Hammond Police Investigate Attack

The Hammond Police Department is investigating a battery that occurred at the intersection of South Cate Street and East Coleman Avenue. On November 3rd, at approximately 1:45am, the victim was walking down the street and confronted by a group of white males in a silver, regular-cab, pickup truck. One of the male subjects struck the…

Bayou Christmas in Slidell

December 19th through the 29th, the City of Slidell and the Slidell Boys & Girls Club merrily present the 6th Annual Slidell’s Bayou Christmas. The event will be taking place at Heritage Park, featuring free printed picture with Santa, Slidell Movie Nights, free carnival rides, entertainment from local schools, church choirs, and dancers with food…

OMV Locations Remain Closed

Due to continued efforts to restore network and online services, statewide OMV locations will remain closed Thursday morning, November 21st. Officials with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Technology Services have worked continuously since the beginning of the incident making progress to ensure all public systems are operational and ready for…

HPD Seeking Missing Teen

As of yesterday afternoon, the Hammond Police Department was asking for information about a missing person, Jada Devaux, 19 years old of Hammond. Devaux was last seen on November 19, leaving her home between 5:00 and 6:00 am on foot and possibly heading to Baton Rouge with her dog. She was last seen wearing a…

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…