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  • Hammond man wanted in connection with August rape

    November 20, 2015 12:12 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff’s deputies in Tangipahoa Parish asked for the public’s help Friday in locating a man wanted in connection with a rape back in August. TPSO Sheriff Daniel Edwards said 34-year-old Marcus Henderson, of Hammond, is wanted on an aggravated rape charge in connection with the incident that... more »
  • Plaquemines Parish works to plug hole in levee

    October 26, 2015 7:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemines Parish spokesman Michael Powell says crews are working to plug a 5- to 8-foot hole in a 4-foot-high levee protecting the Myrtle Grove subdivision before floodwaters can reach the parish's main highway. He says the houses themselves are not in any danger because they're built... more »
  • Arrests made in connection with disappearance of Ponchatoula man

    October 23, 2015 2:12 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff’s deputies in Tangipahoa Parish say two arrests have been made in the disappearance of a Ponchatoula man. WWL-TV reports 27-year-old Joshua Orso and 40-year-old Bryan Barnes have been arrested booked on one count of negligent homicide each in the apparent overdose of 29-year-old Seth Landry. ... more »
  • Troopers seek to ID bicyclist killed in US 190 crash

    September 1, 2015 11:44 AM

    ROBERT - Louisiana State Police report a bicyclist was killed Monday night when she was rear-ended by an SUV as she attempted to ride across the US 190 Tangipahoa River Bridge. The yet to be identified woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office... more »
  • Heroin sting, 'Operation Fishnet', ends with 15 arrests

    July 27, 2015 1:31 PM

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH - Deputies say 15 suspects are behind bars on charges that connect them to a loosely organized heroin ring based in St. Tammany Parish as efforts to curtail a drug abuse epidemic continue. The 14 month-long, multi-jurisdictional investigation was carried out by a narcotics taskforce made... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish, DEQ officials to discuss shredded tires issue

    July 24, 2015 5:39 PM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish Council members and officials with the Louisiana Department of Environmental will meet soon to discuss issues with the use of shredded tires at the parish-run landfill. The DEQ has issued a compliance order and notice of potential penalty. The compliance order requires the parish to address a... more »
  • Parents say it's too hot to start school in August

    July 21, 2015 12:54 AM

    AMITE - Parents will ask the public school system in Tangipahoa Parish to delay the start of the school year over heat concerns. "School is starting tin two weeks and this week, you looked up 'ten day forecast,' and it's still high temperatures with the kids going to school,"... more »
  • Drug dog finds $800,000 cash haul

    May 27, 2015 5:57 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's investigators seized nearly a million dollars in cash after a traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish this week, but made no arrests. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said on May 26 deputies detained two people driving to Houston after the department K9 found $800,000 in cash in their vehicle.... more »
  • One remains in ICU after tornado hits neighborhood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 17, 2015 7:50 PM

    TICKFAW - A tornado was the last thing residents on John McDonald road expected to wake up to, early Sunday morning. One woman is in the Intensive Care Unit at North Oaks Hospital and another person suffered minor injuries. "There's no way to escape it," said Billy McDonald,... more »
  • Man arrested for kidnapping now faces rape charges

    February 10, 2015 12:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man accused of a January aggravated kidnapping in Livingston Parish now faces an additional charge of aggravated rape, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. The new charge will be added to the charges from Jan. 24 of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping of a child... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    ROBERT - State Police said a Mandeville woman wasn't wearing her seat belt when her vehicle ran into a tree and killed her Sunday night in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said 40-year-old Bridget Rodriguez lost control of her vehicle and crashed while traveling on LA 445 near Robert, La. ... more »
  • Man dies in Tangipahoa Parish crash

    October 29, 2014 10:55 AM

    ROBERT - Authorities say a 44-year-old Robert man died in a single vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 190 in Tangipahoa Parish. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says Bobby Creekmore Jr. was eastbound Tuesday night when his car ran off the road and struck a culvert. Marchand said Creekmore was taken to... more »
  • Man accused of sexual battery

    October 7, 2014 10:56 AM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies announced the arrest Tuesday of a man accused of sexually battering someone in Tangipahoa Parish this weekend. Deputies arrested Brandon Scott Hudson, 31, Monday after getting a tip he was hiding out at a home in Ponchatoula. Investigators said Hudson was wanted by Hammond... more »
  • TPSO deputies arrest accused crack dealer

