Coastal Restoration Projects Bring Money to SE Louisiana

Coastal southeastern parishes could see significant economic benefits from the planned construction of sediment diversion projects. Those projects will generate three billion dollars in regional sales and support 4,000 new jobs according to Restore the Mississippi Delta Director Steve Cochran. The diversions are being constructed in Plaquemines but residents will see an 809 million dollar…

Officials Watching SW Gulf

Local government officials are watching the potential for tropical cyclone development in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. There is a MEDIUM (40%) chance of tropical cyclone development over the next 5 days. This system may begin to slowly develop late Thursday night over the western Gulf and then is expected to move generally northeastward and…

Tangi School Board Seeking Remedies for Indy Football Field

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has granted a certificate of completion for the lighting project at Independence High School’s football field, but the district will also seek remedies to the field damage that officials say happened on the contractor’s watch. The Board agreed to grant the certificate, a legal trigger that allows subcontractors to submit…

Slidell’s National Night Out Schedule

Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal says their 2019 National Night Out schedule has been finalized. The parties are set to kick off tonight. Traditionally, the event is held during the month of August, but due to the extreme heat, some areas have changed the date to October. The night is designed to heighten crime prevention…

Albany Police Chief Dies

Albany Police Chief Russell Hutchinson, the longest-serving police chief in Louisiana, passed away yesterday at home with his family by his side. He was 71. Last year, Hutchinson was elected to his 11th term as Albany’s police chief. Hutchinson took office one day after his 30th birthday following an election in 1978 that ended in…

Southeastern Recognizes Sutton and Roberts

Referencing the fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Michele Sutton, president and chief executive officer of North Oaks Health System and a 1984 and 1988 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University said, “Southeastern is not too small, it’s not too big, it’s just right,” as she accepted Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association’s Alumna of the…

Expect Traffic Delays in NOLA Today

New Orleans Police say commuters can expect road closures and traffic delays this morning due to the deadly collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel. Police say we will start the business week with major road closures in the downtown area as well as adjustments to public transportation service. If it is not necessary to come…

Tangi Election Results

In Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards defeated two challengers and was re-elected to his fifth term in office. Edwards, with 58 percent of the vote, defeated Cameron Crocket and Arden Wells. His new term begins in July 2020. On the Parish Council in District 2 it will be Ingraffia and Varnado in a runoff. In…

Unfinished Election Business in St Tammany

After the results from this weekend it will be a crowded slate of run-offs in St Tammany that will take place Nov. 16. Pat Brister was expecting a strong challenger in former Covington mayor Mike Cooper and she got one. They are headed to a runoff with Cooper leading in the total vote count the…