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Street name could be changed to honor late judge

Sugarland Parkway in Luling could be in for a name change if the Parish Council votes for the measure at their Feb. 7 meeting.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:06 pm
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Member of ‘Norco 4’ released on bond

One of the people arrested in connection with the murder of a 78-year-old Norco woman was released last week.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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Railroad reps tell council they will work to reduce crossing wait times

Railroad problems across the parish could be coming to an end thanks to a meeting that the Parish Council held with representatives from Union Pacific Railroad, Canadian National Railroad Police, Kansas City Southern Railway and the Federal Railroad Administration.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:04 pm
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Unique auction raises funds for brain-damaged toddler

A Luling couple has come up with a unique way to raise money to pay for medical treatments for their 2-year-old daughter, who nearly drowned in their backyard pool.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:02 pm
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4 sought after violent Des Allemands robbery

Police are searching for four men believed to be behind the violent robbery of a 20-year-old Paradis man on Sunday night.
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February 03, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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Most don’t survive battle with river, experts say

With a current fueled by melting ice from the north, large debris that have traveled from as far away as Minnesota and freezing cold temperatures, chances of survival are minimal for anyone who falls into the Mighty Mississippi without a life jacket.
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February 03, 2011 at 10:31 am
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Law to legalize fireworks is shot down

An ordinance that would have legalized fireworks in St. Charles Parish was overwhelmingly shot down by council members on Monday.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm
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Searchers recover body in river

With the help of volunteer rescue workers, authorities recovered a body in the Mississippi River, according to Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange, a spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm
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Police seek clues in Destrehan home invasion

Police have released a sketch of a suspected home invader, who along with two other men, tied up a mother and daughter before ransacking their Destrehan home.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm
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50 years later, ‘Bayou Boys’ remember magical season

Fifty years ago, a small football team from Des Allemands captured the heart of their community by winning the West Bank championship and then knocking off St. Charles Catholic in the first Catfish Bowl.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm
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Catchy business slogan goes viral over Internet

When DNA Chiropractic decided to perform DNA testing in their office, owners Derek and Angelle Stratton knew they had to come up with a catchy slogan to bring in business.

Their idea was “Who Dat Baby Daddy?”
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January 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm
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Board members discuss whether year-round schooling would increase scores

With a new rating system going into effect and the state raising the bar for public school performance, St. Charles Parish decided last week to research year-round schools in the hopes that it would bring up performance scores and keep kids learning all year long. School Board member John Smith brought up year-round school during a Jan. 18 committee meeting as something the school district needs to start looking into.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm
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New school rating system called misleading

Children in St. Charles Parish will no longer be attending two and three star schools this fall. Their schools will be rated as B, C and D schools by the state starting in October.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm
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Valero plans to sink $1.5 billion into Norco refinery

After receiving federal backing in the form of a $241 million loan guarantee, Valero will move forward with plans to build a renewable diesel plant at their Norco refinery.Read More...
January 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm
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Teacher’s death second tragedy to strike R.K. Smith faculty

R.K. Smith Middle School faculty and students are mourning their second loss in less than two years as a teacher was killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Jan. 13.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:41 am
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Crime decreases by 5.8 percent in 2010

Lower numbers of rapes, assaults, burglaries and thefts led to a 5.8 percent decrease in St. Charles Parish crime in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to FBI crime statistics.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Mildred
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Mildred
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This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Mildred the dog.