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  1. Gretna police officers arrest suspect in fatal shooting on Broad StreetRead the original story

    54 min ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A 47-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a man dead and another injured Friday near the New Orleans Police Department headquarters. Alvin Richardson was arrested Saturday morning in Gretna after the NOPD issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with the shooting, which occurred after 2:30 p.m. Friday on Broad Street.

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  2. Jefferson Parish Council to vote on future of West Jefferson Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    On Monday, the Jefferson Parish Council will vote on a master lease agreement with Louisiana Children's Medical Center to take over and run West Jefferson Medical Center for the next 45 years. On Jan. 14. Council Chairman Chris Roberts said the company would have 30 days to complete the deal.

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  3. A cloudy, cold and wet Fat TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    Expect those mostly cloudy skies to stay with us all morning and afternoon with very cold temperatures and winds out of the north at 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill temperature this morning will be in the mid to upper 20s.

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  4. JPSO: Marrero parade tractor driver dies; charges upgrade for alleged drunken driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A Marrero man is dead Monday after he was struck while driving a tractor back from parades and left in critical condition. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said 52-year-old Don Dauzat died Saturday at a New Orleans hospital where he was originally admitted with severe head trauma.

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  5. Plaquemines Parish District Court overturns permit for proposed coal terminalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    Members of the Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition announced the ruling Tuesday, which had been approved by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. According to the 25th Judicial District Court in Plaquemines Parish, the DNR "failed to consider alternative locations" for RAM Terminals, LLC's proposed coal export terminal in Myrtle Grove.

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  6. Chaos erupts after shooting at Oakwood Center mallRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    THAT AT LEAST ONE PERSON HAS BEEN SHOT AT OAKWOOD SHOPPING CENTER ON TERRY PARKWAY IN GRETNA. IT HAPPENED SHORTLY BEFORE 4-30 THIS AFTERNOON INSIDE THE MALL.

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  7. Army Corps denies request for public hearing on coal trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A public hearing will not be held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a controversial plan to bring open coal trains to the Westbank en route to a proposed export terminal to be built in Plaquemines Parish. "The purpose of a public hearing is to provide a venue for collecting new information that would improve the Corps' ability to make a permit decision for a proposed project," said Martin Mayer, chief of the New Orleans District Regulatory Branch.

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  8. Officials in Jefferson Parish approve resolution to study proposed coal trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    Officials in Jefferson Parish approved a resolution Wednesday that would allow for a studies to be conducted on a planned coal terminal and rail lines. The Jefferson Parish Council gathered for the meeting Wednesday to discuss and approve the resolution to study the coal terminal proposed by RAM Terminals, LLC. It will be built in Plaquemines Parish and could bring expanded rail lines and trains full of uncovered coal through several Westbank communities.

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  9. NOPD: searching for third suspect in officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    New Orleans police are trying to track down a third suspect in connection with a shooting that left an NOPD officer in the hospital after being shot multiple times. The shooting happened over the weekend in the Marigny.

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  10. Suspect's family claims they're kept in the dark about his conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    The family of 22-year-old Darryl Johnson protested outside of University Hospital Thursday, two days after he was involved in a shooting with Gretna police officers. His mother says she was told her son was shot in the head.

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  11. Gretna City Council discuss coal train plans at Wednesday meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A large turnout is expected at Gretna City Council meeting, which will discuss a controversial proposal that could bring allow mile-long trains full of uncovered coal to the historic city. A large turnout is expected at Gretna City Council meeting, which will discuss a controversial proposal that could bring allow mile-long trains full of uncovered coal to the historic city.

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  12. Police: Gretna officer, 2 others shot near Westbank Expressway, Claire AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    FROM GRETNA... ONE OFFICER HAS BEEN SHOT... ALONG WITH TWO OTHER PEOPLE. IT HAPPENED AT THE WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY AT CLAIRE AVENUE... AROUND 3PM.

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  13. Gretna officer, 2 suspects shot in drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    The shooting was reported about 3 p.m. near the area of the Westbank Expressway at Claire Avenue near a strip mall and an apartment complex. According to the Gretna Police Department, Gretna and Westwego police officers, the Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish and Plaquemines Parish sheriff offices were involved in an undercover drug investigation in the area.

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  14. Suspects in Gretna shooting have extensive criminal historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    TONIGHT... ONE OFFICER HAS BEEN SHOT... ALONG WITH TWO OTHER PEOPLE. WE'RE TOLD IT HAPPENED AT THE WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY AT CLAIRE AVENUE... AROUND 3PM.

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  15. Fast-food workers strike for list of demandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    Expect a little longer line as you head to get your breakfast or lunch at some area fast-food restaurants. Workers are walking off of the job to protest for higher wages.

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  16. Spike in heroin use prompts public town hall on preventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    The Jefferson Parish coroner has seen an alarming 50 percent spike in deadly heroin overdoses in the past year and a half.

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  17. Jefferson Parish Alliance of Concerned Citizens working to fight community's heroin problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office reports a 50 percent spike in deadly heroin overdoses in the past year and a half.

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  18. NOPD apologizes for not disclosing details of officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A local attorney said a New Orleans Police Department officer shot a man in the head in an early-morning incident Monday and didn't disclose the details of the shooting.

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  19. Attorney: NOPD officer shot man in head in Monday morning incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A local attorney said a New Orleans Police Department officer shot a man in the head in an early-morning incident Monday.

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  20. Mississippi River traffic reopened after ships collide in overnight crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to all traffic near the International Matex Tank Terminals after two ships collided late Tuesday night.

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