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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 7, 2012 3:31 PM
PONCHATOULA - A pedestrian was killed in a late-night accident in Tangipahoa Parish. Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards said in a news release that the accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The victim was identified as 52-year-old Rocco Van Berge of Tickfaw. The victim was standing in the southbound lane of... more »
November 26, 2012 3:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans-based federal judge has halted Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish, saying it conflicts with a decades-old desegregation case. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ruled Monday that a series of sweeping education changes pushed by Jindal clash with court orders in the 47-year-old... more »
November 3, 2012 10:52 AM
AMITE- Some school leaders in Tangipahoa Parish want to do more to get kids to take a Bible history class. Enrollment in the class has fallen.
It's an elective, approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Currently, it's only taught at Ponchatoula High School.
But, board... more »
October 22, 2012 4:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit accuses Tangipahoa Parish jail officials of routinely withholding prescription drugs and food from a prisoner for nearly two years while he suffered from severe mental illnesses. A federal suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims 33-year-old Dennis Bargher Jr. lost... more »
October 17, 2012 7:10 AM
LIVINGSTON - The disaster recovery centers opened in Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes in the wake of Hurricane Isaac will all close this week.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the number of people applying for aid has slowed to a trickle in the two parishes.
Officials in both... more »
September 27, 2012 8:04 PM
INDEPENDENCE- The mayor of this Tangipahoa Parish town was booked into the parish jail on several charges Thursday.
Michael Ragusa was booked on intimidation, battery, and resisting arrest.
WBRZ News2 partner, ActionNews17.com , reports "the charges came from an affidavit filed by an Independence police officer who, several... more »
September 19, 2012 7:14 AM
AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has effectively killed a proposed timetable for considering revisions to the district's desegregation plan by voting to delay the discussion until the next meeting.
Board member Brett Duncan has questioned the need to build $54.5 million worth of new schools, as specified... more »
September 18, 2012 9:01 AM
AMITE - A Tangipahoa Parish School Board member is questioning whether the school system needs to spend $54.5 million to build three new schools to reach the district's desegregation goals.
Board member Brett Duncan says he plans to offer a resolution Tuesday that would outline a process and a... more »
September 17, 2012 9:05 PM
ROBERT- A one-year-old was killed when an 18-wheeler slammed into a car on the shoulder of I-12 Monday.
Another child was hurt along with two adults. Everyone involved was from out-of-town.
State Police say the truck driver lost control and smashed into the car. The car spun around,... more »
September 11, 2012 8:58 AM
AMITE - Tangipahoa Parish crews are cleaning up debris from Hurricane Isaac in the southern end of the parish.
Parish President Gordon Burgess says the task of eliminating all the waste should be completed in several weeks.
Burgess says some home and camp owners decided to throw damaged... more »
September 10, 2012 4:00 PM
HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Tangipahoa Parish man after they said he hid in an acquaintance's home and then raped her at knifepoint.
Sheriff Daniel Edwards said deputies arrested Michael A. Taylor, 49, of Independence this past Friday.
Investigators said the night before, Taylor broke into an... more »
August 30, 2012 10:27 AM
HAMMOND - Emergency managers in Tangipahoa Parish called for a mandatory evacuation of anyone living along the Tangipahoa River because of damage at a dam in Mississippi.
Authorities also called for an evacuation of the town of Kentwood after a flyover of the area.
Parish emergency officials said... more »
August 24, 2012 12:13 AM
AMITE- According to reports published late Thursday night, K-9 deputies and air support have been called in to search for a 36-year-old trusty who walked away from a work-release program.
ActionNews17.com reports John Steven Johnson left his post at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office shop on Hwy 51.
... more »
August 17, 2012 11:56 AM
HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen at a nightclub last weekend by one of his deputies was accidental. Edwards said the shot happened while Deputy William Phebus was trying to restrain another person. He says Phebus had his weapon drawn because 18-year-old... more »
August 14, 2012 12:32 PM
PONCHATOULA- This city of a few thousand is getting a Super Wal-Mart. The City Council approved elements needed for the project to move forward.
But, it doesn't come without controversy.
Some people who live near the planned store on Hwy. 51 near the intersection with Hwy. 22 have... more »
August 14, 2012 10:12 AM
AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Council voted unanimously to award a $4.8 million contract to Bertucci Contracting Co. of Metairie to construct a stone breakwater designed to halt coastal erosion in the extreme northwestern corner of Lake Pontchartrain.
Parish engineer Maurice Jordan says a 10,000-linear-foot wall can be constructed... more »