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High grass removal leaves Slidell residents frustrated after decade-old debris was exposed

When the clearing crews came through, they ground up the grass and all debris underneath it, including tires, bottles and re-bar.

WDSU - 2018-08-15 21:35:00

Holy Cross murder suspect arrested in Slidell home, NOPD says

On Aug. 2nd, officers responded to a call about an aggravated battery by shooting. When the officers arrived, they said they found a man with a gunshot wound in the head. Gibson, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-08-15 17:33:00

Truck struck by train in Slidell

Photo courtesy Slidell Police DepartmentSLIDELL –A truck carrying hundreds of tires was struck by a train on Gause Boulevard this morning.The Slidell Police Department is on the scene of the collision at the intersection of Gause and Front Street.The southbound train slammed into the truck, and only


He was the leader of a drug-trafficking ring in Picayune. Now he’s going to prison.

A drug-trafficking organization distributed cocaine and meth in Picayune for at least three years, with one of the ring leaders supplying at least 5 kilos of meth, court papers show.

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-08-15 10:01:00

Former St. Tammany deputy pleads guilty to malfeasance, drug distribution

Kenneth Szalajeski, 36, of Folsom, was sentenced to a year in prison by state Judge Raymond Childress in Covington. He must surrender to authorities by Friday at 5 p.m.

NOLA.COM - 2018-08-15 12:22:00

Train crashes into tire truck in Slidell, shuts down major intersection

Two busy intersections in Slidell will be closed for hours Monday after a freight train crashed into a truck carrying tires Monday morning, police say.The Slidell Police Department shared photo of the crash on their Facebook page Monday. The photos show dozens of tires spilling from a trailer near t


Plans for new Slidell economic development district remain on course, Cromer, Borchert say

The idea of creating another economic development district in the city, however, remains a very viable possibility, said Mayor Greg Cromer and Councilman at Large Bill Borchert after Tuesday's City Council meeting.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-08-15 03:49:00

An Alex Okafor scare: What happened at Saints training camp Wednesday

"It sucks for a guy coming back from the injury that he just came back from," Armstead said when I asked about it. "I know the feeling. Being hit with things back to back, it's a lot mentally, maybe even more than physically, sometimes."

NOLA.COM - 2018-08-15 17:35:00

St. Tammany Parish official resigns amid restructuring

Lenfant's resignation, which was effective immediately, comes at a time when the parish government is trying to cut costs. Voters have rejected a pair of sales tax renewals to fund operations of the parish courthouse and jail for a third time. The taxes annually pulled in $22 million for the operati

WWL-TV - 2018-08-16 09:59:55

Mandeville area boil water advisory lifted

The order impacted a number of subdivisions, including the Woodlands, Woodlands Terrace, Quail Creek, Forest Brook, Grand Terrace, Emerald Pines, Casa Bella, Remington Court and Viola and Soult streets.

NOLA.COM - 2018-08-15 11:33:00

Slidell's Fremaux Town Center could add more stores, hotel

Anchored by stores such as Dillard's, Kohl's and Dick's Sporting Goods, the 350-acre development opened in March 2014 as a joint venture of Covington-based Stirling Properties and CBL & Associates Properties of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The site has grown to 640,000 square feet as stores, restaurants


HOT FIRE: National NASA director visits Stennis to witness RS-25 Engine testing

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (second from right) views an RS-25 engine test at Stennis Space Center on Aug. 14. Joining the new agency leader were (l to r) Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi, Stennis Space Center Directo

SEA COAST ECHO - 2018-08-15 00:25:00

Slidell man killed in motorcycle crash along I-55: LSP

Around 2:25 p.m., Jones, 57, and Ronald Cagler, 60, were riding their motorcycle along Interstate 55 near the LA-16 exit to Amite City. The duo attempted to pass a Chevrolet Malibu driven by Amber Davis, 43, traveling in the left lane, but crashed into the rear of the vehicle, police said.


NASA Administrator attends the RS-25 rocket engine testing at Stennis

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, along with other government officials including Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, were out at the testing pad to witness the rare event. It's the first rocket testing Administrator Bridenstine has witnessed since taking the position in April of this year.

WGNO.COM - 2018-08-14 22:12:20

Lacombe man convicted of raping young girl

A jury on Friday found James Matthew Cole, 64, guilty of second-degree rape, molestation of a juvenile and sexual battery of a victim under 13 in a trial before state district Judge Scott Gardner, the district attorney's office said in a news release Monday (Aug. 13). Cole faces a sentence of 25 to


NASA administrator visits Stennis Space Center - WXXV 25

It’s been seven years since the space shuttle program was cancelled, leaving Russian rockets as the only form of transportation to the International Space Station, but the new Space Launch System, also known as SLS, space travel will be returning to American soil. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

WXXV25.COM - 2018-08-15 01:14:05

NOPD searches for man accused of cutting, threatening to kill woman in New Orleans East

New Orleans policeare searching for 40-year-old Ravanell Williams, who is suspected of cutting, punching and threatening to kill a woman in the Plum Orchard neighborhood of New Orleans East on Saturday (August 14).


Train collides with truck in Slidell, minor injuries reported, police say

A truck hauling hundreds of tires collided with a train Monday morning (Aug. 13) in Slidell, authorities said."Miraculously, only minor injuries have been reported," theSlidell Police Departmentsaid in a Facebook post about the crash.The collision caused temporary shutdowns of railroad crossings atF


NOPD arrests 71 drug dealers in undercover operation, has warrants for 54 more

Chief Michael Harrison said the summer months are often the most violent time of the year in New Orleans, and under the leadership of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the NOPD has undertaken a wide-reaching effort to clean up the streets.


Winning lotto ticket sold in French Quarter still unclaimed

A winning Easy5 ticket worth $237,344 sold in March at a French Quarter grocery store has yet to be claimed, and time is running out for the winner.