U.S. Marine Band in Amite

The United States Marine Band will be in Amite for a Christmas Concert Thursday, December 5. The Marine Band’s performance is sponsored by the Amite Arts Council and they performance will begin at 6:30 pm in the Amite High Theatre. Tickets are $5 for the general public and Veterans are admitted free. Tickets can be…

STPH now St Tammany Health System

Last night the Board of Commissioners of St. Tammany Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 unveiled a new logo identity and defining statements around their mission, vision and values as a community healthcare resource. St. Tammany Parish Hospital will now be known as St. Tammany Health System, effective Dec. 1, 2019. The new name was…

Fire District 2 Battles House Fire

On Friday evening Fire District 2 responded to a structure fire at 501 S. Fairway Dr. When the engine company arrived on the scene, they confronted heavy smoke and flames through the roof. All occupants were reported out of the building. Crews fought the fire for several hours before bringing it under control and then…

TPSO Arrests Package Thief

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office say they arrested 33-year-old Joseph Lamarca of the Hammond area. On Nov. 22, authorities say Mr. Lamarca was observed via surveillance video footage removing a package from a residence in Tickfaw. On Nov 25, Mr. Lamarca is being accused of producing a knife and threatening another subject during a verbal…

Covington Area Crash Kills Passenger

Shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Frontage Road near Fairway Drive in the Covington area. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Hyundai Elantra was headed southbound on West Frontage Road when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and traveled into the northbound…

St. Tammany Chamber Sets Slidell Meeting

The new parish-wide St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce is seeking demographic information and opinions on business support services. On Wednesday, December 4th, they will be hosting an orientation and town hall gathering to answer questions, listen to ideas and concerns, and talk about the benefits available to your business. This Member Orientation and Town Hall…

Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner

Sheriff Randy Smith and the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association have announced the date for the 2019 Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner. It will be held Monday, December 16th at the Castine Center. Doors open at 8 AM. They will begin serving at 10:30. In addition to great food there will be music and Santa. Please…

Crisis Intervention Training for Local Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Slidell Police Department, Probation and Parole, and other departments, participated in a 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team training last week at the STPSO Training Facility. The CIT course was instructed by deputies from STPSO Crisis Intervention Team as well as subject matter experts…

Edwards Says Two Arrested in Natalbany Murder

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says two residents were arrested in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Pere Jackson of Hammond. 18- year-old Gerrell Perry of Independence was charged with accessory to first degree murder and obstruction of justice. 24- year-old Julius Gales of Hammond was charged with possession of stolen property and a…

I-10 Deadliest Highway in America

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listed Interstate 10 as the deadliest highway in America. Statistics show it’s likely to be at its deadliest this week. The most Thanksgiving traffic fatalities in the nation from 2015 to 2018 have occurred on I-10 and its most treacherous stretch includes the 275 miles it travels through Louisiana,…