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Mystery surrounds death of Covington man who was shot and waited days for medical help

COVINGTON - Police have an unusual homicide case on their hands. A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg last week, but he never came forward with the injury until several days ago. Now, authorities are trying to piece together what exactly happened.


St. Tammany Around the Neighborhoods for Feb. 20

NETWORKING: The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Holiday Inn, 45 Louis Prima Drive, Covington. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For information, contact (985) 273-3008 or visit www.business.sttammanychamber.org.


Louisiana cannabis crop on brink; dispute may end up in court

MONROE, La. (The News-Star) - (2/21/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, Louisiana's Department of Agriculture this week denied the LSU AgCenter's request to "immediately" begin full production of medical marijuana, saying the AgCenter's private partner GB Sciences remains in arrears prov


Push Mow parade moved from Saturday to Sunday afternoon in Abita Springs

Abita Springs' Push Mow parade has been moved from 10 a.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday. Streets are set to close at 12:45 p.m. The parade will start at 1 p.m. and last for roughly an hour, according to the Trailhead Museum. The parade will be followed by an afterparty and an awards ceremony for the co


Police: Louisiana man caught burglarizing homes in gorilla suit

SULPHUR - Police in Sulphur arrested a man for burglarizing people's homes while wearing a gorilla costume. Officers were dispatched to the area of East Lyons Street and Irwin Street Wednesday in reference to a suspicious person in a black costume walking the streets and going in and out of yards, K


Smiley: Keeping the customers satisfied

Bob Woods, of Mandeville, says, "When I was growing up, on Springfield Lane off Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge, we had a Morning Advocate deliveryman named Bud Rankin — great guy. He drove a Jeep station wagon with wooden sides.


Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A woman is injured after a shooting that led police on a wild chase in Acadiana Wednesday, according to KLFY-TV in Lafayette. Police say Manuel King, 29, shot a 21-year-old woman on Friendship Street and fled on foot. Cpl. Bridgette Dugas with the Lafayette Police Depa


Check It Out: Seuss party will take the cake at the library

The St. Tammany Parish Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 115th birthday during Read Across America events throughout the parish:. 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Bush Branch, 81597 La. 41. For information, call (985) 886-3588.


Louisiana mom arrested after posting viral video of school fight for ‘notoriety’: cops

A Louisiana mom faces charges in connection to a school fistfight — though it’s unclear if she was present for the brawl, according to officials. Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, was arrested Wednesday for sharing a viral video showing a fight between two students at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, the


Quinton Tellis faces grand jury for Louisiana murder

MONROE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing women in Louisiana and Mississippi is back in northeast Louisiana, where a prosecutor says a grand jury will consider charges in a Taiwanese woman's death.


ATV, log truck collide, killing 13-year-old Louisiana boy

JENA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 13-year-old boy died when his ATV moved from the shoulder of a state highway into the path of an empty log truck. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says in a news release that the trucker was unable to avoid hitting the ATV driven by Wayden Savell of Jena.


Traffic stop in Madisonville ends in arrest of fugitive

An Albany man who was wanted for burglary in Tangipahoa Parish was arrested near Madisonville Tuesday by St. Tammany Parish patrol deputies during a traffic stop on Louisiana 21.


Metairie man gets 15 years after admitting to shooting and injuring his ex-wife

A Metairie man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after admitting to shooting his ex-wife and injuring her in their Gillen Street home last year. Richard Pick, 50, pleaded guilty-as-charged to the attempted second-degree murder of Kimberly Pick, who was his wife at the time of the March 10


Stolen pick up found; Albany man arrested in Madisonville

A late night traffic stop near Madisonville resulted in the arrest of an Albany man and the recovery of a stolen pickup truck. Shortly after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night (Feb. 19), a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy, who was patrolling in the area of Louisiana Highway 22 near Madisonville, conducted


Gunshot victim identified as 25-year-old Covington man

The man who claimed to have been shot in New Orleans when he presented at a Covington-area hospital Sunday morning has been identified as Jarriell Jones, 25, of Covington. Jones died due to complications from a gunshot wound to the leg. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide.


More than 100 Walmart stores in Louisiana to participate in ‘Baby Savings Day’ this Saturday

Walmart is hosting a "Baby Savings Day"limited sale this Saturday at participating stores across the country. Participating stores will have specialists available to provide soon-to-be parents demonstrations of baby gear and advice on choosing the right products.


Report: State wants feds to write off interest in debt for New Orleans area levee system

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Louisiana officials want the federal government to forgive the interest the state owes for The New Orleans Area Levee System, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.


Jerry Hernandez resigns as Northshore boys basketball coach

After four years as boys basketball coach at Northshore, Jerry Hernandez is moving on, he announced in a letter to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Wednesday (Feb. 20). The Panthers were 60-68 during his tenure with an appearance in the Class 5A playoffs following the 2017-18 season.


Only in Louisiana: See when you can catch a parade rolling through a local Walmart

One Walmart on the North Shore gets creative to celebrate the Carnival season. A Mardi Gras parade will roll right through the aisles of a Slidell store on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Walmart Supercenter store #2665 at 167 Northshore Boulevard in Slidell will kick off the parade at 10 a.m., according to a r


Don't miss these events in Acadiana and the outlying areas of south Louisiana (Feb. 22-28)

"QUE SARA, GIANT MONSTER" BY BRAD MCENTIRE: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. MARDI GRAS MOM-BO PLAYDATE WITH LAFMB: 9 a.m., The Music Garden, 1424 St. John St., Lafayette. Kick off Carnival with Lafayette Moms Blog. Dancing, singing, playing, f