Some Flooding on Local Rivers

The National Weather Service says Flood Warnings have been extended for the Tangipahoa River Near Robert until further notice. Yesterday the river was at 18.1 feet. Moderate flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 15.0 feet. Officials predict the river will continue rising to near 18.5 feet by today then begin falling. They have also extended…

DA Montgomery at MD Anderson for Surgery

Earlier this week North shore DA Warren Montgomery underwent surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, according to a statement issued by his spokeswoman, Lisa Page. She wrote that Montgomery is expected to make a full recovery and that he and his family would appreciate your prayers and support. Officials within the DA’s office…

More Info on Slidell Shooting

One man is dead and two more are behind bars after a convicted felon used an illegal firearm to defend himself against an armed man and his accomplice who showed up at his Slidell-area home attempting to take his child. Sometime after 1 a.m. Thursday Hakim Dumas got into a verbal altercation with his live-in…

Washington Parish Investigates Inmate Death

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 65 year old male who had been in jail since August 8, 2019, charged with six counts of distribution of illegal narcotics. When he was booked into the jail, he did not state any serious medical issues. He had seen the jail physician a…

STPSO Investigates Slidell Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight in the Slidell area. Shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the area of King’s Row in reference to a shooting. One individual was fatally shot, and a second individual sustained a non-life threatening graze wound…

More Fighting in Tangi Schools

Nine Ponchatoula High School students and seven Loranger High students were removed from their schools after small fights broke out Wednesday afternoon. School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said the fight at PHS happened around lunchtime, while the fight at LHS happened at dismissal as students were boarding buses. Stilley said they think social media is fueling…

Former Narcotics Officer Sentenced

DA Warren Montgomery reports that 35 YO Jordan Hollenbeck, a former narcotics officer for the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison, followed by two years of suspended prison time and probation on the three counts of malfeasance to which Hollenbeck had pleaded guilty to on Oct. 1st. Hollenbeck admitted…

Sex Offender Exposed Himself at Bus Stop

A registered sex offender has been arrested by the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office after cops say he exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl at a Mandeville-area bus stop. Police received a report of an unidentified white male in a suspicious vehicle exposing himself while attempting to talk with a juvenile while the girl was waiting…

Scam Callers in St Tammany

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says they have received numerous calls from residents who were contacted by phone concerning active/open warrants in their name. The caller states they are trying to clear up an outstanding warrant or other legal matter and requests a payment to be made over the telephone. These scammers are now…

Fights at Independence High

Over 30 students have been removed from the campus of Independence High Magnet School over the last two days due to fighting, and they will not be allowed back at the school pending a disciplinary hearing for every student involved. Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said 26 students were removed from campus for fighting…