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  1. Many pay last respects to slain JPSO Deputy David Michel Jr.: He 'gave so much to his community'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER -- Dal Ancar, who lives in the area, looks at the memorial of Deputy David F. Michel Jr. who was fatally shot Wednesday at the intersection of Ascot and Manhattan, in Harvey, La. Thursday June 23, 2016.

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  2. Former officer accuses Gretna Police Department of illegal quota systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Advocate

    The Gretna Police Department last year began an illegal quota system that required officers to write three traffic tickets per day and make at least one arrest every two days, according to a former officer who has filed a whistleblower lawsuit and brought the allegations to the FBI. The lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court, claims department brass retaliated against the officer, Daniel Swear, for what they said was making "defamatory statements" about the department.

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  3. Funeral services to be held Monday for slain JPSO deputy David MichelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER -- Sheriff Newell Normand addresses the fatal shooting Wednesday of Deputy David F. Michel Jr. during the press conference at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Harvey, La. Wednesday June 22, 2016.

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    Thursday Jun 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER -- Sheriff Newell Normand addresses the fatal shooting Wednesday of Deputy David F. Michel Jr. during the press conference at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Harvey, La. Wednesday June 22, 2016.

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  5. Baton Rouge commercial real estate firm opens New Orleans-area officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | The Advocate

    Graham, Langlois & Legendre , a Baton Rouge commercial real estate firm, has opened an office in the New Orleans area to broaden its services. Gulf Partners is open at 139 Enterprise Drive in Gretna.

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  6. Alleged hitman for New Orleans crime kingpin Telly Hankton deemed competent to face federal trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | The Advocate

    A federal judge this week set a November trial date for accused New Orleans hit man Walter "Urkel" Porter in a contract killing case, signaling that the man accused of being a hired gun for former Central City crime kingpin Telly Hankton has been deemed mentally fit to go forward in a trio of federal prosecutions. Porter, 39, who also goes by "Moonie," was sent more than a year ago to a federal medical facility outside of Boston in an effort to restore his competency.

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  7. Smiley: Drivers from hellRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | The Advocate

    Before my spouse became my spouse, she worked for a couple of years in New Orleans, living one year in Mid City and one year Uptown. She got to know the town pretty well, and when I visited she'd drive me around to off-the-beaten-path restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues she'd discovered.

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  8. Man who spread feces on face in Gretna court, ex-girlfriend sentenced ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | The Advocate

    Man who spread feces on face in Gretna court, ex-girlfriend sentenced to 20 years in her mom's beating death A woman and her former boyfriend pleaded guilty Monday to beating the woman's mother to death in her Terrytown home and stealing her prescription medication in 2014. Misty Eiermann, 36, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for manslaughter, while Bryan Schwartz, 28, was sentenced to 20 years as a principal to manslaughter.

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  9. Louisiana House panel advances bill to compel timely audits of utilities like EntergyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | The Advocate

    A Louisiana House committee advanced legislation that would require regulators to regularly audit what utilities pay for the fuel used to run the generators that make electricity. Entergy Louisiana, for instance, has been sitting on about $10 million since 2009 that should be returned to its customers, said Rep. Patrick Connick, R-Gretna.

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  10. Darryl Delerno Jr. lands biggest bass in New Orleans City Park Big Bass RodeoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTONRummel High School sophomore Clay Minter, 16, casts his line in City Park during the 69th annual Big Bass Rodeo in New Orleans, La. Saturday, April 2, 2016.

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  11. Convicted killer smiles, laughs as victima s dad weeps at Jefferson sentencing hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | The Advocate

    Jacoby Maize, convicted earlier this month of shooting the man who called 911 to report him for spousal abuse, was sentenced Monday to life in prison, plus 55 years. Maize, 38, of Kenner, smiled and chuckled to himself as Justin Hendricks Sr., the father of victim Justin Hendricks Jr., wept on the stand and called Maize a liar and a coward, according to Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office.

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  12. The impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --State Representatives Jim Morris, R-Oil City, left, and Sam Jones, D-Franklin, right, view information on a computer during the afternoon House session of the Louisiana Special Legislative Session Wednesday. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- State Representatives Sam Jones, D-Franklin, left and Bryan Adams, R-Gretna, right, talk business before the start of the afternoon House session of the Louisiana Special Legislative Session Wednesday.

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  13. Today the big day? Why special session standoff is likely to end ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --State Representatives Jim Morris, R-Oil City, left, and Sam Jones, D-Franklin, right, view information on a computer during the afternoon House session of the Louisiana Special Legislative Session Wednesday. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- State Representatives Sam Jones, D-Franklin, left and Bryan Adams, R-Gretna, right, talk business before the start of the afternoon House session of the Louisiana Special Legislative Session Wednesday.

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  14. Louisiana House again delays key tax-raising measures aimed to help plug budget holeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- State Representatives Sam Jones, D-Franklin, left and Bryan Adams, R-Gretna, right, talk business before the start of the afternoon House session of the Louisiana Special Legislative Session Wednesday. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --State Representatives Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond, left and Andy Anders, D-Vidalia, right, have a discussion before the start of the afternoon House session of the Louisiana Special Legislative Session Wednesday.

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  15. Live updates: Louisiana Legislature tries to break budget stalemateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- State Representatives Sam Jones, D-Franklin, left and Bryan Adams, R-Gretna, right, talk business before the start of the afternoon House session of the Louisiana Special Legislative Session Wednesday. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --State Representatives Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond, left and Andy Anders, D-Vidalia, right, have a discussion before the start of the afternoon House session of the Louisiana Special Legislative Session Wednesday.

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    Feb 26, 2016 | The Advocate

    An ultrasound technician has been accused of going well beyond the scope of his clinical duties by fondling a patient's breasts after she underwent an examination of her liver last month. Police arrested 43-year-old Gretna man Emmet Collins, who according to an arrest register is an employee of Touro Infirmary, on a single count of sexual battery in connection with the incident.

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    Feb 7, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- 'I did better than I thought,' says Rudy Smith, with wife Deanna at their home in Gretna, of his climb to the top of the Empire State Building. He finished the run up in 22 minutes, 40 seconds.

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  18. Derrick Shepherd mounts another legal challenge to try to stay on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd signs papers next to chief deputy Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Frank Borne, left, as Jon A. Gegenheimer. clerk of court, top right, watches as Shepherd takes part in the qualifying process for Louisiana house district 87 at the Jefferson Parish Government Building in Gretna, La.

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  19. Latest: 12-year JPSO deputy shot in neck, torso during DEA raid Tuesday, in critical conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Law enforcement officers work the scene in the lower ninth ward where JPSO Deputy Stephen Arnold was shot 5 times Tuesday morning in Douglas St. Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Law enforcement members including NOPD, State Police, JPSO and others woek the scene in the lower ninth ward where a deluty was shot before dawn Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Law enforcement members including NOPD, State Police, JPSO and others woek the scene in the lower ninth ward where a deluty was shot before dawn Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

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  20. Former Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty in student sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Shelley Dufresne is seen leaving the courthouse after she pled guilty in St. Charles Parish on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Shelley Dufresne, seen leaving the courthouse after she pled guilty in St. Charles Parish on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

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