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  • Man, grandmother and mom face charges in Tangipahoa Parish murder

    July 12, 2016 4:13 PM

    HAMMOND - Four people have been arrested and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old in Natalbany in Tangipahoa Parish last month. 22-year-old Antoine Schaffer is charged with 1st degree murder and obstruction of justice in the shooting death of Marquise Lightfoot. Lightfoot's body was found in a yard... more »
  • NEW DETAILS: Woman may have been kept in outdoor cage since October Play Video

    July 7, 2016 4:17 PM

    AMITE – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office released new information about a disturbing human trafficking case that resulted in the arrest of five people. On June 30, Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Rushing Lane in Amite after receiving a complaint that the... 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 »
  • Man accused of stealing boat from firefighters

    April 27, 2016 5:40 PM

    MANCHAC - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say stole a boat belonging to the Manchac Fire Department. 58-year-old Douglas "Chip" Davis of Hammond is charged with felony theft, since the estimated value of the boat was more than $18,000, our news partner Action News 17... more »
  • Deputies: Victims attacked, bit by home invader

    April 12, 2016 12:52 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a home invasion suspect accused of hitting and biting the tenants of the home he entered. Gary Joseph Leblanc III, 24, is wanted on charges of home invasion, domestic abuse battery, simple battery and aggravated battery, our news partner... more »
  • Ponchatoula High cleared, authorities investigating bomb threat call

    April 7, 2016 8:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ponchatoula High School is closed today after officials received an anonymous threat. Tangipahoa school officials closed the school after someone made a bomb threat to the the Pontchatoula Police Department Wednesday morning. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff, the high school has been cleared and secure.... more »
  • Two dead after car crash in Tangipahoa

    April 3, 2016 2:47 PM

    HAMMOND – State Police say two people are dead after a crash on LA 1064 in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, 72-year-old Rita Adams was turning west from Rufus Bankston Road onto LA 1064 when she was struck by a pickup truck. Police say Adams... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish residents blessed with arrival of more flood relief groups Play Video

    March 15, 2016 8:59 PM

    ROBERT - Help arrived Tuesday in Tangipahoa Parish, and a new relief effort will begin Wednesday morning. An estimated 2,000 home were damaged by water in the southern end of Tangipahoa Parish alone. Some of those homes were inundated with several feet of water. Homeowners now have help in the... more »
  • For those in storm shelters, future still uncertain Play Video

    March 15, 2016 7:34 PM

    TICKFAW - The Eagle Heights Community Church has been home for about 80 flood victims since Saturday. For four days, the people who have been staying here have been getting help from church members and Red Cross volunteers. The church gym has been transformed into a shelter with cots... more »
  • Livingston, Tangipahoa added to federal disaster area; clears way for assistance

    March 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - People here are now eligible for federal disaster assistance since Livingston Parish was added to the Louisiana federal disaster area Tuesday afternoon. In addition to Livingston Parish, Tangipahoa was also added to the list which now includes 14 other parishes: Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, LaSalle, Madison,... more »
  • Ponchatoula residents return home, salvage what they can following historic flood Play Video

    March 15, 2016 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some Tangipahoa residents returned home Monday night for the first time since historic floodwaters infiltrated their homes Friday. People in on Ponchatoula neighborhood began salvaging what they could and assessing the damage. At least half of the 70 homes in the subdivision were damaged by high water.... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa schools closed Monday Play Video

    March 13, 2016 4:44 PM

    AMITE – Schools in Ascension, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes will not open for class Monday. According to a Sunday press release, Tangipahoa school officials say all of the public schools in the parish are safe and sustained no significant water damage due to flooding. Tangipahoa school leaders say... more »
  • UPDATE: Some rivers to remain in flood stage until Thursday Play Video

    March 12, 2016 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Many river systems near the Capital City remain in major flood stage Sunday after thunderstorms brought record rainfall to the area this week. While the Tickfaw River has already crested, the Amite River is expected to rise in some areas until it crests as late as Tuesday... more »
  • Flood water swallows I-12; Voluntary evacuation for low-lying Tangipahoa

    March 12, 2016 5:53 PM

    HAMMOND - There is a voluntary evacuation for areas along the Tangipahoa River in jeopardy of experiencing flooding similar to the flood event of 1983. Saturday, Parish President Robby Miller encouraged people in low-lying areas to leave. Miller is calling for a voluntary evacuation of areas south of US... more »
  • MS official: No problems at Percy Quin

