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  • Gunman used gun with laser in robbery, shooting

    November 30, 2015 3:14 PM

    HAMMOND - A man using a gun with a red laser shot two people in a robbery on Thanksgiving, police just said. Both victims were shot in the leg but one of them was hit twice, also in the shoulder. The department released details of the violent attack Monday.... more »
  • Robber threatens to kill worker, handcuffs woman in heist

    November 25, 2015 12:22 AM

    HAMMOND - Police are searching for men who may be connected to two business robberies. At one, an unidentified man threatened to kill an employee. The department shared surveillance video of the most violent altercation on its Facebook Tuesday. The robberies happened in October. "Do you want to... more »
  • Hammond man wanted in connection with August rape

    November 20, 2015 12:12 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff’s deputies in Tangipahoa Parish asked for the public’s help Friday in locating a man wanted in connection with a rape back in August. TPSO Sheriff Daniel Edwards said 34-year-old Marcus Henderson, of Hammond, is wanted on an aggravated rape charge in connection with the incident that... more »
  • Preliminary report blames engine trouble for deadly plane crash

    October 30, 2015 12:04 AM

    HAMMOND - A preliminary investigation blames a loss of engine power during takeoff for a deadly crash at the airport in Tangipahoa Parish recently. John Harris, of Denham Springs, was a passenger on the plane and died. The pilot of the Cessna 421B was from Lafayette. A more... more »
  • 14-year-old to face terrorizing charges for Hammond school threat Play Video

    October 27, 2015 9:49 AM

    HAMMOND - Authorities said Tuesday that a 14-year-old in Hammond will face terrorizing charges for a threatening social media post. Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said they believe the boy made the post as a prank, but will have to face the consequences... more »
  • Shreveport man killed in motorcycle crash on US 190 in Hammond

    October 21, 2015 11:53 AM

    HAMMOND – Police say a Shreveport man was killed Tuesday in a motorcycle crash on US 190 West in Hammond. Louisiana State Police said 51-year-old Morgan Welch, of Shreveport, was killed when his Harley Davidson motorcycle drifted onto the eastbound lane and struck an SUV. Troopers said that... more »
  • Police say BR couple kidnapped, strangled, left in Hammond check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 20, 2015 11:20 AM

    HAMMOND - Authorities confirmed Tuesday that a Baton Rouge couple missing from their home were found strangled at a truck stop in Hammond. Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall said Denis and Suzanne Duplantier were kidnapped from their home Monday night at 5020 Highland Road and driven to Hammond in... more »
  • NTSB: Plane wreckage being removed from airport

    October 16, 2015 11:46 AM

    HAMMOND - The wreckage of an airplane that crashed at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport is being removed. John Brannen, a senior National Transportation Safety Board investigator, says crews were removing the wreckage Friday. The twin-engine Cessna 421 crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday. Two people aboard the plane... more »
  • Man from Denham Springs one of two killed in Wednesday plane crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2015 3:06 PM

    HAMMOND - Federal investigators will base much of their investigation into a deadly plane crash around radio transmissions between the airport tower and a doomed aircraft. The Cessna 421 turbo-prop hit the ground in a near vertical nosedive after making a steep bank, the NTSB said in a news... more »
  • 2 reported dead in Hammond plane crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2015 5:08 PM

    HAMMOND - It will likely be Thursday afternoon before federal investigators release additional information about a plane crash that killed two people in Hammond. The crash happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday as the Cessna 421 turbo-prop was taking off, experienced trouble and was attempting to return to the airport... more »
  • Hammond City Council paves way for Uber

    October 9, 2015 2:55 AM

    HAMMOND- Uber's ride sharing service is expected to soon be available in Hammond. Paving the way for the company to operate in the city, the Hammond City Council voted Wednesday to amend the city's code. The Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/1QafeuQ) Director of Administration Lacy Landrum explained how the ride sharing... more »
  • Mississippi woman killed in head-on crash near Hammond

