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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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Life in the swamp helps Destrehan man land spot in TV adventure show

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February 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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Want to be in movies?

Have you ever wanted to be an extra in a Hollywood movie? What about a production assistant or casting aide?
With so many production companies now filming in the area, working on-set can be a great way to earn a little extra money or experience.
Finding out how to get involved in the growing film industry in southeast Louisiana is just one thing you can learn about through the St. Charles Parish Community Education program this spring.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm
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Ex-DHS band teacher released from jail

Former Destrehan band teacher Byron Toups has been released from prison after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that he didn’t violate the terms of his home incarceration.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:05 pm
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New name, new owners give boost to Ormond club

The group of investors who will buy Willowdale Country Club might want to look at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan as an example of how new management can have a positive impact.
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February 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm
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10 daily recycling bins to be placed across parish

Though a measure to add curbside recycling to the garbage contract was shot down late last year, St. Charles Parish residents will soon be able to visit one of 10 permanent recycling bins around the area.
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February 24, 2011 at 11:08 am
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Industry taxes pay majority of schools’ bill

When compared to other schools across the state, it may seem like St. Charles Parish Public Schools collect much more in local tax revenue. But school officials say that such comparisons can be misleading because of state and federal funding levels and the large contribution of local industries.
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February 18, 2011 at 10:56 am
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Suspected scammers turn out to be real American Legion

What was believed to be a telephone scam targeting senior citizens has actually turned out to be phone solicitations by an actual American Legion Post in Belle Chase.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Auto burglaries on rise, lock doors sheriff urges

For years, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has urged residents to lock their vehicle doors to prevent burglaries, but the crimes are still one of the most common in the area.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Customers triple after Arc relocates to Hwy. 90

When the Arc of St. Charles relocated its Cajun Village re-sale store to Highway 90 in Boutte, they expected an increase in sales and donations.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Donations pour in to help brain-damaged toddler

Two-year-old Emerson Dean, who nearly drowned in her family’s pool, will be heading to a high-tech treatment center in Los Angeles after receiving enough money from a “blogction” and getting help from a New Orleans businessman.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:25 am
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St. Pierre will not take veterans tax credit

In a letter sent to area newspapers, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre said he will not take advantage of a measure that would allow disabled veterans to double their homestead exemptions if the move is approved by parish voters.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Police: Intoxicated man lets young son drive him home

A Des Allemands man, who police say was intoxicated, was arrested after allowing his 12-year-old son to drive him home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Fitz
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Fitz
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This week's St. Charles Humane Society's showcase pet is Fitz.