Covington Area Crash Kills Passenger

Shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Frontage Road near Fairway Drive in the Covington area. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Hyundai Elantra was headed southbound on West Frontage Road when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and traveled into the northbound…

St. Tammany Chamber Sets Slidell Meeting

The new parish-wide St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce is seeking demographic information and opinions on business support services. On Wednesday, December 4th, they will be hosting an orientation and town hall gathering to answer questions, listen to ideas and concerns, and talk about the benefits available to your business. This Member Orientation and Town Hall…

Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner

Sheriff Randy Smith and the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association have announced the date for the 2019 Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner. It will be held Monday, December 16th at the Castine Center. Doors open at 8 AM. They will begin serving at 10:30. In addition to great food there will be music and Santa. Please…

Crisis Intervention Training for Local Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Slidell Police Department, Probation and Parole, and other departments, participated in a 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team training last week at the STPSO Training Facility. The CIT course was instructed by deputies from STPSO Crisis Intervention Team as well as subject matter experts…

Edwards Says Two Arrested in Natalbany Murder

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says two residents were arrested in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Pere Jackson of Hammond. 18- year-old Gerrell Perry of Independence was charged with accessory to first degree murder and obstruction of justice. 24- year-old Julius Gales of Hammond was charged with possession of stolen property and a…

I-10 Deadliest Highway in America

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listed Interstate 10 as the deadliest highway in America. Statistics show it’s likely to be at its deadliest this week. The most Thanksgiving traffic fatalities in the nation from 2015 to 2018 have occurred on I-10 and its most treacherous stretch includes the 275 miles it travels through Louisiana,…

STPSO Makes Arrests in Tammany Hills Robbery

The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office has arrested three individuals and are looking to identify and arrest more following an incident that occurred late last week in the Tammany Hills area near Covington. Shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to the area of Sixth Street and Henry Clay Avenue near Covington in reference to an…

Limited OMV Openings Today

After a weekend of significant progress in the network restoration following a cyber-attack, OMV officials anticipate opening eight main regional offices as of today. In addition, all Public Tag Agents will be open and available to assist with vehicle registrations only. While many systems are back online, technicians will be at each location to troubleshoot…

Hammond Police Arrest Shooter

Last week Hammond Police officers responded to an incident of shots fired at the corner of North Morrison Boulevard and Blackburn Extension that began inside the His Fashion store at 1001 North Morrison Boulevard. HPD detectives learned that a male went into the business brandishing two pistols and began to shoot. Initially, detectives believed that…

Arrests Made in Slidell Shooting

Two arrests have been made in relation to the shooting at a local Slidell McDonalds last week. Slidell Police arrested 19-year-old, Joshua Dixon, for Attempted Second Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 17-year-old, Aaliyah Richardson, was also arrested and charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder. Last Wednesday, Slidell Police were called to a…