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  • Husband, wife found dead in Slidell in apparent murder-suicide

    March 13, 2015 2:09 AM

    SLIDELL - A husband and wife were found dead inside their Slidell area home in what appears to be a murder-suicide. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the victims as 59-year-old Thomas Franklin and 57-year-old Debra Franklin. The parish coroner, Dr. Charles Preston, says both died of... more »
  • 5 arrested in Slidell counterfeit money scheme

    March 12, 2015 11:27 AM

    SLIDELL - Five people were arrested by Slidell Police following an investigation of a complex counterfeit money scheme that conned several New Orleans area businesses out of thousands of dollars. The investigation began in October of 2014 under Slidell Police Detective Luke Irwin. Over the course of the next... more »
  • Police: Shoplifter threw daughter like 'a toy doll'

    March 2, 2015 12:20 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a man suspected of stealing items from a beauty shop in Slidell threw down his daughter when he was confronted by police over the weekend. Slidell Police said 24-year-old Lamar Causey of Baton Rouge threw his daughter "as if she was a toy doll" and... more »
  • Couple accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old boy's throat

    February 26, 2015 12:02 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a couple is behind bars after they were accused of holding down a 1-year-old boy and pouring beer down his throat on multiple occasions. 24-year-old Brett Flower and 23-year-old Krysten Verdin of Slidell were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on cruelty to juvenile... more »
  • 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 »
  • Police say burglar broke into home and fell asleep

    January 28, 2015 10:35 AM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested a man in Slidell after officers said he was found with stolen goods inside someone else's house, asleep on their couch. Police charged 31-year-old Sharrod McCullum with simple burglary and criminal damage to property after his arrest early Wednesday morning. Officers said they were... more »
  • Firefighters keep dogs, cats & birds smoke-free in fire

    January 19, 2015 10:38 AM

    SLIDELL - A St. Tammany Parish fire chief says firefighters saved six dogs, five cats and five birds from being hurt by smoke from a fire next door. Chief Chris Kaufmann of Fire District No. 1 says the animals were being boarded at Bow Wow Dog Grooming when a grocery... more »
  • Authorities searching for stolen fireworks

    December 31, 2014 3:45 AM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for 19 cases of professional fireworks stolen from a truck near Slidell. Capt. George Bonnett, the Sheriff's Office spokesman, says the Pyrotechnica company had planned to set them off for Bossier city's New Year's Eve show. Bonnett said in a... more »
  • La., Miss. investigate body found near Slidell

    November 30, 2014 6:09 PM

    SLIDELL, La. - The St. Tammany parish sheriff's office says a man's body has been found near Slidell, and detectives are working with Mississippi authorities to find a person of interest. Sheriff's spokesman George Bonnett says in a news release that the body was found about 4 a.m. Sunday in... more »
  • Slidell man accused of distributing child porn

    October 30, 2014 3:06 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities charged a Slidell man this week with 25 counts of distributing child porn after a joint undercover investigation involving the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit. Investigators arrested Jeremy Petry, 29, Wednesday at his home on Herwig Bluff Drive after executing a search warrant there. The... more »
  • Man arrested after robbing same gas station twice

    October 7, 2014 4:48 PM

    SLIDELL - A man wanted for robbing the same gas station twice in three days was arrested following a vehicle pursuit on Monday evening, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the pair of armed robberies happened on Thursday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 5 at... more »
  • Man arrested for stealing from girl's memorial fund

    September 3, 2014 3:37 PM

    SLIDELL - Sheriff's deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a Mississippi man accused of stealing more than $4,000 from a scholarship fund set up to honor a student who died in a car crash in March. After four days of searching last March, the body of Northshore High School... more »
  • Robber tries to steal diaper bag

    August 25, 2014 4:08 PM

    SLIDELL - A man who claimed he needed money to pay his probation fees robbed a woman at gunpoint early Monday morning, according to Slidell Police. Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at around 9:30 a.m. at Forestwood Apartments, a few blocks from the Slidell Police... more »
  • Police: Woman used dead sister's ID at hospital

    August 13, 2014 4:14 PM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested a Slidell woman after they said she used her dead sister's identity to get free medical attention. Detectives said Diondre Jones, 26, checked into Slidell Memorial Hospital under the name of her late sister, Delores Jones. Police said she also gave hospital staff her deceased... more »
  • Deputies accuse 3 of food stamp fraud

