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Cops got the call to the area near Jefferson Highway and Causeway just after midnight. "Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that left one man dead, and a man and a woman injured," Captain Jason Rivarde said in an email. "...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 26, 2019 - 6:24 am
Cops are looking for whoever opened fire overnight in Harvey, killing two people and leaving a third in the hospital. "Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that around 12:05 am today, April 26, 2019, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of gunshots in the 4200 block of Lac...
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Chris Miller
April 25, 2019 - 5:50 pm
A man who taught at an elementary school in Waggaman is accused of inappropriate contact with two students and faces charges of indecent behavior. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 36-year-old Anthony Prejean following an investigation that began April 2. "Jefferson Parish Schools...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 24, 2019 - 8:03 am
We are learning more about the arrest of a white man in Jefferson Parish for allegedly running down an interracial couple. Booking records show that 50-year-old James Descant's bond is set at more than $100,000 for hate crimes, aggravated assault and second degree battery. Cops say Descant holds "...
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Chris Miller
April 03, 2019 - 2:54 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man it suspects of two shooting in the Marrero area since Saturday, including one murder. Forty-three-year-old Alonzo Ford of Marrero is facing charges of second degree murder and two counts of attempted second degree murder. "Ford is accused of...
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Chris Miller
March 29, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Preliminary autopsy results of two men killed in an incident involving Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies show they died of gunshot wounds. The coroner classified the manner of death as homicide. It all started Wednesday night when narcotics officers got a tip and went to the IHOP to buy drugs...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 28, 2019 - 12:00 am
Authorities say a Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy is wounded and two suspects are dead after a shooting outside an IHOP restaurant on the Westbank. It happened around 10:30pm near the intersection of the Westbank Expressway and Terry Parkway. Sheriff's Spokesman Glen Boyd said the deputy was...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 18, 2019 - 8:34 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a traffic fatality. "The driver, a 57-year-old female resident of Metairie, sustained numerous internal injuries during the crash," Captain Jason Rivarde said in a news release. "She was transported to a local hospital for treatment, but...
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Jim Hanzo
March 07, 2019 - 9:55 am
The man taken into custody on a triple homicide that happened in Terrytown, has now been booked on murder charges according to jail records from Jefferson Parish. Jail records also show the man booked with the murder of 2 children and 1 adult is 33-year-old Terrance Leonard. He was booked on three...
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Chris Miller
March 07, 2019 - 7:19 am
An autopsy is set for today on three murder victims recovered from a Westbank home on Wednesday. One man is in custody and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says the suspect confessed. Deputies found the bodies of one adult woman and two children in the home in the 900 block of Montery Court...
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