Social Media Threats at HHS Magnet

Extra police officers will be on hand at Hammond High Magnet School tomorrow due to some social media posts about a school shooting. On Thursday afternoon Principal Shelly Gaydos sent out an automated call to parents to address the rumors. She said the posts have been thoroughly investigated and found to be not credible. But…

Information Sought in Big Boss Robbery

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is seeking the public’s help in gathering information regarding an armed robbery that occurred at the Big BossTruck Stop on Highway 442, just outside of Tickfaw. TPSO Deputies discovered the incident when they stopped at the truck stop to purchase fuel. Apparently three unknown masked males armed with handguns executed…

LA 59 Accident Claims Life

Yesterday morning at approximately 6:34 AM, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a serious injury crash involving one vehicle on LA 59 near LA 1088. The crash claimed the life of 63-year-old Marlene D. Williams of Bush. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Williams was driving a…

Death at Hammond City Jail

Yesterday morning at approximately 7:00 am, Correctional Officers with the Hammond City Jail during breakfast service were alerted to a possible death of an inmate in his cell. HPD Correctional Officers observed an unresponsive inmate and immediately began administering CPR. HPD Dispatch contacted Acadian Ambulance, and upon their arrival, Acadian determined that the inmate was…

Slidell Thieves Operating Across the South

Slidell Police say detectives with the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office have tied a vehicle burglary that occurred in the Slidell area earlier this year to a couple wanted for similar crimes in other states. On September 24th, deputies responded to a vehicle burglary that occurred at a Slidell-area preschool. The thieves used the victim’s stolen…

Slidell PD Hunting Jewelry Thieves

As of yesterday, Slidell Police Department was asking for the public’s help identifying a man who they say is responsible for stealing over $10,000 worth of jewelry from a local jewelry store. On Thursday, November 7 around 4:00 p.m., an unidentified male entered RG Jewelers at 1414 Gause Boulevard, opened a jewelry case, and stole…

Chamber Hands Out Awards

Changes are underway at the St. Tammany West Chamber but yesterday they presented awards to local businesses. The first business that have been members for 50 years were recognized and included Aubert Insurance, Dependable Glass, and St Tammany Hospital. The Go Give Award celebrates a company that encourages employee involvement in the community, by giving…

Name Change for St Tammany West Chamber

Local Chamber officials announce there is now one chamber of commerce representing the business community of all of St. Tammany Parish. In a formal meeting of membership, there was a vote to change the name of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce to the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials say this announcement…

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Slidell Man

The US Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing Slidell man in the water near Empire. Mark Matherne was listed by the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans as missing after a report at approximately 1:30 p.m. of a sunken vessel. Officials say Matherne’s boat was found sunk in the vicinity of Shell…