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…

Judge Garcia Dies

Judge Peter Garcia died Tuesday afternoon after a brief illness. Garcia, who was elected to the Division D judgeship of the 22nd Judicial District Court in 1996, helped launch specialty courts in the area, including a drug court that allows non-violent offenders to receive support while on probation. NAMI, and other local organizations, had recognized…

LA Dept of Health Reports Case of Coronavirus in St Tammany

Late last light officials from the Louisiana Department of Health reported a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in St. Tammany Parish. The release said, “The Louisiana Department of Health reported on Tuesday evening three new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus. All three are residents of Orleans Parish. Two are hospitalized…

Hammond Drug Bust

Earlier this month the Hammond Police Narcotics Division was contacted by the Ponchatoula Police Department that they had information of a suspect dealing narcotics from his hotel room at the Super 8 Motel, located at 200 Westin Drive. The HPD Narcotics and PPD Narcotics Divisions contacted the occupant of the room, Joel Fuller, 47 years…

First Louisiana Coronavirus Case

Louisiana has its first presumptive case of COVID-19, the coronavirus. The case was reported in a Jefferson Parish resident who was hospitalized in Orleans Parish. The patient is being treated at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Residents are reminded to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze, stay home if they are…