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Driver dies in Tangipahoa Parish crash on LA 442 Saturday

LORANGER---This afternoon, shortly before 3:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 442 near River Ridge Drive in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash claimed the life of 32-year-old Matthew Bonomo of St. Bernard. The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred...
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Man accused of Covington murders attempts to escape jail

COVINGTON, La. — St. Tammany Sheriff's Office reports that the suspect who is being accused of killing a retired pastor and a church associate attempted to escape jail. Antonio Tyson, 49, is accused of killing Father Otis Young and his associate, Ruth Prats, and burning their bodies. Tyson attempted...

Pike County escapee captured in Louisiana

PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The man who escaped from a Pike County Sheriff’s Office transport van has been captured. Investigators said Javier Kidd, 19, was captured on December 1 in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. He was extradited back to Pike County and is being held in the Pike County Jail. Authorities said Kidd jumped out […]

Both victims in shocking Covington slayings identified by authorities

COVINGTON, La. - Authorities on Thursday formally identified the second victim of a shocking double homicide in Covington in which both bodies were discovered burned beyond recognition early Monday. During a news conference at the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office in Lacombe, they said the body of Ruth Prats, 73,...

Fall 2022 Final Exams Schedule

Best of luck on your final exams! The Library's schedule for final exams week is as follows:. Monday, December 5 – Thursday, December 8 7 am - 11 pm. Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11 (Commencement Weekend) Closed.

Ruston advances to first state championship game since 1998 after dominate win over Zachary, Union runs past Amite for third straight dome appearance

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Bearcats were hungry for their first state title appearance since 1998. First, Ruston had to get past defending state champs Zachary. Jerrod Baugh and his Bearcats didn’t miss a beat and clawed away at the Broncos, 37-22. Over in Farmerville, Trey Holly and the Farmers revenge tour had one more stop before they can make their third dome appearance. Union hosted defending 2A state champs Amite at Doc Elliot Stadium and took care of business and rolled past the Warriors, 28-8.

St. Tammany offers multiple giving options at Christmas

Giving to others -—including those they will never meet — is the true meaning of Christmas for many people. And in St. Tammany, there are plenty of opportunities to donate through trustworthy sources. For example, the Christmas season can be a time of great joy for families gathered...

Historic season for Lady Lions ends in first round at NCAA Tournament

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Southeastern Louisiana University volleyball team battled tough against one of the top teams in the country, but the Lady Lions saw its historic 2022 season come to a close in the NCAA National Championship Tournament, dropping their first round match to the #8 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-0 (21-25, 18-25, 14-25) Friday night at Minnesota’s Maturi Pavilion.

Hammond, December 02 High School ⚽ Game Notice

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CRIME STOPPERS: Man wanted on burglary charges

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for an alleged car burglar. Shannon Dumas Jr., 22, is wanted on three charges of simple burglary-vehicles and one count of theft of a motor vehicle. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are urged...

Southeastern hosts recognition ceremony for HLP Program

SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES HISPANIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS – Recently Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business honored 41 Hispanic high school students from Tangipahoa Parish by presenting the Certificate of Completion as part of the 2022 Hispanic Leadership Program. The HLP program provides opportunities for Hispanic youth to grow professionally, strengthens each student’s skills, and prepares them to contribute significantly to the workforce.

Southeastern announces plan to honor 2022 graduates

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will honor its summer and fall 2022 graduates with two commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., university officials announced. Scheduled in the University Center, the 10 a.m. ceremony will honor graduates in the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, and Science and Technology, while the 3 p.m. ceremony will honor the colleges of Business and Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ring distribution brings joy to graduates

Yesterday, Southeastern held its bi-annual Ring Ceremony to commemorate graduates with their very own Southeastern Ring. The event began with Dr. Joe Burns of the Communication and Media Studies Department welcoming friends and family of ring recipients and inviting everyone to have a seat. Once introductions were made, ring recipients arrived in a single file line led by Roomie the Lion, Miss Southeastern Megan Magri, and the Southeastern cheerleaders.

Holiday music in Covington to help sing in the season

Composer, conductor, trumpeter and music educator Erik Morales - chosen the 2022 Musical Artist of the Year by the St. Tammany Parish President's Arts Award committee - will lead two celebratory community concerts in the lead-up to Christmas. The first takes place Dec. 15 when Morales will lead the 65-member...