    August 7, 2014 4:42 PM

    SLIDELL - Sheriff's deputies in St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said they arrested three people accused of unauthorized use of food stamps after an investigation by the state Department of Children and Family Services. Each of the suspects concealed information about their household during the application process in order... more »
  • 4 pounds of heroin seized in raid of Slidell home

    July 16, 2014 4:28 PM

    SLIDELL - Narcotics agents in St. John Parish seized 100 pounds of marijuana while conducting a traffic stop and seized nearly four pounds of heroin when they raided the vehicle owner's home in Slidell last Saturday. In April of 2014, FBI agents and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics... more »
  • 5-week-old baby left in car

    July 2, 2014 3:05 PM

    SLIDELL - The mother of a 5-week-old infant is in custody after she left the child locked inside a car for more than 30 minutes parked at a Slidell strip mall. Police booked 44-year-old Gloria Elzy, of Slidell, with second-degree cruelty to juveniles and a warrant for failure to appear.... more »
  • BRPD identify victim of deadly motorcycle crash

    June 20, 2014 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators released the identity of a 20-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Airline Hwy. early Friday morning. Police said Eric Fabre of Slidell was riding a Honda scooter north on Airline Hwy. around 12:58 a.m. when he was hit from behind by a... more »
  • Slidell neighborhood dolphin dies

    June 18, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A dolphin that lived in a canal in a neighborhood north of Lake Pontchartrain has died, possibly because recent rains made the water too fresh for his health. Federal biologists said Tuesday that the male dolphin had open sores caused by living in fresh water on June... more »
  • 20+ person brawl in Slidell ends in 9 arrests

    June 9, 2014 2:07 PM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested nine people after a brawl at a Slidell restaurant that involved more than 20 people Sunday. Slidell Police said the fight began at a restaurant on Town Center Parkway between two families who did not know each other after one person insulted another. The fight... more »
  • 1 ticket wins Easy 5, 1 runner-up Powerball prize

    May 22, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Louisiana and someone purchased an Easy 5 ticket that won the $50,000 drawing Wednesday night, Louisiana Lottery officials said Thursday. The lottery said the Powerball ticket, which matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball, was sold in... more »
  • Motorcyclist dead after I-10 crash with SUV

    May 12, 2014 12:14 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - Louisiana State Police said a Slidell man died after crashing into an SUV on I-10 Sunday night. Investigators said that 29-year-old Joshua Roberts of Slidell was traveling eastbound on his motorcycle when he rear-ended an SUV. Roberts lost control of his bike and was thrown from... more »
  • Police: Man disabled interlock device to drive drunk

    May 5, 2014 11:37 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell man is behind bars after he rewired his ignition, dismantled his interlock device, and drove his vehicle while intoxicated according to police. Slidell police said they pulled over 41-year-old Larry Paul at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning after Paul was noticed driving erratically. Officers said... more »
  • Heroin operation leads to 35 arrests

    April 14, 2014 11:37 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities arrested 35 people in a recent multi-agency heroin investigation, according to Slidell Police. The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force made the arrests since February in an effort to combat heroin use in and around Slidell. Authorities said charges for the suspects range from simple possession... more »
  • Slidell reviewing Carnival under new rules

    March 8, 2014 11:19 AM

    SLIDELL, La. - Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan says the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations. The City Council adopted a revised parade ordinance in 2013 capping the number of... more »
  • Man charged with rape of 13 year-old girl in Slidell

    February 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    SLIDELL- A registered sex offender, just released from prison a month ago, is behind bars again for raping a 13 year-old girl in Slidell. Detectives say 23 year-old Bert Jones, AKA Daniel Jones, held the girl down and raped her. Jones had just served 4 years behind... more »
  • Two dead, six injured in Slidell shooting

    December 26, 2013 7:49 AM

    SLIDELL - A shooting in Slidell Thursday morning left two dead and six more injured, according to the Slidell Police Department. One of the victims died this morning after being listed in critical condition. It happened around 1:30 am in Olde Town Slidell. Police say a fight broke out... more »
  • Officer hurt in heroin-related wreck

