Arrest in Washington Parish Burglaries

According to the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office 21 YO Gerroy Mykala Gould, of Sandy Hook, Mississippi, was arrested for two business burglaries which occurred in Angie along Highway 21. On December 17, a burglary in progress was interrupted by Lt. Chris Hickman and Deputy Chad Cassard. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered Gould…

Medline Expansion Announced

Yesterday Gov. John Bel Edwards and Medline Industries Inc. announced the company will build an 800,000-square-foot distribution center and create more than 460 new direct jobs near Covington, with 170 new jobs created within two years of opening. The $53 million medical supply facility will be built on the north side of Interstate 12 at…

Slidell Man Sentenced

DA Warren Montgomery reports that 59 YO Charles Morgan of Slidell has been sentenced as a multiple offender to 49½ years in prison for sexual battery of a juvenile. Morgan went to trial and was found guilty by a St. Tammany Parish jury on Aug. 29, 2019 after the victim revealed the abuse to a…

Events Coming Up for St Tammany Chamber

The St Tammany Chamber is reminding people about events coming up right after the New Year. January 14th from 11:30 to 1 they will be hosting a Mandeville Mayoral Forum at Benedicts. The next day, the 15th of January, they will have an event called Meet the Judges of the 22nd JDC at the Justice…

STPSO Catches Burglars in Eden Isles

St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith reminds citizens to lock their car doors this holiday season. Early Wednesday morning, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the Eden Isles area of Slidell in reference to two individuals dressed in dark clothing, walking around the neighborhood pulling on vehicle door handles. Deputies patrolling the area located 19 YO Chance…

SLU Tree Recycling Program

Southeastern Louisiana University is asking area citizens to give the environment a gift after Christmas this year. Discarded Christmas trees can be dropped off and used for a wetland restoration rather than throwing them out with the trash. This marks the 25th straight year Southeastern has conducted its recycled tree program. Volunteers and students will…

HPD Investigating Home Burglaries

The Hammond Police Department is investigating several burglaries within the neighborhoods of University Avenue and along South Cherry Street. Most of the burglaries are occurring while people are out of town overnight or for several days. One burglary on South Cherry Street is believed to have occurred at approximately 3:45 am on December 15. At…

Parish Pet Adoption Event Successful

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, said the first ever Adopt ‘til you Drop! pet adopt-a-thon was a successful event, finding homes for at least 32 pets from the St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter on the actual day of the event, and for an additional 11 pets during the week that followed. The event, held…

Registration for Coast Exercise Classes

The St. Tammany Council on Aging will begin a new series of Stay Active and Independent for Life exercise classes beginning in January. Also known as SAIL, this is an exercise class for older adults designed to help maintain and improve balance and mobility. Exercises are adapted for all levels of physical ability. The classes…

NOLA Using Paper During Cyber-Attack

The cyber-attack on the city of New Orleans continues to disrupt city services but work is already underway to get the city’s information systems back up. After the intrusion was detected, the city ordered all its computers be shut down. New Orleans Chief Information Officer says they are confident that the data they have is…