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  1. 'If He Finds Out I Made This Call ': Chilling 911...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 |

    The anxious 911 phone call a man placed to authorities in 2011 to report a violent beating inside his home was released Thursday for a hearing during which the jury heard arguments concerning whether the accused assailant the man reported later murdered him. Justin Hendricks Jr. called 911 on April 25, 2011, to report a gruesome beating that allegedly occurred inside his Old Jefferson, Louisiana, home hours before the alleged assailant returned to the premises to gun him down, according to .


  2. Where did you shop for the holidays: Orleans or Jefferson? Tax figures track spendingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 29, 2016 |

    Shoppers had enough extra holiday spirit late last year to push a modest bump in December retail sales nationwide. Here in the New Orleans area, sales tax figures reveal a mixed bag, with Jefferson Parish matching nationwide trends while spending in Orleans Parish was flat from a year earlier.


  3. In Jefferson Parish, tornado spotted near airport, brick wall torn...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... and the other was ripped off from its hinges, Dufrechou said. As another round of intense weather rolls into Jefferson and Orleans parishes, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway connecting Metairie and Mandeville is closed in both directions. At 5:02 ...


  4. Ochsner plans medical plaza at former shopping centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 |

    A five-story, $56.3 million physical rehabilitation hospital and a nearly $6 million outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic will anchor what Ochsner Hospital and Jefferson Parish officials touted as the revitalization of a "dead" corridor along Jefferson Highway. The capital projects are part of a $360 million, three-year expansion plan announced Thursday by Ochsner that will return to commerce the eight acres of the currently derelict old Jefferson Plaza shopping center.


  5. Residents, Orleans, Jefferson parishes officials urge state to deny permit to expand productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    Leaders in Orleans and Jefferson parishes are demanding the state step up and regulate the plant they say is causing a smelly problem. Jefferson and Orleans Parish officials and homeowners say the Vertex Refinery Plant in Marrero produces foul odors that cause breathing problems.


  6. Recent New Orleans area home sales from $51K to $800kRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 |

    ... of Realtors and reporting by's Katherine Sayre . Prices also are on the rise in suburban areas. In Jefferson Parish, the average home price was $201,000, Sayre reported. "St. Tammany Parish home prices had sustained growth of 3.6 percent ...


  7. Home prices: New Orleans pricey, but suburbs surging, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 |

    Home prices in New Orleans spiked at the highest rate in 50 years with a 14 percent increase last year , firmly establishing the city's historic neighborhoods as pricey, and for many people, out of reach. Nearly the entire New Orleans metro area housing market saw substantial price growth last year, including previously struggling areas in the west bank of Jefferson and St. Charles parishes and nearly all of St. Tammany Parish, according to the latest report from the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors released this week.


  8. Ochsner plans rehab hospital at old Jefferson Plaza shopping centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 |

    A portion of the old Jefferson Plaza shopping center property could soon return to commerce. Ochsner Medical Center is seeking a zoning change to make way for a five-story rehabilitation hospital on the largely abandoned site, according to Jefferson Parish Planning Department records.


  9. Mardi Gras 2016: A glittering, sunny end to Carnival season in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 |

    ... described as a family-oriented and "down-to-earth." The Argus, Elks Krewe of Jeffersonians and Krewe of Jefferson truck parades drew hundreds of thousands of visitors, which one parish official said was the best turnout he'd seen in the last couple ...


  10. Mardi Gras revelers in Metairie party hearty, defy coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 |

    ... Severn Avenue. They came in the hundreds of thousands to see Argus and the Elks Krewe of Jeffersonians and Krew of Jefferson truck parades. Argus carried the theme "Argus Loves Millennials." The Thibodeauxs and other members of the Lafitte Volunteer ...


  11. Michael Hollis follows in father Ken Hollisa footsteps as King ArgusRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... room table right there," he said with a laugh. "They didn't know what they were getting into." Hollis, 44, is Jefferson Parish's first openly gay Mardi Gras king, though he seems leery of the idea that the distinction could take on an outsized ...


  12. Zulu, Rex and Argus take to the streets early on Fat TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... as Facebook and Twitter. Neat throws this year include the first in a series of cups that depict historic icons of Jefferson Parish. If you simply cannot say goodbye to Carnival, stick around for the truck parades that follow Rex - the Elks ...


  13. Argus parade, 2 truck krewes to roll Mardi Gras in MetairieRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    The Krewe of Argus kicked off the celebration in Metairie on Tuesday followed by more than 100 truck floats that kept the party going with the Elk's Krewe of Jeffersonians and the Krewe of Jefferson. Mardi Gras season fans in Metaire will be able to enjoy three parades on Fat Tuesday when the Krewe of Argus , the Elks Krewe of Jeffersonians and the Jefferson Trucks parade roll.


  14. Will stiff winds topple Mardi Gras season parade floats? DoubtfulRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 |

    ... float builders said. New Orleans officials said they do not anticipate cancelling the Proteus and Orpheus parades. Jefferson Parish officials said they will decide at 6 p.m. on the Pandora parade. A wind advisory issued early Monday by the Slidell ...


  15. Old bar, gambling house in Old Jefferson to be demolishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 |

    An Old Jefferson institution since the early 1930s, the original Pat Gillen's No. 1, most recently operated as a barroom called the Recovery Room, will soon be demolished.


  16. Mardi Gras 2016: Week 1 - Sunday, January 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Best of New Orleans

    ... theme cups, doubloons The Corps of Napoleon moves from its traditional time slot to Sunday to parade during Jefferson Parish's Family Gras. The theme also is about travel, and floats depict posh destinations including Paris, London and Napa Valley - ...


  17. Win rides in the Krewe of Argus Mardi Gras paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 |

    The Jefferson Chamber is raffling off a chance to ride in the Cox Communication float during the Krewe of Argus Mardi Gras parade. Argus rolls Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. in Metairie.


  18. Krewes gather for Mardi Gras kickoff in MetairieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    ... glad to be back. I'm looking forward to taking Maximus to his first Mardi Gras parade." Richard, along with other Jefferson Parish residents, parish public officials and members of Carnival royalty, gathered at Lafreniere Park Jan. 8 to celebrate ...


  19. JPSO: Man killed in shootout with officer linked to 10 crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A man who was shot by an NOPD officer last year has been linked to 10 armed robberies and attempted armed robberies of businesses in Jefferson and Orleans parishes, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. The incidents were reported between May 2014 and December 2015.


  20. Emails illuminate business politicking for Jefferson Parish School Board racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 |

    Newly released emails that passed through the government account of Lucien Gunter, former executive director of the Jefferson Economic Development Commission , shed new light on the extent to which Gunter and other business activists engaged in extensive campaigning and fundraising for candidates in the pivotal 2010 Jefferson Parish School Board races . The Times-Picayune litigated to the Louisiana Supreme Court , run to 285 pages and show Gunter was deeply involved in politicking for candidates favored by anti-union, pro-business interests.


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