Tangi Government Annex Named After Burgess

A formal dedication ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 to name the Tangipahoa Parish Government Annex as the “Gordon A. Burgess Governmental Building.” Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller says the dedication ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the governmental offices located at 206 E. Mulberry Street in Amite.…

Slidell PD Fishes Out Suspect

On Wednesday Slidell Police were notified of a theft of several brand-new fishing poles, taken from the back of a truck at Southside Café. The poles were supposed to be auctioned off to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The suspect was captured on surveillance video, which enabled detectives to identify the suspect as 34-year-old, Jeffrey…

Fake Cop Pulling Over Drivers

Officials are spreading the word that there are now at least three reports of a white male in his 40s, in a black Dodge Charger, who is impersonating a police officer and pulling over women drivers. There have been two incidents in Louisiana and one in Mississippi. One incident occurred over the weekend near the…

Drug Bust in Washington Parish

Earlier this week detectives with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office drug task force arrested a Bogalusa drug dealer who was in possession of a stolen firearm. With a search warrant for his residence on Amy Street, detectives took 25 YO Darius J. Dobson into custody. A search of the residence revealed drugs, a stolen pistol,…

Shooting at North Oak Park

Chief Edwin Bergeron commented this morning on Tangi 96.5 about a shooting that occurred last night. It was described as a “domestic” incident that unfolded at North Oak Park. Southeastern Police are handling the investigation with an assist from Hammond Police. Southeastern sent out an emergency message about the shooting to students last night. One…

New Chief for Causeway Police

Conrad Franz has been appointed as the new chief of the Causeway Police Department, replacing the longtime chief who resigned in July. Franz, who had been with the agency for three decades before retiring, takes over a 35-member department responsible for patrolling the 24-mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain and the Huey P. Long Bridge over…

Driver Arrested in Slidell Pedestrian Death

Yesterday at approximately 1:30 am, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on the I-10 westbound entrance ramp from US 190/Gause Blvd. in St. Tammany. The crash claimed the life of 31-year-old Chad Hart of Covington. The crash occurred as Hart was walking westbound in the middle of…

Indy Football Games Moved; Schoolboard Reviewing Contract

Tangipahoa Parish School Board members took some procedural moves Tuesday after a lighting project at Independence High Magnet School left the football field unusable for the foreseeable future. The nearly $300,000 lighting project was completed in late September; however, the football field was deemed unacceptable for use last Friday night by officials from the Louisiana…

Burn Ban in Tangi

Due to extremely dry conditions in our area, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller has instituted a State of Emergency to establish a burn ban across Tangipahoa Parish. Effective Sept. 30, Miller established the ban which prohibits burning anywhere in Tangipahoa Parish. In his official emergency declaration, Miller cited evidence that the parish is “threatened with…

History Flying into Hammond

Spectators from Hammond and the surrounding areas will want to look to the skies, as the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FIFI, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator land at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, accompanied by a P-51 Mustang, a T-6 Texan, and a PT-13 Stearman, in preparation for the Airpower History Tour. The B-29 , T-6, and Stearman were…