State Police Address Internet Rumors

Yesterday Louisiana State Police responded to social media rumors to say they urge the public to obtain information from reliable sources and refrain from spreading misinformation. As stated by Governor Edwards, Louisiana borders and interstate systems are not being shut down as a result of COVID-19. Louisiana State Police would like to reiterate the fact…

Tangi Schools Halt Meal Program

Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley announced yesterday that due to the Governor’s latest orders to stay at home, her team will suspend the curbside “grab and go” meal program starting Tuesday, March 24. Stilley said the key issue right now was stopping the spread of the virus, and they realized that we could not…

STPSB Meal Program Suspended

Trey Folse, Superintendent St. Tammany Parish Public Schools says the school system’s “Grab and Go” meal distribution program had to be suspended. The system is looking at alternative ways to distribute food to local families, and state leaders have advised there may be state-wide meal distribution possibilities. Superintendent Folse said this was an important service…

New Numbers from Dept of Health

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of last night we had 837 cases reported from 1,385 state tests and 2113 commercial tests. 20 people have now died from the Coronavirus. Those numbers will be updated again at 9:30 this morning. Orleans Parish has 451 cases reported and 15 deaths have occurred there. There are…

Impaired Driver Causes Fatality

On Saturday, shortly before 5:30 AM, Troopers from Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Interstate 12 West near LA 1249 (Pumpkin Center Rd.) in Tangipahoa Parish.  The crash has claimed the life of 77-year-old Michael T. Jones of Jasper, MI. Troopers have determined that the crash occurred as a Mazda…

More Funds Needed for Hospitality Cares Fund

United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Entergy Corporation, with other partners continuing to join, have launched the Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund. They say there are over 72,000 individuals employed in the hard-hit hospitality and tourism industry, which accounts for about 12 percent of all workers in the region. They are offering a one-time award…

Stay At Home Order

Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered all people in Louisiana to stay at home starting at 5 p.m. today unless they’re performing an essential task like getting food or medicine. Workers in grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors’ offices and other critical infrastructure are exempt from the directive. Edwards said at a news conference that the impact of…

Tangi Meetings Called Off

Out of an abundance of caution, the Tangipahoa Parish Council meeting on Monday, March 23, has been cancelled. The Council will tentatively resume meeting on the next regularly scheduled meeting date, Monday, April 13. The Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire Protection District No. 2 meeting for Monday, March 23, has also been cancelled and will tentatively…