Kenner

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 11, 2018 - 7:55 am
An apartment fire on one of the coldest nights of the season had Kenner firefighters jumping into action. "Kenner firefighters rescued two residents and their pets from a two-alarm fire at Harper's Ferry Apartments, 601 Vintage Drive," according to a news release. "There were no reported injuries...
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Chris Miller
December 03, 2018 - 1:06 pm
A Kenner teenager will be behind bars until he is at least 42 years old, after admitting that he beat an elderly man to death with a hammer and severely injured an elderly woman. Seventeen-year-old Vincenzo "Jake" Randazzo withdrew his not guilty plea as part of an agreement with prosecutors, and...
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Chris Miller
November 26, 2018 - 11:21 am
A New Orleans Police Officer faces charges in Jefferson Parish for alleged drunk driving and fleeing from an officer. Kenner Police booked Carlos Peralta Saturday on charges including driving while intoxicated, aggravated flight from an officer, and reckless operation of a vehicle. According to Lt...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 16, 2018 - 8:05 pm
As New Orleans looks to take down red light and speeding cameras, Kenner is considering adding them. The Kenner City Council is studying options for automated speed enforcement. They are expected to take up the issue as early as the December 21st council meeting. Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser...
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Jim Hanzo
October 25, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Kenner Police have arrested a man for allegedly sexually abusing his girlfriend's family members when they were children. Two family members, who are now adults, have come forward accusing 57-year-old Tobe Lawrence of repeatedly sexually abusing his former girlfriend's daughter, who is now 32, and...
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New Orleans Advocate
Newell Normand
September 13, 2018 - 7:28 pm
Ben Zahn, Mayor of Kenner, announced yesterday that he rescinded the presumably unconstitutional policy of restricting the spending of city dollars…as well as private donations…through playground booster clubs from being spent on Nike products. In a minutes-long press conference, Zahn stated that...
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Scoot
September 10, 2018 - 12:26 pm
The city of Kenner, LA, a suburb of New Orleans, has entered the controversy over Nike selecting Colin Kaepernick as the face of the new “Just Do It!” campaign. Mayor Ben Zahn, III sent out a memo last Wednesday, which went viral on social media over the weekend, stating: “Under no circumstances...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 09, 2018 - 2:57 pm
No Nike for Kenner recreation. That was the message in a memo from Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn. Zahn issued a memorandum telling boosters they cannot buy shoes, clothes or anything else from Nike or with a Nike logo for use at Kenner recreation facilities. The mayor does not explain the reasoning in the...
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August 31, 2018 - 6:29 am
Labor Day weekend means the fall festival season is approaching. Some early events this weekend include the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Southern Decadence and Kenner's second annual Freedom Fest at the Lake. That fest takes place Sunday afternoon along the Kenner lakefront. And,...
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Don Ames
August 13, 2018 - 6:34 am
The Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner is one of three riverboat casinos in Louisiana that have indicated an interest in moving their properties onshore, under a law passed earlier this year. The rules allowing riverboats to move onto land will be ready by year's end. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn says he's...
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