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2 clerks charged with illegally selling 'bath salts'

Two employees of Birdie’s Food and Fuel, which is located on Paul Maillard Road, were arrested after authorities say they continued to sell “bath salts” after they were outlawed in an emergency rule by Gov. Bobby Jindal earlier this month.
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January 21, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Police: Husband shot wife then turned gun on himself

A St. Charles Parish teacher was killed in an apparent murder-suicide last night, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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January 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm
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Lane closure on Hwy. 90 causes delays

A right lane closure on eastbound Highway 90 in Boutte has traffic quickly backing up.Read More...
January 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests

•Robert J. Thomassie, 32, of 616 Kinler St. in Luling, was arrested on Dec. 31 and charged with D.W.I., improper control of vehicle, no MVI sticker, and needed renewal of registration.

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January 14, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Circle K robber still on the loose

Sheriff Greg Champagne wants residents to be on the look-out for a suspect in an armed robbery on Thursday, Jan. 6.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:38 am
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6-month culvert project will impact Ormond traffic

The installation of new culverts underneath Ormond Boulevard will necessitate temporary lane switching for motorists for the duration of the project, set to begin in early February and end in late July.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:38 am
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Owner charged with setting store on fire...twice

The owner of a St. Rose convenience store was arrested after authorities say he set fire to his store twice in order to collect a $1 million insurance policy.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:37 am
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Still no sign of man who jumped into river

There is still no sign of a man who authorities say jumped into the Mississippi River to avoid capture after a deputy chased him through a business area and to a river pier.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Community bands together to help young stroke victim

Community members from both sides of the river banded together to keep one local family on their feet after a devastating blow.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:35 am
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Parish slaves had to fight for own freedom, author says

The author who helped re-publicize the largest slave revolt in the history of the United States learned some little-known facts about St. Charles Parish while researching a book about the uprising.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Hwy. 90 robber chased off with machete

A 56-year-old employee of Affordable Used Cars in Boutte chased off a would-be robber with a machete, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:30 am
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Schools allow students to 'pay back' missed days

The St. Charles Parish school system is giving high school students a break from the strict attendance policies put in place statewide last August with a new attendance recovery program.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:29 am
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‘Bath salts’ that nearly killed local teen taken off shelves

A synthetic drug that nearly killed a Des Allemands teen last month has been banned by Gov. Bobby Jindal in an emergency rule. The rule makes it illegal to sell, use, buy or manufacture the chemicals used in fake bath salts.
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January 14, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Police: Armed robber on the loose

Sheriff Greg Champagne wants residents to be on the look-out for a suspect in an armed robbery on Thursday, Jan. 6.Read More...
January 07, 2011 at 12:12 pm
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Jindal bases future on the youth

Gov. Bobby Jindal gave an enlightened talk at Destrehan Library last Thursday as part of a statewide “Building a Better Louisiana for Our Children” tour. It’s main focus was on the future of the state and how it rests with our younger people.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Schools will beef up security measures, ID ever visitor

In his first big move as Coordinator of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for the school district, Stephen Robicheaux presented a plan to the School Board that will unify the procedures for visitors in all parish schools.
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January 07, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Harry Hurst students volunteer at Earth Fest
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Among the elephants, giraffes, and alligators, another familiar sight during Audubon Institute’s Earth Fest weekend is the Hurst Wetland Watchers group.