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Olivia Matte sentenced to 20 years for vehicular homicide

James Blackmond, then 37-years-old, was killed in the March 2017 crash. His brother-in-law was also wounded in the crash.

WWL-TV - 2018-11-15 18:45:20

9 fun things to do in St. Tammany Parish this weekend (Nov. 16-18)

Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest. The local band is one of the acts booked to play the 2nd annual Falaya Fest in Covington on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

NOLA.COM - 2018-11-14 10:28:00

Slidell man shot wife then killed another man after his mom fatally overdosed, police say

Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal said Thursday that a series of three shootings that left two dead a week ago all stemmed from the actions of one person, 29-year-old Joshua Cox, who was fatally wounded by gunfire himself before the night was over.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-11-15 17:19:00

Mandeville man, who stole $1.1M from elderly investors, sentenced to 14 years in federal prison

Ralph Willard Savoie, who previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud, also was ordered Tuesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick to pay $1.1 million-plus in restitution and forfeit another $1.1 million, Fremin said.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-11-14 22:15:00

St. Tammany has high felony conviction rate, but takes too long to charge suspects: MCC report

St. Tammany Parish has continued to maintain high felony conviction rates, besting national averages, under the administrations of Sheriff Randy Smith and District Attorney Warren Montgomery, the Metropolitan Crime Commission said in a report released Wednesday (Nov. 14). Some 63 percent of 2016 fel

NOLA.COM - 2018-11-14 18:00:08

St. Tammany Schools Notes for Nov. 14

ESSAY HONORS: First Baptist Christian School students recently received awards in the St. Tammany Parish Fair Essay Contest. The theme for the contest was "What Does 'Old Glory' Mean to Me?" Burgan Luther, eighth grade, took first place in the junior high division; Rylee Galloway, eighth grade, rece

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-11-14 12:45:00

19-year-old Bogalusa woman killed in crash on LA 10

Bogalusa–At approximately 10:50 PM on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 10 approximately six miles east of LA 62 in Washington Parish.

WGNO.COM - 2018-11-14 12:31:08

Former Sun police officer charged with malfeasance

A St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Tuesday (Nov. 13) charged Jacob Scott Walker, 36, with two counts of malfeasance, the North Shore District Attorney’s Office said.

NOLA.COM - 2018-11-14 14:34:00

Olivia Matte sentenced to 20 years for fatal Causeway Bridge wreck

At the time Matte’s vehicle struck Blackmond’s truck, causing the fatal crash, Matte had a blood-alcohol content of .216, close to three times the legal limit to drive in Louisiana.

WGNO.COM - 2018-11-15 21:34:54

Grand Jury re-indicts man in teen's death on synthetic pot

COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury re-indicted Jamie D. Cooper, 34, of Slidell, Tuesday (Nov. 13) with second degree murder in the death of a teenager found unresponsive in a Covington ditch after smoking synthetic marijuana.


Pine Grove 71-year-old man killed in crash on Interstate 12 in Covington

Michael A. Krause was driving east on Interstate 12 around 10:14 a.m. Monday when he attempted to merge in to another lane, but found another vehicle there, Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight said. Krause swerved and ran off the road.


Report: Hammond High School closed second day in-a-row due to threat

"The principal tells me, airing on the side of safety, they decided to shut down the school. The Tangi Sheriff's Office is investigating & plans to track down & prosecute the perps," Randi Rousseau tweeted.


Covington residents complain of raccoon-infested blighted home

"This house right here," Callahan said, pointing to the blighted property on the street. She says raccoons and opossums are taking over.


Pine Grove man dies after running into large tree along I-12 E

COVINGTON, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Louisiana State Police are investigating after a single vehicle crash claimed the life of 71-year-old Michael Krause of Pine Grove on Monday. According to troopers, the fatal crash occurred on Interstate 12 eastbound near the intersection of US 190 at approximatel


16-year-old HHMS student charged in social media threat

UPDATE - HAMMOND, LA - November 13, 2018 - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of a 16-year-old Hispanic male charged in connection with making social media threats of violence toward Hammond High Magnet School over the past two days.


Folsom Elementary Principal receives key to village

Buy NowFolsom Elementary School Principal Lesa Bodnar received a key to the village on Nov. 12 at the monthly meeting of Folsom's Board of Aldermen. Bodnar, second from right, is pictured on Oct. 15 when Folsom Mayor Lance Willie, center, proclaimed the day Lesa Bodnar Day in the village. Also pictu


Prosecutors abandon murder charge against woman accused in her toddler's killing

However, prosecutors could still bring a new charge against Harris in the future, since there is no statute of limitations on murder in Louisiana.


Covington attorney disbarred over unearned fees, other allegations

Burkart also was ordered to return a client's file, return unearned fees to his clients and pay all costs and expenses in the matter, according to the high court's13-page attorney disciplinary proceeding. The high court's decision follows aLouisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommendationin June


Razor-thin, 5-vote margin prompts recount in election for Slidell-based legislative seat

A five-vote margin in last week's race for the Slidell-based 90th House District seat in the Legislature is prompting a recount of some of the votes cast -- the first recount for the St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court's office since the contentious three-vote victory in the 2010 Mandeville mayor's ra


Four teens arrested after allegedly making threats at schools

Four teens have been arrested and more are being investigated for making alleged threats against middle and high schools across Louisiana. In the last 24 hours, law enforcement responded to calls in Ascension, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, and Grant parishes.