    October 6, 2015 4:59 PM

    HAMMOND - A Mississippi woman was killed in a head-on crash after driving the wrong way on Interstate 55 near Hammond. Louisiana State Police, in a news release, identified the victim as 53-year-old Donna I. James, of Macon, Mississippi. Authorities say James, about 1 a.m. Tuesday, was driving north in... more »
  • Mississippi woman killed in head-on crash near Hammond

    October 6, 2015 12:10 PM

    HAMMOND - State police say a Mississippi woman died early Tuesday morning as a result of a two vehicle head-on crash on Interstate 55 near Interstate 12 in Hammond. Crash scene investigators said they determined a Nissan Altima driven by 53-year-old Donna James, of Macon, MS, was traveling northbound... more »
  • Hammond man arrested in connection with Saturday shooting

    September 16, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office says investigators have arrested a Hammond man in connection with a shooting that hospitalized a man last weekend. 26-year-old Lamarkcus Green was wanted by the Hammond Police Department for attempted murder and car theft. Investigators say Green is suspected of shooting... more »
  • Video released of high-speed chase, driver blew .103 when arrested check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2015 3:54 PM

    WALKER - Police said they arrested a highly-intoxicated Hammond man early Sunday morning after he led officers on a high-speed chase for more than 16 miles. Police said the pursuit began around 2 a.m. Sunday when officers saw a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Roland Reine slide to a stop... more »
  • Hammond council refuses to allow bars to open on Sundays

    July 22, 2015 8:30 AM

    HAMMOND- Establishments that serve only alcoholic drinks will remain shuttered in Hammond on Sundays. The city council decided Tuesday against adopting an ordinance that would have changed the years-old law. Despite pleas from a long procession of speakers advocating a Sunday open bar policy, the council voted 3-2 to reject... more »
  • Troopers find $200,000 worth of cocaine in Tangipahoa

    July 20, 2015 6:53 PM

    HAMMOND - It was a busy night with multiple cocaine arrests for Louisiana State Troopers in Tangipahoa Parish Sunday. State Troopers arrested four people and discovered over $200,000 worth of cocaine in two separate traffic stops Sunday. Troopers said they stopped an SUV for a traffic violation around... more »
  • Hammond council considers Sunday alcohol sales in bars

    July 8, 2015 11:12 AM

    HAMMOND, La. - Bars will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Sundays if the Hammond City Council adopts an ordinance introduced by Councilman Lemar Marshall on Tuesday. The Daily Star reports Marshall's proposal would let bars operate at the same hours as restaurants with bars are allowed to... more »
  • Traffic stop yields nearly half-million dollars worth of cocaine

    June 10, 2015 6:03 PM

    HAMMOND - Nearly half a million dollars worth of cocaine is off the streets after a traffic stop near Hammond Thursday morning. Shortly after 10:00 am, a Louisiana State Trooper stopped a Nissan Rogue on Interstate 12 west of Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish for a traffic violation. According... more »
  • Report: Pilot error blamed for deadly Black Hawk crash

    June 3, 2015 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An international media outlet said it has obtained a copy of a report into the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter that killed four Hammond-based National Guard soldiers and seven Marines off the coast of Florida. The crash happened in March and is blamed on pilot... more »
  • LSU softball dismisses Southeastern 11-0

    April 29, 2015 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly two days removed from a run-rule victory on the road, the No. 6 LSU softball team returned home to Baton Rouge on Wednesday and continued its torrid offensive pace as the Tigers netted 11 runs on 13 hits to defeat the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions 11-0... more »
  • Tulane baseball wins on walk off home run, tops Southeastern 5-4

    April 28, 2015 11:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jacob Seward broke the Southeastern Louisiana hitting-streak record Tuesday, but it was not enough for the Lions as they fell, 5-4, to Tulane in 10 innings at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. Southeastern (33-13) rallied to tie the game with a pair of runs in the... more »
  • Hammond doctor pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme

