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Family says goodbye to Slidell twin

Sunday night WWL-TV introduced viewers to identical twins, Devin and Nick Coats. Both were battling stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. Devin was able to get a transplant, but by the time Nick had a chance to get a new liver it was too late. WWL-TV learned Tuesday that Nick passed away. His family tells

WWL-TV - 2018-03-21 01:36:00

Tammany Trace to be extended in Slidell

SLIDELL, LA - Saint Tammany Parish government leaders broke ground Tuesday afternoon, March 20, on an extension for the Tammany Trace in Slidell. The new stretch will be made of asphalt and will be about 1.5 miles long. The extension will begin at the current end of the Trace, where it reaches Neslo

WGNO.COM - 2018-03-20 23:28:19

Watch dramatic fireworks as Slidell firefighters douse burning truck

When firefighters with St. Tammany Parish's 1st Fire District responded to a Slidell area truck fire in the early-morning hours of last Thursday (March 15) they knew one thing to expect: magnesium used in the construction of some vehicles can create quite the light show when it's hit with water. Thi

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-19 17:20:15

Several arrested for drug offenses

Several people were arrested by the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department for drug related offenses in separate cases. On Feb 1, the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department narcotics detectives assisted Mississippi Department of Corrections officers with the inspection of a home where a person on

PICAYUNE ITEM - 2018-03-20 12:08:22

2 shot dead in Holy Cross, New Orleans police say

Two people were shot dead in the Holy Cross neighborhood Monday evening (March 19), New Orleans police said. The double homicide was reported about 5 p.m. near the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and Flood Street, according to the NOPD. Department spokeswoman Ambria Washington a man and woman were

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-19 22:22:53

Slidell twin brothers hope to raise awareness about organ donation

"Don't let it happen to other people like it has him." SLIDELL - Devin Coats is beginning a new chapter in his life. The 18-year -old just received a liver transplant and is hoping to graduate high school this spring. It should be a time of joy and celebration for the family, but their world has i


Man beat up his girlfriend twice in one month, Hancock investigator says | The Sun Herald

A month ago, John Sanford Dequeant assaulted his girlfriend and used a baseball bat to bust her car windshield, an investigator said. On Monday, less than a week after serving a 22-day jail sentence, "he beat her up again," Hancock County Sheriff's Investigator Mark Alison said. "There's a drug prob

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-20 17:16:00

Former Pearl River Mayor James Lavigne dies at 77

Former Pearl River Mayor James "Jimmy" Lavigne, who held public office in the eastern St. Tammany Parish town for 36 years, died Saturday (March 17), according to a post on the government's Facebook page. He was 78. Mr. Lavigne was first elected to the Pearl River Board of Aldermen in 1978 and serve

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-20 21:48:07

NOPD: Man stabbed in back while jogging in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS - A 44-year-old man was stabbed in the back while jogging in New Orleans East yesterday afternoon. The unidentified victim was approached by three men in the 9600 block of Hayne Boulevard just after 3 p.m. on March 18, according to initial reports by the NOPD. The men demanded the jogger

WGNO.COM - 2018-03-19 14:17:55

It's the second time in a month Victoria's Secret has been hit by shoplifters, Biloxi cops say. | The Sun Herald

Biloxi police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman accused of shoplifting from Edgewater Mall on March 1. Maj. Chris DeBack said a woman picked up several items at the Victoria's Secret and stuffed them into her mesh bag. He said she then left without paying. The woman was wearing

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-19 17:45:00

NOPD searching for missing child

NEW ORLEANS, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating a juvenile male reported as missing on Saturday, March 17. The child's mother said she last saw her son Kym Banks at about 3:00 p.m., outside their residence in the 1400 block of Kerlerec Street. As it became dark outs


Will Biloxi get another grocery store to replace the closing Winn-Dixie? | The Sun Herald

When the Sun Herald posted Thursday that the Winn-Dixie store in Biloxi and 93 others in the region will be closing, people in South Mississippi immediately took to social media to share the news, post their comments. "I've been shopping at that location since it was Delchamps," said Renick Taylor,

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-19 10:00:00

Early morning shooting in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting in Algiers Monday morning. Police say a man was shot in the arm and side around 1 A.M. on the 6400 block of General Meyer Ave. There's no word on the suspect or motive at this time. If you know anything about this crime you a

WGNO.COM - 2018-03-19 07:41:47

18-year-old accused of armed robbery near Lakefront Airport: NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department arrested Mya Warren, 18, in connection with an armed robbery February 28 in the 8000 block of Downman Road near the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, according to a news release. Detectives believe Warren and a male accomplice robbed a man at gunpoint as he was trying


'Bring boxing back to New Orleans': boxing fitness studio proposed for Constance Street

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Boxing Club is looking to develop a new project with a proposed boxing fitness studio. The studio, to be named the New Orleans Boxing Studio, is being proposed by Alex Ackel, the co-owner of the New Orleans Boxing Club, which is currently located on the corner of Conti


NOPD books man accused of repeatedly threatening, attacking relatives

New Orleans police arrested Eugene Scarborough, 31, Wednesday (March 14), accusing him of repeatedly attacking his wife, threatening her and another family member, and brandishing weapons at them. Scarborough was booked with three counts of simple criminal damage to property, two counts of aggravate


Coroner IDs victim in fatal shooting on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

The man fatally shot as he rode his bicycle on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard on Thursday night (March 15) has been identified as 21-year-old Byron Scott, according to the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office. Scott was shot in the head in the 1300 block of Oretha Castle Haley, near Erato Street, and take


Read Gayle Benson's open letter to New Orleans Saints, Pelicans fans

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson released an open letter to fans Friday (March 16) in the wake of the death of her husband, Tom Benson, who died Thursday (March 15) at the age of 90 after a month-long bout with pneumonia. Here is her full statement: "While we are heartbroken by the


Watch Slidell camper fire threaten nearby home

A fire that fully engulfed a camper in a Slidell neighborhood threatened a nearby home before it was brought under control by firefighters from St. Tammany Fire District 1 Thursday afternoon (March 15). No one was injured in the blaze that destroyed the camper and caused minor damage to the 1,000-sq


Greg Cromer is the best choice for Slidell mayor | Editorial

Cromer has served in the state House of Representatives for the past 11 years and was on the Slidell City Council before that. He was a senior staff engineer at Lockheed Martin for 27 years, from 1982 to 2009, and then worked as a project manager for Geocent. He currently works for Jacobs Engineerin