GRETNA, La. (AP) - Auditors say Gretna's financial position is solid and the Jefferson Parish city has made strides in reducing its debt. Ed Camnetar of Camnetar & Co. told the City Council this past week that only a revenue shortfall in capital projects budgeting was of concern. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune... more »
GRETNA, La. (AP) - The City Council has amended its leash law to exempt cats. But Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reported Councilman Joe Marino III may introduce a measure requiring collars for the animals. Complaints about residents walking dogs without leashes prompted Marino to look at the ordinance. That's when he found... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says an Easy 5 ticket bought in Gretna won the $70,000 jackpot. Officials say in a news release that nobody won Saturday's Powerball or Lotto jackpots. That means Wednesday's estimated jackpots rise to $50 million for Powerball and $325,000 for Lotto. The... more »
GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Krewe of Gretna has formally asked for permission to parade on Mardi Gras behind the Krewe of Grela, returning a truck parade to the Jefferson Parish city for the first time in 14 years. Truck parade Captain Michael Benedetto and organizer Jessica Welty presented their... more »
GRETNA, La. (AP) - City officials will be sworn-in in ceremonies on July 1 at the Mel Ott Multipurpose Center in Gretna. The ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. To be sworn-in are Belinda Cambre Constant as mayor; Arthur Lawson as chief of police; and City Council members Wayne Rau,... more »
GRETNA, La. (AP) - The first woman elected to Louisiana's Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is now the first woman to become its chief judge. Judge Susan Chehardy is the ninth chief judge of the court, which was established in Gretna in 1982. Chehardy was elected in 1998. As chief... more »
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 28-year-old Jefferson Parish man convicted of killing a store clerk in 2005 opted to take the stand during the sentencing phase of his trial and he told the jury he'd like to kill them all. He told one juror he wanted to cut his head... more »
GRETNA, La. (AP) - Leslie Leblanc, a former teller with the Jefferson Parish Employees Federal Credit Union was arrested for allegedly stealing $31,000. The Times-Picayune reports that the 24-year-old River Ridge woman was booked Wednesday with theft. Vicki O'Brien, president and chief financial officer to the credit union, says they... more »
GRETNA, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has resigned amid a federal investigation of alleged corruption.
His attorney, Mike Ellis, says Broussard will step down formally at the close of business Friday "to clear the air and not be a lightning rod for Jefferson Parish."
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