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  • Area of ATM skimmer investigation widens

    January 29, 2015 2:20 PM

    COVINGTON - The swath of customers possibly affected by hackers recent attempts at "skimming" credit card data from several ATMs has been expanded on Thursday afternoon to include Covington and Slidell, according to an announcement by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Louisiana State Police confirmed with local, state... more »
  • Man killed while riding motorized skateboard

    January 26, 2015 10:18 AM

    COVINGTON - Covington police say a 31-year-old man died when he fell off his motorized skateboard. Chief Tim Lentz said in a news release that Jerry Siles Jr. was riding his gas powered skateboard Sunday afternoon when he lost control and was thrown to the ground. Lentz says Siles was... more »
  • Man accused of robbing pharmacies

    July 2, 2014 3:54 PM

    COVINGTON - A man wanted for robbing two Walgreens stores in St. Tammany Parish over the weekend was arrested due to the combined efforts of detectives from the parish sheriff's office and Covington Police Department. Authorities arrested 43-year-old Michael Williams of Covington Tuesday night and booked him into the... more »
  • One man arrested in Covington meth lab raid

    June 18, 2014 4:40 PM

    COVINGTON - A Tuesday morning search of a home north of Covington by narcotics agents led to the discovery of a recently active meth lab and one arrest, according to the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force. Agents said they received an anonymous tip that narcotics were being made... more »
  • STPSO: Missing woman found safe

    March 21, 2014 10:30 AM

    COVINGTON - Sheriff's deputies said a missing Covington woman has been found and is in good health. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies reported that Yvone Morel, 83, was missing Friday morning. Deputies said she was later located in Ball, and was in the custody of law enforcement there. ... more »
  • Search underway for work program escapee

    March 13, 2014 12:13 PM

    COVINGTON - Law enforcement in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes are looking for a man they say escaped from a workforce program and abducted his girlfriend from a Covington convenience store. Investigators say Christopher Ricker left the workforce facility around 4:00 a.m. Thursday and abducted his girlfriend soon after.... more »
  • Covington cop who arrested football refs demoted

    December 31, 2013 2:51 PM

    COVINGTON, La. - Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz says a lieutenant who arrested two high-school football referees in October has been suspended without pay and demoted to sergeant. Lentz says Stephen Short must also pass an evaluation before he can return to work after the 10-day suspension, and cannot apply... more »
  • NOPD officer in trouble for speeding

    December 20, 2013 6:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been suspended after fleeing from police on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Authorities say Sgt. Gary Calico, a 22-year veteran of the police force, refused to pull over for a Causeway police officer and led the officer on a high speed chase... more »
  • 14 in the running for Covington police chief

    August 23, 2013 7:58 AM

    COVINGTON - Fourteen candidates passed a written civil service test, and now move to the interview stage with the mayor to be considered for Covington's next police chief. The names of the candidates were released Thursday at a Covington Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board meeting. Timothy... more »
  • Covington-based Guard unit heading to Kuwait

    August 15, 2013 8:12 AM

    HAMMOND - The Louisiana National Guard says more than 160 soldiers in a Covington-based engineer company are heading to Kuwait, where they'll spend a year working in construction. A deployment ceremony will be held Friday in Hammond for the 1021st Engineer Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, which also has detachment... more »
  • Man kills self after firing gun at law office

    July 30, 2013 3:56 PM

    COVINGTON - Police say a man is believed to have shot himself to death after firing numerous shots inside and outside of a law office in Covington. The man's identity hasn't been released. Acting Covington Police Chief Jack West says police began receiving numerous emergency calls about 1:15 Tuesday afternoon... more »
  • Two teens arrested for school vandalism

    May 10, 2013 11:51 AM

    COVINGTON - Police arrested two teens in connection with vandalism at St. Paul's School. Covington Police Capt. Jack West tells The Times-Picayune a 17-year-old from Folsom and 18-year-old Carter Norman Hall of Covington were booked with felony criminal damage to property over $500. They were booked into the St. Tammany... more »
  • Covington contractor pleads guilty in loan case

