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Mandeville caregiver accused of mistreating special-needs adult

Donna Retif, 53, was booked Wednesday (Oct. 17) on a charge of cruelty to persons with infirmities, theSt. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Officesaid.

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-18 17:08:00

Mandeville couple sentenced for violations of federal gun act

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that CHRISTOPHER MAZUR, age 34, and REBECCA COMSTOCK, age 37, were sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

ACTIONNEWS17.COM - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Avala, new 'state-of-the-art' surgical hospital, opens in Covington

COVINGTON, La. - What is being billed as a new, state-of-the-art medical facility was unveiled on the Northshore Thursday night. Doctors say Avala, located on Industry Lane in Covington, is the only hospital in the region to offer robotic-assisted spine and orthopedic surgeries. Those surgeries incl

WWL-TV - 2018-10-19 12:58:00

15 fun things to do in St. Tammany Parish this weekend (Oct. 19-21)

Flashlight-carrying attendees of the Whisperings at Covington Cemetery event make for a ghostly image during this extended-exposure photo taken in October 2007. (Photo by Matthew Hinton/The Times-Picayune archive)By Mike Scott, mscott@nola.comThe first faint hint of fall-like weather has arrived in


Mandeville woman arrested in cruelty case involving special needs woman

The woman's mother became concerned about changes in her behavior and unexplained bruises, according to a news release. She hid a recording device in her daughter's bag, and recorded the caregiver, 53-year-old Donna Retif, cursing, yelling and threatening to harm her daughter, the Sheriff's Office s

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-18 22:53:00

Northshore High student arrested, booked on terrorizing

SLIDELL - Deputies arrested and booked a Northshore High student on terrorizing counts after the 16-year-old allegedly sent texts to other students that referenced guns and his plans to harm another student, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said that a paren

WWL-TV - 2018-10-18 22:48:00

St. Tammany Sheriff's Office unveils its own 'shoot house' for training

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office now has its own "shoot house" which it can use to train and prepare deputies and SWAT team members for active-shooter situations. Sheriff Randy Smith on Thursday (Oct. 18) unveiled the 2,400 square-foot building located at the department's training facility on

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-19 16:58:28

Diving into dinner: Popular Mandeville restaurants adding nighttime service

Hambone, opened by former Commander's Palace sous chef Luke Hidalgo and his wife, Marci, earlier this year on Girod Street, recently added dinner service.


Slidell man pleads guilty to federal fentanyl, heroin and firearms charges

Kenneth Martin, 44, pleaded guilty to conspiring, from at least May 23, 2016, through August 2, 2017, to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin, the agency said in a news release. Martin also pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin or fentanyl, to being a felon in p

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-19 15:50:00

North Shore man pleads guilty for role in medical reimbursement program

A Covington man has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in a medical reimbursement account program that authorities said defrauded the IRS and participants of $40 million. Brent Silva, 52, pleaded guilty Thursday (Oct. 18) before U.S. District Court Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown for

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-19 15:19:24

High school student accused of terrorizing in St. Tammany Parish

A Northshore High School student has been arrested and accused of threatening another student at the Slidell school in a text message, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said Thursday (Oct. 18). The student, a 16-year-old boy, was booked late Wednesday night into the Florida Parishes Juvenile D

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-18 21:10:36

Man suspected in 5 killings in Louisiana found living in Waveland, sheriff says

Darrell Williams Jr. and his wife, Casi Williams, have been arrested by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, said Cmdr. Jeremy Skinner in a press release.

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-10-18 18:27:00

Man struck, killed by vehicle in New Orleans; police search for SUV

The Advocate file photoAn unidentified man died Thursday morning after being struck and hit by a vehicle, according to a release from the New Orleans Police Department.At approximately 2:23 a.m., Sixth District officers responded to a call of a pedestrian being hit by a fleeing vehicle in the 2300 b

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-10-18 11:50:00

Cold front finally arrives in New Orleans: Thursday's forecast

A cold front has finally arrived in New Orleans, bringing fall-like temperatures in the 60s and 70s to the south shore Thursday (Oct. 18). Enjoy the beautiful weather while you can, because a warm front moves back in Friday, forecasters said. "Don't worry - another cold front is expected this weeken

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-18 13:04:07

State-federal investigation yields indictment in killing of man embroiled in Gert Town feud

Authorities said Robert "Blizzo" Lavigne, 25, is charged with second-degree murder in the Sept. 4 killing of Dalton Stone, 25, in the Fontainebleu area.


4 stages, free music: Ozone Songwriter Festival comes to Mandeville

More than 100 singers and songwriters will descend onMandeville, performing on four stages, during a freefestivalthis weekend.


Sheriff: Woman killed after driver loses control, crashes car in Diamondhead

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - An accident in Diamondhead Tuesday night has claimed the life of a woman.Sheriff Ricky Adam tells WLOX the driver of a 2018 Mercedes lost control of the car and hit a culvert. It happened at 8:15 p.m. near the Chevron at Diamondhead Drive.Four elderly people were in the Merc


Missing Covington man said he was meeting woman in New Orleans before disappearance

According to the New Orleans Police Department, 24-year-old Skylar Vellejos was last seen in Covington by his coworkers on Friday, Oct. 12. Vellejos reportedly told his father Saturday that he planned to go to New Orleans to meet a woman that he had talked to on social media. He has not been seen or


More than 1,500 job openings available at Northshore job fair

If you're looking for a job on the Northshore, 95 employers will be looking for people during a job fair Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2018) in Mandeville.


‘They are dumping them’: Foster child sent to shelter on 18th birthday, now in prison

Rashaad Piper at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel on September 7, 2018. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)