Driver Killed in I-12 Crash

Last Friday, Troopers from Troop L responded to a serious injury crash involving one vehicle on Interstate 12 approximately 2 miles west of LA 434. The crash has claimed the life of 67-year-old Michael Breithoff of Covington. Troopers determined that Breithoff was driving a Toyota Prius west on Interstate 12 in the left lane. For…

Election Returns from St Tammany

Election Day in St. Tammany did not provide many definite answers about what the parish’s leadership will look like going forward into 2020. Run-offs will take place Nov. 16. Pat Brister was expecting a strong challenge from former Covington mayor Mike Cooper and she got one. They are headed to a runoff with Cooper leading…

Body Found at Boat Launch

An elderly man has died after a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy discovered a vehicle submerged at a boat launch in the Lacombe area Friday morning. An STPSO deputy was conducting a routine patrol at the Main Street Boat Launch shortly after 8:00 a.m. when he observed what appeared to be the roof of a…

Mandeville Road to be Named After Liberto

A road that runs beside and behind Mandeville City Hall might soon be designated as a public street and named in honor of Capt. Vincent “Vinnie” Liberto Jr. It will be up for a vote before the Mandeville City Council next month. The ordinance proposing the idea cites Liberto’s 25 years of service on the…

Election Day Tomorrow in St Tammany

Tomorrow is Election Day in St. Tammany. Polls will open Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Here are a few of the local races we’ll be watching. Incumbent Pat Brister is seeking a third term as parish president against a strong challenger in former Covington mayor Mike Cooper. Karen Champagne is a business owner…

Dirt Pit Vandals Arrested

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals after it was discovered they were responsible for causing a significant amount of damage at a local dirt pit. On Sept. 28, STPSO deputies responded to a dirt pit on Highway 1129 near Covington after an employee discovered damage to the work site and pieces…

Covington PD, STPSO, Investigate Shooting

On Wednesday, October 9, at approximately 9:30 pm., the Covington Police Department, with the assistance of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a shooting in the area of W. 31st Avenue and N. Van Buren Street. Upon arrival, officers’ located a victim who suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The…

STPSO Employee Arrested on Causeway

An employee of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is on administrative leave after being arrested on the Causeway early this morning. Shortly before 5:30 a.m. the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified that Gregory Longino, a 29-year veteran of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, had been stopped by Causeway Police on the bridge and…

Emergency Lane Closure on I-12

UPDATE: DOTD has opened the lane and traffic is flowing as of 9 a.m. Emergency repairs are underway along the outside (right) lane of I-12 westbound near Covington. The lane was closed as of 8:00 p.m. last night and could remain closed until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10th, according to the Department of Transportation…

Fuller Center and SLU Team Up on Build

The Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing and Southeastern Louisiana University Student Government Association are proud to host a service-learning project called the “Green and Gold Build”. The event is going on this week, as part of Homecoming 2019. University students, faculty, staff and alumni will construct a 5 bedroom 2 bath house frame…