Lake Rewind: November 1, 2019

Ronnie Simpson from STPG was our first guest today. He wanted to talk about debris clean up from last weekend’s weather event and the rescheduled Household Hazardous Waste Day. Find out more in the interview below. We also spoke with Terri Hughes from Sun-Pro Solar. She has a job fair coming up November 6 at…

Despenza Guilty of Murder

DA Warren Montgomery says a St. Tammany jury found 40 YO Kenya A. Despenza, of Slidell, guilty as charged of second-degree murder for stabbing her aunt to death in the home they shared. The victim, Dianne Bercy, who opened her home in Slidell to Despenza when her troubled niece had nowhere else to go, was…

Additional Testimony Against Strain Allowed

A judge ruled yesterday that three more people who say they were abused by former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain will be allowed to testify against him at his trial, which could begin this April. The judge also ruled that prosecutors can introduce testimony about other alleged sexual conduct involving Strain and the four alleged…

Hammond PD Make Vehicle Burglary Arrests

Hammond PD has been investigating a series of vehicle burglaries in the area of Old Covington Highway. Earlier this week the Patrol Division arrested two juvenile suspects. After an investigation by the HPD Juvenile Criminal Investigations Division, another juvenile suspect was identified. The two juveniles in custody have been charged with trespassing, criminal mischief, and…