Lake Loot Q & A February 20, 2020

6:40 Q: You’re significant other thinks they are really good at THIS, but, honestly, they are not. The #1 response was singing. What was #2? A: Telling jokes Winner: No Winner! 7:10 Kids Loot Q: 2 out of 3 kids have lied about this at least once in the last year. What? A: Doing their…

Tulane Primate Center to Study Coronavirus

Researchers at Tulane University will soon begin research on the Northshore to develop a vaccine and test treatments against the Coronavirus that is spreading across China. The university announced yesterday that the research will be based out of the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington. The research center is one of the first facilities…

Parish Opens Sandbag Locations

The Army Corp of Engineers told the state yesterday they did not foresee a need to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway near New Orleans or the Morganza Spillway near Baton Rouge in response to rising rivers. Meanwhile, closer to home, St. Tammany Government officials and emergency operations personnel continue to monitor any potential impacts of…

Tangi Schools Move On Skullbreaker

Yesterday, the Tangipahoa Parish School System joined school districts across the country taking a tough stand on students participating in a social media challenge called the “Skullbreaker.” Tangipahoa School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said the so-called “Skullbreaker,” or “Tripping Jump Challenge,” that is being shown on Tik Tok can be “very dangerous” and could result in…

STPSO Checkpoint This Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which is combatting impaired driving during the Mardi Gras season. The manpower for this initiative is funded by…

Fatal Crash Near Slidell

On Tuesday, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to an injury crash involving several vehicles on US 190 West near LA 433 (Thompson Rd.).  The crash claimed the life of 67-year-old Linda C. Adams of Lacombe. The crash occurred as a Ford Fusion, driven by 38-year-old Justin Martindale of Slidell, was traveling eastbound on…

Ponchatoula Police Arrest Pair on Home Invasion Charges

Chief Bry Layrisson announces the arrest of Charlotte Bossier and Harold Oliphant Jr. after receiving a call of an assault. Officers learned that Bossier and Oliphant arrived at the victim’s home looking for someone who apparently did not pay his bar tab at Charlotte’s Web. Oliphant physically attacked the victim after forcing their way into…