Kentwood man shot dead outside bar; suspect arrested
KENTWOOD, La. (WVUE) - One man is dead and another is behind bars following a shooting outside of a bar in Kentwood, according to the sheriff’s office. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. on Tues., May 24 at Backroad 40, located on Hwy. 1051 between Kentwood and the Village of Tangipahoa, Chief Jimmy Travis reports.
2 people in custody following chase; 1 person still on the run
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said two people have been taken into custody following a law enforcement pursuit. A third suspect remains on the run, according to TPSO. Deputies said the pursuit began in Livingston Parish and eventually entered Tangipahoa Parish on...
Former Amite bar owner killed in fishing accident
ROSELAND - The former owner of multiple bars in southeast Louisiana was killed after he went overboard in a pond while fishing Wednesday night. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Jimmy Chandler, 64, was fishing with a friend in a pond along Highway 51 when their boat tipped over. When Chandler didn't resurface, his friend called 911.
Harbor Freight plans Amite location; expects to hire 25-30 for new jobs
AMITE---Harbor Freight Tools, America’s go-to store for quality tools at the lowest prices, has announced that it will be opening a new store in Amite City, LA. The new store will be located at 706 W. Oak Lane and is expected to open this summer. An official opening date will be announced closer to opening.
Boat capsizes near Roseland leaving one dead after drowning
Chandler went under but when he failed to resurface, his friend called 911.
Suspect Arrested in Kentwood Homicide
Kentwood, La – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 25 year old John McGowan of Hammond in connection with the murder of 38 year old Marco Dillon of Kentwood. Chief Jimmy Travis says on May 24, 2023, deputies responded to reports of a shooting around 9:30 PM at Backroad 40, a bar […] The post Suspect Arrested in Kentwood Homicide appeared first on L'Observateur.
Bond set for woman that shot McComb man by snow cone stand
MCCOMB, Miss. (WLBT) - Bond for a woman accused of shooting a McComb man in broad daylight yesterday has been set. Thursday, the victim was in critical condition at UMMC, according to Captain and McComb Interim Police Chief Steve Powell. The incident is believed to have resulted from a domestic dispute.
Altercation escalates to shooting of teenage girl, Hammond man arrested
A Hammond man has been arrested following a shooting incident that left a teenage girl wounded.
Tangipahoa Parish sheriff seeking two suspects sought in 'quick change' scam
HAMMOND, La. — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office needs the public's help solving a quick change scam incident that happened in Hammond. Chief Jimmy Travis said deputies responded to Millers Mart on Club Deluxe Road on Monday after two men were accused of stealing $500 in the scheme. Travis...
Man arrested, charged with murder after shooting man outside of bar
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office announced they arrested a Hammond man in connection with the murder of a man at a bar in Kentwood on Wednesday night. Chief Jimmy Travis said that deputies responded to a shooting around 9:30 p.m. at Backroad 40, a bar...
Cops: Man shoots three siblings in Ponchatoula trailer park
A man is facing charges in Tangipahoa Parish after cops say he shot his three siblings after an argument. Police arrested 31-year-old Casey Hallford. “Preliminary investigation revealed that during a verbal altercation between the siblings…
18-year-old from Hammond indicted for first degree murder of Arkansas man
The Grand Jury for Tangipahoa Parish indicted 18-year-old Ladarrius Darnell Evans on May 19, 2023, with the charges of First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, and Obstruction of Justice according to District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux. On May 6, 2023, Evans is accused of arming himself with a...
Franklinton Class of 1956 reunion
Former students and guests gathered on Friday, May 5, as the Franklinton High School Class of 1956 met at the Sugar Shack Restaurant for a 67-year reunion. Richard Passman was in charge of the program remembering other class members deceased or not attending. The post Franklinton Class of 1956 reunion appeared first on The Bogalusa Daily News.
City of McComb institutes curfew due to recent spike in gun crimes
MCCOMB, Miss. (WLBT) - The City of McComb has instituted a youth curfew, citing a spike in gun crimes since 2022. The curfew restricts anyone under the age of 17 from public places between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. It starts Wednesday night. The restrictions include occupying streets, parks, and...
Teenager Disappears Overboard on Bahamas Cruise
Cameron Robins, an 18-year-old from Louisiana, has gone missing after falling overboard during a Bahamas cruise celebrating his graduation from University Lab High School, part of LSU. His devastated family in Hammond is requesting prayers as search crews continue their efforts. Robins' baseball coach described him as a fierce competitor on and off the field and expressed hope for his safe return.
She paused college, switched gears and now has her own consulting business
The Advocate's features staff tracked down 17 valedictorians from Louisiana high schools from the class of 2003 to see how their lives have gone since they graduated high school 20 years ago. Through the first week in June, we will publish individual profiles of the 2003 valedictorians, now approaching the age of 40.
The 8 best cafes in Hammond, according to Yelp
Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated cafes in Hammond using data from Yelp.
St. John Parish students named to Southeastern’s honor list
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has named 3,876 students to its honors list for the spring 2023 semester. The honors list is divided into three academic levels. To be named to the President’s List, students must have earned a 3.50 or better grade point average. Students on the Dean’s List have earned a 3.20 – […] The post St. John Parish students named to Southeastern’s honor list appeared first on L'Observateur.
TPW presents 33 local women with continuing education scholarships
The Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization held their 2023 Scholarship Awards Luncheon, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Oak Knoll Country Club, where 33 scholarships were awarded to deserving Tangipahoa Parish women who are pursuing higher education and advancement in the workforce. Tiffany Chavers-Edwards, 1st Vice President – Programs opened...
Registrar sends out new registration cards to redistricted voters in Tangi
AMITE---Tangipahoa Parish Registrar of Voters Andi Matheu announces that her office has completed the redistricting process for the Tangipahoa Parish Council that was approved in December 2022 as well as the precinct mergers approved in April 2023. All changes were applied on Thursday, May 25, 2023. If a registered voter...
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