Murder Suspect Arrested in Slidell

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives, working together with members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, located and arrested a man wanted for second-degree murder on Friday afternoon. A warrant was issued last week for the arrest of Tony Smith following a grand jury indictment.  STPSO detectives have been working with their counterparts with…

STPSO Identifies Shooter from Last Week

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said a Slidell man is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday evening near Slidell. Shortly after 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Coast Boulevard in Slidell in reference to reports of gunshots being heard. A subject in what…

Election Returns: St Tammany

A record number of voters cast their ballots early in St. Tammany Parish. What would happen after the votes were counted on Election Day? Parish President Pat Brister lost to former Covington Mayor Mike Cooper, with Cooper getting at least 60% of the vote. Brister had touted her accomplishments, like highway funding and Safehaven as…

Contested Races Decided Tomorrow in St Tammany

It is Election Day tomorrow and a record number of voters have already cast their ballots in St. Tammany Parish. More than 35,000 people voted early in the general election, as compared to 26,000 in the primary. Hotly contested local races, as well as a close Governor’s race, seem to be driving the turnout. The…

Social Media Threats at HHS Magnet

Extra police officers will be on hand at Hammond High Magnet School tomorrow due to some social media posts about a school shooting. On Thursday afternoon Principal Shelly Gaydos sent out an automated call to parents to address the rumors. She said the posts have been thoroughly investigated and found to be not credible. But…

Information Sought in Big Boss Robbery

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is seeking the public’s help in gathering information regarding an armed robbery that occurred at the Big BossTruck Stop on Highway 442, just outside of Tickfaw. TPSO Deputies discovered the incident when they stopped at the truck stop to purchase fuel. Apparently three unknown masked males armed with handguns executed…

LA 59 Accident Claims Life

Yesterday morning at approximately 6:34 AM, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a serious injury crash involving one vehicle on LA 59 near LA 1088. The crash claimed the life of 63-year-old Marlene D. Williams of Bush. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Williams was driving a…

Death at Hammond City Jail

Yesterday morning at approximately 7:00 am, Correctional Officers with the Hammond City Jail during breakfast service were alerted to a possible death of an inmate in his cell. HPD Correctional Officers observed an unresponsive inmate and immediately began administering CPR. HPD Dispatch contacted Acadian Ambulance, and upon their arrival, Acadian determined that the inmate was…

Slidell Thieves Operating Across the South

Slidell Police say detectives with the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office have tied a vehicle burglary that occurred in the Slidell area earlier this year to a couple wanted for similar crimes in other states. On September 24th, deputies responded to a vehicle burglary that occurred at a Slidell-area preschool. The thieves used the victim’s stolen…