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Supreme Court rejects suspended Hammond attorney's latest bid for reinstatement

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – A request by Hammond attorney Leonard E. Yokum Jr., who was admitted to the Louisiana Bar more than 50 years ago and who was suspended for almost a decade, to be readmitted has been denied, a notice posted on the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) website s


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


A love story lands in McComb

Faith Harper of Hammond, La., was looking for a book in Pike School of Art’s micro-library near Topisaw General Store in McComb when she found an embroidered butterfly — thus uncovering a real-life fairy tale.


Wednesday Volunteers for Family and Community celebrate Christmas with lunch, gifts for bingo attendees

For the past two years, the Wednesday Volunteers for Family and Community club has sponsored a monthly bingo activity for the residents of Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond.


John Schneider’s Louisiana Property Sold at Auction

The Holden, Louisiana property of actor and director John Schneider has been sold at auction. And the Baton Rouge businessman who purchased it for $385,000 might be willing to work something out with the 'Dukes of Hazzard' star, so that he can still use his studios on the property.


St. Tammany College Notes for January 16

NTCC REGISTRATION: Spring registration is open at Northshore Technical Community College, which offers academic, technical and career programs. Classes will be offered at campuses in Lacombe, Hammond, Bogalusa and Greensburg, as well as the Connect to Success program at Southeastern Louisiana Univer


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


Louisiana officials warn: February food stamps coming early, but don't treat as a bonus

Louisiana residents who rely on food stamps will get their February benefits early, under a deal the federal government hashed out to fund the program despite the federal government shutdown.


BREC's Independence Park Theatre to present "Madeline and the Bad Hat"

BREC's Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd., presents "Madeline and the Bad Hat" at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, with a special school performance by reservation at 9 a.m. Independence Park Theatre's colorful musical captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans' much loved Madeline s


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


Suspects wanted for stealing phone, video games from store

WATSON - Detectives in Livingston Parish are looking for two suspects who stolen from an area store earlier this month. The incident was reported on January 10 at a store in Watson. According to authorities, a female suspect stuffed two Xbox games in her purse. At the same time, a male suspect went


SLU committee works to expand green efforts on campus

HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University committee originally charged with tackling litter on campus, has now taken on the task of expanding green efforts across campus.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Cardinals clipped by Lions

HAMMOND, La. — Lamar got 16 points from senior Josh Nzeakor and junior Jordan Hunter but Southeastern Louisiana utilized a late surge to gain some breathing room and held on for a 76-69 victory Wednesday evening at the University Center.


Police: Apartment manager in Louisiana keeps rent money; charged with theft

NATCHITOCHES, LA (KTAL, KMSS, KSHV) - Courtesy: John Walton (KTAL, KMSS, KSHV) Natchitoches Police say an apartment manager in Natchitoches is facing charges for keeping rent money for herself.


Check It Out: Learn to use immigrant passenger lists for family research

Events Jan. 16-23 TEEN TIME: Teens can enjoy a craft or activity just for them at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd.; at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St.; and at 3 p.m. Thursday at the South Slidell Branch, 3901 Pontchartrain Drive. For information,


Not everything up for sale at John Schneider Studios

HOLDEN – On Wednesday there could be a new owner of the John Schneider Studios. The property is being auctioned off. According to court documents, John Schneider owes around $240,000 for not paying the mortgage since July of last year.


Denham Springs attorney placed on supervised probation for alleged mishandled trust account

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Denham Springs attorney Michael A. Betts has received a deferred suspension and has been placed on supervised probation following a Jan. 14 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he mishandled his client trust account.


Livingston deputies seek suspects in Watson Walmart thefts

During the early morning hours ofJanuary 10th, an unidentified male & an unidentified female entered a Watson retailer. The female stuffs two Xbox games into her purse. At the same time, the male grabs a pair of pliers from the hardware department. They meet in electronics. The suspects use the plie


Florida real estate investor buys Costco property for $1.25M, McDonalds planned for spot

A Florida real estate investment company has bought roughly an acre of land off Airline Highway, near Costco, for a new McDonald’s, according to sales documents. Boos-MD Baton Rouge LLC, managed by Robert D. Boos, bought the 50,000-square-foot property from Costco Wholesale Corporation for $1.25 mil


Escape to Mandeville, Expedia says it's the place to do that in Louisiana

The Northshore town of Mandeville is getting some positive attention from a huge travel website. "Expedia named the Mandeville area as the 'Best Place to Escape' in the State of Louisiana," according to a news release from St. Tammany Parish government.