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  1. Louisiana district attorneys continue to push back on criminal sentencing changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 18 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana district attorneys are pushing back on proposed changes to make Louisiana's felony sentencing more transparent. An effort to streamline Louisiana's felony sentencing laws, to make it easier for inmates, lawyers and judges to understand when people's prison sentences will be complete, is moving forward very slowly -- if it's moving at all.

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  2. For 62 years West Jefferson High has consolidated success in HarveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 29 | NOLA.com

    Sixty-two years ago, a new school opened its doors to the public in Harvey , Louisiana. The 25-acre school campus, bound by 8th Street, Maple Avenue, Brown Street and West Bank Expressway, was yet another one of the largest high schools in the state.

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  3. Four mayors and the future of Jefferson ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 25 | NOLA.com

    Four Jefferson Parish mayors are schedule to address the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 5 with reports on progress in their municipalities. The chamber's semi-annual mayoral luncheon, open to the public, begins at noon at the Hilton New Orleans Airport motel in Kenner.

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  4. Westwego man pleads guilty to rape, beating of woman and her daughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 22 | NOLA.com

    Michael Taylor, 46, was scheduled to head to trial Monday when he pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible rape and two counts of domestic abuse battery, according to Jefferson Parish court records. Westwego police arrested Taylor in August 2013 after the woman and her children escaped the Vic A Pitrie Drive home they'd been sharing with Taylor for several months, according to authorities.

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  5. Saints president Dennis Lauscha 'audibles' to West Bank business groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | NOLA.com

    WestBank Business and Industry Association member Scott Burke, New Orleans Saints President Dennis Lauscha and WBIA President Jesse Hoppes attended the September Business Luncheon at Boomtown Casino and Hotel. WestBank Business and Industry Association member Scott Burke, New Orleans Saints President Dennis Lauscha and WBIA President Jesse Hoppes attended the September Business Luncheon at Boomtown Casino and Hotel.

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  6. Woman accused of stealing $73K in bingo money from Gretna Historical SocietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | NOLA.com

    State authorities arrested a Westwego woman accused of stealing almost $73,000 worth of charitable bingo money from the Gretna Historical Society over a six-week period. Ashley Brignac, 36, of the 100 block of Louisiana St., Westwego, was booked Wednesday with theft valued at $25,000 or more, an arrest report said.

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  7. Snakes, kangaroos, and tarantulas, oh my! Exotic animal show dazzles Alario Center visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Seventeen-foot snakes, kangaroos, huge tortoises, and multi-colored lizards are creatures you would normally see in the outback of Australia, the deserts of Africa, or deep in a rain forest. But recently these rare animals were at the Alario Center in Westwego for the HERPS New Orleans Exotic Reptile and Pet Show .

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  8. Michael Louviere's family to benefit from 9/11 'climb' eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | NOLA.com

    It might be months since Westwego police officer Michael Louviere was shot and killed while trying to help someone when he was off duty. But his fellow first responders haven't forgotten him, his service, or Louviere's family following his January death .

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  9. Localized flooding possible with heavy rain in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The National Weather service has issued an alert for strong thunderstorms and torrential rainfall in New Orleans, Metairie, Jefferson, Gretna, Westwego, Bridge City, Arabi, Elmwood and Lakefront Airport, and localized flooding is possible. The storm is moving west at about 10 mph, the 7:40 p.m. report said.

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  10. New Westwego elementary school Principal Diedra Miller ready to raise the barRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | NOLA.com

    New Myrtle C. Thibodeaux Elementary Principal Diedra Miller comes from a family of educators and workers in schools. She hopes to improve the foundation skills of students so they enter middle school with high-level academic skills.

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  11. NOCCA hits the high note with students all over New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | NOLA.com

    In an age when learning is increasingly homogenized and streamlined, where educators are encouraged to "teach to the test" and arts budgets are being slashed, one public school in New Orleans serves as a breath of fresh air. It's a beacon for creative teenagers across the metro area.

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  12. Hurricane-battered Westwego theater to reopen in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The Westwego Performing Arts Theatre has proved resilient despite the worst blows from Mother Nature over the past 12 years. First Hurricane Katrina knocked the theater out of commission, forcing productions to move to a community center venue.

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  13. Westwego Rotary Club installs officers, focuses on water purityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Rotary clubs throughout the world make a difference for millions of people in need of basic survival services and supplies. In June, Rotary International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $450 million committed to help eradicate worldwide polio.

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  14. Man accused of impregnating 12-year-old charged with rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Jose Moreno Cervantes, 35, was charged with first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 by a Jefferson Parish grand jury on July 27. He is accused of raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl. Jose Moreno Cervantes, 35, was charged with first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 by a Jefferson Parish grand jury on July 27. He is accused of raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl.

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  15. Man dies in Westwego house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A man estimated to be in his 60s was found dead inside of his Westwego home Monday night after firefighters responded to a call of a "man in a wheelchair on fire," according to Westwego fire officials. Firefighters responding to the call, which came in about 7 p.m., arrived to the 300 block of Avenue A to find heavy black smoke pouring out of the front of the victim's home.

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  16. Candlelight vigil for Jasmaine Anderson: photo galleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | NOLA.com

    In the 9200 block of East Claiborne Parkway near Westwego, friends and family of Jasmaine Anderson gather for a candlelight vigil and balloon release Wednesday evening for the 14-year-old who was accidentally shot and killed by her 15-year-old brother Jermaine early last Friday inside the family's home.

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  17. Marrero man accused of sexually abusing 7-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Edward Cusimano Jr., 36, was booked with two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and two counts of sexual battery following an investigation by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and the Westwego Police Department, according to Westwego spokesman Lt. Eric Orlando.

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  18. West Bank school children honor philanthropist John McDonoghRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | NOLA.com

    "John McDonogh Day" is Jefferson Parish's oldest annual community event. The 127 year tradition honors public school philanthropist John McDonogh, who funded 30 schools in the New Orleans area and created a trust fund that supported the New Orleans public school system for about 100 years.

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  19. Inauguration set for Westwego elected officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | NOLA.com

    File photo - : Westwego's mayor, five city council members and its police chief will be sworn into office Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Alario Center. File photo - : Westwego's mayor, five city council members and its police chief will be sworn into office Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Alario Center.

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  20. Federal lawsuit targets bond practices of Orleans Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell was targeted over his bond practices for pretrial arrestees in a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in New Orleans' federal court. Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell was targeted over his bond practices for pretrial arrestees in a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in New Orleans' federal court.

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