    March 11, 2016 4:10 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Concerns torrential rain could cause issues north of Tangipahoa Parish were eased by officials in Mississippi who said Friday there are no reported problems at Percy Quin. Percy Quin is the Mississippi state park surrounding Lake Tangipahoa and dams that keep a flood of water from entering... more »
  • SLIDESHOW: Widespread flooding in Tangipahoa after storm

    March 11, 2016 11:22 AM

  • Roads closed, homes evacuated in Tangipahoa Parish due to severe weather

    March 10, 2016 9:46 PM

    TANGIPAHOA- Tangipahoa Parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness closed several roads due to high water and they may also have high water signs posted. The Governor has declared a state of emergency for the entire state Thursday night, as flash floods, thunderstorms, and heavy rain pass through... more »
  • 3 teenagers arrested in murder case

    February 15, 2016 11:10 AM

    HAMMMOND - Sheriff's deputies released limited information about the arrest of three teenagers Monday who are charged with murder. Two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old are charged with the shooting death of Gerrell Lee , Jr., 19. Lee was shot while riding in a car near the intersection of Rufus... more »
  • Report: Mysterious gunfire kills 19-year-old Tuesday

    February 9, 2016 3:34 PM

    HAMMMOND - A 19-year-old from Ponchatoula was killed after being hit by an apparent stray bullet, ActionNews17.com posted on its website Tuesday. The local news site reported the victim as Gerrell Lee. Lee was riding in a car when the driver said he heard a popping sound and noticed... more »
  • Report: Child electrocuted in canal

    December 25, 2015 9:22 PM

    WILMER - A 13-year-old boy was likely electrocuted when he grabbed a wet pipe in a canal this week. The child was playing with two other kids when he slipped through a cattle grate and into the canal. Witnesses told sheriff's deputies, the child grabbed a metal pipe that... more »
  • No passengers hurt after train hits 18-wheeler

    November 3, 2015 5:08 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Authorities said no one was hurt after a passenger train and 18-wheeler collided Tuesday afternoon in Tangipahoa Parish. The collision happened on US 51 at I-55 around 3 p.m. according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. State Police are on the scene assisting the sheriff's office,... more »
  • Body found in Livingston believed to be missing man from Tangipahoa

    October 22, 2015 10:41 PM

    ROBERT - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are questioning people in the death of a 29-year-old man who has been missing since September. A body was found in Livingston Parish Wednesday, authorities revealed late Thursday. The body has not been identified, but deputies in Tangipahoa Parish believe it is... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish president presents 2016 budget

    October 14, 2015 7:58 AM

    AMITE- A $44.5 million operating and capital outlay budget for 2016 has been introduced to the Tangipahoa Parish Council. Director of Finance Jeff McKneely said that the proposed budget submitted by outgoing Parish President Gordon Burgess is a "roll forward" proposition that anticipates no increases or decreases in revenues or... more »
  • Woman accused of trying to hire hit man to kill husband

    September 3, 2015 7:42 AM

    TANGIPAHOA- Authorities say a woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband was arrested as she tried to climb out the rear window of a mobile home in the village of Tangipahoa. The state Attorney General's Office and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday... 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 »
  • Parish, DEQ officials to discuss shredded tires issue

    August 25, 2015 10:42 AM

    AMITE- A plan is being put together on how to handle the millions of pounds of shredded tires at the Tangipahoa Parish landfill, according to an attorney involved in talks with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Attorney Beau Brock told the council Monday that he is continuing to meet... more »
  • Tangipahoa officials planning student assignment plan

    August 19, 2015 8:15 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish school officials have begun the detailed planning necessary to implement a new student assignment plan starting next year. The plan, which takes a school-choice approach to integrating the parish's schools, received approval in June from the federal judge overseeing the parish's desegregation case. Maureen Terese, the district's... more »
  • First day of classes for some students Play Video

    August 6, 2015 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some kids in Baton Rouge are heading back to class today. School officially starts on Thursday for students in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Tangipahoa Parish. Last month, parents in Tangipahoa Parish asked the school board to postpone the first day of classes because of... more »
  • Two pedestrians killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

    August 1, 2015 12:47 PM

    HUSSER, La. - Two female pedestrians were killed after being struck by a vehicle on LA 1062 Saturday morning. Charlotte Woods Ross, 32, and Angel Simmons, 28, were walking in the center of LA 1062’s eastbound travel lane around 4 a.m., when a vehicle being driven by Katy Robertson,... more »
  • Tangipahoa schools to allow all students to wear shorts

    July 28, 2015 7:57 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish school administrators have amended the district's uniform policies to allow students to wear shorts. The move comes after a recent outcry from parents about sending their children to school amid the intense summer heat. Effective immediately, Superintendent Mark Kolwe said in a news release late Monday all... more »
  • After complaints over heat, all students can wear shorts to school

