Arrests Made in Local Animal Cruelty Case

Three individuals are facing animal cruelty charges in connection with an abandoned dachshund, who was found last week in a Slidell-area mobile home park with its hind legs removed. A local resident contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 25 after a local animal rescue group obtained a dog, which had appeared to…

Drug Dealer Found Guilty of Murder

Last week a St. Tammany jury found 39 YO Joseph Laue of Slidell, guilty of second degree murder, distribution of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute and more. He faces mandatory life imprisonment when he is sentenced Oct. 9th. In August of 2015, officers in Slidell discovered that 24 YO Albert Morant had died…

STPSO Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash

At approximately 5:30pm yesterday St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of North Willie Rd. near Folsom, to investigate a motorcycle crash that has resulted in a fatality. The preliminary investigation by deputies revealed the crash occurred as the 2014 Honda Fusion was travelling north on N. Willie Rd near La Hwy…

Funeral and Procession for Liberto Today

The funeral services for Mandeville Police Captain Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. will be held at the Castine Center today at 12:00 noon, and is open to the public. Visitation at the Castine Center will begin at 9:00 a.m., until funeral time.  After the funeral, a contingent of police will escort Liberto’s body to St. Lazarus…

Historic Step for Tangi Schools

On Thursday the Tangipahoa Parish School Board made history, adopting the recommendation of attorneys in the longstanding Joyce Marie Moore federal desegregation case and authorizing a jointly-filed consent agreement in the 54-year-old case. On a motion by Rose Dominguez and a second by Brett Duncan, the board endorsed the recommendation of their chief negotiation attorney…

DA Wants Strain Trial Moved

22nd Judicial DA Warren Montgomery wants to move Jack Strain’s trial on sex crime charges somewhere other than the parish where he was sheriff for 20 years. But Strain, the former St. Tammany Parish sheriff, apparently would prefer the group who will consider his guilt or innocence to be local. In a reversal of normal…

President’s Arts Awards

A group gathered at Madisonville’s Maritime Museum last night for the parish’s President’s Arts Awards. Honorees and their family and friends enjoyed food and beverages while listening the music of Ronnie Kole before the event began. Presented by St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and the parish’s Commission on Cultural Affairs, the awards and accompanying…

Deputies Shoot Lacombe Man

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies, attempting to take a man into protective custody, found themselves having to use deadly force Wednesday night. Shortly before 9 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a home on Oak Cove Drive off Fish Hatchery Road in Lacombe, to serve an order of protective custody. An Order of Protective Custody (OPC)…

Reopening of Covington Library Delayed

The reopening of the renovated Covington branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library will be backed up one month due to delays with window installation. Located on West 21st Ave., the branch is being completely renovated at an estimated cost of more than $2 million. The original plans called for new roofing, air conditioning, lighting,…