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  • Two dead following car crash in Metairie

    May 16, 2016 1:22 PM

    METAIRIE- Two women have died following a car crash on the I-10 Service Road near Causeway Boulevard in Metairie. The car crash occurred on Monday around 8 a.m. According to traffic fatality investigator Anthony Cannatella, a Ford Mustang was involved in a hit-and-run accident on I-110 at the Causeway Blvd... more »
  • Deputies recover body from Metairie canal

    April 15, 2016 5:15 PM

    METAIRIE - Sheriff’s deputies in Jefferson Parish recovered the body of a man from a canal in Metairie just after noon on Friday. JPSO says the body was found near the 4900 block of Veterans Blvd close to Transcontinental. A sheriff’s office spokesman said a passerby discovered the... more »
  • 2 arrested after 11 emaciated dogs found in Metairie home

    April 7, 2016 6:34 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Two people who authorities say were banned from owning pets without permission have been arrested after nearly a dozen dogs were found emaciated at a Metairie home. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office spokesman Col. John Fortunato tells media outlets that 37-year-old Alvin Esquilin and 54-year-old Lenjean Henry... more »
  • Playground coach indicted on rape, sexual battery charges

    February 19, 2016 7:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted a former Metairie playground coach on charges including rape against his former players when they were young. James Prince Jr., 44, was indicted Thursday. He faces counts of aggravated rape of a victim under the age of 13, sexual battery, indecent... more »
  • Sanders campaign opens Louisiana HQ in suburban New Orleans

    January 31, 2016 9:09 PM

    METAIRIE - U.S. Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign has opened its Louisiana headquarters in Metairie. Spokesman Gregory Minchak says the campaign's first Louisiana office opened at noon Sunday, with king cake for volunteer phone bank workers and visitors. He says about 60 people stopped by early in... more »
  • Police: Metairie woman killed after being ejected from airborne Tahoe

    November 15, 2015 8:42 PM

    FOLSOM – State Police say a 74-year-old Metairie woman was killed after she was ejected from her vehicle when it went airborne in a crash in Folsom Sunday afternoon. Louisiana State Police say Sandra M. Buras was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on LA 25 when she crashed into... more »
  • Vitter driver involved in Metairie crash

    October 23, 2015 4:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sheriff's deputies in Jefferson Parish said Senator David Vitter was in a vehicle which was involved in a collision in Metairie Friday afternoon, then left the scene before authorities arrived. However, the sheriff's office said Vitter and his driver did not violate state law because they... more »
  • Workers hailed as heroes after rescuing 3 from burning home

    June 26, 2015 8:04 AM

    METAIRIE- Six employees of Jefferson Parish's Streets Department have been honored for rescuing three people from a burning house earlier this month in Metairie. Ricky Walker, Rickey Addison, Keith Ellis, Paul Ellis, Don Cunningham and Randy Bass received certificates of merit from Jefferson Parish President John Young Wednesday. On the... more »
  • State police: Body found on I-10 in Metairie

    June 10, 2015 10:02 AM

    METAIRIE- State police are investigating the discovery of a body on Interstate 10 near the Veteran Boulevard exit in Metairie. Trooper Melissa Matey said there was no information available about the victim's identity or what caused the death. Matey says authorities began getting calls around 5 a.m. Wednesday of a... more »
  • 6-year-old girl, mom killed after car flips into a canal

    April 14, 2015 3:11 PM

    METAIRIE - A little girl and her mother were killed when the SUV they were in flipped into a canal in Metairie. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the girl's mother was driving the vehicle. Thirty-two-year-old Elizabeth Braddock, of Kenner, was given CPR at the scene. It happened Tuesday around... more »
  • Metairie used car dealer arrested for tax fraud

    April 8, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Metairie used car dealer faces felony charges for evading sales taxes on the purchases of a Ferrari and a classic Lincoln Continental. Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Revenue said Wednesday that 60-year-old Joseph Wayne Leone bought the cars using his LDR Resale Certificate, which allows... more »
  • #3 LSU baseball prepares for Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic

    March 30, 2015 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Third-ranked LSU (23-5) begins a four-game road swing at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday when the Tigers meet the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (15-10) at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La., in the annual Wally Pontiff Jr. Foundation Classic. The game will be carried on affiliates of the LSU... more »
  • Officials update condition of injured Metairie parade riders

