Election Day Tomorrow in St Tammany

Tomorrow is Election Day in St. Tammany. Polls will open Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Here are a few of the local races we’ll be watching. Incumbent Pat Brister is seeking a third term as parish president against a strong challenger in former Covington mayor Mike Cooper. Karen Champagne is a business owner…

Dirt Pit Vandals Arrested

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals after it was discovered they were responsible for causing a significant amount of damage at a local dirt pit. On Sept. 28, STPSO deputies responded to a dirt pit on Highway 1129 near Covington after an employee discovered damage to the work site and pieces…

Covington PD, STPSO, Investigate Shooting

On Wednesday, October 9, at approximately 9:30 pm., the Covington Police Department, with the assistance of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a shooting in the area of W. 31st Avenue and N. Van Buren Street. Upon arrival, officers’ located a victim who suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The…

STPSO Employee Arrested on Causeway

An employee of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is on administrative leave after being arrested on the Causeway early this morning. Shortly before 5:30 a.m. the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified that Gregory Longino, a 29-year veteran of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, had been stopped by Causeway Police on the bridge and…

Emergency Lane Closure on I-12

UPDATE: DOTD has opened the lane and traffic is flowing as of 9 a.m. Emergency repairs are underway along the outside (right) lane of I-12 westbound near Covington. The lane was closed as of 8:00 p.m. last night and could remain closed until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10th, according to the Department of Transportation…

Fuller Center and SLU Team Up on Build

The Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing and Southeastern Louisiana University Student Government Association are proud to host a service-learning project called the “Green and Gold Build”. The event is going on this week, as part of Homecoming 2019. University students, faculty, staff and alumni will construct a 5 bedroom 2 bath house frame…

STPSO Says Runaway Girl Located

STPSO announced late yesterday that a local runaway juvenile had been located and offered thanks to everyone who called in with information or shared their post about it on social media. The young female snuck out of her house at approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 8, leaving a note apologizing for running away and requesting…

LA 3241 to Bush Moving Forward

Last week the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that the project to build the long-discussed LA 3241 from I-12 to Bush will be the department’s next public-private partnership. Wetland mitigation for the overall corridor is currently under way and is anticipated to be complete by early 2020. Right of way acquisition services for…

Local Businessman Explores Bayou Steel Deal

Jeff Sands, a Mandeville native, is an investor who buys midsize companies that are struggling and turns them around. Sands recently explored a deal for the now shuttered Bayou Steel Group.  St. John the Baptist Parish’s largest employer that suddenly laid off its entire workforce then declared bankruptcy. Sands runs American Industrial Acquisition. He says…

Boyet and Little Oak Placed on Lock Down Yesterday

Yesterday two Slidell schools, Boyet Junior High School and Little Oak Elementary, were placed on lockdown because of the possibility of a suicidal person in the area. The lockdowns were lifted shortly after 2 p.m., according to Slidell Police. An increased police presence was maintained in the area throughout the day, but law enforcement officials…