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Associated Press
November 18, 2019 - 5:23 pm
HARVEY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man was sentenced to 80 years in prison for pleading guilty to fatally shooting his wife during an argument. Thirty-three-year-old Ray Farria accepted a deal Monday and plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of his wife 30-year-old Dominique Farria. Jefferson...
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WWL Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 9:21 am
Jefferson Parish authorities say a deputy has been arrested for clocking in for overtime shifts that he didn't work. Jefferson Parish Deputy Devaunta Ashford has been charged with 12 counts of public payroll fraud and 12 counts of computer fraud. Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Jason Rivarde says payroll...
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Don Ames
November 02, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto today reported the arrest of 37-year-old Thanh Nguyen of Harvey for manslaughter following a fight outside a Harvey bar Friday night. Nguyen was initially detained on a charge of second degree battery, but the charges were upgraded after the victim succumbed...
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Don Ames
October 31, 2019 - 7:19 pm
A Harvey man already serving a 65-year sentence for drug-related crimes now faces a life sentence for a murder six years ago in Marrero. Almost four years ago, a Jefferson Parish judge declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked on whether prolific cocaine trafficker Alcus Smith gunned down 22-year...
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Don Ames
October 27, 2019 - 8:23 am
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says JPSO received reports of gunfire in the 1400 block of Estalote Ave. in Harvey Saturday night about 8:30. Second District Officers arrived shortly after and discovered an unidentified black male on the ground in an empty lot behind a residence. He was...
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Newell Normand
October 15, 2019 - 6:14 pm
The electoral dust has settled and it's a new day in Jefferson Parish. The race for Parish President has ended, and Cynthia Lee-Sheng stands victorious, collecting 56.77% of the vote, defeating John Young and Lee Bonnetcarrere to take the reins of Louisiana's most populous Parish. Newell describes...
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Chris Miller
October 15, 2019 - 8:34 am
Local communities tonight will be taking part in the "night out against crime." It comes as crime has hit some historic lows. In Jefferson Parish, crime levels are at some of the lowest ever recorded. "Last year we had under 11,000: 10,900, being the lowest year that we've had to date in 2018. So...
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Don Ames
October 13, 2019 - 11:27 am
Jefferson Parish and Republican Councilwoman At-Large Cynthia Lee Sheng made history Saturday night. Sheng was elected as Jefferson Parish's President, it's first female president in parish history. Lee Sheng defeated former Jefferson Parish President John Young and Bridge City resident Lee...
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Jim Hanzo
October 08, 2019 - 8:41 am
Early voting is over. Now we wait for people to go vote this Saturday, election day. According to Dennis DiMarco, Registrar of voters in Jefferson Parish early voting has been much better than 4 years ago. "Four years ago, in person, we had 11,269 coming to our office, this year, four years later,...
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Thomas Perumean
September 24, 2019 - 10:26 am
Aerial spraying is coming to communities on the east and west banks of the Mississippi Wednesday evening. Kenner, Jefferson, Bridge City, Westwego, Gretna, Avondale, Waggaman, Jean Lafitte and Crown Point will be sprayed between 7-and-10pm. Mike Lockwood, Director of the Department of Environmental...
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