DA Wants Strain Trial Moved

22nd Judicial DA Warren Montgomery wants to move Jack Strain’s trial on sex crime charges somewhere other than the parish where he was sheriff for 20 years. But Strain, the former St. Tammany Parish sheriff, apparently would prefer the group who will consider his guilt or innocence to be local. In a reversal of normal…

President’s Arts Awards

A group gathered at Madisonville’s Maritime Museum last night for the parish’s President’s Arts Awards. Honorees and their family and friends enjoyed food and beverages while listening the music of Ronnie Kole before the event began. Presented by St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and the parish’s Commission on Cultural Affairs, the awards and accompanying…

Deputies Shoot Lacombe Man

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies, attempting to take a man into protective custody, found themselves having to use deadly force Wednesday night. Shortly before 9 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a home on Oak Cove Drive off Fish Hatchery Road in Lacombe, to serve an order of protective custody. An Order of Protective Custody (OPC)…

Reopening of Covington Library Delayed

The reopening of the renovated Covington branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library will be backed up one month due to delays with window installation. Located on West 21st Ave., the branch is being completely renovated at an estimated cost of more than $2 million. The original plans called for new roofing, air conditioning, lighting,…

Overdoses in Ponchatoula

The Ponchatoula Police Department is investigating a string of overdoses in that city. The first call came in the evening of September 24th when a male who was unconscious and in need of medical attention was discovered at the Kiwanis Park. Officers arrived on the scene and the male was administered a dose of Narcan,…

Tunnel to Towers Foundation Helps Liberto Family

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced yesterday it will pay the mortgage on the family home of slain Mandeville Police Captain Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker said the foundation’s announcement was a huge relief to Liberto’s widow, Tracey, who said her husband took care of most of their financial…

Bail Denied for Spicer

Bail was denied for 21 YO Mark Spicer, the Covington man accused of last week’s fatal shooting of a Mandeville police officer, during a hearing in the 22nd Judicial District Court. Spicer is accused of firing at two officers after a vehicle chase Friday, killing Capt. Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. and wounding Officer Ben Cato.…

More Details on Hammond Murder

Yesterday the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office identified a suspect in a shooting incident on Dillon Ln in Hammond where deputies discovered two individuals had been shot and transported to North Oaks Hospital by private vehicles. 51-year-old Cornelius Beauchamp of Klein Rd. is the alleged suspect. Beauchamp is being accused of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree…

St. Tammany United for Mandeville PD

St Tammany United for Mandeville PD is an event this Sunday being hosted by the St Margaret Mary Men’s Cooking Team. This luncheon is a fundraiser for the Mandeville Police Department, being done in conjunction with State Police Troop L, the Sheriff’s Office, Slidell PD, Covington PD, Pearl River RD and others. Florida Marine Transporters…

Shooting Death Outside Hammond

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that his office is investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday in the afternoon, leaving one man dead and another man wounded. The incident occurred on Dillon Lane near the interchange between I-55 and I-12. The investigation is on-going and Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information regarding this tragic…