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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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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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Sierra Club Compass

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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Wed Jul 16, 2014

NOLA.com

One year later: Memories of Ahlittia North haunt relatives;...

A photo of Ahlittia North, 6, greets mourners in the foyer of the Christian Assembly Church, Monday, July 22, 2013 where her funeral was held.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

NOLA.com

Friends, family remember slain Marrero teen during vigil

The knock on the door of Quentella Johnson's home last week should have been 16-year-old Stefan Johnson coming home -- as promised -- in time for his doctor's appointment.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

NOLA.com

Westwego officials up in arms over coal trains plan

Westwego's City Council last month approved a resolution, voicing its displeasure over a company's plans to ship coal in uncovered rail cars through West Jefferson to a shipping terminal in Plaquemines Parish.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

NOLA.com

Frank Buck announces candidacy for state bench in Jefferson Parish

Frank Buck announces his candidacy for the 24th Judicial District Court's Division O seat, at the Jefferson Parish Courthouse in Gretna.

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NOLA.com

A year after historic election, Mayor Belinda Constant bringing momentum to Gretna, colleagues say

When Belinda Constant took the oath as mayor of Gretna a year ago, she became the first woman in the city's 100-year history to serve as chief executive.

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NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish arrest reports, July 7-9

Ryan James Ashley, 26, 605 Bath St., Metairie, was arrested in the 300 block of Orion Street in Metairie and booked with DWI-second arrest.

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