State Police Identify Mandeville Police Killer

Shortly after 2:00 pm on September 20, 2019, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Mandeville Police Department to investigate a shooting incident involving their officers. The incident took the life of a Mandeville Police Department Captain and resulted in non-life threatening injuries to a second officer. Preliminary investigation revealed that…

Mandeville Police Officers Shot; One Dead

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mandeville Police Captain, Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. Captain Liberto was a highly decorated and respected law enforcement officer, known across the entire country. Captain Liberto graduated from Brother Martin High School in 1979, and after graduation joined the United States Marine Corps. Captain Liberto…

Mandeville Seawall Meeting

The proposal to raise Mandeville’s seawall by 1 foot brought skepticism from a standing-room-only crowd at a public meeting this week. Speakers questioned the cost of the plan, its benefits and the look it would have on the city’s lakefront. Mayor Donald Villere told the audience the $2 million project could result in FEMA changing…

Slow Your Roll

Slow your roll. Mayor Mark Johnson unveiled a “Slow Your Roll” campaign this week for the City of Covington. He said when campaigning for office, constituents across the city asked if elected, what would he do about people who drive too fast and ignore stop signs. Right now he said he is politely asking motorists…

Slidell Shrimp Boat Captain Arrested

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Slidell-area man Wednesday after an altercation between two shrimp boat captains. Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, STPSO Marine units were dispatched to the area of Rigolets Pass near Geoghegan Canal in reference to an altercation between the occupants of two shrimp boats. The captain of one of…

POW/MIA Walk/Run September 20-21

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is hosting a 24-hour walk/run to honor military prisoners of war and those missing in action. Scheduled on the indoor track at Southeastern’s Pennington Student Activity Center, the POW/MIA Walk/Run begins at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and concludes Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m.  …

SOUTHEASTERN HELPS CELEBRATE TANGIPAHOA’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Southeastern Louisiana University Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, Tangipahoa Parish Government, and the Tangipahoa Convention and Visitors Bureau are sponsoring a weekend of activities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Tangipahoa Parish.      “For folks interested in an immersion into the history and culture of Tangipahoa Parish, you do not want to miss the…

Louisiana with Second Highest Female Murder Rate

According to the Violence Policy Center, Louisiana has the second-highest rate of women who were murdered by men in the country. In 2017, which is the latest year for which data is available from the FBI, 63 women killed in single victim, single offender homicide incidents, for a rate of 2.6 per 100,000. The national…

Criminal Justice at Southeastern Recognized

Southeastern Louisiana University’s online criminal justice program has earned recognition as one of the top 50 programs in the nation by thebestschools.org. Southeastern was featured as having one of the most affordable online bachelor programs in criminal justice. Southeastern earned its ranking based on academic excellence, strength of faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, range of…

Stilley Shares Deseg Info

Tangipahoa School Superintendent Melissa Stilley spoke last night about an annual review of the district’s efforts in the longstanding Joyce Marie Moore desegregation case that she described as favorable. She said negotiations were going well and district leaders remain optimistic the case was inching closer to a resolution. In a report filed by the federal…