Slidell Man Guilty of Heroin Charges

DA Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury convicted 33 YO Anthony J. Chaney of Slidell earlier this week of two counts of Distribution of Heroin. Chaney faces from five to 40 years in prison on each count, but as a multiple offender, he could face more time. He is scheduled to be…

Slidell Hosts Flood Mitigation Meeting

The City of Slidell will host a public meeting to provide information on the City’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Program on Thursday, November 14th, at 6 p.m. in the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. The FMA grant program, funded by FEMA and managed by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, is focused on mitigating repetitive…

Tangi School Grades Go Up

With this week’s release of statewide test results School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said Tangipahoa Parish Public Schools are approximately seven points away from a “B” rating, and 23 of the district’s 33 campuses earned a “B” or better in providing academic interventions to help their struggling students grow their test scores over the previous year.…

New Terminal Open at Armstrong International

Compliments were flying as people used the new $1.3 billion terminal at Armstrong International Airport on the first full day of operations. The way the terminal looked and the wide array of dining options were highlights. Some passengers did report a few problems. A couple of people said that they were stuck on planes 20…

Covington Police Investigate Shooting

The Covington Police Department, along with the assistance of the St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, are actively working a shooting which occurred at approximately 9:30 PM, on Tuesday, November 5th, in the 900 block of North Florida Street. One person was injured during this shooting. The victim is considered to be in critical condition at…

Last Suspect Arrested in Slidell Dealership Theft

Slidell Police reported that the last suspect, Riley “Rilo” Richardson, in the Matt Bowers Chevy Dealership tire theft case had been arrested. In May of this year, Slidell Police issued an arrest warrant for 44-year-old Richardson, of Houston, for being a key player in stealing over $100,000 in wheels from Matt Bowers Chevrolet in Slidell.…

Hammond Man Dies in I-12 Crash

On Monday, November 4th, at approximately 7:21 PM, State Police Troop L responded to a serious injury crash involving one vehicle on I-12 approximately 3 miles west of LA 1077 in St. Tammany Parish.  The crash claimed the life of 60-year-old John B. Poche of Hammond. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the…

Shooting Investigated by Hammond PD

On November 4th, at around 12:05 pm, Hammond Police responded to a report of shots fired with one victim at 1203 Martin Luther King Avenue. The victim told authorities the suspects drove through the open gate of the apartments in a 4-door black sedan. A suspect in the back seat began shooting at the victim…

Drug Arrests by Ponchatoula Police

In Ponchatoula Chief Bry Layrisson reports that at 11:00pm on Monday, Street Crimes Agents initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper display of a license plate. The agents approached could smell a strong odor of Marijuana. They detained 3 of the passengers, but the fourth attempted to flee the scene and was quickly…