Albany Police Chief Dies

Albany Police Chief Russell Hutchinson, the longest-serving police chief in Louisiana, passed away yesterday at home with his family by his side. He was 71. Last year, Hutchinson was elected to his 11th term as Albany’s police chief. Hutchinson took office one day after his 30th birthday following an election in 1978 that ended in…

Southeastern Recognizes Sutton and Roberts

Referencing the fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Michele Sutton, president and chief executive officer of North Oaks Health System and a 1984 and 1988 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University said, “Southeastern is not too small, it’s not too big, it’s just right,” as she accepted Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association’s Alumna of the…

Expect Traffic Delays in NOLA Today

New Orleans Police say commuters can expect road closures and traffic delays this morning due to the deadly collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel. Police say we will start the business week with major road closures in the downtown area as well as adjustments to public transportation service. If it is not necessary to come…

Tangi Election Results

In Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards defeated two challengers and was re-elected to his fifth term in office. Edwards, with 58 percent of the vote, defeated Cameron Crocket and Arden Wells. His new term begins in July 2020. On the Parish Council in District 2 it will be Ingraffia and Varnado in a runoff. In…

Unfinished Election Business in St Tammany

After the results from this weekend it will be a crowded slate of run-offs in St Tammany that will take place Nov. 16. Pat Brister was expecting a strong challenger in former Covington mayor Mike Cooper and she got one. They are headed to a runoff with Cooper leading in the total vote count the…

Driver Killed in I-12 Crash

Last Friday, Troopers from Troop L responded to a serious injury crash involving one vehicle on Interstate 12 approximately 2 miles west of LA 434. The crash has claimed the life of 67-year-old Michael Breithoff of Covington. Troopers determined that Breithoff was driving a Toyota Prius west on Interstate 12 in the left lane. For…

Election Returns from St Tammany

Election Day in St. Tammany did not provide many definite answers about what the parish’s leadership will look like going forward into 2020. Run-offs will take place Nov. 16. Pat Brister was expecting a strong challenge from former Covington mayor Mike Cooper and she got one. They are headed to a runoff with Cooper leading…

Body Found at Boat Launch

An elderly man has died after a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy discovered a vehicle submerged at a boat launch in the Lacombe area Friday morning. An STPSO deputy was conducting a routine patrol at the Main Street Boat Launch shortly after 8:00 a.m. when he observed what appeared to be the roof of a…

Mandeville Road to be Named After Liberto

A road that runs beside and behind Mandeville City Hall might soon be designated as a public street and named in honor of Capt. Vincent “Vinnie” Liberto Jr. It will be up for a vote before the Mandeville City Council next month. The ordinance proposing the idea cites Liberto’s 25 years of service on the…