14 hrs ago
Jefferson Parish Council backs study of West Bank rail routes;...
The Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday endorsed a study of whether to re-route trains that now travel through Gretna , pushing them out to Harvey instead.
21 hrs ago
Fire heavily damages Westwego house, threatens second
One house was heavily damaged and wind-whipped flames threatened a second home in Westwego Wednesday morning.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Jefferson Parish Council resolution would allocate matching money to study relocating West Bank train traffic
The Jefferson Parish Council would commit money to secure a grant for an environmental review of rerouting West Bank train traffic if members approve a resolution Wednesday.
Jefferson Parish School Board candidate Rickeem Jackson's residency is challenged in court
Provided by Rickeem Jackson and Mark Spears. Rickeem Jackson is running for the Jefferson Parish School Board's 2nd District seat.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Fri Aug 22, 2014
3rd defendant convicted of murdering Harvey handyman
A Port Allen man was convicted Friday for his role in the death of a Harvey handyman who was beaten and shot by intruders seeking $12,000 in his house.
Radio report questions feasbility of Gretna's $50 million hotel-retail complex
Crews work on the site of a Courtyard by Marriott in Gretna. A WWL Radio report questions whether the $50 million hotel-retail complex is feasible.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
JPSO closes on Fat City properties, prepares to move 1st District station
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office recently closed on the last of four lots in Fat City that will serve as the future home of the department's new 1st District Patrol Station.
Higgins, Ehret and West Jefferson high schools to celebrate 35th reunion in Harvey
L.W. Higgins, John Ehret and West Jefferson High Schools will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Nov. 15 at Le Maison Creole, 1605 8th St., Harvey, from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Open seats on Jefferson Parish's 24th Judicial District Court...
Seven candidates tossed their hats into the ring Wednesday to run for two open seats on the 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish.
N.O. construction company named to fast-growing companies list
Pontchartrain Partners, a New Orleans-based construction company, topped the Louisiana members of Inc. magazine's 2014 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies at No.
Gretna officials to break ground Wednesday on Marriott development
The developer of a multi-million hotel project in Gretna will break ground on with city officials Wednesday on a Courtyard by Marriott.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Port Allen man standing trial in murder of Harvey handyman
When Carolyn Bates returned to her home in Harvey 's Woodmere subdivision on that rainy Friday afternoon more than four years ago, she immediately became suspicious when she found her front door was ajar.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Entire Jefferson Parish School Board is summoned to testify about dustup between two members
The entire Jefferson Parish School Board has been summoned to court to testify in public about a discussion that was supposed to be held in private -- and that erupted in a shouting match involving board members Michael Delesdernier and Cedric Floyd.
Catholic Charities food distribution site moves to Harvey
West Bank Catholic Charities new food distribution site at 1245 First Ave., Harvey, will allow it to serve more seniors who need food.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Low bidders announced for Fourth Street Bridge overhaul, bridge repairs near Grand Isle
The 4th Street Bridge is Harvey will get a major overhaul of its electrical and hydraulic systems.
New pastor in Harahan is a real-life hero
When the Rev. Lisa Fitzpatrick accepted the position as pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Harahan in June, the congregation had no idea that they were getting not only a pastor but also a real-life hero.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Gretna City Council endorses plan to reroute trains over residents'...
More than 100 people packed the Gretna City Council chambers Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 to speak out against a proposed coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish and a possible increase in train traffic in downtown Gretna.
Oil additive could have shut down West Closure Complex generators, official says
Water gushes out of the pumps running at the West Closure Complex in Belle Chasse on Thursday, May 29, 2014 during a hurricane testing exercise.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Residents to ask Gretna City Council to oppose Plaquemines Parish coal export terminal
In the heart of one of Gretna's historic districts, the railroad tracks run from the Gouldsboro switchyard right down Madison Street.