Slidell Police Releases Crime Stats

Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal released the Slidell Police Department’s 2019 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), and has also included the crimes statistics from the past nine years. Fandal reported that overall crime was down 3.4%. While violent crime is down, property crime, such as thefts and auto thefts, are up. Vehicle break-ins are categorized under…

HPD Investigating Business Thefts

The Hammond Police Department is currently investigating a series of thefts of catalytic converters throughout the city. At night, unknown subjects will arrive at various businesses in the unknown black truck and proceed to remove the catalytic converters from vehicles. Anyone having any information on this case is asked to contact Detective Ronney Domiano, with…

Fatal Crash on US 90

Yesterday, shortly after 7:00 AM, Troopers from Troop L investigated a fatal crash on US 90 westbound near US 190.  The crash has claimed the life of 87-year-old Glenn R. Snyder of Pearlington, MS. The crash occurred as Snyder was driving a Lexus GS300 westbound on US 90 when Snyder’s vehicle struck the rear-end of…

Food Revenue Up at Armstrong International

A report from the New Orleans airport states that dining revenue has increased from its new $1 billion terminal meaning more flights could be added. The new terminal opened Nov. 6. The month saw a 32% increase in food and beverage revenue compared to November 2018.  There was a 46% increase last month compared to…

Chief Brown Laments Franklinton Shooting

Earlier this week the Franklinton Police Department received a call from Riverside Medical Center regarding a gunshot victim. Officers responded and subsequently determined the shooting took place in the 1900 block of Desmare Street. Further investigation revealed, the 20 year old victim was shot after approaching a vehicle which had pulled up in front of…

E. Bell Road Closed Wednesday

A portion of E. Bell Road will be closed for several hours on Wednesday, Jan. 22, as Tangipahoa Parish Road and Bridge crews change out drainage culverts. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said East Bell Road will be closed at a location approximately 3/4 mile east of LA 445, between the hours of 8 a.m.…

St Tammany Chamber Explore Northshore Event

The St Tammany Chamber of Commerce is shaking up their Business and Community Expo. The 2020 Explore Northshore (Business & Community Expo) will be held this year at the Castine Center in Mandeville. Since the Chamber is representing the whole parish plans are now in the works to alternate locations each year across St. Tammany…

LDWF Stocking Zemurray Pond

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be stocking rainbow trout at Zemurray Park in Hammond today. As part of its “Get Out & Fish” initiative, LDWF will stock 13 parks across the state with trout for residents to fish and enjoy. Zemurray’s pond was scheduled to be stocked on Tuesday, Jan. 21, the…

STPSO Identifies Hit and Run Driver

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives asked for the public’s help identifying the driver of a vehicle that crashed into two cars that were parked on Maple Street near Abita Springs Middle School last week. The vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe, was caught on video on Hwy 36 before turning down Maple Street and then taking…

Southeastern Spirit Squads Win Honors

The Southeastern Louisiana spirit squads both advanced to the finals of the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team National Championship over the weekend with the university’s cheerleaders claiming a bronze medal at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Competing in the Small Coed Division I category, the Southeastern cheerleaders placed third…