Drug Arrest at Washington Parish Fair

After a tip from a concerned citizen, a suspected drug dealer was arrested at the Washington Parish Free Fair when Washington Parish Drug Task Force detectives located a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle in one of the parking areas on the north side of the fairgrounds. The occupant of the vehicle, forty-four-year-old Kelvin Paul…

New Armstrong International to Open Nov 6

There have delays, the project went over budget and ran behind schedule, but the new Armstrong International Airport Terminal has finally set an opening of Wednesday November 6th. The first planes will start arriving at the new terminal on that date and passengers will finally get to see the new facility. All 16 commercial airlines…

State Police Respond to Fatal Crash on LA 16

On Sunday, October 20, 2019 at approximately 12:14 AM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving two vehicles on LA 16 at Horseshoe Rd. in St. Helena.  The crash has claimed the life of 40-year-old Denise Self of Amite. The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that Self was…

Slidell Police Make Arrest in Murder Case

Four Slidell teenagers are being charged with murder after shooting and killing a man early yesterday morning. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Slidell Police responded to reports of gunshots at the Slidell Housing Authority. When officers arrived, they located 33-year-old, Andre Johnson, shot to death inside of his apartment. During the investigation, Slidell Police…

Coastal Flooding Possible Today and Tomorrow

Although we are not expecting direct impacts from the weather in the Gulf, coastal flooding is possible for the area through Saturday. A potential tropical cyclone will move through the coastal waters over the next 48 hours. Strong onshore winds around the system will cause some minor coastal flooding issues for the advised area. Flooding…

Highway 16 Bridge Demo Delayed

DOTD announced yesterday that the scheduled shift for traffic using the Tangipahoa River Bridge on LA 16 east of Amite will not begin at the previously expected time. Now that bridge closure will begin on Friday, Oct. 25, and continue into March 2021. When crews close the existing bridge, traffic will be shifted onto a…

Slidell Officials Tracking Weather in the Gulf

Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer and City of Slidell officials say they are monitoring the potential tropical weather as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that the storm could develop into Tropical Storm Nestor and they have issued Tropical Storm Warnings for southern Louisiana. Cromer said the City of Slidell…

Arrest in Video Voyeurism Case

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Covington-area man after he photographed/videoed men in local restrooms. 24 YO Kyle Hanna of Covington was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for one count of Video Voyeurism after a medical professional contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office concerning Hanna taking photos/videos of men using restrooms…

STPSO Makes Arrest in Rape Case

A Covington-area man has been arrested after he raped his medically-handicapped neighbor. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted Wednesday night by family members after a mentally-handicapped Covington-area woman was lured into a neighbor’s residence and repeatedly raped. 24 YO Joshua Brown was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one…

Police Catch Slidell Kidnapper

A Slidell man is facing aggravated kidnapping charges after forcibly kidnapping his estranged girlfriend from a local motel. Last night, Slidell Police responded to a 911 call from Motel 6 at 136 Taos Street after a witness observed a man drag the motel clerk out of the motel and force her into a vehicle. The…