    April 25, 2013 7:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 40-year-old Covington contractor pleaded guilty in federal court to filing false records with a bank to obtain a $3.45 million loan. Raymond Grow III pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of making a false statement in his loan application to First American Bank and Trust... more »
  • Man accused by LSP, FBI of child porn

    April 23, 2013 6:45 PM

    COVINGTON - State and federal agents arrested a Covington man after they said they found child porn at his home. Detectives with the Louisiana State Police accused Paul Beebe III, 32, of 21 counts of pornography involving juveniles. An LSP spokesperson said with help from the FBI, investigators... more »
  • Woman dies in I-12 crash

    April 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    ROBERT - State police say a multivehicle crash on Interstate 12 took the life of a 71-year-old Covington woman. Trooper Nick Manale says the four vehicle crash took place shortly after 6 a.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of the interstate at the Robert exit in Tangipahoa Parish. Manale said... more »
  • 2 officers with Covington PD face charges

    March 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    COVINGTON - Two Covington Police officers have been arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office. Monday's arrest of former Officer Anthony Adams and Officer Nicholas Harper came in connection with the alleged use of excessive force on someone being arrested at the police department. The alleged incident... more »
  • Delgado to close Covington campus next year

    March 20, 2013 8:57 AM

    COVINGTON- Delgado Community College will close its Covington campus at the end of the spring 2014 semester. School officials say classes will slowly be phased out in the months ahead. The Times-Picayune reports students will be directed to growing course offerings from Delgado's sister institution, Northshore Technical Community College, and... more »
  • St. Tammany school board sets bond issue election

    February 22, 2013 9:05 AM

    COVINGTON- The St. Tammany Parish School Board has called a May 4 election seeking voter approval for a $135 million bond issue and expanding use of some tax money to include employee salaries and benefits. School leaders said the measures are necessary to support teachers in the classroom and meet... more »
  • State lawmaker starts new fight against red light cameras Play Video

    February 21, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Representative Paul Hollis (R-Covington) says if you live in an area that does not use red light cameras, you should not have to pay fines. He has filed a bill for the upcoming session to make it law. Hollis says drivers with a car registered... more »
  • Covington man arrested for second DWI

    February 15, 2013 9:11 AM

    GARDEN CITY, La. - Authorities in St. Mary Parish say a Covington man faces second offense DWI charges, after a deputy found him intoxicated in his vehicle. Sheriff Mark Hebert says the deputy spotted 56-year-old James Bourgeois sitting in a parking lot along Hwy. 182 just after midnight Friday.... more »
  • Man accused of burning woman with scalding water

    February 4, 2013 3:40 PM

    COVINGTON - Covington police say a 48-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend and severely burning her by holding her under scalding water during an argument over a set of keys, then fighting police. Terrance Silas Fritz, of Covington, is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on... more »
  • Ga. authorities investigating KKK fliers

    January 23, 2013 5:56 AM

    COVINGTON, Ga. - Sheriff's officials in the Atlanta area are investigating whether any laws were broken when fliers inviting residents to join the Ku Klux Klan were placed outside homes. Newton County sheriff's Deputy Courtney Morrison says the fliers are being reviewed to make sure they don't contain any... more »
  • Man accused of flashing holiday shoppers

    January 4, 2013 4:21 PM

    COVINGTON - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a Covington man after they said he exposed himself twice to holiday shoppers. Deputies arrested Brian Harris, 26, in suspicion of obscenity on Dec. 28 after witness descriptions led them to his vehicle. Investigators said they were told on Dec.... more »
  • Covington firefighter pleads guilty to rape charge

    December 11, 2012 10:06 AM

    COVINGTON - A 29-year-old Covington firefighter accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to forcible rape. The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office says Theodore George Williams could face up to 40 years in prison when he returns to court on Jan. 22 for sentencing. ... more »
  • 2 children burned in Covington house fire

    December 6, 2012 12:29 PM

    COVINGTON - Two children pulled from a burning home in Covington have been taken to a burn center in Galveston, Texas. Authorities say three other people, including two other children made it out of the house uninjured. The Times-Picayune reports the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Thursday. State Fire... more »
  • Smoothie King HQ to stay, expand in La.