    April 23, 2015 3:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Justice Department says a doctor from Hammond has pleaded guilty in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme. Sixty-two-year-old Winston Murray, the operator of a Hammond clinic, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance in New Orleans. Murray admitted writing home health care referrals for... more »
  • Hammond expands smoking ban

    April 22, 2015 6:54 AM

    HAMMOND- The Hammond City Council has voted 4-1 to ban smoking in bars and bingo halls. The Advocate reports the law, which goes into effect in 90 days, adds those hospitality businesses previously excluded under state law to the list of employers that must provide smoke-free work environments. Councilman Lemar... more »
  • LSP: Hammond man killed when vehicle ran off I-55 and flipped

    April 16, 2015 3:07 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Louisiana State Police say a Hammond man is dead after a single vehicle crash Thursday morning on Interstate 55 near Ponchatoula. Troopers say Nolan K. Bel, 37, was traveling southbound on US 51 and he entered the southbound on-ramp at a high rate of speed, which caused... more »
  • Hammond proposes smoking ban in workplaces, public places

    April 8, 2015 11:04 AM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond City Council will soon consider passing a city-wide smoking ban for workplaces and public places. At present, the city has no smoking policies but has banned smoking in city buildings and parks. It is at the discretion of business owners if they will allow smoking on... more »
  • Smash and grab duo hit jewelry store; caught on camera

    April 1, 2015 10:17 PM

    HAMMOND - Police are looking for a pair of thieves who made off with bags of stolen loot from a jewelry store on Southwest Railroad Avenue, between I-55 and downtown. Security video from the store shows the crooks breaking through the front, glass door and crawling in. The video... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • Body of fallen soldier arrives in Hammond

    March 21, 2015 1:55 PM

    HAMMOND - Family members, officers and soldiers welcomed home the body of CW4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. as he arrived at the Hammond guard airbase via plane Saturday afternoon. Police and patriot guard riders lined up with American flags in hand on the grounds of the airbase. Hammond residents... more »
  • Body of fallen soldier returns to Hammond Saturday; funeral set

    March 20, 2015 11:36 PM

    HAMMOND - The first of four fallen Louisiana National Guard soldiers returns to Louisiana Saturday. CW4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash last week off the coast of Florida. Griffin and three others based out of Hammond were with seven Marines from North Carolina... more »
  • Soldier, kids place American flag at Hammond memorial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 16, 2015 11:09 PM

    HAMMOND - A makeshift memorial has grown along the fence of the National Guard base here. Monday, the American flags, wreaths, signs and notes had grown substantially since Friday. Among the new additions was a flag, hung by a soldier and his children. The solemn moment of respect... more »
  • Guardsman's best friend talks about hero who lost his life check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 16, 2015 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Holding back tears, Mitch Burton talked about his best friend who died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Florida. Burton talked candidly about Tom Florich. Florich and three other Louisiana National Guardsmen died last week. Seven Marines were also killed in the... more »
  • Black Hawk wreck recovery ends Friday night

    March 13, 2015 10:26 PM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Recovery operations ended Friday evening with pieces of a downed Black Hawk helicopter still under 25 feet of water. It took four hours to pull the main rotor section of the helicopter up to the surface. Crews were able to remove two pieces of the... more »
  • Flags, wreaths honor guardsmen killed in helicopter crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2015 10:21 PM

    HAMMOND - A makeshift memorial has been growing along the fence of the Louisiana National Guard base where four guardsmen who died in a Black Hawk crash this week were stationed. Friday, the memorial included wreaths, flowers, American Flags and lots of red, white and blue. A very... more »
  • Bodies of all but two Hammond-based guardsmen recovered from wreckage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2015 3:51 PM

    PENSACOLA - The bodies of seven Marines and two Louisiana National Guardsmen have been pulled from the wreckage of a downed Black Hawk in a Florida sound. The helicopter, based out of the Tangipahoa Parish National Guard compound, crashed Wednesday night. Four Hammond-based guardsmen were on the helicopter along... more »
  • La. Guard says bodies of 2 crash victims found

