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Gretna, Louisiana is located in Jefferson Parish. Zip codes in Gretna, LA include 70054, 70053, and 70056. The median home price in Gretna is $139,000. More Gretna information.

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9 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Can't afford school supplies? Get them free on the West Bank

If you're having a hard time coming up with the cash to buy all your children's school supplies, a number of West Bank churches are giving away pens, crayons, notebooks and other necessities at events this weekend and next.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

NOLA.com

100-year-old Belle Chasse man remembers seeing German U-boat while fishing on the Mississippi

Emile Bowers celebrated his 100th birthday with a party given by his family at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Belle Chasse on July 26. He has plenty of memories to share, back to World War II days.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Criminals using social media sites to prey on victims

In the past three weeks, three similar crimes happened in the Crescent City - all with one common thread: social media.

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The Times-Picayune

Oil spill claims administrator opens Metairie assistance center

BP oil spill claims administrator Pat Juneau visited claims centers Monday, June 4, 2012, beginning with the one on Manhatten Boulevard in Harvey.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish School Board member sues colleague over outburst

Board members Michael Delesdernier and Cedric Floyd. Delesdernier is asking a civil court judge for a restraining order against Floyd, after a heated boardroom debate.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

NOLA.com

St. Joseph's Mother's Day Out in Gretna gets new director

During its summer program, St. Joseph Mother's Day Out had a Science Week, during which the children created "clouds" made by heating Ivory soap bars in the microwave.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

NOLA.com

Chicago to review 9,000 red-light camera tickets after Chicago...

Chicago officials will review 9,000 questionable traffic tickets after the Chicago Tribune found more than 13,000 questionable tickets stemming from problems with red-light traffic cameras in the city.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish Council delays action on health insurance carrier

The Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday put off selection of a new health insurance carrier, one that would provide a high-deductible option for parish workers in addition to a health maintenance organization-type plan.

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NOLA.com

Gretna woman gets 10 years in prison in bakery arson, death plea

Lesly Martinez, 42, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, after pleading guilty to negligent homicide and arson with intent to defraud.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WWL-TV New Orleans

Would-be Barq's heir pleads guilty in hospital stand-off

GRETNA, La. A New Orleans resident embroiled in a family dispute over the heirship of Barq's root beer has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault charges stemming from an armed stand-off at a mental hospital last September.

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The Times-Picayune

4 items to watch when the Jefferson Parish Council meets Wednesday in Grand Isle

Once a year, the Jefferson Parish Council exchanges its stuffy chambers in Gretna and Elmwood to convene on the shores of Grand Isle.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

NOLA.com

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.

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NOLA.com

St. Joseph Church in Gretna honors retiring deacon

Many parishioners of St. Joseph Church and Shrine in Gretna gathered for a special Mass and retirement party for Deacon Herman J. Williams, who has also served as business manager at the church since 2006.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

NOLA.com

Kidd Kraddick remembered as charity fundraiser in Gretna lives on

More than 300 people arrived at the Timberlane Country Club in Gretna for the fourth annual Kidd's Kids Golf Tournament and Family Event on Saturday.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

NOLA.com

Belle Chasse woman who accused ex-boyfriend of stealing her car is booked with lying

Melissa Lynn Bond, 37, of Sigma Street, was booked on a theft of a motor vehicle charge on July 10, 2014, accused of falsely reporting her car stolen.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WWL-TV New Orleans

Trial pushed back for volunteer JP firefighters

The two members of the Harvey Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 who were arrested two and a half years ago for misspending government funds were back in a Jefferson Parish courthouse Thursday.

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Taking a stand against a proposed coal export terminal in Louisiana

Gretna, La., might be a small city, but the residents are banding together to speak out against a proposed coal export terminal and the increased coal trains that would come with it.

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NOLA.com

New Orleans brownfields workshop to explain revitalization opportunities

The 2009 National Brownfields Conference touted several local examples of successful cleanup projects, including including the former Malter site in Gretna.

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NOLA.com

Gretna woman charged in fatal bakery arson sued by insurance company

Lesly Martinez, 42, is jailed while awaiting trial for manslaughter in the death of her friend Marta Alvarado-Lopez, 40, who died from burns last year.

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The Times-Picayune

Buras High School alumni gather to remember glory days

Barney Schoenberger is pleased after reading the new plaque that will hang on the wall of the Buras Auditorium in memory of Buras High School.

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