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Today, May 14, 2022 the free chlorine residual in the Cross Gates distribution system temporarily dropped below the required regulatory minimum. This was caused by a mechanical failure of one of the chlorine pumps. The defective pump has been replaced and disinfection is being restored. Howe…

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The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is expanding flexibility to accessible, evidence-based opioid treatment services in Louisiana with 24/7 services in the Northwest and Northshore regions of Louisiana.

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TICKFAW---Last night, shortly after 9:15 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on LA Hwy 1064 near Durbin Road in Tangipahoa Parish.

HAMMOND – Motorists and visitors planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, should anticipate heavy traffic on University Avenue (LA Hwy 3234) between Interstate 55 and North Oak Street. Students and their families should carpool and a…

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On May 11, 2022 at approximately 8:30 p.m., LPSO Detectives and an LPSO Dive team were notified about a possible drowning in a gravel pit/pond located off of Sims Rd.

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I woke up from this strange dream last night. I got out of bed, looked in the new mirror and saw the face of a rather interesting old guy who just turned 82. Eighty-Two? And then it dawned on me. It wasn’t a dream. When I started writing regular columns back in the year 2000, 82 seemed awful…

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Denham Springs City Marshal and President of the Louisiana City Marshals and City Constables Association Joe Shumate, Jr. announced Seventh Ward Marshal Pat Farris has been elected as the 2022 – 2023 President of the Association.

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Continuing its commitment to addressing the opioid epidemic, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) will open two new Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) in Houma and Bogalusa, bringing the overall number of Louisiana OTPs to 12. The evidence-based behavioral health treatment facilities will …

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A mother’s wailing, tormented cry over the senseless killing of her three-year-old son cut through anyone’s sense of decency. “You killed my baby” sobbed the Baton Rouge mother just last week. Her child was killed in his bed by a stray bullet in a drive by shooting.

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INDEPENDENCE—Overlay crews are now working six days a week in Tangipahoa Parish, where Parish President Robby Miller says the Phase 2022 pay-as-you-go road work is well underway.

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LORANGER---This morning, shortly after 7 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 445 near Chappepeela Road in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash claimed the life of 54-year-old Darron Brown of Madisonville.

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Oh if you could have been last Saturday night in Tiger Stadium packed with a crowd of over 102,000 fans, all to hear super country music star Garth Brooks. It couldn’t get any bigger than this. And the crowd’s greatest response, hands down, was when Brooks roamed the huge LSU stage singing: …

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On May 3, the City Council will discuss re-drawing the lines for the council districts. This is done every 10 years following the US Census. The purpose for this is to protect and promote equal population and equal representation. Failure to do so could dilute the impact of votes cast by cit…

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana National Guard has created a committee to rename its primary training center in Pineville, La., and is asking the citizens of Louisiana to participate by providing recommendations for potential names for the committee to review.

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Tangi Teen Suicide Prevention Training Program is one of the top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. This year, 100 winning causes will be chosen, giving us a better chance to win a $25K grant. We need everyone to rally behind our cause and cast your vote to he…

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PONCHATOULA—Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced today that West Hoffman Road has been reopened to vehicular traffic.

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LACOMBE---This morning, shortly after 6:45 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on U.S. Hwy 190 at Marc Drive in St. Tammany Parish. The crash claimed the life of 57-year-old Gregory Lober of Lacombe.

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Community leaders were on hand Monday to celebrate the start of construction on a 10-classroom expansion at Champ Cooper Elementary School in Robert. Officials hope to open the new wing in time for the start of the 2023-24 school year. On hand for Monday's ground breaking ceremony were Schoo…

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser kicked off Louisiana's statewide "Love the Boot" beautification day Saturday in downtown Hammond with Parish President Robby Miller, Parish Council Chair Brigette Delatte Hyde, Rep. Bill Wheat, and dozens of local business leaders and volunteers. Tangipahoa hosted fi…

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Tonight (Friday, April 22) at approximately 9 p.m., the Franklinton Police Department, in conjunction with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, conducted a swift water rescue on the Bogue Chitto river 4.5 miles north of Franklinton.

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SLIDELL---Shortly after midnight on Friday, April 22, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash on US 11 near Oak Harbor Blvd., in St. Tammany Parish.

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) recently met with Parish Presidents and officials with the Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program’s Executive Committee and the University of New Orleans’ Research and Technology Foundation to discuss ongoing restoration efforts of the Po…

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Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is back in the news, announcing that she will be a candidate for Alaska’s single congressional seat. Fifty candidates have signed up to run, but with Palin’s national statue, one would think that she would be the odds-on favorite.

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LIVINGSTON, La. – The Livingston Parish School Board is asking voters to vote on a proposition to add a half-cent sales tax to purchases made in the Albany School Tax District to pay for local school construction and improvement projects.

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FOLSOM---Shortly after 7 p.m. on April 17th, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 25 near Blackwell Lane in St. Tammany Parish. The crash claimed the life of 26-year-old Tyler Sharp of Franklinton.

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MANCHAC--- The Louisiana National Guard held their annual statewide Disaster Response Exercise (DRX) April 6-9. The LANG partnered with state and local agencies to test and strengthen a combined response between the groups in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season.

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ST. HELENA PARISH---This morning, shortly after 6:15 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 16 near Calmes Road in St. Helena Parish. The crash claimed the life of 45-year-old Grace Chandler of Amite City.

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AMITE---Friday morning, shortly before 11:30 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 1045 near LA Hwy 1046 in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash claimed the life of 26-year-old Ayanna Rogers of Greensburg.

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HAMMOND – The Department of Computer Science at Southeastern Louisiana University will close out the spring series of the Industry Connect Distinguished Lecturer Series with a lecture titled “From Southeastern to Amazon.” Guest lecturer is Software Development Engineer in the Device, Digital…

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On April 13, L36 A Warrior’s Way foundation representatives visited the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office to present a memorial wreath in honor of Lt. Warren Vallaire who died in August 2021. Lt. Vallaire, affectionally known as “Paw Paw” to his fellow officers, served for many years as a t…

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BATON ROUGE – Researchers in the Public Policy Research Lab, or PPRL, at LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs in the Manship School of Mass Communication found state residents are most worried about the economy, infrastructure and education. Confidence in the state government t…