Entergy Reports on Lines and Trees

Entergy Louisiana says you may see Entergy crews along Gatlin Road, Bankston Road, and Cedar Lane in Hammond, along a seven mile stretch of U.S. Highway 51 in Ponchatoula, and near the Tangipahoa Parish sewer treatment plant on U.S. 51. As part of the U.S. 51 projects, they’re working to acquire the environmental wetlands permits…

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Southeastern Delays Graduation

Southeastern Louisiana University says based on input from student leaders, a Summer Commencement ceremony will be scheduled for late summer 2020 for Spring and Summer graduates. Southeastern said although we are disappointed to delay this special event for our graduates, we look forward to the opportunity to celebrate their outstanding accomplishments at a time when…

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Tangi Schools to Deliver Meals

Out of respect for the Governor’s request for residents to stay at home and in an effort to provide meals to local students, the Tangipahoa Parish School System will partner with a Texas-based non-profit to provide free meals to children under the age of 18 through the duration of the COVID-19 school closure. Tangipahoa Parish…

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State Numbers of COVID Continue to Climb

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 2,305 cases reported from 2,254 state tests and 15,775 commercial tests. 83 people have now died from the Coronavirus. 676 COVID patients are in hospitals, 239 of them require ventilators. Orleans Parish has 997 cases reported and 46 deaths have occurred there. There are…

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Covington Reduces Garbage Pickup

The City of Covington says that due to both a decrease in manpower and as a precaution for drivers and the men on the back of the trucks, March 26th was the last for recycling until further notice. Beginning next week waste will be picked up on WEDNESDAYS ONLY. Next week there will be one…

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STPPS Resuming Grab and Go Meals

The St. Tammany Parish School Board says they are partnering with local businesses and “Grab and Go” meal distribution will resume next week with both daily and weekly pick up options. The daily option allows families to pick up one hot lunch and prepackaged breakfast for each child every weekday at Covington High and Slidell…

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Two Wounded in Covington Shooting

Last night at approximately 7:30 pm, the Covington Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at the intersection of N. Pierce Street and N. Columbia Street. Upon officer’s arrival, it was discovered that two people were injured in the shooting. Both were immediately transported to local hospitals for treatment. The Covington Police Department’s Criminal…

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Latest Dept of Health Numbers

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 1,795 cases reported from 2,037 state tests and 9,414 commercial tests. 65 people have now died from the Coronavirus. Orleans Parish has 827 cases reported and 37 deaths have occurred there. There are 359 cases in Jefferson and 7 deaths. East Baton Rouge has…

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State Numbers Include St Tammany Death

The Louisiana Department of Health says as of yesterday we had 1,388 cases reported from 1,852 state tests and 6,751 commercial tests. 46 people have now died from the Coronavirus. Orleans Parish has 675 cases reported and 26 deaths have occurred there. There are 293 cases in Jefferson and 6 death. East Baton Rouge has…

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Bathrooms Closed on Tammany Trace

Parish Government says the Tammany Trace remains open, however, Parish-owned and maintained public bathrooms along the Trace located at the Koop Drive, Slidell and Lacombe Trailheads, will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 25. Trace users are asked to respect social distancing, and remember dogs and motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Tammany Trace.

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Chamber Highlights New Resources

The St Tammany Chamber of Commerce is listing some resources for local businesses. They say Louisiana Economic Development has a new hotline for Louisiana businesses. You can call 225-342-4321 between 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. with questions related to the impact of the coronavirus. The SBA announced automatic deferment on existing SBA Disaster Loans through December…

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Disaster Declaration Approved

Gov. Edwards has requested a major disaster declaration for Louisiana to combat the spread of COVID-19. As the number of cases of COVID-19 grows and the state’s efforts to combat the spread of illness intensifies, Edwards said the declaration would allow the federal government to provide additional support for state and local agencies in dealing…

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Fatal Wreck on LA21

On Tuesday, March 24, shortly after 6:30 AM, Troopers from Troop L responded to a multi-vehicle, fatal crash on LA 21 North at Pools Bluff Rd. in Washington Parish.  The crash claimed the life of 47-year-old Wade J. Gilson of Odessa, TX. Troopers believe Gilson was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on LA 21…

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Causeway Not Taking Cash

The Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission has made temporary changes to cash operations of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway toll bridge in order to follow statewide mandates of social distancing to help reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The changes will be in place until April 22, 2020. Motorists who do not have an…

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