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  • Five men arrested in Tangipahoa Parish drug raid

    August 22, 2017 2:06 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Multiple law enforcement agencies joined forces to conduct a raid on a Tangipahoa Parish home last week. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says the following five men were arrested in connection to the drug suppression operation. Allen Cook, 49, of Hammond Shelby Snow, 24, of... more »
  • Man arrested after escaping police custody in Independence

    April 27, 2017 12:44 PM

    INDEPENDENCE – A man who escaped police custody in Independence on Wednesday has been captured and arrested. On Wednesday around 10:30 a.m., officers of the Independence Police Department were attempting to arrest 36-year-old Deangelo Robbins on a warrant from Texas for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Robbins... more »
  • One killed, another injured in rural crash Friday

    October 22, 2016 11:53 AM

    INDEPENDENCE - One person died and a second person was severely injured in a crash on a rural stretch of highway in Tangipahoa Parish Friday evening. State Police said Keil Heinz Albers, 68, Husser, died after riding in a car where the driver lost control and flipped the vehicle... more »
  • 2 boys accused of causing extensive damage to graves

    October 14, 2016 9:38 AM

    INDEPENDENCE - Two boys have been accused of vandalizing dozens of graves in an Independence cemetery. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says both children, ages 14 and 12, were arrested on multiple charges involving damage caused at Colonial Cemetery on Wednesday. Arriving deputies found more than 50 grave sites... more »
  • 7-year-old girl drowns while swimming in gravel pit

    July 5, 2016 5:01 PM

    INDEPENDENCE – A seven-year-old girl drowned while swimming in an old gravel pit in Independence over the weekend, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. On Saturday, July 2, the sheriff's office was called to Alessi Road where a seven-year-old girl drowned while swimming with family and several friends. The... more »
  • Stores in Clinton, Independence impacted by sweep of Walmart closures Play Video

    January 15, 2016 12:51 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart announced the closure of 154 locations across the country Friday, including several within the state. Locally affected stores include the recently opened Clinton Walmart, which is one of the corporation’s smaller “Neighborhood Market” locations. Other stores on the list for closure in Louisiana include Walmart... more »
  • Small town shaken up after police officer's arrest Play Video

    December 30, 2015 5:48 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A police officer's arrest in Tangipahoa Parish sent waves through the small town of Independence. Laquinton Banks, 25, faces theft, malfeasance and hate crime charges after his arrest Monday. Investigators say he stole $1,600 from non-English speaking Hispanic motorists during traffic stops. "I was stunned. I was really... more »
  • Man shoots, kills estranged wife, another person and himself

    December 16, 2015 7:23 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - The double murder-suicide that left Thomas Ransom, 35, April Ransom, 38, and Joseph Cormier, 43, dead left the community reeling. Police said Thomas Ransom was having a conversation with his estranged wife, April, inside of Angie's bar. She when she walked away from him and he then shot... more »
  • Children in state's care after double murder, suicide Play Video

    December 16, 2015 2:54 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Investigators said three children are in the state's care after their parents died in a double murder and suicide overnight in Independence. Police Chief Frank Edwards said the kids are ages 15 and younger and in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. ... more »
  • Double-murder suicide leaves 3 dead in Independence

    December 16, 2015 4:34 AM

    INDEPENDENCE- Authorities are looking into a shooting that left three people dead in Independence. Police Chief Frank Edwards says Thomas Ransom, 35, walked into Angie's Bar on Highway 51 North and fatally shot his estranged wife and another man before turning the gun on himself. Police found the gunman's... more »
  • Fatal wrong way crash on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish

    August 26, 2015 9:51 AM

    AMITE- One person has died in a two vehicle accident Wednesday on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish between Independence and Amite. Louisiana State Police have identified the victim in the accident as 22-year-old Summer Allen Graves of Amite. Police say the accident was reported about 3 a.m. Police say investigators... more »
  • Scots reject independence in historic vote

    September 19, 2014 5:29 AM

    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain's economic and political... more »
  • Deputies investigate shooting in Tangipahoa

    September 11, 2014 9:56 AM

    INDEPENDENCE - Tangipahoa Parish deputies are searching for a gunman after a shooting in Independence. It happened around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday on Blackcat Rd. According to investigators, a green Ford Expedition stopped in front of a home before the passenger got out of the SUV and shot the 25-year-old... more »
  • Swamp People to return to Independence for filming

    August 23, 2014 7:51 PM

    INDEPENDENCE, La. - The History Channel's popular reality television show, "Swamp People," will return to Independence in September to film at Mama Mannino's Meat Market and White Tail Butcher Shop. Shop owner Angelo Mannino confirmed the details Thursday. Mannino says History Channel officials have been on him "hot and heavy"... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Independence Play Video

    July 26, 2014 10:55 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - The Independence Tigers are hoping to turn the page on a rough season in 2013 and take strides in the right direction this fall. The Tigers were 1-9 last season, but this year they have 14 returning starters, including four on the offensive line and the entire... more »
  • Two men arrested in meth lab bust

    July 25, 2014 12:22 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Narcotics agents with the Tri Parish Task Force shut down an active meth lab and arrested two men during a planned raid of an Independence home on Monday. Deputies took 37-year-old Peter Scalia of Robert and 36-year-old William Parson of Independence into custody after a search of... more »

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