    March 12, 2015 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard confirmed the remains of two Hammond-based soldiers involved in the UH-60M Black Hawk training crash were recovered Thursday. The announcement comes after authorities reported earlier in the morning that search efforts for survivors of the military helicopter crash in Florida have shifted... more »
  • Hammond-based Guard unit one of the best

    March 11, 2015 11:39 PM

    HAMMOND - Flags flew at half staff Wednesday evening in honor of four National Guardsmen stationed here and seven Marines from the Carolinas who are presumed dead after their Hammond-based Black Hawk crashed off the coast of Florida during a training mission. The helicopter crew was part of an... more »
  • Major general describes 'tough day' searching for crash victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2015 2:56 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana National Guard leaders said they've notified families of Guard members who disappeared and are presumed dead after a helicopter crash overnight. "It's a tough day," Major General Glenn Curtis told reporters at a news conference in Hammond. Curtis said he plans to visit the families of... more »
  • Construction on roundabouts starts Monday

    March 5, 2015 10:28 PM

    HAMMOND - Construction begins along a busy artery connecting the two cities in southern Tangipahoa Parish next week. Monday, work begins on a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 51 and Club Deluxe Road. Traffic will remain flowing through the work area, except for 15 days in mid-April when... more »
  • Police: boyfriend arrested in Atlanta after La. parking lot stabbing

    February 18, 2015 11:56 PM

    HAMMOND - A stabbing at a gas station turned into a multi-state investigation where the suspect was arrested in Atlanta. Police said a woman was stabbed in the parking lot of the Shell Travel Center on Highway 190 Monday evening. Details of the incident were released Wednesday, with word... more »
  • Jamie Lynn Spears uses knife to stop fight in Hammond

    January 13, 2015 1:09 PM

    HAMMOND - Celebrity gossip site TMZ.com posted video to its website Tuesday, showing Britney Spears' sister, Jamie Lynn, apparently breaking up a brawl inside a Tangipahoa Parish eatery with a knife last month. Jamie Lynn, 23, was at the Pita Pit on North Cate Street, an area of downtown... more »
  • Hearing impaired man dies after stepping in front of train

    December 31, 2014 6:39 AM

    HAMMOND - Hammond police say a 58-year-old man with hearing difficulties died after stepping in front of a train passing through the downtown area. Lt. Vince Giannobile says Ernest Watts could hardly speak and could barely hear. Giannobile says Watts didn't respond to bystanders who shouted to warn him of... more »
  • Troopers make $200,000 pot bust on I-12

    December 22, 2014 9:08 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police arrested a man accused of moving drugs between Texas and Georgia during a stop on I-12 Monday. Troopers said they stopped a truck near the Hammond Square exit and found 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Authorities said a K9 from the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • I-12 reopens late Monday night

    December 15, 2014 2:12 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police sprayed foam across I-12 Monday afternoon to clean up a fuel tanker truck which flipped with a full load of gasoline near Hammond, blocking the highway. Troopers closed I-12 in both directions after the big rig wreck on the eastbound side of the highway. Pictures... more »
  • Wanted man arrested for sex charges

    December 15, 2014 10:48 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested a man wanted for indecent behavior with juveniles along with other violent charges after a traffic stop in Hammond last Saturday. Tyrone Kenneth Reine, 47, of Hammond was identified and taken into custody by deputies after he was pulled... more »
  • Man indicted in woman's mysterious murder

    December 8, 2014 11:18 PM

    HAMMOND- More arrests are possible in the murder of a woman from this Tangipahoa Parish city in October. Kim Bowman , 32, was shot and killed in Tangipahoa Parish and her body was driven to New Orleans where it and her vehicle were set on fire. Firefighters found her... more »
  • Drunk driving suspected in deadly crash

