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Stage set for levee land acquisition

A consulting firm helping St. Charles Parish secure land for the Luling phase of the West Bank hurricane protection levee expects all land necessary for the levee’s construction to be obtained by January.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:26 am
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Man gets 12 years for attempted murder

A LaPlace man was sentenced to 12 years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder after shooting his then-girlfriend five times in the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:25 am
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Nostalgia reigns at Ama’s unique airport

Hidden down River Road in the community of Ama is a small private airstrip and hangar that a lot of people in St. Charles do not realize exists.
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October 28, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Clerk of Court will be decided in November

Almost all incumbents will keep their seats after last weekend's election, but a run-off race will be held for the Clerk of Court seat in November.

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October 24, 2011 at 10:38 am
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Hahnville handles Higgins, East St. John shuts out Destrehan

It took a while for the Tiger offense to get started Friday night against the Higgins Hurricanes. But once they did, they were hard to stop, scoring 22 fourth quarter points to storm to a 25-8 victory.
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October 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm
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Decision Day

Almost 10 percent of voters in St. Charles turned out to the polls last week for early voting for parish president and other high-profile offices.
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October 21, 2011 at 10:10 am
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Parish voting locations

1-1 Killona Fire Station 216 Adams St., Killona
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October 21, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Concrete blocks on Hwy. 90 cause 2-car accident

Authorities are searching for the driver of a white pickup truck who allegedly caused a two-car accident after concrete blocks fell out of his trailer on Oct. 5, according to Louisiana State Police.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Final piece of West Bank bike path will go out for bids

Due to the outpour of support from residents in Ama, the state Department of Transportation and Development will soon go out for bids on a 3.29 mile bike path that will extend from Davis Drive in Luling through Ama to the Jefferson Parish line.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:26 am
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Controversial therapy gives cancer-stricken grandpa hope

In January, Jack Spurlock was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and was told he would live for only a few short months. His family felt helpless and he could only sit at home, waiting to die.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:25 am
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38 on waiting list for 60-room Ashton Manor

Officials finally broke ground on an assisted living center that has been in the works for several years. The center, which will be called Ashton Manor, will be built in Luling’s Ashton Plantation on six acres of land owned by St. Charles Parish Hospital.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
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2011: Gamblers lose $10 million to machines

Despite the state of the economy, residents in St. Charles Parish are still spending plenty of money on video gaming with $29.7 million going into the roughly 324 machines in the area in a 12-month period, according to statistics from the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:21 am
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Rocket show will light up sky on Sunday

Rockets will be launching hundreds of feet into the air over the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Sunday. Cadets with the Civil Air Patrol, the volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, will set off rockets that they built themselves.
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October 21, 2011 at 9:15 am
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ESJ stuns Hahnville, Destrehan falls in overtime

For three quarters, the Hahnville Tigers dominated East St. John at the line of scrimmage as they built up a 21-7 lead. But the Wildcats stormed back in the fourth with three unanswered touchdowns to pull out a 27-21 win that stunned the Tigers.

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October 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm
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District ranks 12th in school performance

District and school performance scores were released last week and St. Charles ranked No. 12 out of 70 districts in the state.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Council will talk about boat launch plans at meeting

The St. Charles Parish Council will discuss plans for two West Bank boat launches at a committee meeting on Tuesday just in time for budget hearings at the end of the month.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:08 am
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Tigers alum stars in bullpen for MLB’s Blue Jays
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A former Hahnville High School star, Aaron Loup has not only made it in the majors, he’s thrived there.