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Coal train opponents obstructed
After notching some early support from the Westwego City Council, a coalition of environmental groups fighting the prospect of coal-filled rail cars rumbling through West Bank communities on their way to Plaquemines Parish has found tougher sledding with legislative bodies in Gretna and Jefferson Parish as a whole.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Jefferson Parish senior citizens get down at Alario Center in Westwego
Jefferson Parish seniors line dance as they "Celebrate the Best of the '40s, '50s and '60s" at the Alario Center during their annual Dance Gala.
Westwego teacher hired in 1971 retires from Myrtle C. Thibodeaux Elementary
Students at Myrtle C. Thibodeaux Elementary in Westwego are settling into the new school year.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Fire heavily damages Westwego house, threatens second
One house was heavily damaged and wind-whipped flames threatened a second home in Westwego Wednesday morning.
Crews battling fire in Westwego; Two houses involved
Crews are battling a fully-involved fire that has spread to two homes in the 800 block of Avenue in Westwego on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Budget for Jefferson Parish senior citizens services could be restored
The Jefferson Council on Aging has long supplied meals and healthy activities to seniors at 11 senior centers parish-wide, such as Edward McFarland, Bunny Gray and Joy Schwartz -- who are pictured here eating lunch at the Jefferson Senior Center in Jefferson on January 13, 2011.
Westwego council seeks bids for new City Hall
After months of tweaking the design for a new City Hall to bring down its costs, the Westwego City Council has voted to seek a second round of bids for a building that could serve as the seat of municipal government for a century.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Westwego fire department runs deficit, as audits of West Bank fire companies released Monday
The Westwego Volunteer Fire Department had a $22,404 deficit at the end of 2013, according to an audit released Monday.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Jefferson Parish DA Paul Connick, slew of judges automatically re-elected
Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick Jr., was automatically re-elected to a fourth term Friday, when no opponents signed up to challenge him.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Embattled Constable Tony Thomassie seeks re-election in Jefferson Parish
Antoine "Tony" Thomassie , the embattled West Jefferson constable whose work ethic has been questioned in recent news reports, filed papers Thursday to run for re-election.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Connick, judicial incumbents qualify in Jefferson Parish races
Four candidates have tossed their hats into the ring to run for two open seats on the 24th Judicial District Court on Nov. 4. Also formally declaring his bid for re-election was Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick Jr., a Metairie Democrat.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Jpas to Open 37th Season with Blueberry Hill, 9/12
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be opening their 37th Season with an original New Orleans Jukebox Musical, Blueberry Hill.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Two teens indicted with murder in Gretna cabbie death
A Jefferson Parish grand jury has charged two teenagers in the death of a taxi driver who was shot while in the driver's seat of his cab in Gretna .
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Ex-Redflex Traffic executive, 2 others indicted in Chicago corruption scheme over red-light cameras, newspaper reports
A former Redflex Traffic Systems executive and two others have been indicted in a $2 million corruption scheme in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
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Gretna City Council to take up controversial coal train proposal
A large turnout is expected at Gretna City Council meeting, which will discuss a controversial proposal that could bring allow mile-long trains full of uncovered coal to the historic city.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Tank cars derail in Westwego
Emergency personnel and railroad officials investigate the scene after a tank car derailed along River Road near Seven Oaks Blvd. in Westwego, Monday, August 11, 2014.
Westwego City Council closes grocery after police seize synthetic marijuana
Attorney Gerald DeSalvo speaks to the Westwego City Council Monday night , on behalf of his client Valerie Doanloan Pham, owner of Westego Grocery Store at 1215 Avenue H. Her husband, Truc Pham, was arrested in June, accused of selling synthetic marijuana from the business.
Kenner man convicted of killing Westwego rapper
A Kenner man who escaped a murder charge 2003 faces spending the rest of his life in prison for killing an aspiring rapper from Westwego two years ago.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Jpas & The Allways Theatre Present the Fourposter, Now thru 8/17
JPAS & The Allways Theatre present The Fourposter from today, August 8 to 17. The production will run at Teatro Wego!, 177 Sala Ave. Westwego, LA.