Miller on Police Jury Executive Board

Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller has been elected to serve on the Police Jury Association of Louisiana’s Executive Board for Region 6. Region 6 delegate represents nine parishes, including Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, and West Feliciana. Established in 1924, the Police Jury Association of Louisiana was…

CPRA to Spend $1B in 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Gov. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act for the first time. In addition, he committed at least $115 million in state surplus dollars to…

Ledet to Talk About Influence at Southeastern

Jennifer Ledet, senior professional in human resources, independent consultant and leadership coach, will be the featured speaker at Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual College of Business Lecture. Titled “Own It and AMP It! Amplify Your Influence to Accelerate Your Success,” the lecture is scheduled Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom…

STPSO Finds Accused Lacombe Man

With assistance from the public, the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office has located and arrested Lee Cousin. The Lacombe man was taken into custody, without incident inside of a Slidell-area business located near Hwy.190 and Thompson Road.  He was wanted in connection with a sexual abuse case involving a juvenile. In early February, the St. Tammany…

Pearl River Man Accept Guilty Plea During Trial

DA Warren Montgomery reports that during the second day of trial, 34 YO Branden Thibodaux, of Pearl River, pleaded guilty to two counts of Indecent Behavior. Following the testimony of a relative of the first victim, Thibodaux interrupted the trial and changed his plea to guilty as to both counts. The court then sentenced the…

Honore’ and Rolfes Speak at Southeastern

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice will present retired United States Army Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore’ and Anne Rolfes, director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, as part of Southeastern’s 2020 Social Justice Speaker series. Now in its 15th year, the Social Justice Speaker Series will focus on environmental justice as the…

Tulane Primate Center to Study Coronavirus

Researchers at Tulane University will soon begin research on the Northshore to develop a vaccine and test treatments against the Coronavirus that is spreading across China. The university announced yesterday that the research will be based out of the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington. The research center is one of the first facilities…

Parish Opens Sandbag Locations

The Army Corp of Engineers told the state yesterday they did not foresee a need to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway near New Orleans or the Morganza Spillway near Baton Rouge in response to rising rivers. Meanwhile, closer to home, St. Tammany Government officials and emergency operations personnel continue to monitor any potential impacts of…

Tangi Schools Move On Skullbreaker

Yesterday, the Tangipahoa Parish School System joined school districts across the country taking a tough stand on students participating in a social media challenge called the “Skullbreaker.” Tangipahoa School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said the so-called “Skullbreaker,” or “Tripping Jump Challenge,” that is being shown on Tik Tok can be “very dangerous” and could result in…

STPSO Checkpoint This Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which is combatting impaired driving during the Mardi Gras season. The manpower for this initiative is funded by…