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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Woman accused of mentoring teen prostitute

    December 20, 2012 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 25-year-old Metairie woman has been arrested and accused her of teaching a minor how to be a Bourbon Street prostitute. The Times-Picayune reports Emilie "Bunny" Cook was booked at the New Orleans jail on a charge of trafficking of children for sex purposes. State Police say... more »
  • Special election set in House District 79

    December 18, 2012 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has set a March 2 special election to fill the expected vacancy in the House District 79 seat held by state Rep. Anthony Ligi. An April 6 runoff will be held, if necessary. The Advocate reports qualifying for the election will run... more »
  • Saints coach: Witnesses lied in NFL investigation

    December 13, 2012 4:01 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says witnesses in the NFL's bounty investigation of New Orleans' pay-for-pain system have lied about him and the organization and that their stories might change in federal court. Vitt angrily said Thursday he feels the truth will come out in federal court,... more »
  • Vitt defends Brees, says Saints still have hope

    November 30, 2012 6:12 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt scoffs at the idea that Drew Brees' recent and uncharacteristic interception epidemic is to blame for New Orleans' fading playoff hopes. Vitt doesn't want the Saints' franchise quarterback to change a thing. Vitt says great quarterbacks have the courage to attempt great... more »
  • Saints place rookie RT Bryce Harris on IR

    November 28, 2012 10:18 AM

    METAIRIE - Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says the club has placed rookie right tackle Bryce Harris on injured reserve, ending his season. Harris made his first start against San Francisco on Sunday, but left in the first quarter with a broken bone in his right leg. ... more »
  • Still eying playoffs, Saints get ready for Falcons

    November 28, 2012 10:17 AM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees happily entertains playoff possibilities for the New Orleans Saints, even after a loss to San Francisco dropped them to 5-6. New Orleans remains one game out of the NFC wild card race with five games left, which to Brees feels like the Saints are virtually... more »
  • Still eying playoffs, Saints get ready for Falcons

    November 26, 2012 6:38 PM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees happily entertains playoff possibilities for the New Orleans Saints, even after a loss to San Francisco dropped them to 5-6. New Orleans remains one game out of the NFC wild card race with five games left, which to Brees feels like the Saints are virtually in... more »
  • Smoothie King HQ to stay, expand in La.

    November 20, 2012 4:06 PM

    METAIRIE - Louisiana-based Smoothie King, which was sold in July to a South Korea-based corporation, will move its headquarters from Covington to Jefferson Parish and expand its 45-person headquarters staff with 60 new jobs. The announcement was made Tuesday by state officials and Greater New Orleans Inc., the economic development... more »
  • Greer: Saints 'starting to see some light'

    November 12, 2012 4:50 PM

    METAIRIE - After going winless in September, the New Orleans Saints have clawed back to within one victory of a .500 record, and what looked like a lost season without suspended coach Sean Payton has turned into something with more promise. If the Saints beat Oakland on Sunday, they will... more »
  • Superhero Brees looks to save Saints season

    November 2, 2012 4:53 PM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees dressed as Iron Man for Halloween. He may have to play like a superhero to save the season for New Orleans. With the Saints (2-5) hindered by a historically poor defense and nonexistent running game, all eyes are on Brees to find some way to turn... more »
  • Saints remain defiant after post-bounty loss

    September 10, 2012 4:07 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans defensive captain Malcolm Jenkins says he appreciates that the Saints did nothing to change the minds of those who suspect the bounty scandal and related suspensions will derail their season. He also points out that previous playoff seasons included setbacks that looked a lot like their... more »
  • Kromer formally takes over Saints' coaching staff

    September 3, 2012 4:58 PM

    METAIRIE - Aaron Kromer has begun his six-game stint handling head coaching duties for the Saints by providing his team with a dose of perspective. Kromer says whatever adversity the Saints must overcome because of suspensions related to the NFL's bounty investigation pales in comparison to fans whose homes were... more »
  • 'Spags' has Saints defenders trying on new roles

    July 30, 2012 12:49 PM

    METAIRIE - When Steve Spagnuolo took over as New Orleans defensive coordinator this year, he brought a philosophy that it is good to ask players to do things they've never done, as long as he believes they can do it. Spagnuolo's fresh look at personnel already has led to a... more »
  • Woman killed trying to flag down motorists on I-10

    June 18, 2012 3:58 PM

    METAIRIE - State police say a 35-year-old St. Bernard Parish woman who tried to flag down motorists on Interstate 10 in Metairie to avoid a man who was beating her was hit by two vehicles and killed. Trooper Melissa Matey says Lucretia Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene shortly... more »
  • Saints move forward without Drew Brees

    May 22, 2012 8:38 AM

    METAIRIE, La. - While Drew Brees holds out for a new contract, the Saints say they have the experience and leadership to have productive offseason practices even without their star quarterback. Right tackle Zach Strief says Brees is important to the Saints "in a million different ways, but it... more »
  • Metairie residents complain about 1-10 noise

    May 22, 2012 7:52 AM

    METAIRIE - State highway officials have asked the original contractor that install Interstate 10 sound walls in Metairie to come up with a fix following complaints from residents. Mike Stack, district administrator of the state Department of Transportation and Development, says the Federal Highway Administration is on board, a necessary... more »
  • Investigators: Stove left on caused fatal fire

