Possible LHSAA Public Private Vote This Week

High school principals across the state are gathering in Baton Rouge for the annual LHSAA convention.  The main topic is the public-private school split that’s been in place since the 2013 football playoffs. LHSAA officials say principals can vote to end the split on Friday. The split was created because public schools believe private schools…

Flood Warnings for Pearl River

The Flood Warning continues for The Pearl River Near Pearl River until further notice. Yesterday the stage was 17.6 feet and moderate flooding is occurring and with moderate flooding forecast. Flood stage is 14.0 feet. The forecast has the river continuing to rise to near 17.6 feet by today. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.…

Loranger Teen Blacksmith on Reality TV

A young blacksmith from Loranger will compete for $10,000 on a History Channel series airing Wednesday night. 18 YO Cade Jenkins, a Southeastern student, is one of four blacksmiths who will be featured on Wednesday night’s Forged in Fire, a competition series that tests some of the best bladesmiths as they recreate some of history’s…

Website Lists Financial Disclosures of State Judges

Yesterday the president of New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission, announced a new search engine on the Crime Commission’s website which lists the judicial financial disclosure statements of every state judge, allowing the public to see how they get paid. Every state judge like all elected officials in the state, submit a salary disclosure to the…

STPSO Motors Division Plans for Mardi Gras

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Motors Division spent their day at Fontainebleau State Park yesterday, training in preparation for the upcoming parade season. They were training with several local agencies in preparation for Mardi Gras. The motorcycles are used to escort floats to and from parades and are also used for crowd control during…

Costume Contest at Carnival in Covington

Carnival in Covington is looking for sponsors and gift certificates for their costume contest Mardi Grad day, Tuesday, Feb. 25, following the Covington Parade. Contributors of gift certificates will be identified in Carnival in Covington social media posts leading up to the event, then in the sequent posts announcing and describing the contest winners. The…

Washington Parish Man Sentenced for Drugs

U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that 37 YO Alex Miller from Washington Parish was sentenced to 130 months in prison in connection with his convictions for heroin and gun charges. On July 23, 2019, Miller pled guilty to conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, two counts of possessing a firearm despite being…

Coast Guard Suspends Search

The Coast Guard suspended its search for three people following a boat collision on the Mississippi River in Saint Charles Parish. The collision happened Sunday morning near the Luling Bridge. Investigators said after the crash, the boat sank into the Mississippi River and four crew members went into the water. One person was rescued. The…

LDAF Recovers Cattle

A Mississippi man is accused of stealing six head of cattle from a Tangipahoa Parish livestock sale barn. 23 YO Colson K. Lambert of Bogue Chitto, Ms., was arrested by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF). Lambert is charged with six counts of theft of livestock. LDAF received a complaint from a public…

Judge Gasaway Says Pay Warrant Without Fear of Arrest

Judge Grace Bennett Gasaway announced says that beginning today through February 28th,  the City Court of Hammond will hold a forgiveness program for individuals with outstanding warrants. During this period, the Court will allow defendants with outstanding warrants to pay their charges without fear of arrest. If you appear in person during the amnesty period…