    August 11, 2014 12:05 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested an accused crack cocaine dealer while patrolling in a high crime area of Ponchatoula last Thursday. Deputies said they were making their rounds near N. First Street on Aug. 7 when they saw a parked vehicle speed off as... more »
  • Busted bumper leads to meth arrest

    August 11, 2014 11:00 AM

    NATALBANY - Sheriff's deputies said a busted bumper helped them catch a Tangipahoa Parish woman carrying drugs and facing a number of outstanding warrants. Deputies arrested Janavieve Bicknell, 26, after the traffic stop near Natalbany Sunday night. A deputy said he was patrolling on Highway 1064 when he... more »
  • 2 wanted for questioning in Amite shoplifting spree

    July 15, 2014 3:58 PM

    AMITE - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish asked for assistance Tuesday in identifying two men wanted in connection with a series of alleged shoplifting incidents. Detectives said they are currently investigating reports of a string of shopliftings that happened between May 14 and July 10 at a dollar store... more »
  • Missing woman found in Mississippi hospital

    July 10, 2014 10:52 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they located a missing 39-year-old Hammond woman at a hospital in Mississippi. Shailey Michelle Tripp was last seen at her apartment in Hammond on Monday, and deputies said they found her car, abandoned in a grocery store parking lot on Hwy... more »
  • LSP: Amite man died in two-vehicle wreck

    July 9, 2014 4:32 PM

    AMITE - State Police said an Amite man died after making a U-turn in front of another vehicle Wednesday in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said Kyle Rigdon, 20, of Amite City died in the wreck shortly after 8 a.m. on US Highway 51. Investigators said Rigdon made a U-turn... 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 »
  • 2 arrests made in Kentwood meth lab bust

    July 2, 2014 10:59 AM

    KENTWOOD - Deputies arrested two people on drug charges, placed their children in state custody and disassembled a methamphetamine lab after investigating a residence in Kentwood. Deputies arrested Sonya Boney, 27, and Adam Thibodeaux, 32, Monday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and operating a... more »
  • Tangipahoa deputies looking for wanted rapist

    June 26, 2014 3:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are on the lookout for an Arkansas man wanted on two counts of forcible rape. Information received from law enforcement in Luxora, Arkansas indicated that 64-year-old Willie Davis may be avoiding arrest by hiding out in Tangipahoa Parish. Davis is about... more »
  • Arrest made after drug user 'caught in the act'

    June 24, 2014 1:21 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they caught a 28-year-old man in the act of injecting illegal narcotics and arrested him for several drug related offenses early Monday morning. A patrolling deputy said he was following up on recommended improvements to security at a recently burglarized deli... more »
  • Deputies: Home invasion likely related to drugs

    June 11, 2014 10:47 PM

    HAMMOND - Investigators believe a deadly home invasion earlier this week may be related to illegal drug activity. There were drugs inside the apartment where Brandon Sims, 30, was murdered on June 9. An unidentified person smashed through the back door and got into a shootout with Sims, who... more »
  • Remains identified as woman missing for five years

    May 27, 2014 11:21 AM

    LORANGER - Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish have identified human remains found near Loranger as those of missing person Dena Fout. Dena Fout has been missing since August 4, 2009. Her remains were found last week on May 21. Detectives are working on determining a cause and time of death.... more »
  • Dead vet's family: someone killed our son check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2014 10:34 PM

    LORANGER- The parents of a dead war veteran are begging for answers after their son's body was found in a field last week. The body of Jonathan Gordon was identified by the LSU Faces lab after being found in Tangipahoa Parish. Investigators believe Gordon's dead body had been in... more »
  • Remains found in field ID'd as decorated veteran

    April 30, 2014 10:23 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff Daniel Edwards said human remains recently found in a Tangipahoa Parish field have been identified as an Iraq war veteran decorated for service and bravery. Edwards said Wednesday that the LSU Faces Lab identified the remains as Jonathan H. Gordon, 31, of Loranger. The sheriff said... more »
  • Human remains found on family farm, identity unknown check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2014 9:46 PM

