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Man faces murder charge for supplying drugs in Mandeville overdose: police

A Laplace man has been booked with second-degree murder for supplying the heroin that led to a man’s 2018 overdose in Mandeville, authorities said Wednesday (April 24). Danearl Brown, 45, is being held in the St. Tammany Parish jail on the murder charge and a charge of distribution of heroin, the Ma


Mandeville man gets life in prison after killing estranged wife

COVINGTON, La. — A Mandeville man will spend the rest of his life in prison after fatally stabbing his estranged wife before committing a string of burglaries on the Northshore.


‘You don’t murder people you love,' woman tells her daughter’s killer on North Shore

The mother of North Shore murder victim Julie Marange Dargis addressed her former son-in-law in a St. Tammany Parish courtroom this week, telling him, “You lied and said you loved Julie.”


5 accused in abuse, rape, starvation of Louisiana girl

NEW ORLEANS – A little girl in Louisiana allegedly endured years of beatings and rapes before she ended up in a mental health facility in Mississippi and was able to report being abused.


Amendment to make abortion unconstitutional in Louisiana gets House approval

An amendment that would change the Louisiana Constitution to say there is no right to an abortion or public funding allowed for the procedure passed the Louisiana House of Representatives on Tuesday (April 23).


St. Tammany sheriff’s candidate files ethics complaint against incumbent Randy Smith

A candidate for St. Tammany Parish sheriff said he has filed an ethics complaint against incumbent Randy Smith, claiming Smith used public resources to create videos to promote his campaign for re-election.


A huge rattlesnake killed in Louisiana is causing a social media debate

(KSLA) - A Bienville Parish man reportedly killed a HUGE rattlesnake Tuesday morning. Now social media is abuzz, particularly about whether it really measures more than 6 feet long.


Prostitution operation busted after attempted kidnapping reported in Slidell

SLIDELL, La. — Law enforcement officials uncovered a prostitution operation Wednesday while investigating a separate home invasion report. Suspects in both cases have been arrested.


Mandeville restaurant caters NFL Draft week experience

MANDEVILLE, La. — Starting Thursday evening, 254 college football players will have their dreams turn to realities. They will be drafted to an NFL team. Long before they are picked, The Lakehouse restaurant was chosen to provide the food.


Louisiana sheriffs seek $21M boost for housing state inmates

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - A push from Louisiana’s sheriffs to boost the amount they receive for housing state inmates in local jails has started advancing in the House, carrying a multimillion-dollar price tag.


Raymond Reggie, politically connected Mandeville businessman, pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

Once accused in a multicount $1.2 million fraud and money-laundering scheme, politically connected Mandeville businessman Raymond Reggie pleaded guilty Tuesday in Baton Rouge federal court to a single wire fraud count that alleges just over $14,000 in fraudulent conduct.


St. Tammany College Notes for April 24

SCIENCE AWARD: Grant Landwehr, of Covington, a chemical engineering student at LSU, has received the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. NATIONAL HONOR: Southeastern Louisiana University's Southeastern Channel has been named best in the nation, taking a first-place


Louisiana man arrested and charged with contractor fraud

ASCENSION PARISH, La. (KLFY) - A Lafayette man was arrested and charged with contractor fraud. Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre says his department "arrested 37-year-old Ellis St. Pierre on residential contractor fraud" last week.


Louisiana Senate approves bill to cancel New Orleans bail bond firms’ refunds to customers

The Louisiana Senate voted 38-1 Tuesday (April 23) in favor of legislation aimed at absolving New Orleans bail bonds firms from having to pay $6 million worth of refunds to 50,000 customers. The bill would also slightly lessen the fees associated with purchasing bail bonds to get a person out of jai


St. Tammany names 3 principals of the year

Three principals who pushed innovative school programs for students and stress parental involvement have been named the St. Tammany Parish public school district’s principals of the year.


1 arrested, 1 wanted after Northshore bust uncovers drugs, rifles, body armor and more

SLIDELL, La. — Six ounces of cocaine, three handguns, two rifles and ballistic body armor — those are some of the items STPSO and Mandeville PD detectives found after an anonymous tip led them to a Slidell home and the arrest of one man last Wednesday.


Louisiana House passes bill to reduce auto insurance rates

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - With a 69-30 vote, House Bill 372 advances again as it passes the House. The vote came after nearly 2 hours of questioning and testimony on the House floor.


White Man Who Ran Over Interracial Couple With His Car Said He Has 'Disdain' For Mixed Couples

A white male is in police custody after he allegedly drove his car into the direction of a mixed race couple on April 16. James Descant is being held on a $101,000 bond and faces charges of aggravated second degree battery, aggravated assault, hate crimes and simple criminal damage to property, acco


Deputies uncover prostitution ring while investigating home invasion in Slidell

SLIDELL - Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office uncovered a prostitution ring while investigating a home invasion. On April 17, law enforcement was called to a home on Cherry Street in Slidell for a reported home invasion and kidnapping. At the scene, authorities found three suspects


Deputies seize stash of illegal drugs, guns inside St. Tammany Parish home

SLIDELL - Deputies are looking for a second suspect after a man was arrested inside a home full of illegal drugs and firearms this past week. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says it obtained a search warrant for the home on DeSoto Street in Slidell after it received an anonymous tip. Officia