STPSO Says Runaway Girl Located

STPSO announced late yesterday that a local runaway juvenile had been located and offered thanks to everyone who called in with information or shared their post about it on social media. The young female snuck out of her house at approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 8, leaving a note apologizing for running away and requesting…

LA 3241 to Bush Moving Forward

Last week the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that the project to build the long-discussed LA 3241 from I-12 to Bush will be the department’s next public-private partnership. Wetland mitigation for the overall corridor is currently under way and is anticipated to be complete by early 2020. Right of way acquisition services for…

Local Businessman Explores Bayou Steel Deal

Jeff Sands, a Mandeville native, is an investor who buys midsize companies that are struggling and turns them around. Sands recently explored a deal for the now shuttered Bayou Steel Group.  St. John the Baptist Parish’s largest employer that suddenly laid off its entire workforce then declared bankruptcy. Sands runs American Industrial Acquisition. He says…

Boyet and Little Oak Placed on Lock Down Yesterday

Yesterday two Slidell schools, Boyet Junior High School and Little Oak Elementary, were placed on lockdown because of the possibility of a suicidal person in the area. The lockdowns were lifted shortly after 2 p.m., according to Slidell Police. An increased police presence was maintained in the area throughout the day, but law enforcement officials…

SLU Nursing gets $2.4 Million Grant

Southeastern Louisiana University has received a $2.45 million Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Awarded to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Rural Nurses Career Advancement Program, in coordination with the Delta Regional Authority, the grant is part of an investment to expand the impact of workforce development…

NTCC Awarded Delta Regional Grant

Northshore Technical Community College has been awarded a 1.9 million-dollar Delta Regional Authority grant by the US Department of Labor. GNO, Inc. cosponsored the grant application through its GNOu workforce development program. Delgado Community College and Nunez Community College were co-applicants on the grant application as well. The DOL grant will primarily support scaling and replicating innovative apprenticeship models for…

Natalbany Man Faces Drug Charges

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 41-year-old Terrence Darnell Miller of Natalbany, on multiple drug charges. Last week, TPSO Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a black older model Chevy Tahoe on LA 1064 near Hoppin Harley’s. As deputies approached they observed the driver, an unknown black male, reaching down between the…

Mississippi Men Jailed for Slidell Attack

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a father and son from Mississippi after they forced their way into a Slidell-area home last week and severely beat a man. Wednesday, October 2, STPSO deputies responded to a Slidell-area residence located in the 200 block of Bishop Drive. The homeowner told deputies two men had forced…

Homecoming Week Begins at Southeastern

Southeastern Louisiana University will celebrate Homecoming this week. With a reality TV theme of “Keeping it Real with Roomie,” Homecoming 2019 culminates on Saturday, Oct. 12, when the Lions take on Incarnate Word at 4 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. Homecoming Week will offer a number of time-honored traditions, such as Gumbo YaYa for students, a…

Miller Says Club Deluxe Project Continues

Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller says concrete apron work along two roadways that intersect with Club Deluxe Road work will begin today, forcing closures for those side roads for one week at a time. Miller said the contractor will start rebuilding concrete aprons on Professional Plaza and North Oaks Boulevard at their intersection with Club…