    HAMMOND - A family is in shock after a human skeleton was found on their Tangipahoa Parish property. Tuesday afternoon, family members discovered a skull and bones while clearing land on N. Brickyard Drive. Sheriff office investigators rushed to the scene and called in forensic experts from LSU to... more »
  • Support grows to stall levee construction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 1, 2014 8:56 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Neighboring parishes are teaming up to study the impact of a proposed levee system before construction can begin. "Let's really look at the whole region," Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said. Ricks and the Livingston Parish Council are urging leaders of a proposed levee system around... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Power concerns mount as freezing temps arrive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 23, 2014 9:27 PM

    HOLDEN - People living in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes are worried more freezing temperatures could cause power outages as it did earlier in the month. "It was very cold," Ralph LeSaicherre said. "I hope it doesn't go out again." Power at his Ponchatoula home, along with 8500 others,... more »
  • Mysterious power failure leaves thousands in cold check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are lingering questions after thousands of people lost electricity during a six-hour hard freeze Monday. Power was lost as temperatures dropped to 19 degrees and did not come back on until early Tuesday morning. "There is no fault known at this time," Entergy spokesman... more »
  • Hunting accident in Tangipahoa Parish.

    December 7, 2013 3:34 PM

    LORANGER - Louisiana wildlife agency officers are investigating a deadly hunting accident in Tangipahoa Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release that the incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. on property along Louisiana Highway 1062 in Loranger. LDWF identifies the victim as 33-year-old Joseph H.... more »
  • Man accused of driving on Xanax, tried to toss pills

    July 29, 2013 1:49 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Hammond man after they said he was driving under the influence of the prescription drug Xanax. Deputies arrested James M. Jackson Jr., 52, after they said he was driving erratically Sunday night and tried to toss the pills he was taking after he... more »
  • Troopers investigate fatal crash in Tangipahoa

    July 12, 2013 11:03 AM

    FLUKER - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash at the intersection of La. Highway 10 and U.S. 51 near the town of Fluker. Authorities say 53 year old Michelle Cooper of Tangipahoa died in Thursday night's crash. Investigators say the crash occurred as Cooper was traveling east on... more »
  • 2 men booked with 67 burglary counts

    July 12, 2013 9:46 AM

    AMITE - Deputies say two Tangipahoa Parish men were arrested on 67 counts each of burglary and four counts of possession of stolen firearms following a string of thefts at the Robert Mini Storage Lot. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto says more than 60 units at the storage facility were... more »
  • District whipping-up support for spanking at school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2013 9:33 PM

    HAMMOND - The public school district here is thinking about returning corporal punishment to the list of possible penalties for unruly students. In recent years, schools systems quit using paddling as a discipline measure. But Tangipahoa Parish School Board members are taking a hard look at it. "We... more »
  • Parish files injunction to reopen RR crossings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2013 5:48 PM

    AMITE - Tangipahoa Parish's Fire District 1 station has all the equipment they need to respond to emergency medical and fire calls - they even have a live alligator. What they didn't have was an official notification that DOTD was going to tear up three railroad crossings Saturday morning.... more »
  • Ponchatoula man indicted in fatal shooting

    June 25, 2013 9:29 AM

    AMITE - A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old man in the shooting of a 39-year-old woman that led to a two-day search. Ryan Pourciau is charged with one count of second-degree murder. He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday. Sheriff's deputies arrested Pourciau two months ago... more »
  • Deadly RR crossings slated to close next week check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly hit and run

    June 4, 2013 10:19 AM

    ROBERT - State police have arrested a suspect in fatal hit and run accident near Robert. Trooper Nick Manale says 29-year-old Earl R. Swaggerty of Ponchatoula, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail Monday on a charge of felony hit and run driving. Troopers say Swaggerty was southbound on La.... more »
  • Grandmother was planning to take daughter, child before killing

    June 3, 2013 11:45 PM

    HAMMOND- Neighbors said a grandmother was on her way to pick-up her grandchild and daughter when the daughter was shot and killed in a murder-suicide Monday morning. Brandon Colona, 27, shot and killed his girlfriend, Theresa Doby,22, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies found the couple's five-month-old baby... more »
  • Names of deceased in murder-suicide released check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 3, 2013 2:49 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish released the names of two people found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Deputies said Brandon Colona, 26, shot and killed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Theresa Doby, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies said they were called to the residence on Brittani... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Husband and wife face child porn, drug charges

