Causeway Not Taking Cash

The Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission has made temporary changes to cash operations of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway toll bridge in order to follow statewide mandates of social distancing to help reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The changes will be in place until April 22, 2020. Motorists who do not have an…

STPSO Working Gunshot Case in Eden Isles

The St Tammany Sheriff’s Office took to social media last night to address have received numerous inquiries about a large deputy presence in the 100 block of Eden Isle subdivision. Deputies and detectives were on scene investigating what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound that has resulted in a death. Authorities said there was…

Cases Grow in St Tammany

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 1,172 cases reported from 1,634 state tests and 4,314 commercial tests. 34 people have now died from the Coronavirus. Orleans Parish has 567 cases reported and 20 deaths have occurred there. There are 252 cases in Jefferson and 5 death. East Baton Rouge has…

State Taxes Extended

Authorities announced that the deadline to pay state income taxes has been extended due to the public health emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is extending the deadline for state income taxes to July 15, 2020. This is for residents and businesses. Leaders hope this help take the pressure…

Two Men Arrested for Slidell Murder

Two men were booked into the Tammany Parish Jail on murder charges after it was discovered a man who was brought to a Mississippi hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, earlier this month, was shot in the Slidell area. On March 1, a Bay St. Louis, MS, man, Lamar Henry, was brought to a Bay St.…

State Police Address Internet Rumors

Yesterday Louisiana State Police responded to social media rumors to say they urge the public to obtain information from reliable sources and refrain from spreading misinformation. As stated by Governor Edwards, Louisiana borders and interstate systems are not being shut down as a result of COVID-19. Louisiana State Police would like to reiterate the fact…

Tangi Schools Halt Meal Program

Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley announced yesterday that due to the Governor’s latest orders to stay at home, her team will suspend the curbside “grab and go” meal program starting Tuesday, March 24. Stilley said the key issue right now was stopping the spread of the virus, and they realized that we could not…

STPSB Meal Program Suspended

Trey Folse, Superintendent St. Tammany Parish Public Schools says the school system’s “Grab and Go” meal distribution program had to be suspended. The system is looking at alternative ways to distribute food to local families, and state leaders have advised there may be state-wide meal distribution possibilities. Superintendent Folse said this was an important service…

New Numbers from Dept of Health

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of last night we had 837 cases reported from 1,385 state tests and 2113 commercial tests. 20 people have now died from the Coronavirus. Those numbers will be updated again at 9:30 this morning. Orleans Parish has 451 cases reported and 15 deaths have occurred there. There are…

Impaired Driver Causes Fatality

On Saturday, shortly before 5:30 AM, Troopers from Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Interstate 12 West near LA 1249 (Pumpkin Center Rd.) in Tangipahoa Parish.  The crash has claimed the life of 77-year-old Michael T. Jones of Jasper, MI. Troopers have determined that the crash occurred as a Mazda…