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  • 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 »
  • 6-laned I-12 is a highway dream

    November 12, 2013 11:58 PM

    PONCHATOULA- At least one lawmaker dreams of having six lanes of traffic bustling down I-12 through Tangipahoa Parish. State Senator Dale Erdy said he would like to see a wide interstate from Baton Rouge to the Mississippi state line. Much of the highway system is already six lanes, but... more »
  • Guns stolen from camps

    November 8, 2013 10:28 PM

    KENTWOOD- Hunting guns are among the items stolen from fishing and hunting camps in northern Tangipahoa Parish. The sheriff's office said Friday, several weekend retreats have been burglarized along Highway 51 near the Mississippi state line. Sometimes, the thieves have broken in with force. A spokesperson said pellet... more »
  • Victim robbed after car flashes headlights

    November 8, 2013 10:24 PM

    KENTWOOD- Deputies arrested a man for a heist where the victim was tricked into being held at gunpoint. Investigators said Eric Selders stole $80.00 from the person after the scheme. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies said the victim was driving on Highway 10 between Wilmer and Arcola when another vehicle's... more »
  • WATCH: these football players have no sportsmanship Play Video

    November 6, 2013 10:34 PM

    KENTWOOD- The Tangipahoa Parish School System said Wednesday, students involved in a fight at last Friday's Sumner vs. Loranger high school football game have been disciplined. A number of players fought immediately after the game ended while they were lined up to shake the hands of the other team.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: mom hopes tough love will turn hoarder son around Play Video

    November 5, 2013 11:01 PM

    NATALBANY- A grandmother is promising to take better care of her grandchildren since her son and his girlfriend were arrested when five children were found in a hoarder's paradise. "I've been doing a lot of crying and a lot of praying," Tammy May told WBRZ News 2 in an... more »
  • Children found in "deplorable" conditions

    November 5, 2013 11:39 AM

    NATALBANY - Sheriff's deputies said an arrest warrant for theft in Tangipahoa Parish led them to five young children living in deplorable conditions. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Yance May in Natalbany Monday night on suspicion of theft and failure to appear. Sheriff's department spokesperson Dawn... more »
  • Tangipahoa deputies look for shooting suspect

    October 7, 2013 11:58 AM

    TANGIPAHOA - Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are looking for a suspect in a weekend shooting at Club 81 in the Village of Tangipahoa. A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg in the parking lot of the club early Saturday morning. Deputies say 21-year-old Raymond Brown is suspected... more »
  • Karen becoming less of a threat Saturday

    October 5, 2013 11:57 AM

    GONZALES - A tropical storm watch remains in effect for some south Louisiana parishes, even though Karen continues to deteriorate. Winds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts to 40mph. While there is concern coastal areas could be flooded with up to three feet of... more »
  • Crooks wanted after gun-toting tirade

    October 1, 2013 10:32 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for two guys who walked into a store east of town with their guns drawn and held the clerk at bay while they tore up the sales counter. Their tirade was caught on security video. The video shows one man holding... more »
  • Final suspect arrested in gang rape

    September 30, 2013 10:08 PM

    ROSELAND- The final person wanted for a violent attack on a 13-year-old girl in a trailer known as "The Trapper" turned himself in to authorities Monday evening. The police department said Tevin Smith surrendered as officers were planning to go after him. Smith and five others are accused... more »
  • Mayor plans meeting about trailer where gang rape happened

    September 26, 2013 10:32 PM

    ROSELAND- The mayor of this small Tangipahoa Parish community told the town council Thursday, she will meet with the pastor who runs the church that shares property with a trailer known as "The Trapper" that was the scene of a gruesome attack on a 13-year-old girl recently. The teenager... more »
  • Leaders want trailer where gang rape happened towed out of town

    September 25, 2013 10:40 PM

    ROSELAND- City leaders plan to discuss an abandoned trailer that was the scene of a violent attack on a young girl recently. The unidentified 13-year-old was gang raped by six boys : three juveniles and three over 17. Police said the group coerced the teenager into the empty trailer,... more »
  • One wanted, five accused in gang rape of teenage girl Play Video

    September 24, 2013 10:15 PM

    ROSELAND- People in this small, central Tangipahoa Parish town are dealing with a heinous crime; six young men accused of gang raping a 13-year-old girl. Two have been arrested, three juveniles face processing through the parish's juvenile detention program, and a sixth is at large after the crime days... more »
  • Traffic trend coming to Tangipahoa Parish

