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  • Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff offering cash award for information about last weeks bomb threat

    April 11, 2016 4:59 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is offering a $500 award to anyone with information regarding the “bomb threat” that Ponchatoula High School received last week. Detectives are actively investigating information that could identify the caller. The call was originally placed to the Ponchatoula Police Department on Thursday, Apr. 7,... more »
  • Engineers to talk about U.S. 51 construction plans Tuesday

    April 4, 2016 3:42 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Traffic engineers will discuss a widening project for a busy thoroughfare that connects Ponchatoula and Hammond in southern Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday. Plans are already part of an environmental assessment. An environmental assessment is the first major step toward a construction project. The state hopes to widen... more »
  • EF-1 Tornado confirmed in St. Helena Parish Play Video

    March 31, 2016 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The National Weather Service determined that an EF-1 Tornado touched down near Greensburg in St. Helena Parish. NWS estimates winds up to 95 miles per hour knocked down around a dozen trees Thursday morning on Lathan Bridges Road. NWS also believes the same storm system also... more »
  • Tangipahoa residents can apply for potential home elevation

    March 28, 2016 10:22 AM

    TANGIPAHOA - Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller released information for flood victims and residents interested in elevating their homes. The applications will be kept on file should the parish receive Hazard Mitigation Funds from FEMA in the future. Those interested in the elevating their homes can go to tangipahoa.org to... more »
  • Debris collection to begin next week in Tangipahoa Parish

    March 16, 2016 9:25 PM

    TANGIPAHOA – Tangipahoa Parish Government will start collecting debris collection and removal on Monday, March 21, 2016. Local leaders are asking residents to separate debris into groups, and put it in the public right-of-way. The groups of debris should be separated as follows: - Construction and demolition materials (building,... 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 »
  • 'Citizen rescue' unit dispatches to southeast Tangipahoa for flood rescues Saturday Play Video

    March 12, 2016 5:21 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Families and farm animals were rescued from rising water east of downtown by good Samaritans Saturday. Water was approaching some homes and had already inundated property along N. Thibodeaux Road. Water at the corner of N. Thibodeaux and Sibley Road, about two miles south of I-12, was... more »
  • Curfew and voluntary evacuation issued for Tangipahoa Parish

    March 11, 2016 3:15 PM

    AMITE - Tangipahoa Parish leaders have issued a mandatory curfew from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday morning due to the severe weather. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said the curfew is designed to give emergency responders the resources they need to do their job overnight. Miller is also... more »
  • Nearly 500 rescued from high water in Hammond Play Video

    March 11, 2016 8:44 AM

    HAMMOND- Emergency crews across Tangipahoa Parish have their hands full with widespread flooding and heavy rainfall. Authorities spent early Friday morning responding to calls about people trapped by the high flood waters. According to WWL-TV, nearly 200 stranded people had to be rescued throughout the Hammond area Friday morning. However... more »
  • Small town shaken up after police officer's arrest Play Video

    December 30, 2015 5:48 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A police officer's arrest in Tangipahoa Parish sent waves through the small town of Independence. Laquinton Banks, 25, faces theft, malfeasance and hate crime charges after his arrest Monday. Investigators say he stole $1,600 from non-English speaking Hispanic motorists during traffic stops. "I was stunned. I was really... more »
  • Hammond man killed in single vehicle crash in Tangipahoa

    December 13, 2015 3:45 PM

    HAMMOND – A Hammond man was killed after his truck overturned and crashed into a tree in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday, according to State Police. Louisiana State Police said 34-year-old David Neal Giacone was traveling southbound on LA 1065 when his pickup truck drove off the right side of the... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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