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One reported dead in Madisonville fire Monday
State Fire Marshal deputies are investigating a house fire in Madisonville involving one death. Around 6:45 a.m. on Monday, December 4, St. Tammany Fire District #2 was called to a report of a house fire on Hester Street in Madisonville. Upon arrival, firefighters located the body of a man inside.
Two Fatalities in Separate Tangipahoa Parish Crashes Over the Weekend
• Two separate crashes occurred in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana over the weekend, resulting in two fatalities. • The first crash involved a Go Kart with no lights being struck by a Toyota on LA Hwy 1065. The Go Kart driver, Paul Dykes, sustained severe injuries and later died in the hospital.
These covington, LA based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around covington.
Lollipop Christmas Parade to take over downtown Covington
COVINGTON, La. — A family-friendly event returns to downtown Covington for a second year. The Lollipop Christmas Parade rolls Saturday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. Thirty-five units are participating, including classic cars, dance teams, fire trucks, marching bands and more. In addition, each child in attendance will receive a...
Road Safety in Focus: Tragedy Strikes Tangipahoa Parish Amidst National Improvements
The community of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, is grappling with the aftermath of a tragic weekend that saw two fatal traffic accidents, underscoring the persistent hazards on our roads. In the first incident, 40-year-old Paul Dykes was operating a Go Kart without lights on LA Hwy 1065 near Goudeaux Road and was fatally struck by a vehicle. The second accident claimed the life of 25-year-old Datrevian Hamler, who lost control of his car on LA Hwy 1045 near Courtney Lane and collided with a culvert. These heartbreaking events highlight the critical importance of road safety and the devastating consequences of carelessness or neglect on the roadways.
Ponchatoula man wanted for rape, other charges
PONCHATOULA — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted for multiple sexual-related offenses. Officials say Damien Gaston, 40, is wanted for two counts of Video Voyeurism, one count of third-degree rape, and one count of nonconsensual disclosure of a private image.
District 6-5A will have a new look next season
St. Tammany schools will be split into two separate Class 5A districts starting in the fall of 2024, according to a finalized LHSAA district plan sent to member schools on Nov. 30. The changes didn't surprise St. Tammany schools, as principals and athletic directors have been working on the changes...
New Sheriff's Office patrol station to open in Slidell area
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will open a patrol station in the Slidell area as part of the agency’s plan to improve response times, centralize manpower and increase visibility in the community. The new District 1 patrol station will be housed in an approximately 13,000-square-foot building located...
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests Made in January 6 Breach and Death Penalty Sought in Covington Murders
Two incidents occurred in Covington, Louisiana this week. In the first incident, a father and son were arrested and charged with felony and misdemeanor counts in connection with their alleged involvement in the January 6 breach on Capitol Hill. The second incident involves the murder of a priest and a church worker, with the district attorney's office announcing their intention to seek the death penalty for the accused perpetrator.
Savor the Sweetness: Top 4 Donut Shops in Covington You Can't Miss
In this article, we explore four delightful donut shops in Covington. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Fishing Report – November 30
As conditions in Lake Pontchartrain continue to improve, there seems to be the same sentiment among anglers that the lake is starting to remind them of how it used to be before all of the spillway openings. As the Causeway continues to produce speckled trout this fall, another location that has fallen off the radar with anglers, Lemo’s Reef, has been ignited by multiple reports of anglers catching trout at the reef. Located 2 miles south of the Tchefuncte River, Lemo’s Reef is comprised mostly of artificial reef balls which can be compared to giant wiffle balls made of concrete. The structure is used by baitfish, which in turn attracts larger predator fish.
Local Traffic Alert: Davis Lane-Dunson Road Intersection Closure for Maintenance on Wednesday
PONCHATOULA—Davis Lane will be closed at its intersection with Dunson Road on Wednesday for maintenance work. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said crews will be installing a new cross drain at the intersection of Davis Lane and Dunson Road starting at 8 a.m. this Wednesday, December 6. Work is expected to be completed by 2:30 p.m., and the roadway will be closed to all thru-traffic while construction is underway.Visit here for more details.
Three sentenced in 2018 Slidell double homicide case
Three people were sentenced in connection to the 2018 deaths of Raegan Day and Dustin Hartline in Slidell.
Stirling, Kent Design Build announce groundbreaking of new corporate headquarters at River Chase
Covington, La – Stirling and Kent Design Build joined St. Tammany Corporation to announce the commencement of construction for River Chase Office II, a cutting-edge Class A office building spanning over 50,000 square feet, which will serve as the new corporate headquarters for both Stirling and Kent Design Build.
Mandeville's Finest: A Tour of 3 Must-Visit French Restaurants
This article presents three exquisite French restaurants located in Mandeville. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we encourage you to share your experiences in the comments section below:
The 24th annual Holiday of Lights kicks off in Mandeville
Despite the rain and heavy weather, Northshore residents still showed up for the first night of the Holiday of Lights. Those who attended were in for a real holiday treat. This is the official kickoff to the holiday season on the Northshore. If you were not in the holiday spirit...
Savor the Authentic Flavors: Covington's 3 Chinese Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we're exploring three exquisite Chinese restaurants located in Covington. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
4th defendant sentenced in killing of Terrytown National Guard member
Another member of the five-person crew charged with killing a Terrytown National Guard member during a robbery-gone-wrong pleaded guilty to his role in the homicide on Thursday, according to Jefferson Parish court records. Matthew Smith, 22, of Covington, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and conspiracy to commit armed robbery for the...
St. Tammany man pleads guilty to wire fraud
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. — A St. Tammany man pleaded guilty Nov. 9 for wire fraud. Clarence "Billy" Burkette, 55, admitted to illegally obtaining money from the town of Pearl River in connection with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program. FEMA provides grants for state, territorial, tribal,...
Trial preparation continues for man accused of murdering Covington priest, woman
Defense attorneys for the man accused of murdering a retired Covington priest and his caretaker in 2022 are awaiting the results of DNA testing.