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Despite rumors, Shrinersí soccer fields not for sale

Local soccer players are very familiar with the large lot next to the Jerusalem Shrine Center in Destrehan that has been used for youth sports programs for more than 15 years.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:47 am
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Final bike path phase links St. Charles with Jefferson, St. John

Eight years after the first phase started construction, a final phase of the East Bank Multi-Use Mississippi Levee Path in St. Charles is set to link Jefferson and St. John the Baptist parishes.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:45 am
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Pier 90 launch forced to close during remainder of duck season

Pier 90ís boat launch has been forced to close during the remainder of duck season due to ongoing work on the Western Tie-In, which is designed to connect hurricane protection levees in West Jefferson with the Mississippi River levees in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:44 am
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Voters will decide next clerk of court, state rep Saturday

After the October elections left numerous local seats undecided, a run-off election this Saturday will determine the next St. Charles clerk of court, state representatives for Districts 56 and 57, state senator for District 2 and BESE member for District 2.Read More...
November 18, 2011 at 9:42 am
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2 sought in connection with 3 St. Rose burglaries

Authorities are searching for two Metairie men they believe burglarized three homes in St. Rose over a two-day span.

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November 18, 2011 at 9:42 am
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Schools only district in state recognized for AP success

St. Charles Parish Public Schools were recently recognized for strides in the districtís advanced placement curriculum. The district was the only school system in the state to be recognized by the national College Board on its AP District Honor Roll.

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November 18, 2011 at 9:19 am
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West Monroe ends Hahnville's season, 49-14

Hahnville hung with West Monroe for a quarter, but the Rebels blew the game wide open in the second by scoring 28 points on their way to a 49-14 victory in the first round of the class 5A state playoffs.

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November 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm
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4 local companies land on EPA watch list

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an internal Clean Air Act "watch list" that includes serious or chronic violators of the act that have faced no formal enforcement action within nine months of the violation. The list is dated September 2011 and had never been made public before now.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:53 am
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Clerkís office employee charged with theft

An employee with the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Courtís Office has been arrested after authorities say she allegedly pocketed money given to her to pay a pair of speeding tickets.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:52 am
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Country star, monster po-boys

Residents will come from all across the parish to boogie to rocking music, soar through the air on various rides and get their fill of those famous monster soft shell crab and shrimp po-boys at the 41st annual River Parishes Fall Festival.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:52 am
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Council sets aside money for West Bank launch

The St. Charles Parish Council has budgeted $260,000 for a new West Bank boat launch, with Parish President V.J. St. Pierre saying the more likely option would be a launch in Des Allemands instead of one in Luling on Highway 90.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:50 am
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Canadian killed after getting hit by car on Airline

A 65-year-old Canadian man was killed Saturday night after he was run over by a car on Airline Highway, according to Louisiana State Police.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:36 am
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Facebook post leads to Norco duck hunting citation

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a St. Charles Parish resident on Oct. 27 for alleged migratory bird violations as a result of recent postings on his Facebook page.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:35 am
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Schools will seek $45 million in bonds

During a Capital Improvements Committee meeting on Monday, the St. Charles Parish School Board discussed the possibility of taking out $50 million in bonds for future construction projects.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:34 am
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Committee proposes eliminating fall break

On Wednesday, the school district brought a proposed 2012-2013 calendar to the School Board table for consideration.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:34 am
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Step back in time at Destrehan Plantation

More than 150 artists and crafts vendors from throughout the country will peddle their pottery, jewelry, ceramics and fleur de lis items at the 40th annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival this weekend.

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November 11, 2011 at 10:31 am
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St. Charles school salaries rank among highest in Louisiana
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Calling it a necessary competitive edge to retain best talent, St. Charles Parish Public Schools' teachers, principals and administrators are among the highest earners in Louisiana systems.