Hammond Police Apprehend Franklinton Murder Suspect

Earlier this week members of the Hammond Police Department Street Crimes unit, along with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Task Force apprehended 36 YO Finney A Riley, of Mount Hermon, on a charge of Attempted First Degree Murder. Franklinton Police Department issued the warrant on Riley on January 20, and through hard work and diligent…

Stennis To Test Rockets for Artemis

Stennis Space Center is at the center of the space exploration world with this month’s delivery and installation of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket’s first core stage to Stennis Space Center for a milestone Green Run test series prior to its Artemis I flight. The Green Run testing will be the first top-to-bottom integrated testing…

Mandeville Man Charged for Selling Illegally Imported Drugs

Federal authorities say 29 YO Luccas Eastman, of Mandeville, illegally imported drugs designed for men with performance issues and sold them to bodybuilders on the Northshore. According to authorities, Eastman imported mislabeled generic versions of drugs from Chinese companies which he sold to members of the bodybuilding community in the Slidell/Mandeville area. Eastman pleaded guilty…

NASA Talks New Rocket and Artemis

Below is a letter from NASA Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech. It highlights progress in NASA’s development of the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the agency’s Artemis to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024, setting the stage for an eventual journey to Mars. Gilbrech notes the…

Drug Arrests in Washington Parish

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, assisted by Louisiana State Police narcotics officers, recently concluded an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics in Washington Parish. Six persons were arrested and booked into the Washington Parish Jail. 45 YO Dayon Deleco Dyson, of Franklinton, remains in jail charged with battery, failure to appear…

Lawsuit Filed to Block Medline Facility

Some St. Tammany residents have filed a lawsuit to block the rezoning of 70 acres south of Covington, between Ochsner Boulevard and I-12, where the medical supply company Medline plans to build an 800,000-square-foot distribution center. Medline currently operates a 200,000-square-foot distribution center just across I-12 from the proposed site. The suit in the 22nd…

Gulf Coast Amtrak Return Snagged in Mobile

Government leaders in Mobile, Alabama, are slowing down chances for reviving passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast, which has been dormant since Hurricane Katrina. Members of the Mobile’s City Council finance committee withheld support for funding service through Alabama’s port city. The full council could vote on the issue next week. Louisiana and…

STPSO Investigates Series of Thefts

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a series of thefts involving catalytic converters, which have occurred over the past month. Since December 19, the STPSO has taken reports of eight catalytic converters or other exhausted related parts being stolen from parked vehicles at businesses in West St. Tammany. In addition, there was…

St Tammany Chamber and Southeastern Collaborate on Seminar

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Small Business Development Center is collaborating with the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and the Law Firm Carver Darden to offer a seminar on intellectual capital titled “Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property: What Every Business Needs to Know.”    Scheduled Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the seminar will be held…

NASA ASTRO CAMP Announced

The NASA Stennis Space Center Office of STEM Engagement has announced community collaboration opportunities for 2020 ASTRO CAMP® sessions. The 2020 ASTRO CAMP® Community Partners Program combines an evidence-based curriculum with proven out-of-school learning methodology to provide universities, schools, museums and youth-serving organizations with a hands-on, NASA-unique science, technology, engineering and mathematics engagement experience for…