Jefferson Parish Newswire

Jefferson Parish Newswire

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  1. H2 Real Estate adds 81 apartment units in portfolio purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Business Journal

    Birmingham's H2 Real Estate has added around 80 apartment units over five buildings in the Southside and Highland Park ares. H2 recently completed a portfolio acquisition from Southgroup LLC that includes properties at 1640-1644 12th St. S., 1700 Cullom St., 1255 22nd St. S., 1711 11th Place S., according to Jefferson County public records.


  2. Polk Co. Sheriff's Office looking for info on body found in lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office is searching for an individual who may have information regarding a man's body being found floating in Lake Livingston Monday. Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday that they still do not have a solid identification on the man.


  3. Jefferson County struggles to pay employees, considers cutsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    County finance officials warned earlier this month that the county was on course to fall short of its payroll needs, which make up about 80 percent of the budget. The Jefferson County Quorum Court has voted down or postponed decisions on proposals to deal with the shortfall of about $120,000 for the next payroll period.


  4. Man convicted in 6 Illinois deaths seeks new Missouri venueRead the original story

    Monday Jul 6 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A 35-year-old man serving life sentences for six Illinois slayings wants to move a Missouri murder trial that could lead to his execution. Nicholas Sheley's request for a venue change says he can't get a fair trial in Jefferson County south of St. Louis, where prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty if he's convicted in the killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.


  5. Harris County jail crowding sends 100 inmates to BeaumontRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    About 100 inmates at the overcrowded Harris County jail in Houston will be transferred to a detention center in Beaumont. The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced Monday night that the inmates being moved to Jefferson County have all been sentenced to prison in state units.


  6. Louisiana Parish Could Damage Uber's Business ModelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2014 | FreedomWorks

    ... Foshee began investigating as to whether or not the taxi service can legally operate its vehicles in Jefferson Parish. According to a recent Associated Press article: Foshee emailed council members Saturday, saying Uber Technologies Inc. lacks ...


  7. Gay couples wed on historic day as conservatives resistRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | WSB-TV

    Benjamin Moore, left, and Tadd Roberts kiss after their marriage ceremony at the Jefferson County Clerks Office Friday, June 26, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that there is a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states across the country.


  8. Mail carrier accused of taking bribes to deliver marijuana, reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    An Alabama mail carrier was arrested Thursday , accused of taking bribes to deliver packages containing marijuana, according to Earl Jeron White, 33, of Pleasant Grove, was charged in a May 28 indictment that was unsealed Thursday with one count of possessing with intent to distribute marijuana in Jefferson County between March 2013 and April 2014.


  9. Mississippi man accused of leaving dogs in 130 degree heat, reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 |

    Timothy Colvin, of Mississippi, is charged with two counts of animal cruelty after Jefferson County sheriff's deputies rescued two small dogs that had been left in his truck for seven hours. The owner of two small dogs rescued from a vehicle near Birmingham, Ala., where inside temperatures reached 130 degrees was booked with two counts of cruelty to animals, according to


  10. BJCTA plans new downtown circulator, bus rapid transit system for BirminghamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Business Journal

    The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is in the preliminary planning stages for a revamped transit system that would include a new downtown circulator and a rapid bus network. BJCTA recently issued a formal bid request for engineering and consulting services "to assist with planning, strategy, feasibility studies, reports, alternatives evaluations, engineering, assessments, support and other related professional services" for an updated transit system.


  11. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | ABC 33/40

    So far 17 business owners and employees are behind bars because of EBT fraud, but the sting doesn't stop there. More arrests are coming and more cities than Birmingham may be impacted.


  12. Authorities raid multiple Bham stores in connection with EBT fraud investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Business Journal

    Multiple law enforcement agencies on Wednesday raided several convenience stores across the Birmingham area in connection to a fraud investigation involving Electronic Benefit Transfer, or EBT. Police activity was confirmed Wednesday morning at three separate locations in the area, according to a report from Fox 6. The report said the activity occurred at Goldwire on 6th Avenue South, Munchies in Avondale on 41st Street at 5th Avenue South, and one unidentified store on 16th Street in the Fountain Heights area.


  13. Authorities raid 11 Birmingham convenience stores as part of EBT fraud investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Heavy police presence was seen at 11 different convenience stores across the Birmingham metro area on Wednesday morning as Birmingham and Jefferson County authorities raided them in connection to an EBT card fraud investigation. FOX6 News has confirmed police activity at three locations across the area: Goldwire on 6th Avenue South, Munchies in Avondale on 41st Street at 5th Avenue South and one unidentified store on 16th Street in the Fountain Heights area.


  14. Arkansas authorities brace for more flooding after showersRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Communities in central and southwest Arkansas are preparing for more river flooding as record rainfall from Oklahoma makes its way downriver. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management activated its emergency operations center Monday after high water reports.


  15. Couple dies, daughter survives in Nashville, AR stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    At least 2 people were critically injured in the storms that hit several homes along J&D Drive Sunday night. A family member has identified the couple killed in their home late Sunday night as 28-year-old Michael Mooneyhan and wife, 29-year-old Melissa Mooneyhan.


  16. Garden Party: Madison in Bloom starts this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | The Madison Courier

    Five local homes and a museum will be stops on the Madison in Bloom garden tour for the next two weekends. The biennial tour in its 25th year which kicks off Saturday is a fundraiser for the Jefferson County Historical Society.


  17. Youth evangelist found not guilty of impersonating a cop, reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Evangelist Matt Pitt speaks to media on Thursday, April 23, 2015, after a Jefferson County jury acquitted him of impersonating a police officer. His attorney, Nikki Bonner, left, also spoke to reporters.


  18. Pine Bluff mechanic faces charge in fatal dog attackRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Jefferson County prosecuting attorney's office said the pit bull dogs killed 36-year-old De'Trick Omar Johnson of Pine Bluff. Authorities say the dogs' owner wasn't present during the attack at his garage.


  19. Another inmate freed from Alabamaa s death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    A man once condemned to die in Alabama is now free after a deal with prosecutors in the Alabama Attorney General's Office, reports CBS affiliate WKRG-TV . William Ziegler, 39, agreed to the plea bargain Thursday in Mobile.


  20. LDWF News Agents Make Drug Cases in Jefferson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | AmmoLand

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents made three drug related cases from April 2 to 4 in Jefferson Parish. On April 2, agents observed a group of three men on Elmer's Island Refuge with glass bottles where they are prohibited.