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  • Saintsations set tryouts April 27

    April 12, 2014 3:11 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints will hold preliminary auditions for the Saintsations dance and cheer squad on April 27. The tryouts will take begin at 9 a.m. at the NFL team's practice facility on Airline Drive in Metairie. Team officials say candidates must be at least 18... more »
  • Metairie company gets Navy contract

    January 1, 2014 7:50 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Navy has awarded a $22.1 million contract to Metairie-based information technology company Geocent to support its Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, known as SPAWAR. The Times-Picayune reports the company will help develop command-and-control technologies and capabilities for the center's Pacific office, including systems engineering... more »
  • Booster seat giveaway Saturday in Metairie

    July 25, 2012 8:03 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The state is giving away 85 vehicle booster seats on Saturday in Metairie. The seats are for children too big for safety seats with harnesses but too small to be safe with only a seat belt. They fit children who weigh 40 to 100 pounds and... more »
  • 3 suspects arrested in 2 carjackings in Metairie

    May 9, 2012 7:08 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says authorities have arrested three suspects in a pair of carjackings this week in Metairie. Two of the suspects - 20-year-old Thomas Riles, of New Orleans, and a 17-year-old boy from New Orleans - were arrested Monday night and booked on... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in I-10 crash in Metairie

    April 2, 2012 8:45 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - State police say a 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident on Interstate 10 in Metairie. Trooper Evan Harrell tells The Times-Picayune Nicholas Miller of Jefferson was killed shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday on eastbound I-10 near the Bonnabel Boulevard exit. Harrell said Miller tried to... more »
  • Taxi driver shot in Metairie

    March 26, 2012 9:04 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a taxi driver was shot during an attempted robbery. The Times-Picayune reports the driver is in stable condition following Sunday's shooting. The driver told officers he picked up a passenger in the French Quarter, and was directed to a Metairie address.... more »
  • The Lakeshore Branch Library Reopens

    December 27, 2011 9:18 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Lakeshore branch library, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, reopens today to the public with a grand opening celebration set for Jan. 7. The rebuilt 7,700-square-foot library in Metairie will house more than 28,000 new items, including books and reference materials. The new facility replaces the library... more »
  • Metairie apartment complex damaged by fire

    August 15, 2011 10:04 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - An overnight fire has heavily damaged a Metairie apartment complex. Officials say 3 people were injured and dozens displaced. The fire, which broke out about 9 p.m. Sunday, quickly spread, engulfing approximately 58 units of the Chateau Napoleon complex. Approximately 125 firefighters fought the blaze for... more »
  • Landlord Charged with Theft of Housing Funds

    April 16, 2011 3:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former landlord from Metairie has been charged with illegally receiving housing subsidies. Federal prosecutors say the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority assigned 71-year-old Jefferson Thompson a tenant whose rent was federally subsidized. A contract barred him from receiving any other government funds to pay for the... more »
  • Man's Body Found In Mississippi River

    May 21, 2010 9:59 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a man's body found floating in the Mississippi River. The East Jefferson Levee District contacted the sheriff's office Thursday after the body was found in the river, at River Road and the River Batture in Metairie.... more »
  • Operating licenses of 12 day-care centers revoked

    November 4, 2009 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twelve day-care centers have lost their state operating licenses because of safety concerns, the state Department of Social Services announced Tuesday, as it wrapped up a new round of inspections. The department in September began inspections of all state-licensed day-care centers around Louisiana that previously had licenses... more »

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