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  • Federal grant will help raise houses in Jefferson

    March 17, 2014 5:33 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing a grant to help pay for the elevation of 16 houses Jefferson Parish. The grant covers about $2.1 million of the estimated $2.7 million total cost of the project. FEMA officials say elevating the homes will reduce the potential... more »
  • Orleans, Jefferson to recycle trees to help marsh

    December 28, 2012 4:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Even though Christmas is over, your tree can keep on giving. WDSU-TV reports in Orleans and Jefferson parish, officials are again picking up live trees for use in marsh restoration. Folks are asked to remove all tinsel and ornaments from trees and then put them on... more »
  • Jefferson sales tax down 7.7 percent in August

    October 25, 2012 7:48 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish had a particularly rough month for sales tax revenue in August. Parish President John Young told the council Wednesday in a meeting in Kenner that sales tax revenues were down about 7.7 percent in August compared with August 2011. According to figures from the... more »
  • Jefferson murder rate sees decline

    October 10, 2012 8:05 AM

    HARVEY, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish has seen a decline in homicides so far this year compared with 2011. The Advocate reports the sheriff's office released crimes statistics Tuesday that show a nearly 40 percent decrease in homicides in unincorporated Jefferson Parish so far in 2012 compared with 2011. By... more »
  • Jefferson prepares for curbside recycling

    June 11, 2012 5:22 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Curbside collection of recyclable materials in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the town of Jean Lafitte will begin on July 2. Parish officials say the company contracted for the service, Progressive Waste Solutions, has begun delivering 18-gallon recycling bins to residences. Bins will be provided to residences... more »
  • Shots fired at Jefferson deputies

    March 5, 2012 6:41 AM

    FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) - A pair of Jefferson County sheriff's deputies escaped without injury after being shot by suspects who fled. Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker says deputies MacArthur Doss and Derrick Stampley gave chase Sunday night in separate vehicles to an SUV that was driving erratic in excess of... more »
  • Woman shot to death in Jefferson

    January 10, 2012 10:52 AM

    JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Jefferson Parish woman. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman for the sheriff's office, says a man walked into Ochsner Medical Center about 2:25 a.m. Tuesday and reported that he had found a woman, who appeared to have been... more »
  • Oil dumping investigated in Jefferson Davis Parish

    January 9, 2012 9:27 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of oil in Jefferson Davis Parish. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says that five 55-gallone drums of used oil and diesel fuel were thrown into a ditch. Two of the drums had been dumped, along with about six buckets... more »
  • HS Football Parents: LSU Players Let Them Down

    August 26, 2011 11:29 PM

    Following the arrest and suspension of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns, many parents and fans are disappointed in these college athletes who were once seen as role models. And with high school football officially in full swing, KATC wanted to know what the arrests mean for... more »
  • Corps awards drainage contract for Jefferson

    June 28, 2011 6:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to improve drainage along two canals on the west bank of Jefferson Parish. The corps awarded a $13.6 million contract to Merrick Construction LLC., a Louisiana-based company. The work will take place on Justice and Oil... more »
  • Update: Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody

    March 21, 2011 11:51 PM

    A New Iberia man accused of going on a crime spree in Lafayette is now in police custody. 29-year-old Russell Giangrosso Jr. is accused of robbing the Jefferson Drug Store at gun point around 4:00 p.m. Monday. But that wasn't his only crime, and it was all caught on camera.... more »
  • 5 teenagers arrested for Jefferson Parish murder

    December 27, 2010 9:28 PM

    HARVEY, La. (AP) - Five teenage suspects who said they were "looking for someone to rob" are in custody following a police chase after a 39-year-old man was shot to death, the Jefferson Parish sheriff's office said. "These five thugs, who just decided to choose these people as victims, walked... more »
  • SEC Honors Jefferson, Franklin, Jasper

    November 22, 2010 12:25 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin are the Southeastern Conference offensive and defensive players of the week. Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards and accounted for two touchdowns in a win over Mississippi. Franklin had a career-best 20 tackles in Arkansas' double-overtime... more »
  • Audit raises questions about Jefferson nonprofit

    November 15, 2010 9:49 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A publicly funded nonprofit program for underprivileged youth in Jefferson Parish could provide little or no documentation for many expenditures, including more than $100,000 paid to a firm owned by state Rep. Girod Jackson, according to a state legislative audit. The audit also said Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Jan. trial set for racketeering case

    October 21, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new trial date has been set for the racketeering case against former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt and longtime political operative Mose Jefferson. An order issued Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle reschedules the start of the trial for Jan. 31, 2011. The trial... more »
  • Mississippi Slaying Suspect Caught in Louisiana

    September 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss.- Hattiesburg police say a suspect in the Sept. 3 slaying of a woman is in custody in Louisiana. Police spokesman Sgt. Allen Murray said that Lonnie Eugene Ulmer was arrested Sunday in Metairie, La. Ulmer is being held in the Jefferson Parish jail. Murray says Hattiesburg police will... more »
  • Movement to Save Go-Cups

    September 17, 2010 11:32 PM

    Tuesday, the Lafayette City-Parish council will consider final adoption of an ordinance that would essentially ban the popular go-cups from downtown Lafayette. Now ahead of that council meeting, some citizens aren't standing for it, and they're taking their fight to the streets. "We came out to try and save the... more »
  • Cruising Downtown May Become Illegal