    February 17, 2015 2:11 PM

    METAIRIE - The Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman says two riders fell from different floats during a Mardi Gras parade in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie. Col. John Fortunato says a 24-year-old Metairie man has improved to stable condition and a 23-year-old woman from Lacombe is expected to be treated... more »
  • New Orleans man sentenced to 30 years for carjacking

    January 26, 2015 5:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man with "REDRUM" - murder spelled backward - tattooed across his forehead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for carjacking a 68-year-old woman in a Metairie parking lot 15 months ago and being a habitual offender. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Daryle Guillot... more »
  • Deputy on security detail hurt by drunk driver

    November 22, 2014 4:37 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been hospitalized after his vehicle was struck as he provided security for a film shoot in Metairie. The sheriff's office says Deputy Sean Williams' police cruiser was hit about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. Williams was working a detail and was seated in... more »
  • Metairie man claims $1 million Powerball prize

    September 11, 2014 2:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says a Metairie man has claimed a $1 million prize from the Aug. 20 multistate Powerball drawing. Fifty-four-year-old Gerardo Solis claimed the prize Monday morning. His ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. He received $700,000 after federal... more »
  • Deputies: Parents passing out on heroin

    August 18, 2014 10:18 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a mother and father passed out on heroin with their two young sons in the car. Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, says 41-year-old Michael Pierce and 34-year-old Melanie Pierce, of Denham Springs, were found Sunday in their car in... more »
  • New all-female krewe to roll in Metairie

    June 13, 2014 3:34 AM

    GRETNA, La. - The Jefferson Parish Council has given permission to the new all-female Krewe of Athena to roll in Metairie during the 2015 Mardi Gras season. Athena spokeswoman Chelsie McCormick says the krewe hopes to roll on the season's first Friday. Exact dates and times will be announced later.... more »
  • Parents want refunds after flag football league fumbles Play Video

    June 11, 2014 10:57 PM

    WALKER - Parents are screaming; they want the money they paid to a flag football league organizer returned since the season has been postponed two months. The Baton Rouge Athletic Initiative Network was set to kickoff in March in Livingston Parish. But, kids did not start playing until June... more »
  • 3 die in suspicious Metairie apartment fire

    June 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three people in a Metairie apartment fire. Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato says fire investigators found evidence of an accelerant near the area where the fire started early Tuesday morning. Fortunato says the bodies of a woman in her... 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 »
  • LSU-UNO baseball game moved to Zephyr Field

    January 18, 2014 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU-University of New Orleans baseball game on Saturday, February 15, originally scheduled to be played at UNO's Maestri Field, has been moved to Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. First pitch will be at 2 p.m. CST. The teams will meet in the 2014 season opener... more »
  • Man killed in Metairie bar fight

    September 25, 2013 8:04 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal bar fight. The fight occurred after 4 a.m. Wednesday at a Metairie sports bar. Deputies say the unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Col. John Fortunato said he had no information on a suspect in... more »
  • 2013 Saints training camp kicks off today

    July 26, 2013 10:25 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints hit the field this morning in Metairie for their 2013 training camp. The team met for strength and conditioning tests Thursday, and began non-padded practice around 8 a.m. The camp runs until Aug. 15. The team held their first official press conference... more »
  • HS teacher accused of having child pornography

    June 12, 2013 9:01 AM

    METAIRIE- School officials say a 43-year-old Grace King High School teacher accused of child pornography has been placed on indefinite leave from his job. The Jefferson Parish public school system disclosed the employment status of Walter Sologaistoa, of Kenner, but did not say whether the Spanish teacher is still being... more »
  • Bank robbery suspect arrested at airport

    April 30, 2013 11:42 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a man returning to the area was arrested at Louis Armstrong International Airport for a Metairie bank robbery earlier in April. The Times-Picayune reports 33-year-old Bruce Padilla was booked Monday for a bank robbery on April 12. Col. John Fortunato says authorities caught... more »
  • LSU, Southern Miss. game rained out

    April 3, 2013 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today that the Wally Pontiff Jr. Foundation Classic baseball game between LSU and Southern Mississippi scheduled at Zephyr Field in Metairie has been postponed due to bad weather. The game has been re-scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at Zephyr Field. LSU... more »

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