Mayor Mark’s Coffee and Conversation

In Covington Mayor Mark Johnson is hosting a Morning with Mayor Mark for Coffee & Conversation. That will be Thursday, January 16th from 9 until 10 AM at the Firehouse Event Center. For those who cannot make the morning coffee event, on Tuesday, January 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM the mayor will be on…

Northshore Community Foundation’s Dick Knight Award

The Northshore Community Foundation is proud to announce their Third Annual Dick Knight Award, in honor of the late Richard F. Knight, a founding and beloved board member. The $5,000 Award recognizes individuals for their commitment and service to the charitable, nonprofit sector in the four parish Northshore region. The awardee will receive $5,000 as…

Fatality on LA 43 in St. Helena

Yesterday, shortly after 8:30 AM, Troopers from Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a pickup truck and Tractor-Trailer on LA 43 southbound at Rohner Rd. in St. Helena Parish.  The crash claimed the life of 49-year-old Shawn McNelis of Ventress. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as McNelis…

Spicer Pleads Not Guilty

Mark Spicer Jr., accused of killing Capt. Vincent Liberto in September, has pleaded not guilty to the charges he faces. Spicer, of Covington, was charged with first-degree murder of a police officer, attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated flight, and more. Spicer is being held without bond. The incident started as a traffic…

Miller and Bel at Amite Chamber

Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller and Amite Mayor Buddy Bel will be on hand at the Amite Chamber meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Mike’s Catfish. Tickets are $12 and the price includes a buffet-style lunch. For more information, contact the Amite Chamber at (985) 748-5537.

Pelican Park Registration Open

Pelican Park’s youth sports registration is NOW OPEN through January 14th. Pelican Park’s early spring leagues are for girls’ volleyball ages 9-15 and boys’ basketball ages 13-18. Volleyball and basketball are both help your child learn to work together as a team, work on coordination, fitness and most of all they make new friends and…

Southeastern First Pitch Banquet and Alumni Game

The Southeastern Louisiana baseball program will host its annual First Pitch Banquet and Alumni Game Feb. 7-8, according to head coach Matt Riser. It will be Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., at Le Fleur De Lis Reception Hall in Ponchatoula. The event includes dinner, a cash bar, silent auction, raffle and a cash drawdown.…

Hard Rock Demo Delayed

An injunction has been issued for the developer to prevent any work to tear down the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans. Apparently, the demolition process will have to be agreed upon by all parties involved, then a judge will have to sign off. The hotel partially collapsed in October, killing three workers. Now…

Kentwood Teen Arrested for Murder

An 18-year-old Kentwood man has been charged with principal to second degree murder and other charges in connection with the Dec. 28 shooting death of a South Pike County football player at a house party in Kentwood. Kentwood Police announced Friday that 18 YO Raddarian Robbins, of Kentwood, turned himself in and has been booked…

Fatal Crash on I-12 Near Slidell

On Friday night, shortly after 8:30 PM, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving several vehicles on I-12 westbound near US 11. The crash has claimed the life of 71-year-old Beverly E. Chaignaud of Lacombe. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as the victim’s Toyota…