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  1. Our Views: Mayor Cantrell needs to grab at more than tourism dollars...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | The Advocate

    ... would require legislative approval, and the Capitol's most powerful lawmaker, state Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, has already weighed in as a skeptic. It would be easy for the public to conflate the four tourism agencies, but each faces ...

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  2. Hotel tax on the table in meetings with Mayor Cantrell, hospitality industry leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | NOLA.com

    ... anges to the hotel tax structure presents a tough task for Cantrell. Already, state Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, has signaled his initial opposition to diverting any dedicated hotel tax

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  3. 2nd woman accuses Westwego man of sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | NOLA.com

    After media reports circulated in September about a woman who bit the genitals of John Patton to escape an alleged sexual assault at his Westwego home, a second woman came forward to report a similar attempted rape, according to Kenner police. Like the first victim to contact authorities, the second woman met Patton, 54, through an online dating app, said Lt.

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  4. Chinese shrimp, crawfish subject to Trump tariffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | NOLA.com

    ... under the umbrella of two related companies, A La Carte Specialty Foods and Gulf Marine Products, both based in Westwego. The business also imports breaded Chinese oysters, which are sold to fast food restaurants. "We are debating what amount we ...

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  5. Westwego woman admits concealing marijuana traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | NOLA.com

    A Westwego woman has pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend conceal the trafficking of hundreds of pounds of marijuana, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday . Tram Nguyen, 32, entered the plea to a charge of misprision of a drug trafficking felony.

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  6. Wrongfully convicted by non-unanimous jury, I spent 15 years in prison for crime I didn't commitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | The Advocate

    ... pile of photographs from the time he spent wrongly incarcerated for 15 years outside of the home he's working on in Westwego, La. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Glenn Davis poses for a portrait outside of the home he's working on in Westwego, La. on ...

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  7. 'Shear Madness' commits laughter in the first degreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | NOLA.com

    ... they are among the suspects wen a murder is committed in 'Shear Madness.' The interactive comedy plays at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre through Oct. 28. ( Judging from the roar of laughter in the packed house at the Westwego Performing Arts ...

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  8. John Bel Edwards top priority? Giving teachers a raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... what's been discussed. "I'm hoping we can do even more than he is proposing," said Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, of teacher raises. Edwards is likely under some pressure to do something for teachers -- arguably his most loyal political ...

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  9. How will Louisiana use its surprise budget surplus?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... but agreed with Dardenne that it should be "spread around" to several different areas in need. The Republican from Westwego said he was mostly relieved not to have ended the year with a deficit that would have required mid-year budget reductions, ...

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  10. No Jefferson short-term rental permit applications so farRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... The law does not apply in Jefferson's six municipalities: Grand Isle, Gretna, Harahan, Kenner, Jean Lafitte and Westwego. But no one has registered for a license so far, Inspection and Code Enforcement Director Aimee Vallot said. That might be ...

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  11. Woman bit alleged rapist's genitals to thwart dating app attack: copsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | New York Post

    A Louisiana woman reportedly bit her alleged rapist's genitals, wrestled a knife from him and survived the attack, according to police. John Patton, 54, is accused of sexually assaulting the woman at his house in Westwego after the pair met through a dating app, according to news station WDSU .

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  12. Woman stops attempted sex assault by biting attacker's penis: CopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | The Whitecourt Star

    ... daiquiri shop. Patton, however, had different plans. According to cops, Patton asked the woman to meet at his Westwego, La., home with the intent to introduce her to his sister. The woman went to Patton's apartment but discovered there was no sister ...

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  13. $550,000 bond set for Westwego rape suspect bitten by victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Bond was set at $550,000 for a Westwego man accused of sexually assaulting and holding hostage a woman who bit his genitals in an effort to escape him. John Patton, 54, appeared Wednesday morning before Jefferson Parish Magistrate Commissioner Patricia Joyce who also issued an 18-month stay-away order barring Patton from contact with the 50-year-old victim in the case.

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  14. Police: Woman fends off alleged rapist by biting genitals Source: Cox Media GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | WFTV Orlando

    WESTWEGO, La. - A Louisiana woman who met a man on the Plenty of Fish dating app found herself in an hours-long standoff with the man, whose genitals she bit when he tried to rape her in his home, police said.

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  15. Woman held rapist at bay after biting his genitals: Westwego policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | NOLA.com

    When a man she met on an internet dating website tried to rape her, a woman told police she bit his genitals and held him at bay with a coffee table for hours as she stood naked and cornered in his locked Westwego home, according to authorities. "She was just cowering in the corner with the table.

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  16. Capt. Paul 's Fishing Edge: GPS waypoints for LafitteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | Louisiana Sportsman

    I refer to the Lafitte Edge area as the location in the Southeast Louisiana marsh in St. Charles, Lafourche and Jefferson parishes between the Bayou Segnette launch in Westwego, Lakes Cataouatche and Salvador, areas in the Lake Salvador Wildlife Management Area, southwestward to Bayous Gauche and des Allemands, Lac des Allemands and Bayou Boeuf and eastward toward The Pen and Bayou Du Pont, then continuing south to the northern part of Barataria Bay. There are locations in Bayous Perot and Rigolettes, Little Lake, Mud Lake and along the Barataria Waterway, including more than 180 Edge waypoints that cover prime freshwater as well as numerous salt and brackish locations which offer a wide assortment of fishing.

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  17. Jefferson landfill to be topic of La. House panel meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... Harahan . Talbot said he arranged the special meeting with Reps. Patrick Connick, R-Marrero, and Robert Billiot, D-Westwego. Parish President Mike Yenni 's administration acknowledges problems with the Waggman landfill's gas and leachate collection ...

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  18. Over 800 acres comprise the Jefferson Parish Landfill off U.S. 90 in AvondaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... Aug. 17. Jefferson collects 1,000 to 1,200 tons of garbage per day in unincorporated areas, Jean Lafitte and Westwego, said Mike Lockwood, the administration's environment affairs director. Closing the public landfill would require sending that ...

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  19. Lanny Keller: Looking for swamp to drain? Try these ideas in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... project, The Advocate's Rebekah Allen outlined the ways in which powerful Senate President John A. Alario, R-Westwego, derailed a bill on statewide regulation of Uber or Lyft services. Gordy Dove has begged Uber and Lyft to make their ride-sharing ...

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  20. Special report: This La. politician sank a ride-sharing bill; his close pal sells insurance to cabsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, stand next to one another. This year, Barras, sponsored a bill to legalize ride-sharing statewide. Alario used parliamentary ...

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