    November 24, 2014 9:04 AM

    HAMMOND - State Police believe a woman was driving drunk when she crashed Sunday night, killing her father. Amber Hoyt, 22, ran off the side of La. 1064, drove down an enbankment and hit her tree. Police say Douglas Hoyt, 45, wasn't wearing his seat belt and died from... more »
  • Police seek perfume bandit in Hammond

    November 14, 2014 9:56 AM

    HAMMOND - Police in Hammond are searching for a robber who took more than $500 worth of perfume from a retail store. Officers tell The Daily Star the suspect entered the Ulta Beauty store Monday afternoon clad all in purple LSU-themed clothing. Police spokesman Vince Giannobile says the man fled... more »
  • Police: Woman from Hammond killed in Tangi then burned in Orleans

    November 3, 2014 11:32 PM

    HAMMOND- The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is set to take the lead on a homicide investigation after authorities in New Orleans determined a woman was shot in Tangipahoa before being burned in her car in Orleans. Kimberly Bowman, 32, was found dead about three weeks ago. Monday, the... more »
  • Hammond woman's family frustrated over her mysterious death

    October 29, 2014 10:46 PM

    HAMMOND- Family members of a woman from Tangipahoa Parish are furious a mystery still surrounds her death. Kim Bowman, 32, vanished two weeks ago. Her body was found in her burned vehicle with a gun shot wound about 60 miles from home. "She left to go to the... more »
  • Police: Woman offered to sell child

    October 24, 2014 1:04 PM

    HAMMOND - A couple that police say tried to sell a child at a southeast Louisiana gas station appear headed for Texas. Master Trooper Brooks David, a Louisiana State Police spokesman, says the blue Dodge minivan with Florida license plates was spotted in Lake Charles Friday afternoon but headed west... more »
  • Jay D's Cajun Tasso Corn Maque Choux check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local food blogger, Jay Ducote, shared a Cajun dish sure to make any Louisianian satisfied. Today, he made a spiced up meat dish made with corn and Cajun tasso. You can find the full recipe below, and check out his Bite & Booze blog for more... more »
  • Man accused of sexual battery

    October 7, 2014 10:56 AM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies announced the arrest Tuesday of a man accused of sexually battering someone in Tangipahoa Parish this weekend. Deputies arrested Brandon Scott Hudson, 31, Monday after getting a tip he was hiding out at a home in Ponchatoula. Investigators said Hudson was wanted by Hammond... more »
  • Man sentenced to 10 years on meth, burglary charges

    August 29, 2014 12:25 PM

    AMITE - A man from Hammond was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison after he pleaded no contest to two counts of simple burglary and one count of production and manufacture of meth on Tuesday. 31-year-old Brandon Burrescia's sentencing comes after he was arrested twice in 2012 for... more »
  • PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

    August 27, 2014 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed six complaints against a Hammond turtle and alligator farm. One alleges the family is abusing a 6-year-old by teaching him to handle alligators at Harvey Kliebert Turtle and Alligator Farm and Tours. Melody Kliebert, who married into the... more »
  • Hammond man arrested on child pornography charges

    August 21, 2014 3:02 PM

    HAMMOND - An investigation led by Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell's Cyber Crime Unit led to the Wednesday arrest of a Hammond man accused of 16 counts of child pornography. 19-year-old Brandon Brown was booked into Tangipahoa Parish Jail on 15 counts of possession of and one count of... more »
  • 2 arrested in Hammond apartment burglary

    August 21, 2014 11:25 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested two men in connection with an apartment burglary in Hammond on Wednesday. Witnesses said three men exited an apartment on Honeysuckle Drive and got into a vehicle as deputies were on their way to the scene. One of... more »
  • Hammond council regulates open burning