    September 20, 2013 11:13 PM

    PONCHATOULA- A new traffic trend is catching on in Tangipahoa Parish. ActionNews17.com reports traffic circles are about a year away for busy intersections. The roundabouts will be built at Highway 22 and Dunson Road near the high school. Some are planned for Hammond, too, along I-12 exits. There... more »
  • Road rage shooting at gas station

    August 30, 2013 5:38 PM

    HAMMOND- One man is in the hospital and a second is potentially a suspect in a road rage shooting along I-12. Deputies said the men were involved in a dispute while they were traveling the interstate in Tangipahoa Parish Friday. One of the men exited the interstate at Airport... more »
  • Parish leaders want voters to decide on sales tax for new jail

    August 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    AMITE - Parish leaders approved setting an election for a proposition to raise sales taxes to fund the construction of a new jail in Tangipahoa Parish. The current jail does not fit the needs of the parish, the sheriff said. He believes a lack of space is contributing to... more »
  • Days before school, fire burns school building

    August 7, 2013 1:24 PM

    HAMMOND- School leaders in Tangipahoa Parish are trying to figure out how to handle the start of school at Hammond Eastside Elementary School after a fire there Wednesday morning. Witnesses shared a picture of the inferno with news partner ActionNews17.com . It showed a glowing fire inside the school... more »
  • Woman arrested when animals are found very sick

    August 6, 2013 10:51 PM

    TICKFAW- Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish booked an animal owner on cruelty charges when they found her horse and dog severely ill. The horse had no food or water. The dog was bloated with an infection and 17 pounds of fluid had to be drained from the dog. Both animals... more »
  • Man arrested for church heist

    August 5, 2013 10:48 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are looking into if a suspect accused of stealing items from a church is connected to any other heists. Michael Brister was arrested. He faces charges for thefts at UPC Church. Deputies arrested Brister during a traffic stop after he was spotted... more »
  • Town employees get probation for illegal gas, parts buys

    August 5, 2013 10:46 PM

    AMITE- Three employees of the town of Independence pleaded no contest to charges related to spending town money on personal items. John Henson, Charles Garafola, and Jeffers Cook were charged with unauthorized use of an access card. The group was accused of putting gas in personal or family vehicles... more »
  • New info reopens 2003, 2006 Tangipahoa killings

    July 31, 2013 3:31 PM

    HAMMOND - New information has breathed life into two cold criminal cases in Tangipahoa Parish. Sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto says detectives have recently received several leads about the shooting of 30-year-old Timothy Brown, who was gunned down in the parking lot of Pea's lounge shortly before 2 a.m. on Dec.... more »
  • Church forgives thieves, organizes bake sale to raise money Play Video

    July 25, 2013 9:22 PM

    ROBERT - A church plans to get their money back by holding a bake sale, after their safe was stolen earlier this week. The safe was swiped Monday morning from Crossgate Church in Tangipahoa Parish. Pastor Louis Husser is still in shock that someone would steal from a church.... more »
  • Stolen safe recovered after church heist

    July 24, 2013 8:05 PM

    ROBERT- Sheriff's deputies have recovered a stolen safe related to a burglary at a church in this small Tangipahoa Parish community. Deputies have apparently found the mangled box, according to ActionNews17.com . The church's pastor said the vault is destroyed. A picture he released to the site shows it... more »
  • Deputies: husband kills wife in rural Tangipahoa Parish

    July 23, 2013 10:26 PM

    LORANGER- Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish arrested a man accused of killing his wife and then running away Tuesday evening. The sheriff's office said Richard Lagarrigue, 28, was nabbed in St. Martin Parish, more than 100 miles from the crime scene. Investigators said Lagarrigue shot and killed his wife... more »
  • NAACP to weigh in on closure of railroad crossings

    July 23, 2013 8:38 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council unanimously approved a resolution that supports the local NAACP chapter's efforts to try to force the reopening of three railroad crossings state transportation officials closed last month. Patricia Morris, president of the Greater Tangipahoa Parish Branch chapter of the National Association for the Advancement... more »
  • Thieves test faith when they steal safe from area church

    July 22, 2013 11:29 PM

    ROBERT- Thousands of dollars in donations were stolen from a church Monday morning. The thieves hit Crossgate Church and took the entire safe, which weighs close to 100 pounds Louis Husser, the pastor, said. "They knew exactly where it was," he said. Inside the safe was money... more »
  • Ponchatoula man arrested on 3rd offense DWI

