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  • Elderly man fatally struck by multiple vehicles on US 190 in Lacombe

    January 5, 2018 6:01 PM

    LACOMBE - Police say an 80-year-old man on the Northshore was standing in the middle of a roadway when he was fatally struck by several vehicles early Friday morning. The incident was reported around 5:25 a.m. in near the intersection of US 190 and Mill Road. According to... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish deputies deliver donations to Orange, Texas

    September 11, 2017 12:19 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - Deputies from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office recently returned from Orange, Texas where they dropped off supplies donated by area residents. Items donated included toiletries, t-shirts, blow up mattresses, baby wipes and more. Deputies also recently prepared and served over 400 meals for first responders who... more »
  • Body discovered near Highway 442 in Tickfaw

    September 8, 2017 10:48 AM

    UPDATE: APSO says an autopsy report revealed that the cause of death was self-inflicted. TICKFAW - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found beside a vehicle on Stafford Road near Highway 442. According to TPSO, the body of a 25-year-old black male was discovered Thursday... more »
  • Two-year-old hit, killed after running into highway

    August 17, 2017 11:44 AM

    ROSELAND – A two-year-old died overnight, State Police revealed Thursday morning, after being hit by a car on La. 10 near La. 1058 in Tangipahoa Parish during a church event. State Police identified the child as Kaleb Dyson of Kentwood. Investigators said Dyson was with his mother and... more »
  • 12 indicted after deadly inmate attack in Tangipahoa Jail

    May 12, 2017 2:03 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH – A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury indicted 12 people for beating an inmate to death. On January 30, 40-year-old Tommy Joe Smith, of Independence, was attacked and beaten to death by multiple inmates while he was in custody at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. The 12 people... more »
  • TPSO: 33 guns seized in Ponchatoula burglary investigation

    May 5, 2017 1:33 PM

    PONCHATOULA – A couple was arrested after Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies say they seized 33 guns that are believed to be stolen. The Street Crimes and Narcotics Unit of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Leonard Cheek and Janice Cheek. Detectives received a tip that Leonard Cheek had... more »
  • Authorities: Man accused of selling stolen laptop to deputy

    May 2, 2017 9:09 AM

    PONCHATOULA - A man has been arrested in Louisiana after authorities say he tried to sell a stolen laptop to a uniformed deputy at a gas station. News outlets report Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in news release that 24-year-old Shawn Landry was arrested Sunday at a... more »
  • Huge illegal dumping investigation: House tossed into area river Play Video

    April 18, 2017 3:15 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – Numerous state and local authorities are investigating how an entire house ended up dumped into the Tickfaw River. Tuesday afternoon environmental officials had gathered along the Tickfaw off Perrin Ferry Road where the pieces of the home had been dumped. Authorities said someone demolished a home in... more »
  • TPSO: Four arrested for selling stolen beer to gas station

    April 17, 2017 1:02 PM

    HAMMOND - Four people were arrested in Tangipahoa Parish after deputies say they were selling several cases of stolen beer. The Tangipahoa Sheriff's Street Crimes Unit received a tip that an individual was en route to the Quicks Red & White convenience store to sell cases of stolen beer.... more »
  • Sheriff: man to be charged for 89-year-old's murder

    April 13, 2017 12:20 PM

    HAMMOND – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish say a 26-year-old will be charged for the murder of an 89-year-old woman Sunday night . Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Timothy Rouchon will face charges of second-degree murder, obstruction of justice, theft of a vehicle and aggravated arson. Rouchon turned himself into... more »
  • Suspect sought after house fire kills 89-year-old woman in Tangipahoa Parish

    April 11, 2017 1:33 PM

    TANGIPAHOA – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of an 89-year-old woman after deputies say her house was set on fire. According to the sheriff's office, the incident occurred on April 10 around 9:15 p.m. at the home of Dorothy Poche located on School Section Road... more »
  • Rivers expected to crest at flood stage by Wednesday

    April 3, 2017 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The National Weather Service has issued flood warning for four rivers in southeast Louisiana Monday morning. A flood warning has been extended for the Comite River at Joor Road until Tuesday evening. As of 11:15 a.m. Monday, the stage was at 19 feet, just one feet... more »
  • Independence woman killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

