Hard Rock Demo Delayed

An injunction has been issued for the developer to prevent any work to tear down the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans. Apparently, the demolition process will have to be agreed upon by all parties involved, then a judge will have to sign off. The hotel partially collapsed in October, killing three workers. Now…

Kentwood Teen Arrested for Murder

An 18-year-old Kentwood man has been charged with principal to second degree murder and other charges in connection with the Dec. 28 shooting death of a South Pike County football player at a house party in Kentwood. Kentwood Police announced Friday that 18 YO Raddarian Robbins, of Kentwood, turned himself in and has been booked…

Fatal Crash on I-12 Near Slidell

On Friday night, shortly after 8:30 PM, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving several vehicles on I-12 westbound near US 11. The crash has claimed the life of 71-year-old Beverly E. Chaignaud of Lacombe. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as the victim’s Toyota…

STPSO Makes Arrests in Slidell Area Burglaries

The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office has arrested two Slidell-area brothers and have issued warrants for the arrest of their stepbrother in connection with numerous residential burglaries that occurred in 2019 in the Slidell area. William Lockard Jr. and Maurice Lockard have both been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on multiple felony charges. Authorities…

US-11 Reopening Pushed Back Again

US-11, with its 92 year old bridge, has been closed for year and doesn’t look to reopen anytime soon. After missing a deadline to reopen in April of last year, and then a few others, the latest potential reopening of January 2020 has been backed up to some time this summer. It began as a…

STPSO Makes Arrest in Slidell Murder

The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area man following a shooting that occurred early Thursday morning at a residence in the 200 block of East Queens Drive near Slidell. Shortly after 2 a.m. a local-area hospital contacted authorities about a man who was dropped off at the hospital’s emergency room with a gunshot…

Backdrop Louisiana Opening in Slidell

Backdrop Louisiana: St. Tammany and New Orleans, is the next exhibition at the Slidell Cultural Center at Slidell City Hall. It opens Friday, January 10, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. The exhibit will feature a collection of movie posters, gallery cards, and accessories from movies that have been…

STPSO Investigates Single Vehicle Fatality in Abita

Early on New Year’s Eve St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Lowe Davis Rd. near Abita Springs, to investigate a single vehicle crash that has resulted in a fatality. The single-vehicle crash occurred as a Ford F-350 truck was traveling eastbound when, for unknown reasons, the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the…

I-12 Widening Set to Begin

Northshore residents should be aware that the work to widen and overlay I-12 between U.S. 190 and LA 59 will begin in the upcoming weeks. James Construction Group, LLC, was the apparent low bidder for the project, which is estimated to cost $55 million. The construction will also include widening six existing bridges along I-12.…

Northshore Collaborative Meeting Jan 6th

Small businesses, non-profits and community organizations are invited to learn more about the Northshore Collaborative, which will host its third public conversation on Monday, Jan. 6, 5:30 pm at The Maple Room, 2219 Carey St. in Olde Towne Slidell. The collaborative effort is one of several organizations that formed in the wake of the East…