NWS Confirms EF-1 in Tangi

An EF-1 tornado has been confirmed in Tangipahoa Parish from the storms earlier this week according to the National Weather Service. The tornado touched down along Highway 440 on the northeast end of Tangipahoa Parish, near the border with Washington Parish. Officials with the Tangipahoa Emergency Operations Center say there was no structural damage and…

HPD Seeking Shoplifters

The Hammond Police Department is investigating a series of shoplifting incidents from Hibbett Sports. Individuals captured on video surveillance have entered the store multiple times, grabbed several hundred dollars of merchandise, and walked out. Anyone knowing anything about this crime is asked to contact the Hammond Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, at 985-277-5739, or contact…

Bad Weather Overnight

We were expecting bad weather with a strong cold front that collided with hot Gulf air yesterday across Louisiana and Mississippi and we got it. Funnel clouds, dangerous winds and hail were all reported, with the National Weather Service receiving reports of more than 30 tornadoes, many of them in the central parts of Louisiana…

TPSO Makes Drug Arrest in Ponchatoula

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that seven people were arrested last week after a search warrant was conducted at a house that became the target of an undercover investigation after repeated complaints of alleged drug activity on Rosaryville Rd. in Ponchatoula. As a result of the initial investigation, a search warrant was obtained and…

Overnight Fire on Old Military Road

Just after midnight, early this morning, St Tammany Fire District 11 and the Pearl River Police Department responded to Old Military Road. When units arrived, they found an 18-wheeler that was hauling bottles of water on fire with the cab fully involved. The driver was able to escape, and no other vehicles or buildings were…

Three Sentenced in Bogalusa Murder

DA Warren Montgomery says 17 YO Levi Lee, of Tylertown, Miss., and 25 YO Lance Rouse, of Picayune, Miss., pleaded guilty last week in the shooting death of a convenience store owner during the robbery of his store in Bogalusa last year. Lee pleaded guilty, as charged, to second degree murder and two counts of…

Pedestrian Fatality on LA 59

Early Friday morning Troopers from Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on LA 59 northbound. The crash has claimed the life of 55-year-old Richard Smith of Dallas. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Smith was standing in the center of LA 59 attempting to direct…

SLU Nursing Wins Award

Southeastern Louisiana University’s online doctor of nursing practice program has earned recognition as one of the top 50 programs in the nation by Healthcare-Management-Degree.net. Southeastern was the only university in Louisiana to make the list, ranking higher than schools such as Baylor, Duke, and Florida State. Southeastern earned its ranking based on student to faculty…

DWI Checkpoints Over Holiday

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting multiple DWI checkpoints between now and the end of the year at undisclosed locations in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoints are part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to combat impaired driving. The manpower for this initiative is funded…