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Marrero is located in the Jefferson Parish in southeastern Louisiana, along the west bank of the Mississippi. It is 10 miles from downtown New Orleans-only a 15-minute drive across the Mississippi. The Jefferson Parish is sometimes referred to as "Greater New Orleans," as it includes several suburbs of the city, including Marrero. The Barataria Preserve, part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, features the natural and cultural history of the area. It has several trails and canoe tours through bottomland hardwood forests, swamps and marsh.

Population: 36165
Local Newspapers: The Daily Iberian
Local Sports Teams: New Orleans Saints New Orleans Pelicans
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Zip Codes associated with marrero, louisiana: 70072
Towns/Cities near marrero, louisiana : Timberlane Terrytown Harvey Gretna Westwego New Orleans Jefferson

Marrero News
Where did Jefferson Parish shoppers spend $37 million in February?

File photo - New restaurants and trendy shopping at the Elmwood Center in Elmwood on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Photo by Chris Granger, Shoppers in Jefferson Parish pumped nearly $37 million dollars into parish coffers in February, according to the most recent sales tax collection report from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office .

Teen retailer Rue 21 closing 14 Louisiana stores; 400 nationwide

Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing 14 Louisiana stores among 400 it will shutter nationwide as it focuses more on its online business. Of Rue21's 34 Louisiana stores, the 14 that are closing include the Siegen Lane Marketplace location in Baton Rouge, along with locations in Kenner, Covington, Harvey, Laplace, Luling, Marrero, Thibodaux, Abbeville, Bastrop, Natchitoches, Pineville and two in Shreveport.

Don't miss these events in the New Orleans area

Beads, bunnies and bonnets, oh my, as float riders in the 33rd annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade toss favors to the crowd in 2016. This year's event starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Omni Hotel in New Orleans.

'Everybody is hurting right now': Gretna murder spurs call to action by police, NAACP

Delona Allen on Tuesday spoke at an NAACP ceremony held to honor the Gretna Police Department for its role in arresting two males accused of fatally shooting her son, Ethan Allen, in 2016. The Gretna Police Department and members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People gathered in Jefferson Parish Tuesday to call for better relations between the community and law enforcement, and to recognize police for their efforts to make arrests in a recent Gretna murder.

Shrimpers busted with nets out way before season: LDWF

Due to the unseasonably warm winter and spring, brown shrimp have grown quickly in Louisiana's marshes, and some shrimpers have been trying to get a jump on their competition. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents say they busted two shrimpers Saturday who were using skimmer nets in English Bay near Buras even though the inshore season won't open for several more weeks.

Grand jury charges man with shooting death of Marrero 10-month-old

A Jefferson Parish grand jury charged a Harvey man with second-degree murder in the death of Xy'Ahir Davis, the 10-month-old boy fatally shot in a December home invasion . Jonathan Manuel, 27, was also charged Thursday with attempted second-degree murder and two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to Jefferson Parish court records.

Louisiana's most famous wildflower puts on a spring show. Where to see irises in bloom

The giant blue Louisiana irises are in full bloom down in Jean Lafitte National Park's Barataria Preserve, just in time for events celebrating Louisiana's most famous wildflower. While the number of irises blooming in the park is down from pre-Katrina days, park ranger Kristy Wallisch said the plants seem to be making a comeback.

Pete Fountain's Musee Conti wax figure finds home in Jazz Museum exhibit

After New Orleans legend Pete Fountain died Aug. 6, 2016, David Kunian began looking for the right way to pay homage to all that the world-renowned clarinetist gave to the city of his birth. Luckily, Kunian, who's the curator of music for the Louisiana State Museum, had an exhibition coming down at just the right time.

George Rodrigue Foundation art contest awards $46,000 in scholarships

Renowned Louisiana artist, the late George Rodrigue, failed in the only two art contests he entered in his youth. In the first, according to Wendy Rodrigue's book "The Other Side of Painting," then 9-year-old Rodrigue lost to a cheating classmate in a 1954 contest held by a Sears Roebuck Catalogue Store in New Iberia.

'LaPolitics': Loan program for Louisiana films floated

As Republican lawmakers and conservative groups like Americans for Prosperity lobby for an end to Louisiana's $180 million film tax credit program, some industry players are looking into ways to enhance it and possibly introduce a new reform. Will French, president of Film Production Capital LLC in New Orleans, is heading up an effort to create a special loan program that would move incentive money away from the big studios and into the hands of Louisiana companies.

Covington pedestrian killed by drug-impaired driver, police say

A 56-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in Covington by a man suspected of driving under the influence of narcotics. Joseph Foreman was hit Thursday night as he tried to cross U.S. 190 at East 35th Avenue , near the northern end of the city, police said.

Jefferson Parish Housing Authority hires executive director

A sign directs people to the office of the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority's Westbank Community Center in Marrero Thursday, December 1, 2016. . The housing authority oversees 200 apartments in Marrero and 4,800 subsidized rental properties as part of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly known as Section 8. The housing board has been in disarray for months with members so at odds with one another that they ceased holding regular public meetings for several months.

Review: New works at St. Claude Avenue galleries

My cousin, who has lived most of her life in the French Quarter, says she never crosses the river because "there's nothin' but weirdos over there." But I have always liked West Bankers' spirit, and Dan Tague, who curated this State of Fear show at Barrister's Gallery, is a proud son of Marrero.

Tip leads to arrest on 100 counts of child pornography: JPSO

Phillip Sampey, of Marrero, was booked with 100 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles, according to an arrest report. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics detectives responding to a Crimestoppers complaint about drugs discovered 100 sexually explicit images of young children on the cell phone of a suspect, according to an arrest report.

Man wanted in fatal shooting of ex-wife's boyfriend

Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his ex-wife's boyfriend in Marrero. Media outlets report the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office says in a news release that 55-year-old Dionicio Ibarra is wanted for second-degree murder in death of 34-year-old Isauro Guerrero.

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