MOUNT HERMON – On May 14, 2022, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a one vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 440, near LA Hwy 450, in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the lives of 31-year-old Pamela Brown and16-year-old Jaquan Brown of Kentwood.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The Tangipahoa Parish School Board on Tuesday night offered words of thanks and appreciation for the life and educational career of a recently deceased former Assistant Superintendent.
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.
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 …
BATON ROUGE, La. – Love the Boot Week, the largest litter removal effort in the state organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) April 18-24, served as a wake-up call for Louisiana with 280 registered cleanup and beautification events in 54 parishes. Data collected through May 4 shows a tot…
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.
Meeting in special session Tuesday night, the Hammond City Council set a vote for May 24 to consider not only adjusting the city's salary schedule, but also enacting a one-time "retention" payment for employees.
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser kicked off the 39th annual National Travel and Tourism Week with a gathering in Hammond Monday at the Tangi Tourism offices on Wardline Road.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Marine Division have recovered the body of an unidentified man who fell into a Lacombe-area canal Wednesday (April 13) morning.
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…
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…
HAMMOND—The City of Hammond has been awarded a $44,280 Traffic Safety Grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission showed that Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2022 is the 4th lowest in series history for the month of February. In addition, each of Louisiana’s nine Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’…
Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received both the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2022 budget and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial rep…
The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival reopened at 9 a.m., on Sunday after closing early on Saturday--shortly before 10 p.m.—after gunshots were reported just a couple blocks away.
GOODBEE---Shortly after 11:20 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 12 near of LA Hwy 1077 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Avery Natal of Slidell.
HOLDEN---Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on April 7, 2022, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 12 west of LA Hwy 441 in Livingston Parish. The crash claimed the life of 18-month-old Gael Pacheco of Baton Rouge and resulted in the a…
The Hammond Airshow Foundation on Wednesday presented a $15,000 check to support STEM education in our region. The funds were raised as part of the proceeds from the 2021 Airshow. Shown at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport Terminal Building for the check presentation are Hammond Mayor …
AMITE---The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) is saddened to report the deaths of two house fire victims in Amite a week after first responders made valiant efforts to rescue them.
INDEPENDENCE—School Superintendent Melissa Stilley and members of the Tangipahoa Parish School Board will be on hand Tuesday, April 5, in cooperation with town officials to announce big changes coming to the Independence schools in 2022.
The Denham Springs High School administration became aware Monday (April 4) at 1:36 p.m. of threatening words that were written in a bathroom at Denham Springs High School.
State Fire Marshal (SFM) deputies are continuing their investigations into two fires that occurred this week that claimed the lives of a Hammond man and a Kentwood man.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the U.S. 11 Bridge will reopen to vehicular traffic on Thursday, March 31, 2022 by 3 p.m.
March 23, 2022, City of Hammond, LA – On March 23, 2022, at approximately 1:10 am, the Hammond Police Department responded to a two vehicle, head-on crash at the intersection of East Thomas Street and North Chestnut Street.
HAMMOND--As the second largest employer in Tangipahoa Parish and the top large employer as selected by New Orleans CityBusiness for 2021, North Oaks Health System will host two employee recruitment events this month.
HAMMOND—To assist residents who are staying in FEMA trailers or travel trailers, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller, in partnership with two local churches, will open temporary shelters to provide these residents a place to ride out this afternoon’s approaching storm.
GROSSE TETE---Louisina State Police reports that a Hammond man has died from injuries he sustained in a crash earlier this month over the Atchafalaya Basin.
The City of Hammond is considering changes to the rules that govern where buildings are placed along some of its major streets.
“Today is a remarkable day for the future of St. Tammany Parish,” said Cooper. “The replacement and widening of the Collins Boulevard Overpass, will ease congestion along U.S. 190, provide a reliable evacuation route, and ensure that our citizens continue to have safe, efficient infrastructu…