    January 24, 2013 4:09 PM

    LORANGER - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish arrested a Loranger couple after investigators said they found drugs and child pornography in their home. Deputies arrested Richard W. Dunnington, 51, and his wife Lisa Fay Dunnington, 50, yesterday after a search of their residence. Investigators said they found several... 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 »
  • Tickfaw man killed in Tangipahoa accident

    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 »
  • Garbage tax on ballot in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 28, 2012 9:11 AM

    AMITE - Voters in rural Tangipahoa Parish will be asked to approve a property tax proposition in support of parish landfill operations on the Dec. 8 ballot. Rural Garbage District No. 1, which includes all unincorporated areas of the parish, is seeking renewal of a 10-year, 10-mill ad valorem... more »
  • Judge rules voucher law conflicts with deseg order

    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 »
  • Suit: Mentally ill prisoner denied drugs, food

    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 »
  • Official questions school construction

    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 »
  • Isaac debris collection ongoing in Tangipahoa

    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 »
  • TPSO: Man hid in home, raped woman at knifepoint

    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 »
  • Tangipahoa added to FEMA individual assistance list

    September 5, 2012 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tangipahoa has been added to the list of parishes eligible for individual FEMA disaster assistance. Governor Bobby Jindal made the announcement this morning. A total of 11 parishes in South Louisiana, including Livingston and Ascension, are now eligible for individual assistance. FEMA says $10 million... more »
  • People moving out ahead of Isaac check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2012 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People living in lower lying areas have already started evacuating out of an abundance of caution. In Livingston Parish, shelters set up on Monday began housing people, And in Tangipahoa Parish a mandatory evacuation for the southern most part of the parish prompted people to move. ... more »
  • Sheriff: Teen's shooting death an accident

    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 »
  • Teenager wanted in Hammond shooting

    July 31, 2012 11:02 AM

    HAMMOND - Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies are searching for a teenager wanted in the shooting death of one man and the wounding of another. Deputies responded to call of gun shots Monday night in the street and vehicles speeding away on Durbin Road Extension. When TPSO arrived on scene, they... more »
  • Tangipahoa looks for ways to cut school budget

    May 1, 2012 7:48 AM

    AMITE - Superintendent Mark Kolwe says the Tangipahoa Parish School Board must cut more than $8 million from the 2012-2013 budget, but employee furloughs are off the table. Kolwe says other measures, such as increasing class sizes, reducing salaries for starting teachers or dipping below a board-mandated minimum balance in... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in crash in Tangipahoa Parish

    March 21, 2012 3:13 PM

    Tickfaw -An Independence woman is dead after being hit by a car in Tangipahoa Parish Wednesday morning. State Police say Kimberly Wright was attempting to cross LA 442 in Tickfaw, when she stepped into the path of a car, driven by Rebecca Powell. Wright died at the scene.... more »
  • TPSO: Woman, dog suffocate from generator fumes

    December 28, 2011 11:49 AM

    AMITE CITY - Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish reported a woman and her dog found dead in their home were overcome by fumes from a generator. Sheriff's deputies were called out to the home of Jerri Lynn Hall yesterday, after she was found deceased in her bed. They said the... more »
  • Deputy, K9 make arrest in Tangipahoa Parish

    December 9, 2011 2:38 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A man wanted in Tangipahoa Parish for drug distribution, is now under arrest. Deputy Albert Sharp, along with Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office K9 Titan, arrested Travis Williams at his home in Independence. While in the home, Deputy Sharp released K9 Titan to search the home. ... more »
  • B.R. man sentenced after Tangipahoa crash

    December 4, 2011 10:36 AM

    AMITE, La.- A Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty to multiple counts in connection with a wreck that caused severe injuries to a 19-year-old Tickfaw man, according to the Tangipahoa Parish district attorney's office. Samuel W. Lucius, 34, was sentenced to five years for first-degree vehicular negligent injuring and 15... more »
  • Deputies Look For Child Porn, Find Marijuana Cultivation

