Joe Lopinto

David Blake
March 26, 2018 - 1:42 pm
Newly elected Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto is going full speed ahead after his victory. It won't be long before he faces another election. That election comes up in just 18 month. Lopinto told WWL-TV he's taking a firm position on that. ''If I do my job right, the citizens of Jefferson...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 24, 2018 - 9:17 pm
Joe Lopinto will be the sheriff of Jefferson Parish, fulfilling the unfinished term of Newell Normand. Lopinto won 52% of the votes. He defeats longtime sheriff's office spokesman John Fortunato. Listen to Lopinto's victory speech: Lopinto Victory Speech.mp3 (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors...
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David Blake
March 23, 2018 - 2:00 pm
After months of tough campaigning, it all comes to a head tomorrow in Jefferson Parish in that heated race for Sheriff. How close is it? It may be a photo finish says WWL TV political analyst Clancy DuBos. ''I wouldn't dare to predict who is going to win this race, I think you could flip a coin, it...
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Jim Hanzo
March 23, 2018 - 8:31 am
Tomorrow, Jefferson Parish voters will elect a new sheriff between John Fortunato and Joe Lopinto. The polls open at 7am and close at 8 p.m. Registrar of Voters Dennis DiMarco expects the turnout to be around 30 percent. He's hoping the good weather helps. Registrar of Voters in Jefferson Parish,...
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Chris Miller
March 19, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Calling it an honest mistake, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto failed to disclose more than $37,000 in earnings as a state lawmaker in 2014, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Lopinto's opponent in this Saturday's special election for Jefferson Parish Sheriff, John Fortunato, called it a...
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Chris Miller
March 14, 2018 - 5:21 pm
The son of a Marrero woman found dead in New Orleans East last fall now faces a murder charge. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says deputies arrested 44-year-old Byron Montgomery in the death of 63-year-old Patricia Davis. "He's been charged with one count of second degree murder," said Sheriff Joe Lopinto...
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Chris Miller
March 14, 2018 - 8:07 am
Could the parish president in Jefferson influence the sheriff's race, even without endorsing a candidate? Mike Yenni may have survived a recall effort, but allegations of a sexting relationship with a teenager may have left a permanent mark on him politically. In recent days, sheriff candidates Joe...
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Chris Miller
March 13, 2018 - 11:43 am
A new poll shows a tight race for sheriff in Jefferson Parish, with Joe Lopinto leading John Fortunato 41 to 39 percent. JMC Analytics did the survey for local real estate developer Henry Shane. They polled 880 voters Saturday. Lopinto's lead is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3...
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Chris Miller
February 26, 2018 - 3:42 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto this afternoon announced deputies arrested 26-year-old Sean Ulbrich of Belle Chasse in a burglary and armed robbery at a Terrytown fire station. "At approximately 2:20 am on February 8, 2018, Ulbrich entered the fire station and removed a number of tools and...
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February 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
A River Ridge veterinarian accused of shooting her neighbor's dog because of it's excessive barking has now been formally charged by the Jefferson Parish D.A.'s office, according to the New Orleans Advocate. 35-year-old Kelly Folse is accused of shooting the 15-month-old dog, named Bruizer, on...
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