Hammond pedestrian dies in Thursday night crash
HAMMOND---On June 1, 2023, at approximately 9:47 p.m., officers with the Hammond Police Department responded to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 1900 block of Southwest Railroad Avenue. The accident claimed the life of Thomas Jordan Jr., 59, of Hammond. The investigation revealed that Jordan, who was...
Two accused of setting fire at Covington Walmart
The Covington Fire Marshal's Office is searching for two people who are accused of setting a fire over the weekend at a Walmart store.
Five in Louisiana accused of defrauding relief program formally charged
Five people accused of defrauding a small business relief program were indicted on felony charges, the Louisiana Treasury reports on Monday.
Two sought in Covington Walmart fire
A fire at a busy Walmart in Covington, Louisiana damaged most of the store's merchandise and the store could be closed for more than a month. Two suspects are sought.
Tangipahoa Parish School System begins summer hours
AMITE—The Tangipahoa Parish School System reverts to summer work schedule starting Monday, June 5. Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said the tradition, which dates back many decades, calls for district employees to work extended hours Mondays through Thursdays in June and much of the month of July. The...
Escaped Murder Suspect Dies by Suicide in Tangipahoa Parish; Raises Security Concerns
A murder suspect, Curtis Tassin, died by suicide in Tangipahoa Parish after hours of negotiations with deputies. Local residents expressed their concerns over not being informed about the dangerous suspect at large in their neighborhood. They felt unsafe going outside or to their cars, believing that the authorities failed to keep them adequately informed about the situation.
Search for Stabbing Suspect in Ponchatoula Continues
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for 41-year-old Michael King from Ponchatoula, the suspect in a stabbing on C-C Road. King allegedly stabbed another man during an altercation and fled the scene. He is wanted for aggravated second-degree battery. Anyone with information on King's location should contact Crime Stoppers.
St. Tammany Council Probes Parish President Over Apartment Development
The St. Tammany Parish Council is investigating Parish President Mike Cooper over the proposed construction of an apartment complex. The council unanimously approved the investigation at Thursday night's council meeting. The 100-unit apartment complex is planned to be built in Covington. But Covington Councilman David Fitzgerald says he didn't know...
Cops looking for man in Tangi stabbing
Police are looking for help finding the man they say stabbed somebody Sunday morning in the Bedico area. “The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating 41 year old Michael King of Ponchatoula…
Former HFS pastor recovering after brother accused of shooting him
PONCHATOULA — It’s been over two weeks since Ryan Hallford, a former pastor at Holy Family Catholic Church in Port Allen and current executive director of mission integration at St. Joseph’s Academy, was shot allegedly by his brother. Since that day in late May, Hallford said he...
La. officer dies of injuries from shopping center shooting
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — A Denham Springs police officer who was critically injured in a shooting last month near I-12 died Friday afternoon in the hospital, the department said. Cpl. Shawn Kelly was shot multiple times shortly before 4:30 p.m. May 11 in the parking lot of Spring Park...
Missing 76-year-old Convington man found safe
Flattmann drove away in a Silver Toyota Sienna with a Louisiana license plate reading SQH 744.
Hungarian Settle Museum preserves history of small Livingston Parish community
The Hungarian Settlement Museum, just south of Albany, was in the spotlight in May when Alex and Royanne Kropog, who have been closely associated with the museum since its founding, were named “Champions of Tourism,” by the Livingston Parish Office of Tourism. The two were presented with the...
A Lion, officially: Southeastern to announce Barbier Wednesday
HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University baseball program ushered in a new era Monday, naming veteran coach and Louisiana native Bobby Barbier as the 18th head coach in school history. An introductory press conference is slated for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Victory Club at Strawberry Stadium. In the search for a new leader […]
Coroners can’t charge for cremation certificates, AG opinion says
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Coroners across Louisiana should not be charging funeral homes or families for the permit that is required to cremate a body, a new opinion issued by the Louisiana Attorney General’s office says. It has been a common practice for some coroner’s offices to charge...
JayDaYoungan Co-Defendant Reportedly Commits Suicide
Tommie Diamond died via self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with police.
North shore nonprofit set to purchase Chateau de Notre Dame, other elder care facilities
Mandeville-based nursing home operator CommCare is set to finalize its purchase of four of the largest Roman Catholic elderly care facilities in the New Orleans metro area, signaling the local church’s continued shift away from the business as it moves through the bankruptcy process. The deal, first announced in...
Suspect arrested for attempted murder in Ponchatoula
On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Ponchatoula Police were dispatched to the area of Canal Street in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers observed a black male lying in the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound. Further investigation revealed that during a family dispute, the victim, Bryan Wilson, (aka Shakey Head) was shot. As a result of this investigation, William Grady, Jr., was arrested and booked on one count of Attempted 2nd degree murder. This investigation is still ongoing.
Hoover Road Roundabout project takes shape; more road work planned in Tangi this week
PONCHATOULA—Motorists traveling near the intersection of North Hoover Road and Sisters Road will experience delays starting this week (June 5), as crews begin staging materials and equipment to begin the next phase of the roundabout project. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said Beverly Construction has been selected to begin...
Jeep Show This Saturday
BATON ROUGE, La. (THE LOUISIANA WEEKEND) - If you own a Jeep, grab your ducks and get ready to celebrate with other Jeep owners at the Blessing of the Jeeps & Jeep Show Benefit Jambalaya Cookoff. The event takes place Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Sidney Hutchinson Park near the fishing pond at 20255 Corbin Avenue in Walker, Louisiana. This event, sponsored in part by Livingston Tourism, is free and open to the public.
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