LaPlace man pleads guilty to $20k CARES Act loan fraud, faces up to 20 years in prisonThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
The Bizarre Disappearance of Keith Madison Jr. in 2021 from LouisianaMr BillyNewsBreak Contributor
Bookkeeper from Mandeville indicted for allegedly embezzling $446k from employerThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Lighthouse network expands, as St. John Parish opens Louisiana’s largest resilience hub for solar energy and storageThe LensNewsBreak Contributor
Back to the 16th Century: Louisiana Renaissance Festival Returns!Tina HowellNewsBreak Contributor
A Taste of Hammond: Discover the 3 Donut Shops You Need to Try
This article presents a tour of three delightful doughnut shops located in Hammond. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these yet? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Please feel free to share your comments below!
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office looking to identify robbery suspect
HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect of a simple robbery and simple battery. According to police, on November 28 around 3:45 p.m., the person suspected approached the victim outside the victim's residence, said they needed help, and pushed the victim into their residence while punching him in the face. The suspect then demanded money, which the victim surrendered an unknown amount, before grabbing the victim's cell phone and fleeing. The suspect then left in what is possibly a gold colored sedan.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire, Student Death, Robbery, and Arrest Impact Hammond, Louisiana
This week in Hammond, Louisiana, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a house fire, a student death at a university building, a robbery outside a residence, and an arrest related to a shooting at a bar. The Hammond Fire Department responded to a serious house fire on Holly Ridge Drive, with one person able to escape before their arrival. At Southeastern Louisiana University, a student died during an active incident at the biology building. A Hammond resident was punched and robbed outside his home by an unidentified suspect. Lastly, the Hammond Police arrested a suspect in a shooting at Legends bar that injured a pregnant woman and her sister.
Large Fire Breaks Out on Highway 51 Near Pine Island Subdivision in Ponchatoula
• A large fire broke out on Highway 51 near Pine Island Subdivision in Ponchatoula. • The fire started from a pile of trees cleared from about an acre of land. • Firefighters fought the blaze from the highway and the road was closed.
Southeastern Louisiana University Student Dies Following Incident at Biology Building
• A student at Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) has died after an incident at the biology building. • Campus police were on the scene of an "active incident" at the biology building.
Gonzales man killed in single-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish
LIVINGSTON - One person died Thursday morning shortly before 9:30 a.m. in a single-vehicle crash, according to state police. Pedro Hernandez, 39, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 headed east on LA 42 before he exited the road way and struck a tree. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the...
Springfield High School Hosts AVID Showcase
School administrators and teachers from New Orleans charter schools and the Livingston, East Baton Rouge, and Jackson parish school systems visited Springfield High School in November to learn about its campus-wide AVID learning initiative. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, and it is an in-school academic support program designed...
Student passes after falling from Thelma Ryan
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Southeastern informed students via SMS text of an incident regarding a student at Thelma Ryan Hall. University Police, an ambulance and the Hammond Fire Department were at the scene. The building closed for the remainder of the day and reopened today. A second alert told students...
South Louisiana School System Suggests Schools Can Hide Student Gender Identity from Parents
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. (KPEL News) - A south Louisiana school system has implemented a district-wide policy that suggests schools can hide the gender identities of students from their parents in certain situations. Parents Defending Education (PDE), a parental rights group, sought information on the Tangipahoa Parish School System's policies regarding...
Savoring the Orient: Top 3 Chinese Restaurants in Hammond
This article presents three notable Chinese restaurants located in Hammond. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Bergeron announces arrest in November shooting investigation
Hammond Police have arrested a suspect in the Legends bar shooting on November16 that left a pregnant woman and her little sister wounded, and Police Chief Edwin Bergeron, Jr. has a lot more details. Plus news of other crimes in Hammond. Hammond Police Chief Edwin Bergeron, Jr., told the Hammond...
FLOOD WATCH issued for parts of southeast Louisiana
A FLOOD WATCH takes effect at 6pm Friday evening and lasts into early Saturday morning for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, Assumption, Livingston, St. James, St. Mary and Tangipahoa parishes. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. CLICK HERE for flood safety information. A few storms on Friday night may also pose a severe weather risk. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two are the primary concerns.
PRAYER BEFORE BOARD MEETINGS
Retired educator and former board member Sandra Bailey Simmons leads the invocation before Tuesday's Tangipahoa Parish School Board meeting in Amite. This marks the first time in almost two decades that a non-cleric was able to lead the invocation prior to the start of a School Board meeting. AN17.com Photo.
Daily News Update: Weather Forecast, Homicide Investigations, and Christmas Crusade Program Deadline
Catch up on the latest news with 9News Daily AM Update. Today's headlines include a homicide investigation in Baton Rouge, a search for a murder suspect, and the deadline for the Livingston par Sheriff's Office Christmas Crusade program. Stay informed with us.
Step back in time with the Louisiana Renaissance Festival’s 16th Century adventure
HAMMOND, La. (WVUE) - The Louisiana Renaissance Festival, a unique autumn event, combines a theme park, theater, and shopping in a 16th-century setting. The festival, set in the recreated “Village of Albright,” features over 600 artisans, entertainers, and educational demonstrations, emphasizing a fun and safe educational environment. The...
Here’s a list of events happening in December at the Livingston Parish Library
LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - There are a lot of events that the entire family can enjoy at several Livingston Parish Library branches throughout December. Every week, Livingston Parish Library branches offer storytimes for babies through age 5. Storytimes help develop pre-reading skills while children and their caregivers have lots of fun! We read books, present puppet shows, sing songs, play games, and make cool crafts.
Expect delays I-12 eastbound after overturned concrete truck
LIVINGSTON — Cleanup is underway on I-12 eastbound near mile marker 30 in the Town of Livingston in Livingston Parish. It comes after a concrete truck overturned. Thankfully, officials say no injuries were reported, but the inside lane of I-12 eastbound is shut down. Crews must now clean up...
FNF Semi-Finals: Oak Grove holds off Kentwood rally for 49-28 win
Tonight in Tangipahoa Parish, a Division IV Non-Select semi-final war between (3) Oak Grove and (2) Kentwood.
Master the Art of Brazilian Waxing at The Skin Girl: Unveiling the Secrets of a Flawless Technique
🔥🔥🔥 Mark your calendars, folks! The Sun, Dec 03 · 10am - 4pm is set to sizzle with the event of the season, "Brazilian Wax Mastery: Unleashing the secrets of a Flawless Technique"!
Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge to address Southeastern's 2023 graduates on Dec. 9
HAMMOND – Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Allison H. Penzato will address Southeastern Louisiana University graduating students at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 9. She will speak at the events scheduled for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the University Center, where the university will confer nearly...