St Tammany School Info

St Tammany Parish Public Schools provided some details for their students over the weekend. Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, all schools will offer “Grab and Go” hot lunch and prepackaged breakfast distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on weekdays. This service will be available to all students. Meals will be “pick up” only. If your…

Parish President Mike Cooper Update

Parish President Cooper visited our studios this morning. Here he talks about meeting in Baton Rouge yesterday and what was said about the spread of the virus. He updated us what happened overnight, mainly that two more cases had been confirmed in St Tammany. St Tammany Health System released the following statement later this morning…

19 Cases in State So Far

The Louisiana Department of Health says we have 19 presumptive positive cases of the Coronavirus in the state, with 15 of those being from Orleans Parish. Currently, the risk to the general public is low. People with recent travel to China, or who have come in contact with someone who is ill, have a greater…

Local Cancellations; Schools Transition Online

Yesterday was the day when many made decisions regarding their forward path with the Coronavirus in the state. Local events were postponed or cancelled, including Chef Soiree, The Celtic Club’s St Paddy’s Day Parade and Celebration, the Camelia City Kids Fun Fest, Steam in the Park, Chamber EXPO, and more. Local and state colleges seem…

Covington Couple Arrested

On Thursday, the Covington Police Department was dispatched in reference to a child being left unattended in a vehicle. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that a six-month-old infant was left inside of a vehicle by the parents, Catelin Popiolek and Aleksander Popiolek for approximately 12 hours. It was also discovered that the two were…

Legislature Taking Proactive Steps with Coronavirus

The Louisiana State Legislature is taking precautionary steps to address the threat of COVID-19, at the state capitol during its ongoing 2020 Regular Legislative Session. Senate President Page Cortez and Speaker Clay Schexnayder are implementing protocols to protect the wellbeing of all legislators, staff, and visitors, and have agreed on a joint legislative plan to…

Peter Garcia Arrangements

Judge Peter Garcia died of heart complications on Tuesday. Garcia, who was elected to the 22nd Judicial District Court in 1996, helped launch specialty courts in the area, and was also one of the main proponents behind Safe Haven, a mental health group on the grounds of the former Southeast Louisiana Hospital. He is survived…

Info on Parish Briefing From Yesterday

Parish President Mike Cooper held a press avail yesterday to update local citizens on where we are with the Coronavirus. On hand were parish officials including Dr. Charles Preston. Preston spoke about common sense ways to protect yourself, many of which are like what you would do to stop the spread of the flu. Wash…

Arrest in Mandeville Northshore Jewish Case

Earlier this week Mandeville Police arrested 20 YO Caine Zander Brown of Jefferson. He was charged with felony counts of Criminal Damage to Property by Defacing with Graffiti and Hate Crimes. The arrest is related to the September 5th, 2018 crime where anti-Semitic symbols were spray painted on the exterior of the Northshore Jewish Congregation.…

Tangi Events On for this Weekend

TPCVB Executive Director Carla Tate says there are numerous events planned for this weekend in Tangipahoa Parish, and visitors’ safety and well-being are very important. They are working closely with parish and state officials to monitor the Coronavirus. As of now, all events will still take place as scheduled for this weekend. Their staff is…