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  • Husband shot and killed with kids in home, wife questioned

    July 8, 2014 9:39 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police are investigating a domestic-related homicide. Police say Tuesday morning's shooting involved a husband and wife who were separated. Sgt. Brian McGregor says children in the home called 911 around 2:30 a.m. to report gunshots. McGregor says officers arrived to find a man who had been shot... more »
  • 2nd arrest warrant issued in dancer's death

    June 12, 2014 5:31 PM

    KENNER - A man considered a suspect in the stabbing and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer now faces an arrest warrant in her death. Kenner Police on Thursday obtained an arrest warrant for 41-year-old Terry Speaks, in the death of 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart, whose body parts were found along... more »
  • Ascension deputies arrest suspected I-10 vehicle thief

    May 29, 2014 2:54 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said a multi-parish investigation has yielded an arrest of a man accused of stealing multiple vehicles along I-10. Ascension authorities said they received three separate reports of motorists leaving their vehicles on the side of the interstate after breaking down and returning... more »
  • Woman arrested in dancer dismembered case

    May 7, 2014 11:19 AM

    KENNER - Police in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner say they have arrested one of the last two people seen with a dancer whose dismembered body washed up on Mississippi beaches two years ago. Sgt. Brian McGregor confirms that Margaret Sanchez was arrested Wednesday morning at her parents' home... more »
  • Miss. sends case of dismembered woman to La.

    April 22, 2014 3:25 PM

    KENNER - The police chief of a New Orleans suburb says he hopes his department can bring closure to the case of a Bourbon Street dancer whose body parts washed ashore in Mississippi in 2012. But Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway said Tuesday there is still no break in the... more »
  • Kenner woman arrested for stealing checks

    February 15, 2014 12:15 PM

    METAIRIE - A Kenner woman has been arrested on charges of stealing more than $133,000 from patients at a Metairie nursing home. The Louisiana attorney general's office says in a news release that 37-year-old Dina Maumus was booked into the Jefferson Parish jail this week with 24 counts of felony... more »
  • Man arrested after "gift from God"

    December 13, 2013 5:56 AM

    KENNER - Police in Kenner say a man has been arrested after failing to return most of the $7,000 erroneously deposited into his bank account. Police said 36-year-old William Lopez claimed he thought the money was a "gift from God." Kenner Police Sgt. Brian McGregor says the mix-up occurred Dec.... more »
  • Ethics: Former Kenner mayor must pay late fee

    August 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Ethics Board says former Kenner Mayor Phil Capitano must pay for the late filing of a campaign finance report. The board, according to The Times-Picayune, declined Friday to waive the fee and Capitano owes $600. Capitano, who lost a race to Mike Yenni in 2010,... more »
  • Kenner business man sentenced in bribery case

    July 25, 2013 12:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Kenner telecommunications contractor and the last defendant in the four-year investigation of Jefferson Parish political corruption, has been sentenced. U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced Bill Mack on Thursday to 20 months for conspiring to bribe Parish President Aaron Broussard. Mack admitted paying Broussard $66,000... more »
  • 10-year-old behind wheel of SUV

    June 12, 2013 5:16 PM

    KENNER - Kenner police say officers responding to a call about a sport utility vehicle being driven recklessly on Interstate 10 found a 10-year-old boy behind the wheel when they pulled the vehicle over later on a city street. Two women in the vehicle were arrested. Police said both allegedly... more »
  • Felon booked in Kenner home-grown marijuana case

    June 12, 2013 3:07 PM

    KENNER - Allegations about a home-based marijuana growing operation have led to the arrest of a Kenner man on drug and weapon charges. Kenner police said they received an anonymous tip about marijuana being grown at a residence. Detectives searched the home Tuesday and found 32 marijuana plants, plus 18... more »
  • Drunk mom leaves baby in vehicle

    May 21, 2013 11:27 AM

    KENNER - Police say an intoxicated mom left her 3-month-old daughter inside of a parked sport utility vehicle while she socialized at a Kenner bar. Kenner Police tells The Times-Picayune that the infant was strapped into a baby carrier inside the vehicle -- with the keys in the ignition and... more »
  • Former employee arrested for jewelry store theft

    April 26, 2013 11:11 AM

    KENNER - Police have arrested a former employee of a Kenner jewelry store accused of stealing more than $22,000 worth jewelry. A Kenner police spokesman tells The Times-Picayune 23-year-old Darius Williams was booked Wednesday with theft of $1,500 or more. The jewelry store contacted authorities in last August after they... more »
  • Driver mows down decorations at holiday party

    January 3, 2013 12:18 PM

    KENNER, La. - There were no reports of serious injuries, but a vehicle was damaged and several holiday decorations were mowed down in the front yard of a Kenner home when a disturbance broke out at a New Year's Eve house party. Kenner police said it happened around 2 a.m.... more »
  • I-10 westbound over spillway reopened Play Video