    December 2, 2011 9:01 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish cyber-detectives were contacted by detectives in England who said an eleven-year-old English girl had been contacted by an Internet predator believed to be in Tangipahoa Parish. The investigation led to Anthony Latino of Amite. On December 1, 2011 detectives executed a search warrant at Latino's... more »
  • Man arrested for shooting in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 22, 2011 2:20 PM

    PONCHATOULA -A man accused of shooting at another man in Tangipahoa Parish on Monday, is now behind bars. Deputies say 79 year-old Ralph Wood, of Pontchatoula, fired shots at another man after the two got into an argument. No one was hurt. Wood was booked into the... more »
  • Tornado touches down in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 16, 2011 9:00 AM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH - An early-morning tornado pushed a Tangipahoa Parish house off its foundation while four people were inside, according to emergency officials. The National Weather Service confirmed than an EF-1 tornado caused damage to a home on the border between Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes early Wednesday morning.... more »
  • Couple arrested for murder, arson in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 15, 2011 2:47 PM

    HAMMOND- Two people accused of murder and arson in Tangipahoa Parish, are now behind bars. Deputies arrested Ronald Berry and Heidi Leard for the death of 62 year-old Charles Ockman of Hammond. Deputies say Leard arranged to meet Ockman to perform sexual favors for money. They say... more »
  • TPSO: "Violent fit of rage" led to child's death

    November 10, 2011 3:25 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish arrested a Kentwood man after they said he beat a toddler to death in a "violent fit of rage". Sheriff Daniel Edwards said O'Brian Donnett, 24, was booked into the parish jail in suspicion of first degree murder and aggravated battery. ... more »
  • Manhunt for suspected rapist, kidnapper continues

    October 24, 2011 10:48 AM

    KENTWOOD - Law enforcement agents headed back out today to continue their search for a suspected kidnapper and rapist in Tangipahoa Parish. Kaunda Magee, 36, has been on the run for 12 days after leading deputies on a chase from Washington Parish into Tangipahoa. He has outstanding warrants for... more »
  • Reward offered in manhunt of suspect in Tangipahoa Parish

    October 21, 2011 2:31 PM

    Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish are asking for your assistance in locating 36 year old Kaunda Magee. A combined reward of up to 10,000 will be awarded for information leading to the arrest of Magee. Magee is accused of rape, kidnapping and shooting at police. Search teams have... more »
  • Man arrested for shaking baby in Tangipahoa Parish

    September 7, 2011 2:40 PM

    HAMMOND- A man accused of violently shaking an infant in Tangipahoa Parish, is now behind bars. Deputies arrested 21 year-old Jonathan Williams of Pontchatoula on charges of Second degree cruelty to a juvenile. Deputies say Williams aggressively shook the baby to make the infant stop crying. The... more »
  • LSP: Three dead after car runs stop sign

    July 26, 2011 5:23 PM

    HAMMOND - A woman and two children are dead after a vehicle ran a stop sign in Tangipahoa Parish, according to Louisiana State Police. Trooper Nick Manale said the wreck happened this morning on U. S. 190 where it intersects with N. Coburn Road. Manale said a car... more »
  • Van carrying TPSO inmates rear-ended by big rig

    July 12, 2011 2:05 PM

    TICKFAW - Eight people were injured today when a van carrying inmates from the Tangipahoa Parish jail was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler near Tickfaw. Trooper Nick Manalli with Louisiana State Police said the van had seven inmates and a driver, and all had minor to moderate injuries from the... more »
  • Skeletal remains identified as missing Ponchatoula man

    May 12, 2011 3:36 AM

    HAMMOND- The skeletal remains that were found last week in a shallow grave in Tangipahoa Parish have been identified as a Ponchatoula man who went missing earlier this year. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, the remains were identified as 82-year-old Leon Rachal. Authorities say the grave... more »
  • Man arrested in case of missing L'Oranger woman

    May 9, 2011 3:17 PM

    AMITE - Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish finally have a man they believe is connected to the disappearance of Dina Fout behind bars. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says on May 4 deputies arrested Alvin J. Gonzales of Westwego in suspicion of obstruction of justice in the Fout investigation. Fout was... more »
  • Four sex offenders arrested for not registering

