SLU Tree Recycling Program

Southeastern Louisiana University is asking area citizens to give the environment a gift after Christmas this year. Discarded Christmas trees can be dropped off and used for a wetland restoration rather than throwing them out with the trash. This marks the 25th straight year Southeastern has conducted its recycled tree program. Volunteers and students will…

HPD Investigating Home Burglaries

The Hammond Police Department is investigating several burglaries within the neighborhoods of University Avenue and along South Cherry Street. Most of the burglaries are occurring while people are out of town overnight or for several days. One burglary on South Cherry Street is believed to have occurred at approximately 3:45 am on December 15. At…

Parish Pet Adoption Event Successful

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, said the first ever Adopt ‘til you Drop! pet adopt-a-thon was a successful event, finding homes for at least 32 pets from the St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter on the actual day of the event, and for an additional 11 pets during the week that followed. The event, held…

Registration for Coast Exercise Classes

The St. Tammany Council on Aging will begin a new series of Stay Active and Independent for Life exercise classes beginning in January. Also known as SAIL, this is an exercise class for older adults designed to help maintain and improve balance and mobility. Exercises are adapted for all levels of physical ability. The classes…

NOLA Using Paper During Cyber-Attack

The cyber-attack on the city of New Orleans continues to disrupt city services but work is already underway to get the city’s information systems back up. After the intrusion was detected, the city ordered all its computers be shut down. New Orleans Chief Information Officer says they are confident that the data they have is…

NWS Confirms EF-1 in Tangi

An EF-1 tornado has been confirmed in Tangipahoa Parish from the storms earlier this week according to the National Weather Service. The tornado touched down along Highway 440 on the northeast end of Tangipahoa Parish, near the border with Washington Parish. Officials with the Tangipahoa Emergency Operations Center say there was no structural damage and…

HPD Seeking Shoplifters

The Hammond Police Department is investigating a series of shoplifting incidents from Hibbett Sports. Individuals captured on video surveillance have entered the store multiple times, grabbed several hundred dollars of merchandise, and walked out. Anyone knowing anything about this crime is asked to contact the Hammond Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, at 985-277-5739, or contact…

Bad Weather Overnight

We were expecting bad weather with a strong cold front that collided with hot Gulf air yesterday across Louisiana and Mississippi and we got it. Funnel clouds, dangerous winds and hail were all reported, with the National Weather Service receiving reports of more than 30 tornadoes, many of them in the central parts of Louisiana…

TPSO Makes Drug Arrest in Ponchatoula

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that seven people were arrested last week after a search warrant was conducted at a house that became the target of an undercover investigation after repeated complaints of alleged drug activity on Rosaryville Rd. in Ponchatoula. As a result of the initial investigation, a search warrant was obtained and…