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Tempers flare at School Board over $2.1 million employee payment

Tempers flared last Wednesday at a St. Charles Parish School Board meeting in which the board approved a one-time payment of $1,000 to all full-time employees and $500 to all part-time employees. The payment will go out in the Nov. 20 payroll checks and will cost the district $2.1 million.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Security camera helps police nab burglary ring

Surveillance equipment can be a powerful tool in law enforcement’s fight against crime.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:05 am
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Charges dismissed in hospital sex battery case

All charges have been dropped against a Marrero man who was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a psychiatric patient at St. Charles Parish Hospital, according to court records.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:03 am
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Dow will restart $250 million project, hire hundreds of workers

A Dow plant that was shut down in 2009 will be reopened by the end of 2012. The $250 million project will result in more than 50 permanent jobs and hundreds of construction jobs for the parish.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:02 am
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Industry takes top awards at cook-off

Even though the competition was stiff, with 103 teams showing up to cook jambalaya or gumbo, industry representatives won top honors in three of the four events at the 10th annual Battle for the Paddle last week.
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October 14, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Investigators not sure what caused Boutte blaze

Investigators with the Luling Volunteer Fire Department have been unable to identify the cause of a Boutte fire that destroyed the family home of LSU sophomore running back Alfred Blue.
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October 14, 2011 at 8:55 am
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Rathborne says Luling levee permit unlawful

Rathborne Land Co. L.L.C. and Willowridge Estates L.L.C. have filed a petition against the federal government because they say a permit issued to St. Charles Parish for construction of the West Bank hurricane protection levee is unlawful.
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October 14, 2011 at 8:53 am
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Tigers knock out Bruins, Wildcats fall in overtime

Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin was hopeful that his squad would peak in time for district play. For 80 percent of the game, he got what he wanted.

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October 07, 2011 at 10:46 pm
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Valero begins construction of $330 million renewable diesel plant in Norco

Construction on a $330 million renewable diesel plant at the Valero Norco refinery has begun and the facility should be completed and operating by the end of 2012.
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October 07, 2011 at 4:27 pm
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Fire destroys New Sarpy church

The River of Life Christian Fellowship Church in New Sarpy was destroyed on Monday night after a massive fire ripped through the building and ruined everything inside.
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October 07, 2011 at 9:18 am
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Elmo makes CD for sick toddler

Two-year-old Tripp Roth is unlike most kids. Most kids don’t have a mother who has won a national award and a CD of songs made especially for them by THE Elmo. But Tripp also has a very rare skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa, which causes blisters and sores to form on his skin anywhere the friction occurs.
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October 07, 2011 at 9:15 am
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Former civic president admits stealing from clubs

A Montz man will have to reimburse two civic associations after pleading guilty to stealing money from both of them.
Christopher Kennedy, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft valued over $500.
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October 07, 2011 at 9:03 am
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Join parishwide cleanup effort

More than 150 parishioners have already signed up to help keep St. Charles clean during this weekend’s Trash Bash event.
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October 07, 2011 at 9:02 am
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Meet-your-neighbor night moves to October

Residents across the parish have begun to plan their National Night Out Against Crime parties, which take place on Oct. 11 and attempt to bring neighbors together to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness.
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October 07, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Archbishop Hannan was spiritual leader of Luling Ferry Disaster

Archbishop Philip Hannan passed away last week at the age of 98, but his legacy will live on in St. Charles Parish for the vital healing role he played during and after the Luling Ferry Disaster.
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October 07, 2011 at 9:00 am
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St. Rose Robbery: VooDoo BBQ employee attacked, locked in cooler

An armed robber broke into VooDoo BBQ and Grill in St. Rose, hit a female employee on the head with a gun and locked her in a cooler before making off with cash, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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October 07, 2011 at 8:57 am
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Former teacher, husband plead guilty to running a meth lab in Luling
Former teacher, husband plead guilty to running a meth lab in Luling
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Ryan and Kristy Allen, the husband and wife indicted earlier this year on the accusation they established a meth lab at their Luling home where they reside with their seven-year-old child, each pleaded guilty to a charge of operation of a clandestine laboratory.