    March 7, 2017 12:55 PM

    HAMMOND – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish say a woman was killed in a crash on Hano Road near Independence Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday. According to a preliminary investigation, a Chevrolet Vista was traveling southbound on Hano Road "at an accelerated rate of speed" when... more »
  • Deputies investigating Loranger dollar store burglary

    March 3, 2017 3:12 PM

    LORANGER – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are seeking the public’s help in a Loranger burglary investigation. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, the Dollar General store in Loranger was broken in to on Feb. 6 around 4 a.m. Edwards said two black men parked their vehicle in the front parking... more »
  • Deputies looking for Tangipahoa burglary suspect

    March 3, 2017 3:05 PM

    AMITE – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are seeking the public’s help to find a wanted burglary suspect. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, Terrence Toney failed to show up for a court date scheduled for Dec. 8 2016. Toney was facing one count of simple burglary and is now wanted... more »
  • Man with outstanding warrants arrested after Hammond standoff

    February 23, 2017 10:36 AM

    HAMMOND – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish say a man wanted for several outstanding warrants was apprehended Tuesday. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said it received a tip Tuesday morning with the whereabouts of 25-year-old Dayjordan Spears. Moments later, investigators learned that Spears had barricaded himself in a home on... more »
  • Parish president requests flags to be lowered for late Clerk of Court

    January 10, 2017 4:39 PM

    AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller has requested that all flags in the parish be lowered in honor of the late longtime Clerk of Court Julian Dufreche. Dufreche died on Monday after his battle with colon cancer. Dufreche was a city councilman and Mayor of Ponchatoula prior... more »
  • Fire destroys Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies' home

    December 28, 2016 10:06 AM

    ARCOLA - A fire burned to the ground the home of two Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies, killing three pets and destroying three vehicles in the process. The New Orleans Advocate reports the fire happened late Monday at Capt. Don Alexander's home on La. 10 east of Arcola. His wife, Jeannie,... more »
  • Man wanted for killing ex-wife, leaving her in front yard

    October 24, 2016 11:20 AM

    HAMMOND – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and leaving her in her front yard. On Sunday around 8:44 a.m. an emergency call was received in reference to gunshots heard on Artie Road in Hammond. The caller stated that they... more »
  • DOTD to begin final passes for flood debris along state routes

    October 19, 2016 1:47 PM

    HAMMOND – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be making their final passes to remove flood debris along state routes in Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes next week. Crews will begin to make their final passes along state routes in the above parishes on Monday, Oct.... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish man killed in single vehicle crash on LA 443

    October 2, 2016 10:52 PM

    LORANGER – State Police say one man is dead after a Sunday morning crashing in Tangipahoa Parish. The single vehicle crash happened on LA 443 near Lanier Road in Loranger, La. Louisiana State Police said 69-year-old Alfred F. Dykes was killed in the single vehicle crash. Dykes was... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office: Inmate dies in custody

    September 26, 2016 9:06 PM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died while in custody at the parish jail in Amite. Authorities said Monday that 55-year-old Brady Williams, of Hammond, died Friday of unknown causes. Foul play is not suspected but the sheriff's office says a cause of death will... more »
  • Tangiaphoa Parish to waive permit fees as residents rebuild

    September 2, 2016 4:21 PM

    AMITE - Officials in Tangipahoa say they’re waving permit fees for residents who are making repairs and rebuilding after last month’s flooding. Building permits are required for all structural improvements in Tangipahoa, but local leaders say they will waves those fees as people begin to rebuild. Permits are... more »
  • Tangipahoa approved for supplemental SNAP benefits

    August 25, 2016 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Tangipahoa Parish has been added to the list of parishes approved for automatic supplemental SNAP benefits. According to a release Thursday, the federal Food and Nutrition Service approved Tangipahoa SNAP recipients to receive automatic DSNAP benefits. Those recipients will not need to complete signed affidavits in... more »
  • FEMA to open more disaster recovery centers Monday

    August 20, 2016 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA will open three more disaster recovery centers in East Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana parishes Monday. FEMA opened two disaster recovery centers in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes Sunday. The centers will open at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice... more »
  • Floods send residents on journey to find shelter for the night

    August 12, 2016 7:48 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - A few hundred residents of the Town of Tangipahoa who were rescued from their homes on Friday had to make several stops before they finally found a place to stay after double digit rainfall totals drenched the area. WWL-TV reported the residents said the rain started at... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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