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St. Tammany Parish official resigns amid restructuring
Lenfant's resignation, which was effective immediately, comes at a time when the parish government is trying to cut costs. Voters have rejected a pair of sales tax renewals to fund operations of the parish courthouse and jail for the third time. The taxes annually pulled in $22 million for the opera
Former St. Tammany deputy pleads guilty to malfeasance, drug distribution
Kenneth Szalajeski, 36, of Folsom, was sentenced to a year in prison by state Judge Raymond Childress in Covington. He must surrender to authorities by Friday at 5 p.m.
18-wheeler overturns on La. 40 north of Covington
An 18-wheeler overturned along La. 40 north of Covington on Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2018. (s)
Slidell man booked with 500 counts of possessing child porn
Benjamin Bell, 52, was booked with 500 counts of possessing child pornography. (St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office)
Massive log jam on Pearl River to be cleared soon
A controversial proposal to dam the river near Jackson, Mississippi, for a flood control project hasraised alarm in Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. The concern is that the flow of water heading downstream will be restricted and cause environmental problems in the lower Pearl River basin. Citing
Holy Cross and Mandeville scrimmage at Lakeshore
Just a few months ago, Guy Lecompte was named head coach at Holy Cross and Hutch Gonzales took over at Mandeville. Once the scrimmage began, it was all business.
Man accused in I-10 shooting had murder warrant from 2015, but apparently wasn't booked
Nas Jackson, 19, is suspected in a 2015 homicide as well as an Aug. 2018 shooting of three people on Interstate 10, New Orleans Police said. (NOPD)
Several neighborhoods in Mandeville area under precautionary boil-water advisory
Tammany Utilities has placed The Woodlands, Quail Creek, Forest Brook, Grand Terre, Emerald Pines, Casa Bella, Remington Court, Woodlands Terrace, Viola Street and Soult Street in Mandeville under the advisory.
It's Getting Even Weirder In Tangipahoa Parish
According to an article by Jim Mustian and Faimon Roberts at the Baton Rouge Advocate, the FBI is now probing the death of David Berwick, whose demise shortly following a stint in the Tangipahoa Parish Prison has become a major source of controversy involving the sheriff in that parish Daniel Edward
High grass removal leaves Slidell residents frustrated after decade-old debris was exposed
When the clearing crews came through, they ground up the grass and all debris underneath it, including tires, bottles and re-bar.
He was the leader of a drug-trafficking ring in Picayune. Now he’s going to prison.
A drug-trafficking organization distributed cocaine and meth in Picayune for at least three years, with one of the ring leaders supplying at least 5 kilos of meth, court papers show.
Man wanted for setting car on fire in Kenner and other crimes, investigators say
A man wanted for setting a car on fire in Kenner and other crimes is still on the run, state fire investigators say. Now, they are asking for the public to come forward with any information they may have.
Road striping to close Interstate 12 lanes for four days, DOTD says
LIVINGSTON – A section of Interstate 12, both eastbound and westbound lanes, will have lane closures beginning Wednesday evening, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.The closures will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 15-18, said Kris Wascom, p
Boil advisory issued for parts of St. Tammany Parish
The following areas are under a precautionary boil water advisory: The Woodlands, Quail Creek, Forest Brook, Grand Terre, Emerald Pines, Casa Bella, Remington Court, Woodlands Terrace, Viola Street and Soul Street in Mandeville.
Sheriff's Office dismissed from suit in Covington law firm shooting
Roderick Rist, 47, fired as many as 60 shots outside and inside the Upton Law Firm on North Columbia Street before killing himself on July 30, 2013, authorities said. He was carrying two .22-caliber pistols and two 9mm pistols, police said.
New Orleans woman, 72, arrested in deadly hit-and-run last week in Metairie, LSP says
A 72-year-old woman is accused of hitting a New Orleans man, who later died, with her car and leaving the scene last week in Metairie, officials said.
Brother Martin and Covington get things rolling in scrimmage
It was the opening action for two new quarterbacks, as the Lions'Sheldon Bahamand Crusaders'Drew Martinopened up, as they replace graduatedJosh AlfaroandJP Pierce, respectively.
Claiming chest pains, arrested man tries to escape through emergency room
A man arrested Monday (Aug. 13) by New Orleans police "made every attempt not to go to jail," using claims of chest pains and then frequent requests to go to the hospital restroom to try to escape, according to arrest documents.
'Super street' project brings overnight lane closures to U.S. 190 in Covington
Motorists inSt. Tammany Parishcould experience overnight delays from lane closures on U.S. 190 between Interstate 12 and the Bogue Falaya bridge at Claiborne Hill through Thursday (Aug. 16).The stateDepartment of Transportation and Developmentsaid lane closures will take place between 10 p.m. and 6
Suspect arrested after man found shot in the head in Holy Cross, police say
NEW ORLEANS – Police say an arrest has been made following a deadly shooting in the Holy Cross neighborhood earlier this month.According to the New Orleans Police Department, U.S. Marshals arrested 24-year-old Toi Desilva inside a home in Slidell Wednesday. He was taken to the Orleans Parish Justice