SOUTHEASTERN HELPS CELEBRATE TANGIPAHOA’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Southeastern Louisiana University Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, Tangipahoa Parish Government, and the Tangipahoa Convention and Visitors Bureau are sponsoring a weekend of activities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Tangipahoa Parish.      “For folks interested in an immersion into the history and culture of Tangipahoa Parish, you do not want to miss the…

Louisiana with Second Highest Female Murder Rate

According to the Violence Policy Center, Louisiana has the second-highest rate of women who were murdered by men in the country. In 2017, which is the latest year for which data is available from the FBI, 63 women killed in single victim, single offender homicide incidents, for a rate of 2.6 per 100,000. The national…

Criminal Justice at Southeastern Recognized

Southeastern Louisiana University’s online criminal justice program has earned recognition as one of the top 50 programs in the nation by thebestschools.org. Southeastern was featured as having one of the most affordable online bachelor programs in criminal justice. Southeastern earned its ranking based on academic excellence, strength of faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, range of…

Stilley Shares Deseg Info

Tangipahoa School Superintendent Melissa Stilley spoke last night about an annual review of the district’s efforts in the longstanding Joyce Marie Moore desegregation case that she described as favorable. She said negotiations were going well and district leaders remain optimistic the case was inching closer to a resolution. In a report filed by the federal…

Slidell PD Diffuses Stand-off

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. yesterday, Slidell Police received a 911 call about a man with a gun who was homicidal and suicidal, and possibly holding another man hostage. The incident took place in the 1500 block of Florida Avenue. Slidell Police officers worked to clear the area, while hostage and crisis negotiators worked to make…

STPSO Warns Residents About Scam

From STPSO: We have gotten more calls and messages from residents still receiving these scam calls. Please share this warning and make sure family members who are not on social media are also aware. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received several calls from residents about a new scam that is going around. Residents…

Brister and Scalise Applaud Corp Study Funding

Pat Brister says a long-standing request of the Federal Government for a feasibility study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of St. Tammany Parish, has now been funded. Congressman Steve Scalise, a proponent of the study, has touted its benefits and stressed its importance, as he pushed for its funding since the request by…

Register for National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will be participating in National Night Out Against Crime.  If your neighborhood wishes to participate this year, and wants a deputy to attend, please register your event by Friday, October 4th. National Night Out is a nation-wide crime prevention event. Traditionally, the event is…

Federal Agent Arrested by STPSO

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a federal law enforcement agent and former STPSO employee today for defamation. Jerry Rogers Jr. (DOB 11/3/1972) was arrested after it was discovered he sent numerous emails which included false information in relation to an open investigation. Rogers used a fake name to create an email account and…

Recovery Program at Southeastern

Southeastern Louisiana University is home to the first and only collegiate recovery program in the state. Lion Up Recovery, officially recognized by the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, is a voluntary program to help students in recovery achieve their higher education goals. State higher education and local community leaders recently joined with members of…