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Worker dies after Valero accident

One person was killed and another was injured when an accident occurred at the Valero St. Charles Refinery on Sunday, March 6.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:23 am
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Visitors can play games, win prizes at Biz Fest

Families looking for a fun way to get over the Mardi Gras hangover need to look no further than the Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles, which is breaking with tradition this year by having a game show, a putt-putt golf course, Zumba classes and taekwondo demonstrations.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Family says demon has haunted them for 4 years, gets exorcism

A Des Allemands woman said she is finally rid of a demon that has haunted her family for the last four years.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Krewe of Lul officially canceled

For the first time in 34 years organizers were forced to pull the plug on the Krewe of Lul parade due to severe weather that hit the area on Saturday.

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March 10, 2011 at 8:50 am
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Schools’ accounts payable will no longer run in paper

St. Charles Parish Schools went paperless last week in time for the Feb. 23 School Board meeting, and will now run all accounts payable and other information online.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:18 am
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Full bridge closure scheduled for back-to-back weekends

The Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed for two weekends later this month as work continues on a $32 million cable replacement project.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:16 am
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New system helps police locate stolen bikes, ATVs

Because they are routinely the target of theft, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has initiated an online registration program for all bicycles, ATVs and golf carts.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:15 am
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School insurance rises by $1.7M after high number of claims

Since 1988, the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ health insurance costs have gone up by over 650 percent. And this year is no exception, with the School Board voting last week to renew its health insurance plan with Humana at an increase of about $1.7 million.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:15 am
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More charges filed in St. Rose murder

Additional charges have been brought against two people arrested in connection with the violent murder of a disabled 88-year-old St. Rose woman.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Wagon floats, crazy costumes greet parents at school parades

Adults will not be the only ones celebrating Carnival this week. Schools across the parish will be hosting their own Mardi Gras parades on Friday, March 4, that the community can support.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:13 am
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Flu season heats up as weather warms

The flu season is still in full-swing despite warm spring temperatures rolling into the area.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Time running out to purchase signed bricks for hero monument

Only another week remains for those who want to be part of a “legacy walk” and have their names forever associated with the construction of the Fallen Hero Memorial.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm
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Road name change comes at no cost to schools, Sheriff’s Office

Changing the name of Sugarland Parkway to Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway will have little effect on the school system or the Sheriff's Office, which both have facilities located on the street.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm
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School bus accident not serious, official says

A school bus carrying Destrehan High School students to a field trip at the World War II museum last week hit an unexpected delay when a pipe from a neighboring truck hit a bus window.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm
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Arrest made in violent Des Allemands robbery

A 21-year-old Des Allemands man has been arrested in connection with the violent robbery of a Paradis man earlier this month.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm
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Parish pays $1.6 million to clear way for Willowridge levee permit

The St. Charles Parish Council approved the spending of $1.6 million on wetland mitigation, clearing what one councilman called the last major hurdle for a levee in the Willowdale/Willowridge area.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm
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Officials finally able to recover body of man killed in pipeline explosion
Officials finally able to recover body of man killed in pipeline explosion
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The worker missing after the Phillips 66 pipeline explosion in Paradis last Thursday is deceased and his body recovered from the scene, confirmed Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey Tuesday.