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…

Fatal Crash Near Slidell

On Tuesday, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to an injury crash involving several vehicles on US 190 West near LA 433 (Thompson Rd.).  The crash claimed the life of 67-year-old Linda C. Adams of Lacombe. The crash occurred as a Ford Fusion, driven by 38-year-old Justin Martindale of Slidell, was traveling eastbound on…

Ponchatoula Police Arrest Pair on Home Invasion Charges

Chief Bry Layrisson announces the arrest of Charlotte Bossier and Harold Oliphant Jr. after receiving a call of an assault. Officers learned that Bossier and Oliphant arrived at the victim’s home looking for someone who apparently did not pay his bar tab at Charlotte’s Web. Oliphant physically attacked the victim after forcing their way into…

Hammond Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

Since February 13, there have been five reported burglaries of church offices. After the first one, the Hammond Police Department started an investigation and began tying them together as more similar burglaries occurred. On February 17, a photo of the suspect was obtained from video surveillance. A break in the case was made on February…

Covington Police Arrest Caregiver

Last week, the Covington Police Department received a complaint of possible child abuse by a day care worker of the Kiddie Kollege Day Care Center, located at 521 West 28th Avenue. After investigation, officers obtained an arrest warrant for employee Regena Thompson for Cruelty to juveniles (Felony). On Saturday, February 15, Regena Thompson turned herself…

Mizell Addressing Rural Internet Access

District 12 State Senator Beth Mizell, who is Chair of the Task Force on Access to Broadband High-Speed Internet Service, issued a statement relative to rural broadband access saying most of the residents of Louisiana, outside of our major cities, do not have adequate access to the internet. She said she lives in Stony Point,…