    September 14, 2012 11:42 AM

    KENNER - State police have reopened Interstate 10 westbound near the Bonnet Carre Spillway as they continue their investigation into a fatal crash. Trooper Melissa Matey says two people died in the three vehicle accident early Friday morning. Matey says a car hit the left guardrail, spun around and stopped... more »
  • Multi-car crash near Kenner leaves 2 dead

    September 14, 2012 7:21 AM

    KENNER - State police have closed Interstate 10 westbound near the Bonnet Carre Spillway as they investigate a fatal accident. Trooper Melissa Matey says two people died in the three-vehicle accident. Traffic is being diverted Friday to Interstate 310 South. Additional details about the crash were not... more »
  • Ex-councilman now faces new charge

    August 3, 2012 3:30 PM

    KENNER - Former New Orleans City Councilman Jon Johnson - awaiting sentencing in a federal corruption case - has been booked for allegedly failing to return a rental car in 2005. The Times-Picayune reports the 63-year-old Johnson surrendered Tuesday to Kenner police. A 2006 warrant involves a car rented from... more »
  • Bribery defendant in Broussard case enters plea

    July 31, 2012 6:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Kenner businessman accused of bribing former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has pleaded not guilty in federal court in New Orleans. Bill Mack entered the plea Tuesday during his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles III. The Times-Picayune reports Knowles also set Mack's trial... more »
  • Kenner man injured making sparkler bomb

    July 4, 2012 3:19 PM

    Kenner- A 19 year old Kenner man seriously injured himself while manufacturing a sparkler bomb with fireworks. Responding officers found the victim to have sustained injuries to his hands, arms, and legs. Investigators say the victim along with several friends were outside shooting fireworks, when made a... more »
  • Four time convicted drunk driver arrested again for DWI Play Video

    July 3, 2012 4:00 PM

    KENNER- A man from East Baton Rouge Parish with four convictions for drinking and driving was arrested in Kenner over the weekend for allegedly drinking and driving again. Kenner Police arrested 39-year old Jonathan Wells for his fourth offense DWI and driving on a suspended license. Although he has... more »
  • Man illegally in US arrested in tax scam

    March 6, 2012 8:35 AM

    KENNER, La. - Kenner police have arrested an illegal immigrant living in LaPlace in connection with a fraudulent tax scam. Police said Tuesday that $20,000 was seized as evidence from his vehicle. Officers responding to a disturbance Friday found Marvin Baca in an argument about false W-2 forms that he... more »
  • Kenner PD warns about pre-recorded phone scam

    February 3, 2012 4:15 AM

    KENNER - Some Kenner residents received pre-recorded telephone calls this week indicating that a family member was arrested or involved in a serious accident. It was a scam, according to the Kenner Police Department. A spokesman for the department said Thursday the calls are apparently an attempt to "hijack" phones... more »
  • NO airport approved for Cuba air service

    October 12, 2011 11:45 AM

    KENNER - Officials at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport say the airport has received approval for direct flight service to Cuba. Travel to Cuba will still be highly restricted. Passengers must have close relatives in Cuba or must be involved in the medical or agricultural business sectors.... more »
  • N.O. Oktoberfest moves to Kenner

    October 8, 2011 1:06 PM

    KENNER, La.- For the first time since 1928, Deutsches Haus will hold Oktoberfest someplace new: Kenner's Rivertown. The organization's former home in the city's Mid-City neighborhood was torn down in May because of the planned University Medical Center. The temporary location on Ridgewood Drive in Metairie is not big... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly beating 3-month-old son

    August 16, 2011 12:51 PM

    KENNER, La. - Police have arrested a Kenner man for allegedly beating his three-month-old son. Kenner Police spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor tells WWL TV Tyler Jonathan Eastgate admitted to police the child's continual crying caused him to throw the infant against the wall. Eastgate was booked Monday with... more »
  • Airport employee shot by passenger's rifle

    July 25, 2011 4:14 PM

    KENNER - An airport employee was accidentally shot when a hunting rifle discharged a round as it was being checked as baggage at the United Airline ticket counter at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Sgt. Larry Dyess of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened about 10:30 a.m. Monday... more »
  • Police: Mother killed self and 3 children

    July 14, 2011 2:33 PM

    KENNER, La. - Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway says an anxiety-filled woman killed her three daughters, then turned the gun on herself. Caraway said on Thursday that 29-year-old Nadia Braxton's pastor told investigators that she was suffering from depression and trying to find help before the shooting Tuesday. ... more »
  • Bonnet Carre Spillway to close this morning

    June 20, 2011 3:50 AM

    KENNER - The Army Corp of Engineers says it will begin closing the last bays on the Bonnet Carre Spillway around 6:30 this morning. The process is expected to last about two hours. The corps began opening the spillway on May 9 to divert floodwaters in the Mississippi River away... more »
  • 1 injured in firehouse crash; Cops say DWI

