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Home Depot worker fired after encounter with 'racist' customer is rehired

After a man last Thursday (July 12) approached the checkout at a Home Depot in Albany, New York, staff member Maurice Rucker asked him to leash his dog. That's when the man exploded. Rucker, a 60-year-old black man, claimed he was fired Tuesday after defending himself from a customer who, he told th

NOLA.COM - 2018-07-21 23:17:55

Family looking for memorial chair stolen from Northshore cemetery

The iron chair looks like a butterfly, something special to Bowman's mother, and was bolted down at the corner of the grave site.

WWL-TV - 2018-07-21 15:55:37

Hammond police seek chair stolen from grave at cemetery

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Once a symbol of post-Katrina violence in New Orleans, inmate gets steep sentence reduction for helping feds

New Orleans police officers escort Michael Anderson to central lock up in New Orleans, Thursday night, July 13, 2006, as he is questioned by a reporter. Anderson, 19, of New Orleans, was arrested as a suspect in the deadly shooting of five teenagers last month that returned the national spotlight on

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-07-21 23:30:00

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.


OLOL gives five tips to beating the heat

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Dr. Curtis Chastain, presidentofOurLadyoftheLakePhysician Group,offers five tips to beattheheat this summer.

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-07-22 17:26:58

Man steals more than $500 in drills from local Home Depot

GONZALES - Police in Gonzales are looking for a man whole hundreds of dollars worth of drills from a hardware store.Authorities say the man walked into the Gonzales Home Depot Monday and stole two Dewalt drills valued at $548. A surveillance camera captured a snapshot of the man as he walked out wit


North Shore entrepreneur says try his water because it’s the healthiest on the planet

MANDEVILLE, LA --If you're battling acid reflux or gout, entrepreneur Rick Johnston says he can help you. He hopes you'll stop by one of his Ion Alkaline Water stores and try some. In fact, he calls it a challenge.

WGNO.COM - 2018-07-21 04:40:14

French Settlement man found guilty of attempted second degree murder in stabbing

A 12-person Livingston Parish Jury convicted Jeremy Griner of attempted second degree murder in the attack of Bradley Burton on Jan. 22, 2017, according to Autumn Payton, a spokeswoman for the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office.


15th Annual Free Kids Bike Race | Photo gallery

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LIVINGSTON PARISH NEWS - 2018-07-22 00:53:00

Record fentanyl seizure made in Tangipahoa Parish: Fox 8

Investigators recently seized a record amount of prescription fentanyl from a home in Ponchatoula, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday, July 18, 2018. One person was arrested. (Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)


Walker police looking for door-to-door solicitors

WALKER – Recent complaints about salespeople coming to homes has prompted the Walker Police Department to re-state city law.“Door-to-door solicitation is prohibited inside the city limits of Walker,” said Capt. John Sharp, public information officer.“Over the last couple of days, we have received se


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).


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.


Former Sheriff recalls murder case and bank robber’s attempted escape - St. Charles Herald Guide

More than 40 years later, Charles Wilson reflects on the horrific case of two men who raped, tortured and killed an 11-year-old Luling girl that sent one man to prison for life while the other was executed for committing the same crime.


BASKETBALL | Albany's Bobby Olah comes full circle with induction into Hall of Fame

+4Buy NowRobert "Bobby" Olah poses with his plaque in front of Albany Upper Elementary School. He was inducted into theLouisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame in the spring.Morgan Prewitt | The NewsHe’s refereed basketball games in Kentucky's Rupp Arena, New York's Madison Square Garden and UCLA's


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.


Mother tries to smuggle drugs into jail for son: Tangipahoa Parish sheriff

Deloris Billiot, 65, ofPonchatoula, showed up with a care package containing illegal drugs, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said.


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).


School Board candidates lead opening day of election qualifying

LIVINGSTON – Qualifying day became family day Wednesday at the Livingston Parish Courthouse.Both incumbents and candidates brought children and grandchildren and posed for photos as they filed he paperwork to run in the Nov. 6 election.Qualifying continues Wednesday until 4:30 p.m., then resumes fro