Jefferson Parish http://wwno.org en Feds End Jefferson Parish School Discrimination Probe http://wwno.org/post/feds-end-jefferson-parish-school-discrimination-probe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson Parish public schools have agreed to make changes to end a federal investigation into discrimination against English-language learners. The U.S. Department of Justice brokered the agreement, along with the Department of Education.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Jessica Williams is an education reporter at NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune. She says the agreement requires that Jefferson parish make a number of changes.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:50:52 +0000 Janaya Williams 64235 at http://wwno.org Town Of Jean Lafitte Honoring Its Namesake And Community http://wwno.org/post/town-jean-lafitte-honoring-its-namesake-and-community <p>The <a href="http://www.townofjeanlafitte.com/" target="_blank">Town of Jean Lafitte</a> is unveiling an official state historical marker Saturday.</p><p>Local officials are proud of the community named after the smuggler who became a military hero in the war of 1812.</p><p>Say what you will about Jean Lafitte — smuggler, pirate, scoundrel — but his name still draws a crowd. There’s the bar in the French Quarter, and the Jefferson Parish town with his name.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:24:30 +0000 Eileen Fleming 63418 at http://wwno.org Appeal Planned In Jefferson Parish Katrina Flooding Lawsuit http://wwno.org/post/appeal-planned-jefferson-parish-katrina-flooding-lawsuit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Attorneys who brought a class-action lawsuit against Jefferson Parish say they will appeal a 9-3 jury verdict that found the parish was negligent in its emergency response planning but that the negligence didn't cause the flooding suffered by tens of thousands of Jefferson property owners during Hurricane Katrina.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:00:15 +0000 The Associated Press 53908 at http://wwno.org 12 Seated In Jefferson Parish Katrina Flooding Case; 4 More Needed http://wwno.org/post/12-seated-jefferson-parish-katrina-flooding-case-4-more-needed <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Seven more jurors have been chosen to hear a class-action lawsuit against Jefferson Parish and its former president, Aaron Broussard, for Hurricane Katrina flooding.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:15:39 +0000 The Associated Press 52139 at http://wwno.org Garbage Collection Takes Holiday Break In Jefferson Parish http://wwno.org/post/garbage-collection-takes-holiday-break-jefferson-parish <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities in Jefferson Parish say there will be no curbside garbage collection Christmas or New Year's Day.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Residents whose garbage normally is picked up on Wednesdays will have collections on Saturday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 4.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 19:30:51 +0000 The Associated Press 50637 at http://wwno.org Young Audiences Opening Its First Charter School http://wwno.org/post/young-audiences-opening-its-first-charter-school <p>There are art programs in schools. And there are schools devoted solely to art.&nbsp;A new charter school in Jefferson Parish is getting ready for a unique approach to education that uses art in traditional subjects. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 36769 at http://wwno.org Jefferson Council Calls Meeting on Housing Board http://wwno.org/post/jefferson-council-calls-meeting-housing-board <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Jefferson Parish Council will decide the fate of five commissioners who oversee the parish's embattled housing authority in March.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:28:09 +0000 The Associated Press 28573 at http://wwno.org Krewe of Zeus Cancels Parade? http://wwno.org/post/krewe-zeus-cancels-parade <p><a href="http://www.wwltv.com/entertainment/mardi-gras/Zeus-cancels-Metairie-parade-189050771.html" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">WWL-TV&nbsp;has reported</a>&nbsp;that the <a href="http://www.thekreweofzeus.com/" target="_blank">Krewe&nbsp;of Zeus</a> has canceled its Lundi Gras parade.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:11:43 +0000 Jason Saul 28175 at http://wwno.org Harvey Man Convicted of Molesting Young Girls http://wwno.org/post/harvey-man-convicted-molesting-young-girls <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Harvey man who served as deacon at a New Orleans church has been convicted of sexually abusing girls as young as 4 years old.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Jefferson Parish prosecutors say his victims include a woman when she was a child and her two daughters more than decade later.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 03:26:51 +0000 The Associated Press 26928 at http://wwno.org I-10 Lanes to Close in Jefferson Parish http://wwno.org/post/i-10-lanes-close-jefferson-parish <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Work to reset concrete barrier walls along Interstate 10 in Jefferson Parish will cause periodic lane closures Sunday and Monday.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 22:40:50 +0000 The Associated Press 26385 at http://wwno.org