Breaking News from Covington LA

Find the latest Covington LA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Long-awaited improvements coming to Covington’s Bogue Falaya park

A project to reshape Covington’s Bogue Falaya Wayside Park, which has offered residents and visitors access to the namesake river for more than a century, will begin soon with construction of a new canoe and kayak launch, among other features .


Tammany Scene: West St. Tammany chamber installs officers

Several hundred people gathered to celebrate the success of business and the community growth in western St. Tammany Parish during a recent sold-out event at Tchefuncte Country Club in Covington.


Ponchatoula man arrested on numerous felony charges

HAMMOND, LA --- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following arrest. On January 15 of this year,Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Detective Nathaniel Cooper along with multiple uniformed patrol deputies assisted Canadian National Agent Josh Fletcher in the area of Crapanzano Road


Louisiana vs. Tennessee: Country Singer Dylan Scott Settles the Great BBQ Debate

PEOPLE Now airs live, Monday through Friday, from the Meredith offices in New York City. Catch PEOPLE Now every weekday at 12:00 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on People.com or on the PeopleTV app on your favorite streaming device. Want even more? Check out clips from previous episodes of PEOPLE Now.


Artscape: Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs with LPO in Covington

Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s passion for the cello began with a piece of music: Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor. “I listened to a recording of it by Jacqueline du Pré, who’s my all-time favorite cellist. That’s what kind of inspired me to practice when I was young. I loved listening to that and wanted to


Nanette Krentel remembered; North Shore slaying unsolved after 18-months

Holding small white candles and bracing against the low-40s cold, the sister of Nanette Krentel and a group of friends and supporters gathered Monday night (Jan. 14) outside the St. Tammany Parish courthouse in Covington.


Suspect has unlikely story of how 11-year-old had his baby

A 33-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl claims it was all the work of a piece of cloth. Robert Cronin of Niskayuna, N.Y., pleaded not guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child on Wednesday—the same day he told WTEN‘s Anya Tucker that the girl became pregnant


Dan Curtis learning on the go as Abita Springs' new mayor

Less than 48 hours after officially becoming mayor of Abita Springs, Dan Curtis found himself at Town Hall after hours. That's not unexpected while learning the ropes at a new job. What is surprising, however, is why Curtis was there. He wasn’t at his desk handling the volumes of paperwork that come


Donate to Coats for Kids with Sharon Green’s State Farm Agency

Hank is speaking with Sharon Green from Sharon Green's State Farm Agency (391 Gause Blvd W, Slidell, LA 70460) about donating coats for the kids who need it most as a part of our annual Coats for Kids program which ends this week (January 20th).


Schools Superintendent Trey Folse honored by chamber

The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce presented St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Superintendent Trey Folse with the Community Leader Award during the chamber's annual officers' installation and awards ceremony held recently at Tchefuncta Covington Club.


Girl Scouts of Louisiana kick-off cookie season with ribbon cutting

Samoas? Tag-alongs? Thin mints? Take your pick. To the delight of many, Girl Scout cookie season officially opens today with a ribbon cutting at the Girl Scouts of Louisiana headquarters in Lafayette.


Saints parties and 11 other fun things to do in St. Tammany this weekend (Jan. 18-20)

New Orleans Saints fan Larry Rolling and other fans celebrate after the Saints beat the Eagles 20-14 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)


Hunt for missing St. Tammany teenager leads to discovery of human trafficking ring in Florida

Janine Pierce was frantic when a member of the Waldheim United Methodist Church youth group went missing in May — a day after Pierce, the Covington church's youth director, had dropped him off at his home in Bush.


St. Tammany Parish School Board welcomes seven new members; officers elected for 2019

Seven new members of the St. Tammany Parish School Board cast their first votes shortly after being sworn in Thursday evening at the C.J. Schoen Building in Covington. It was the largest turnover in some time to the 15-person board that sets policy for the parish’s 55 schools, 39,000 students and 5,


St. Tammany Parish homicides cut in half in 2018 after record number of killings in 2017

After a record-breaking number of homicides in St. Tammany Parish in 2017, statistics recently released by local police agencies show that violent crime trended downward in 2018.


State Police Commission probes whether two of its members made improper political campaign donations

The Louisiana State Police Commission is looking into allegations two commissioners made prohibited campaign contributions during their time on the board, the same behavior that cost their predecessors positions the commission.


Covington Mayor Mike Cooper jumps into St. Tammany president’s race

Covington Mayor Mike Cooper has formally announced he will run for St. Tammany Parish president in October, making official what has been talked about for a year in North Shore political circles and marking a challenge to incumbent Pat Brister, who will seek a third term.


Social services worker punched, verbally abused 13-year-old boy, family says

A New Orleans family says that a representative from a social work agency punched and berated a 13-year-old boy, in an altercation caught on video. The family filed a complaint with the Louisiana Department of Health, brought the matter to New Orleans Police and plans to file a lawsuit, according to


Girls Scouts prepare for cookie season

DENHAM SPRINGS — Once again it’s that time of year when lovers of sweets can forget about their almost depleted stash of Christmas cookies and look forward to the rapidly approaching Girl Scout cookie season.


Louisiana schools unsafe for LGBT students, education group report says

A vast majority of LGBT students at middle and high schools in Louisiana regularly hear homophobic and transphobic remarks on campus, according to a report recently released by the national education organization GLSEN.