    July 27, 2015 5:50 PM

    AMITE - As promised last week, public school leaders announced a uniform policy change because of concerns the temperature will be too hot to handle when school starts next week. Mark Kolwe, the Tangipahoa Parish Schools superintendent, said all students will be able to wear shorts. Previously, only kids... more »
  • Police chase ends after suspect rams two cruisers

    July 16, 2015 8:08 PM

    SATSUMA - A two-parish police chase ended shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday when officers from various departments were able to apprehend the suspect. Police in Hammond said Andrew Baker stole a TV from Walmart and tried to run over workers who tried to stop him. Police said when they... more »
  • Tangipahoa teachers to get extra funds

    July 13, 2015 9:12 AM

    AMITE- The Tangipahoa Parish School System will use extra state revenue it received for this school year to cover mandatory supplemental pay for certified teachers. The state legislature gave funding to public school districts outside the Minimum Foundation Program, a formula used to fund school systems, which they can put... more »
  • Tangipahoa courthouse renovations delayed due to cost

    June 23, 2015 11:23 AM

    AMITE - Anticipated repairs and renovations to the 53-year-old Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse will be delayed once again. Parish Council Finance Director Jeff McKneely asked the Council on Monday to reject the bids on the project because they are all too expensive. McKneely says the lowest bid of nearly $348,000 is... more »
  • 911 calls released in deadly Amite train crash Play Video

    May 14, 2015 12:51 AM

    AMITE - Frantic drivers were desperate for help after witnessing a train crash into a tow truck and the calls they made to 911 on Mother's Day capture their raw emotions. The recordings were obtained by WBRZ Wednesday. Four calls capture what people were feeling in the moments after... more »
  • Skipping jury duty becomes more of a pain than serving for some

    April 14, 2015 10:51 PM

    AMITE - Nine people who skipped jury duty in Tangipahoa Parish had to pay a small fine, promise to sit on a jury this year and do a bit of community service to avoid jail time for contempt of court. Judge Robert Morrison of the 21st Judicial District, which... more »
  • Trooper injured in one of several crashes involving impaired drivers Easter morning

    April 5, 2015 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trooper was injured and two people died in several crashes involving impaired drivers on Easter morning. In Baton Rouge Parish, troopers say Magen Alicia Hall was nearly double the legal alcohol limit when she allegedly plowed into that back of a trooper's SUV around 2:40... more »
  • Construction on roundabouts starts Monday

    March 5, 2015 10:28 PM

    HAMMOND - Construction begins along a busy artery connecting the two cities in southern Tangipahoa Parish next week. Monday, work begins on a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 51 and Club Deluxe Road. Traffic will remain flowing through the work area, except for 15 days in mid-April when... more »
  • Tangi's long-serving parish president retiring

    January 22, 2015 3:39 PM

    AMITE - The longest-serving parish president announced he will retire from public office when his term ends near the end of the year. Gordon Burgess, who has been in charge of Tangipahoa Parish for almost thirty years, said he is retiring with pride on December 31. He was the... more »
  • Man killed in Ponchatoula wreck

    January 19, 2015 4:51 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Monday, sheriff's deputies released details of a deadly crash that happened over the weekend. Nat John Colona, 45, died in the single-vehicle wreck northeast of downtown Saturday night. Colona was from Hammond. Investigators said Colona lost control at a sharp, left curve where North 1st Street... more »
  • Jamie Lynn Spears uses knife to stop fight in Hammond

    January 13, 2015 1:09 PM

    HAMMOND - Celebrity gossip site TMZ.com posted video to its website Tuesday, showing Britney Spears' sister, Jamie Lynn, apparently breaking up a brawl inside a Tangipahoa Parish eatery with a knife last month. Jamie Lynn, 23, was at the Pita Pit on North Cate Street, an area of downtown... more »
  • Tornado has residents cleaning up on Chrismas Eve Play Video

    December 24, 2014 3:47 PM

    AMITE - People near Amite spent Christmas Eve cleaning up storm damage after a tornado tore through their community Tuesday evening. Most of the damage happened near the intersection of La. 16 and La. 1064, just east of the Tangipahoa River. Homeowner Carol Morrow saw the aftermath of the... more »
  • NWS says homes damaged or destroyed by tornado

    December 23, 2014 1:41 PM

    AMITE - The National Weather Service said a tornado damaged or destroyed multiple homes and trailers in central Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday afternoon. An NWS survey team says 15 to 20 homes received significant damage in the area of Highway 1054 and Highway 16. Several mobile homes in the area... more »
  • I-12 reopens late Monday night

