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  1. 109th Jackson Day Race finishes in Jackson SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | NOLA.com

    The event, sponsored by the New Orleans Track Club, began at Robert E. Lee Boulevard and Marconi Drive and finished at Jackson Square in the French Quarter. The 9-kilometer course roughly followed the route that Jean Lafitte's pirates took to respond to the call of Major General Andrew Jackson for reinforcements before the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.

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  2. Let the carnival season ring us into the New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2016 | The News-Star

    ... give us a break before the season of carnival will begin in the twin cities. The Krewe of Janus will bring, " Jean Lafitte 's Treasure" through the streets of West Monroe and Monroe on Saturday, January 30, with Queen Janus XXXIII Lucy Holtzclaw and ...

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  3. Hoverboard fires in lower Jefferson Parish and Alabama have the attention of federal regulatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- This house in the Town of Jean Lafitte burned after a hoverboard that was charging edupted in flames on Nov. 21. Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- This house in the Town of Jean Lafitte burned after a hoverboard that was charging edupted in flames on Nov. 21. Popularized by entertainers and sports stars, the so-called hoverboard has turned into one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season - too hot for some. In Jean Lafitte, in lower Jefferson Parish, one of the battery-powered gadgets - which do not actually hover but resemble Segways without handles - caught fire while it was being charged and nearly burned down a family's house.

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  4. Abitaa s new hard root beer first in a line of a Bayou Bootleggera hard sodasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | The Advocate

    ... so this was a natural move for the company. The packaging, referencing early-19th century pirate and smuggler Jean Lafitte and his strong ties to Louisiana, says the sodas are "brewed with the swagger and rebellious spirit of our most famous ...

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  5. The New Orleans Exercist: Ye-ahRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Best of New Orleans

    ... tried running four miles and diving into a frigid lake. - The 109th Jackson Day Race (Jan. 3) echoes the route Jean Lafitte and his pirates took to the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815 with a nine-kilometer road race. Lafitte was undeterred by ...

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  6. State-Breds Get Spotlight in LA FuturityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2015 | Blood Horse

    Game throughout last time out in the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Dec. 12 at the New Orleans track, Henry Johnson-trained Icy Gentleman finished third, beaten 2 1/4 lengths. In his start prior to that, he failed to finish in the Jean Lafitte Futurity after he collided with another horse and grabbed a quarter.

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  7. Fisher Middle/High names teacher of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... and let her know that it was all worth it. "I like when I know that I made a difference," Champagne said. At Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve each Wednesday through Sunday at 10:00 a.m., visitors to the park have a chance to explore the ...

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  8. Battle of New Orleans script lands on Hollywood's Black List, charting top unproduced scriptsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... battle in January 1815, it focuses on the unlikely alliance between U.S. Gen. Andrew Jackson and the pirate Jean Lafitte, a partnership seen as key to the British defeat. The Battle of New Orleans is something of a historical curiosity, fought as it ...

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  9. Some hoverboards removed from Amazon due to fires, USA Today reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | NOLA.com

    Amazon has removed some hoverboard toys -- the battery-powered skateboard-like devices -- from its online site after reports of the devices catching on fire, according to USA Today . At least two hoverboard-related fires have been reported in Louisiana, in Ascension Parish and Jean Lafitte .

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  10. New Orleans' wax museum is closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2011 | Best of New Orleans

    ... Iberville and Bienville to Edwin Edwards. Along the way, it's Mark Twain and Marie Laveau, an Ursuline nun and Jean Lafitte, Huey Long, a Mardi Gras Indian and the Grand Duke Alexis. (That doesn't include the 1970s-era addition of a haunted dungeon, ...

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  11. Lafitte students provide Christmas cheer at nursing homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... "I truly think the people that were most blessed by this were the people who gave the gifts," Breaux said. Jean Lafitte Park is holding winter day camps during the Christmas break. Camps for children ages 6 to 8 will be held Dec. 21 through 23 from ...

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  12. Another a hoverboarda bursts into flames in Louisiana; experts urge...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 | The Advocate

    ... Poche. The explosion comes just weeks after another charging hoverboard in the lower Jefferson Parish town of Jean Lafitte overheated, caught fire and nearly burned down a family's home on Nov. 21. Highly publicized incidents across the country have ...

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  13. Another hoverboard toy explodes in Louisiana, TV station saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... this happened,'" Tamara Hardnett, who bought the device for her teenage son, told the TV station. A home in Jean Lafitte was destroyed last month in a hoverboard-related fire. There, Jessica Horne said the hoverboard she bought for her son was ...

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  14. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 | The Advocate

    ... Porche. The explosion comes just weeks after another charging hoverboard in the lower Jefferson Parish town of Jean Lafitte overheated, caught fire and nearly burned down a family's home on Nov. 21. Highly publicized incidents across the country ...

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  15. Lafitte town hall transforms into winter wonderlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | NOLA.com

    Over the past few weeks, the hard work of the dedicated employees at Jean Lafitte Town Hall transformed the stately building into an enchanted Christmas wonderland. Millions of tiny twinkling lights adorn the building, the landscaping, and the decorations that cover the expansive lawns.

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  16. Lafitte town hall becomes winter wonderlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Amid all of the santas, snowmen, and reindeer, the reason for the season was honored with a manger scene on the front lawn of the Jean Lafitte Town Hall.

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  17. Red-light camera money could go to Jefferson Parish flood protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... keeps $3 million. Lagasse says he wants to see that money go toward coastal restoration and flood protection in Jean Lafitte, Barataria, Crown Point and Grand Isle. Last month, the council voted to split Jefferson's $35 million settlement with BP ...

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  18. Are 'hoverboards' dangerous? Batteries have been known to explodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | NOLA.com

    A hoverboard toy, the battery-powered skateboard that's likely on many Christmas wish lists this year, exploded and caused a fire that destroyed a house in Jean Lafitte, a resident told WGNO television. In the busy holiday season, the last thing you want to worry about is whether that toy your kids begs to have is going to burn down your house.

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  19. Hoverboard fires in lower Jefferson Parish and Alabama have the attention of federal regulatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- This house in the Town of Jean Lafitte burned after a hoverboard that was charging edupted in flames on Nov. 21. Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- This house in the Town of Jean Lafitte burned after a hoverboard that was charging edupted in flames on Nov. 21. Popularized by entertainers and sports stars, the so-called hoverboard has turned into one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season - too hot for some. In Jean Lafitte, in lower Jefferson Parish, one of the battery-powered gadgets - which do not actually hover but resemble Segways without handles - caught fire while it was being charged and nearly burned down a family's house.

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  20. Family, friends mourn sweet boys, devoted mother slain in murder-suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... door of the Mata home. A golden angel stood on the porch. The family's murders reverberated through nearby Jean Lafitte where Kelly Mata was raised. She was the daughter of Kerry and Wayne Fabre, a commercial fisherman, according to Mayor Tim ...

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