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Human remains found underneath Amite residence; woman arrested

AMITE, La. (WAFB) - An Amite woman is behind bars after human remains were found underneath an unoccupied home Friday (June 24). Authorities arrested Joanna Phelps, 39, and she was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail for principle to first-degree murder and failure to report the commission of certain felonies.
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Tangipahoa man wanted on domestic abuse charges, accused of throwing toxic chemicals in victim's face

ROSELAND - Tangipahoa Parish Deputies are searching for a man wanted on several domestic abuse charges. According to officials, Deputies responded to a residence in Roseland where 35-year-old James Ballard is accused of pouring acid and Clorox bleach on an unidentified victim's face, causing chemical burns. Authorities say the victim also had major bruising to her body which also included a punctured lung and busted ear drum.
ROSELAND, LA
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Woman arrested after human remains found under vacant home in Amite

AMITE - A woman was arrested after possible human remains were found buried under a vacant home in Amite, authorities said. According to the Amite Police Department, officers and deputies went to a home in the 300 block of South Third Street on Saturday with a search warrant. After seeing...
AMITE CITY, LA
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Police find human remains under home

AMITE, La. (WAFB) - An Amite resident has been arrested after human remains were found under an unoccupied home. According to Amite City Police, detectives responded to the 300 block of South Third Street, armed with a search warrant for the property. Upon entrance, detectives observed the floor was recently replaced. After uncovering the floor, they were able to recover possible human remains.
AMITE CITY, LA

Tangipahoa man wanted for throwing toxic chemicals in victim's face

ROSELAND, La. — Tangipahoa Parish Deputies are searching for a man wanted on several domestic abuse charges. Our partners at WBRZ are reporting 35-year-old James Ballard of Roseland is accused of pouring acid and Clorox bleach on an unidentified victim's face, causing chemical burns. Authorities say the victim sustained...
ROSELAND, LA
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Four days of family fun and fireworks for the Fourth of July

Old-fashioned fun is in store to celebrate America’s birthday when blankets and lawn chairs go down and fireworks go up across the north shore throughout the weekend July 1-4. The celebration of the Fourth of July across both the eastern and western ends of St. Tammany has something for...
COVINGTON, LA

Genealogist Who Helps Black Families Find Their Roots Connects the Dots About a Former Slave Who Founded a Town in Louisiana

Dr. Antoinette Harrell, a genealogist and historian who is known for helping Black families connect the dots, is at it again. This time she has helped the Vernon family from Roseland, La. to better understand the history and legacy of their family and a town called Vernon Town that was founded in the 1800s by their ancestor Robert “Free Bob” Vernon, a former slave.
ROSELAND, LA
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Judge Reverses Decision to Give Custody of Teen to Her Mom's Alleged Rapist

A judge has reversed his decision to give a father full custody of his 15-year-old daughter, whose mother says was conceived when she was raped as a minor in 2005. The child involved has been temporarily placed in the care of a guardian. The father, John Barnes, will share visitation on alternating weekends with the girl’s mother, Crysta Abelseth.
HAMMOND, LA
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Roseland man wanted for pouring acid and toilet bleach on a victim's face

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. — A Roseland man is wanted for domestic charges after he allegedly poured acid and Clorox toilet bleach on a victim's face, causing chemical burns. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is actively searching for James Ballard, Jr., 35. It was reported that on June 22, deputies responded...
ROSELAND, LA
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Covington shooting puts school on brief lockdown

COVINGTON, La. — Covington police are investigating a shooting that happened Thursday morning. The shooting prompted a brief lockdown of Pine View Middle School. According to police, the shooting was reported in the area of N. Filmore Street and W. 29th Avenue after a report of shots fired. Police...
COVINGTON, LA
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Franklinton mayor honors ‘Mayor for a Day’

Mayor Greg Route of Franklinton presented his “Mayor for a Day” on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Town Hall. Jayden Palmer, the 13-year-old son of Mary Palmer, was presented to the crowd with a key to the city, a town lapel pin, several gifts, a lavish dinner and a proclamation declaring this day in his honor.
FRANKLINTON, LA
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