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  • Judge won't block St. Tammany anti-fracking suit

    October 28, 2014 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge in Baton Rouge has refused to block a lawsuit filed by St. Tammany Parish officials who hope to stop a proposed oil drilling and fracking project. Parish officials filed the lawsuit in June. They argue that the well is proposed for an area... more »
  • DHH: 2 new West Nile deaths in the state

    September 5, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
  • Task force shuts down pot grow operation

    June 5, 2014 4:28 PM

    MANDEVILLE - The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force said they seized 19 marijuana plants, grow operation equipment and prescription pills from a Mandeville home late last month. Task force members said they received a tip that Deshun "Scooby" Jones, 25, was growing marijuana at his Cedarwood Dr. home... more »
  • Ex-St. Tammany coroner now faces state theft charges

    May 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    COVINGTON - Former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan, who is currently serving a two-year sentence in federal prison, now faces new state charges for allegedly using his public office for his personal financial gain. Laura Gerdes Colligan of the St. Tammany Parish Attorney General's Office said a grand jury... 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 »
  • Captured inmate still in hospital with dog bites

    March 17, 2014 3:16 PM

    HAMMOND - The inmate recaptured after an escape and massive manhunt last week is still in the hospital due to bites from the K9s who found him, according to authorities. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards told WWL-TV that Christopher Ricker, 35, will face additional charges for his escape. ... 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 »
  • Deputies investigating death of man and 2-year-old

    January 6, 2014 12:02 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish are investigating the deaths of a 2-year-old girl and an adult man outside of a home near Abita Springs. Sheriff Jack Strain tells the Times Picayune that they believe the man is related to the little girl, and is possibly her... more »
  • St. Tammany deputy in critical condition

    January 2, 2014 11:07 AM

    ST. TAMMANY - A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning. Deputy Cody Talley was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans. He underwent surgery this morning and is listed in stable but critical condition. Investigators are trying to... more »
  • St. Tammany school employees to get extra check

    November 19, 2013 7:51 AM

    COVINGTON - Employees of the St. Tammany Parish school system will receive an extra paycheck this month following a decision by the school board to give every employee a share of $4.9 million it received from the state. The board unanimously approved a one-time payment of $774 for more... more »
  • Emergency declared in St. Tammany Parish

    October 4, 2013 2:26 PM

    COVINGTON, La. - St. Tammany Parish is under an emergency declaration as Tropical Storm Karen stirs up the Gulf of Mexico. Parish President Pat Brister has signed an executive order declaring the emergency as a preventative measure in advance of the storm. No evacuations have been ordered at this time.... 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 »
  • Efforts made to recall St. Tammany Parish Coroner

    March 26, 2013 11:38 AM

    COVINGTON - A St. Tammany Parish citizens' group has voted to launch a recall drive against Coroner Peter Galvan, whose spending habits and operations are under investigation. The Times-Picayune reports the leadership of Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany Parish decided Monday to undertake the recall, which requires that they gather... more »
  • Murder suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

    March 14, 2013 8:13 AM

    COVINGTON - A 36-year-old man charged with second-degree murder in connection with his girlfriend's 2012 strangulation death has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a St. Tammany Parish courtroom. Benson Harrison O'Brien III was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison. O'Brien was accused of strangling 31-year-old Bridgette Harveston on May... 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 »
  • Escaped La. inmate arrested in Miss.

    December 24, 2012 7:57 AM

    COVINGTON - A 26-year-old man, who escaped from St. Tammany Parish jail, has been arrested along with his girlfriend in a hotel in Hattiesburg, Miss. Authorities say Anthony Lance Alexius walked away from his work detail in the kitchen of the parish jail at approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday. ... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Senator asks for legal opinion on hospital closure

    August 14, 2012 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is asking for an attorney general's opinion about whether Gov. Bobby Jindal can close a state-run mental health facility in St. Tammany Parish without legislative approval. Sen. Jack Donahue, a Republican from Mandeville, says closing Southeast Louisiana Hospital in a... more »
  • St. Tammany to offer free microchips for pets

    June 1, 2012 6:41 AM

    COVINGTON- The St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services is offering free microchipping of dogs and cats on Saturday. Animal Services will chip up to four animals per resident. Proof of residency is required. Officials said in a news release that using the technology and keeping registration current is the... 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 »
  • Jindal picks St. Tammany chief as emergency leader

    November 30, 2011 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis has been chosen by the governor to be in charge of Louisiana's emergency preparedness office. He will start as director of the Governor's Office on Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on Dec. 9. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced the appointment... more »
  • State of Emergency lifted in St. Tammany Parish

    August 29, 2011 2:09 PM

    St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis has lifted the emergency order regarding the fish kill in the Pearl River basin. "Based upon information received this morning from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, I am lifting the emergency order at this time. LaDEQ's monitoring plan appears adequate to safeguard... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in St. Tammany Parish

