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  1. New Orleans man gets five years for accidentally killing friend during drunken wrestlingRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Advocate

    A New Orleans man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to killing a friend while drinking vodka and wrestling in a backyard game room in Westwego. James Ferrier, 45, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide before Judge June Berry Darensburg of 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna for the killing of Steven Knight, of Woodbury, Tennessee.

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  2. Food, friends, shrimp boots and bikes converge at the Salaville Bicycle & Food Truck FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | NOLA.com

    Wayne Smythe wheeled his bright pink bike around the Westwego Farmer's Market Sunday , checking out maps and information offered at the Bike Easy table and cycling accessories at the Bicycle World booth. "The girls love it," Smythe laughed when asked about the color of his bike.

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  3. Choo choo: These model trains will want to make you get on boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | The Advocate

    ... feet of double-decker tracks. Taking about 25 minutes to complete the run, the trains travel through stops from Westwego to Texarkana, Arkansas, with 10 towns and cities in between, including Addis, Avondale and Red River. The tableau is filled with ...

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  4. Sen. Francis Thompson diagnosed with cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 21 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    ... of anyone in the Legislature. The only lawmaker with a longer stint is his friend, Senate President John Alario, a Westwego Republican who joined the House two years before Thompson.

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  5. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... of anyone in the Legislature. The only lawmaker with a longer stint is his friend, Senate President John Alario, a Westwego Republican who joined the House two years before Thompson. New Iberia, La- Iberia Parish Sheriff, Louis Ackal, has hit a ...

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  6. NCIS filming to close Nine Mile Point Road on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | NOLA.com

    Filming for NCIS: New Orleans will close a portion of Nine Mile Point Road on Friday. ( Filming for the television crime drama NCIS: New Orleans will close a portion of Nine Mile Point Road in Westwego for several hours Friday, Jefferson Parish officials announced.

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  7. Westwego church honored servicemen with Veterans Day MassRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | NOLA.com

    ... eventually evolved into a day to honor all American veterans and active servicemen . This day was celebrated in Westwego at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church during a special Mass honoring our veterans. Noel also explained that Nov. 11 is the Feast ...

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  8. Louisiana editorial roundupRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 15 | Washington Times

    ... divisiveness in today's political atmosphere that it would have success." Current Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego and a legislator since 1972, said he expects more efforts will be made to call a convention but it isn't a good idea right ...

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  9. Sterlington 29th most toxic city in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | Concordia Sentinel

    ... the third most toxic city in Louisiana, behind Luling and Geismar.Other toxic cities recorded in Louisiana included Westwego, Sulphur and Donaldsonville. Some 2.8 million lbs. of toxic chemicals were released by Graphic Packaging International ...

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  10. Voter turnout still looks bleakRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 15 | Natchitoches Times

    ... additional cost-savings in the contracts before the end of the calendar year. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, among others, doubted the department would be able to find any possible reductions. Gov. John Bel Edwards, in a statement, said ...

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  11. Seminary student from Kenya puts poverty in persepctive at rotary club meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | NOLA.com

    ... Jennifer Steel Bourgeois, and other members of the club. After learning about Odhiambo's studies, Doushon Lawson, Westwego Rotary Club president and members of the club invited Odhiambo to address the group. He shared stories about his life in Kenya ...

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  12. Power outage closes Collins Elementary School in MarreroRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 13 | NOLA.com

    ... say parents who wish to check their child out of school may do so from Marerro Middle School. A power outage in Westwego on Friday caused five schools to close. An electrical fire Saturday morning at Catherine Strehle Elementary in Avondale forced ...

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  13. Suspected drunk driver hits Westwego substation, leaves 25K without powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Authorities say a driver, identified as June Choe, 26, drove a truck into an Entergy substation Thursday night causing 25,000 people to lose power in Westwego. A suspected drunk driver plowed into an Entergy power substation in Westwego Thursday night, causing nearly 25,000 people to lose electricity on the West Bank.

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  14. Thousands still without power on West BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Entergy is reporting that thousands of their customers in the West Bank are still without power after a car crashed into a substation Thursday night. WESTWEGO/MARRERO AREA - A vehicle has crashed into our substation causing power outages for approx.

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  15. Thousands without power on West Bank, Entergy saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | NOLA.com

    ... Entergy customers were without power as of 6 a.m. Friday (Nov. 10), the utility company said. The outage includes Westwego, Bridge City, Marrero, Bayou Segnette State Park and Jean Lafitte. Portions of the Westbank Expressway and Lapalco Boulevard ...

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  16. 5 West Bank schools without power asking parents to pick up studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2017 | NOLA.com

    ... said Entergy hoped to have the power restored by noon. As of 8:25 a.m., about 3,550 customers were without power in Westwego, Marrero, Bayou Segnette State Park and Jean Lafitte. "Student absences will be excused today if parents wish to keep their ...

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  17. Jpas presents Butch Caire's Holly Jolly...Christmas SpecialRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... "TV generation!" Holly Jolly... will run: December 1 - 10, 2017 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM Sundays at 2:00 PM Westwego Performing Arts Theatre 177 Sala Avenue - Westwego, LA 70094 Tickets for Holly Jolly...Christmas Special may be purchased ...

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  18. Son of former Westwego councilman named in Central murder-suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said it responded Tuesday to a domestic murder-suicide involving Larry Warino Jr., son of the former Westwego councilman Larry Warino. in the Louisiana city of Central.

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  19. $15B in Louisiana Medicaid contracts stalled by House GOPRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    ... says it doesn't have enough time to rebid the work before the contracts expire. Senate President John Alario, a Westwego Republican, said he doesn't know where House members expect to find more savings. "I'm not optimistic of any changes,'' Alario ...

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  20. Louisiana House Republicans block Medicaid contracts that cover 1.6 million peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | NOLA.com

    ... have a clear path" for how to manage Medicaid without the contracts. Block and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, both said they were caught off guard when House Republicans voted against the Medicaid contracts. Barras hadn't told Block, who ...

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