    November 20, 2012 4:06 PM

    METAIRIE - Louisiana-based Smoothie King, which was sold in July to a South Korea-based corporation, will move its headquarters from Covington to Jefferson Parish and expand its 45-person headquarters staff with 60 new jobs. The announcement was made Tuesday by state officials and Greater New Orleans Inc., the economic development... more »
  • Pearl River man booked in father's death

    October 26, 2012 10:57 AM

    COVINGTON- A 39-year-old Pearl River man who was arrested earlier this week in Mississippi after being accused of stabbing his father to death has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish jail on a second-degree murder charge. Billie Glenn Rawson Jr. was arrested Tuesday in Long Beach, Miss. and was... more »
  • Curfew declared as water rises in St. Tammany

    August 29, 2012 6:42 PM

    COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish officials have proclaimed a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Parish President Pat Brister says up to a foot of water had been forced out of Lake Pontchartrain and was flooding streets along the Mandeville lakefront. Some flooding also was... more »
  • Body of Mandeville man found in lake

    August 20, 2012 3:37 PM

    COVINGTON - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has retrieved the body of a Mandeville man from Lake Pontchartrain. Capt. George Bonnett, the sheriff's spokesman, says the coroner's office identified the victim as 59-year-old Charles Ellis. Deputies pulled the man's body from the lake Saturday afternoon. Bonnett says Ellis is... more »
  • Man shot when he confronts invaders in Covington

    June 29, 2012 2:38 PM

    COVINGTON - Police say a man was shot as he confronted two intruders trying to break into a Covington home. A Covington news release says the attempted home invasion happened early Thursday at a residence occupied by Kim Dilworth, his girlfriend and her 3-year-old child. The two were attempting to... more »
  • Covington man killed in crash

    May 27, 2012 1:53 PM

    SLIDELL - A Covington man has died in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 190 in St. Tammany Parish. State police say the victim of Saturday's accident has been identified as 28-year-old Paul Becnel Jr. State police say Becnel was traveling east on U.S. 190 when his car ran off... more »
  • Body of unidentified female found near Covington

    May 7, 2012 6:34 AM

    COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish authorities are working to identify a woman's body found along Interstate 12. The body was discovered Sunday afternoon near Covington. The identity of the body is unknown, but officials with the St. Tammany coroner's office said the body is that of a female.... more »
  • Teen arrested for alleged Facebook threats

    March 26, 2012 11:20 AM

    MANDEVILLE- A 14-year-old student at a school in St. Tammany Parish has been arrested on suspicion of posting threats against teachers and other students on the Facebook social networking website. Sheriff Jack Strain's office said the boy wrote that students were "going to die" Monday at Monteleone Junior High School... more »
  • Space heater blamed in deadly house fire

    December 27, 2011 8:44 AM

    COVINGTON- An early-morning fire at a home in St. Tammany Parish claimed the life of a man living there, according to the state fire marshal's office. Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning said firefighters in St. Tammany were called out at 1:32 a. m. to a home on Goldfinch Road... more »
  • Covington policeman pleads guilty, resigns

    December 21, 2011 8:47 AM

    COVINGTON- A Covington police officer has resigned after pleading guilty to simple battery for choking a man during a traffic stop and leaving him handcuffed a long time in the back of a patrol cruiser. The Times-Picayune reports that 32-year-old Sgt. Eric Driscoll pleaded guilty minutes after he was charged... more »
  • Deputies arrest six men for dog fighting

    March 28, 2011 4:42 PM

    COVINGTON - Five St. Tammany Parish men and a Mississippi man have been arrested for dog fighting. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said Monday that deputies responding to a call March 20 found six men standing in front of a Slidell house, one of whom had blood on... more »
  • Two-year-old killed in Covington wreck

