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Picayune eatery cited during state restaurant inspections
One South Mississippi restaurant has received a C rating during recent inspections by the Mississippi State Department of Health.The inspection is one of 102 performed Aug. 8-15 at food service venues in the six southernmost counties — Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Pearl River, Stone and George counti
Franklinton woman sentenced to life in jail after killing best friend's fiancé
The fatal shooting happened on April 14, 2017. According to police, Stockstlil shot Couch, 27, during an argument at the home he shared with his fiancée, Kristin Copeland.
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.
Clear the Shelters Day at Pearl River County SPCA - Picayune Item
Today the Pearl River County SPCA will be participating in the nation-wide Clear the Shelters Day and will be offering significant pet adoption discounts.Shelter Director Judy Wheaton said it will be a day of games, where participants can play a ball toss game to determine what they will pay for the
Mississippi man arrested in Fort Walton after confessing he killed his grandmother
According to an arrest report, Thomas Crawford of Picayune, Mississippi was arrested Wednesday at a Fort Walton Beach Medical Center located in the 100 block of NW Mar Walt Drive.
Grandma wouldn’t let him use her car. She turned up dead, Florida cops say
He was at a hospital in Florida’s panhandle on Wednesday when he made the confession, deputies said.Thomas Crawford, 30, disclosed to staff at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center thathe killed his 71-year-old grandmotherin Picayune, Mississippi, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Crawfo
Mississippi Power to pull the plug on its BSL office
The days of paying your electric bill directly at Mississippi Power's Bay St. Louis are about to end -- the company has announced the local office will close by early October."We have done a comprehensive review .. and we always are keeping track of our interactions with customers, like a lot of bus
Pearlington’s oak tree canopy survived Katrina. Cutting them would be ‘the last straw.’
Not all state highways are created equal.Mississippi 604 is a two-lane narrow highway with no shoulders, but the people who live along it think it is very special. Those who drive it do too, because of the canopy of old oaks, especially on the southern end off U.S. 90.They consider the trees histori
If you’re in the mood for diner food, this Coast eatery is the place
Sometimes a diner is just what the day needs. It’s an American institution, without frills, or pretensions. The menu is pretty simple, basic sandwiches, a few blue plates specials and a platter or two. You can also predict that the portions are going to be hefty and the prices reasonable. If this is
Massive log jam on Pearl River to be cleared soon
A controversial proposal to dam the river near Jackson, Mississippi, for a flood control project hasraised alarm in Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. The concern is that the flow of water heading downstream will be restricted and cause environmental problems in the lower Pearl River basin. Citing
Slidell man booked with 500 counts of possessing child porn
Benjamin Bell, 52, was booked with 500 counts of possessing child pornography. (St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office)
Added police presence sent to New Orleans high school after bomb threat, cash demand
Police said a threat was made to a school in the 5300 block of St. Charles Avenue, the general area of De La Salle High School. An email was sent "threatening students and teachers" if financial demands weren't met by Thursday, police said.
Image of possible CBD shooting suspect out; Multiple factors played into slow response
From the time the call was dispatched as “accident with injury” at 2:11 p.m. until the initial officer’s arrival, nine minutes passed, NOPD call logs show. The average response to all homicides in 2018 has been 3.8 minutes, the data shows.
Sergeant punched in face by man jailed at Orleans Justice Center
An arrest warrant for Michael Lewis, 27, states Lewis was among a group of jailed men playing cards in the common area of a housing unit who he instructed to go to their beds while the staff locked down certain people and did a security check. Lewis was the only one who did not follow the instructio
Mississippi man gets 13 years in drug trafficking case
News outlets report 46-year-old Patrick "Puppy" Johns, of Picayune, also was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised release following his time in prison. Johns pleaded guilty in January to possessing cocaine with intent to distribute. A U.S. Department of Justice releasesaysJohns sold meth a
Picayune man involved in four vehicle accident - Picayune Item
A Picayune man was recently involved in a four vehicle accident that took the life of a fellow motorcycle rider. The accident occurred in Louisiana and led to the Picayune man suffering critical injuries.According to a release by the Louisiana State Police, on Saturday at about 2:30 p.m. troopers re
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.
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.
Picayune School Board votes not to raise taxes - Picayune Item
District Finance Director Lisa Persick asked the Board to approve a motion to request the same level of ad valorem tax funding. That request totaled $9.2 million, which was a decrease of $272,339 from the previous request submitted to the city of Picayune. Persick said that this request will mean th
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