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Bus driver arrested for child deprivation

A bus driver for First Step Learning Lab was arrested for child deprivation by the Picayune Police Department on Tuesday, 2022 after she allegedly left a child in a van for about two hours with no air conditioning. According to a departmental release, officers with the Picayune Police Department were...

Schools dealing with crossing guard shortages in St. Tammany

SLIDELL, La. — Across the country schools are dealing with teacher shortages, but another critical role you won't find in the classroom is also in demand: crossing guards. According to St. Tammany Parish Schools, there are 34 school zones in the district that utilize crossing guards. Right now, they're...

Big plays highlight Northshore's scrimmage against Hannan

When the final whistle blew on Hannan's scrimmage at Northshore on Aug. 17, both teams walked away with things to work on and things to build on. "Defensively, I think we played well. Those guys were flying around, and we've a lot more athletic than we were last year. I thought that unit played well. It's Year 2 in the same system, so it went well," Northshore coach Bobby Sanders said.

Applications closed for Entergy bill relief

Applications were closed, as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, for Entergy bill payment assistance through United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) for residential customers in Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. According to UWSELA officials, the agency received over 17,100 applications in fewer than eight hours...

Crane Builders, LLC: The Next Generation

Ownership of the Waveland-based contractor has transferred from father to daughter without compromising quality or commitment, while keeping a sharp eye on the future. A lot has changed at Crane Builders over the past several years. Jackye, founder Jimmy Crane's daughter, has officially purchased the company from her father and has moved the office from an apartment above her father's garage to a commercial space in Magnolia Plaza on Highway 90.
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Several suspects arrested for drug violations

Several suspects were arrested for drug related violations by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department over the past few months. A case that occurred on April 29, at about 1:45 p.m., involved narcotics investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department going to a residence located at 2951 Jackson Landing Road to locate two suspects wanted by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, said Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison.
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Lady Maroon Tide lose in tight match with Pirates

The first full set game of the season was a talented matchup between the Picayune Maroon Tide and the Pass Christian Pirates. Both teams went back and forth for five sets but the Pirates got the upper hand, winning the final set 15-12. This loss puts the Lady Maroon Tide 1-3 on the season.
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A New Cookbook Celebrates Fifty Years of Popeyes

Fifty years ago, the New Orleans businessman Al Copeland opened a fried chicken stand on the side of the road in Arabi, Louisiana, called “Chicken on the Run.” He didn’t see much traffic, so he took to the kitchen to tinker with spices and rework the dishes, and a few months later, he rebranded with a secret recipe and a new name: Popeyes.

Crescent City Sports to stream pair of Week 1 football matchups

NEW ORLEANS – Two teams who played in state championship games a year ago and another that features the biggest coaching hire of the offseason will be featured in Crescent City Sports’ opening week of live streaming high school football coverage. CCS will open its 2022-23 broadcast schedule...