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Body of bridge jumper found in Norco

A body was found floating in the Mississippi River near Valero this morning at 8:19 a.m. After an autopsy, the body has been identified as Kylan Laurent, the man who jumped off the Veterans Memorial Bridge more than a week ago.

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August 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm
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Parish employee charged with theft from clerk’s office

An employee in the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s office was arrested last week and charged with stealing more than $600 and falsifying records, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:03 am
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More teachers leave LES

Luling Elementary had more than three times as many certificated employees leave the school last year than any other elementary school in the district.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:02 am
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Former councilman seeks state rep post

A second East Bank resident has joined the race for the soon-to-be-vacant District 56 seat in the Louisiana State House of Representatives.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Help on the way for ailing grandmother, grandkids

Employees from International Matex Tank Terminals in St. Rose will be donning gloves and tool belts this Friday to help out an ailing caretaker.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:59 am
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When bugs attack

Two Luling mothers have discovered just how dangerous insect bites can be, with one ending up in the hospital after a mosquito bite and the other dealing with a swollen face after a battle with a deer fly.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:58 am
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Armed men invade home

A 23-year-old Norco woman was forced into her home at gunpoint and tied up with an electrical cord while two men went through her belongings, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:54 am
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Major thriller films at hospital

“Parker,” a movie featuring action star Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez filmed inside St. Charles Parish Hospital for nearly 14 hours last Monday.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:53 am
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Teen pleads guilty in Norco murder

Daniel Deese, 16, entered a guilty plea for manslaughter on Monday in the November killing of 78-year-old Mary Nancy Arico, of Norco.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:52 am
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Man gets 40 years in St. Rose death

Toby Beasley of Hahnville pled guilty on Tuesday to manslaughter in connection to an arson in St. Rose that killed 88-year-old Ophelia Shepard, who was a double amputee and could not escape the fire. Beasley, 32, was originally charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson.
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August 26, 2011 at 8:51 am
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Murder cases end in manslaughter pleas

Two parishioners charged with murder, Daniel Deese and Toby Beasley, pled guilty to manslaughter this week.

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August 23, 2011 at 11:57 am
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Second frog heist suspect arrested

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has made a second arrest in connection with an incident where three teens were robbed of two frogs.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:47 am
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West Nile confirmed in Killona mosquito sample

The year's first confirmed case of West Nile Encephalitis virus in the Greater New Orleans area was found last week in a Killona mosquito sample.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:40 am
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7 council members will run for re-election

Seven of the nine Parish Council members say they will seek re-election in October, with only Councilmen Terry Authement and Marcus Lambert choosing to leave office.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:39 am
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Gisclair will not seek another term as assessor

Parish Assessor Clyde “Rock” Gisclair, who has served in his post for more than 40 years, will retire at the end of his current term.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:38 am
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99 auto burglaries reported this summer

This summer has been a busy one for car burglars, who lifted items from 99 vehicles from June through August, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:37 am
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Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
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Recalling how 2-year-old Kevin J. "Bubba" Cortez III loved being by the bayou and on the boat with his papa, his parents wept as they emphasized how much they didn't want others to lose a child the way they did.