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  1. Heart of Louisiana: David Crockett Fire HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A South Louisiana fire department holds the distinction of being the oldest volunteer fire department in the country, and those volunteers in the city of Gretna still have their first steam-powered pumper. "It actually started as a bucket brigade and uh, the company formed in 1841," said B.J. Leblanc with the Gretna Historical Society .

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  2. Gretna resident convicted of possessing almost 4,000 grams of cocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Deputies found the drugs in a West Bank storage unit during their investigation of narcotics trafficking that originated in Texas, according to a report issued by the District Attorney's Office. The real Marvin Acevedo has been jailed on drug charges in Puerto Rico since 2014.

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  3. JP leaders addressing Hurricane PreparednessRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Parish President Mike Yenni and the parish council will talk about preparations ahead of the first day of Hurricane Season on Friday. During Hurricane Preparedness Day leaders hope to encourage residents to develop a storm plan, and learn how to protect their friends, family and property.

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  4. Authorities arrest Gretna man for multiple counts of child pornographyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A Gretna man has been arrested for multiple counts of child pornography. Jonathan Martinez, 31, was taken into custody and booked in the Jefferson Parish jail on five counts of sexual abuse images/videos of children .

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  5. Agents seize files in raid on suspected pill mill in Jefferson Parish.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A Jefferson Parish doctor had files seized after a four-year-long investigation into overprescribing pharmaceutical painkillers and trying to hide profits from the alleged illegal business. During November 2013, the DEA New Orleans Field Division Tactical Diversion Squad initiated an investigation into Dr. Wayne Celestine's organizations' illegal distribution of controlled substances at IPMC, 525 Commerce St., Gretna, Louisiana.

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  6. Prosecutors, defense attorneys at odds over system that could streamline sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Prosecutors and defense attorneys on a state task force are at odds over the panel's recommendations of a felony class system but agree that they need to make the proposals work. The Felony Class System Task Force voted last week to recommend a class structure that would place the more than 660 criminal offenses into seven categories with set sentencing ranges.

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  7. Gretna man freed after serving 38 years for 1979 rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A Gretna man who has been serving nearly 38 years for a rape charge has been exonerated by DNA evidence. According to a news release issued by the Innocence Project, Malcolm Alexander has always maintained his innocence of the November 8, 1979, rape of the owner of a new antique store on Whitney Avenue in Gretna.

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  8. Gretna teacher arrested again after second accusation of sending nude photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office charged Viridiana Ramos, 30, of Marrero, on Nov. 17 with indecent behavior with a juvenile. Ramos worked at L.W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies and was accused of sending naked photos of herself to a 13-year-old student.

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  9. Le Grand The Florist caught fire Tuesday morning. Source: Fox 8Read the original story

    Dec 29, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Hundreds of Gretna residents remain without power following a fire that destroyed a well-known Gretna florist. Gretna Mayor Belinda Constant says they've opened a warming shelter just down the street at the Gretna Cultural Center at 519 Huey P. Long Avenue.

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  10. FOX 8 Defenders 2017 Year in ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    From the North Shore to the South Shore, and from the River Parishes to the Bayou region, the FOX 8 Defenders answered hundreds of consumer concerns in 2017. Here's a look back at some of our consumer successes and educational lessons in 2017.

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  11. Fatal fires spike in Jefferson ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Since the end of October, seven people have lost their lives in fatal fires in Jefferson Parish. The most recent one happened Sunday morning, at around 3:20 AM, on the 4300 block of Anthony Street in Metairie.

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  12. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Jefferson Parish council gave a thumbs-up to 2018 operating and capital budgets for the parish as well as a professional service contract extension for inmate health care that will cost millions. With the new year fast approaching, the council green-lighted a $645 million budget for the day-to-day operation of parish government.

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  13. Convicted child predator convicted again after sexually abusing three childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Carlos Alberto Montero Sr., 54, faces life in prison for his conviction of two counts of aggravated rape, sexual battery of a juvenile under age 13, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile under the age of 13 and failing to register as a sex offender, according to Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul D. Connick Jr. The Kenner Police Department opened an investigation in January 2016, after the step-father of one of the victims found a note she wrote to her deceased father as a form of therapy. In it, she referenced to being sexually abused, according to the report.

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