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Metairie, Louisiana is a suburb of New Orleans. Located in Jefferson Parish, the city is located along the edge of Lake Pontchartrain. The city's name was derived from the French word for a tenant farm that paid the landlord with a share of the crop's harvest. This type of farming, known as sharecropping, was the major type of farming in the area from the 1760s up through the 1930s.

Population: 146136
Local Newspapers: City Business Times-Picayune
Local Sports Teams: New Orleans Zephyrs New Orleans Saints & Pelicans
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Zip Codes associated with metairie, louisiana: 70001 70002 70003 70005 70006
Towns/Cities near metairie, louisiana : Jefferson New Orleans Kenner River Ridge Harahan Bridge City

Metairie News
Woman accused of abandoning 2 toddlers with babysitter

A 20-year-old New Orleans-area woman has been accused of abandoning her two toddlers with a babysitter she had found through Facebook. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glen Boyd says deputies reached Mariah Lebouef of Kenner after the babysitter called Sunday, saying Lebouef had been gone six days and wasn't answering her phone.

J-Lo dishes to Ellen about her first date with A-Rod

Jennifer Lopez reveals she made the first move after spotting Alex Rodriguez at lunch... but insists she didn't sleep with him on first date Jennifer Lopez swung by The Ellen DeGeneres Show and spilled the details about how she'd first kicked off her current romance with Alex Rodriguez. J-Lo had spotted A-Rod while having lunch out - a Cobb salad and tortilla soup - and 'for some reason, I just felt like tapping him on the shoulder and saying: "Hi."

Governor's bid for major changes in teacher evaluations sparking pushback

Louisiana's 2010 overhaul of annual teacher evaluations was touted as a way to provide a meaningful snapshot of teacher effectiveness and improve student performance in the classroom. But Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to make sweeping changes in the yearly reviews, leading to charges that his office is breaking a deal brokered last year when the annual checks were tweaked.

Lawmaker proposes redirecting some Convention Center taxes to New Orleans roads

A state representative is proposing to redirect about $16 million a year in taxes away from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to an independent board that would spend the money on fixing streets in New Orleans. The proposal, by state Rep. Stephanie Hilferty, would take the revenue from two existing taxes away from the center.

Louisiana Legislature after two weeks: More talk than action

Spectators watching the public meetings of the Louisiana Legislature since lawmakers began their work two weeks ago might be tempted to ask why very little seems to be happening. Few measures have gotten votes so far in the two-month legislative session , and almost all the money bills at the core of the session's budget debate remain in the committees where they were assigned for their first hearings.

Man shot in Metairie on Saturday, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said a man shot in the 1400 block of South Dilton Street in Metairie received non-life-threatening injuries on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said the man's injuries were non-life threatening.

Delgado vice chancellor of institutional advancement talks workforce development at WBIA meeting

Stanton McNeely, vice chancellor of Delgado Community College, shares new workforce development information with the Westbank Business and Industry Association at the monthly luncheon at Boomtown. Charlie Frederick, president of the Westbank Business and Industry Association , welcomed members to the monthly luncheon and the big topic of the meeting was workforce development.

Why drive? Speckled trout are in your backyard

Capt. Ty Hibbs fishes the Delacroix marsh for work, but he fishes the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain for fun. Lately, he's been having a lot of fun.

A new chapter of 'who done it' authors form New Orleans sisterhood

There's a new crime fighter in town, I mean crime writer. In fact, a whole bunch of them and Belle Chasse's Jaimie Bergeron is one of them.

Marrero man accused of robbing former coworker at gunpoint after losing job

Brian Matthews, 34, was booked into the Jefferson Parish jail with armed robbery in the incident, which occurred at about 7 a.m. Thursday in the 3200 block of Ridgelake Drive in Metairie, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. A 34-year-old Marrero man who was fired from his job is accused of hitting a former coworker Thursday morning and then robbing him of his phone, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Hearing for man accused of killing Metairie father, son draws emotional testimony

"I understand that he's convicted of it, but when I talk to him or in a room alone with him, I can't imagine that he did this," defense attorney Jerome Matthews said of his client, Dexter Allen. Allen is convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and 19 counts of simple burglary.

Hispanic Chamber to host 'Day of Empowerment' with female speakers

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana will present the 2017 Women's Symposium entitled "Day of Empowerment" on Thursday, May 4, from 1 to 6.30 p.m., at the Sheraton Metairie Hotel, located at 4 Galleria Blvd., in Metairie. Speaking at the Symposium will be Angela O'Byrne, president of Perez, APC, a 75-year-old international "design-build-develop" architecture firm headquartered in New Orleans; Angelica Garcia-Dunn, President and CEO of AIM Global Logistics and Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans.

Celebrity Chef Ryan Rondeno Launches New Collection of Spices

Celebrity Chef Ryan Rondeno launched his new line of Spice Rubs during the winter of 2016. The 'Ryan Rondeno Spice Collection' includes 3 exciting flavors - Nola Creole, Citrus Herb, & Ancho-Chile Barbeque.

Lake Pontchartrain anglers busted way over speckled trout limit: LDWF

Complaints about anglers catching over the limit of speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain led Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents to bust four men in two separate cases Monday, the agency reported Wednesday. Agents say they stopped a boat occupied by Arthur Borchgrevink, 71, of Metairie, and Rudy Mirandone Jr., 73, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., and found them in possession of 43 speckled trout.

'Citizens' town hall' takes another dig at Sen. John Neely Kennedy

The questions fell like hail on the impassive white face of a cardboard cutout meant to represent Sen. John Neely Kennedy, who was not present for a "citizen's town hall" hosted April 19 at First Unitarian Universalist Church by the New Orleans and Metairie chapters of progressive organization Indivisible. At the event, which was meant to spotlight a perceived lack of responsiveness from the Louisiana freshman senator's office, speakers took the mic to pose inquiries to the mock Kennedy, who rested opaquely in a cardboard "office" reminiscent of Lucy's psychiatric clinic in the "Charlie Brown" comics.

Dexter Allen to be sentenced Thursday in murders of Metairie father and son

Dexter Allen is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for the murders of David and Nicholas Pence, almost three years to the day when authorities say Allen gunned down father and son in the living room of their Metairie home. But Allen's attorney filed a priority writ with the Louisiana Supreme Court Wednesday asking to delay sentencing as he seeks money for a comprehensive investigation into Allen's background before a judge renders a final decision on punishment.

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