Jefferson Parish

Jim Hanzo
April 14, 2019 - 4:39 pm
Around 3,000 residents without power in Jefferson Parish had their power restored around 5:30 p.m. according to Entergy. Power had been lost around 3:30 p.m. Wind was blamed for the outages in Metairie. It was expected power would be restored around 7:30 p.m. but crews were able to get power back...
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Chris Miller
March 19, 2019 - 9:47 am
Have we hit "peak recycling?" Many recycling centers around the country have a backlog of paper, plastic, aluminum and other goods, with fewer takers for re-used material. The New Orleans area isn't excluded. "Recycling programs throughout the country are running into trouble," said Katherine...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
A third child has died, bringing the total number of murder victims to four, in the hammer attack on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. Cops say 33-year-old Terrance Leonard beat his girlfriend and the four children with a hammer in Terrytown last week. The woman and two of the children died on the...
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Don Ames
February 22, 2019 - 10:22 am
In an attempt to recycle Mardi Gras beads and cut down on trashy streets, you can now throw your beads back at a passing float. "Because of an initiative by Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vranken, the council passed an ordinance allowing us to put a throw-back float at the end of Jefferson Parish...
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Jim Hanzo
February 22, 2019 - 6:29 am
Family Gras kicks off this evening at 5 pm from its brand new location at Clearview Center in Metairie at Veterans and Clearview. Greg Buisson Producer of the event says what makes Family Gras unique this year is that as the parades come and go all weekend they'll pass right through Family Gras as...
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Don Ames
February 20, 2019 - 11:49 am
All residents on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish can now use their water without boiling or disinfecting A boil water advisory for the area was lifted late Wednesday morning. According to The Louisiana Department of Health and Jefferson Parish Water Department, the advisory was lifted around 11 a...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 19, 2019 - 12:29 pm
Don't drink the water on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. That's the advice from officials after a drop in water pressure. A boil water advisory is in effect for all of the Westbank of Jefferson except Gretna and Grand Isle. Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni says crews had an issue while...
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Jim Hanzo
February 19, 2019 - 9:03 am
A precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. The advisory excludes Grand Isle and the city of Gretna. Jefferson Parish Water Department cites the loss of pressure at the West Bank Water Treatment plant as the reason for the advisory. Here is the news...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2019 - 11:40 am
Jefferson Parish authorities say two people were killed in a Sunday morning crash in Metairie. Two others were taken to a hospital. The accident happened just before 7:30 a.m. on Airline Drive near North Atlanta Street. Neighbors told WWL-TV an 18-wheeler was parked on the side of Airline and the...
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Don Ames
February 14, 2019 - 11:35 am
An 18-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his 9-year-old cousin in Marrero. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said Kamone Thomas was booked on negligent homicide, obstruction of justice and possession of marijuana. "The 9-year-old was playing with the gun,...
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