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  1. More Avondale employees laid off, latest sign of decline for shipyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NOLA.com

    New layoffs at Avondale Shipyard will leave the once flourishing facility with just a few hundred employees remaining. (Ted Jackson, NOLA.com Avondale Shipyard laid off 72 union-represented workers last Friday and plans to lay off another 35 non-represented employees this Friday in the latest sign of decline for what was once one of the largest employers in Louisiana.

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  2. 200 motorcyclists provide gifts to 134 recipients, ages 18 to 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | NOLA.com

    ... Santa's reindeer still have the day off as a motorcycle pulls the sleigh. Participants met at a truck stop in Avondale and rode to Magnolia School's community center in Jefferson, led by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The recipients cheered as the bikes ...

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  3. Juror who voted C-Murder 'not guilty' admits to leaning on bible during '09 trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | NOLA.com

    ... refused to find Miller guilty of second-degree murder, in the Jan. 12, 2002 death of Steve Thomas. Thomas, 16, of Avondale, was severely beaten by several people, purported to be Miller's friends, before the rapper stepped in with a pistol and shot ...

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  4. #throwbackthursday goes through the years at Avondale ShipyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | NOLA.com

    ... that didn't include 1,200 feet of launch ways and 2,900 feet of unimproved waterfront. I don't think I appreciated Avondale's size until the mid-1970s, when I was assigned to cover a trial in Edgard. When I was driving back to New Orleans each ...

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  5. 14 Rounds For Prototype Lites Next YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | National Speed Sport News

    ... race week. Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda competitors then will race at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La., for the first time April 10-12 during the track's inaugural IndyCar event weekend. The facility features a 16-turn, ...

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  6. Sixteen Rounds For Porsche GT3 Cup USARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | National Speed Sport News

    ... Florida race week. Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama competitors then will race at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana, for the first time April 10-12 during the track's inaugural IndyCar event weekend. The facility, located about ...

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  7. Some Bill Cassidy voters said they're looking for change in WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | NOLA.com

    ... a program analyst who voted for Landrieu in the past. "I believe in term limits." George Nakamura, an engineer at Avondale Shipyards, said there was never any doubt about his support for Landrieu "no matter how many of those negative ads they ran ...

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  8. Second suspect in Avondale home burglary is identified, still at largeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | NOLA.com

    The second suspect in an Avondale home burglary was identified Friday by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies are seeking Michael Smith, 35, 145 Nicole Blvd., Avondale.

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  9. JPSO seeking suspect in Avondale burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | NOLA.com

    Authorities are looking a man suspected of burglarizing an Avondale home. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detectives have also released a photograph of a second suspect seen with the man when he pawned a piece of stolen property, according to Col.

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  10. Avondale man sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for running drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | The Times-Picayune

    An Avondale man who transported heroin from Houston to New Orleans on a bus has been sentenced to 78 years in federal prison, authorities have announced. Bradley S. Williams, 49, pled guilty Thursday to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine hydrochloride, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite Jr.'s office .

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  11. Fans invited to watch Mazda Road to Indy teams at NOLARead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Paddock Talk

    Three Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and two Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda cars will inaugurate the recently renovated NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La., on Dec. 8-9. Fans can watch the cars supplied by Andretti Autosport and Team Pelfrey on the 2.67-mile circuit at no charge both days.

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  12. Academy of Our Lady presents Christmas concert in Marrero: West Bank religion news briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | NOLA.com

    ... advanced small ensemble and special guest artists. Admission is free. Call 504.341.6217. First Baptist Church of Avondale, 360 S. Jamie Blvd., Avondale, makes Colleen's Clothes Closet ministry available to the community by appointment only. Call ...

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  13. First Open-Wheel Test Scheduled At Nola Motorsports ParkRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | Paddock Talk

    The first Open Test for Team Pelfrey and Andretti Autosport is scheduled for December 8-9, 2015, at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, LA. It will be the initial opportunity for teams to sample the newly constructed circuit before the Verizon IndyCar Series takes to the 2.67-mile track April 10-12, 2015.

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  14. Andretti Autosport, Team Pelfrey to participate in open test at NOLARead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2014 | Motorsport.com

    The first Open Test for Team Pelfrey and Andretti Autosport is scheduled for December 8-9, 2015, at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, LA. It will be the initial opportunity for teams to sample the newly constructed circuit before the Verizon IndyCar Series takes to the 2.67-mile track April 10-12, 2015.

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  15. Jefferson Parish President John Young tells Fox 8 water park, sports...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | NOLA.com

    Jefferson Parish President John Young at the announcement that the 4th Source technology firm will move its headquarters from Atlanta to Kenner, which took place on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the conference center for the Jefferson Economic Development Commission in Avondale. (Mark Waller, NOLA.com A water park and sporting complex with softball, baseball and soccer fields are among the development possibilities for "Fairfield," the name Jefferson Parish officials have given to the vacant land on the west side of the Huey P. Long Bridge, Parish President John Young tells Fox 8. "These are things that are being tossed around as ideas," Young said.

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  16. Will Owen Joins Juncos Racing For 2015 Pro Mazda ChampionshipRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | Paddock Talk

    ... r Tires Winterfest Championship" on the 2.75 mile, 16-turn road course at NOLA Motorsports Park February 19-20th in Avondale, Louisiana. For more information please visit juncosracing.com and promazdachampionship.com. PaddockTalk Perspective

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  17. Church to hold fall fest in Harvey: West Bank religion news briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | NOLA.com

    ... Christmas favorites for every age on the front lawn. Bring folding chairs and blankets. First Baptist Church of Avondale, 360 S. Jamie Blvd., Avondale, makes Colleen's Clothes Closet ministry available to the community by appointment only. Call ...

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  18. Dying to be beautifulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Best of New Orleans

    ... Brad Hall, Brenisha was troubled from a young age. At 5, she was sent to the Wagner School for Special Needs in Avondale. She was a slow learner with a violent temper. Hall broke glass windows and smashed jars of jelly in her mother's kitchen. She ...

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  19. Lafitte Medical Center welcomes new dentistRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    ... the job, I accepted enthusiastically. I work three days a week at the RFK clinic in Lafitte, and two days a week in Avondale. I really love Lafitte. The area is so beautiful and the people are great. Even those patients who have a fear of the ...

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  20. Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Tickets On Sale TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WYLD-FM

    The inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana will be held April 10-12, 2015 at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana. Fans will experience a full three-days of world-class professional open wheel and sports car racing, along with a wide variety of family entertainment.

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