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  • Kenner gets grant to armor emergency center

    October 18, 2014 1:19 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner has been awarded a state grant of more than $370,000 to install protective measures at its emergency operations center. Mayor Michael Yenni says the grant is coming from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Kenner will contribute a 25 percent match to... more »
  • Popeyes Singing Drive Thru Play Video

    March 21, 2014 7:43 AM

    Admit it, going through a fast food drive thru is usually a pain. Well in Kenner, a New Orleans suburb, there's one that people go out of their way to go to! And it's all because of the special skills of the woman who takes the orders. Check out... more »
  • Artificial reef to be built in Kenner

    January 31, 2014 8:33 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - An artificial reef, designed to attract fish and promote fishing in Kenner's Laketown, will be built in Lake Pontchartrain on the west side of the Williams Boulevard fishing pier. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the pier.... more »
  • Kenner offices closing for Christmas, New Year

    December 20, 2013 8:11 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Officials in Kenner say city offices and the brake tag station will be closed Monday through Wednesday for the Christmas holiday and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year holiday. There will be no garbage pickup on Christmas or New Year's Day. Garbage routes... more »
  • 1 ticket wins Lotto jackpot Saturday

    November 25, 2013 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Lottery officials say one ticket won the $475,000 jackpot in Saturday's Louisiana Lotto drawing. It was purchased in Kenner. There were no jackpot winners sold in Louisiana for the multistate Powerball jackpot or the Easy 5 drawing. The multistate Powerball jackpot goes to an... more »
  • Man shot to death in Kenner

    August 26, 2013 9:05 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead. Sgt. Brian McGregor says police responded to a call of gunshots and a man down Sunday morning in the 1900 block of Roosevelt Boulevard. McGregor says 24-year-old Derrick Garner was pronounced dead on arrival at... more »
  • Kenner Doctor Arrested, Accused of Medicaid Fraud

    July 28, 2012 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a medical clinic in Kenner has been booked with two counts of Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday that 78-year-old Dr. George A. Farber Sr. surrendered to his office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Thursday and was booked into the... more »
  • Kenner supermarket employees get back pay

    February 9, 2012 10:41 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner supermarket owners have paid nearly $65,000 in back wages to 18 current and former employees following a Labor Department investigation. The department said Wednesday that the owners of Celina's International Supermarket LLC and Kenner Supermarket Inc. also have agreed to properly maintain payroll records. The... more »
  • Kenner PD warns about pre-recorded phone scam

    February 3, 2012 8:59 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Some Kenner residents received pre-recorded telephone calls this week indicating that a family member was arrested or involved in a serious accident. It was a scam, according to the Kenner Police Department. A spokesman for the department said Thursday the calls are apparently an attempt to... more »
  • Kenner gets 3 mobile message boards

    January 25, 2012 9:38 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The city of Kenner says it has acquired three mobile message boards at no cost to city taxpayers. The city says such boards are primarily used for alerting motorists to construction zones, but also can be used during hurricane evacuations, for missing children alerts, crowd control... more »
  • Kenner police identify murder victim

    December 12, 2011 4:21 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner police have identified a 37-year-old resident killed as he sat in a car parked outside a public housing complex. Police say Craig Scott was killed early Sunday. The Times-Picayune reports ( ) an autopsy shows he died of multiple distant-range gunshot wounds. Police say they... more »
  • Car vs Fire Station

    December 26, 2010 11:58 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner Fire Chief John Hellmers says a driver crashed a car into the front of a fire station on Christmas, and was injured when his head went through the windshield. Kenner police say 29-year-old Mario Perez, no local address, was treated at a hospital and then... more »
  • Kenner Police Investigate Suspect's Drowning

    November 14, 2010 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Kenner Police Department is investigating the drowning death of a suspected shoplifter. A police report said the suspect was being chased by officers Saturday when he jumped into the Duncan Canal. The man was trapped between officers on either side waiting to apprehend him, and... more »
  • Former Kenner Police Chief Sal Lentini dies

    October 29, 2010 9:44 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Salvador J. Lentini, who served 28 years as Kenner's police chief, has died after a long illness. A spokesman for the City of Kenner, Emile LaFourcade, says Lentini died Thursday at Canon Hospice. He was 87. Kenner's current police chief, Steven Caraway, worked under Lentini for... more »
  • Kenner Marine Funeral Set for Wednesday

    September 7, 2010 12:13 PM

    A Kenner Marine Killed in Afghanistan will be buried this week. Sgt. Joseph Bovia, 24, died August 31 in a shootout in Marjah. He had served two tours of duty in Iraq, before volunteering for this latest mission in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd... more »

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