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  1. Robber shoots way into Elmwood sports store after similar incident at McDonald's: JPSORead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy stands outside of Academy Sports & Outdoors at 800 S. Clearview Parkway, Elmwood, early Tuesday morning after a robber shot and shattered a window and robbed the business. A gunman blasted his way into an Elmwood sports store early Tuesday morning and held up the business just over an hour after an armed man tried to do the same at an Old Jefferson McDonald's.


  2. Genealogy Query - C******** : HOPPE : NELSONRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 28 |

    ... before I was born and left shortly after. I was 3 days old when I was brought home to my parents home who lived in Jefferson, La.


  3. How to fry a turkey? Expert gives step-by-step instructionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 |

    A step-by-step video with Norm Bourgeois of King Kooker in Jefferson, La. Bourgeois explains how to deep-fry a 12-pound turkey for Thanksgiving or any time.


  4. Pup News: Meet SheridanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | WGNO-TV New Orleans

    Sheridan is a 1 A1 2 year old Boxer/Terrier mix that was surrendered to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter in July with another dog that has since been adopted. Sheridan has been a participant in their multi-dog playgroups program and would do well in a home with another well-mannered canine companion.


  5. $5 million tax hike for flood protection on West Jefferson ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 |

    ... We had to hope they would give us enough money for construction,'' said Ron Besson, former president of the West Jefferson Levee District, the precursor to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West. "The only reason we have what we ...


  6. Old Jefferson hospital had humble beginningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 11 |

    Now located in Old Jefferson, the first Ochsner Hospital was located at Camp Plauche, a military complex built in 1942 on the north side of Jefferson Highway a couple miles west of the Huey P. Long Bridge. The camp hospital included 53 wood-frame buildings and only had two private rooms.


  7. Jefferson weighs $116 million in school construction projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 9 |

    The exterior of Chateau Estates Elementary School in Kenner desperately needs to be waterproofed, at a cost of $450,000, Jefferson Parish officials said. The School Board is considering a revised list of capital projects that includes $50 million of critical repairs and maintenance.


  8. Rape victim tells of her 18-year wait for justice against her attackerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | Daily Mail

    ... with a wall of opposition. Marie, who agreed to be identified only by her middle name, poses for a photograph, in Jefferson, La. The man who raped her at knifepoint in 1994, Jimmy Spratt, was ultimately convicted in 2012, nearly 18 years later, ...


  9. A rape, a non-investigation, and an 18-year wait for justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... this June 4, 2015, photo, Marie, who agreed to be identified only by her middle name, poses for a photograph, in Jefferson, La. The man who raped her at knifepoint in 1994, Jimmy Spratt, was ultimately convicted in 2012, n... (Michael ...


  10. A rape, a non-investigation and a 18-year wait for justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas

    ... THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT; THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT In this June 4, 2015, photo, taken in Jefferson, La., Marie, who agreed to be identified only by her middle name, displays folders related to the legal case against Jimmie ...


  11. Motorcyclist killed in Metairie crash Wednesday night: State PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 5 |

    ... night (Nov. 4). Bryan Russo. 52, was pronounced dead shortly after he was taken to Ochsner Medical Center in Old Jefferson, said Trooper Melissa Matey, spokeswoman for the State Police . The crash occurred on the elevated traffic circle at Airline ...


  12. $15 million from BP settlement goes to Jefferson coastal workRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 4 |

    Jefferson Parish's coastal communities will get at least $15 million -- and possibly as much as $60 million -- for flood protection and coastal restoration. Breaking a months-long stalemate, the Parish Council voted unanimously Wednesday to divide about $35 million in BP settlement money it received for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil disaster.


  13. 'Doc Parker,' 84, shares memories of Old JeffersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 4 |

    Dr. A. Mark Parker, 84, was kind enough to share with me his fond memories of growing up in Depression-era Old Jefferson. "In the 1930s my paternal grandmother, Mama, and her magical widowed daughter, Lollie, lived at 607 Terrace Street, a shotgun house built years before by my Grandpa Sam.


  14. For Hispanic students, a new pact to improve Jefferson public schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Terrytown Elementary in 2014. One year later, the Jefferson Parish public school system has resolved a federal civil rights complaint that charged it neglected English-language learners and let some of them move on despite not mastering English.


  15. How should South Carolina student have been handled? 'No right answer,' teacher saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... administrator or security person who comes to your aid doesn't make things worse. They usually do." A teacher at a Jefferson public middle school said that if she were the South Carolina student's instructor, she would have "impersonally handed her ...


  16. West Bank levee taxes backed by real estate, business groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 |

    West Bank hurricane levee along Lake Cataouatche protects Avondale in Jefferson Parish from storm surges caused by a hurricane with a 1 percent chance of occurring in any year, a so-called 100-year storm. This photo shows the segment just south of Avondale Gardens Road as it was being built in 2011.


  17. a four-person raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2015 | The Advocate

    ... period for the Oct. 24 primary for numerous offices in the New Orleans area opened Tuesday with few surprises. In Jefferson Parish, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, 39, and three-term Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse, 75, each signed up for the parish ...


  18. Mike Yenni for parish president, other Jefferson recommendations: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni brings his family on stage after launching his campaign for Jefferson Parish president at the Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner on March 18, 2015. (Julia Kumari Drapkin, Mayor Yenni has brought energy and a vision for growth to his tenure as mayor of Kenner.


  19. Marrero church hosts revival: West Bank religion news briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. at Taravella Manor, 5240 Taravella Road in Marrero. Isaac G Joseph, superintendent of the Jefferson Parish School System, is the speaker. For ticket information, call Margie Loud Zeno, ministry president, at 504.915.2278. ...


  20. Jefferson councilman sues Kenner mayor over adsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 |

    Jefferson Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse has sued Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni and his campaign staff over a television commercial Yenni has aired in the race for Jefferson Parish president. The suit is the latest in a string of disputes in Jefferson Parish between political opponents over whether allegations contained in several of this season's political ads are fair political comment or malicious lies.


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