STPSO Awarded Highway Safety Grant

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $194,230 grant by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to be utilized as part of the statewide Fatal and Injury Crash Reduction Effort. The funds will be used to supply additional manpower to conduct extra seat belt enforcement, DWI patrols and underage alcohol enforcement in St.…

Motor Vehicle Offices Remain Closed this Morning

Statewide Motor Vehicle offices will remain closed on Wednesday morning, November 20th, for ongoing network restoration. As electronic services are restored and tested for full operational capabilities, afternoon office openings will be evaluated and announced to the public. The delayed opening will allow OMV employees ample time to ensure that all public systems are operational…

Vaping Related Death in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health says a patient has died of vaping-related illness, the first such death in the state. Citing medical privacy laws, officials did not say where it happened. Officials say they urge people to recognize the dangers of vaping and to stop vaping until more is known about the specific causes of…

Southeastern Dedicates Science Building

Southeastern Louisiana University formally dedicated the Biology Building last week. The building façade will now bear the name “Thelma Ryan Biology Building.” In 2017, Southeastern received the largest single donation in its history, an endowment totaling $10 million, from Seth W. Ryan, a 1953 Southeastern business graduate who passed away in March that same year.…

Pair Indicted in Slidell Shooting

DA Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury has indicted 30 YO Jules Clinton Johnson of Slidell, and 31 YO Tony Smith, of Slidell, with second degree murder in the shooting death of a 43-year-old man earlier this year. Johnson also was indicted with possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed…

Murder Suspect Arrested in Slidell

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives, working together with members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, located and arrested a man wanted for second-degree murder on Friday afternoon. A warrant was issued last week for the arrest of Tony Smith following a grand jury indictment.  STPSO detectives have been working with their counterparts with…

STPSO Identifies Shooter from Last Week

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said a Slidell man is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday evening near Slidell. Shortly after 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Coast Boulevard in Slidell in reference to reports of gunshots being heard. A subject in what…

Election Returns: St Tammany

A record number of voters cast their ballots early in St. Tammany Parish. What would happen after the votes were counted on Election Day? Parish President Pat Brister lost to former Covington Mayor Mike Cooper, with Cooper getting at least 60% of the vote. Brister had touted her accomplishments, like highway funding and Safehaven as…

Contested Races Decided Tomorrow in St Tammany

It is Election Day tomorrow and a record number of voters have already cast their ballots in St. Tammany Parish. More than 35,000 people voted early in the general election, as compared to 26,000 in the primary. Hotly contested local races, as well as a close Governor’s race, seem to be driving the turnout. The…