to manage two cemeteries that reside in the Bonnet Carre Spillway but are now grass-covered fields.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:34 am
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Catholic Charities helps hundreds through food, counseling services

Hundreds of parishioners are calling out for help, and Catholic Charities has been there to answer them.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:33 am
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Thefts, burglaries caused crime to spike 5.7 percent in 2011

Due to a large jump in the number of reported burglaries and thefts, crime in St. Charles Parish rose by 5.7 percent in 2011 when compared to 2010, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:31 am
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Crawfish prices fall as supply rises

Even though some experts predicted that drought conditions last year would limit the availability of crawfish early in the season, local seafood dealers say that supply has been exceeding demand in St. Charles Parish.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:28 am
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Deaths of father, son called huge loss for community

Residents of Norco are feeling a huge loss after a father and son who were active in the community were killed in a tragic vehicle accident last week.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:17 am
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Planned tenure changes would have little effect on St. Charles

Nearly 80 percent of teachers in St. Charles Parish are tenured, a status that gives job security to many. But tenure does not guarantee lifetime employment and planned reforms at the state level could change the game for some educators.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:14 am
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R.J. Vial teachers participate in Arkema science teachers program
R.J. Vial teachers participate in Arkema science teachers program
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R.J. Vial Elementary teachers Chelsea LaFont and Donna Reyes participated in Arkema's science teachers program at the chemical plant in Hahnville.