    December 20, 2010 4:56 PM

    COVINGTON – State Police say a two-year-old was killed in a three-vehicle collision this morning in St. Tammany Parish. Investigators said the crash happened at 7:55 a.m. on LA 437 when a car with the child in it stopped to make a left-hand turn. Investigators said a dump truck in... more »
  • Two men rob armored truck in Covington

    December 17, 2010 8:23 AM

    COVINGTON - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies say two armed men robbed a Brink's Inc. armored truck of a "significant" amount of money outside a restaurant near Covington. Cpl. Sean Beavers told The Times-Picayune the holdup happened Thursday morning as a Brink's guard prepared to enter the restaurant. He described... more »
  • Woman found insane in grandmother's death

    December 7, 2010 9:21 AM

    COVINGTON - A Covington-area woman who fatally stabbed her 85-year-old grandmother in April has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Authorities say 31-year-old Ashley Von Hadnagy committed the killing because she thought the voice of Fidel Castro was commanding her to do so. A judge on Monday ordered... more »
  • Mail carrier pleads guilty to stealing drugs

    November 18, 2010 7:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Covington man contracted to deliver U.S. Postal Service mail has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to stealing a marked parcel that he believed contained 180 tablets of hydrocodone. Anthony Holcombe pleaded guilty in August to mail theft. Holcombe was sentenced to six months in... more »
  • Troopers find drugs during traffic stop

    November 10, 2010 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State troopers found five pounds of marijuana in the back seat of a pick-up, during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 Monday night. Patrick Alexander, 39, of Covington is charged with manufacturing/distribution of drugs and improper lane usage. Troopers say they became suspicious of Alexander and... more »
  • Louisiana celebrates republic's 200th anniversary

    September 22, 2010 12:38 PM

    After 200 years, the Republic of West Florida is looking for a little respect. Amid the colorful history of Louisiana the little nation has been almost forgotten. On Sept. 23, 1810, 75 armed rebels slipped into the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge, and in what was described as... more »
  • Firm chosen to process fund applications

    August 27, 2010 4:53 AM

    A Covington company has been hired to process applications for money from a $100 million fund set up by BP to help oil rig workers idled by a federal moratorium on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Louisiana charity running the program, the Gulf Coast Restoration and... more »
  • Satellite telephone provider moves to La.

    July 13, 2010 2:47 PM

    Satellite telephone provider Globalstar Inc. says that it is moving its corporate headquarters from California to Louisiana, creating 490 jobs by 2018. Globalstar, now based in Milpitas, Calif., will use a state assistance package to establish headquarters operations in Covington, along with product development, finance, accounting, sales, marketing and... more »
  • Judge blocks drilling moratorium imposed by Obama administration

    June 22, 2010 12:57 PM

    A federal judge blocked the six month moratorium placed on deepwater drilling. The moratorium was put in place after the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil has been spewing into the water since the April 20th accident. Hornbeck Offshore Services of Covington argued in... more »
  • La. companies ask judge to end drilling moratorium

    June 21, 2010 1:17 PM

    Companies that ferry people and supplies to offshore oil rigs are asking a judge to overturn a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman heard two hours of arguments Monday in a lawsuit filed by Hornbeck Offshore, a Covington, La.-based oilfield service company.... more »
  • Covington man dies in commerical fire

    May 18, 2010 5:30 PM

    A commercial fire claimed the life of a Covington man early this morning. The Covington Fire Department responded to a commercial fire call at 4:04a.m. Tuesday morning to 621 N. Jackson St. Upon arrival, they reported that Jackson's Cabinetry Shop was on fire. Firefighters entered the building and... more »
  • MS Man Charged In Toddler's Death

