Four Indicted in Slidell Murder

A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has indicted 19 YO Nicholas Ordogne, 18 YO Jawaun Wilson, 18 YO Revonte Charles, and 16 YO Jaydin Charles for Second Degree Murder of a Slidell Resident on October 18, 2019. The four are accused of murdering a Slidell resident during a planned robbery in an attempt to obtain…

Slidell Hosting Film Screenings

The City of Slidell and Pontchartrain Film Festival will present a film screening and closing event for the exhibit Backdrop Louisiana: St. Tammany and New Orleans. “Voices of Olde Towne” will be screened at 5:30 p.m. and “Waterways to Railways,” will be screened at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Slidell Cultural Center…

Northshore Picnic With a Purpose

The Safe Haven Foundation wants you to mark your calendars for their Second Annual Northshore Picnic with a Purpose fundraising event, scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Castine Center in Mandeville. This year’s event fundraiser will benefit the Training and Education Center on the Safe Haven Campus. As one component of the campus,…

Slidell Caregiver Steals from Clients

The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell caregiver after it was discovered she has been stealing from two of the people she was hired to care for, and detectives are looking for other potential victims. Rosalin Harrison was arrested this week two count of Exploitation of Persons with Infirmities and 10 counts of…

More DOTD Roadwork in Slidell

Beginning Sunday, January 19, through Saturday, February 1, there will be nightly alternating lane closures on I-10, both Eastbound and Westbound between I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange and the I-10 twin spans. These closures will be from the hours of 7:00 PM – 5:00 AM nightly, weather permitting. Crews will continue pouring concrete for a new median cable…

HPD Investigates Burglary

Early on January 14, the Hammond Police Department began investigating a burglary that took place at Wendy’s located at 1810 Southwest Railroad Avenue after a suspect forcibly opened a safe and stole approximately $8000. Detectives were able to identify the suspect as 33 YO Leroy Clyde Johnson III of Hammond. An arrest warrant has been…

Tangi Mourns Former First Lady

Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller issued a statement following the passing of former First Lady Margaret Burgess, who died Thursday in Houston. He said Mrs. Burgess, or ‘Mrs. Margaret,’ as so many knew her, was so much more than the wife of Tangipahoa’s first Parish President. An educator and a mentor, Mrs. Burgess nurtured the…

STPSO Crime Stats Reported

St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith today (Jan. 15) released the 2019 crime statistics for unincorporated St. Tammany. The agency reported a clearance rate for violent crimes that is nearly twice the national average and a clearance rate for non-violent crimes that is more than two and a half times the national average. Sheriff Smith said…

Mandeville Shooting Suspect in Custody

Mandeville Police say that on January 15th officers responded to what was reported as an accidental shooting. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment but is expected to fully recover. 30 YO Mahmoud Sirbil was arrested and booked into St. Tammany Parish Jail for possession of schedule I narcotics, illegal use of…

Hammond Police Crime Stats

The Hammond Police Department has released the 2019 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and has included the crime statistics within the city limits from the past three years. While murder cases saw the most significant increase from one in 2018 to three in 2019, violent crimes in every other category decreased. All three murders in 2019…