    September 8, 2010 2:30 PM

  • Several Areas of LA's Waters Reopened to Commercial Fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes

    August 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
  • Oil Leak from Well in Jefferson Parish Capped

    August 2, 2010 7:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a leak from an abandoned oil well on Bayou St. Denis in southern Jefferson Parish has been capped. Capt. John Arenstam says the leak was capped shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. A barge struck the long abandoned well on July 27. Oil... more »
  • Jefferson and Buchanan Street Closure

    July 30, 2010 11:54 AM

    Vermilion Street between Jefferson Street and Buchanan Street is scheduled to be closed on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the same day. The Acadiana Center for the Arts will be hosting an event at this time.
  • Jefferson Parish Trying to Change Fat City

    July 10, 2010 4:28 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - They've tried for decades to rehabilitate, re-imagine and remake Fat City, only to see the Metairie nightlife district stubbornly cling to its rough and rowdy ways. So Jefferson Parish officials now are trying a more persistent, relentless approach. An ambitious plan is in the works to... more »
  • Jefferson Trial Delayed Until October

    May 12, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal corruption trial of Mose Jefferson and a former New Orleans city councilwoman has been postponed until Oct. 4. Jefferson, the brother of former congressman William Jefferson, and Renee Gill Pratt had been scheduled to stand trial in New Orleans on Aug. 2. The delay... more »
  • Man Dies in Jefferson Davis Parish Stabbing

    April 13, 2010 1:43 PM

    At 2:30 AM on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a female stating that her mother and her mother's boyfriend had been stabbed in Iowa, LA. Deputies arrived within 4 minutes of the call and found Richard Dean Davis, 33, stabbed multiple... more »
  • War of Words in Downtown Lafayette

    February 27, 2010 6:01 PM

    On his way out, Jefferson Street Market owner Rob Robinson took what some are calling a "cheap shot" at his now former place of business and the Downtown Development Authority. "It's sort of becoming frustrating dealing with some of the problems down here," says Robinson. He and many... more »
  • UL Lafayette Scholarships

    January 22, 2010 11:52 AM

    Scholarships are available for qualifying first-time freshmen at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2010. UL Lafayette offers incoming freshmen many scholarships including the Jefferson Caffery Scholarship, the Academic Scholarship, the Centennial Scholarship, the Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Distinguished Freshman Scholarship, the... more »
  • Jefferson Parish president quits

    January 8, 2010 2:13 PM

    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." On... more »
  • Check presentation for Delcambre HS band

    December 16, 2009 12:36 PM

    Check presentation for Delcambre HS band 5:30 p.m., Iberia Parish School Board, 1500 Jane Street New Iberia, LA. AGL Resources, owner of the Jefferson Island Storage & Hub facility in Erath, will present a check for $20,000 to Delcambre High School to help finance the purchase of new uniforms... more »
  • Victim in Motorcycle Crash on West Congress Identified

    December 4, 2009 10:51 AM

    3:30 pm update The victim in the crash is identified as Malorie Alyce Chiasson (20) of Scott. The crash remains under investigation. The family of Malorie Chaisson is asking the community for donations to help with funeral arrangements. Donations can be made at any Home Bank location. Please... more »
  • Road Opened: Jefferson Street Bridge in New Iberia

    December 1, 2009 10:40 AM

    DOTD has reported that La. 3156 (JeffersonStreetBridge) in New Iberia is now open to vehicular traffic. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ La. 3156 (Jefferson Street Bridge) in Iberia Parish is now closed for necessary unforeseen bridge repairs. The duration of the repairs is unknown at this time. DOTD appreciates your patience and... more »
  • Four arrested in home invasion burlary

    November 25, 2009 2:25 PM

    Four Arrested in November 16th Home Invasion On November 16, 2009, a home invasion occurred in the 1300 block of Jefferson Street. Suspects entered the residence by force and robbed the victim at gunpoint. Detectives investigating the incident were able to develop 4 suspects during the course of the... more »
  • Investigation into the death of a Welsh man

    November 23, 2009 10:58 AM

    Detectives in Jeff Davis parish are investigating the murder of a Welsh man. The body of 23-year-old Kenneth Harmon Jr. was found underneath his truck in a ditch off highway 1126 south of Roanoke late Thursday night. The Chevy S-10 truck was seen by a passerby on Thursday night backed... more »
  • Authorities investigate death of Welsh man

    November 20, 2009 10:17 AM

    On November 19, 2009 at approximately 23:00 hrs, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputies, LA State Police, and Roanoke Fire Department responded to a truck in the ditch near LA 1126 and S Main Road, south of Roanoke, LA. Upon arrival, first responders found the vehicle and also found the driver... more »
  • Two men wanted for robbery on Jefferson Street

    November 19, 2009 12:12 PM

    Victims Robbed at Gunpoint in Parking Lot On November 19, 2009, at approximately 1:00 am, two victims were standing by a vehicle behind a business in the 400 block of Jefferson Street when they were approached by two black males. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded... more »
  • Geraldo Live to cover Jeff Davis Deaths

    October 20, 2009 7:57 AM

    There will be national coverage for a series of unsolved deaths in Jefferson Davis parish. Geraldo Rivera will air coverage about the unsolved deaths on his show Geraldo Live on Fox News. It airs this Saturday, October 24th at 9 pm. Michael Dubois, a relative of one of the victims,... more »

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