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Passerby rouses sleeping Slidell residents from burning home

A late-night fire Saturday (Nov. 18) heavily damaged a Slidell home whose sleeping residents escaped unharmed after being alerted to the blaze by a passerby, authorities said. The fire at 123 Rue De La Paix was reported shortly before midnight and St. Tammany Fire District 1 firefighters arrived abo

NOLA.COM - 2017-11-19 17:26:19

Unidentified skull found near Slidell headed to LSU for forensic identification

SLIDELL, LA.- A skull found in a wooded area near Slidell earlier this month is now headed to LSU. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston hopes that the Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services or FACES Lab on LSU's Baton Rouge campus may be able to shed some light on the iden

WGNO.COM - 2017-11-20 12:15:57

Slidell High students take 'pathway' to new careers with help from Leadership Northshore

Slidell High School has always gone above and beyond to prepare its students for whatever field of work they choose. Be it medicine, business, or a field of trade, Slidell High has a route that will guide students to success through various pathways and internships. These pathway students range fro

NOLA.COM - 2017-11-20 13:19:14

Slidell Target store victim of economic shift

When the Target Store in Slidell closes early next year, the impact will be felt across the board, affecting everything from city sales tax revenue to employment. It is the latest in a line of major stores in that area to close, reflecting an economic shift in the Camellia City. "Not so much mad, bu


Man shot in Lacombe Saturday found lying near vehicle: St. Tammany sheriff

A man was shot in Lacombe Saturday night, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office said. A news release from the agency states the man's wounds were non-life-threatening. Deputies responded to the shooting about 9:15 p.m. in the 62000 block of Warrior Drive after someone reported a person had been s

NOLA.COM - 2017-11-19 18:41:28

'A fountain would be nice.' The birth of a veterans cemetery beautification project

Three years ago, Tommy Benasco of Slidell says he wasn't very familiar with the term "Gold Star family.'' Then he met Gina Guillory. Guillory was Benasco's classmate in Leadership Northshore's class of 2014. Guillory's son, Marine Sgt. Michael Guillory, had been killed in action in Afghanistan in

NOLA.COM - 2017-11-20 17:35:16

Human skull found in North Shore woods sent to LSU lab for testing

A human skull found by a hunter in a wooded area near Slidell earlier this month will be sent to the LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services lab in Baton Rouge on Monday (Nov. 20) as part of an ongoing investigation into the mysterious discovery. The skull was found in a wildlife

NOLA.COM - 2017-11-20 16:33:50

Donate to Coats for Kids at the Charbonnet Family Pharmacy

Hank is out at the Charbonnet Family Pharmacy in Lakeview asking for coat donations for the kids who need it most as a part of our annual Coats for Kids program. ********* It's that time of year again, the time when the community comes together to bring warmth to the holiday season. WGNO-TV's Coats

WGNO.COM - 2017-11-20 17:00:09

Police chase in Crookston ends on US Hwy 2

CROOKSTON, MINN. -- A police chase ended on US Highway 2 on Friday night, November 17, according to Polk County Sheriff. The pursuit started at about 10 p.m. in Crookston, MN after Crookston Police tried to stop a 2002 Ford Taurus for speeding. The suspect then fled from the police which led to a pu


Fisher's border wall prototype complete on Southern border

Dickinson-based Fisher Industries has completed construction of a border wall prototype along the southern border of the United States near Otay Mesa, Cali. Fisher's wall is made of concrete and while it lacks some of the color and features of other prototypes, like tubing atop the walls or opaque p


Night We Light celebration to shine even brighter

BEMIDJI-Kicking off the Christmas season with more lights and some old favorites, the 21st annual First City of Lights will be held Friday, Nov. 24, with the Night We Light celebration. "They're going to see a bigger, brighter and more colorful First City of Lights than they've ever seen before," Be

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-11-19 00:04:50

With Grand Forks' sales tax passed, which potholes get fixed?

A fresh source of cash is set to bring new road repairs to Grand Forks as soon as next year, but it's still not clear where, exactly, those dollars will be spent. City residents' approval on Nov. 7 of a half-penny sales tax increase, from 1.75 to 2.25 percent, is estimated to snap into place in Apri

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2017-11-19 13:45:00

US Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Grand Forks on national tour

Larry Spiekermeier has been driving a truck for decades, but he stopped in downtown Grand Forks on Sunday with a new kind of cargo. The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a nearly 80-foot spruce from northwest Montana, rolled in on the back of Spiekermeier's truck at 9 a.m. Sunday for a crowd of about 200

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2017-11-19 20:53:06

Marilyn Hagerty: It's lefse time

There's time, with two days remaining before Thanksgiving, to find a tablecloth. Maybe even dig out that old stuff called silverware. Real silver. Since you are my niece, I am thinking of you and all the relatives and friends at the beginning of the holidays. When you are digesting a turkey is a goo

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2017-11-20 22:07:02

Highway Patrol plans Wednesday saturation patrol in northeast N.D.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol will be out in force Wednesday watching for motorists who have been drinking or driving irresponsibly. The Patrol will conduct a traffic and alcohol saturation along Interstate 29 and U.S. Highway 2 from 4 p.m. to midnight with cooperation from sheriff's offices in Gr

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2017-11-20 22:06:21

Comedian Bill Engvall to perform at Alerus

Tickets go on sale Friday for "An Evening with Bill Engvall," set for Oct. 6 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Engvall, who appeared in season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars," is a comedian and Grammy nominated recording artist. He produces a weekly podcast, "My Two Cents," and his latest comedy s

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2017-11-20 20:55:35

RI treasurer mailing 35,000 checks for unclaimed $10M

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says he's sending 35,000 checks to Rhode Islanders who have more than $10 million in unclaimed cash. Magaziner on Monday announced that he's launching a new program called "Your Money," which will send checks to people who have un

ABC6.COM - 2017-11-20 18:54:00

3- 2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome set for implosion

(AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File). FILE- This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Georgia Dome is scheduled to be imploded Monday, Nov. 20. The dome was not only the former home of the Atlanta Falcons but also the site of two Su... (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File). FILE- In this

ABC6.COM - 2017-11-20 12:40:00

Report: Hunger in RI at 10 year high

With hunger levels in Rhode Island at a 10 year high, the CEO of the state's food bank, Andrew Schiff, is speaking out against proposed federal cuts that could mean a $90 million a year loss in the state for those who rely on food stamps. "Something has to give and the safety net is on the chopping

ABC6.COM - 2017-11-20 22:30:00

State Sen. L'Italien enters crowded 3rd district race

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts state Sen. Barbara L'Italien is the latest candidate to officially enter the race for the state's third congressional district. The Andover Democrat promised in a statement on Monday that if elected she would take on big issues facing the country and families in t

ABC6.COM - 2017-11-20 19:58:00