Info Regarding Texas Travel

Louisiana State Police has received numerous calls from Louisiana residents regarding travel restrictions ordered by the Texas Governor. Nothing in the Texas executive order “closes” the border or otherwise restricts traveling into or out of Texas as long as Louisiana residents comply with the directions of the order which “mandates a 14-day self-quarantine for every…

DOTD Work on LA 21

DOTD says there will be alternating single lane closures on LA 21 (S Tyler St.), between 13th Ave. and US 190B (W 21st Ave.), beginning Monday night, March 30, thru Thursday night, April 9, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM each night. This is to allow the Contractor to continue overlay the…

Local Seminars to Help Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was designed to combat the economic and health crisis brought about from the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The Act includes a wide range of actions; including offering forgivable loans to small businesses that maintain payroll, providing direct payment to individuals and families, instituting economic relief for distressed…

Dept of Health Sunday Numbers

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 3,540 cases reported from 2,932 state tests and 24,939 commercial tests. 151 people have now died from the Coronavirus. 1,127 COVID patients are in hospitals, 380 of them require ventilators. Orleans Parish has 1,350 cases reported and 73 deaths have occurred there. There are…

DOTD Work on I-55 Near Ponchatoula

Louisiana DOTD says there will be left lane closures on I-55 Northbound near the Ponchatoula Exit (Mile Point 26) Sunday through Saturday, beginning Monday, March 30, through Friday, April 10, from 7 PM to 3 PM, weather permitting, while crews remove existing light poles within the median area. Traffic will be maintained through the work…

Entergy Reports on Lines and Trees

Entergy Louisiana says you may see Entergy crews along Gatlin Road, Bankston Road, and Cedar Lane in Hammond, along a seven mile stretch of U.S. Highway 51 in Ponchatoula, and near the Tangipahoa Parish sewer treatment plant on U.S. 51. As part of the U.S. 51 projects, they’re working to acquire the environmental wetlands permits…

Southeastern Delays Graduation

Southeastern Louisiana University says based on input from student leaders, a Summer Commencement ceremony will be scheduled for late summer 2020 for Spring and Summer graduates. Southeastern said although we are disappointed to delay this special event for our graduates, we look forward to the opportunity to celebrate their outstanding accomplishments at a time when…

Tangi Schools to Deliver Meals

Out of respect for the Governor’s request for residents to stay at home and in an effort to provide meals to local students, the Tangipahoa Parish School System will partner with a Texas-based non-profit to provide free meals to children under the age of 18 through the duration of the COVID-19 school closure. Tangipahoa Parish…

State Numbers of COVID Continue to Climb

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 2,305 cases reported from 2,254 state tests and 15,775 commercial tests. 83 people have now died from the Coronavirus. 676 COVID patients are in hospitals, 239 of them require ventilators. Orleans Parish has 997 cases reported and 46 deaths have occurred there. There are…