Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty

DA Warren Montgomery announces that 40 YO Joseph Kott, of Mandeville, plead guilty of Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence, Battery of a Police Officer, and Simple Criminal Trespassing. On January 19, at 4:30 am, Sheriff Officers were called to a Madisonville residence in response to a trespassing call. Officers arrived on the…

Brister’s Legacy of Service and Family

Many along the Northshore were shocked and saddened by the announcement from the family of Patricia P. Brister of her passing on Monday, after a short battle with an illness after her campaign. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to E.J. Fielding Funeral Home. Most recently serving as the St. Tammany Parish President, Brister…

NAMI Class Almost Full

NAMI St. Tammany’s Family-to-Family begins in just one week and there are only a few spots available. Gain a better understanding of mental health conditions, improve communication and coping skills, learn tools to better balance your life, and be empowered to advocate for your loved one through this class, which begins Tuesday, February 11th. This…

HPD Arrests Catalytic Converter Thieves

After following leads generated from the public and neighboring agencies including the St. Tammany and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Offices, the Hammond Police Department Criminal Investigation Division has arrested 31 YO Mark Crayton Jr., of Holden, for stealing catalytic converters. Crayton Jr. admitted to the thefts and said others were involved. He implicated his father as…

Queen Bess Island Restored

Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared the newly-restored Queen Bess Island, home of the Brown Pelican, officially reopened for nesting. The traditional nesting season for pelicans and other colonial water birds begins in mid-to-late February. Edwards said before this restoration started last August, only five of the island’s 36 acres were usable for nesting. Now…

Former Parish President Pat Brister Passes Away

For the last few weeks there was a lot of conversation about Pat Brister’s health, with her cancer possibly returning. Today it was reported that the former parish president and political leader passed away. Arrangements are being finalized. The press release is below. It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that the family…

Two Arrested for Slidell Area Murder

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with a shooting that occurred Saturday night near Slidell. 19 YO Montreal Delaney has been arrested on the charges of Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. 19 YO Ferdinand Everidge has been arrested on the charges…

LA State Police Graduate New Cadet Class

On Friday, Louisiana State Police announced the graduation of its 99th Cadet Class, as 51 cadets completed their journey to becoming a Louisiana State Trooper.  The Louisiana State Police Training Academy and Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge hosted the graduation ceremonies. On August 25, 2019, 61 cadets from across the state began their 23…

Vince Vance Headlines Carnival in Covington

Come out Mardi Gras Fay for Carnival in Covington. Pat Gallagher and Vince Vance are both Grand Marshals. The parade rolls at 10 through historic downtown Covington. Then the festivities move to the Covington Trailhead for a party and performance by Vince Vance and the Valiants. It is a free, family Mardi Gras day of…