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Jefferson Parish investigators are searching for a man suspected in a series of springtime burglaries at Subway eateries in Metairie and Old Jefferson. Surveillance cameras captured all three burglaries, which investigators believe were committed by the same man. The burglaries occurred over the span of ...
Dr. John Wales was recently installed as president of the board of directors of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society. The board includes Dr. Mark Rice, front row, from left, and Dr. Jonathan Boraski; and Drs. Harold Miller, second row, from left, John Wales, Pablo Labadie and Gabriel Rivera-Rodriguez.

The 2018 Mardi Gras season parades in Jefferson Parish received mostly good reviews from government regulators -- with one exception. The Corps de Napoleon has been fined $100 for having 23 unmasked riders, according to public records released Tuesday (April 17). Twelve krewes paraded in ...
As an angry line of storms bore down on southeast Louisiana on Saturday, Jefferson Parish officials knew they had a new tool to combat possible high water in Harahan: a fully operational new pump station. That station, the centerpiece of the "Pump to the River" project, has three pumps each capable of ...
According to a news release from the Levee District, an officer stopped a vehicle with an expired license plate in the 4200 block of South Drive in Jefferson Parish. The female driver sped away, prompting a pursuit by the Levee District officer and a JPSO patrol car. The two units pulled the driver over at the ...
Jefferson Parish School Board members approved a temporary teacher pay bonus. Teachers and staff can receive the bonus if they complete school safety training. Advertisement. "The training will be three parts. The longest part will be offered to teachers. They'll get a $2,000 stipend for doing that.

Both candidates promised to unite Jefferson Parish, despite economic and demographic disparities that divide the east and west banks far more than the Mississippi River. But a closer look at Saturday's returns shows the vote splintered sharply along geographic lines. Lopinto, who has been serving as ...
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto cruised to victory in a special election Saturday, securing another two years in the job and fending off John Fortunato after a pugnacious campaign that featured increasingly personal attacks by both candidates. Lopinto received 52 percent of the vote, a comfortable ...
There were more than four times the number of drug-related deaths in Jefferson Parish in 2017 than homicides. There were 173 overdose deaths, according to the Jefferson Parish Coroner's office, and 42 homicides in 2017. A total of 139 of the overdose deaths were opioid/ opiate related. Suicides are ...
The highest-profile race on the ballot is for Jefferson Parish sheriff, with interim Sheriff and former state Rep. Joe Lopinto facing veteran sheriff's office employee and spokesman John Fortunato, in the race to replace Newell Normand, who resigned last summer to take a position as talk show host with WWL ...
What, exactly, does a constable do? That's a question many voters probably ask themselves every time they see candidates for the office on the ballot. The races are usually low-interest and low-intensity. +1. Allen Leone Jr. Allen Leone, Jr. Photo submitted by Allen Leone Jr. But voters in Jefferson Parish's ...
METAIRIE, La. — The double-digit lead that retired JPSO spokesman John Fortunato had over interim Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto in the race for the next sheriff has disappeared, according to UNO's latest poll. UNO surveyed 617 voters in Jefferson Parish over a three-day period (March 18-20) with ...
“I'm glad that I've had the opportunity for the past six months to show people who I am,” Jefferson Parish Interim Sheriff Joe Lopinto said. “I've been staying on my platform. It's all about protecting the people of Jefferson Parish,” said retired JPSO Col. John Fortunato, Lopinto's opponent in the upcoming race.
Eight Jefferson Parish public high school seniors have been named National Merit finalists, putting them in the running to win the prestigious college scholarship. The National Merit program will offer 7,500 scholarships totaling $33 million this spring. The Jefferson Parish finalists were among roughly 1.6 ...
Bertha Bindewald wears some fashionable red, white, and blue as she leaves the Eastbank Regional Library in Metairie after voting Nov. 8, 2016. Jefferson Parish appears headed toward a voter turnout of about 35 percent in Saturday's election for sheriff. (Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com | The ...
With election day drawing closer, Jefferson Parish sheriff candidates former Col. John Fortunato and interim Sheriff Joseph Lopinto exchanged allegations of ethics violations, each accusing the other of flouting campaign finance laws. On Monday (March 19) Fortunato accused Lopinto of defying ethics laws ...
Big voter turnout in Jefferson Parish sheriff's race ... Orleans and Jefferson parish election officials are hoping for a larger voter turnout in the March 24 elections. Jefferson Parish election officials said they had more than 13,700 people already vote by mail or in person. There, many voters are watching the ...

