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  1. Catch 2 big crawfish cookoffs this weekend in Jefferson ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    Jefferson Parish offers two huge crawfish cooking competitions this weekend, including the 14th annual Louisiana Crawfish Boil Championship on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception School, 601 Avenue C in Marrero. The competition boasts it's the big daddy, the only boiling event registered and sanctioned by the state, meaning that the winners can claim they have the "best boiled crawfish in Louisiana.'

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  2. Elton Lagasse draws battle lines in Jefferson Parish president campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    In formally announcing his candidacy for parish president, Jefferson Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse on Wednesday sought to claim turf that his opponent, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, figures to occupy throughout the campaign. For one thing, Lagasse held his announcement party at a private banquet hall in Kenner's Rivertown neighborhood, two blocks from where Lagasse told supporters he grew up.

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  3. Arrests in insurance fraud crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    ... insured vehicle. To support the injury claim, Prater submitted medical bills from Crane Rehab Center in Jefferson, LA for treatment received from May and June of 2014. Through the course of the investigation, the supporting medical bills were found ...

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  4. New Orleans office market holding steady, improving occupancyRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | The Advocate

    ... thing to keep an eye on is what happens to the Stewart Enterprises Service Center at 1333 S. Clearview Parkway in Jefferson. Stewart was acquired by Service Corporation

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  5. 10 questions with Elton Lagasse, Jeff Parish president candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | NOLA.com

    Jefferson Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse of River Ridge plans a formal announcement Wednesday of what he's already made clear : He's running for parish president. The seat will be open because incumbent John Young is running for Louisiana lieutenant governor, and Lagasse, 75, already has one opponent: Kenner's 38-year-old mayor, Mike Yenni .

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  6. Who wanted to run Jefferson charter schools? Read applicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | NOLA.com

    Kimberly Wells, of Longview Texas, bottom, and Kelly Smith, Murfreesboro Tennessee, paint a wall at Young Audiences Charter School as they volunteer with Painting with a Twist on August 4, 2014. Young Audiences Charter School in Gretna applied to the Jefferson Parish School Board recently for a second campus.

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  7. $33 million wireless tech plan again on Jefferson School Board agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | NOLA.com

    Jefferson Parish School Board president Cedric Floyd discusses the board's actions in committee Tuesday The committee voted to spend $33 million in wireless technology upgrades for campuses. The Jefferson Parish School Board plans to meet -- again -- on Thursday to ratify everything it discussed in a four-hour committee meeting Tuesday.

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  8. Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni running for Jefferson Parish presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | NOLA.com

    Mike Yenni declared his candidacy for Jefferson Parish president Wednesday , setting up a generational campaign pitting the 38-year-old Kenner mayor against Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse , 75. "There is a clarion call for fresh, new thinking and bold decision making," Yenni said in remarks prepared for delivery at a 6:30 p.m. campaign launch. Yenni said Jefferson residents of all persuasions want "safe streets, a fair tax structure, a strong economy with family-wage jobs, schools that build brighter minds, and government services that are reliable and reasonable."

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  9. Several St. Joseph altars open for viewing today in East JeffersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | NOLA.com

    Residents of Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living in Jefferson show off their annual St. Joseph's altar on March 18, 2015.

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  10. $35 million wireless plan OK'd by Jeff School Board committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | NOLA.com

    After a discussion on wireless technology that turned into debate on Louisiana sunshine laws, the Jefferson Parish School Board voted in committee Tuesday to finalize a plan for $33 million in wireless upgrades for schools. If the full board approves, the move would speed up wireless connectivity for thousands of Jefferson students taking online, Common Core -aligned assessments next year.

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  11. Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (STEI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT...Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | PR-inside.com

    ... homes and 141 cemeteries in 24 states within the US and in Puerto Rico. Stewart Enterprises is headquartered in Jefferson, Louisiana, the US. This comprehensive SWOT profile of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. provides you an in-depth strategic analysis of ...

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  12. River Ridge group to hear about new grocery storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | NOLA.com

    A representative from Langenstein's Grocery store will be one of the guest speakers at the annual River Ridge Community Association meeting on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Little Farms Playground gym, 10301 South Park St. The Langenstein's representative will discuss the store's upcoming opening on Jefferson Highway and what it means for the community. Also, a representative from the Corps of Engineers will provide an update about the water pump that is situated between the river and the Harahan city line.

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  13. Crawfish boils abound in East Jefferson, starting todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | The Times-Picayune

    Crawfish prices are coming down in the New Orleans area , which is great timing for all the church, school and community crawfish boils, which really start heating up today in East Jefferson. Our Lady of Divine Providence, on West Metairie between Starrett Road and North Atlanta, will hold its crawfish cook-off today from 3 to 7 p.m. The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and under are admitted free.

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  14. Gunfire in Harahan leads to arrest of three men, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | The Times-Picayune

    ... Tim Walker said. Joseph Pittman, 48, and David "D.J." Crysup, 21, both of Harahan, and Mason Hodge, 19, of Old Jefferson, were booked with illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property, Walker said. Police took the trio into ...

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  15. Here is a list of St. Joseph altars in East JeffersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Times-Picayune

    East Jefferson Parish churches and groups are hard at work, putting finishing touches on St. Joseph's Day altar preparations. The following is a list of altars open to the public and submitted to NOLA.com The altars pay homage to St. Joseph, who is credited with interceding to help save Sicility from a famine in the Middle Ages.

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  16. Troopers make arrests in ocean of Louisiana car insurance scamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Times-Picayune

    ... running over debris from a crash site. Prater backed up her claim with medical bills from Crane Rehab Center in Jefferson, allegedly racked up between May and June 2014. But Prater wasn't hurt. The bills were actually created by her mother, police ...

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  17. Gimme SheltersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 8 | Best of New Orleans

    ... heartworm testing and treatment if necessary and testing for feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses in cats. Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter 1 Humane Way, East Jefferson, (504) 736-6111; 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero, (504) 349-5111 Adoption hours: ...

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  18. Harvey Hustlers is a 'vile criminal' gang, Jefferson's sheriff says as 30-count indictment unsealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | NOLA.com

    For years, prosecutors say, the Harvey Hustlers street gang operated an illegal narcotics ring from West Jefferson neighborhoods, secreting cocaine and heroin into the area from Texas and protecting their enterprise through a violent enforcement arm known as the Murder Squad. They developed a reputation "as a group to be feared by members of the community," the prosecutors say in a 30-count indictment that was unsealed Thursday .

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  19. Jefferson charter school Milestone Academy to move back to New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | NOLA.com

    After months of uncertainty, Milestone Academy's families can rest assured: they'll have a home in 2015-16. A committee of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Thursday approved the Jefferson charter school's move to the former St. James Major High School in New Orleans.

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  20. Harvey Hustlers gang discussed during Jefferson Parish press conference ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | NOLA.com

    The entrance to the 24th Judicial District Court, located in the Thomas F. Donelon Building at the Jefferson Parish Government Center in Gretna. Donelon was a parish president and Harahan mayor is hold a press conference to discuss the notorious gang.

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