New Chief for Causeway Police

Conrad Franz has been appointed as the new chief of the Causeway Police Department, replacing the longtime chief who resigned in July. Franz, who had been with the agency for three decades before retiring, takes over a 35-member department responsible for patrolling the 24-mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain and the Huey P. Long Bridge over…

Driver Arrested in Slidell Pedestrian Death

Yesterday at approximately 1:30 am, Troopers from State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on the I-10 westbound entrance ramp from US 190/Gause Blvd. in St. Tammany. The crash claimed the life of 31-year-old Chad Hart of Covington. The crash occurred as Hart was walking westbound in the middle of…

Indy Football Games Moved; Schoolboard Reviewing Contract

Tangipahoa Parish School Board members took some procedural moves Tuesday after a lighting project at Independence High Magnet School left the football field unusable for the foreseeable future. The nearly $300,000 lighting project was completed in late September; however, the football field was deemed unacceptable for use last Friday night by officials from the Louisiana…

Burn Ban in Tangi

Due to extremely dry conditions in our area, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller has instituted a State of Emergency to establish a burn ban across Tangipahoa Parish. Effective Sept. 30, Miller established the ban which prohibits burning anywhere in Tangipahoa Parish. In his official emergency declaration, Miller cited evidence that the parish is “threatened with…

Lake Rewind: October 1, 2019

Today we started with Bryan Haggerty. He is running for Slidell City Court Judge in Wards 8 and 9. Find out more about Bryan in the interview below. Vinny Lobello came in to talk about his campaign for judge. Hear him explain why he thinks he is the best candidate for the job in the…

History Flying into Hammond

Spectators from Hammond and the surrounding areas will want to look to the skies, as the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FIFI, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator land at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, accompanied by a P-51 Mustang, a T-6 Texan, and a PT-13 Stearman, in preparation for the Airpower History Tour. The B-29 , T-6, and Stearman were…

Arrests Made in Local Animal Cruelty Case

Three individuals are facing animal cruelty charges in connection with an abandoned dachshund, who was found last week in a Slidell-area mobile home park with its hind legs removed. A local resident contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 25 after a local animal rescue group obtained a dog, which had appeared to…

Lake Rewind: September 30, 2019

Here’s our winning COLD LSU tickets pic…. Today we started out with a group from the St Tammany Parish Fair. Melissa, Maria and Arlene wanted to talk about this week’s schedule and what to expect this year at the fair. Hear them below. Up next we had Mike Cooper. Of course he is running for…

Drug Dealer Found Guilty of Murder

Last week a St. Tammany jury found 39 YO Joseph Laue of Slidell, guilty of second degree murder, distribution of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute and more. He faces mandatory life imprisonment when he is sentenced Oct. 9th. In August of 2015, officers in Slidell discovered that 24 YO Albert Morant had died…

STPSO Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash

At approximately 5:30pm yesterday St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of North Willie Rd. near Folsom, to investigate a motorcycle crash that has resulted in a fatality. The preliminary investigation by deputies revealed the crash occurred as the 2014 Honda Fusion was travelling north on N. Willie Rd near La Hwy…