A man fleeing Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies crashed his vehicle, top right, killing a back-seat passenger in Harvey, La. Wednesday, April 26, 2017. According to JPSO, deputies tried to stop the driver of a 2009 Kia Rondo near the corner of Destrehan Avenue and Patriot Drive in Harvey in connection ...
Two other people — a suspect in the robbery of Jeff's Haberdashery and another person who survived the jump off the bridge — are in custody, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said at a Wednesday night news conference. But few other details were released. The sheriff stopped short of saying that ...
The proposal, board members say, will alleviate overcrowding at J.C. Ellis Elementary and Alice Birney Elementary. Advertisement. There are about 800 students at J.C. Ellis. The proposal would send 50 to Bridgedale Elementary and another 50 to Ella Dolhonde. Board members say there more than 660 ...
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Wednesday night to limit board members' travel spending to $3,000 each per year, weeks after WWL-TV reported that some board members have spent tens of thousands of dollars over a three-year period. Board member Sandy Denapolis-Bosarge, who proposed ...
Power has been restored in Jefferson Parish, according to Entergy's outage map, but another patch of outages has cropped up in New Orleans East. About 2,000 people lost service around 6 a.m., but service was restored about an hour later. The second outage began about 7:12 a.m. and is estimated to be ...
Asked Tuesday to expand on his answer, Brumley said he has not discussed the issue in any conversations with School Board members and isn't coming into the job with any agenda of eliminating homework in Jefferson Parish. He said he was simply answering the question as a school administrator and ...
Representatives from Jefferson Parish business groups also attended the meeting and spoke in support of Brumley, as did Board of Elementary and Secondary Education board member James Garvey, Jr. who read a litany of accomplishments attributed to Brumley's leadership in DeSoto Parish, including a ...
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted 9-0 Monday night to hire DeSoto Parish Public School Superintendent Cade Brumley to head Jefferson's school system, pending the successful negotiation of a contract. The unanimous vote came despite some opposition to the selection process voiced by board ...
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said four downed power poles will require "field switching" to restore power while Entergy crews work to replace or reset the poles. Most customers should have power restored by 10 a.m., Entergy told JPSO. If traffic lights are out, drivers should treat the intersections as ...
Jefferson Parish Sheriff candidates, incumbent Sheriff Joe Lopinto, right, and former Col. John Fortunato greet each other before speaking to members of the Westbank Business & Industry Association, at the Timberlane Country Club in Gretna, La., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The forum, moderated by Tania ...
JEFFERSON – Jefferson Parish officials are urging residents to clean up debris and clear drains ahead of potential storms overnight Monday. The primary threat from any storms is expected to be damaging wind gusts and the potential of one to two inches of rain. Residents are being asked to reduce the ...
The Jefferson Parish public school system is sending a warning to John Fortunato after receiving complaints that the candidate for sheriff turned a food giveaway at a Kenner school into a campaign opportunity. School Board President Mark Morgan said the system received reports that Fortunato, several of ...
Despite an angry protest by Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni, David McClintock has been reappointed as the parish's inspector general for another four years. The parish's Ethics and Compliance Commission voted this week to give McClintock a second term, saying that his first term more than ...
Before the month is over, Cade Brumley may by the next superintendent of public schools in Jefferson Parish, the biggest district in the state. But on a winter night in 2013, as head of DeSoto Parish's public schools, Brumley was climbing into his Buick SUV for the 15-mile drive to the tiny community of ...
"What are you going to do to substantiate the false statements that y'all made and how will y'all correct those false statements, because it's every bad for Jefferson Parish, for businesses we're trying to attract and other things we try to do in economic development, when they don't think we're working and ...
Mulkey and live-in girlfriend Pam McLellan met with Parish President Mike Yenni last year, repeatedly went before the Jefferson Parish Council and came to WWL-TV to complain about how Code Enforcement was handling their complaints against Centanni. But that's when Code Enforcement agents, ...
DeSoto Schools Superintendent Cade Brumley is the sole applicant to be the next superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools. Glenn Mayeaux, a former Jefferson Parish teacher and administrator, withdrew his name from consideration after state records showed he did not have the necessary ...
