Soldier back home on West Bank from Afghanistan uses deployment money to help homeless
Sgt. Austin Winton Lumpkin, left, a soldier who returned from Afghanistan in late January, used his deployment money to help the homeless by distributing 200 bags of products while home on leave.
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Gretna/Harvey Girl Scouts donate clothes to Goodwill
Girl Scouts Goodwill: Girl Scouts Cadette Troop 40781 donated 10 bags of clothes to Goodwill Industries in honor of "Girl Scout Good Turn Day" on March 8. From left are Victoria Johnson, Sharmaine Nelson, Victoria Toomer and Garrica Ray.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Wine could be shipped or sold in larger containers in Louisiana: Snapshot
The House Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would allow wine to be shipped to and sold in Louisiana in larger containers.
Boiled crawfish: What makes the perfect batch?
Brett Anderson's "Mission Mudbug" makes a stop at J & J Seafood in Gretna which Anderson says "boils some of New Orleans' best crawfish."
J & J Seafood in Gretna boils some of New Orleans' best crawfish
There are six Jackson brothers from Gretna. Four of them - Carl, James, Michael and Richard - run J & J Seafood , and they are fond of the word "juice."
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Marrero woman booked with thefts at West Bank churches
A Marrero woman has been arrested and booked in a pair of thefts at two West Bank churches.
Sheriff: Mother injects hand sanitizer, perfume in feeding tube of 17-month-old
A Belle Chasse, La. mother was arrested after admitting she injected hand sanitizer and perfume into the feeding tube of her 17-month-old son, killing him, according to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office.
JPSO arrests Marrero housekeeper wanted in thefts from customers in Algiers, Jefferson Parish
Housekeeper Zandra Riley, 45, of Marrero, was arrested Monday . She is accused of stealing from the homes of customers in Algiers and Jefferson Parish.
As Louisiana lawmakers consider marijuana laws, Jefferson Parish group joins debate
Five panelist participated in a discussion about various marijuana laws Wednesday, at the Jefferson Parish district attorney's office in Gretna.
$188,000 in unclaimed property returned
Louisiana's Treasury Department says it refunded more than $188,000 in unclaimed money at a weekend event in Gretna.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
For one Jefferson Parish administrator, a pay raise comes with less work
Kendrick Gould, of Task Force LLC, cuts high grass at 400 Bruce Avenue in Gretna last August.
Jefferson Parish arrest reports, March 7-9
Ariel Murray, 17, 2512 Rose Drive, Gretna, was arrested in the 2400 block of Claire Avenue in Gretna and booked with possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
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Alleged accomplice in Darren Sharper rape investigation moved from NOPD to JP
Erik Nunez, 26, was booked on two counts of aggravated rape stemming from an incident in New Orleans last September, according to police.
Jefferson Parish to hold public hearings on proposed bus route changes
Jefferson Parish will hold two public hearings this month concerning possible route and schedule changes to the W1 and W2 routes.
'Dixie Swim Club,' comedy about Southern women on a swim team, to...
Actors in the play, "Dixie Swim Club," seated, left to right, Karen Hebert, Leigh Taliancich, Director Dane Rhodes, Anita Cameron and standing, left, Sandy Bravender stopped a rehearsal to visit with friend, Janell Wattigny, standing right.
St. Joseph's altars abound on the West Bank
If you're looking for a good place to experience St. Joseph's Day on March 19, the West Bank, with its strong contingent of Sicilians, is a good choice.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Renewal rules to change for state-authorized charter schools
Louisiana would raise the standards for state-authorized charter schools to stay in business, under rules that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted in committee Thursday.
Jefferson Parish arrest reports, March 1-4
Benjamin Levy, 30, 420 Bouny St., New Orleans, was arrested at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna and booked with second-degree battery.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Krewe of Grela rolls early despite the rain, keeps it 66-year tradition
Gretna columnist Helen Williams shoots a view from Krewe of Grela Float No. 10, titled "King Cake."