    April 4, 2011 11:04 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish arrested four sex offenders for not complying with registration requirements. Deputies arrested 26-year-old Michael Dawson, 41-year-old Steven Martin, 34-year-old Larry Covington and 41-year-old Charles B. Slade. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said the four men did not meet registration obligations, which include providing... more »
  • Deputies accuse man of murder with no body

    April 1, 2011 5:04 PM

    HAMMOND - Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish have accused a Hammond man of murder, even though they don't have the victim's body. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said deputies arrested Wesley E. Smith Jr., 32, today in suspicion of first-degree murder. The alleged victim, Leon H. Rachal, 82, of Ponchatoula, has been... more »
  • Suspects wanted for burglary in Tangipahoa Parish

    March 31, 2011 2:34 PM

    PONCHATOULA -Authorities with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for your help, regarding information with an aggravated burglary. Deputies say two men forced their way into a home on North 11th Street in Ponchatoula on March 30. They say one of the men pointed a gun at... more »
  • Man wanted for misapplication of payments in Tangipahoa Parish

    March 29, 2011 2:20 PM

    AMITE - Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish are on the lookout for a man accused of the misapplication of payments in the amount of $96,000. Deputies say Pirvu Marrian, of Gonzales, neglected to pay sub-contractors and local suppliers for the items purchased to complete a construction job for a resident... more »
  • Sheriff's office warns of contractor fraud in Hammond

    March 15, 2011 5:06 PM

    HAMMOND - Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish are warning residents to watch out for contractors that could be scamming homeowners in the area. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said deputies were called to a home in Hammond today that was the victim of contractor fraud. The homeowners said on Feb. 25 workers... more »
  • TPSO: Woman attacked deputies who arrested her

    March 15, 2011 4:39 PM

    ROSELAND - A woman with warrants out for her arrest attacked deputies trying to take her into custody, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said deputies arrested 45-year-old Angela Thompson Monday for several outstanding warrants through the Amite Police Department, as well as charges of... more »
  • People in Kentwood rescued from homes in boats

    March 9, 2011 4:49 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH- At least 35 families are cleaning up in Kentwood, LA after heavy rains forced creeks and rivers to overflow, swamping one subdivision. The flooding prompted an emergency rescue last night. According to parish leaders, air boats had to be used to get people from their mobile homes.... more »
  • "Massive Flooding" says Parish President, orders evacuations

    March 8, 2011 11:07 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH- Thirty to 40 families are being evacuated from "massive flooding" says Parish President Gordon Burgess. "Airboats and transport vehicles" are being used according to Parish leaders. Local, community news website ActionNews17.com reports: "Tangipahoa's OEP Director Dawson Primes said the entire parish north of Fluker was flooded,... more »
  • Traffic stop by trooper leads to rescue of rape victim

    February 16, 2011 10:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a man for aggravated rape and second degree kidnapping in Livingston Parish. Troopers pulled over a white Jeep SUV because it had no rear taillight; the female passenger jumped out telling the Trooper she had been kidnapped at... more »
  • Land leases for oil and gas exploration boom in Tangipahoa Parish

    February 11, 2011 9:56 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH- A rush for land leases in Tangipahoa Parish has people preparing for a possible oil and gas boom. A hot-spot known as the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale runs below property in the parish. Attempts to drill there have failed in the past, but an eruption in mineral rights leases... more »
  • Two arrested after meth lab bust

    February 9, 2011 3:30 PM

    AMITE- Two men from Mississippi are locked up after police say they were operating an active meth lab in a home. Police say Richard Glen Sterling and John Monroe Abbott purchased precursor materials from a store on Highway 16 in Amite. Deputies found the materials in their car. Authorities... more »
  • ACLU sues Tangipahoa jail for paranoid inmate

    January 25, 2011 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union says deputies at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail held a paranoid schizophrenic for months without giving him psychiatric medicine or treating injuries inflicted by other inmates and himself. A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that when 52-year-old Roger Mason was moved to a... more »
  • Accused thief nabbed after running out of gas

    January 21, 2011 4:32 PM

    TANGIPAHOA PARISH- An accused thief from Tickfaw is behind bars after running out of gas while trying to get away from police. 20-year-old Aaron Davidge was arrested after a busy night of burglarizing homes and vehicles in the Loranger/Independence area. Deputies were dispatched to Simmons Road in Loranger... more »

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