Jefferson Parish

Chris Miller
May 20, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts pleaded not guilty today to 29 federal charges against him. Federal prosecutors charged Roberts in a 32-page indictment accusing him of fraud and tax evasion. Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts pleaded “not guilty” to tax evasion and...
Read More
Getty Images
Don Ames
May 18, 2019 - 9:30 am
At least five students at Metairie Park Country Day School in Jefferson Parish have been identified as having the highly contagious pertussis disease, also known as Whooping Cough. As a result, Country Day officials announced the school will close its Early Childhood Center and Lower School...
Read More
Don Ames
May 16, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Republic Services will extend the residential recycling program in Jefferson Parish, until June 30 at no additional cost to residents. Parish President Mike Yenni made the announcement Thursday. On May 8th, Republic Services said they would no longer take household recycling at their facility in...
Read More
Chris Miller
May 08, 2019 - 9:03 am
The Jefferson Parish Council meets today, for the first time in 14 years without Chris Roberts on the panel. Council members will have some housekeeping business to take care of. Roberts was president of the council. His departure means the other at-large council member, Cynthia Lee Sheng, will...
Read More
Jim Hanzo
May 07, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Who will take former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts' place in Jefferson Parish? The spot is now narrowed down to one. Keith Conley, former Parish C.O.O., was nominated and is the only candidate still being considered. If Conley does take Roberts spot on the parish council, he will not be...
Read More
Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office today secured a guilty plea from a 22-year-old man who shot and killed his mother in their Metairie home. "A Jefferson Parish judge on Monday (May 6) sentenced Chad McAvoy to 40 years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to killing his mother...
Read More
May 02, 2019 - 7:37 pm
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Jefferson Parish man has been convicted on criminal charges in after spending $800,000 belonging to a woman who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office says 72-year-old Paul Juarez was convicted for exploitation of a person...
Read More
Chris Miller
April 29, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Long-time Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts is resigning from the council at the end of business today. It comes amid a federal investigation. Sources indicated the feds gave Roberts until today to quit as part of a plea bargain, but his attorney would only confirm the resignation. He would...
Read More
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 24, 2019 - 11:56 am
Caesar ceasing operations comes as no surprise to the woman leading the charge to improve Carnival in Jefferson Parish. "Bob Carnesi, the captain of Caesar, had mentioned several years ago that he may wish to conclude Caesar with its 40th year anniversary," Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken told...
Read More
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 24, 2019 - 10:39 am
The Krewe of Caesar will stop parading in Jefferson Parish. "The membership does not want to go on the new route the parade is dictating," Krewe Captain Bob Carnesi told WWL TV. "We decided the best thing to do was to cease operations." Carnesi says that he was starting to lose members and couldn't...
Read More

Pages