STPSO Explains Social Media Pic

On Friday the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office became aware of a misleading social media post depicting what appeared to be an individual dressed in jail striped clothing fleeing a local area hospital. The individual captured in the video, Brandon Ball from Gulfport, MS was taken into custody by St. Tammany Parish Deputies for a…

Improvements at Picayune Train Station

An Amtrak spokesman says workers are updating the Picayune train station to improve access for people with disabilities. A new boarding platform will be accessible to people with disabilities, bringing the station into compliance with federal requirements. The walkway from the parking lot to the platform will also be improved. And there will also be…

Feds Study Flood Protection in St Tammany

The Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority and the US Army Corps of Engineers signed an agreement with St Tammany Parish government to investigate the most feasible means of providing additional flood protection and ecosystem restoration for St Tammany. This effort will result in a list of recommended projects that would be eligible for federal…

TPSO Investigates 2 Shootings

Sheriff Daniel Edwards says his office is still investigating two shooting that happened earlier this week. The first investigation began Sunday evening around 9 p.m. when deputies responded to the Kangaroo Gas station on University Ave. after receiving reports of shots fired between two vehicles as they fled northbound for a chase lasted for about…

Road Work Next Week in Tangi

A portion of E. Bell Road will be closed for several hours on Wednesday, February 5th, as Tangipahoa Parish Road and Bridge crews change out drainage culverts. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said East Bell Road will be closed at locations approximately 2/10 mile east of LA 445, 3/10 mile east of LA 445,  and…

Vehicle Burglaries at Mandeville Gyms

Mandeville Police is currently investigating a rash of early morning vehicle burglaries outside two local gyms in the 3500 Block of U.S. Hwy 190 where as many as seven vehicles had their windows smashed. Thieves made off with purses and other personal effects while patrons were inside getting their morning workouts. Mandeville PD believes this…

Pedestrian Fatality on LA 21

On Tuesday, January 28, shortly before 11:30 PM, Troopers from Troop L responded to a serious injury crash involving a pedestrian on LA 21 northbound near LA 59.  The crash has claimed the life of 71-year-old William M. Asprodites of New Orleans. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Asprodites…

Upcoming Chamber Events

The St Tammany Chamber has some events coming up. Their Installation & Awards Luncheon will be February 4, 11:15 am – 1:15 pm at Tchefuncta Country Club. There will be a ribbon cutting at the newly revamped Covington branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library on February 5 from 11:00 – 11:30 am on W.…

Southeastern Graduation Applicant Dates

The final day for Southeastern Louisiana University students to apply to graduate in spring 2020 is Feb. 17. Students who do not submit the fee and application by Feb. 17 will not be considered a degree candidate for the spring 2020 term. The $25 application fee must be paid directly to the Controller’s Office, located…

2nd Arrest in Kentwood Murder

Now there has been a second arrest by the Kentwood Police Department involving the fatal shooting December 28th of last year. 18 YO Trevon James of Tangipahoa was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on one count of Principle to Second Degree Murder, 2 counts of Principle to Attempted Second…