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Jefferson Parish had 21 murder jury trials last year, eight short of record
Jefferson Parish Government Center in Gretna, home to the district attorney's office and the 24th Judicial District Court, where 21 juries were seated last year for second-degree murder cases, short of the all-time record of 29 murder jury trials in 2011.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Gretna man sentenced to 60 years for beating, raping prostitute
Terrence Payne, 24, of Gretna, was sentenced to 60 years in prison, the maximum allowable by law, for his convictions of forcible rape and attempted manslaughter.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Project iGuardian warns Gretna teens: Once sexual image hits Internet, there's no taking it down
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Spokesman Brian Cox discusses Project iGuardian, a collaboration with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and local law enforcement agencies that aims to teach pre-teens and teens how to avoid online sexual exploitation.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Gretna-area men plead guilty to manslaughter in West Jefferson homicide
Lawrence Davis, 20 , and Devante D. Lee, 18, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday, in the July 14 shooting death of Amilcar Wuilfredo Lopez Rodas, 39. Rodas was found dead in the 500 block of Commerce Street, which is in the Gretna area.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Westwego gives green light to renewing Reflex traffic camera contract
SUSAN POAG / THE TIMES-PICAYUNEOne of the Westwego Police Departments mobile speed vehicles monitors passing traffic on Lapalco Boulevard near Tanglewood Drive Thursday, January 28, 2010.
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Driver Arrested In Death Of Bicyclist From Atlanta
A 34-year-old Gretna man is facing a charge of negligent homicide in the death last Friday of a firefighter from Atlanta who was in New Orleans for the Ironman competition.
First Baptist of Gretna's Easter hunt features special golden eggs
First Baptist Church Gretna recently held its annual Easter egg hunt for children of all ages.
Krewe of Gretna trucks seeks permission to roll on Mardi Gras 2015
The Krewe of Gretna Truck Parade has asked the Gretna City Council permission to roll Mardi Gras 2015.
In New Orleans, the crawfish conversation never ends
Last week we published the top 10 places for boiled crawfish in New Orleans . Mission Mudbug is the name fellow crawfish-crazy David 'Grunge' Grunfeld and I gave our months-long quest to find those places.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Students in impoverished schools less likely to have effective teachers, new report states
Scott Steckler, principal at George Cox Elementary School in Gretna looks over an oversized printout of student evaluations in his office, Thursday, October 18, 2012.
In Jefferson Parish's Katrina flood lawsuit, plaintiffs' attorneys begin their appeal
The court filing merely says the appeal is coming. The plaintiffs' attorneys have not yet divulged the claims they will raise with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans in challenging the trial judge's various decisions.
Gretna Spring Tour of Homes to feature 1919 home that originally sold for $700
See attached picture. Cutline and Picture GG090.JPG The Perry Street home of Allen and Cindy Richard in McDonoghville will be open for the Spring Tour of Homes on April 27 from 1-5 p.m. The double shotgun built by John W. B. Stone in 1919 for $700 was always a single family dwelling.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
In a Jefferson Parish courtroom, former Marrero prostitute describes beating and sexual assault
Terrence Payne, 24, of Gretna, was standing trial this week on charges of aggravated rape and attempted second-degree murder.
Gretna City Council salutes Casey Jones Supermarket for 50 years of service
The Gretna City Council thanked Casey Jones Supermarket owner Kirk Jones for the stores nearly 50 years of service.
Former Jefferson Parish art teacher arrested, booked with sexual battery
Authorities say a New Orleans man who taught art in several Jefferson Parish schools was arrested last week and booked with three counts of sexual battery.
Committee votes to remove anti-sodomy statute from Louisiana law books
The LGBT community and supporters gathered June 15, 2013, in Baton Rouge to celebrate acceptance and pride, at the Baton Rouge Pride Fest and Louisiana Equality March.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
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Advocates remember 43 Louisiana children lost to abuse, neglect in 2013
GRETNA, La. On Tuesday night, dozens of people gathered to light 43 candles. Each represented a prayer for the 43 children lost to child abuse or neglect in Louisiana in the fiscal year 2013, which ran from June 2012 through July 2013.
Gretna to debut book regulating historic district restoration Wednesday
Gretna will unveil a blueprint to help guide preservation and new construction in its historic districts during the City Council meeting Wednesday .
Jefferson Parish to hold public forums on millage renewals
The $54.5 million Jefferson Performing Arts Center will depend on parish property taxes once it's completed later this year (Photo by Ted Jackson, Nola.com Jefferson Parish is holding a pair of public forums concerning the May 3 millage renewal election, in which voters will decide the fate of a variety property tax measures.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Rotary Club of Algiers donates City Park bench
Past presidents of the Rotary Club of Algiers, from left to right, Phyllis Ditta, Carolyn Fortino and Jerry Fortino, enjoy the bench donated to the New Orleans City Park by the club.