    October 8, 2013 11:54 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell police officer was hurt after a suspected heroin user crashed into the officer's police vehicle. The police lieutenant is recovering from minor injuries in the incident that took place Monday afternoon. Police say 32-year-old Ronald Ceplina crashed into the police vehicle while it was... more »
  • Miss. woman dies in car crash in Slidell

    September 3, 2013 2:16 PM

    SLIDELL - A Mississippi woman has died after she yanked the steering wheel from her husband during an argument, causing the car to overturn on Interstate 10 in Slidell. State Police say 25-year-old Lauren Gregor of Gautier (GO-shay) was not wearing her seat belt. They say she was thrown from... more »
  • Slidell businessman gets jail time for kickbacks

    August 22, 2013 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Slidell businessman who pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks from a subcontractor on a military construction project in Afghanistan has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison. Elton McCabe III pleaded guilty in May to a conspiracy charge. McCabe worked in Afghanistan for an American company... more »
  • Gas station evacuated for suspicious bag

    August 20, 2013 1:37 PM

    SLIDELL - Police evacuated a Slidell gas station and called in the bomb squad today after someone found a suspicious package there. Police said the package appears to be a bag of fertilizer left abandoned at the base of a gas pump at the station on Natchez Drive. ... more »
  • Slidell police SWAT team gets $225,000 armored ATV

    August 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    SLIDELL - The Slidell police SWAT team has a new $225,000 armored all-terrain vehicle that can hold up to 11 people. Textron Marine & Land Systems, which is based in Slidell, gave the Tiger Light Protected Vehicle to the city of Slidell. At a news conference Thursday, Police Chief Randy... more »
  • Two arrested in marsh manhunt

    July 11, 2013 12:11 PM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested a second person in connection with a shoplifting and high-speed chase after a late-night manhunt through marshes near New Orleans. Slidell Police arrested Devin Williams, 27, of New Orleans after they found him hiding in the marsh near the Twin Spans in New Orleans East.... more »
  • Police searching marsh near Twin Spans after chase

    July 10, 2013 5:29 PM

    SLIDELL - Police searched marshland near the Twin Spans this afternoon after a shoplifting reported in Slidell turned into a high-speed chase in a stolen car on I-10. Police said it started when they were called to a shoplifting at a cell phone store in Slidell. They said when... more »
  • St. Tammany man arrested for rape of 13-year-old girl

    July 10, 2013 11:29 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell area man was arrested for rape this morning by the U.S. Marshals service in Jackson, Mississippi, following a report of a 13 year old girl in St. Tammany Parish. Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office received a call Monday morning from a woman... more »
  • Police: Teen chopped man's ear off with machete

    July 1, 2013 3:21 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a 16-year-old after they said he tried to kill his brother's friend with a two-foot-long machete. Police said when they arrived they found the victim with his neck slashed and the 16-year-old suspect standing in the street, holding the machete. Investigators said... more »
  • Woman accused of DWI twice in less than 24 hours

    June 3, 2013 10:52 AM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a woman they said was caught driving drunk twice in less than 24 hours this weekend. Slidell Police said two of their officers stopped the same woman, 26-year-old Marjorie Portier of Carriere, Miss., early on Saturday morning and then again early Sunday. ... more »
  • Retirement home employee arrested for theft

    May 22, 2013 11:36 AM

    SLIDELL- A 52-year-old Slidell retirement home employee is facing several theft charges after police say she stole jewelry and a digital camera from residents and then sold the items to local pawn shops. The Times-Picayune reports Stephanie Ducre is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on a $25,000... more »
  • Teacher accused of indecent behavior with student

    May 14, 2013 11:58 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities arrested a junior high school teacher in Slidell for indecent behavior with a juvenile, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. The AG's Office said 34-year-old Traci Beaucoudray is accused of having inappropriate contact with one of her former students. The arrest was a result of... more »
  • Slidell man arrested, accused of beating father

    May 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities accused a Slidell man of severely beating his elderly father. Slidell Police said they arrested Bradford Dearing, 29, after he got into an argument with his father and punched him several times in the face. They said Dearing's father is in ICU awaiting surgery. ... more »
  • Bids received for St. Tammany crime lab

    May 3, 2013 9:08 AM

    SLIDELL- Five contractors have submitted bids on the proposed new St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office crime lab facility. The Times-Picayune reports the sheriff's office has 30 days to decide whether to accept the lowest bid. Officials say McMath Construction, LLC of Mandeville, submitted the lowest bid of $8.34 million on... more »
  • Slidell woman dies in train crash

