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Slidell man found guilty of raping 6-year-old girl, faces mandatory life sentence

Jack Conklin, a 61-year-old Slidell man, was found guilty by a St. Tammany Parish jury Friday of aggravated rape, sexual battery of a victim under 13 and production of pornography involving juvenile. Conklin raped the child, who was then 6, and took 2,000 images of her, including photos and a video

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 15:26:00

Suspect in 'very large' theft ring flees from Slidell PD, drives truck into lake

Photo courtesy Slidell Police SLIDELL, La. - A man who police believe is part of a "very large" theft ring is still at large after fleeing from Slidell Police officers and driving his truck into a lake behind the Lake Village neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. According to Slidell PD, the man was steal

WGNO.COM - 2017-09-20 18:24:06

Slidell pays ACLU $25,000 over defeated panhandling law

The city of Slidell will pay the ACLU $25,000 to cover the group's legal fees in connection with a lawsuit that challenged a city ordinance that sought to strictly regulate panhandlers, the ACLU said Tuesday (Sept. 19). A federal judge in June had ruled that Slidell's panhandler licensing law was u

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 21:23:30

Slidell man found guilty of raping 6-year-old girl, taking explicit photos of her

Jack Conklin photo courtesy 22nd Judicial District Attorney's Office COVINGTON, La. - A Slidell man is facing mandatory life in prison after a jury found him guilty of raping a 6-year-old girl and taking explicit photos of her. According to 22nd Judicial District Attorney Warren Montgomery, a St. Ta

WGNO.COM - 2017-09-20 18:49:06

Slidell man convicted on child rape, porn charges

A Slidell man faces life in prison after being convicted of aggravated rape, sexual battery of a victim under 13 and production of pornography involving juveniles, the North Shore District Attorney's office said Wednesday (Sept. 20). A jury in St. Tammany Parish convicted Jack Conklin, 61, on Sept.

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 15:45:01

Leadership Northshore ushers in Class of 2018 with party in Slidell

Charles Klepfer couldn't help but smile as he looked out over an elegant reception held recently at the Slidell home of John and Brenda Case. It wasn't the sight of the twinkling lights draped through the Cases' tree branches and gazebo rafters, the live music by Nouveau Duo, or the delicious food b

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 21:06:44

Search underway for man who fled after crashing car into neighborhod lake, police say

SLIDELL- The Slidell Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly fled from police after crashing his car into a lake. Police say the man crashed his vehicle into a lake behind the Lake Village subdivision on Tuesday afternoon and fled the scene after. A large police presence was in the ar

WWL-TV - 2017-09-20 04:29:11

Drug drop-boxes the latest tool to fight opioid crisis

In an effort to fight the state's opioid epidemic, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on Wednesday (Sept. 20) announced a program to put prescription drug drop-off boxes in police and sheriff's departments across the state. The white, metal boxes, similar in appearance to a mailbox, will be made

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 21:45:15

So you think you've got talent? St. Tammany Talented Arts teachers, students show they do

St. Tammany Parish Talented Arts teachers and students are set to take the stage to perform "Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood." Adapted from the book by Mike Artell with illustrations by Jim Harris, "Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood" will be performed Sept. 28 at Fontainebleau High School,

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 22:44:32

Massive, two-state Pearl River cleanup set for Saturday

Scores of volunteers will fan across hundreds of miles of the Pearl River and its banks from Mississippi to the Gulf Coast for a cleanup effort on Saturday (Sept. 23). The first Pearl River Clean Sweep aims to collect trash and debris in the river from its headwaters north of Jackson, Miss., to the

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 17:04:42

Good Samaritan Ministry registering families for Thanksgiving basket program

A total of 275 qualified families will receive a Thanksgiving meal basket on Nov. 20, but only if they have pre-registered for the Good Samaritan Ministry program in Slidell. Families with verified needs can register for food baskets in the ministry office every Monday through Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-19 11:30:00

Irma evacuees found kinship, compassion in Louisiana: Letter

It was only a little thing or two, but unlike Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Jackie and Bob of Slidell showed that the heart is larger than a Category 5, goes beyond race, gender and even being "red" or "blue." These two Katrina survivors, who had lost their home and their business, rescued my wife and

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-18 19:30:36

St. Tammany Project Christmas reveals application details

St. Tammany Project Christmas, a 501c3 charitable corporation that provides holiday services for qualified school children up to age 18 and to senior citizens 65 and older living in St. Tammany Parish, has announced its application dates. Application sites and dates are:St. Luke the Evangelist Catho

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-18 11:30:00

Great-grandmother who died in Irish Channel fire 'a proud woman,' says son

Corrine Lang's Irish Channel home earned the nickname "Shady Tree Motel" because Lang always had the fridge stocked with a food and a place for someone to stay, her children said. Lang, 77, died Tuesday (Sept. 19) after that home, a double shotgun in the 700 block of Saraparu Street, caught fire. Sh

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 23:11:23

77-year-old woman injured in Irish Channel house fire has died: NOFD

A 77-year-old woman injured in a house fire Monday (Sept. 18) in New Orleans' Irish Channel neighborhood has died, fire officials said Wednesday. The woman, identified by the New Orleans Fire Department as Corren Lang, received second-degree burns on 50 percent of her body, as well as smoke inhalati

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 15:41:50

2 suspects booked, charged in separate New Orleans murders

Two murder suspects were charged with second-degree murder and had their bonds set after appearing in court Wednesday morning (Sept. 20). Curtis Stewart, 23, was booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail Tuesday (Sept. 19), after being arrested during a traffic stop in Baton Rouge Friday night. He

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 20:22:51

Woman pulls gun on ex-boyfriend in N.O. East

NEW ORLEANS - The NOPD is looking for a woman who threatened her ex-boyfriend with a handgun in New Orleans East. The victim was walking home in the 4700 block of Downman Road on September 17 when he spotted a white SUV heading his way, according to the NOPD. When the SUV got closer, the victim spot

WGNO.COM - 2017-09-18 20:09:23

Homicide reported Tuesday evening on Tupelo Street, New Orleans police say

The Advocate file photo New Orleans police were investigating a homicide Tuesday evening in the 1400 block of Tupelo Street, according to an NOPD news release. Initial reports show one male victim, police said. The Advocate file photo New Orleans police were investigating a homicide Tuesday evening

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2017-09-20 01:09:00

Man answers his door in New Orleans East, gets shot in face on Tuesday: NOPD

A 25-year-old man was shot in the face Tuesday night (Sept. 19) after he answered the door of his home in New Orleans East's Read Boulevard East neighborhood, New Orleans police said. A preliminary NOPD report says the injured man received a graze wound, and EMS took him to a hospital. The shooting

NOLA.COM - 2017-09-20 14:49:25

Mom finds 'mouse' in her son's bed and the internet can't stop laughing

This "brave" mom was not prepared for what she found, or what it turned out to be. Updated: 1:47 PM CDT Sep 18, 2017 Sometimes parenting means you have to suck it up and deal with the bad, the gross and the downright ugly, but after finding a dead mouse in her child's bed, Laura Mazza, is drawlin

WDSU - 2017-09-18 18:47:00