Local SLU Students Honored

Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business held its inaugural Written Projects or Works of Excellence and Distinction program awards ceremony earlier this month. The WOWED! program was created to recognize students who have created the “best of the best” written individual and group projects, works, or papers each semester under the guidance of a faculty…

Edwards Spars with Budget Chair

Louisiana’s income forecasting battles are continuing into Gov. John Bel Edwards’ second four-year term. Yesterday the House’s Republican budget committee chairman Cameron Henry refused to boost the state’s revenue projections as sought by the Democratic Edwards administration. Henry says the state faces too much financial uncertainty. The three other members sought to increase this year’s…

Southeastern Police Safety Campaign

Southeastern Louisiana University Police Officers will work with other local law enforcement partners to find and remove impaired drivers from the roadways in and around campus in an effort to help keep students safe. The partnership is part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign and will be conducted Dec. 13 through…

Amite Service Dog Honored

An Amite service dog has been recognized by the Governor’s office for her efforts to keep her patient safe. Annie Frannie Corkern, a service dog belonging Connor Corkern of Amite, was named the 2019 “Service Animal of the Year” award winner by Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards this week. Annie Frannie…

Mile Branch Bridge Being Replaced

According to the City of Covington a recent bridge inspection of the W. 11th Avenue Bridge at Mile Branch in Covington found critical deficiencies in the substructure. In 2018, the City of Covington began the engineering design for the replacement of the Bridge at Mile Branch. The project includes the removal of the existing bridge…

Slidell Police Seek Treyvon Martin

Slidell Police are asking the public for information regarding 21-year-old, Treyvon Warren. Treyvon is wanted by three difference law enforcement agencies on the Northshore including Slidell PD, Louisiana State Police, and the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office. Charges include a second offense probation violation, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, 4 Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency…

Feds Approve Money for Gulf Recovery

Federal agencies have approved nearly $226 million for 18 projects to restore open ocean in the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP oil spill. The projects include $52 million to study deep-sea habitats and are described in a 490-page report released earlier this week. The nonprofit Ocean Conservancy called it the world’s first plan…

TPSO Arrests Negligent Animal Owner

An animal owner has been charged after TPSO investigated complaints of animal abuse. Earlier this week deputies responded to Hookfin Rd. in Kentwood as the result of an anonymous complaint regarding the apparent abuse and neglect of several horses in a nearby pasture. When deputies arrived, they were directed to an area where they located…

Press Conference on Lacombe Murder

Sheriff Randy Smith and Coroner Dr. Charles Preston spoke with media yesterday regarding a Lacombe man who was arrested in connection with a woman’s death that occurred at his residence earlier this year. STPSO says John Jacob Jenkins was arrested at his place of employment and was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on…

State Police Investigate St. Helena Shooting

Louisiana State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in St. Helena Parish. State Police involvement was requested by the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office after an officer involved shooting. The incident took place on Nichols Road when two St. Helena Parish deputies responded to a residence in an attempt to locate a wanted suspect.…