    May 13, 2010 11:52 AM

    A grand jury in St. Tammany Parish has charged a Mississippi man with second-degree murder for allegedly shaking his girlfriend's 22-month-old daughter to death. A second degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. Reports indicate Andrew Roberts, 20, was babysitting the child while her mother was at... more »
  • Trial set in death of alleged KKK recruit

    May 4, 2010 1:52 PM

    Questions about pre-trial publicity were key as jurors were being selected for the south Louisiana trial of an alleged Ku Klux Klan leader charged with second-degree murder. Prospective jurors were questioned individually behind closed doors about what they had heard or seen in news reports about the case of... more »
  • Four vehicle crash claims life of Covington woman

    April 26, 2010 6:38 AM

    Louisiana State Police are investigating a four vehicle crash on U.S. 190 in St. Tammany Parish that killed a woman from Covington. Troopers say Nathan Blappert was traveling west on U.S. 190 when he slowed to make a left turn and was rear ended by Rodney Hoyt, pushing Blappert's car... more »
  • DNA links suspect to 1999 rape

    April 2, 2010 6:14 AM

    A 49-year-old Covington man has been arrested in the 1999 rape of a Baton Rouge woman. Police say Zebedee Pittman allegedly raped a woman on June 25, 1999 after forcing his way into her home. Investigators say DNA evidence collected during a sexual assault examination was linked to Pittman last... more »
  • Businessman pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme

    April 1, 2010 3:23 PM

    A Louisiana businessman has pleaded guilty to charges he defrauded about 180 investors out of nearly $20 million and used some of the money to pay for cars, cruises, sports tickets and a house. Sentencing guidelines call for 26-year-old Matthew Pizzolato, of Tickfaw, to serve a prison sentence of... more »
  • I-12 lane closures in St. Tammany Parish

    March 26, 2010 9:28 AM

    Parts of Interstate 12 eastbound and westbound in St. Tammany Parish between the Tangipahoa Parish Line and US 190 in Covington will be closed. The left lane or the outside/right lane will be closed Saturday night until Tuesday morning, March 30. At night, one lane will be open to... more »
  • Attempted murder suspect killed in I-12 Crash

    March 22, 2010 1:50 PM

    An attempted murder suspect died Sunday when he was hit by a car on Interstate 12 in St. Tammany Parish. At about 5 a.m., the 2007 Ford Expedition by Daryl L. Horne, 47, of Covington, was traveling east on I-12 when he was sideswiped by an unknown 18-wheeler. Horne's... more »
  • Mardi Gras parade schedules

    February 16, 2010 5:27 AM

    Baton Rouge Running of the Beauregard Bull, Noon - Old Governor's Mansion New Roads Community Center Carnival Parade, 11 a.m. The New Roads Lions Carnival Parade, 1:30pm Orleans Zulu - uptown, 8:15 a.m. Rex - uptown, 10 a.m. Elks orleans - uptown - after Rex Crescent City - uptown -... more »
  • Covington co. recalls vinaigrette for relabeling

    February 4, 2010 4:29 PM

    A Covington company is recalling 16-ounce jars of spinach vinaigrette because labels don't state that bread crumbs used to make it included eggs, soy and wheat. Jack Cousins, owner of Cousins Products LLC, says about 300 12-jar cases were sold in stores in Louisiana and southern Mississippi and through... more »
  • Armed robbery suspects killed in crash in Tangipahoa Parish

    December 10, 2009 8:20 AM

    Two armed robbery suspects were killed in a crash Wednesday night in Tangipahoa Parish, while they were being pursued by sheriff's deputies. State Police said the suspects were being chased by a St.Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy on U-S Highway 190 in Tangipahoa Parish, when the suspects' vehicle struck the... more »
  • Jewelry Heist Suspect Arrested

    September 9, 2009 2:49 PM

    The accused ringleader in a multi-state burglary case involving several JC Penney stores was arrested in Texas. Deputies say Hector Castillo admitted breaking into stores in Covington and Lafayette, as well as stores in Texas and Indiana. They tracked him down in Pasadena, Texas. Several people broke into... more »

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