Liberto Services and Burial

On behalf of Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker: The funeral services for Mandeville Police Captain Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. have been set. Funeral services will be held at the Castine Center (63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville, Louisiana) on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 12:00 noon, and is open to the public and news media. Visitation at…

Funds Set Up for Liberto Family

The Greater Mandeville Police Foundation has opened an account for the family of Captain Vincent Liberto “Vincent Liberto Jr. Fund” at Resource Bank. The Mandeville Family Reunion has also opened an account with Hancock Whitney Bank for the Liberto family under “Vincent Liberto Jr. Memorial Fund”. Any assistance in this incredibly tough time for the…

Hammond Resident Arrested in Shooting Death

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reported the arrest of 22- year -old Hammond resident Tyrius Young, who was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter over an incident that occurred on Rogers Road in Hammond. Shortly before midnight on Friday, Sept. 20th, while deputies were working a security detail in the Emergency Room at North…

STPSO Drug Arrest in Lacombe

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has taken a significant amount of narcotics off the streets following a traffic stop last week. At approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, an STPSO patrol deputy conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck traveling on Fish Hatchery Road in Lacombe. During the stop, the driver, Harold Batiste (DOB…

State Police Identify Mandeville Police Killer

Shortly after 2:00 pm on September 20, 2019, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Mandeville Police Department to investigate a shooting incident involving their officers. The incident took the life of a Mandeville Police Department Captain and resulted in non-life threatening injuries to a second officer. Preliminary investigation revealed that…

Mandeville Police Officers Shot; One Dead

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mandeville Police Captain, Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. Captain Liberto was a highly decorated and respected law enforcement officer, known across the entire country. Captain Liberto graduated from Brother Martin High School in 1979, and after graduation joined the United States Marine Corps. Captain Liberto…

Mandeville Seawall Meeting

The proposal to raise Mandeville’s seawall by 1 foot brought skepticism from a standing-room-only crowd at a public meeting this week. Speakers questioned the cost of the plan, its benefits and the look it would have on the city’s lakefront. Mayor Donald Villere told the audience the $2 million project could result in FEMA changing…

Slow Your Roll

Slow your roll. Mayor Mark Johnson unveiled a “Slow Your Roll” campaign this week for the City of Covington. He said when campaigning for office, constituents across the city asked if elected, what would he do about people who drive too fast and ignore stop signs. Right now he said he is politely asking motorists…

Slidell Shrimp Boat Captain Arrested

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Slidell-area man Wednesday after an altercation between two shrimp boat captains. Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, STPSO Marine units were dispatched to the area of Rigolets Pass near Geoghegan Canal in reference to an altercation between the occupants of two shrimp boats. The captain of one of…

POW/MIA Walk/Run September 20-21

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is hosting a 24-hour walk/run to honor military prisoners of war and those missing in action. Scheduled on the indoor track at Southeastern’s Pennington Student Activity Center, the POW/MIA Walk/Run begins at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and concludes Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m.  …