David McClintock, Jefferson Parish's first and only inspector general, was reappointed Wednesday night (Feb. 28) for four years. Despite blowback from Parish President Mike Yenni, the Ethics and Compliance Commission gave McClintock a second term in office. "Mr. McClintock has met and exceeded all ...
The search for a new superintendent of schools in Jefferson Parish has narrowed to one candidate. School officials said former administrator Glenn Mayeaux dropped out of the race after finding he did not hold the proper credentials for the job. That means DeSoto Parish School System Superintendent ...
Four Winn-Dixie grocery stores in Jefferson Parish are in the process of closing, but will re-open under the Shoppers Value brand, a Baton-Rouge based grocer, a Winn-Dixie spokesman said Wednesday (Feb. 28). One of those stores includes the location at 3632 Jefferson Highway in Old Jefferson, which ...
Parents looking to register their child for pre-kindergarten in a Jefferson Parish public school next fall can get information on that process at two meetings in coming weeks. The first meeting is scheduled Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, 2801 Bruin Drive, in Kenner. The second ...
GRETNA, La. -- The NAACP is hosting a town hall meeting tonight in an effort to introduce the candidates running for the next sheriff of Jefferson parish. It's the communities chance to ask questions and get answers to help them vote in the best lawman for the job. “” says JPSO Sheriff Candidate Joseph ...
Superintendent of DeSoto Parish public schools Cade Brumley, left and former Jefferson Parish school system administrator Glenn Mayeaux, right, have applied to be superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The School Board will interview them during a special board meeting Monday ...
We're entering the home stretch in the Jefferson Parish sheriff's race, with a special election less than a month away. Tuesday night, interim Sheriff Joe Lopinto and former longtime Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato fielded questions from Jefferson Parish residents and a special panel.
A flash flood warning was issued Saturday at mid-day (April 14) for almost 1 million people in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and nearby areas. It remains in effect until 3:15 p.m.. The National Weather Service cautioned against walking or driving through water and advised people in low-lying areas to move ...
The largest school district in the state has settled a gender harassment lawsuit for tens of thousands of dollars. Now, some Jefferson Parish School Board members believe enough is enough and voters need to hold accountable the person they say did the harassing. Advertisement. Officials said $60,000 ...
Records also show that the Capital Project of South Louisiana withdrew as Tart's counsel and that a lawyer with the Jefferson Parish Public Defender's Office will represent him. The crime Tart is accused of involved several aggravating factors, including drugs, burglary and multiple victims, which qualified it ...
GRETNA, La. -- The NAACP is hosting a town hall meeting tonight in an effort to introduce the candidates running for the next sheriff of Jefferson parish. It's the communities chance to ask questions and get answers to help them vote in the best lawman for the job. “” says JPSO Sheriff Candidate Joseph ...
The West Jefferson Parish Civic Coalition and the NAACP West Jefferson Parish Branch each had four members of their organizations sit on the panel. Many questions focused on crime, as panel members asked how the two candidates would respectively cut down on crime and if they supported police ...
Records also show that the Capital Project of South Louisiana withdrew as Tart's counsel and that a lawyer with the Jefferson Parish Public Defender's Office will represent him. The crime Tart is accused of involved several aggravating factors, including drugs, burglary and multiple victims, which qualified it ...
Parents looking to register their child for pre-kindergarten in a Jefferson Parish public school next fall can get information on that process at two meetings in coming weeks. The first meeting is scheduled Wednesday (Feb. 28) at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, 2801 Bruin Drive, in Kenner. The second ...
Superintendent of DeSoto Parish public schools Cade Brumley, left and former Jefferson Parish school system administrator Glenn Mayeaux, right, have applied to be superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The School Board will interview them during a special board meeting Monday ...
DESOTO PARISH, LA - DeSoto Parish School Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is one of two people to apply to become superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools. The Jefferson Parish School Board held a special meeting on Friday to accept the applications of Brumley and Glenn Mayeaux. Friday was ...


 

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