    April 29, 2013 9:59 AM

    SLIDELL - A 57-year-old from Slidell is dead after trying to escape the path of an oncoming train Sunday night. Slidell Police say Bonnie Gibbs was crossing the tracks at the intersection of Front and Lafayette streets when she accidentally drove off the road and into gravel by the... more »
  • "X Factor" contestant arrested after stealing car in Slidell

    April 16, 2013 2:58 PM

    SLIDELL - A Florida man, who was in south Louisiana for auditions of the reality television show "The X Factor", has been arrested on a slew of charges after stealing a car and leading police on a high speed chase. Around 8:15pm Monday night, Slidell Police say a man... more »
  • Police, U. S. Marshals arrest four in warrant roundup

    March 27, 2013 3:15 PM

    SLIDELL - Police and U. S. Marshals in Slidell arrested four wanted felons during a warrant roundup in the city today, but are still looking for two other suspects. Authorities arrested the following people: Beaux Guidry, 20 - wanted by NOPD for kidnapping and robbery Arthur Newcomb, 17... more »
  • Slidell woman arrested for embezzling over $2M

    March 21, 2013 3:41 PM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A 72-year-old Slidell woman has been accused of stealing more than $2 million from two women who she worked for as a personal assistant for the last 28 years. Sgt. Sean Beavers, of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, says Janice Ricks Linam (ligh-nam) was booked... more »
  • Arrest made in Slidell murder

    March 18, 2013 3:52 PM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested a man in connection with a murder in Slidell from the beginning of the year. Investigators charged Michael G. Smith Jr., 20, with second-degree murder in the death of Warren Pryor, 21. Police said Smith shot and killed Pryor on Jan. 7, then drove... more »
  • Police: Slidell man used profile to lure teen

    March 11, 2013 10:09 AM

    SLIDELL - A 41-year-old man faces felony charges after police say he engaged in a sexual relationship with a teenager he met online. Slidell Police say Wilmer Segue met the 15-year-old in January through the Facebook account for his alleged online bakery business. The teen's mother contacted police... more »
  • Driver hits school crossing guard

    March 7, 2013 3:02 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies said a driver was blinded by the sun when she hit a school crossing guard in St. Tammany Parish this morning. It happened outside the North Shore High School while the driver was dropping off children at the school. A sheriff's office spokesperson said the driver,... more »
  • Pet salon owner accused of slamming, choking dogs

    February 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    SLIDELL - Police accused a Slidell pet salon owner Friday of slamming and choking dogs in her care in order to discipline them. Slidell Police arrested Christina Stewart, 42, in suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals after a joint investigation with the city's police and animal control divisions. ... more »
  • Slidell PD: Bucket-headed burglar caught

    January 15, 2013 5:00 PM

    SLIDELL - Police arrested a man they said robbed the Slidell restaurant he used to work at, and used a bucket as his disguise. Slidell Police arrested Richard Boudreaux, 23, today after they said he confessed to robbing Kenney's Seafood overnight. Police said Boudreaux used a bucket at... more »
  • Slidell police investigate shooting death

    January 8, 2013 11:03 AM

    SLIDELL - Slidell police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man. A police spokesman says the body of Warren Pryor of Slidell was discovered in the parking lot shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. Investigators say it appears Pryor had been shot twice in the head. He was pronounced... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty in SS theft case

    December 3, 2012 4:50 PM

    SLIDELL - A woman accused of helping stuff the body of her roommate's dead father into an ice chest and stealing almost $34,000 of his Social Security checks has pleaded guilty. The Times-Picayune reports Heidi Todd, 45, pleaded guilty to unlawful disposal of human remains, mutilating or disinterring human remains... more »
  • Man sent to jail, accused of stealing pens

    November 20, 2012 4:31 PM

    SLIDELL - Sheriff's deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a man today for misdemeanor theft. His haul? A few pens from a government office, according to deputies. Detectives arrested Edward Alan Lucas, 33, of Picayune, Miss. yesterday after they said he admitted to stealing three pens from the... more »
  • Slidell mayor warns of possible layoffs

