Seven new principals to lead Jefferson Parish public schools
Seven new principals will assume leadership posts in the Jefferson Parish public school system in the 2014-15 academic year that starts next month.
For compensation, former Death Row inmate Damon Thibodeaux must prove innocence, state reiterates
New Orleans attorney Herbert Larson discusses his view of the roadblocks that the attorney general's office has placed in his client Damon Thibodeaux's attempts to have a judge order the state of Louisiana to financially compensate him for the 16 years he spent in prison based on what he says was a false confession to raping and killing 14-year-old ... (more)
Former Death Row inmate Damon Thibodeaux's attorneys argue compensation from state is due
Just days before they're expected to appear before a Jefferson Parish judge , attorneys for a former Marrero resident who spent 15 years on Death Row based on a confession that's since been deemed false continued Tuesday accusing the state of erecting unrealistic barriers in his attempt for compensation.
Denise Rehm of Butler Elementary School named Louisiana's best principal
Principal Denise Rehm, shown greeting students at Joshua Butler Elementary in Bridge City, has been named Principal of the Year.
Miss Creole Gumbo seeking contestants for Bridge City pageant
Reigning Queen and King of the 2014 Gumbo Festival Miss Amanda Rene Defrene and Mr. Damian A. LeCompte King Creole Gumbo XL The Miss Creole Gumbo pageant committee is seeking contestants for the next queen of the Bridge City Gumbo Festival.
Jefferson Parish arrest reports, June 28-30
Antoine Doyle, 29, 3745 Glenoak Drive, Harvey; Linston Armand, 54, 1125 Martin St., Marrero; and Kendall Smith, 28, 937 Beechgrove Blvd., Bridge City, were arrested at Stumpf Boulevard and West Bank Expressway in Gretna and booked with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Westwego schedules Tuesday meeting on mail delivery problems, Fox 8 reports
Residents in Westwego and Bridge City will meet Tuesday to continue discussion on a delay in mail delivery because the communities share the same zip code, according to WVUE Fox 8. (NOLA.com Westwego area residents will meet a second time Tuesday to discuss problems with a zip code that stymies mail delivery, according to WVUE Fox 8. The television ... (more)
State troopers respond to fatal crash in Bridge City
Louisiana State Police on Monday morning responded to a fatal crash on LA 18 between US 90 and LA 541 on the west bank of Jefferson Parish.
AG's Office defends opposition to compensation for freed inmate
Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Attorney Barry Scheck, left, walks with Damon Thibodeaux, who was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Thursday.
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Come Thursday evening, the site of the former Jetson Center for Youth will be ready to absorb the incarcerated population of Bridge City Center for Youth in New Orleans - 132 juveniles - in the event of a hurricane evacuation.