    December 26, 2010 9:27 AM

    KENNER - Kenner Fire Chief John Hellmers says a driver crashed a car into the front of a fire station on Christmas, and was injured when his head went through the windshield. Kenner police say 29-year-old Mario Perez, no local address, was treated at a hospital and then booked... more »
  • Woman booked with leaving children in car at mall

    August 9, 2010 11:55 AM

    Kenner police say a 26-year-old New Orleans woman has been booked with child desertion for allegedly leaving three small children locked in her car while she shopped at the Esplanade Mall. Detective Brian McGregor tells The Times Picayune that Carist Carter left the children, ages 7 months, 2 years... more »
  • Jindal pushes for faster federal seafood testing

    July 19, 2010 2:52 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the federal government to step up testing of seafood samples from Louisiana waters so they can be quickly reopened to commercial fishing. The state opened the areas for sport fishing on Thursday. But on Monday, Jindal and Louisiana seafood industry leaders complained that the Food... more »
  • Kenner council refuses to close bars at 2 a.m.

    July 9, 2010 8:45 AM

    Kenner City Council has voted against proposal to closing bars at 2 a.m. Police Chief Steve Caraway requested to regulate hours at establishments "whose main business is derived from the sale of alcoholic beverages." Council members vowed instead to strengthen the Alcohol Beverage Permit Review Committee's commitment to crack down... more »
  • Kenner cabbie accuesd of extorting 10 percent tip

    June 17, 2010 1:19 PM

    Authorities in the New Orleans area say a cab driver is accused of locking a Texas tourist in his cab and demanding a 10 percent tip on a $33 airport fare. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says in an incident report that 37-year-old Sohail Kahn was booked with extortion... more »
  • Cabbie accused of extorting 10 percent tip

    June 16, 2010 7:27 AM

    A Kenner cab driver is accused of locking a Texas tourist in his cab and demanding a 10 percent tip on a $33 airport fare. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says Sohail Kahn was booked with extortion and false imprisonment, and the New Orleans Taxicab Regulation Bureau also seized his... more »
  • Cops, fire: work 2 years or pay back training cost

    June 15, 2010 6:20 AM

    New Kenner police officers and firefighters will have to repay training costs if they quit for another government job within two years of being hired. New contracts would require them to repay the city for their training salaries. The longer a new hire worked, the less they'd have to repay.... more »
  • Kenner concert latest budget casuality

    May 16, 2010 12:57 PM

    The popular Music in the Park free concert series in Kenner has become the latest casualty of the economic downturn. Mayor Ed Muniz said that it is not the right time for the gatherings, when his 2010-11 proposed budget calls for layoffs. Muniz said the main cost of... more »
  • Gulf Rig Hearings

    May 12, 2010 11:39 AM

    At a hearing in Kenner, La., a federal officials says the inspection of deepwater drilling rigs in the aftermath of the Gulf disaster turned up only "a couple of minor issues." Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen said the government may not have an effective safety net for making sure... more »
  • Kenner manufacturer agrees to pay back wages

    April 13, 2010 5:32 AM

    Workers at a Louisiana food and drink manufacturer got more than $46,000 in overtime and back wages after a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Labor. An investigation found that Kiko Foods Inc. was in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act for failing to pay production employees their wages... more »
  • Judge delays trial in baby's death

    March 15, 2010 10:45 AM

    The trial for a 22-year-old Metairie woman charged in the death of her newborn in Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner has been postponed to July. Ciara Craig had been scheduled to stand trial this week on a charge of second-degree murder. She is accused of giving birth in her Metairie home... more »
  • Target of threatening email talks to News 2

    March 4, 2010 5:04 PM

    A man is in jail after he admitted sending a racially charged email to the African American museum in Donaldsonville. That email was addressed to the founder of the museum and sent during Black History Month. George Kostulsky, 44, of Kenner is now charged with cyberstalking Kathe... more »
  • Car stolen; toddler inside

    February 22, 2010 3:35 PM

    Police are searching for a man who stole a Ford Explorer with a 2-year-old boy still inside. Police say the boy's mother was pumping gas at a convenience store in Kenner with her purse, keys and baby inside the car. Witnesses say the man jumped in the SUV and... more »
  • Business owner kills alleged robber

    January 31, 2010 11:44 AM

    A business owner from Kenner shot and killed one alleged robber and injured an accomplice. According to authorities the owner of a check cashing business was leaving work when he was approached by three men in the parking lot. Police say one of the men hit the owner... more »
  • Kenner woman dies in house fire

    September 30, 2009 9:29 AM

    Kenner firefighters investigated a house fire Tuesday that killed a 70-year old Sue Robichaux who was found in the kitchen of her home. Fire Chief John Hellmers said Robichaux died at the scene. more »

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