Park Development Opponents Contest Feasibility Study

Opponents of the proposal for a hotel/conference center at Fontainebleau State Park by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser are sending around their summary of the feasibility study of the project. Among the points they make, is that the park is already profitable, bringing in $1.3 million a year against expenses of $1.2 million. They say if…

Fatal Crash Claims Bogalusa Man

On Monday at about 1:30 AM, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a single vehicle on LA 16 eastbound approximately 2 miles east of LA 1073 in Washington Parish.  The crash claimed the life of 21-year-old Nathan E. Polk of Bogalusa. Troopers think the crash occurred as Polk was…

Possible Homicide in Washington Parish

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office says that on Sunday morning, January 12, a deputy responded to a complaint in the Varnado area from a mother who stated she discovered her son was missing when she woke up. A little over an hour later, deputies responded to an area off of Military Road to investigate a…

Lake Loot Q&A January 13, 2020

6:40 Q: About half the vehicles on the road have one of these. What? A: Bumper sticker Winner: No Winner! 7:10 Kids Loot Q: The average one of these will last between 28 and 30 years… A: A coin Winner: Eli Petrich from Slidell! 7:40 Q: Average worker says this 3 times a week… A:…

Mayor Buddy Bel Dies

Amite Mayor Buddy Bel died Sunday afternoon following a fall last week. The longtime civil servant was beginning the final year of his second term in office at the time of his death. A longtime Amite businessman, Bel owned and operated the Amite landmark “Cabby’s Restaurant” with his wife Claire. Bel became a Tangipahoa Parish…

Inauguration Day Across Louisiana

Today is Inauguration Day as the Governor, lawmakers, and area parish government officials take their oaths. In Tangipahoa, Parish President Robby Miller and the 10-member Tangipahoa Parish Council will be sworn in during ceremonies scheduled at 3 p.m. at the Florida Parishes Arena Event Center in Amite.  Mike Cooper will take his oath of office…

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area Closed

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area after the Pearl River flood gauge reached 16.5 feet over the weekend. The closure is an automatic benchmark set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. Included in the closure is the Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range. The Pearl River…

Arrest Made in Covington Area Murder

A 28-year-old man was arrested Friday after he stabbed and killed his father in a Covington-area neighborhood. Shortly before 6:15 a.m., St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Memphis Trace, located in the Natchez Trace Subdivision, in reference to a domestic disturbance between a father and his son. Responding deputies located…