west bank http://wwno.org en Sterling Farms Grocery Store In Marrero Closing http://wwno.org/post/sterling-farms-grocery-store-marrero-closing <p>The Sterling Farms grocery store in Marrero co-owned by actor Wendell Pierce is closing just one year after opening, the Times-Picayune reports.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Best-known for his roles in the cable TV series </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wire</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Treme</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Pierce has said that one of his most important goals with opening the market was to place fresh produce in urban “food deserts” where it was not otherwise available.</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 23:22:50 +0000 Janaya Williams 59858 at http://wwno.org JPSO: 2 Men Shot Dozens Of Vehicle Windows http://wwno.org/post/jpso-2-men-shot-dozens-vehicle-windows <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Sheriff's detectives have charged two men with shooting out windows of at least 166 vehicles in Jefferson Parish.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 04:14:53 +0000 The Associated Press 50893 at http://wwno.org St. Charles West Bank Levee Gets Final Approval http://wwno.org/post/st-charles-west-bank-levee-gets-final-approval <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Army Corps of Engineers has approved the third and final phase of the St. Charles west bank hurricane levee, which means all three phases of the levee project have corps approval to move toward construction.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:57:16 +0000 The Associated Press 31076 at http://wwno.org $8M Expansion Under Way at Shopping Center http://wwno.org/post/8m-expansion-under-way-shopping-center <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Three new businesses are setting up shop at Westside North Shopping Center in Gretna, which has been undergoing an $8 million expansion made possible by the city's acquisition of a street for the project.</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 20:17:19 +0000 The Associated Press 25128 at http://wwno.org Corps awards $14.7M drainage contract http://wwno.org/post/corps-awards-147m-drainage-contract <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to improve drainage at the Trapp Canal on the west bank of Jefferson Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Corps officials say the project, which is part of the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project, will reduce the risk of damage from a 1-in-10-years rainfall.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:24:59 +0000 The Associated Press 19785 at http://wwno.org Marrero man booked in funeral home worker's death http://wwno.org/post/marrero-man-booked-funeral-home-workers-death <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder in the death of a funeral home employee whose decomposing body was found in the apartment where he lived in the funeral home.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:03:23 +0000 The Associated Press 19472 at http://wwno.org Jeff company wins drainage contract http://wwno.org/post/jeff-company-wins-drainage-contract <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $18.6 million contract for drainage construction in the Industrial Canal area on Jefferson Parish&#39;s west bank.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:00:34 +0000 The Associated Press 15764 at http://wwno.org Corps of Engineers: Problems in West Bank levee http://wwno.org/post/corps-engineers-problems-west-bank-levee <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An Army Corps of Engineers report has found debris buried in a levee built after Hurricane Katrina.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The levee protects the densely populated suburban West Bank neighborhoods across the Mississippi River from the main portion of the city.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:49:29 +0000 CAIN BURDEAU | The Associated Press 15599 at http://wwno.org