    August 20, 2014 7:09 AM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring residents who want to burn leaves or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator. Louise Bostic told the council Monday she feared the new regulations will be a hindrance... more »
  • Dat's How We Roll: Cycling for MS check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2014 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dat's How We Roll is a two-day cycling ride across 150 miles to raise funds and awareness for the National MS Society. The ride starts on October 4th at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Participants will pedal all the way Percy Quin St. Park in McComb,... more »
  • Wreck closes I-12 near Hammond

    July 28, 2014 10:35 AM

    HAMMOND - Traffic officials closed a portion of I-12 after a wreck near Hammond Monday morning. The wreck happened on I-12 East near Pumpkin Center Road, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic is passing through the area on the right shoulder. DOTD reported the road... more »
  • Missing woman found in Mississippi hospital

    July 10, 2014 10:52 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they located a missing 39-year-old Hammond woman at a hospital in Mississippi. Shailey Michelle Tripp was last seen at her apartment in Hammond on Monday, and deputies said they found her car, abandoned in a grocery store parking lot on Hwy... more »
  • Arrest made after drug user 'caught in the act'

    June 24, 2014 1:21 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they caught a 28-year-old man in the act of injecting illegal narcotics and arrested him for several drug related offenses early Monday morning. A patrolling deputy said he was following up on recommended improvements to security at a recently burglarized deli... more »
  • Deputies: Home invasion likely related to drugs

    June 11, 2014 10:47 PM

    HAMMOND - Investigators believe a deadly home invasion earlier this week may be related to illegal drug activity. There were drugs inside the apartment where Brandon Sims, 30, was murdered on June 9. An unidentified person smashed through the back door and got into a shootout with Sims, who... more »
  • Deputies ID teenage victim of Hammond shooting

    May 20, 2014 3:03 PM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office identified the teenage victim of an early morning shooting on Monday and released more information about the cause. Deputies said 16-year-old Hector Dotey of Hammond died yesterday from a gunshot wound to the head. TPSO detectives believe Hector was shot at... more »
  • Hammond couple plead guilty to Medicaid fraud

    May 13, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office says the owners of a Hammond personal care business have pleaded guilty for their role in siphoning dollars from the Louisiana Medicaid Program and evade paying state taxes. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 55-year-old Cassandra N. Dangerfield pleaded guilty on Friday to... more »
  • Woman in critical condition after domestic dispute

    May 12, 2014 10:46 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they are investigating a shooting that occurred after a domestic dispute on Sunday afternoon. Margaret Jackson, 47, was shot in the stomach while attempting to stab a man inside an E. Illinois St. residence in Hammond, according to Sheriff Daniel Edwards.... more »
  • 8-week-old and other kids found living in a meth lab check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2014 1:37 PM

    HAMMOND - Three children are in state custody after sheriff's deputies said they were discovered in a methamphetamine lab in Hammond Tuesday. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said it was investigating a burglary on Wardline Road when detectives smelled the drug lab. Deputies said they got permission to search... more »
  • I-12 reopened after 5 mile jam near Livingston/Tangi line

    April 18, 2014 5:13 PM

    HAMMOND- I-12 eastbound was reopened Friday around 5:30 p.m. The interstate was a parking lot due to a series of wrecks and a previous closure near the mall Friday afternoon. The traffic jam reached near the Livingston Parish line, about five miles in length. State traffic monitors... more »
  • Man shot by deputy when he refused to stop attacking mother

    April 15, 2014 3:46 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police said they're investigating a deputy-involved shooting after a domestic disturbance in Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday afternoon. LSP Sgt. Nick Manale said deputies shot and killed Michael Nichols, 48, after he wouldn't stop stabbing his mother at their home off Happywoods Road near the I-12/I-55 interchange. ... more »
  • Shooting victim describes attacker then dies

    April 8, 2014 11:11 PM

    HAMMOND- Police spent Tuesday talking to a person of interest and witnesses to a murder that happened Monday night. Police said Brian Chester Keith died after being shot multiple times in Phoenix Square. There was no immediate motive for the shooting. Keith died at the hospital but not... more »

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