Gretna

Don Ames
August 03, 2019 - 12:35 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a man was shot and killed near the West Bank Expressway Saturday morning. Authorities say deputies received a call around 5:20 a.m. about a man shot in the 100 block of West Bank Expressway. 2nd District officers arrived shortly afterwards and found an...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to killing a Gretna teen in Louisiana more than five years ago. 23-year-old Brent Riggins pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Jared Hester of Gretna. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office said Riggins...
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Jim Hanzo
December 27, 2018 - 9:33 am
Have you been hearing fireworks in your neighborhood recently? Tis the season for bottle rockets, firecrackers, and much bigger than that. Jerry Sumera with Fancy's Fireworks in Gretna says fireworks sales have been up and weather permitting, it should continue. He says down south we love our...
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Chris Miller
October 09, 2018 - 8:47 pm
A social studies teacher who is also a baseball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School in Gretna is accused of illicit sexual contact with a student, according to The New Orleans Advocate . The crime Kim Minor is charged with is a misdemeanor. Louisiana law forbids educators educators from engaging...
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October 01, 2018 - 9:44 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says a slaying suspect who fled the country has been arrested in Panama. The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday that Lopinto says 40-year-old Saleh Omar, of Terrytown, has been charged with second-degree murder. Officials say Omar fled the...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:19 pm
(WWL.com) - The Southern Poverty Law Center is sounding the alarm over a new report that shows more than one third of Louisiana law enforcement agencies do not have policies that address racial profiling. Deputy Legal Director Lisa Graybill says it’s a troubling discovery. "It's a failure for both...
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August 18, 2018 - 6:27 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A man whose true name remains a mystery has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a suburban New Orleans judge for possessing roughly $600,000 worth of cocaine. The 35-year-old Gretna resident was convicted by a jury on July 10. A Friday news release from the Jefferson Parish...
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Chris Miller
August 10, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Gretna Police say a man stabbed his girlfriend to death as she pushed her baby in a stroller. The infant child was found crying on the ground next to his mother's body. Police today tell us they got a call shortly after 5:00 a.m. Thursday about a body laying in the 1200 block of Amelia Street...
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Chris Miller
January 09, 2018 - 12:02 pm
A schoolteacher arrested in November on charges of sending nude photos of herself to a student faces charges of sexting a second student, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Deputies booked Viridiana Figueroa-Ramos on November 17 when she was accused of sending nude photos to a 13-year-old student at...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 22, 2017 - 11:47 am
Authorities say a fire killed two eight-year-old girls in Gretna Sunday morning. The flames tore through their home in the 2300 block of Lafayette Street after 1:30am. Once the blaze was extinguished, crews found the twin girls inside the home. The fire's cause in under investigation. The state...
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