STPSO Makes Meth Bust

The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 10.8 pounds of suspected meth and a firearm during a traffic stop that occurred near Mandeville over the weekend. On Saturday morning, members of the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a pickup on Highway 1088 in Mandeville after observing a traffic violation.…

Slidell Prepares for Arts Evening

The City of Slidell has released registration forms for artists who wish to participate in the city’s twenty sixth annual Arts Evening cultural festival. This year, Arts Evening will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Olde Towne Slidell. This annual event is one of the community’s largest cultural arts…

Dense Fog Advisory for Area

For St. Tammany -St. Charles-Upper Jefferson-Southern Tangipahoa -Hancock-Harrison-Jackson and more a DENSE FOG ADVISORY will be in effect until 9 AM this morning. Visibility could be one quarter mile or less in dense fog in portions of southeast and southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana. Fog will be particularly denser closer to bodies of water. On…

Allpax Relocating Within St Tammany

Allpax Products has announced that the company will build an 80,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing center in St. Tammany, replacing existing facilities where the food and pharmaceutical equipment maker has operated for more than twenty years. Allpax will make a $7 million capital investment, retain 55 existing jobs, and create five new direct jobs. Allpax will…

Governor Speaking to Hammond Chamber

The Greater Hammond Chamber will welcome Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards for their Friday, February 21, luncheon in Southeastern’s Student Union Ballroom. All business and community leaders from across Tangipahoa Parish are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required for this event and tickets are available at www.greaterhammondchamber.org or by calling the Chamber at 985-345-4457. Tickets…

Water Should Start Falling On Area Rivers

We’re keeping an eye on area waterways as the Flood Warning continues for the Bogue Chitto River Near Bush until further notice. At 7:00 PM Sunday the stage was 12.1 feet with flood stage at 11.0 feet but the river will continue to fall to a stage of 11.2 feet by Tuesday February 11. The…

Tangi Schools Krewe of Champions Parade

Tangipahoa Parish will celebrate its greatest asset—its children—with a parade this Saturday in downtown Amite. Tangipahoa School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said the 2nd annual Krewe of Champions Parade is set to roll this Saturday, Feb. 8, at noon in Amite. Stilley said the Krewe of Champions Parade is one their biggest events of the year,…

STPSO Deputy of the Year

Sheriff Randy Smith has announced that the 2019 Deputy of the Year is Detective Zachary Bruno. During 2019, Detective Bruno was assigned 99 cases and had a solve rate of 51 percent.  Detective Bruno investigates systematic thefts, embezzlements, scams, contractor thefts and elderly financial abuse cases. Last year, he spearheaded an investigation into a major…

Expansion at Scariano in Hammond

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Scariano Wholesale Foods CEO Jay Scariano III announced a $10 million expansion of the wholesale food distribution facility near Hammond, Louisiana. The project will improve transportation, access and logistics at the site while creating 20 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $42,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development…

Local Flooding Still Possible

Area rivers are still dealing with high water. Until Monday February 10 the Flood Warning continues for the Tangipahoa River Near Robert. At 5:30 PM yesterday the stage was 12.9 feet. Flood stage is 15.0 feet and it is expected to rise above flood stage today and continue to rise to near 16.5 feet by…