    December 15, 2014 2:12 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police sprayed foam across I-12 Monday afternoon to clean up a fuel tanker truck which flipped with a full load of gasoline near Hammond, blocking the highway. Troopers closed I-12 in both directions after the big rig wreck on the eastbound side of the highway. Pictures... more »
  • Tornado damage confirmed in Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 17, 2014 7:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that storm damage overnight in Livingston Pairsh was caused by a tornado. A survey team confirmed damage found north of Livingston indicated an EF 1 tornado. This means winds gusted in the range of 85-110mph. The storms were caused by... more »
  • Dig up the facts on fracking Play Video

    November 13, 2014 7:22 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- The controversial method of oil excavation called fracking is raising concerns for some communities, while others are pleased to welcome the process to their parish. In Tangipahoa, land owners are thrilled at the possibility of fracking on their land, because it can mean instant wealth and promises of... 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 »
  • Man, mother accused of making meth

    August 15, 2014 2:44 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Deputies arrested a man in Tangipahoa Parish and are searching for his mother after they said they discovered a meth lab at their home. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies searched the home of Melody Elkins, 45, and Terry Elkins, 20, in Ponchatoula Tuesday. Investigators said they found... more »
  • Highway opens after train, semi collision

    July 14, 2014 2:13 PM

    AMITE - Highway 51 between the parish seat of Tangipahoa and Independence opened late Monday, six hours after it was closed when a train and an 18-wheeler collided at a crossing. The southbound Amtrak train from Chicago smashed in to what appeared to be a dump truck at about 1:30... more »
  • Litter bugs could lose ability to drive

    July 11, 2014 10:35 PM

    AMITE- The parish could hold drivers licenses hostage if people do not pay their litter tickets, the parish president told a WBRZ news partner in Tangipahoa Parish recently. Parish President Gordon Burgess told ActionNews17.com, people would lose their license if they don't pay the fine. Cameras have been... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in Tangipahoa Parish collision

    July 9, 2014 7:45 AM

    TANGIPAHOA - Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La. Highway 1057 and Highway 1061. Louisiana State Police Sgt. Nick Manale says the big rig slammed into the side of a pickup that did not yield when turning left... more »
  • Sheriff calls for new jail after escape Play Video

    July 8, 2014 5:03 PM

    AMITE - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said his old jail building may be to blame for allowing a prisoner to escape. But the prisoner also had some help and now he's back behind bars. Verdale Moore escaped Sunday night from the Tangipahoa jail by using a piece of... more »
  • Authorities looking for escaped inmate

    July 7, 2014 6:37 AM

    AMITE - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from Tangipahoa Parish jail late last night. Verdale Anthony Moore, 20, was jailed in February on charges relating to the shooting death of 37-year-old Sandra Butler of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says he's dedicating all available... more »
  • Smart911 goes live

    July 3, 2014 11:14 PM

    AMITE- Beginning Monday, when people dial 911 for help in St. Helena or Tangipahoa Parishes, they could be answered by a smarter emergency dispatching system. Tangipahoa 911 Director Dennis Darouse and his team unveiled the system this week, which allows people to provide information about their family and save... more »
  • TPSO Mounted Division Rodeo Play Video

    June 13, 2014 6:53 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Mounted Division Rodeo is coming up next weekend. Bobby Smith with Rockin' S Rodeo Productions, Hall of Fame Rodeo Clown Rick Young and members of the TPSO Mounted Division stopped by 2une In Friday to talk about the event. The rodeo is... more »
  • 63-year-old indicted for brother's death

    June 12, 2014 9:59 PM

    AMITE- A 63-year-old woman was indicted for murder by a grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish. Hill was arrested in March for the death of her brother after a bizarre standoff where she called 911 on police officers who were trying to arrest her. The ordeal started when Hill's son... more »
  • Racial slurs fly at city council meeting Play Video

    June 4, 2014 10:26 PM

    AMITE - Tuesday evening's council meeting in Amite included racial slurs and finger pointing by Councilman Jonathan Foster. In an audio clip recorded by our news partner in Tangipahoa Parish, ActionNews17.com , Councilman Foster uses a racial slur to describe his fellow black council members, Emanuel Zanders and Arthur... more »
  • Deputies: man, believed to be drunk, slips on tracks and is hit

    April 18, 2014 7:20 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- A 61-year-old man is dead and authorities think alcohol was a factor in his death where he was hit by a train in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. The sheriff's office said Robert Moore ran across the tracks at Velma Road just north of town, hoping to beat an approaching... more »
  • Man shot by deputy when he refused to stop attacking mother

