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$36 million I-12 plan pitched in St. Tammany Parish
The parish this week applied for a federal BUILD grant, which would be directed to additional I-12 lanes between Louisiana 21 and U.S. 190 in the Covington area. The federal grant would cover $25 million. The parish has committed $7.2 million in matching funds and the state more than $3 million, par
La. state police pick up the pieces in trooper-involved shooting
According to Colonel Kevin Reeves, troopers were dispatched to serve a federal arrest warrant to 22-year-old Devon Deshon Thomas of Broken Arrow Oklahoma, at an unspecified address on Reine Ave.
State trooper shoots at knife-wielding suspect in Slidell
Devon Deshon Thomas, 22, of Broken Arrow, was not hit by gunfire, though he did suffer minor injuries, according to Trooper Dustin Dwight, spokesman for the State Police.
Woman linked to theft of kids' clothes from Covington store
Shabrelle Deanne Gay, 29, of Oklahoma City, is accused of stealing several hundred dollars' worth of children's clothing on July 9, theSt. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Officereported Tuesday (July 17).
St. Tammany deputy returns to work but still recovering from gunshot
COVINGTON, LA —Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announced the return of Deputy Justin Nail to the department. on Easter Sunday, Nail was shot following a car chase.
Hammond police seek chair stolen from grave at cemetery
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Police seize massive stockpile of Fentanyl at Ponchatoula house
Over 750 sublingual Fentanyl pumps and about 11 thermal Fentanyl patches were confiscated after a joint effort between the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Hammond Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Man arrested after several packages of Fentanyl found in Tangipahoa Parish home
The second man, identified as 32-year-old Daniel McCann, had packages of the Fentanyl in his bedroom. McCann denied owning the packages, and the prescription owner said McCann in no way had permission to take this medication.
29 arrested in St. Tammany for meth, heroin, guns
The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force is made up of detectives from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Mandeville Police Department, and Slidell Police Department and has focused on the areas of Pearl River, Hickory, and Talisheek.
AP News - El Paso Mexican Grill must pay $654,000 in back wages
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — A chain of Mexican restaurants has been ordered to pay $654,000 in back wages to employees in Louisiana and Florida.
Louisiana sheriff: 29 people arrested in meth investigations
The sheriff's office says that since March, it opened investigations in the Pearl River, Hickory and Talisheek areas. It also says that police departments in Mandeville and Slidell were involved in the arrests.
Latest news conference on jaguar escape at New Orleans zoo
During the news conference, officials said they now believe the male jaguar, Valerio, chewed through the fence, escaping through a hole.
Suspect arrested in Hammond-area shooting, robbery
Investigators took Herman Cortez, 23, of Hammond, into custody on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release Tuesday (July 17).
Covington pondering short term rental regulations
City Councilman Rick Smith, who introduced the ordinance, said the city currently has no laws to regulate short term rentals. "Right now, it's just anything goes," he said.
Audubon Zoo officials to give updates after jaguar escape over weekend
Staff were able to sedate the jaguar, but not before it attacked nine animals at the zoo. Five alpacas, three foxes and an emu were killed, officials said.
Old Mandeville: Lakefront resort town turned sleepy suburb, in 67 vintage photos
Over the course of its 184 years,Mandevillehas progressed from plantation home (of Bernard Xavier de Marigny de Mandeville), to lakefront resort town (for well-heeled New Orleanians), to bedroom community (for North Shore commuters), to "a waterfront and water-oriented community ... amid a lush cano
Stolen truck crashes into cars in Slidell; 1 arrested, 1 sought: police
One person was arrested Monday night (July 16, 2018) and another was being sought after they crashed a stolen truck into multiple cars at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Slidell, police said. (Slidell Police Department)
Up From the Ashes: Devastating House Fire Gives Rise to New Music, New Life for Showers Family Singers
HAMMOND, Louisiana – Hammond is a postcard, picture-perfect Louisiana town with a population of about 20,000 people. And members of the gospel music's The Showers Family Group are among the area's most famous.
Jaguar Escapes Enclosure, Kills 8 Animals At New Orleans Zoo
Audubon Zoo said the 3-year-old male jaguar, named Valerio, was spotted outside his enclosure by a zoo employee around 7 a.m.
Man arrested after SWAT standoff in Slidell, sheriff's office says
The woman reported that she and her boyfriend, 29-year-old Steven Cayou, had an argument and then it became physical, the sheriff’s office says. The woman told deputies Cayou grabbed her and locked her out of the house and locked himself inside.