Main Streets
12:51 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Kenner Has High Hopes For Rivertown

Kenner's efforts to turn its Rivertown district into a focal point for development are getting a boost after the area received an official Main Street designation from the state.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the designation formally places Rivertown among several dozen areas in Louisiana that are part of the national Main Street program, aimed at promoting and reinvigorating urban corridors.

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7:00 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Venezuelans Endure Long Journey, Bad Weather To Vote In Election

Ingrid and Fernando Yurdanet of Miami wave their Venezuelan flag at the voting center in Kenner.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Venezuelans determined to vote in presidential election.

Although most Venezuelans living in the United States reside near Miami, they had to make the nearly 900-mile trek to New Orleans to cast a vote in an election to replace the late President Hugo Chavez. The journey and wet reception didn’t dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm.

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9:00 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Venezuelan Voters Gathering For Election

Venezuelan voters throughout the southern United States set to cast ballots outside New Orleans.

Thousands of Venezuelan citizens living in the southern United States are gathering outside New Orleans to vote in their presidential election. The contest will decide the successor to the late Hugo Chavez, who died last month.

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7:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Venezuelans Head To Kenner To Cast Presidential Ballot

Thousands of Venezuelan citizens from throughout the South voted in their presidential election at the Convention Center in New Orleans last October.
Erin Krall WWNO

Venezuelans living in US can vote for president of their country on Sunday.

Thousands of Venezuelan citizens living in the southern United States are heading to Kenner this weekend. They’ll be casting ballots in their country’s presidential election.

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9:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Crime Down 4 Percent in Kenner Last Year

Major crime in Kenner dipped by 4 percent in 2012. That's according to statistics released Monday by Kenner police officials.

The city saw decreases in six of the seven categories when compared with 2011.

Police Chief Steve Caraway tells The Times-Picayune the only crime category to record an increase was rape, up by two with a total of 12 sexual assaults reported last year.

3:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Kenner's Katrina-Battered Streets to be Repaired

Kenner streets damaged during Hurricane Katrina will be repaired in a $26.7 million project set to start in spring.

The Times-Picayune reports that the work is federally financed. The damage was caused by flooding and also by heavy equipment deployed to collect debris after the August 2005 storm.

Among thoroughfares in the repair plan are Joe Yenni and Chateau boulevards, Vintage and Loyola drives, West Esplanade Avenue, Williams Boulevard, West Metairie Avenue and Roosevelt Drive.

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9:26 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

State Trooper Hurt in I-10 Crash

A Louisiana State Police lieutenant was injured while getting out of his marked SUV on Interstate 10.

Trooper Melissa Matey says Lt. Robert Hodges was struck Saturday when a driver swerved onto the right shoulder in an apparent effort to avoid upcoming slowed traffic.

Hodges is being treated at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Matey says 20-year-old McCaskill, of Donaldsonville, was driving a car in the left lane of the highway. Troopers say traffic in front of McCaskill began to slow down, and he swerved into the right lane and right shoulder.

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3:33 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Kenner Restarts Recycling Program

Kenner officials say two locations are now available for residents to drop off recyclable materials.

Kenner suspended its recycling program after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.

The city and contractor Ramelli Waste have set up collection locations on Vintage Drive and at the City Hall.

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3:49 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Man Killed Crossing Airline Highway

State police say a 45-year-old pedestrian was killed on Airline Highway in Kenner.

Troopers say Chris Robertson of Kenner was attempting to cross the road around 9 p.m. Monday when he was struck by an SUV.

Robertson was taken to a New Orleans hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Kenner Police
10:57 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Man allegedly asked cop to find his marijuana

Police in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner say a traffic stop led to two arrests after a passenger allegedly asked an officer to find some marijuana he had dropped on a levee bank.

The Times-Picayune says 18-year-old driver Chad Nicholson of Reserve and 21-year-old Jason Ray Sr. of LaPlace were booked on marijuana charges.

Police said the car smelled of marijuana when they stopped it Aug. 27 near businesses that closed ahead of Hurricane Isaac.