    November 8, 2012 8:45 AM

    SLIDELL - Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan has warned city workers about possible layoffs beginning in January because of an unexpected slump in city sales tax revenues. Drennan says he met with many of the city's 300 employees on Tuesday and notified them that jobs may be cut if the... more »
  • Isaac hits Louisiana crabbers hard

    September 7, 2012 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Slidell crab processor says his business is suffering because Hurricane Isaac knocked many crabbers out of action. Gary Bauer says sunken boats, damaged docks and a lack of electricity and ice are among the problems crabbers face. An assessment Friday by the state's seafood promotion board... more »
  • Isaac overturns kayak on house-to-truck paddle

    August 29, 2012 8:27 PM

    SLIDELL- Winds from Tropical Storm Isaac overturned a kayaker who was paddling to his truck, and St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies had to rescue the man and his dog. Sheriff's spokesman George Bonnett Jr. says the man had parked his truck along Highway 90 in the Slidell area, and was... more »
  • Miss. man arrested for looting attempt during Isaac

    August 29, 2012 2:18 PM

    SLIDELL- Slidell police say a Picayune, Miss., man tried to force his way into a woman's home just as Hurricane Isaac made landfall. The Times-Picayune reports 39-year-old Warren Reavis was booked Wednesday with attempted looting and possession of a burglary tool, in this case a screwdriver. Detectives say the victim... more »
  • Large marijuana grow found in Slidell home

    August 21, 2012 2:19 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities arrested two people and seized dozens of marijuana plants and weapons from a Slidell home they said was the site of a large-scale grow operations. State Police said they and several other agencies searched the home today and found 56 live plants, drug paraphernalia, 21 firearms... more »
  • AG: Slidell man arrested for molestation

    August 20, 2012 4:59 PM

    SLIDELL - Agents with the state Attorney General's Office High Tech Crime team arrested a Slidell man in suspicion of molestation and indecent behavior with juveniles. According to a spokesperson, agents arrested Kevin Lee Rieckmann, 34, after a multi-agency investigation led by Slidell Police, and involving Homeland Security, the... more »
  • Navy awards $212M contract to Textron in Slidell

    July 6, 2012 5:57 PM

    SLIDELL - The Navy has awarded a $212 million contract for a Textron Inc. facility in Slidell to design and build an amphibious landing craft called a "Ship-to-Shore Connector." Sen. Mary Landrieu's office said the contract announced Friday includes options that could make it worth as much as $570 million.... more »
  • Mother: son shot by juvenile, paralyzed

    May 28, 2012 4:04 PM

    PICAYUNE, Miss. - A Mississippi woman says her 21-year-old son is having to learn how to swallow after a bullet fired by a juvenile in Louisiana cut his spinal cord. Amy Tanguis of Picayune tells The Picayune Item that Aaron James Tanguis was shot in the back last week while... more »
  • Woman arrested for impersonating firefighter

    May 16, 2012 3:41 PM

    SLIDELL - Slidell Police have arrested a 53-year-old woman for impersonating a firefighter. Authorities say Antonia Munici has been portraying herself as a professional firefighter to friends and co-workers since the 1990s, going as far as obtaining firefighter gear and a fraudulent "professional firefighter" identification card. Police said Wednesday they... more »
  • Man booked with murder of brother in Slidell

    March 21, 2012 3:05 PM

    SLIDELL - A Florida man, temporarily residing in the Slidell area, is under arrest today after shooting and killing his brother. Authorities in St. Tammany Parish say Stuart Tomlinson shot his brother, Bryan Tomlinson, to death after the two got into an argument. They say Bryan discovered text... more »
  • Slidell man faces child porn charges

    March 20, 2012 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney's Office says a 22-year-old Slidell man has been arrested on two counts of sexual exploitation of children, including receiving sexual images of a 12-year-old girl on his computer. In the three-page felony charge issued Monday, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten alleges Quentin Kittel received sexually... more »
  • Float collapses in Slidell parade, 2 injured

    March 19, 2012 8:38 AM

    SLIDELL - Police say flat tires caused a float carrying close to three dozen riders to collapse during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Slidell, injuring two people. Assistant Police Chief Kevin Foltz tells The Times-Picayune Float 43 was making a turn Sudan when two tires on the float's... more »
  • Two hurt after float collapses at Slidell parade

