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  • State Police: Picayune pedestrian killed on I-59

    April 18, 2015 2:03 PM

    PEARL RIVER, La. - State police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian Saturday morning. The crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Andrew Flores of Picayune, Mississippi after he was hit by a truck on Interstate 59 near Pearl River around 6:30 a.m. According to troopers, 27-year-old... more »
  • Missing hunter found alive, receives 'happy' meal

    January 27, 2015 6:26 PM

    PEARL RIVER - A man who went missing for several days following a hunting trip to the Honey Island Swamp area has been found alive in the woods, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. 42-year-old Robert "Rob" Varnado, of Mississippi, had last been seen Thursday in the... more »
  • I-10 bridge at Pearl River: Weekend lane closures

    October 18, 2014 11:31 AM

    PEARL RIVER, La. - Louisiana State Police say weekend traffic on Interstate 10 will be slow at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. That's because crews are repairing expansion joints on the I-10 State Line Bridge at Pearl River, closing some lanes. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says transportation departments in both states... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Not too late for crawfish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2014 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crawfish season is wrapping up, but it is not too late to get out and get a little dirty. In this week's Outdoors Report, John Jackson tells you where there are plenty of mudbugs left to be found. more »
  • Victim identified in Pearl River explosion

    February 11, 2013 3:24 PM

    PEARL RIVER- The victim of an explosion Sunday evening near Pearl River has been identified. Authorities in St. Tammany Parish say 19 year-old Thomas James Rinkus Jr. was killed when a homemade explosive device detonated unexpectedly. They say Rinkus and a 17 year-old, who was injured, were at... more »
  • 1 killed in explosion in Pearl River

    February 11, 2013 11:16 AM

    PEARL RIVER - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish say a man was killed after a homemade explosive device went off in the Pearl River area. The explosion happened around 8 p.m. Sunday. Another man was injured and is being treated at a hospital. Deputies say both victims were in their... more »
  • Man indicted in stabbing death of his father

    January 29, 2013 8:39 AM

    COVINGTON - A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has charged a Pearl River man with second-degree murder in the October stabbing death of his father. District Attorney Walter Reed says the panel indicted Billie G. Rawson Jr. Rawson, who authorities said has a history of mental illness, allegedly stabbed his... 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 »
  • Pearl River to get second water tower

    March 24, 2012 3:52 PM

    PEARL RIVER - The town of Pearl River will be getting a second water tower after the River Board of Aldermen approved the proposal. The new tower will serve the area's growing business and industrial area. Officials said that because the new tower will be linked to an existing tower,... more »
  • State OKs restart at mill blamed for fish kill

    August 29, 2011 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State environmental regulators have approved plans for operations to resume at a Bogalusa paper mill responsible for a massive fish kill in the Pearl River. The Department of Environmental Quality said Monday that it had approved Temple-Inland's request for authorization to restart operations at the mill... more »
  • Miss. Pours out reservoir water to fight fish kill

    August 17, 2011 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Trying to fight a huge fish kill in the Pearl River, authorities in Mississippi have temporarily increased discharges from the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The action late Tuesday by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District was designed to increase fresh water in the river, dilute pollutants... more »
  • Paper mill may be linked to Pearl River fish kill

    August 16, 2011 3:20 AM

    BOGALUSA- Authorities are trying to figure out whether a paper mill in Bogalusa was the source of contamination that caused a large fish kill on the Pearl River, an important river for the threatened Gulf sturgeon, an ancient fish species. On Monday, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality... more »

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