    July 15, 2013 11:31 AM

    HAMMOND - 28-year-old Thomas Lee Jernigan of Ponchatoula has been arrested on 3rd time DWI charges. Tangipahoa Parish deputies responded to a single vehicle crash early Sunday Morning on Pleasant Ridge Rd. in Hammond. Deputies say the vehicle was abandoned when they got there, but was registered to... more »
  • Two men charged with huge storage heist

    July 11, 2013 10:33 PM

    ROBERT- Two men are charged with 134 counts of burglary, collectively, after a storage facility was burglarized recently. Bradley Williams, 22, and Anthony Rogers, 25, were arrested by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies. Investigators said they found stolen items from the facility at a a house linked to the... more »
  • Injunction denied, railroad crossings stay closed

    July 3, 2013 2:14 PM

    AMITE - A judge denied a parish's request today to reopen several railroad crossings deemed unsafe by the state Department of Transportation and Development. Tangipahoa Parish claimed DOTD didn't properly notify affected residents of the crossing closures under a 2012 law. DOTD responded that they began the closure process... more »
  • Feud over closed rail crossings goes to court Wednesday

    July 2, 2013 10:44 PM

    AMITE- Wednesday, the state will face-off with people upset some railroad crossings were closed in Tangipahoa Parish. A hearing is set for the crossings that were shuttered and destroyed in Independence, Velma, and Tangipahoa two weeks ago. Multiple people have died when vehicles collided with trains on the crossings.... more »
  • Semi plows off interstate, spills load in fiery crash

    June 26, 2013 5:14 PM

    ROBERT- Traffic on I-12 is congested after a semi flipped off the interstate during Wednesday's evening rush. The right lane on I-12 West is closed at Hwy. 445 because of the crash. Traffic is passing through the left lane. WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin , who was... more »
  • Deadly RR crossings slated to close next week Play Video

    June 21, 2013 6:49 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A number of railroad crossings where people died are about to close, but drivers who use them are fighting back. Three crossings where ten people have died are slated for closure in Tangipahoa Parish. The most recent incident was three years ago when a pregnant mother and... more »
  • Man wanted for leaving work release job at candy factory

    June 17, 2013 10:25 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Deputies are searching for a man who walked away from his work release job Monday. Tederick Bessie left the Elmer's Chocolate factory about 6 a.m. deputies said. Bessie was in prison for simple robbery and is classified as a non-violent offender. He was scheduled for release in... more »
  • Teenage girl implicated in connection with small town murder

    May 30, 2013 5:31 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Two people have been arrested, including a 16-year-old girl, for a murder in this quiet Tangipahoa Parish town. Greg McGary, 50, was shot in the face on May 23rd and died a few days later. Rashad Evans, 34, was arrested and charged with second degree murder and... more »
  • Tangipahoa to study term limits for council

    May 30, 2013 11:16 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council plans to appoint an 11-member committee to study a proposal for limiting council members' terms. The committee would be able to discuss other potential changes to the parish's home rule charter as well, according to The Hammond Daily Star. Councilman Harry Lavine brought up... more »
  • Unlicensed driver doesn't face charges in deadly crash

    May 21, 2013 10:16 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- State Police have not filed charges against a 15-year-old, unlicensed driver who investigators said crashed the car she was driving and killed a ten-year-old sibling. The driver was with her two brothers and sister, headed to baseball practice Monday when the crash happened on Highway 1054. "We... more »
  • Councilman, citizen arrested after fisticuff

    May 7, 2013 10:19 PM

    AMITE- A town councilman faces charges after getting into a fight with a citizen after the town council meeting Tuesday night. Police said Jonathan Foster faces aggravated battery charges. A citizen was also charged in connection with the fight. Police Chief Jerry Trabona said both men were booked... more »
  • TPSO: Two arrested after burglary

    April 30, 2013 12:53 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people after a burglary in Tangipahoa Parish Monday. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said deputies arrested Nicole Pierce, 35, and Dewayne White, 48, of Hammond in connection with the thefts. Edwards said a deputy was called out to a home on Highway 190 West... more »
  • Wanted teen hiding under bed, shot by deputies

    April 24, 2013 4:45 PM

    PONCHATOULA- A Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff deputy shot a teenager, wanted for murder, in the upper body inside the murder victim's house Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Pourciau, 18, was inside the home of April Vanderlinden. Vanderlinden's daughter, who deputies said was connected with Pourciau, saw him inside a bedroom Wednesday while... more »
  • Sheriff: Teen accused of murder captured, injured

    April 24, 2013 4:06 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish arrested a teenager wanted in connection with a murder, and said he was injured during the arrest. Deputies did not have specific details about the incident, and are planning to release more information in a 4:30 p.m. news conference. Ryan Pourciau,... more »
  • Eight arrests made during Strawberry Festival

