Stilley Shares Deseg Info

Tangipahoa School Superintendent Melissa Stilley spoke last night about an annual review of the district’s efforts in the longstanding Joyce Marie Moore desegregation case that she described as favorable. She said negotiations were going well and district leaders remain optimistic the case was inching closer to a resolution. In a report filed by the federal…

Slidell PD Diffuses Stand-off

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. yesterday, Slidell Police received a 911 call about a man with a gun who was homicidal and suicidal, and possibly holding another man hostage. The incident took place in the 1500 block of Florida Avenue. Slidell Police officers worked to clear the area, while hostage and crisis negotiators worked to make…

STPSO Warns Residents About Scam

From STPSO: We have gotten more calls and messages from residents still receiving these scam calls. Please share this warning and make sure family members who are not on social media are also aware. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received several calls from residents about a new scam that is going around. Residents…

Brister and Scalise Applaud Corp Study Funding

Pat Brister says a long-standing request of the Federal Government for a feasibility study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of St. Tammany Parish, has now been funded. Congressman Steve Scalise, a proponent of the study, has touted its benefits and stressed its importance, as he pushed for its funding since the request by…

Register for National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will be participating in National Night Out Against Crime.  If your neighborhood wishes to participate this year, and wants a deputy to attend, please register your event by Friday, October 4th. National Night Out is a nation-wide crime prevention event. Traditionally, the event is…

Federal Agent Arrested by STPSO

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a federal law enforcement agent and former STPSO employee today for defamation. Jerry Rogers Jr. (DOB 11/3/1972) was arrested after it was discovered he sent numerous emails which included false information in relation to an open investigation. Rogers used a fake name to create an email account and…

Recovery Program at Southeastern

Southeastern Louisiana University is home to the first and only collegiate recovery program in the state. Lion Up Recovery, officially recognized by the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, is a voluntary program to help students in recovery achieve their higher education goals. State higher education and local community leaders recently joined with members of…

Meeting about Mandeville Seawall

A proposal put forward by Mayor Donald Villere last week calls for raising the 5½-foot seawall by 1 foot. The $2 million project is aimed mainly at reducing flood insurance rates in the area. This Wednesday at 6 p.m. there will be a public meeting in the Mandeville City Council chambers for residents to see…

Patriot Day Ceremony

There will be a Patriot Day Ceremony today at 9 a.m. outside the Justice Center. The event, which will be hosted by American Legion Post 16, will honor all first responders, remembering those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Many agencies in the parish will form a parish-wide honor guard for the ceremony.…

Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain

Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain was back in a courtroom yesterday to plead not guilty to criminal charges. Strain entered his not guilty plea during arraignment in federal court in New Orleans on 16 counts of corruption, including fraud and bribery. It came less than a month after he pleaded not guilty to sex…