Friday May 17
Plaquemines Parish sheriff to withdraw traffic camera proposal after public outcry
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco says he will ask the Parish Council to withdraw his proposed ordinance allowing traffic cameras in the parish.
Wed May 15, 2013
Louisiana state revenue forecast increased for 2013 and 2014
House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, speak after a Revenue Estimating Conference meeting on May 15, 2013.
Touching and intimate, JPAS' 'Driving Miss Daisy' is a pleasant ride
The pleasures of live theater are due, in large part, to the transporting experience that a well-staged production can share with its audience.
Tue May 14, 2013
Annual Head Start graduation at the Alario Center in Westwego adorable as always
Family and friends filled the Alario Center in Westwego on May 10 for the Jefferson Community Action Programs Head Start graduation.
Blackwater Midstream still plans expansion at Westwego terminal
Frank Marrocco, foreground, chief commercial officer for Blackwater Midstream LLC, told the Westwego City Council Monday , that the company proposes to add 12 million gallons of chemical storage capacity at its Westwego terminal.
Mon May 13, 2013
Westwego City Council to unveil pit bull law proposals Monday night
This pit bull, as photographed in June 2011, was not connected with the Westwego attack in March that has led a city councilman to propose tighter restrictions on owning the breed.
Sat May 11, 2013
Official to propose stringent pit-bull ordinance
Westwego Councilman Glenn Green's push to regulate the city's pit-bull population begins Monday when he plans to present a new ordinance that would force residents to abide by strict standards if they want to keep them as pets.
Fri May 10, 2013
Head Start Graduation
Lapalco Head Start student Isaac Williams Jr. shows his enthusiasm during the Jefferson Community Action Programs Head Start Graduation at the Alario Center in Westwego Friday, May 10, 2013.
Westwego police arrest alleged crack cocaine dealer
Westwego Police Chief Dwayne "Poncho" Munch says his officers seized $18,250 in cash, 167 grams of powder cocaine and 13 grams of crack cocaine from Roy Stevens' East Drive home Friday .
Thu May 09, 2013
Graduation is set for high schools in the River Parishes
Graduation marks a milestone in the lives of hundreds of high school seniors in the River Parishes, and the special day is right around the corner for schools in St.
Wed May 08, 2013
Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents road-tested favorite
The year is 1948. The place is the Deep South. At 72, Daisy Werthan, a wealthy but crotchety widowed Jewish schoolteacher, has just demolished a car, and her son Boolie takes her keys away and hires a chauffeur to drive her around.
Mon May 06, 2013
Westwego mayor looks forward to four more years
Just a few days after his re-election, Westwego Mayor Johnny Shaddinger used the word "excited" at least a dozen times when discussing his next term.
Sun May 05, 2013
Hasten: House taking one-time revenue out of budget
As usual, the House is still holding on to the proposed new budget. But not as usual, the House is in the process of redoing it to take out proposed one-time revenue used for ongoing expenses and replacing the hoped-for revenue with new money, actual funds.
Mayor Of Westwego Wins Re-Election
Voters in Westwego have re-elected Mayor Johnny Shaddinger and voters in the 24th Judicial District have chosen Scott Schlegel to serve as a judge.
Sat May 04, 2013
Johnny Shaddinger elected Westwego mayor
John "Johnny" Shaddinger was re-elected as Westwego's mayor, beating City Councilman Ted Munch, who gave up the council seat he has held for 35 years to run for the mayoral seat.
Fri May 03, 2013
WWL-TV New Orleans
Saturday's ballot includes CCC toll renewal, judgeships, tax issues
The future of tolls on the Crescent City Connection should be decided once and for all Saturday, when voters in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes go to the polls to consider that and several other items on the metro area ballot.
Thu May 02, 2013
New Sarpy Elementary names reading program winners for April: School News
The Llbrary recently named winners for April's reading program, "Rock 'n' Read!" Students read books and completed short forms.
CCC toll opponents rail against fees in quiet election cycle
An apparent dearth of dragons to slay hasn't stopped Crescent City Connection toll opponents from gearing up for serious battle in Saturday's election, as they seek to eliminate the long-standing tolls permanently.
Jefferson Parish again seeks state money for West Bank crime task force
The Jefferson Parish Council has asked the Legislature for state money to subsidize the West Bank major crimes task force.
Evelyn Whitney Singleton
Evelyn Whitney Singleton, 71, a native of Westwego and a resident of Morgan City, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 9:10 p.m., at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.