    April 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Sheriff's office made eight arrests and issued one warrant during the 2013 Strawberry Festival in Hammond. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards still called the Festival a success. "As the result of any large gathering for such an event, numerous disturbances occurred which were immediately... more »
  • Deputies: man dies after shooting, triggerman wanted

    April 12, 2013 8:44 PM

    ALBANY- Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said a man died after a shooting where two people were hit near the parish line with Tangipahoa Friday afternoon. Deputies are looking for the accused gunman, Earl Johnson, Jr., 24 (pictured). Johnson was last seen fleeing into Tangipahoa Parish after the shooting... more »
  • Two shot along parish line

    April 12, 2013 2:17 PM

    ALBANY- Two area sheriff's departments are working a shooting where two people have been hit along the Livingston-Tangipahoa Parish line Friday afternoon. Deputies were not sure of the conditions of the people shot. The ordeal is unfolding on Ed Brown Road, off Hwy. 190 between Hammond and Albany.... more »
  • Deputies: Man-attacked woman with screwdriver, hid under blanket

    April 5, 2013 10:19 PM

    HAMMOND- A man faces charges after deputies said he attacked a woman with a screwdriver. Investigators said Deundray Kendell Evans, 26, was fighting with the victim when he stabbed her. She ran away. Deputies said when they went to look for Evans; he was hiding under a blanket.... more »
  • Mayor calls arrests "political," employees still working

    April 2, 2013 9:56 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- Four city employees, arrested Tuesday, returned to work after getting out of jail. John Henson, Reginald Jefferson, Jeffers Cook, and Charles Garafola are charged with unauthorized use of an access card. Henson is also charged with theft under $500. The arrests are related to an investigation by... more »
  • Four city workers accused of illegal fuel-ups

    April 2, 2013 3:35 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- Four town employees were arrested Tuesday, accused of using a city credit card to put fuel in personal vehicles. John Henson, Reginald Jefferson, Jeffers Cook, and Charles Garafola are charged with unauthorized use of an access card. Henson is also charged with theft under $500. All work... more »
  • Report: 34 horses rescued

    February 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    HAMMOND- More than two-dozen horses have been rescued from areas of Tangipahoa Parish. Activists told ActionNews17.com , the horses were abused and neglected. Randy Stegall, Humane Society president, told the website there could be more cases. If you would like to help, contact Hammond Veterinary Services or... more »
  • Tangipahoa may sell bonds to close landfill

    February 13, 2013 7:15 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has introduced and set for public hearing an ordinance that would authorize the issuance of $2.4 million in bonds to pay for improvements to the parish landfill near Independence. If the measure meets with final approval at the council's next meeting, set for Feb.... more »
  • Driver killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

    February 8, 2013 6:40 AM

    PONCHATOULA - State police say a Madisonville man was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Tangipahoa Parish. It happened Thursday on La. Highway 445 east of Ponchatoula. Trooper Nick Manale says 33-year-old Justin Estopinal was northbound when he lost control of his SUV, ran off the highway, struck a... more »
  • Judge refuses to modify desegregation decree

    February 7, 2013 6:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge overseeing Tangipahoa Parish's decades-old desegregation case has denied the school board's request for a status conference to discuss possible modifications to the court-ordered desegregation plan. U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle instead directed the attorneys to meet in an effort to reach a consensus... more »
  • Group shows support in Tangi desegregation plan

    January 23, 2013 6:58 AM

    AMITE - A Hammond group's show of unity and support for the Tangipahoa Parish school system exposed a deepening rift among school board members regarding possible modifications to the district's desegregation plan. About 30 parents and community leaders attended the board's Tuesday meeting wearing purple to show their unity... more »
  • Voucher program can continue in Tangipahoa

    January 16, 2013 2:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has ruled that the state can continue its private school tuition voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish, despite the Tangipahoa Parish School Board's claim that the program could affect a decades-old school desegregation case. A U.S. District judge had blocked the voucher program... more »
  • La. buys wetlands with oil spill settlement funds

    January 8, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has acquired more than 11,000 acres of wetlands in Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes as part of a conservation project funded by a settlement over the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana said Monday that the $6.7 million purchase of the... more »
  • Letters suggest attacks at area schools

    December 17, 2012 3:36 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Two letters were mailed to elementary schools Monday, suggesting some sort of attack. Police said they are investigating, and believe the letters were mailed form the same location, possibly in the Tangipahoa Parish area. Police would not speak much about the situation, although they said they are... more »

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