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Cooper proposes $25.565 million budget for Covington in 2019
Cooper's 2019 proposal calls for an operating budget of $18.306 million, $6.431 million for capital expenditures and $827,179 for debt service.
Man sentenced to life in prison for breaking into woman's Mandeville home, raping her
According to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office, 26-year-old Ronald Moore was sentenced to life in prison on a first-degree rape charge and was sentenced to 15 years for an aggravated burglary charge, with the sentences to serve concurrently.
10 fun things to do in St. Tammany Parish this weekend (Sept. 21-23)
Below, find a listing of 10 fun things to do in Covington, Mandeville, Slidell and beyond for the weekend of Sept. 21-23.
Covington outsources its 911 emergency call service, just down the road
Residents ofCovingtonshould not notice any changes once the city begins outsourcing its emergency calls, starting with itsfire departmentthis month andpolicenext month, city officials said.
St. Tammany, do you know what taxes, constitutional changes you'll vote on in November?
The community meeting, sponsored bySt. Tammany Parish Councilwoman Maureen O'Brien, begins at 6:30 p.m. The address is 21490 Koop Drive.
Louisiana city's police chief to resign
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Top uncommitted recruits in Louisiana for the 2019 class
The state of Louisiana is well-known for producing some of the best football talent in the country on an annual basis, especially when it comes to a per capita perspective. The 2019 recruiting cycle is no different as Louisiana is home to four prospects who are five-star recruits on the industry-gen
Sheriff: U.S. Marshals, JPSO SWAT arrest double murder suspect in River Ridge
According to the Sheriff Joe Lopinto, the U.S. Marshals tracked the suspect to a home in the 300 block of Fillmore Street near River Ridge. The JPSO SWAT team was requested, and deputies surrounded the home.
Woman from Mississippi found dead at truck stop in New Orleans
The store manager, who did not want to be identified, says she received a call from a dispatcher, asking them to conduct a welfare check. They discovered the doors were locked.
Man killed in Hayne Boulevard shooting, New Orleans police say
NOPD initially said the shooting was reported at 1:20 a.m. in the 7200 block of Hayne Boulevard near Sheephead Street (map), which is in the Pines Village area. Later, authorities said the address was in the 4200 block of Hayne, which is in the Pontchartrain Park neighborhood. Authorities didn't imm
Postal workers from Bywater, Carrollton, Elmwood and Slidell indicted for theft of mail, funds
NEW ORLEANS -- Three US Postal Service employees based out of New Orleans were indicted for either stealing funds or stealing mail.According to the US Attorney Peter G Strasser's office, Jacqueline Batiste Francois, Bria Davis and Courtney Duplessis were all indicted on different mail-related crimes
Grace Notes: Around New Orleans, regional public transit finally starting to live up its name
State legislators created the agency in 1979 to serve four metro New Orleans parishes — Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and St. Bernard – but most of the jurisdictions opted out, leaving the RTA to run buses only in New Orleans and Kenner.
St. Tammany moms open 'closet' to students in need
"They might be kids in shelters, or kids sleeping in motels, or kids staying a someone else's house,'' said David Horchar, executive director of Family Promise, a Slidell help organization.
St. Tammany Crab Festival dished up hot crabs under hot, humid skies
The St. Tammany Crab Fest brought tasty crustaceans, classic cars, and a wide variety of music to Slidell's Heritage Park on Sept. 15 and 16.
As U.S. sees gains on poverty, Louisiana continues to lag far behind
Despite the national economic expansion that has lasted for more than a decade and has accelerated in the past year, a lot of people in Louisiana are still struggling. Now, a new release of data by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals just how stark the poverty gap is between the state and the rest of the
Mississippi man kills his family in Jackson home
When they arrived on scene, they found a man in a wheelchair just outside the home, and a firearm was near him.
2-year-old boy dead after allegedly shooting self accidentally
Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office say they were called out to a home in the 18000 block of Murphy Estate Lane in Livingston around 10 a.m. on Monday, September 17 in reference to a gunshot. When deputies arrived, they say they found the boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the f
Four women wanted for stealing iPads, laptops from store
The suspects walked off with more than $5,000 in iPads and laptops, and caused over $3,000 in damages.
Suspended LSU wide receiver Drake Davis arrested again on battery charges
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Suspended LSU wide receiver Drake Davis was booked into jail Saturday on battery charges, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.Davis is being charged with two counts of battery on a dating partner.This is his second arrest since Augustinvolving his ex-girlfrien
Man shot in Harvey on Sunday night, JPSO says
One man said he had been taking the trash out and, within 10 or 15 minutes, started seeing the flashing lights from responding deputies but hadn't heard gunshots.