K-9 Copper Leads Mardi Paws

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s K9 Copper has been named 2020 Canine Grand Marshal for the Krewe of Mardi Paws. After 25 years of celebrating Mardi Gras in Mandeville, the krewe will move to Covington this year, where it will roll Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. K9 Copper is assigned to K9 Handler Deputy Chris…

Details on I-12 Wreck

Thursday morning, just before 8 am, the Hammond Police Department was notified of an accident on I-12 westbound at mile marker 41, involving four vehicles. Upon arrival, HPD Officers interviewed the driver of the large box truck who stated there were vehicles getting onto the road from the shoulder, which caused him to slow down…

Chamber CEO Meets with Slidell’s Cromer

Chamber CEO Lacey Osborne recently met with Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer to discuss a partnership between the now parish-wide Chamber and the parish’s largest city. Plans for locating a Chamber office in Slidell are proceeding, with an announcement expected in the near future. Mayor Cromer looks forward to the promotion of business support and economic…

STPSO Partners With Ring App

The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office is announcing its partnership with the Neighbors by Ring App, which will pair traditional law enforcement techniques with today’s technology to help solve crimes. The Neighbors by Ring App allows anyone, whether or not they own a Ring device or another home security system, to share and receive photos, videos…

Southeastern Named Military Friendly School

For the eighth consecutive year, Southeastern Louisiana University has been named a Military Friendly® School for this year, honoring the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace the nation’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus. Southeastern enrolls over 528 veteran…

Pearl Floodwaters Start to Drop

It is still a major problem, but the water on the Pearl is finally starting to recede. The Flood Warning continues for the Pearl River near Pearl River until further notice. At 7:00 PM Thursday the stage was 18.1 feet with major flooding occurring. Flood stage is 14.0 feet. The river will continue to fall…

Drug Bust in Washington Parish

Last week, Washington Parish Sheriff’s patrol deputy Kyle Stogner, assisted by Rayburn Correctional Center officer Jacob Waskom, conducted a traffic stop on Sullivan Drive in Bogalusa. The driver of the vehicle initially gave a false name, but was eventually identified as 25 YO Cleotha Martin, a resident of Wilbur Dillon Road in the Angie area.…

Amite Shooter Arrested

Two people were arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday night in the Cross Creek Subdivision in Amite. 29 YO Broderick McKnight of Amite has been charged with attempted 2nd degree murder and obstruction of justice in the shooting which occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday west of Sullivan’s Drive In. McKnight is accused of shooting…

Pier Reopens March 1st

Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President, announces the St. Tammany Fishing Pier spring season begins Sunday, March 1 at 7 a.m. The Pier will open seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 6p.m. Mike Cooper called the Pier a great family-friendly asset to St. Tammany. Officials remind citizens that Pier personnel will have a…

Madisonville Man Charged with Health Care Fraud

The US Attorney’s Office announced that 44 YO Darren M. Martin, of Madisonville, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. According to the Indictment, Martin was a licensed pharmacist who owned Willow Pharmacy in Madisonville. Between 2012 and 2015, Willow operated as a closed-door pharmacy mixing and filling prescriptions for…