National Weather Service Statement on Olga

The National Weather Service put out a summary statement on Olga, which hit the Northshore last weekend, leaving thousands without power. They said Tropical Storm Olga moved rapidly across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi from midnight through late morning, producing strong winds, high tides and locally heavy rainfall. Strong wind gusts occurred across Terrebonne and…

Still Northshore Citizens Without Power

The number is down dramatically but there are still thousands of customers who are heading into day number four with no electricity after what was Tropical Storm Olga blew through with wind gusts higher than 70mph early Saturday morning. As of late last night, Entergy still had more than 1,000 out in Tangipahoa Parish. The…

Sheriff Calls out NOLA Media

Sheriff Randy Smith called out his political opponent and several news organizations in what he said was the politicizing of the investigation into the mysterious death of Nanette Krentel. In a letter directed to the Morning Advocate and WWL TV, Smith wrote, “Since Mrs. Krentel’s death two years ago, my office has worked tirelessly to…

Power Outages with Olga Continue

The unexpected strength of Olga left thousands of customers in the dark over the weekend, and some were still without power as of this morning. At the height of the storm, more than 100,000 customers lost power. Sustained winds across the region at 45 miles per hour with gusts over 60, brought down trees, limbs,…

Hazardous Waste Collection Date Moved

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 26th, was rescheduled for Saturday, November 23rd due to severe weather.  The time and location of the event will remain the same, the Centerpoint Park and Ride adjacent to Northshore Technical Community College located at 65556 Centerpoint Boulevard in the Lacombe area from 8 a.m.…

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…