Parish Preparing for Cold Weather

Parish President Pat Brister and the Parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness continue to be in regular contact with the National Weather Service and other agencies to monitor the potential for freezing temperatures over the next several days. Additionally, Parish Government has also been in contact with representatives from CLECO and WST power…

First Weekend Complaints at Armstrong International

The first weekend of air travel at the new billion-dollar airport in Kenner led to some complaints. Passengers at the new Louis Armstrong International Airport reported a frustrating problem at the new north terminal. Travelers said long lines at the Transportation Security Administration screening areas left some passengers waiting an hour to get through the…

Gun Recovered at Mandeville Jr. High

On Friday morning, acting on the tip from a fellow student, Mandeville Jr. High Administration and the School Resource Officer recovered a handgun from a 13-year-old white male 7th grader. The 7th grader reportedly made threatening comments directed towards the SRO. The juvenile suspect was booked and transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.…

Indicted Robbers Face Murder Charges

A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Levi Lee, 17, of Tylertown, Miss., and Lance Rouse, 25, of Picayune, Miss., in the aggravated burglary of a Covington home last December. Lee and Rouse are accused of breaking into a home late one night in December 2018, entering the bedroom of a woman, and holding her…

St Tammany West Chamber Expansion and Name Change

The St. Tammany West Chamber is taking steps to officially change their name to the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, pulling in members from the dissolved East St Tammany Chamber of Commerce. Their initial efforts to reach out to businesses in Slidell are underway. On Tuesday, the 2019 Treasurer and Executive Committee member David Boudreaux…

Slidell Man Guilty of Heroin Charges

DA Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury convicted 33 YO Anthony J. Chaney of Slidell earlier this week of two counts of Distribution of Heroin. Chaney faces from five to 40 years in prison on each count, but as a multiple offender, he could face more time. He is scheduled to be…

Slidell Hosts Flood Mitigation Meeting

The City of Slidell will host a public meeting to provide information on the City’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Program on Thursday, November 14th, at 6 p.m. in the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. The FMA grant program, funded by FEMA and managed by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, is focused on mitigating repetitive…

Tangi School Grades Go Up

With this week’s release of statewide test results School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said Tangipahoa Parish Public Schools are approximately seven points away from a “B” rating, and 23 of the district’s 33 campuses earned a “B” or better in providing academic interventions to help their struggling students grow their test scores over the previous year.…