Slidell PD Hunting Jewelry Thieves

As of yesterday, Slidell Police Department was asking for the public’s help identifying a man who they say is responsible for stealing over $10,000 worth of jewelry from a local jewelry store. On Thursday, November 7 around 4:00 p.m., an unidentified male entered RG Jewelers at 1414 Gause Boulevard, opened a jewelry case, and stole…

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Chamber Hands Out Awards

Changes are underway at the St. Tammany West Chamber but yesterday they presented awards to local businesses. The first business that have been members for 50 years were recognized and included Aubert Insurance, Dependable Glass, and St Tammany Hospital. The Go Give Award celebrates a company that encourages employee involvement in the community, by giving…

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Name Change for St Tammany West Chamber

Local Chamber officials announce there is now one chamber of commerce representing the business community of all of St. Tammany Parish. In a formal meeting of membership, there was a vote to change the name of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce to the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials say this announcement…

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Coast Guard Searches for Missing Slidell Man

The US Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing Slidell man in the water near Empire. Mark Matherne was listed by the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans as missing after a report at approximately 1:30 p.m. of a sunken vessel. Officials say Matherne’s boat was found sunk in the vicinity of Shell…

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Parish Preparing for Cold Weather

Parish President Pat Brister and the Parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness continue to be in regular contact with the National Weather Service and other agencies to monitor the potential for freezing temperatures over the next several days. Additionally, Parish Government has also been in contact with representatives from CLECO and WST power…

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First Weekend Complaints at Armstrong International

The first weekend of air travel at the new billion-dollar airport in Kenner led to some complaints. Passengers at the new Louis Armstrong International Airport reported a frustrating problem at the new north terminal. Travelers said long lines at the Transportation Security Administration screening areas left some passengers waiting an hour to get through the…

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Kidnapped Children Safely Home in Washington Parish

Authorities say the four young children kidnapped by their parents in Washington Parish are safe and the father, who returned the children, has been arrested. As of last night, the mother in the case remained on the run. Sheriff Randy Seal says Joshua and Jennifer Abelseth, who had lost custody of the kids, took their…

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Gun Recovered at Mandeville Jr. High

On Friday morning, acting on the tip from a fellow student, Mandeville Jr. High Administration and the School Resource Officer recovered a handgun from a 13-year-old white male 7th grader. The 7th grader reportedly made threatening comments directed towards the SRO. The juvenile suspect was booked and transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.…

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Indicted Robbers Face Murder Charges

A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Levi Lee, 17, of Tylertown, Miss., and Lance Rouse, 25, of Picayune, Miss., in the aggravated burglary of a Covington home last December. Lee and Rouse are accused of breaking into a home late one night in December 2018, entering the bedroom of a woman, and holding her…

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St Tammany West Chamber Expansion and Name Change

The St. Tammany West Chamber is taking steps to officially change their name to the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, pulling in members from the dissolved East St Tammany Chamber of Commerce. Their initial efforts to reach out to businesses in Slidell are underway. On Tuesday, the 2019 Treasurer and Executive Committee member David Boudreaux…

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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…

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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…

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