Food Revenue Up at Armstrong International

A report from the New Orleans airport states that dining revenue has increased from its new $1 billion terminal meaning more flights could be added. The new terminal opened Nov. 6. The month saw a 32% increase in food and beverage revenue compared to November 2018.  There was a 46% increase last month compared to…

Chief Brown Laments Franklinton Shooting

Earlier this week the Franklinton Police Department received a call from Riverside Medical Center regarding a gunshot victim. Officers responded and subsequently determined the shooting took place in the 1900 block of Desmare Street. Further investigation revealed, the 20 year old victim was shot after approaching a vehicle which had pulled up in front of…

E. Bell Road Closed Wednesday

A portion of E. Bell Road will be closed for several hours on Wednesday, Jan. 22, as Tangipahoa Parish Road and Bridge crews change out drainage culverts. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said East Bell Road will be closed at a location approximately 3/4 mile east of LA 445, between the hours of 8 a.m.…

St Tammany Chamber Explore Northshore Event

The St Tammany Chamber of Commerce is shaking up their Business and Community Expo. The 2020 Explore Northshore (Business & Community Expo) will be held this year at the Castine Center in Mandeville. Since the Chamber is representing the whole parish plans are now in the works to alternate locations each year across St. Tammany…

LDWF Stocking Zemurray Pond

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be stocking rainbow trout at Zemurray Park in Hammond today. As part of its “Get Out & Fish” initiative, LDWF will stock 13 parks across the state with trout for residents to fish and enjoy. Zemurray’s pond was scheduled to be stocked on Tuesday, Jan. 21, the…

STPSO Identifies Hit and Run Driver

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives asked for the public’s help identifying the driver of a vehicle that crashed into two cars that were parked on Maple Street near Abita Springs Middle School last week. The vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe, was caught on video on Hwy 36 before turning down Maple Street and then taking…

Southeastern Spirit Squads Win Honors

The Southeastern Louisiana spirit squads both advanced to the finals of the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team National Championship over the weekend with the university’s cheerleaders claiming a bronze medal at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Competing in the Small Coed Division I category, the Southeastern cheerleaders placed third…

Charges for Driver After 2 Killed in I-12 Crash

On Friday, shortly before 10:00 PM, Troopers from Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving several vehicles on I-12 westbound near US 11.  The crash has claimed the life of 77-year-old Grace Barthel and 55-year-old Ronald Destgermain, both of Mandeville. The crash occurred as a Dodge Durango, driven by 35-year-old Nicholas Romain of Lacombe,…

MLK Day Festivities

Today in Covington at 10 AM for Martin Luther King Day there will be a “March for Peace”. The parade’s route will be 28th and Tyler travelling to 29th, turn right, to N. Madison and Columbia, then down Jefferson Avenue. At 11 AM, Pastor Alfred Nathaniel Young III of Faith Bible Church will be this…

Amite Drug Bust by TPSO

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says on January 15, detectives with the Narcotics Unit began investigating allegations of drug activity at an Amite residence. Information was received that 51-year-old Jerry Summerford was selling drugs out of his residence and accepting stolen property- more specifically stolen firearms – as payment. Undercover agents set up to conduct…