    March 18, 2011 3:12 PM

    A routine traffic stop in St. Tammany Parish, leads to the arrest of two men for drugs. During the stop, State Police searched the men's SUV and found over four pounds of marijuana in the trunk. Troopers arrested Dillon McDonald, 18 of Ft. Walton, Florida, and Cayman Shoemaker,... more »
  • State Police investigate St. Tammany head-on crash

    February 16, 2011 2:52 PM

    GOODBEE, La.- Authorities say a man drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on in St. Tammany Parish. State Police say it happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday on Louisiana 1077. Investigators say 20-year-old Keith Thompson of Folsom was headed north when his car drifted into... more »
  • Search for missing inmate winding down

    January 7, 2011 5:18 PM

    SLIDELL - The search is winding down for an inmate that escaped from the West Feliciana Parish jail this past Sunday. Authorities had concentrated efforts in St. Tammany Parish after an acquaintance of David St. Germain said he had been in the area. K9 units had tracked him to... more »
  • Escaped W. Feliciana inmate spotted in Slidell area

    January 6, 2011 12:02 PM

    SLIDELL – Authorities are searching the Slidell area for an escaped inmate from West Feliciana Parish after he was spotted this morning. Sheriff Jack Strain said they received a tip that David St. Germain was seen early Thursday morning by a woman he had been acquainted with for several years.... more »
  • One dead in toxic, slow-burning home fire

    December 24, 2010 11:51 AM

    SLIDELL – The state fire marshal says a Slidell man died after being overcome by smoke from a slow-burning fire in his home. State Fire Marshals Butch Browning said 56-year-old Charles Odes II was found dead in the hallway of his home last night by firefighters with St. Tammany Parish... 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 die, several injured in early-morning wrecks

    October 8, 2010 12:08 PM

    Two people died and several were injured in early-morning accidents around the area. Louisiana State Police say 21-year-old Benjamin J. Moreno of Covington was killed and his four passengers injured after his Honda Civic ran off the road. Investigators said he was heading east on U. S. 190 near the... more »
  • Parish president threatens arrest

    July 23, 2010 6:58 PM

    St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis threatened arrest Thursday night for anyone who moves boats or barges charged with protecting the Coast out of his parish. The Coast Guard began evacuating boats and barges from coastal parishes Thursday, to the dismay of Davis, who said he submitted plans two... more »
  • ACLU: Prisoners confined in "squirrel cages"

    July 8, 2010 11:45 AM

    A civil liberties group claims a Louisiana jail routinely humiliates suicidal prisoners and confines them in tiny cages for weeks at a time. In an open letter Thursday to St. Tammany Parish officials, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says it is unconstitutional for the parish jail to... 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 »
  • St. Tammany escapee captured in Kenner church

    March 1, 2010 5:44 AM

    St. Tammany Parish escaped inmate Carlos Alberto Rodriguez has been captured in Kenner. Officials say Rodriguez was found early Sunday morning inside the attic of his childhood Kenner church. Rodriguez escaped from the St. Tammany Parish prison in Covington on Feb. 20. Rodriguez and three others were indicted on first-degree... 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 »
  • Black and gold pets up for adoption

    February 4, 2010 5:05 PM

    An animal shelter in St. Tammany Parish is offering half-off adoption fees for everyone who adopts a black and gold animal Saturday. If you want an animal of a different color, but show up wearing Saints gear, you can also get a discount. Plus, if you name your... more »
  • St. Tammany Parish opens freeze shelters

    January 4, 2010 1:59 PM

    Officials in Saint Tammany Parish, along with the American Red Cross, are opening a couple of shelters tonight, due to the expected freezing temperatures. The shelters are located at the First Baptist Church in Mandeville, and Northside Baptist Church in Slidell. The National Weather Service warns that an... more »
  • Sandbags available in preparation for Ida

    November 9, 2009 10:07 AM

    Four sandbag stations are open in St. Tammany Parish in preparation for Tropical Storm Ida: · Covington Barn, 1305 N. Florida St., Covington · 21411 Koop Drive, Mandeville (under Tammany Trace water tower) · Airport Road Barn, 34783 Grantham College Rd. · Slidell Fritchie Barn, 63119... more »
  • Trial delayed in Klan death

    October 26, 2009 5:34 AM

    The second-degree murder trial of Raymond Foster, accused of killing a would-be Ku Klux Klan recruit, in St. Tammany Parish has been delayed again. Trial was set for today, but the new date is December 7. Foster is accused of killing Cynthia Lynch after police say she tried to back... more »
  • Two La. Deaths From Swine Flu Complications

    September 9, 2009 7:41 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed two additional deaths from complications related to the swine flu, bringing the total of swine flu related deaths in the state to six. The victims included a female child from the Greater New Orleans area and a female young adult from... more »

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