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Authorities look into shooting death in Luling

The St. Charles Parish Sheriffís Office responded to a 911 call on Oct. 3 from a person claiming that a 41-year-old Vacherie man had shot himself while visiting Lancelot Apartments in Luling.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:53 am
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Dedication comes 33 years after ferry disaster

A monument to the 77 victims and 18 survivors of the worst ferry disaster in American history will be dedicated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the East Bank Bridge Park.
The ceremony will be open to the public.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:52 am
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118 vehicle burglaries from May through September

From May until September, there were 118 vehicle burglaries in St. Charles Parish, and while those crimes tend to peak in the summer, Sheriff Greg Champagne said that residents should still lock their vehicles and remove all valuables.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Hahnville, Destrehan pick up district wins

Hahnville and Destrehan both got off to slow starts in their first district contests of the year, but in the second half, each picked up enough speed to move to 1-0 in district play.Read More...
October 09, 2009 at 10:37 pm
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East Ascensionís stable of running backs could pose problem for Tigers

The Hahnville Tigers cruised to another big win last weekend, using a balanced offensive attack and five takeaways by their defense to run away with a 42-7 victory over Vanderbilt Catholic.Read More...
October 08, 2009 at 2:24 pm
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Woman robbed leaving festival

On Saturday, Sept. 26, a Luling woman was robbed at knife-point on River Road as she was leaving the Alligator Festival at around 7 p.m.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 2:26 pm
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Lack of hurricanes allowing parish to better prepare for one

A little over a year ago, St. Charles Parish was reeling from the effect of back-to-back hurricanes, but so far, the area has been able to dodge any serious storms. Because of that, the parish has been able to prepare better for future hurricanes, while putting into effect lessons learned from Gustav and Ike.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 2:25 pm
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Students to decide impact of Alligator Festival

Along with chowing down on the unusual cuisine, listening to music and spinning around on rides, many Alligator Festival goers were asked to fill out a five question survey by students from the Satellite Center.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Swine flu vaccine expected this month

The St. Charles Community Health Center expects the H1N1 flu vaccine to be available locally by mid-October, but only to those most at risk from the disease, such as pregnant women and young children.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Businesses transform into haunted house

Three area businesses are joining forces to bring more fun to the parish for kids this Halloween.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Parish reviews contracts with firm linked to bribery

The St. Charles Parish legal department is currently reviewing two contracts with a Destrehan-based firm that has reported ties to the recent bribery case of former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard. Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Hahnville blasts Vanderbilt Catholic, Lutcher over Destrehan

The Hahnville Tigers picked up a big win on Friday by blasting Vanderbilt Catholic 42-7 behind three touchdowns from Alfred Blue and two TD passes by Brian Ensminger. Meanwhile, Lutcherís offensive weapons proved too much for the Destrehan Wildcats, who fell 48-10.Read More...
October 02, 2009 at 11:08 am
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Community center, EOC, launch get the go-ahead from council

A community center, boat launch and a new emergency operations center all received the go-ahead from the Parish Council on Sept. 21, and most of the money for their eventual construction will come from grants.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 11:09 am
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Parish declares war on overgrown ditches

As the summer draws to a close, many St. Charles Parish residents are noticing a marked improvement in the drainage systems around their homes.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:37 am
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Alligators still in demand, but price just isnít right

With little market for alligator hides, hunters are staying home rather than heading out into local swamps and marshes after the big, toothy reptiles.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:36 am
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Paradis library to go out for bids early 2010

A new, 6,341-square-foot library in Paradis is currently scheduled to go out for bids early next year and be completed in 2011, according to Library Director Mary desBordes.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
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ITT shutdown drives student to suicide hotline
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ITT Technical Institute's closing had student Zina Richards calling the VA suicide hotline when she learned it put her back to square one with her bachelor's degree.