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‘He ruined my daughters,’ says Coast mom whose 9-year-old was raped

The Sun Herald is withholding the woman’s name to avoid identifying both her daughters, whom the man was sexually exploiting. The mom said that she had her suspicions, but Quincy J. LaBauve struck everyone as a good man.

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-10-16 11:42:00

Man pleads guilty in Algiers tire shop murder

A man charged in afatal shooting outside an Algiers tire shopin 2016 pleaded guilty Wednesday (Oct. 17) to manslaughter and obstruction of justice, averting a trial on a second-degree murder charge scheduled next month, according to District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office.

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-17 16:35:00

Missing Covington man said he was meeting woman in New Orleans before disappearance

According to the New Orleans Police Department, 24-year-old Skylar Vellejos was last seen in Covington by his coworkers on Friday, Oct. 12. Vellejos reportedly told his father Saturday that he planned to go to New Orleans to meet a woman that he had talked to on social media. He has not been seen or

WWL-TV - 2018-10-16 16:53:24

Man with machete robs motorist at I-55 welcome center: sheriff

Randy Holmes Jr., 18, of Greensburg, was booked with armed robbery after the Monday afternoon incident, the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday (Oct. 16).

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-16 20:20:00

More than 1,500 job openings available at Northshore job fair

If you're looking for a job on the Northshore, 95 employers will be looking for people during a job fair Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2018) in Mandeville.

BRPROUD.COM - 2018-10-16 11:46:15

Driver accused in fatal hit-and-run booked on negligent homicide charges from April

Around 2:35 a.m., Hassan Abdul, 25, was driving on North Claiborne Avenue, when he exited his lane of travel and struck Robert Harris, who was walking in the parking lane of the 5100 block, according to a warrant for Adbul's arrest.

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-17 13:15:00

15 fun things to do in St. Tammany Parish this weekend (Oct. 19-21)

Flashlight-carrying attendees of the Whisperings at Covington Cemetery event make for a ghostly image during this extended-exposure photo taken in October 2007. (Photo by Matthew Hinton/The Times-Picayune archive)By Mike Scott, mscott@nola.comThe first faint hint of fall-like weather has arrived in

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-17 09:59:00

Harrison County School Bond issue - WXXV 25

Related Article:NAACP concerned about Moss Point schoolsThe Harrison County School District has seen substantial growth with more than 15,000 current students and enrollment is projected to rise. Harrison County currently has 31 portable classrooms; dealing with overcrowding is a timely issue, as w

WXXV25.COM - 2018-10-17 23:10:48

‘They are dumping them’: Foster child sent to shelter on 18th birthday, now in prison

Rashaad Piper at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel on September 7, 2018. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

NOLA.COM - 2018-10-17 05:45:00

Pearl River Community College closed overnight after shots fired nearby

According to a Facebook post made by the college’s president, the shots were not fired on campus. They were fired from a passing vehicle at a gas station nearby. However, as a precaution, the school made the decision to close the campus gates. Students were also advised to stay in their dorms. That

WLOX - 2018-10-17 12:38:00

Interim county prosecutor picked via draw of straws - Picayune Item

With the retirement of the county prosecuting attorney, members of the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors were tasked with appointing a person to that position until an election can be held next year. The decision ultimately came down to a draw of straws, mimicking the method used to determine

PICAYUNE ITEM - 2018-10-16 12:00:46

Burning eggs lead to marijuana arrest for Jefferson teachers union head Jessie Isidore

Once inside, they found eggs burning on the stove, according to an account of circumstances leading up to the arrest filed in Criminal District Court in New Orleans.


Man who skipped court date gets 25 years in domestic violence case, New Orleans East killing

But Kyron Theophile, who said he wanted out of jail so he could be present for his child’s birth, never went back to court for his sentencing in a domestic violence case.


Navy: Seebee shot and killed in southern Mississippi

BILOXI, Miss. — The Navy says a sailor has been shot and killed in southern Mississippi.News outlets reported the shooting happened early Saturday morning at military housing belonging toKeesler Air Force Base.Spokesman Brian Lamar said the dead sailor was assigned to theNaval Construction Battalion


'A beautiful soul': Man fatally shot at Florida Boulevard gas station Saturday in brazen display of gun violence

Malik Anthony Jackson, 22, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds next to a gas pump at the Circle K near the intersection of Florida Boulevard and Acadian Thruway around 10:50 p.m., Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said in a news release Sunday. Jackson was pronounced


Seabee shot, killed at Keesler housing

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The shooting death of a sailor assigned to the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport is under investigation.A spokesman from the Seabee Base could only confirm the death happened early Saturday morning at military housing belonging to Keesler Air Force Base.The Naval


Mississippi mayor collects signatures for legal marijuana

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi mayor is trying to legalize medicinal marijuana, the Associated Press reports.


Third fatal accident in two days takes life of Mississippi man Saturday night in Denham Springs

DENHAM SPRINGS-- A Mississippi man died Saturday night when his motorcycle struck a car head-on 4-H Club Road, according to the Louisiana State Police.Jasper Bassimer, 25, of Waveland, Miss., was traveling southbound on La. 1032 (4-H Club Road) when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and cross


Sunshine Bridge to remain closed for months following barge accident

The bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River, was closed indefinitely Friday (Oct. 12) after a barge carrying a crane collided with the southwest portion of the bridge. Over the weekend, DOTDannouncedthat the damage was more significant than originally thought.


Suspect wanted for vehicle burglary in Long Beach - WXXV 25

The Long Beach Police Department is asking for help in finding a suspect involved in a vehicle burglary.Police responded to a complaint of a vehicle that had been burglarized in the area of Pine Street.- Advertisement -The victim’s personal property was removed from the vehicle by the suspect.