Lake Loot Q&A January 27, 2020

6:40 Q: Americans spend $2 Billion dollars on this every year, even if it isn’t technically for them. What is it? A: Dog food Winner: Cindy Peed from Madisonville! 7:10 Kids Loot Q: Video games are the #1 thing that kids are saving their money for. What’s the top non-electronic thing kids want? A: Legos…

Judge Gasaway Says Pay Warrant Without Fear of Arrest

Judge Grace Bennett Gasaway announced says that beginning today through February 28th,  the City Court of Hammond will hold a forgiveness program for individuals with outstanding warrants. During this period, the Court will allow defendants with outstanding warrants to pay their charges without fear of arrest. If you appear in person during the amnesty period…

Substitute Teacher Arrested at Slidell High

Joshua Brewer, a 28-year-old Slidell man who had been working as a long-term substitute teacher at Slidell High School, was booked into St. Tammany Parish Jail last week on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. A St. Tammany public schools spokesperson said that Brewer is no longer employed by the system and that…

River Closed Near Destrehan; Boaters Missing

The Mississippi River had to be closed near Destrehan after a towboat, pushing a pair of barges loaded with sulfuric acid, collided with an upbound towboat. The collision caused the loaded towboat to sink and its barges to break free. One of the barges sustained damage and caused the release of sulfuric acid vapor into…

HPD Arrests Burglary Suspect

Late last week the Hammond Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, assisted by the HPD Street Crimes Unit and the Amite Police Department, arrested Leroy Johnson III in connection to burglaries that occurred at Wendy’s on Southwest Railroad Avenue. Johnson was located at his residence on Dogwood Drive in Amite hiding from officers inside an air…