    March 18, 2012 6:37 PM

    SLIDELL- Officials say a two story St. Patrick's Day float collapsed while turning a corner at Robert and 2nd St. around 1:30 p.m. Investigators on the scene say the cause is still under investigation, but they believe a tire could have blown out while the float was making a... more »
  • Slidell man's marijuana grow sets house on fire

    March 15, 2012 3:19 PM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell man is under arrest, after deputies found marijuana growing inside a burned home. Slidell Police said Phillip Poteet admitted he was growing marijuana inside the home, and that a grow lamp set the house on fire. No one was hurt. Poteet was booked in... more »
  • Body found concealed in ice chest

    March 7, 2012 11:33 AM

    SLIDELL- St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies found the body of a Slidell man in an ice chest after his daughter walked into police headquarters and told them she had dismembered him and slowly placed his remains in it over months, possibly years. According to the woman, her father died some... more »
  • Bonds set for 3 accused of Slidell death

    February 28, 2012 11:40 AM

    COVINGTON- Bonds have been set for three people accused of killing then burning a young woman in her Slidell apartment. The Times-Picayune reports 21-year-old Devin Baham, 19-year-old Andrew Sumner and a 17-year-old female, all of Slidell, face a first-degree murder charge. Baham and Sumner were also booked with aggravated arson.... more »
  • Slidell Police investigate deadly fire

    February 23, 2012 3:25 PM

    Police in Sildell are investigating a deadly apartment fire this afternoon. It happened at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at 2021 Bayou Lane. The apartment was fully engulfed in flames, when firefighters arrived. Once the fire was out, a body was discovered in the downstairs hallway. The body was... more »
  • Man arrested for Slidell kidnappings/robberies

    January 11, 2012 4:41 PM

    SLIDELL - Police believe they have in custody Monday the man behind several kidnappings and robberies in Slidell. Authorities arrested J'vasezo Twillie, 17, of 37161 West Hillcrest, Slidell and charged him with five counts of aggravated kidnapping and five counts of aggravated robbery. Also, an arrest warrant was... more »
  • Slidell police: man kidnaps women for ATM thefts

    January 1, 2012 3:55 PM

    SLIDELL, La. - Slidell police say a masked gunman is kidnapping young women, making them drive to an automatic teller and withdraw money, and taking their phones so they cannot call police. Detective Daniel Seuzeneau says each victim was in her 20s, taken from a restaurant, store or shopping center... more »
  • Man wanted in Slidell kidnappings

    December 29, 2011 9:02 AM

    SLIDELL - Police are searching for a man who they believe is responsible for three kidnappings in Slidell. On Monday, a young woman was carjacked at gunpoint in the Big Lots parking area on Gause Blvd. Police say the suspect eventually released her, but not before having her... more »
  • Man arrested in death of parents

    November 16, 2011 4:33 PM

    SLIDELL - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's investigators blame an argument about household chores for the bloody beating deaths of a Slidell couple. Sheriff Jack Strain said Wednesday that 25-year-old John Willis was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Lewis Willis, 62, and Helen Willis,... more »
  • Man arrested in death of parents

    November 16, 2011 2:40 PM

    SLIDELL - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's investigators blame an argument about household chores for the bloody beating deaths of a Slidell couple. Sheriff Jack Strain said Wednesday that 25-year-old John Willis was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Lewis Willis, 62, and Helen Willis,... more »
  • Slidell woman 'hid' in plain sight for 11 years

    August 28, 2011 4:14 PM

    SLIDELL, La.- Authorities say a Slidell woman who was given a month to put her affairs in order never reported to prison for a four-year fraud sentence - and lived out in the open for more than 11 years. Linda Jean Doria, 60, was arrested last month, and is... more »
  • La. lawmaker considering "Caylee's Law"

    July 8, 2011 4:55 PM

    SLIDELL - A Louisiana lawmaker wants to move forward with legislation called "Caylee's Law", which would stiffens penalties on parents when a child is not reported missing in a timely manner. Sen. A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell, has drafted a bill for the 2012 session in response to the Casey Anthony... more »
  • Police say man confessed to jogging naked past boys

    April 25, 2011 2:59 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell have arrested a man after they say he admitted to jogging past several young boys while naked. Officers arrested Drew Rodriquez, 26, of Slidell after two of the boys gave police the license plate number of the car they said the naked jogger was... more »

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