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Suspect booked in home invasion, robbery of 92-year old WWII vet: Slidell police
Slidell police have arrested a suspect in a recent home invasion and robbery of a 92-year-old World War II veteran. Jonathan Gabriel, 41, of Slidell, was booked with the crimes Monday night, police said in a news release Tuesday (Dec. 18). He has also been linked to a similar robbery in Lacombe, pol
Deputies: Man robbed near Slidell after using online dating service
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man was robbed near Slidell after setting up a date using an online service then meeting one of the suspects to have breakfast, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Blood drive Wednesday for ‘Mr. Slidell,’ aspiring musician who was hit by a car
The city of Slidell and The Blood Center are hosting a blood drive Wednesday (Dec. 19) for Ivan Toney, a city employee affectionately known as "Mr. Slidell.'' Toney remains hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle Dec. 7.
Slidell community comes together for man recovering from hit-and-run
(SLIDELL) -- After a rough couple of days, Karen Ray feels like she can finally breathe. "The past three days it has been good. The first part of the week, it was very hard. But my faith in God kept me strong," Karen Ray said.
The small of it all: Tiny-house enthusiasts gather at Slidell festival
There is nothing small about the tiny house movement, and nowhere is that more evident than at a United Tiny House Association Tiny House Festival. The traveling event is making its way around the U.S., most recently delighting micro-home enthusiasts in Slidell.
What to Eat (or drink) Tuesday: Best bars
Where do you like to go to get a drink? And, what do you drink when you go there?. That's what we talked about this week for What to Eat Tuesday on the Early Edition of WWL First News. So it became What to Drink Tuesday.
Report: Two men caught harvesting polluted oysters in Terrebonne
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -State wildlife agents cited two Houma men for allegedly harvesting oysters in a polluted area in Terrebonne Parish, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.
Grand jury indicts Slidell man in rapes of two very young girls
COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted James Bishop, 67, of Slidell, Wednesday (Dec. 12) of two counts of aggravated rape of a victim under 13, two counts of molestation of a juvenile, and production of pornography involving juveniles.
Slidell man who allegedly robbed WWII veteran, taken into custody
Slidell police arrested 41-year-old man in connection with a robbery and home invasion of a 92-year-old World War II veteran. Jonathan Gabriel of Slidell was taken into custody Monday evening.
Bogalusa pastor from Slidell sentenced for $90,000 theft
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced yesterday that JERRY R. NEWTON, age 54 of Slidell, Louisiana was sentenced after pleading guilty to a one count Bill of Information charging Theft of Government Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.
Slidell police arrest suspect in armed robbery of 92-year-old WWII veteran
(SLIDELL) -- Police have arrested a person they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of a WWII veteran this week. On Thursday (Dec. 13), a man entered a Slidell retirement community, Lafittes Landing, and robbed a 92-year-old veteran of cash, medication and his car before fleeing the area, S
Bears win against Packers, so Saints cannot clinch first-round bye Monday
The New Orleans Saints will be unable to clinch a first-round bye for the playoffs when they play Monday against the Carolina Panthers. The Chicago Bears (10-4) beat the Green Bay Packers 24-17 and clinched the NFC North championship. By doing so, they will stay within two games of the Saints in the
Remains of Louisiana sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAFB) - The remains of a World War II Navy sailor from Slidell, Louisiana have been identified more than 75 years after he was killed in the Pearl Harbor attack.
World War II vet, 92, robbed at gunpoint at retirement home
SLIDELL, La. - A 92-year-old World War II veteran was robbed at gunpoint Thursday at his Louisiana retirement home, WDSU reported. The thief escaped with cash and medications, the television station reported.
Illegal Immigrant arrested for child exploitation and identify theft in Louisiana
LOUISIANA - (12/17/18) Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of an illegal alien for internet crimes against children and identity theft. “Making Louisiana safer is a top priority for my office, and we will continue doing all we can to stop child predators and fight illeg
2 men arrested in pair of shooting deaths in Louisiana
(KLFY) - RACELAND, La - (12/17/18) Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say two brothers have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men last weekend. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Kerry Alexander and 28-year-old Jerrell Alexander of Raceland have been charged with first-deg
'No payoff' to ex-Tammany sheriff Jack Strain, says former owner of Covington work-release facility
Federal authorities have alleged that the private operators of a work-release program in Slidell paid kickbacks to former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain, but the former Strain associate who operated a second private work-release facility in the parish says there was no hanky-panky in his ope
Remains of Louisiana sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday that the remains of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Charles C. Gomez Jr., of Slidell, w
Powerball ticket sold in Slidell now worth $50,000
SLIDELL, La. – Christmas has come early for someone who purchased a Powerball ticket on the Northshore. According to the Louisiana Lottery Corporation, a Powerball ticket sold at the Racetrac at 1720 Gause Boulevard is now worth $50,000. The ticket matched four of five white balls plus the Powerball
Tulane vs. Louisiana, Cure Bowl score: Green Wave notches first bowl win since 2002
The first bowl game of the 2018 college football postseason was a monumental one for Tulane. The Green Wave leaned on their run game and aggressive third- and fourth-down play-calling to stave off a second-half comeback from Louisiana to win the Cure Bowl 41-24. It's the first postseason victory for