    March 20, 2012 10:39 AM

    METAIRIE - Fire investigators say at 68-year-old man was found dead inside a burning apartment in Metairie. His identity has not been released. The fire broke out shortly after midnight. A neighbor spotted heavy smoke coming from the second floor apartment. Investigators say the man's body was found just... more »
  • Jarrett Lee, T-Bob Hebert serve as Zeus grand marshals today

    February 20, 2012 11:06 AM

    METAIRIE- Two LSU football players will lead the Krewe of Zeus when it rolls today at 6:30 p.m. Jarrett Lee and T-Bob Hebert will serve as grand marshals for their 2012 Mardi Gras parade. Wayne Vizzini with the Krewe of Zeus said Lee and Hebert were chosen because... more »
  • Metairie man arrested for sexually abusing dog

    January 20, 2012 8:59 AM

    METAIRIE- Louisiana State Police Troopers arrested a man they say was sexually abusing a dog, videotaping the acts and posting them to the Internet. During a search warrant, detectives found computer evidence of Blake Sanderford engaged in sexual activity with the dog. The computers were seized and further forensic... more »
  • Deputy shoots suspect trying to steal cruiser

    January 14, 2012 4:16 PM

    METAIRIE - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy shot a man in the shoulder who took a police car to try to escape. Sheriff's department spokesman John Fortunato says 34-year-old Corey Rebaldo of Metairie, jumped from his truck and fled from the deputy, then doubled back and jumped into the police... more »
  • Father turns in son accused in bank robbery

    December 17, 2011 3:38 PM

    METAIRIE - A 73-year-old man says he turned in his son after he was identified as a suspect in a bank robbery. The Times-Picayune reports that Walton Duplantis saw a newspaper article on Nov. 18 about the robbery of a Whitney National Bank branch in Metairie. At the time, the... more »
  • Flying baby crib causes crash on I-10

    December 2, 2011 8:50 AM

    METAIRIE - State police say an unsecured baby crib flew out of the back of a pickup on eastbound Interstate 10 in Metairie, causing a four-car crash. Troopers say the chain-reaction wreck occurred just after 10 a.m. Thursday near Causeway Boulevard. Trooper Melissa Matey tells The Times-Picayune the empty... more »
  • Police: La. man arrested in Miss. sex case

    August 12, 2011 12:52 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Police say a 46-year-old Louisiana man who traveled to Biloxi to have sex with a child has been arrested on a charge of attempted sexual battery. The Sun Herald reports Richard Berner of Metairie was taken to the Harrison County jail Wednesday on a $50,000 appearance... more »
  • Senate rejects bill to drug test welfare seekers

    June 21, 2011 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Senate has voted to scrap a Metairie representative's proposal to require drug testing of welfare recipients who receive cash assistance. Republican John LaBruzzo says random screening would help break the cycle of addiction among welfare recipients. But critics say it is inaccurate - and potentially... more »
  • Senate panel approves House drug testing bill

    June 15, 2011 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Senate committee has approved a Metairie lawmaker's proposal to require drug testing of welfare recipients, despite concerns the bill may be unconstitutional. Republican John LaBruzzo says the courts should decide whether it will be overturned, similar to a program in Florida. At issue is whether... more »
  • La. House committee approves ban on abortions

    May 24, 2011 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A proposal to ban abortions in Louisiana has won approval from a House health care committee. Republican John LaBruzzo, of Metairie, says his bill would threaten the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by prompting lawsuits from pro-choice groups. The measure would... more »
  • Landlord charged with theft of housing funds

    April 16, 2011 10:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former landlord from Metairie has been charged with illegally receiving housing subsidies. Federal prosecutors say the Jefferson Parish housing Authority assigned 71-year-old Jefferson Thompson a tenant whose rent was federally subsidized. A contract barred him from receiving any other government funds to pay for the tenant's... more »
  • Ejected from car, victim found in canal

    February 26, 2011 5:19 PM

    METAIRIE- The body of a man who was apparently ejected from a car that rolled over several times after the driver lost control was found in a suburban New Orleans drainage canal. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the accident happened early Saturday as a Honda Civic driven by... more »
  • Bedingfield, Tito Jackson headline Family Gras

    February 2, 2011 8:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A family-oriented Mardi Gras celebration in suburban Metairie will feature performances by British pop star Natasha Bedingfield, country star Darryl Worley and Tito Jackson, a member of the famous Jackson Family and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Times-Picayune reports that Jefferson Parish is bringing Family... more »
  • Bedingfield, Tito Jackson headline Family Gras

    February 1, 2011 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A family-oriented Mardi Gras celebration in suburban Metairie will feature performances by British pop star Natasha Bedingfield, country star Darryl Worley and Tito Jackson, a member of the famous Jackson Family and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Times-Picayune reports that Jefferson Parish is bringing Family... more »
  • Marsh fire will burn self out

    January 22, 2011 2:54 PM

    METAIRIE, La.- A marsh fire near Lake Cataouatche is inaccessible to fire trucks but does not pose any hazards and likely will burn itself out, the Jefferson Parish Fire Department reports. The Times-Picayune reported on Saturday that although the fire poses little threat, its billows of dark smoke had... more »

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