Smith Responds to Lawsuit

Jerry Rogers, the federal agent who criticized the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office’s handling of the Nanette Krentel murder investigation in emails sent to her family, is suing Sheriff Randy Smith in federal court over his arrest last year for criminal defamation. Sheriff Randy Smith released a statement yesterday that said in part, “Although I have…

Northshore Humane Rescues 50 Dogs From One Location

Yesterday the Northshore Humane Society said a breeder of hunting type dogs in Washington Parish had to release approximately 30 dogs. After arriving at the property, it was apparent there were more dogs than expected and living conditions were not ideal. They were able to rescue close to 50 dogs, including multiple litters of puppies.…

HPD Investigates Theft

On January 29, Hammond Police began investigating a theft that occurred on January 28, at Ulta Beauty, located at 2026 Hammond Square Drive. Three black males entered the business and concealed merchandise in excess of $1,000 inside gray tote bags. The suspects then exited the business without paying for their merchandise. In the parking lot,…

Folsom Resident Arrested for Loranger Burglary

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 28 YO Folsom resident Dylon Joseph Van Vliet. Van Vliet was charged with simple burglary. The incident occurred on February 9 at a residence on Cyprian Rd. in Loranger. Two days later, the detectives were able to locate and recover the property stolen from the homeowner.

Trooper Arrested

According to State Police a Trooper with Louisiana Troop L was taken into custody charged with one count of Production and Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles. The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit.  The Trooper, identified as 41 YO Jason Boyet, has been placed on administrative leave…

New Charges in Fatal Wreck

Following the receipt of toxicology results, Charles Juncker of Covington was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail in connection with a fatal crash which occurred on November 25, 2019. He was booked with Vehicular Homicide and DWI First Offense. Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday night that night Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash…

CPRA Revitalizing Maurepas Swamp

At a big news conference yesterday Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the RESTORE Council has voted to approve $130 million in Deepwater Horizon dollars to fund the River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp project. Administered by CPRA, the project will revitalize 45,000 acres of the Maurepas Swamp, the state’s second-largest coastal swamp forest, diverting…

Temporary Polling Places In Ponchatoula

Registrar Andi Matheu says temporary polling locations for several precincts for the Saturday, April 4, 2020 election are being moved since the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is scheduled for April 3,4 & 5, 2020. In order to avoid any Election Day inconvenience there will be temporary locations for the Saturday, April 4th, 2020 election only. The…

Northshore Humane Conducting Rescue Today

The Northshore Humane Society says a breeder in Washington Parish has to release approximately 30 dogs. They will be rescuing them today and calling it “Operation Hunting for Homes!” They got the call from the parish after months of investigating a breeder who became overwhelmed with hunting-type dogs. Although the owner agreed to surrender all…

Historic Progress in Moore Desegregation Case

After almost 55 years, the Tangipahoa Parish School System in cooperation with plaintiff’s negotiation counsel reached a judicially-approved mutual agreement in the longstanding Joyce Marie Moore federal desegregation case, when U.S. Federal District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle approved the mutual consent agreement. He has asked for slight modifications which will be submitted to the court…