12 hrs ago
West Bank Constable Tony Thomassie's salary comes under scrutiny in television report
West Bank Constable Tony Thomassie's $92,000 annually salary comes under scrutiny in a report by Lee Zurik and WVUE Fox 8. West Bank Constable Tony Thomassie earned $92,000 in 2012, raising questions about his earnings while spending many workdays drinking at a Harvey bar, according to a television news report .
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16 hrs ago
New digs, new equipment for JPSO's digital forensic team
The team tasked with refining crime scene videos and combing through computers and cell phones for evidence in Jefferson Parish criminal investigations has a new home and new equipment.
21 hrs ago
Gretna/Harvey Girl Scouts donate clothes to Goodwill
Girl Scouts Goodwill: Girl Scouts Cadette Troop 40781 donated 10 bags of clothes to Goodwill Industries in honor of "Girl Scout Good Turn Day" on March 8. From left are Victoria Johnson, Sharmaine Nelson, Victoria Toomer and Garrica Ray.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
WWL-TV New Orleans
Gas station owner exposed by WWL-TV officially charged with fraud, bribery
A former Gentilly gas-station owner has been formally charged with insurance fraud, commercial bribery and extortion following a Louisiana State Police probe and a series of investigative reports on WWL-TV.
Marrero woman booked with thefts at West Bank churches
A Marrero woman has been arrested and booked in a pair of thefts at two West Bank churches.
Michigan students come to Plaquemines Parish to help with Hurricane Isaac recovery
Mary Skelonc, program manager for National Relief Network, was in Braithwaite last month with a group of students from Royal Oaks High School in Royal Oaks, Mich.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Jefferson Parish School Board to meet in committee meetings today
The Jefferson Parish School Board will meet in a series of committee meetings this Tuesday, beginning at 4 p.m. at their central offices at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey.
Jefferson Parish arrest reports, March 7-9
Ariel Murray, 17, 2512 Rose Drive, Gretna, was arrested in the 2400 block of Claire Avenue in Gretna and booked with possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.
JPSO identifies woman killed while crossing Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey
Authorities say Desiree Felton, 56, of Harvey, was killed Tuesday morning as she tried to cross the 1100 block of Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
WWL-TV New Orleans
West Bank church robberies may be connected, deputies say
It's a place where people should feel safe. But a series of recent church burglaries on the West Bank has parishioners on edge.
Connick: Crescent City Connection toll credits should be used for West Bank traffic mitigation
Crescent City Connection toll credits, which total $26 million, should be used for projects to ease traffic congestion that affect the West Bank, according to state Rep. Pat Connick, R-Harvey.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal coming to West Bank for annual business luncheon
Gov. Bobby Jindal will address area business representatives and leaders at the 27th annual West Bank Governor's Luncheon on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at The Four Columns in Harvey, 3711 West Bank Expressway.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Renewal rules to change for state-authorized charter schools
Louisiana would raise the standards for state-authorized charter schools to stay in business, under rules that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted in committee Thursday.
Marrero teenager who shot 2-year-old in the face sentenced to 60 years in prison
Carl Baham, 19, was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison, for shooting at a presumed rival in a Harvey neighborhood last year but striking that man's 2-year-old son in the face instead.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
A year without tolls: CCC congestion eases in morning, remains bad in afternoon
After an arduous day at Harriet Tubman Charter School in Algiers, some students and staff face yet another challenge: gridlock along the Crescent City Connection corridor.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Beaten woman found dead in Crown Point waterway had difficult life, friend says
Tracy Eskine, 48, in an undated photo. Eskine was found dead Saturday in the Intracoastal Waterway near Glisson Park in Crown Point.
Harvey woman is accused of helping her escaped inmate brother
Brittany Tripp, left, of Harvey, was arrested after authorities say she sheltered her brother, Jeffery Cruz, right, an inmate who escaped from the LaSalle Parish Correctional Facility in Urania, La., on Saturday Cruz has since been apprehended.
Helen Cox High School teacher receives history award
A teacher at Helen Cox High School has been named a Behring Teacher Ambassador for National History Day, which is an academic program designed to educate students about the historical, cultural and social importance of the past.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Marrero teenager convicted of shooting 2-year-old boy in his face
Carl Baham, 19, of Marrero, was convicted of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of illegal use of a firearm.
West Bank constable's work ethics come under scrutiny in television report
West Bank Constable Tony Thomassie's work ethics have come under scrutiny during an investigation by WVUE Fox 8 Reporter Lee Zurik.