Latest Metairie News

For people with disabilities, few good options amid disaster

Sep. 26, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was four days after Hurricane Ida, and Grace Hollins worried her son couldn’t take one more day in the heat. Carl, 28, has severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. His seizures are aggravated by the heat, and Hollins had just one...

Alleged shooter surrenders in death at Louisiana gas station

Sep. 04, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man wanted in the shooting death of another man during a dispute in a line at a gas station in suburban New Orleans is in custody, authorities confirmed Saturday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said Walter Sippio, 20, of New Orleans...

Suspect sought in deadly shooting at gas line after Ida

Sep. 03, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities searched Friday for a man who shot another man to death as they both waited to fill up at a gas station in suburban New Orleans. The shooter fled the Chevron station in Metairie and remained at large, the Jefferson Parish...

Louisiana deputy fatally shoots woman who dragged colleague

Sep. 02, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana deputy shot and killed a woman who dragged another deputy with her car after yelling racist slurs at workers repairing a water main, authorities said. Capt. Jason Rivarde, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, said...

Man ruled competent for trial in 2020 death of his mother

Aug. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man from the New Orleans suburb of Metairie has been found mentally competent to stand trial in the 2020 death of his mother. The Times-Picayune 'The New Orleans Advocate reports that court records in Jefferson Parish show Darius Sims was found...

New coach Green sees Pelicans primed to ascend as Suns have

Jul. 27, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Pelicans coach Willie Green sees New Orleans as a team on the cusp of contending — a conclusion he explains by referencing his past two years with the Phoenix Suns. “This situation actually reminds me a lot of Phoenix,” Green said during...