Lake Loot Q&A January 15, 2020

6:40 Q: Money is the #1 thing couples argue about. What’s #2 and #3? A: Household Chores and the In-Laws Winner: No Winner! 7:10 Kids Loot Q: You will eat between 10,000 and 12,000 of these in your lifetime. A: Slices of bread Winner: Charlie Kingrea from Mandeville! 7:40 Q: About half of all Americans…

Bel Services on Friday

Funeral services are schedule Friday morning for former Amite Mayor Buddy Bel who died Sunday. The 74-year-old Amite native had just started the final year of his second term in office as Mayor at the time of his death. Visitation is scheduled Friday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at First United Methodist…

Abita Man Found Guilty of Rape

DA Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found 57 YO Craig Anthony Marquez, of Abita Springs, guilty of Aggravated Rape. He faces a mandatory life sentence without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension when he is sentenced March 10, 2020 before District Judge Zaunbrecher. On July 12, 2016, police encountered a…

Ponchatoula Man Scammed Elderly Citizen of Thousands of Dollars

In August 2019, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Financial and Cyber Crimes received a report of an elderly man in Amite being scammed for thousands of dollars in a home improvement scheme. Financial Crimes Detective Michael D’Amato and Louisiana Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs Investigator Christina Delgado began a joint investigation into several people cashing…

HPD Seeking Info on Suspect

The Hammond Police Department, working together with citizens in the community, was made aware of a suspect with several outstanding warrants. 19 YO Terrance Johnson, of Hammond, currently has a Possession of Stolen Property warrant through HPD, as well as two outstanding warrants through the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Appear, one of…

Lake Loot Q&A January 14, 2020

6:40 Q: It takes an average of 3 minutes and 45 seconds to do this A: Get through a drive-thru Winner: Sherlin Werner from Madisonville! 7:10 Kids Loot Q: Kids say this is the worst thing about riding in the car with a parent. What is it? A: The parent yelling at other drivers Winner:…

Inauguration of Cooper and New Parish Council

Yesterday, Michael B. Cooper was sworn in for his first term as St. Tammany Parish President, along with 14 St. Tammany Parish Council members, at the Fuhrmann Auditorium in Covington. DA Warren Montgomery served as Master of Ceremonies. The event was moved from its planned outdoor location because of inclement weather. Following his swearing in…

Flags Lowered in Memory of Bel

Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller requested that all flags be lowered this week in memory of longtime Amite Mayor Buddy Bel, who died Sunday. Bel was serving in the final year of his second term as Mayor at the time of his death. He previously served on the Amite Town Council and the Tangipahoa Parish…