Inauguration Day Across Louisiana

Today is Inauguration Day as the Governor, lawmakers, and area parish government officials take their oaths. In Tangipahoa, Parish President Robby Miller and the 10-member Tangipahoa Parish Council will be sworn in during ceremonies scheduled at 3 p.m. at the Florida Parishes Arena Event Center in Amite.  Mike Cooper will take his oath of office…

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area Closed

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area after the Pearl River flood gauge reached 16.5 feet over the weekend. The closure is an automatic benchmark set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. Included in the closure is the Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range. The Pearl River…

Arrest Made in Covington Area Murder

A 28-year-old man was arrested Friday after he stabbed and killed his father in a Covington-area neighborhood. Shortly before 6:15 a.m., St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Memphis Trace, located in the Natchez Trace Subdivision, in reference to a domestic disturbance between a father and his son. Responding deputies located…

Area Law Enforcement Prepare for Parades

Yesterday, Sheriff Randy Smith and the STPSO Operations Division hosted a Mardi Gras meeting with all of the law enforcement agencies on the Northshore. All agencies share resources and work together to make sure parades in St. Tammany Parish are a success. The law enforcement agencies represented at the meeting were: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s…

Southeastern Dance Team to be Honored

Southeastern Louisiana University is set to unveil a commemorative banner Saturday at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Nicholls in the University Center honoring the Lionettes’ 2018 UDA National Championship. The Lionettes, Southeastern’s dance team, earned the first gold medal in program history at the 2018 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team…

Drug Arrest in Ponchatoula

In Ponchatoula, an officer observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway on McGary Lane and attempted to make contact with the driver, later identified as 39 YO Kevin Sibley. Sibley pulled into a driveway trying to elude contact with the officer and ignored all officer commands, stating that he was going…

Hammond Free Tree Giveaway

The 9th Keep Hammond Beautiful and the City of Hammond free tree give-away event will be Friday, January 17, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., or until all the trees are gone! It will be held at the City of Hammond Maintenance Facility on Highway 190 East across from Northshore Technical Community College. 100 Free…

Big Crowd to Hear Nungesser Speak in Mandeville

It was an overflow and vocal crowd last night at Mandeville’s Spitzfaden Community Center as Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser explained potential plans to put a hotel and conference center in Fontainbleau State Park. Other elected officials attending the event included Parish President Elect Mike Cooper, Senator Sharon Hewitt, Senator Beth Mizell, State Rep. Mary DuBuisson…

TPSO Investigating Amite Burglary

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in gathering information about a business burglary that occurred on December 25, 2019, at the Bar H. Animal Health Clinic located on Old US 51 in Amite.  Suspects forced entry into the establishment and got away with over $1,000 in merchandise. If you have…

NAMI Registering Free Classes

NAMI St. Tammany’s FREE educational programs are facilitated by individuals who have shared similar journeys and want to provide you with valuable tools to help you communicate, cope, and advocate for your loved one or yourself.  Space is limited! Call today to reserve your spot at (985) 626-6538. The classes include Family-to-Family, which begins Tuesday,…