Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 08, 2018 - 7:28 am
It all started when police say men burst into Jeff's Haberdashery in Metairie and stole piles of clothing in an armed robbery. Jefferson Parish authorities say the investigation led them to several suspects and a chase on the interstate. The pursuit ended with the suspects' vehicle crashing into an...
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Don Ames
March 01, 2018 - 10:24 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 21-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his mother in their Metairie home Thursday afternoon. JPSO deputies arrested Chad McAvoy for the alleged shooting death. Deputies were discpatched to the 4800 block of Loveland Street around 3:34 p.m., Thursday...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:57 pm
GRETNA, La. (AP) _ A Louisiana district attorney won't prosecute a man whose 11-month-old daughter died after he left her in a hot car last August. Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick issued a brief statement Thursday calling the death of Claire Li a very tragic event. Connick said a...
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February 22, 2018 - 7:30 am
Recently accepted new FEMA flood maps in Jefferson Parish have dropped insurance costs for many property owners, but have also led to some completely dropping flood coverage. It has authorities urging people to reconsider. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon told the Jefferson Parish...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 08, 2018 - 7:21 am
Could some New Orleans parades end up rolling in Metairie? The idea has at least been explored with a wet weekend forecast and the city saying parades cannot change days. Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni says they are ready to help. "To make sure that the people that love to go to these...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 05, 2018 - 12:06 pm
Authorities in Jefferson Parish today announced that new FEMA flood maps are finally effective. Many residents are expected to see cost savings. "We are excited the new maps are available as many resident could see a relief in their rates," Parish President Michael Yenni said. "We will continue to...
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Don Ames
February 04, 2018 - 6:18 am
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 65-year-old man is dead after his car went into Lake Pontchartrain at the Bonnabel Boat Launch Saturday. The man was taken to an area hospital and was later pronounced dead. According to the JPSO, the car was totally submerged at the end of the boat...
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Jim Hanzo
January 30, 2018 - 5:10 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a homicide in Metairie where cops say the body of a man was found in the 2300 block of N. Arnoult St., between West Napoleon and I-10. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says the victim appeared to suffer a gunshot wound to the head and was approximately 18...
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January 24, 2018 - 6:52 pm
The Coast Guard late this afternoon recovered the body of the driver whose pick up truck went into Lake Pontchartrain after plunging off the Causeway Bride early Wednesday morning. Causeway bridge manager Carlton Dufrechou told WWL-TV the driver's body was found before sunset on Wednesday afternoon...
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January 20, 2018 - 12:15 pm
(WWL.com) Jefferson Parish President Michael Yenni, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Jefferson Parish Water Department, lifted the Boil Water Advisory for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish early Saturday afternoon. Based on the restoration of pressure...
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