Driver Arrested in Slidell Pedestrian Death

Yesterday at approximately 1:30 am, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on the I-10 westbound entrance ramp from US 190/Gause Blvd. in St. Tammany. The crash claimed the life of 31-year-old Chad Hart of Covington. The crash occurred as Hart was walking westbound in the middle of…

Indy Football Games Moved; Schoolboard Reviewing Contract

Tangipahoa Parish School Board members took some procedural moves Tuesday after a lighting project at Independence High Magnet School left the football field unusable for the foreseeable future. The nearly $300,000 lighting project was completed in late September; however, the football field was deemed unacceptable for use last Friday night by officials from the Louisiana…

Burn Ban in Tangi

Due to extremely dry conditions in our area, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller has instituted a State of Emergency to establish a burn ban across Tangipahoa Parish. Effective Sept. 30, Miller established the ban which prohibits burning anywhere in Tangipahoa Parish. In his official emergency declaration, Miller cited evidence that the parish is “threatened with…

History Flying into Hammond

Spectators from Hammond and the surrounding areas will want to look to the skies, as the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FIFI, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator land at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, accompanied by a P-51 Mustang, a T-6 Texan, and a PT-13 Stearman, in preparation for the Airpower History Tour. The B-29 , T-6, and Stearman were…

Arrests Made in Local Animal Cruelty Case

Three individuals are facing animal cruelty charges in connection with an abandoned dachshund, who was found last week in a Slidell-area mobile home park with its hind legs removed. A local resident contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 25 after a local animal rescue group obtained a dog, which had appeared to…

Drug Dealer Found Guilty of Murder

Last week a St. Tammany jury found 39 YO Joseph Laue of Slidell, guilty of second degree murder, distribution of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute and more. He faces mandatory life imprisonment when he is sentenced Oct. 9th. In August of 2015, officers in Slidell discovered that 24 YO Albert Morant had died…

STPSO Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash

At approximately 5:30pm yesterday St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of North Willie Rd. near Folsom, to investigate a motorcycle crash that has resulted in a fatality. The preliminary investigation by deputies revealed the crash occurred as the 2014 Honda Fusion was travelling north on N. Willie Rd near La Hwy…

Funeral and Procession for Liberto Today

The funeral services for Mandeville Police Captain Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. will be held at the Castine Center today at 12:00 noon, and is open to the public. Visitation at the Castine Center will begin at 9:00 a.m., until funeral time.  After the funeral, a contingent of police will escort Liberto’s body to St. Lazarus…

Historic Step for Tangi Schools

On Thursday the Tangipahoa Parish School Board made history, adopting the recommendation of attorneys in the longstanding Joyce Marie Moore federal desegregation case and authorizing a jointly-filed consent agreement in the 54-year-old case. On a motion by Rose Dominguez and a second by Brett Duncan, the board endorsed the recommendation of their chief negotiation attorney…