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…

Plea in Tickfaw Shooting Death

DA Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 23-year-old Kareem Graham, of Tickfaw, pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the shooting death of 24-year-old, Maurice Lloyd Jr., of Robert. On February 20, 2017, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Woodlands Condominiums in Tickfaw, in reference to a male subject had been ambushed and shot…

St Tammany Chamber Events

The St Tammany Chamber has some events coming up including their Northshore Youn Professional Pop-Up Happy Hour, which was designed for Young Professionals to network in our area’s hottest restaurants & bars. On the Thursday, February 20th, they will be in the 19th Hole at Three Rivers on N. Hwy. 190 in Covington; from 4…

Mandeville Acquires Lakefront Field

Donald Villere and the City of Mandeville announced that they have acquired the historic Harbor Field on behalf of the city. Harbor Field, also known as Moore Field, is a baseball field near the Lakefront, on the corner of Claiborne Street and Jackson Avenue. For over 50 years the privately owned field was graciously donated…

Brister Remembered as a Trailblazer

A community service was held for former St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister at the Church of the King in Mandeville yesterday. Brister died suddenly after battling cancer. Brister was known as a trailblazer for women in politics, taking on the issues of mental health and infrastructure locally. Brister‘s sons and grandchildren served as pallbearers…

Corps 2020 Plan Funds Deeper Mississippi

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Work Plan includes critical funding for infrastructure projects in Louisiana, including long-needed funds to make the Mississippi River deeper from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico. A news release from the Port of New Orleans says the Louisiana infrastructure money…