Arrest in Washington Murder Case

Yesterday the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 20 YO Joandre Dawson, a resident of 32509 Highway 21, in Angie, and charged him with the January 12 murder of Ja’Quarrius Taylor. The arrest was the result of several weeks of intensive investigation by the detective division of the Sheriff’s Office. Joandre Dawson is a cousin of…

Feds Say Wait on Cruises

Federal officials are advising Americans not to cruise, with that announcement coming just weeks after New Orleans port officials announced a record number of cruise passengers and expectations for a great year. The federal government notes that in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many countries have implemented strict screening procedures that have denied…

Louisiana Legislature in Session

The work of the Louisiana 2020 Regular Legislative Session was in full swing as of, Monday, March 9. This is a “general” session, which means that specific revenue raising and tax measures cannot be considered. These issues can only be considered in odd numbered years. However, this session, legislators have pre-filed over 1,100 measures for…

Fatal Wreck in Washington Parish

On Sunday, March 8, shortly after 1:00 AM, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a single-vehicle, fatal crash on LA 440 west of LA 10 in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the lives of 31-year-old Gary P. Brumfield of Kentwood and 25-year-old Anthony M. Coleman of Kentwood. The initial investigation led Troopers to…

AT&T Thefts Being Investigated

The Hammond Police Department is investigating two cases of cell phone theft from the AT&T stores located on Southwest Railroad Avenue and West Thomas Street. In both cases, an unknown white male walked into each store and used wire cutters to remove the wires from demonstration phones. The suspect took two iPhone 11 Pro Max…

Harden Drive Closed

The Water & Sewer Department will have ALL of Harden Drive CLOSED on Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th in order to do Sewer Repairs that will include completely busting up a portion of the Road. The Tangipahoa Parish School System has been Notified for the School Bus Drivers and All Customers on Harden…

St Paul’s Crawfish Cook-off

The St. Paul’s Alumni Association and Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House will bring together more than 30 teams featuring the best boiled crawfish on the Northshore at the 11th annual St. Paul’s Alumni Association Crawfish Cook-Off. Nearly 10,000 pounds of crawfish will be boiled at the event, which draws over 1,000 attendees from across…

St Tammany Tourist and Convention Wins Award

The North American Travel Journalists Association has announced that Explore the Northshore, Issue 4, produced by the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission, won BRONZE in the 28th Annual North American Travel Journalists Awards Competition in the BEST VISITORS’ GUIDE category. This awards competition honors the best of the best in travel journalism, photography…

HPD Hunting Theft Suspects

The Hammond Police Department is currently investigating six felony thefts from Ulta Beauty, located at Hammond Square. The investigation has revealed several individuals who have repeatedly entered the store, selected perfumes and colognes, concealed those bottles into shopping bags, and left the store without paying. The six thefts have occurred with the same individuals and…

Chamber Reminds Everyone About Census

The St Tammany Chamber is reminding everyone to help ensure St. Tammany Parish has a complete and accurate 2020 Census count. They say our U.S. Constitution uses the official census to determine how federal funds are allocated and to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Chamber…