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Worldguy passes through parish on 2,000-mile trek

Erik Bendl has walked more than 2,000 miles dragging a giant globe for the cause of diabetes awareness, and a few miles of his trek were through St. Charles Parish last weekend.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:27 am
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Start times changing for elementary, middle schools

Beginning in August, elementary and middle school students in St. Charles will start and end the school day at new times.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:23 am
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Committee looks at modifying fireworks ban

At a legislative committee meeting Tuesday night, St. Charles Parish Council members discussed an ordinance that would allow fireworks to be shot on certain days inside the parish but would continue to ban their sale.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:20 am
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Northbound lanes of Hale Boggs will close for 82 hours

The northbound lanes of the Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed from Friday at 7 p.m. until Tuesday at 5 a.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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February 10, 2012 at 9:18 am
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Sheriff’s Office christens new fleet facility

A new, 6,000 square-foot automobile maintenance facility will be used by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for routine maintenance and repairs on the more than 200 vehicles that make up the department’s fleet.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:35 am
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Corps seeks input for historic cemetery plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to seek input on the best way to manage two cemeteries that reside in the Bonnet Carre Spillway but are now grass-covered fields.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:34 am
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Catholic Charities helps hundreds through food, counseling services

Hundreds of parishioners are calling out for help, and Catholic Charities has been there to answer them.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:33 am
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Thefts, burglaries caused crime to spike 5.7 percent in 2011

Due to a large jump in the number of reported burglaries and thefts, crime in St. Charles Parish rose by 5.7 percent in 2011 when compared to 2010, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:31 am
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Crawfish prices fall as supply rises

Even though some experts predicted that drought conditions last year would limit the availability of crawfish early in the season, local seafood dealers say that supply has been exceeding demand in St. Charles Parish.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:28 am
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Deaths of father, son called huge loss for community

Residents of Norco are feeling a huge loss after a father and son who were active in the community were killed in a tragic vehicle accident last week.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:17 am
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Planned tenure changes would have little effect on St. Charles

Nearly 80 percent of teachers in St. Charles Parish are tenured, a status that gives job security to many. But tenure does not guarantee lifetime employment and planned reforms at the state level could change the game for some educators.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:14 am
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Former director pleads not guilty to child porn charges

A former Valero official who was arrested after police say they found child pornography on his laptop computer has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of pornography involving juveniles and three counts of obstruction of justice.

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February 03, 2012 at 9:09 am
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HHS, DHS hit road for state playoffs

The Hahnville and Destrehan boys’ soccer teams will both hit the road for the first round of the state playoffs.
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February 02, 2012 at 9:19 am
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Free, rapid HIV screening offered at health center

The St. Charles Community Health Center is now offering a free HIV test that will give results in as little as 20 minutes without having to draw blood.

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January 27, 2012 at 10:24 am
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Cleanup of Bayou Trepagnier complete, DEQ says

Motiva Enterprises has completed cleanup of a 4,500-foot segment of Bayou Trepagnier in Norco, according to a press release issued by the state Department of Environmental Quality.

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January 27, 2012 at 9:51 am
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School Board chooses new boundaries

The St. Charles School Board voted last week on new district boundaries that could go into effect later this year.

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January 27, 2012 at 9:51 am
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Breakout year comes to end for Wildcats
Breakout year comes to end for Wildcats
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After securing a playoff berth for the first time since 2013, a breakthrough season came to a close for Destrehan in its Division I first-round playoff match at St. Amant.