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  • It's cops vs. hogs in Jefferson Parish

    September 13, 2014 2:37 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - With an estimated half-million wild pigs roaming Louisiana, there are few predators to curtail their numbers. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sharpshooters will be enlisted to reduce the size of the hog population in an attempt to stem damage to levees on the parish's... more »
  • Jefferson Parish gets $2.1M loan for flood upgrade

    August 3, 2014 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say they've received approval of a $2.1 million low-interest, energy efficiency loan to support Jefferson Parish's efforts to upgrade its flood-protection system. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says the loan is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy. Jefferson Parish plans to... more »
  • Conference center opens in Jefferson Parish

    June 15, 2014 4:02 PM

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission has opened a conference center at the Churchill Business and Technology Park on the parish's west bank. The New Orleans Advocate reports the 8,000-square-foot center can seat up to 150 people, with a reconfigurable main hall and breakout rooms for... more »
  • Jefferson Parish converts buses as rolling clinics

    February 11, 2014 5:56 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Two former Jefferson Transit buses have been reconfigured as mobile hospitals and can carry up to 21 patients at a time. The Times-Picayune reports the buses were donated to Jefferson's two public hospitals by the Parish Council. They have been rigged with 12 stretcher beds and... more »
  • Sentencing for former Jefferson Parish president

    February 25, 2013 8:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, his ex-wife, Karen Parker, and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson are scheduled for sentencing on federal corruption charges in a payroll fraud scheme. The hearing is Monday before U.S. District Judge Hayden Head. Broussard also admitted taking kickbacks from a... more »
  • Jefferson Parish launches redesigned website

    October 4, 2012 7:37 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish has launched its redesigned government website. The site, www.jeffparish.net , offers new, user-friendly interactive features, new online services and a design distinct to the parish. Authorities say the homepage links visitors directly to real-time updates on area weather and traffic reports; provides live streaming... more »
  • 7 schools closing in Jefferson Parish

    May 18, 2012 8:54 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - School administrators in Jefferson Parish say more than 2,500 students will be directly affected by the decision this week to close seven public school campuses. Those students will shift among 27 campuses, The Times-Picayune reports The decision means next week, with the conclusion of the 2011-12... more »
  • Jefferson Parish to close 7 schools

    May 17, 2012 10:30 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish School Board has voted 8-1 to close seven campuses. The campuses to close include: Kate Middleton Elementary in Gretna, Homedale Elementary in Harvey, Rillieux Elementary in Waggaman, Maggiore Elementary in Metairie, Bunche Academy in Metairie, St. Ville Academy in Harvey and Waggaman School.... more »
  • Jefferson Parish chasing stolen sewer grates

    April 12, 2012 7:34 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish is locking its sewer grates to deter thieves. The parish sheriff's department says at least 26 have turned up missing over the first three months of the year. Not one has turned up, although sheriff's Detective Todd Rivere has visited scrap metal yards to... more »
  • Jefferson Parish to bring back recycling

    December 16, 2011 10:00 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Council has voted to hire IESI Corp. to resurrect a curbside recycling program that has been dormant since Hurricane Katrina in unincorporated areas and Jean Lafitte. The decision came Thursday after extensive discussion about how to pay for the program's $1.05 million annual... more »
  • FEMA suspends street repairs in Jefferson Parish

    September 13, 2011 9:44 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish's plans to fix streets flooded during Hurricane Katrina six years ago have been put on indefinite hold. Chris Cox, chief operating officer for Parish President John Young's administration, tells The Times-Picayune the federally-financed projects ran head-on into a disaster aid budget left strained by... more »
  • Jefferson Parish gets grant for business loans

    September 7, 2011 6:45 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Council says it has received a $2 million hurricane recovery grant for loans and technical assistance to parish-based businesses. JEDCO said Tuesday that it will be able to authorize loans for the purchase of land, buildings, equipment and inventory. Small businesses... more »
  • Jefferson Parish gets grant for business loans

    September 7, 2011 6:44 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Council says it has received a $2 million hurricane recovery grant for loans and technical assistance to parish-based businesses. JEDCO said Tuesday that it will be able to authorize loans for the purchase of land, buildings, equipment and inventory. Small businesses... more »
  • Jefferson Parish to get share of JPMorgan deal

    July 12, 2011 6:13 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish is getting a share of a $211 million settlement reached by the Securities and Exchange Commission with JPMorgan Chase & Co. The SEC had accused J.P. Morgan Securities of bid-rigging in connection with municipal bond reinvestment transactions. According to the SEC, Jefferson Parish will... more »
  • Gun Buy Back Nets 336 Weapons

    January 9, 2011 11:59 AM

    HARVEY, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says 336 weapons were turned into authorities as part of a gun buy back event over the weekend. Normand said the 336 weapons represents an increase of 57 percent over last year, when 214 operational weapons were turned in.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 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 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 »

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