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  1. Kenner council to vote on speed camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NOLA.com

    ... them after learning that the contractor was splitting part of its revenue with a lobbyist. New Orleans , Gretna and Westwego still have the speed cameras. Glaser did not return a call for comment Tuesday. He previously has said he envisions ...

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  2. Gates, Rosa lead New Orleans in 90-62 winRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | USA Today

    Gerrale Gates scored 17 points, Jorge Rosa added 14 points with four 3-pointers, and New Orleans never trailed in beating NAIA-member Williams Baptist 90-62 Gates, Rosa lead New Orleans in 90-62 win Gerrale Gates scored 17 points, Jorge Rosa added 14 points with four 3-pointers, and New Orleans never trailed in beating NAIA-member Williams Baptist 90-62 Check out this story on USATODAY.com: WESTWEGO, La. - Gerrale Gates scored 17 points, Jorge Rosa added 14 points with four 3-pointers, and New Orleans never trailed in beating NAIA-member Williams Baptist 90-62 on Tuesday night.

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  3. Firefighters battle early morning blaze in WestwegoRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WGNO-TV New Orleans

    Firefighters were called to the 800 block of Dolly Street around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday to handle a house fire.

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  4. Coast Guard: Leaky oil well near New Orleans is pluggedRead the original story

    Yesterday | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... early 9,300 gallons (35,000 liters) of oil spewed into Lake Washington from the well owned by Hilcorp Energy Co. of Westwego. It says about 10,000 gallons (nearly 38,000 liters) of oily water has been recovered so far.

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  5. Superdome gets record-setting boost from hotel taxes: auditRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NOLA.com

    ... to the two high-profile arenas, the district also includes Champions Square, the John Alario Event Center in Westwego and the minor league baseball stadium on Airline Highway in Metairie. The district's revenue picture is gaining renewed attention ...

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  6. Police identify teen killed in Westwego car chase FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NOLA.com

    Westwego police identified the 17-year-old boy killed in a crash during a vehicle pursuit Friday as Zyonne Willis, of New Orleans. Willis was a passenger in a stolen 2015 Toyota Prius involved in a chase after officers spotted the car when it entered the city limits, said Lt.

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  7. Our Views: Term limits more like revolving door for Louisiana's politiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 15 | The Advocate

    Senate President John A. Alario Jr., D-Westwego, speaks, flanked by Gov. John Bel Edwards, left, and New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson, right, at a press conference. The long-serving Alario is said to be the most powerful man in state government, with the possible exception of the governor.

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  8. Tax hike would up Jefferson teacher pay, build 9 schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 14 | NOLA.com

    Joshua Butler Elementary in Westwego is one of 19 Jefferson Parish public schools that would be replaced, renovated or expanded under a $71.3 million tax and construction proposal that the School Board has put on the May 4 ballot. The board also put a $27 million property tax proposal on the ballot for employee pay.

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  9. Our Views: How Taylor Barras' abuse of power created new problem for Louisiana's budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | The Advocate

    ... that Barras' view was rejected by not only economists and Dardenne but Republican Senate President John Alario of Westwego and the REC's independent member, economist Jim Richardson. Changes in the revenue forecast are supposed to be unanimous to ...

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  10. Mayor Cantrell-backed political action committee takes shapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | NOLA.com

    ... rough idea already faces opposition from key state officials, including state Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, and Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite. In recent days, the mayor has taken to social media and her text messaging platform to ...

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  11. House Speaker blocks raising state revenue forecastRead the original story

    Monday Dec 10 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    Louisiana sheriffs, corrections officials and others will have to wait for supplemental funding they had hoped to receive after House Speaker Taylor Barras blocked the Revenue Estimating Conference from raising the state's revenue forecast, It's the second time in two weeks the REC adjourned without recognizing an increase in revenue despite economists for both the governor and Legislature forecasting at least $128 million more for this year and next. Chairman Jay Dardenne, who is Gov. John Bel Edwards' Commissioner of Administration, Republican Senate President John Alario of Westwego and LSU Economist Jim Richardson all voted to approve the forecast.

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  12. Funding for some pay raises delayed after Louisiana House speaker objects to budget forecast upgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | The Advocate

    ... Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, LSU economist Jim Richardson and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, voted in favor of the latest projections, but REC votes must be unanimous, so Barras' vote against blocked the maneuver. It was ...

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  13. Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | The Town Talk

    ... Dardenne, who is Gov. John Bel Edwards' Commissioner of Administration, Republican Senate President John Alario of Westwego and LSU Economic Jim Richardson all voted to approve the forecast. Barras denied his objection is politically motivated, ...

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  14. Political Horizons: Oil prices could play big role in estimating Louisiana's revenue; here's whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | The Advocate

    ... government had available enough umpf to spit out an amount that covered the project a legislator wanted, said the Westwego Republican who has served nearly a half-century in the Louisiana Legislature. Hoping for a little more reality and a lot less ...

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  15. Dec. 8 election results: How the New Orleans area voted, parish by parishRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | NOLA.com

    ... facilities. The current tax ends in 2019. Fire Protection District No. 8, encompassing parts of West Bank south of Westwego, renewed its 25-mill property tax for 10 years. The current tax lapses in 2020. It's expected to generate $7.57 million ...

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  16. Drake Coleman, 27, was arrested and booked with being a principal to attempted first-degree murder.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | NOLA.com

    Drake Coleman, 27, of Westwego, was booked Thursday with being a principal to attempted first-degree murder, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, spokesman for the department.

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  17. Westwego man bitten on genitals by victim charged with rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | NOLA.com

    John Patton, 54, was charged with second-degree rape, attempted second-degree rape, false imprisonment while armed with a weapon and sexual battery with second-degree rape, attempted second-degree rape, false imprisonment while armed with a weapon and sexual battery. Westwego police arrested Patton Sept.

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  18. Dan Fagan: Cameron Henry right to be skeptical of Louisiana's projected revenue increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | The Advocate

    ... they're spent, is also made up of Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, and LSU economist Jim Richardson. All members must vote in favor of the budget estimate for it to be approved. Henry's vote ...

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  19. Man charged with Marrero baby's death rebooked with witness intimidation, solicitation of murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | NOLA.com

    ... witness in advance of the grand jury proceedings. Investigators arrested a second suspect , Andrew Houston, of Westwego, on Feb. 23, 2017, and booked him with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and intimidation of a witness. Houston ...

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  20. After tense meeting over possible rosier Louisiana financials, no update to revenue forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | The Advocate

    ... funds. "If the game is just to delay this and not fund the (money) that's there, then just say it," said Alario, R-Westwego. But it is the latest in a long string of battles between Edwards and House Republican leaders over state spending. Edwards, ...

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