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

    1 hr ago |

    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.


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

    Wednesday |

    Mayor LaToya Cantrell discusses disaster recovery and infrastructure funding during the "Cities for Tomorrow" conference on Friday, December 7, 2018. on Cantrell's social media platforms.


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

    Saturday Dec 8 |

    "I voted" stickers on a table in St. Tammany Parish on Nov. 2, 2018. , settled a handful of runoffs in the New Orleans area, along with a few local initiatives.


  4. 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 |

    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.


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

    Wednesday Dec 5 |

    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.


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

    Thursday Nov 29 |

    A man accused of charging into a Marrero home and fatally shooting a 10-month-old boy was rearrested Monday and booked with intimidation of a witness and solicitation of murder in connection with the case, according to Jefferson Parish court records. Jonathan Manuel, 29, is scheduled to stand trial for second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder Monday , two years to the day that Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office detectives say Manuel shot and killed Xy'Ahir Davis.


  7. La. House leaders puts prison, sheriffs funding on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 |

    Louisiana state Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, who chairs the Appropriations Committee, put funding for prisons and sheriffs on hold Tuesday by refusing to approve a new state revenue projection. It's unclear how Louisiana is going to pay for salary increases already given to prison guards and housing for state inmates that local sheriffs provide after a state lawmaker rejected a state revenue forecast that included enough money for these and other items.


  8. This is an image of the federal courthouse on Poydras Street.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 |

    A Westwego man faces 20 years in prison after a federal grand jury on Nov. 9 indicted him on nine charges of mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the United States Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. According to court documents, 42-year-old Khanh Bui fraudulently obtained credit cards and eight false California driver's licenses in order to obtain money and property from home improvement stores.


  9. New Orleans-area early voting: A parish-by-parish lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 |

    The early voting period for the Dec. 8 election begins Saturday and lasts until Dec. 1. To take part, residents must have been registered to vote by Nov. 7 if they signed up in person or by mail. The online registration deadline was Nov. 17. Hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except for Sunday, when polling locations are closed.


  10. NOPD arrests 3 accused in Marigny brass knuckle beatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2018 |

    Three men accused in a Nov. 4 beating in the Faubourg Marigny , which was allegedly preceded by racial slurs and sent the 64-year-old injured man to the hospital, were arrested Wednesday and Thursday, court records show. Two of the men, Matthew Vining of Terrytown and Stone Linden of Westwego, both 23, turned themselves into authorities Wednesday while accompanied by a private attorney, Jeffrey Smith, booking records show.


  11. Woman shot during armed robbery in Gretna early SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 |

    Darval Ledet, 44, was booked with two counts of armed robbery, aggravated battery, resisting an officer and battery of a police officer. ( Gretna police arrested a suspect, Darval Ledet, 44, of the 900 block of North Claiborne Park, near Westwego, said Capt.


  12. JPSO chaplain makes a difference in communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 |

    Rev. Kathy Radke-Story is commended by Rotary members Jennifer Steel-Bourgeois and Kathleen Orgeron for continuing the legacy of her father Rev. Paul Radke.


  13. Entergy will test Ninemile's warning sirens TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2018 |

    Entergy Louisiana's Ninemile 6 power plant is pictured on its grand opening date Jan. 26, 2015. if you're within earshot of Entergy's Ninemile Point Power Plant in Westwego.


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

    Oct 10, 2018 |

    New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell speaks with the editorial board of The Times-Picayune on Thursday, June 14, 2018. , Cantrell's communications director, Beau Tidwell, said the mayor is in the "very early stages" of talks with hospitality industry representatives and state legislators about the hotel tax structure.


  15. 2nd woman accuses Westwego man of sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 |

    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.


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

    Oct 3, 2018 |

    On Monday , President Donald Trump announced that the United States would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods imported from China . Among the food items is a long list of fresh, frozen and processed seafood, such as shrimp and crawfish, along with popular fish, such as tilapia, trout and catfish.


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

    Oct 2, 2018 |

    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.


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

    Sep 24, 2018 |

    Glenn Boyer is the beauty salon owner telling an involved tale while the undercover cop, played by John Detty awaits his shave. Meanwhile, his assistant, played by Alison Logan, works on the hair of the salon's wealthy client, played by Janet Shea.


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

    Sep 19, 2018 |

    Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday his "number one priority" for 2019 is to pass a pay raise for teachers and other public school support staff statewide. The governor said he wants teachers to be paid $1,000 more annually and school support staff -- bus drivers, custodians, classroom aides and secretaries -- to get $500 more per year.


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

    Sep 17, 2018 |

    It will be a few weeks before the size of Louisiana's budget surplus from the fiscal year that ended June 30 gets verified, but state leaders are already contemplating how the money might be used. "We are hopeful that the surplus will be around $300 million," said Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne , who builds the state budget for Gov. John Bel Edwards .


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