    April 15, 2014 3:46 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police said they're investigating a deputy-involved shooting after a domestic disturbance in Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday afternoon. LSP Sgt. Nick Manale said deputies shot and killed Michael Nichols, 48, after he wouldn't stop stabbing his mother at their home off Happywoods Road near the I-12/I-55 interchange. ... more »
  • Amite Police find $230,000 in counterfeit cash Play Video

    March 24, 2014 5:31 PM

    AMITE CITY - A Tangipahoa Parish man is the target of a Secret Service investigation into counterfeit cash after Amite City Police found nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Amite City Police Department Chief Jerry Trabona says finding the $230,000 in counterfeit money caught homicide detectives off guard.... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish battling jail contraband Play Video

    March 21, 2014 4:38 PM

    AMITE - Law enforcement in Tangipahoa Parish is on the lookout for someone leaving cell phones and drugs stashed behind the parish jail. Amite City Police got a tip Tuesday and found a stash of $7,000 worth of prison contraband along a jail fence. Officers found a pound of... 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 »
  • Litter bugs will be caught by hidden security cameras

    March 14, 2014 10:31 PM

    HAMMOND- People dumping trash has become such a problem in Tangipahoa Parish, leaders are installing security cameras to catch people. "If the cameras work, we're gonna get some more," Parish President Gordon Burgess told WWL TV. "We're gonna clean up our parish whether the people like it or... more »
  • Double murderer gets life in prison

    March 14, 2014 10:24 PM

    AMITE- Giles McGhee, 53, will serve life in prison for killing two people in Hammond two years ago. A jury found McGhee guilty in February and he was sentenced this week. Karum Smith, 40, was found shot along with Tamica Muse, 36, at a house that belonged to... 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 »
  • Convicted killer gets life in prison

    March 12, 2014 10:39 PM

    PONCHATOULA- A man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a violent love-fueled tirade in this quiet Tangipahoa Parish town three years ago. Gary Shurley, 40, was sentenced for the murder of Buster Lock. He also got time for other crimes connected to the incident. ... more »
  • Appeals court reverses block of Jindal education policies

    February 25, 2014 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A ruling that blocked some of Governor Bobby Jindal's education policies has been reversed by a federal appeals court. In 2012, U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle blocked the implementation of new laws in Tangipahoa Parish on teacher tenure and state-funded vouchers in private schools. Opponents said... more »
  • Bankrupt wastewater company given sales extension

    February 10, 2014 12:14 PM

    HAMMOND - A bankrupt wastewater treatment company that operates in the Baton Rouge area has been given an extension to sell its 49 systems in Louisiana. Density Utilities of Louisiana, based in Hammond, has worked out a deal to sell the systems for $1.2 million. A bankruptcy court... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish opens warming shelters

    January 28, 2014 2:47 PM

    TANGIPAHOA- The current winter storm, along with the probability of wide spread power outages, has caused officials in Tangipahoa Parish to open three warming shelters. Beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, residents can head to the gym at Kentwood High Magnet School, Amite Westside Middle School and Hammond Junior High... more »
  • LSP: man driving speeding luxury car causes deadly crash

    January 20, 2014 9:16 PM

    HAMMOND- State Police arrested a man for causing a deadly crash on I-55 near I-12 Monday. Clifford Durio, 31, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail on a list of charges, including negligent homicide, negligent injuring, reckless operation, felon in possession of a firearm, and driving under suspension. ... more »
  • Thousands won't have power during freeze

    January 6, 2014 10:22 PM

    PONCHATOULA- About 1,000 people in Tangipahoa Parish are still without power and there are scattered outages amounting to a few hundred in other areas serviced by Entergy Tuesday morning. Power began to fail as temperatures dropped into the 20s. A message about the outages on the company's website... more »
  • Tangipahoa deputies looking for suspect

    December 30, 2013 11:50 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish released a photo of a man alleged to have threatened to kill a woman and who fled from the police. Deputies said they tried to arrest 26-year-old Leroy Johnson on December 16 after the reported threats to harm and kill a female.... more »
  • Hammond man killed on I-55

    November 25, 2013 6:45 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say a 49-year-old Hammond man died in an accident when his car struck a guardrail on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish and crossed over a concrete retaining wall. Trooper First Class Melissa Matey says Mucio Vicencio Ruiz was driving north on I-55 shortly before... more »
  • Town buzzing with gameday excitement

    November 15, 2013 10:27 PM

    HAMMOND- The town is buzzing over Saturday's potentially record-breaking Southeastern Lions' football game. In addition to the fact that the game is expected to be a sellout, it is also the first time in fifty years that the team could go to the conference championship. SLU plays Sam Houston... more »

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