Upcoming Meetings About Unified St Tammany Chamber

There will be a St. Tammany Chamber Town Hall Meeting involving the launch of the new parish-wide St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. The agenda will include information on planned membership benefits, planned events, & more. Most importantly, chamber officials say your input, questions, ideas or concerns will be heard. This parish wide Chamber meeting will…

Would Be Killer Confronts Wrong Man

A Covington-area man was arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder after he confronted the wrong man with a firearm at a gas station in Bush. At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a gas station on Highway 21 in Bush after a male subject followed another motorist to the…

DA Seeks Additional Witnesses Against Strain

Prosecutors will find out today if three more people who allege they were sexually abused by former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain will be allowed to testify against him at his trial on eight counts of sex crimes. Strain will appear in 22nd Judicial District Court before an ad hoc judge who is scheduled to…

Ponchatoula Police and TPSO Catch Burglary Suspects

Ponchatoula Police say that George Knight and Jacob Knight, both from Mississippi, were taken into custody in Ponchatoula. PPD officers assisted TPSO deputies in locating those individuals and conducting a traffic stop. Authorities say the two men suspects in numerous reports of burglaries and thefts that have occurred in the area recently.

Smith Press Conference on Child Predators

At a press conference yesterday, St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith announced two new ways the agency is helping parents protect their children from child predators. This Halloween, signs will be placed in the yards of 160 of the parish’s registered sex offenders, warning parents not to let their children trick-or-treat there. State law prohibits convicted…

STPSO Arrests Two Armed Robbers

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men following an armed robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning in the Slidell-area. Shortly before 5a.m. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a convenience store on Pontchartrain Drive in Slidell after two men entered the store wearing orange ski masks and gloves. One of the men was…

TPSO Seeks Counterfeit Money Suspect

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information about 20-year-old Tyrin Jamal Daniels of Hammond. He is wanted for questioning in an investigation involving the use counterfeit money. He also has one failure to appear warrant relative to a felony charge of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. Anyone with…

DOTD Explains Flyover Ramps for new Airport

In just under a week, Armstrong International Airport closes at its current location and moves to the new terminal just south of I-10, off Loyola Drive. Last night state transportation officials held a public meeting to talk about plans to build new flyover ramps to help airport-related traffic avoid Loyola and Veterans Boulevards. Work has…

National Weather Service Statement on Olga

The National Weather Service put out a summary statement on Olga, which hit the Northshore last weekend, leaving thousands without power. They said Tropical Storm Olga moved rapidly across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi from midnight through late morning, producing strong winds, high tides and locally heavy rainfall. Strong wind gusts occurred across Terrebonne and…

Still Northshore Citizens Without Power

The number is down dramatically but there are still thousands of customers who are heading into day number four with no electricity after what was Tropical Storm Olga blew through with wind gusts higher than 70mph early Saturday morning. As of late last night, Entergy still had more than 1,000 out in Tangipahoa Parish. The…