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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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
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.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.